Monday, 29 September 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


http://cutscropscreativity.com/2014/09/coffee-lovers-bloghop-2/



I've had to make a quick card for Chaitali's Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop as I've been relaxing with my family and therefore wasn't surfing the internet so there is less than 12 hours left! Coincidentally one of my crafty friends just handed me a bunch of stuff which had this cafetiere stamp in it (my one and only coffee themed stamp) so this card was meant to be! I wanted to make her a thank you card and as I'm not a latte drinker I had to come up with a different sentiment.
I've die cut the main sentiment and placed some ivory vellum behind it, which catches the lightly beautifully. You would be able to see this, but as it was photographed in the late evening, the sunlight was only reaching the tree tops and not my card!


Hope everyone is enjoying National Coffee Lovers' Day and that you've been perked up by all the caffeinated inspiration along the hop! If you are quick there may still be time to link up and win some prizes,  if not grab a cuppa and enjoy! Thanks Chaitali for all the fun.

Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Die: Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks
Paper: Kraft card & vellum from stash
Highlights: Glossy Accents, silver gel pen
Colouring : Promarkers in my big coffee mug!!




Now I need to remove the Promarkers and fill it up with some Java.  On second thoughts I'll leave that until the morning! Have fun and see you again soon.




Thursday, 18 September 2014

WMS Blue Rocket Birthday


Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs

I really enjoyed my last crafting interlude, but was a little remiss at tiding up. Everything was stilled splayed over the table, so instead of clearing it all away I decided to use everything again with a little twist. While the embossing paste was still wet I sprinkled it with distress glitter and left it to dry by itself. I've chosen a blue colour scheme for a cooler and brighter look. I made sure to leave room for the WMS have a blast sentiment on the front of the card, but can you spot what I forgot to add in? Yes, the three dots to connect the numbers, hopefully Ruairí will not be too upset!

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs

The glitter is fab in the sunlight, but a little muted on camera. I'm not sure if this is the best way to ensure the glitter stays put, as there was some rub off. Next time I might try some glittery embossing powders.

Challenges:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stencil: Prima Finnabair Stars
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Stickles, distress glitter, white embossing paste, silver gel pen, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Gold
Colouring : Promarkers/Flexmarkers

As you can see, I now have a great excuse for not tiding up- extra crafting inspiration! I don't think I'll get away with that for long though so I'd better bite the bullet and put everything back in its own crafty space. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again soon.





Wednesday, 17 September 2014

WMS Red Rocket Birthday


Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs




I've not had a lot of crafty time over the last few months, but I wanted to celebrate Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge's first birthday. I've used one of my favourite Waltzingmouse stamps and a few of my favourite techniques to create a starry sky for the birthday rocket. I love how you can choose a face to match the birthday boy!


Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs

The star stencil was a little thicker than my other masks, so allowed a much deeper layer of embossing paste. After inking with distress inks I wiped the stars to leave them a little brighter than the background and added some splatter drop planets in red, white and gold.

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes


My main sentiment was on the inside as the rocket's countdown and the stars had taken over all of the outside! This sentiment is one of the reasons I keep coming back to the rocket stamp, time and time again.

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs

Another look at the glitter and glossy accents added to the stars and the cute little red rocket.

Challenges:
Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge #26: Birthday/Anniversary [Top Pick]
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Rock the Techniques [emboss resist]
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #224: Vehicles [Top Three]
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog

Supplies

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
Stencil: Prima Finnabair Stars
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Stickles, Wink of Stella, white embossing paste, gold gel pen, Dylusions ink spray Postbox Red, White Linen, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Gold
Colouring : Promarkers/Flexmarkers

 
Hope you enjoyed you visit and see you again soon!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Jane's Birthday Card


Hero Arts Sparkle Clear: Glam, Simon Says Stamp Happy Sentiments, Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs


Seeing as it's STAMPtember I had to stamp my own background! I've used the beautiful Hero Arts stamps [and paper flowers] that I won from Julie's Oh Well... 300 Posts GiveawayJulie has some beautiful card and project inspiration on her blog which is well worth a visit. 

This is my first time using this type of paper flower. I've used a few of the petals for a fuller look, added extra glitter, covered the brad with silver liquid pearls and topped with a half pearl I had coloured with distress ink.
The Simon Says Stamp Happy die cut was layered a few times with the top coloured layer placed off centre for a shadow effect and lots of stickles and glossy accents to finish it off. I love using staples to adhere embellishments and this card has the added bonus of one of my favourite colour combinations: pink and silver [& a little navy!] As the background is very busy my birthday sentiment was stamped on vellum and I kept the embossed banner white with some distress inking around the edges to tie the two pieces together. I tried to keep this card as CAS as possible using the same colour of distress ink & embellishments and a large white banner.

Hero Arts Sparkle Clear: Glam, Simon Says Stamp Happy Sentiments, Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs


I've used this week's CAS(E) this sketch for my card layout and A Blog Named Hero's challenge to "Spell It Out For Me" to personalise this card for a very special Jane. Hopefully Jane can use the banner as a bookmark.

Challenges:

http://ablognamedhero.blogspot.ie/2014/09/challenge-51-spell-it-out-for-me.html
http://casethissketch.blogspot.ie/2014/09/case-this-sketch-91.htmlhttp://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/


Supplies  
Stamps: Hero Arts Sparkle Clear: Glam, Simon Says Stamp Happy Sentiments, Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink  Picked Raspberry, Memento Paris Dusk, Memento Luxe Lilac Posies
Dies/Embossing: Hero Arts Medallion Embossing Folder
Paper: White card & wellum from stash 
Highlights: Prima Paper Flowers, flower brad, Stickles, Glossy Accents, half pearl, silver liquid pearls

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you soon.




Sunday, 10 August 2014

Academic Autumnal Thanks


Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves, Tag It You're It, Smitty's ABCs, Winter Gifts

More fun playing with CTS#78 and Make the Day Special's Colour Scheme B: carrot colours. With the new academic year approaching I thought I'd better tackle some thank you cards and nothing means back to school like stomping through leaves on your way there! I've distressed my embossing paste, card and label with Antique Linen Distress Ink and coloured the leaves with lots of messy distress inks (I'm still cleaning my hands!) and a spritz of glimmer mist which I've also used as the splatters from the sketch.


Challenges:
CAS(E) this sketch #78
Lawnscaping Challenge #87: Back to School Themed Project [Honorable Gnome] 
Make the Day Special August Colour Challenge: Colour Scheme B [Runner Up]
 

http://makethedayspecialcards.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenges.htmlhttp://casethissketch.blogspot.ie/2014/07/case-this-sketch-87.htmlhttp://lawnscaping.blogspot.se/2014/08/lawnscaping-challenge-back-to-school.html



Supplies  
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts, Smitty's ABCs
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Barn Door, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles,  Peacock Feathers Seedless Preserve,  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies/Embossing: Lawn Fawn Tag It You're It Lawn Cuts, Stitched Leaves, Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe Mask
Paper: White card from stash 
Highlights: Glimmer Mist, Glossy Accents, twine, embossing pate

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you soon.



Friday, 8 August 2014

August Challenges


Mama Elephant Up and Away, Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals, Simon Says Stamp Happy Sentiments, Fresh Squeezed Stamps On Trend

A spot of watercolouring using Memento Luxe inks for the monkey and balloons and for the background colourwash over the masked clouds. The leafy stamped panel with a nod to Orla Kiely is something I've wanted to do for ages but am only getting round to it now. I bought the stamp set ages ago just to do this but never got round to it. Originally I thought my tag would go on the balloon strings but the proportions weren't right so I popped it directly on to one of the balloons. Lastly lots of Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

Mama Elephant Up and Away, Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals, Simon Says Stamp Happy Sentiments, Fresh Squeezed Stamps On Trend


Challenges:
CAS(E) this sketch #87 with a Tag 
Craft for the Craic August Challenge #7: A Craft Item You Have Never Used Before
Mama Elephant and Me August Challenge: Watercolouring + Birthdays


http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2014/08/august-challenge-7-craft-item-you-have.htmlhttp://www.mamaelephantandme.blogspot.ie/2014/08/august-challenge.html


Supplies  
Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away, Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Simon Says Stamp Happy Sentiments, Fresh Squeezed Stamps On Trend
Ink: Memento Luxe Morocco, Pistachio, Pear Tart, Teal Zeal,  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies/Embossing: Memory Box Puffy Clouds
Paper: White  card from stash 
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, black gel pen

Hope you enjoyed your visit and catch you next time I get some crafting time!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Georgia's Birthday


Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes & Heroines, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs, Quinn's 123s

A quick post to join in with Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge #18. I've used embossing, stickles, star gems, layers and textured card to add texture to my card.  The link is about to close so I'll have to finish this post later after I've completed the after school swimming!