Thursday, 29 May 2014

Georgia's Birthday



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!

















Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Distressing Birthday Colours



Lawnscaping are exhibiting distress mania for their latest challenge and I had to join in! I've used lots of distress inks to create a cosmic background and diecut the birthday boy's name from it. The letters are stacked on lots of white diecut letters and some stars & stickles finish it off. I forgot to photograph the card before I left the house, so I've used the car as a makeshift studio and used some tips about blurring the background I read on Chelle's Creations and pinned onto my Digital Tutorials Board.


Iron Craft Season 2 is in full swing and I've been enjoying the interviews so thought I should take up the challenge. I've used Inspiration 3: Difficult Colours from Sarah. Purple came out top of the list followed by green. Peacock Feathers may not be a kelly green and it is one of my favourite colours, so I hope it still counts. When I started to think of purple I kept seeing all the constellation photos tweeted by NASA and want to recreate some sort of nebulous space for  my first birthday star (also known as my nephew!)

Allsorts Challenge Blog is celebrating their 5th birthday with a Happy Birthday Challenge! Laurence is only one, so we'll have to multiply the birthday wishes for Allsorts!

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog Wk #260: Happy Birthday
Iron Craft Challenge Week
Lawnscaping Challenges #82: Distress Mania

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.ie/2014/05/week-260-happy-5th-birthday-allsorts.htmlhttp://cutscropscreativity.com/2014/04/iron-craft-challenge-week/http://lawnscaping.blogspot.ch/2014/05/lawnscaping-challenge-distress-mania.html




Supplies  
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s, Paper Smooches Spectrum
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserve, Encore Silver,  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies/Embossing: Cole's ABCs Lawn Cuts, Spellbinders Stars
Paper: White & silver  card from stash 
Highlights: Stickles, Wink of Stella

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




Friday, 25 April 2014

Lego Awesome PS, RIC#58, CTS#73


Paper Smooches Spectrum, Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs

Two fabulous challenges have paired up together and this is my interpretation of the photo from Runway Inspired Challenge #58 and CAS(E) this Sketch #73
I've used stencilled stripes, a dimensional Lego block, washi tape, silver embossing and partial diecutting for the speech bubble. Plus a little inspiration from the Lego Movie: "Everything is awesome!" and Paper Smooches Spectrum stamp set.


My small circle punch gave up the ghost during the Lego construction, so I don't think this brick would pass quality control in the Lego factory! I like the large speech bubble so may have to invest in an all-in-one die.

Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch #58
Runway Inspired Challenge #73
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenges: Anything Goes




Supplies  
Stamps: Paper Smooches Spectrum, Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Luxe Love Letter  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Dies etc: Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts A Birdie Told Me, Simon Says Stamps Diagonal Stripes Stencil
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: silver embossing powder, washi tape

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.





Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Dancing in the Rain-bows!


Paper Smooches Spectrum

I took some time out to make this card and was inspired by Time Out Challenges: Dancing In the Rain. Such a happy dancing unicorn deserved special rainbow and gold rain!


Paper Smooches SpectrumPaper Smooches Spectrum

Lots of distress markers, washi tape and gold embossing paste to make this fun card.

Challenges:
Time Out Challenges: Dancing in the Rain.


Supplies:
TBA (Sorry dashing at the moment!)



Monday, 17 March 2014

Watercolour View #2


Paper Smooches We Totally Click, Mimi Monograms, Sentiment Sampler, Polaroid Dies, Bookmark Dies, Memory Box Prim Poppy Die

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I couldn't stop with one card for Virginia's View Watercolour Challenge and this card has two more types of watercolour techniques on it and some watercoloury patterned paper. I've used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #68 and lots of Paper Smooches stamps and dies and had a go at some inlaid die cutting.

Paper Smooches We Totally Click, Mimi Monograms, Sentiment Sampler, Polaroid Dies, Bookmark Dies, Memory Box Prim Poppy Die  

The flowers are diecut from some watercolour card which had been daubed in distress ink on my craft sheet. I misted the distress ink with glimmer mist and sprayed a little white paint on it too.

Memory Box Prim Poppy Die




The bookmark is stamped using a watercolour mixture. I applied distress inks on an acrylic block, misted and then inked my stamps with the watery liquid.

Paper Smooches We Totally Click, Bookmark DiesPaper Smooches We Totally Click, Bookmark Dies

I like the idea of including a little gift with the card, so a part of it goes on!

Challenges:

http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.ie/2014/03/march-16-22-anything-goes-wk3-challenge.htmlhttp://casethissketch.blogspot.ie/2014/03/case-this-sketch-68.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/03/virginias-view-challenge-1.html






Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches We Totally Click, Mimi Monograms, Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, Picked Raspberry, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies etc.: Paper Smooches Polaroid Dies, Bookmark Dies, Memory Box Prim Poppy Die
Paper: White & watercolour card from stash, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes
Highlights: Tattered Angels glimmer mist, twine


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!






Saturday, 15 March 2014

Watercolour View #1


Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Year Two, Quinn's ABCs

This card has been in the making for quite a while, but as usual family has to be the first priority. I'm glad to be able to join in with Virginia's first challenge as I was afraid I would miss it.

This card has been inspired by Virginia's View first challenge: Watercolouring.

http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/03/virginias-view-challenge-1.html


I've use heavy watercolour paper as I loaded the cardstock with a water wash before I introduced the distress ink colour and glimmer mist shine. While the background was drying I watercoloured my birthday fish with distress inks and gelatos mixed with water. Once the background was fully dry I heat embossed the sentiment in white and stamped the fish. Then stickles, sequins and glossy accents to finish.

Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Year Two, Quinn's ABCs


Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters In The Sea, Year Two, Quinn's ABCs
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Salty Ocean Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserve, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black
Paper: White & watercolour card from stash
Highlights: Stickles, white gel pen, sequins, glossy accents, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, gelatos


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!


Saturday, 1 March 2014

Wplus9 Week4 Stretch Paste Wednesday


Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie, Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stamp Stencil

Wplus9 wants us to stretch it and try something outside our creative norm for their Birthday Celebration Week 4.  I've decided to try a shaped card with embossing paste and embossing powder. I love this font from Wplus9, perfect for filling with stickles!  I've used Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe stencil, but it was smaller than my card base so I had to carefully reposition it to continue the stripes across the card front.

Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie, Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stamp Stencil

I let the embossing paste dry before heat embossing. I found it very difficult to tell when the embossing powder had melted and am not sure if this is a characteristic of the verdigris embossing powder or the embossing powder on the embossing paste. Another possibility of course is that it's just me! Anyhow my project was created on Wednesday in time for my craft club and Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday and Monday Challenge.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Paste
Wplus9 Birthday Challenge Week 4: Stretch It


http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/work-it-wednesday-february-2014/http://www.stampawaywithme.blogspot.ie/2014/02/spotlight-challenge-with-sarah-martina.html





Supplies
Stamps: Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Dies & Punches etc: Spellbinders Nesting Ovals, Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Stencil
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: white embossing paste, verdigris embossing powder, stickles, ribbon

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!