Thursday, 1 January 2015

Last WMFC


Grá O'Neill Paper Learning Curve: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs

Sad news that this is the last Challenge at Waltzingmouse Fanatics. Last year left me little time for crafty challenges and I didn't get enough time to play, but enjoyed all their fabulous inspiration. I've used my favourite image and played with my mists and ProMarkers.

Grá O'Neill Paper Learning Curve: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs

Lots of sparkle and splatter!


Grá O'Neill Paper Learning Curve: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs

I loved making this vapour trail, I feel it has a cosmic look.


Challenges:
Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge #33: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
I ProMarkers Challenge #250: Anything Goes

http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.ie/2014/12/challenge-250-anything-goes.html Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog



 Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Stickles, Wink of Stella, silver gel pen, Glimmer mist Iridescent, Red, Blue, Ranger White Linen
Colouring : Promarkers/Flexmarkers
 


Hope you enjoyed your first visit of the new year and see you again soon!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!


Paper Learning Curve- Grá O'Neill: Lawn Fawn Winter Owl, Winter Gifts, Joy to the Woods, Peace Love Joy

I've not made many Christmas cards this month, but I didn't want to let December pass without sharing one. I've used Joy to the Woods (my prize from Lawnscaping Challenge), Peace Love Joy (a prize from Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week last year), Winter Owl & Winter Gifts.

Paper Learning Curve- Grá O'Neill: Lawn Fawn Winter Owl, Winter Gifts, Joy to the Woods, Peace Love Joy


A close up of the cute owl & his polka dot scarf. You can also see the lovely stitched border dies.

Paper Learning Curve- Grá O'Neill: Lawn Fawn Winter Owl, Winter Gifts, Joy to the Woods, Peace Love Joy



I love these colours for a modern Christmas card that's bright, light and cheery: lots of snowy white, a touch of grey and the deep pink and blue. Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, Stickles, sequins and a star gem to finish this relatively CAS card.


Challenges:
Craft for the Craic Mí na Nollaig Challenge: Favourite Christmas Colours
I ProMarkers Challenge #250: Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge: BINGO [Diecut, Free, Glitter]
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2014/12/mi-na-nollaig-decembers-challenge.htmlhttp://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.ie/2014/12/week-277mega-christmas-challenge.html
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.ie/2014/12/challenge-250-anything-goes.html           http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.ie/2014/12/week-277mega-christmas-challenge.html
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog



 
 
Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Winter Owl, Winter Gifts, Joy to the Woods, Peace Love Joy
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Winter Owl, Stitched hillside borders
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Luxe Tuxedo Black
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: sequins, stickles, glossy accents, wink of stella, white gel pen, star gem
Colouring: ProMarkers & Flexmarkers
Paper Learning Curve- Grá O'Neill: Promarkers & Flexmarkers


Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh. I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and lots of fun in 2015. 2014 has been a mixed year in this house; we've welcomed some fabulous new members into our family, through birth and marriage and we've lost some, that have meant the world to us. Joy and sorrow in equal measure and time is needed to adapt. I'm looking forward to the challenges and possibilities of 2015, and the memories of 2014 that make me, me! Time marches forward :)


Welcome 2015!


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Fairytale Shaker


Grá O'Neill Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After, Year Two, Home Sweet Home, Large Stitched Rectangles, Home Sweet Home, Hearts, Stitched Hillside Borders, Quinn's 123s, Cole's ABCs Lawn Cuts,  Simon Says Stamp Polka Dots Stencil, Happy die

A fairytale shaker card, fun to make and smiles all round when it's received!


Grá O'Neill Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After, Year Two, Home Sweet Home, Large Stitched Rectangles, Home Sweet Home, Hearts, Stitched Hillside Borders, Quinn's 123s, Cole's ABCs Lawn Cuts,  Simon Says Stamp Polka Dots Stencil, Happy die

 I've used lots of fun sequins and die cut hearts.

Grá O'Neill Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After, Year Two, Home Sweet Home, Large Stitched Rectangles, Home Sweet Home, Hearts, Stitched Hillside Borders, Quinn's 123s, Cole's ABCs Lawn Cuts,  Simon Says Stamp Polka Dots Stencil, Happy die

A peek inside:




Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 286: No Design Papers Allowed
Craft for the Craic November Challenge #10: Birthday
Lawnscaping Challenge #94: Count Me In

http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2014/11/novembers-challenge-10-birthday.html




Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After, Year Two, Home Sweet Home
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Home Sweet Home, Hearts, Stitched Hillside Borders, Quinn's 123s, Cole's ABCs Lawn Cuts, Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Simon Says Stamp Polka Dots Stencil, Happy die
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Luxe Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Everygreen Bough, Iced Spruce
Paper: White & silver card from stash
Highlights: white embossing powder, pearlescent embossing paste, glimmer mist, sequins, stickles, glossy accents, wink of stella
Colouring: ProMarkers & Flexmarkers

 


Another quick post as I'm spending my time getting inky! Hope you enjoyed today's card and you'll be back again.




30th Mediallion


Grá O'Neill Lawn Fawn Year Two, Quinn's Capital ABCs, Quinn's ABCs & 123s, Hero Arts/Sizzix Mediallion EF, Quinn's ABCs, Simon Says Stamp Small Folded Banners Die


Photography on the move! I love orange and blue, add in some silver & stickles and here is the result.


Grá O'Neill Lawn Fawn Year Two, Quinn's Capital ABCs, Quinn's ABCs & 123s, Hero Arts/Sizzix Mediallion EF, Quinn's ABCs, Simon Says Stamp Small Folded Banners Die

Challenges:
Craft for the Craic November Challenge #10: Birthday
Lawnscaping Challenge #94: Count Me In

http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2014/11/novembers-challenge-10-birthday.htmlhttp://lawnscaping.blogspot.ie/2014/11/lawnscaping-challenge-94-count-me-in.html



Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Year Two, Quinn's Capital ABCs, Quinn's ABCs & 123s

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts butter bar and orange soda, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Salty Ocean

Dies & Punches etc: Hero Arts/Sizzix Mediallion EF, Quinn's ABCs, Simon Says Stamp Small Folded Banners Die

Paper: White & silver card from stash

Highlights:  Stickles

Colouring: Promarkers & Flexmarkers

Just a quick post for now, hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon :)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

40 in Scrabble


Grá O'Neill Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs, Smitty's ABCs

My friend's a little number shy, so I used words instead of numbers for the age! I think this is a great sentiment for those who want to remain forever young. Two thirds of the card is stenciled & edged with Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink, the vellum is white heat embossed and a few splotches of enamel to finish. 

 
I wasn't able to locate any scrabble tiles in time for this card, so I made my own by layering card together and topping with a stamped and distressed wood veneer.

Grá O'Neill Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs, Smitty's ABCs

Challenges:

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.ie/2014/11/week-286-no-design-papers-allowed.html
http://lawnscaping.blogspot.ie/2014/11/lawnscaping-challenge-94-count-me-in.html

Craft for the Craic November Challenge #10: Birthday

http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2014/11/novembers-challenge-10-birthday.html
Can't believe I almost forgot to link up to this fun multicrafting challenge!


Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs, Smitty's ABCs
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts, Simon Says Stamp Chevron Stencil
Ink: Versamark, Memeto Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress
Paper: Kraft, vellum card & birch wood veneer from stash
Highlights: white embossing powder, white enamel

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.



Saturday, 15 November 2014

WMS Bedtime Story Sketch #8




 I've used the Waltzingmouse Bedtime Story Sketch #8 for this card to create a little snowy Christmas scene featuring the Milky Way and Northern Lights. The pine forest was built up using second generation stamping all along the curve of the stitch hillside snow drifts.


The Milky Way is white heat embossed and highlighted with distress ink to mimic the Aurora Borealis. The background is misted with glimmer mist for extra festive shine and I've used the Falling Snow Stencil from Simon Says Stamp with pearlescent embossing paste around the aperture.


I've taken a few photos at different angles at allow the shimmer and shine to be seen and finally a close up of the stamping.




Challenges:
CASology Cue Card: Festive
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: We're Seeing Stars
Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party Bedtime Story Sketch #8




http://casology.blogspot.ie/2014/11/week-121-festive.htmlSimon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog




Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Hillside Borders Lawn Cuts, Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone, Dusty Concord, Pine Needles, Everygreen Bough, Iced Spruce
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: white embossing powder, pearlescent embossing paste, glimmer mist

Hope you've enjoyed the Pajama Party and you'll come back again.
If you missed the other parts here are the links to my Pajama Party entries:
  1. WMS Scandi Tags
  2. WMS Wrap Up Warm
  3. WMS Old Pajamas

Friday, 14 November 2014

WMS Pajama Party Old Pajamas



Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees

I've made a project using my oldest Waltzingmouse Christmas set, though it's much more than just a Christmas set. This is one of the first sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps that I came across when I first started stamping. I just love it [in case you haven't guessed by my recent posts!] and keep coming back to it time and time again.

Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees

I've trimmed the trees with liquid platinum embossing powder and the stars have been coated in layers of it giving them great dimension. The edges of each of the squares are inked in silver to soften them and they are evenly positioned on a rectangle of silver mirror card. I've masked the sentiments so that I could stamp them side by side and mix up the greetings. I've round the bottom corners of the card base to mirror the rounded tree bottoms and the curved edges of the cakes in the photo inspiration.

Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees

I've used the photo inspiration from the Fusion Card Challenge for my colour choices and the three trees represent the three layers of cake. Subconsciously I incorporated the rectangle element of the sketch in the card design too.

Challenges:
CASology Cue Card Week 121: Festive
Fusion Card Challenge: Embossed Ombre Photo Inspiration or Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: We're Seeing Stars
Virginia's View Challenge: All Things Metallic
Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party: Old Pajamas

http://casology.blogspot.ie/2014/11/week-121-festive.html http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.ie/2014/11/fusion-embossed-ombre.html


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/11/virginias-view-challenge-9.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/11/virginias-view-challenge-9.html




Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Lawn Cuts
Ink: Versamark, Encore silver
Paper: White & silver card from stash
Hightlights: Liquid Platinum embossing powder

Hope you've enjoyed Part 3 and you'll come back for Part 4.
If you missed the other parts here are the links to my Pajama Party entries:
  1. WMS Scandi Tags
  2. WMS Wrap Up Warm