Thursday, 26 March 2015

Old Goat


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals stamps & dies, Mama Elephant Balloon et cetera, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

I've had a go at something a little different for me: Peel off outline stickers!  I won these in a raffle and thought they'd go well with the cupcake goat. I've used the CAS(E) this sketch #115 and a freestyle collage style for the Card Concept's cupcake challenge.


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals stamps & dies, Mama Elephant Balloon et cetera, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

This little goat was coloured for  Kathy Racoosin's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Colouring Challenge and I'm so glad he made it to a card. The goat is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, clear embossed and coloured with distress markers. The cupcake decorations are stamped in sliver & iridescent sparkle embossed.

Challenges:
CCEE Stampers CCEE1513: Lamb or Farm Animals [A goat was as close as I could get!]

http://casethissketch.blogspot.ie/2015/03/case-this-sketch-115.htmlhttp://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2015/03/the-card-concept-cupcakes.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/work-it-wednesday-march-2015/


Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals, Mama Elephant Balloon et cetera
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Farm Animals die.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Encore Silver
Paper: White card from stash
Colouring: Distress Markers- Iced Spruce, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Gathered Twigs, brushed Corduroy, Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Picket Fence. 
Highlights: wink of stella, stickles, white gel pen, white enamel, silver peel off stickers, silver thread,  glossy accents, MME enamel dots, Judikins Iridescent Sparkle & clear embossing powder.





Hope you enjoyed your visit & see you again soon.
So busy with birthdays around here I almost forgot to link to the CCEE Stampers Challenge so I've updated the post!






Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Bun in the Oven


Grá O'Neill- PAper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Plus One, Large Stitched Rectangles, Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil

I missed the deadline for linking my last card to the first Sparkle and Shine Challenge, so I'm made sure this one doesn't miss the boat! I've used Pretty Pink Posh sequins on the top half and glimmer mist on the bottom half of my card base as per the sketch. The sentiment is clear embossed so it won't run, but the distress marker block has spread out nicely at the bottom.


Grá O'Neill- PAper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Plus One, Large Stitched Rectangles, Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil

The Lawn Fawn oven was white heat embossed and coloured with distress markers as part of Kathy Racoosin's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I've liberally coated the glass portion of the oven with glossy accents and set the timer for 20:15 as my SIL's baby is due later in the year! I've kept the colours neutral as we don't know the sex of the baby, it'll be a wonderful surprise.

Challenges:


http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com.es/2015/03/lawnscaping-challenge-distress-addicts.htmlhttp://sparkleandshinechallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/03/sparkle-shine-challenge-two-sketch.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/03/virginias-view-challenge-13_1.html
Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Plus One
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White card & watercolour card from stash
Colouring: Distress Markers- Tattered Rose, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Old Paper, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac.
Highlights: wink of stella, translucent embossing paste, clear embossing powder, glimmer mist, glossy accents, black & silver gel pen, silver thread, Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum mix Sequins.


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.











Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Quilled Shamrock


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs,Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Happy die, Quilled Shamrock.


Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh! Hope you are having a wonderful Paddy's day and are revelling in the green. For this special day, I've had another go at quilling with my toothpick. This is so much fun, if there were a few more hours in the day I could spend my time quilling landscapes! It's very relaxing and simple to do.

Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs,Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Happy die, Quilled Shamrock.

This card would fit under a few of the choices for BINGO at Craft for the Craic. I chose the central column, even though I don't have any chipboard, because I wanted to make faux-chipboard. This is great for adding dimension by using any of your dies or punches to fake chipboard embellishments. I diecut the happy sentiment three times and stuck them together, you could use even more layers for chunkier chipboard. And yes I did spot the P in need of more adhesive just before it was posted, but not in time for more photos!
I wanted to keep the white spaced uncluttered as the shamrock was very detailed and also stick to the CAS(E) this Sketch. Instead of stamping on all the layers I used sequins on all the layers and positioned some of them half under the layers similar to the sketch.

Challenges:
Craft for the Craic Challenge #14: BINGO [Central Column: Sentiment, >2 Layers, Chipboard]

http://addictedtocas.blogspot.ca/2015/03/challenge-59-green.htmlhttp://casethissketch.blogspot.de/2015/03/case-this-sketch-114.html
http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2015/03/challenge-14-bingo.html
http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2015/03/challenge-14-bingo.html




Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Happy die.

Ink: Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black
Paper: White & green card from stash 
Highlights: wink of stella, quilling paper, NT birthday sequins.


Happy Paddy's Day! Hope you all get a chance to enjoy wearing the green and have fun!  See you soon.


Note:
Paddy is the diminutive form of Patrick taken from Padraig (Irish for Patrick). Pat is also used, I've even known a male Patsy but I don't know any males who use a double T in their pet name. Some Patricia's do use it along with Trish.


















Monday, 16 March 2015

Pig Day


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Polka Dot Party stencil

A birthday card for a pig mad sister. When I saw this pig I had to use it to make a card for my sister, who adores pigs. This little pig looks like he's about to take flight aided by his helium balloon. Lucky pig!

Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Polka Dot Party stencil

I've used translucent embossing paste through Simon Says Stamp Polka Dot Party stencil and everything is coloured with distress markers. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum.

Challenges:


Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Polka Dot Party stencil, Farm Animals die.

Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Stain.
Paper: White card from stash
Colouring: Distress Markers- Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry,Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade.
Highlights: wink of stella, stickles, white gel pen, translucent embossing paste, Liquid Plaitinum embossing powder, glossy accents, Doodlebug green glossy sprinkles circle gems.

Happy Birthday Sinéad!
Hope you've enjoyed you're visit and you'll stop back again soon!




Sunday, 15 March 2015

Butterfly Mums


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs, Home Sweet Home, Home Sweet Home Dies, Simon Says Stamp Happy die, Martha Steward Monarch Butterfly punch

In memory of two very special Mums, who meant the world to us. Butterflies, symbols of metamorphism, but I've used them because they're pretty! I've layered silver card, washi tape and vellum butterflies topped with pearls and twine antennae.

Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs, Home Sweet Home, Home Sweet Home Dies, Simon Says Stamp Happy die, Martha Steward Monarch Butterfly punch

I've kept a monochrome colour palette, silver diecut happy and clear embossed black sentiment on vellum.


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs, Home Sweet Home, Home Sweet Home Dies, Simon Says Stamp Happy die, Martha Steward Monarch Butterfly punch

This makes me happy!

Challenges:
Moving Along With the Times: Three In A Row- BINGO [Top Row: Die, Washi Tape, Punch]
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Things That Fly
Virginia's View Challenge #13: All Things Embossed


http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/three-in-row-bingo.html

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Bloghttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/03/virginias-view-challenge-13_1.html




Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs, Home Sweet Home
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home, Simon Says Stamp Happy die, Martha Steward Monarch Butterfly punch

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Paper: White & silver card and vellum from stash
Highlights: washi tape, clear embossing powder, twine, pearls

Happy Mothers' Day! Hope to see you again soon.



Thursday, 12 March 2015

Watercoloured Bundle of Joy


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Plus One, Home Sweet Home, Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

I love this week's CAS(E) this sketch but as my last card using it wasn't very CAS I thought I'd give it another go. Distress inks are so much fun, whether they be markers or pads! A surprise bundle of joy is on the way in our extended family later in the year, so I thought I'd spread a little cheer.
I've used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil with translucent paste for the stars and these are my dots for the Lawnscaping Challenge.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Plus One, Home Sweet Home, Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

I've embossed the images to make watercolouring easier and the sentiment for a bit of sparkle. More embossing for Virginia's View Challenge- love this technique!

Challenges:


http://casethissketch.blogspot.de/2015/03/case-this-sketch-113.htmlhttp://lawnscaping.blogspot.ie/2015/03/lawnscaping-challenge-dots-stripes.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/03/virginias-view-challenge-13_1.html




Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Plus One, Home Sweet Home
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Evergreen Bough, Black Soot.
Paper: White card from stash
Colouring: Distress Markers- Firebrick Red, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood,Evergreen Bough,Iced Spruce, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Tattered Rose, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade.
Highlights: wink of stella, translucent embossing paste, black sparkle & clear embossing powder, glossy accents, green star gems

Hope you've enjoyed you're visit and you'll stop back soon!



Monday, 9 March 2015

Embossed Flowers


Grá O'Neill-Paper Learning Curve: Altenew Painted Flowers, Wplus9 Fresh Cut Flowers, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Moroccan Stencil

With the fabulous inspiration from the Card Concept photo and design team, I wanted to create a card using flowers in the classy and elegant style. I love the Painted Flowers by Altenew and used their March Challenge From Places Abroad to design the gold geometric background on vellum taking a little inspiration from each of the photos.

Grá O'Neill-Paper Learning Curve: Altenew Painted Flowers, Wplus9 Fresh Cut Flowers, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Moroccan Stencil

I've also played along with Craft for the Craic's Bingo using the diagonals: flowers, more than two layers [five] and diecut or image, more than two layers [five] and stitching. I wasn't sure if my flowers should be classified as such or as an image, so I hedged my bets!
Virginia's View Embossing Challenge was also on my mind with the embossing paste background, platinum embossed flowers and my die also embossed the card base a little as well.

Challenges:
Altenew March Challenge: From Places Abroad [gold ceiling design, geometric pattern on glass door, flower mosaic]
The Card Concept Challenge #30: Thinking of You [Pink roses, white container/frame]

https://altenew.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/march-challenge-from-places-abroad/https://altenew.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/march-challenge-from-places-abroad/https://altenew.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/march-challenge-from-places-abroad/
http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2015/03/challenge-14-bingo.html

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2015/03/the-card-concept-30-thinking-of-you.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/03/virginias-view-challenge-13_1.html


Supplies
Stamps: Altenew Painted Flowers, Wplus9 Fresh Cut Flowers
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Moroccan Stencil

Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Pear Tart, New Sprout, Versamark
Paper: White Card & vellum from stash
Highlights: Gold embossing paste, platinum embossing powder, gold thread.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.