Thursday, 30 October 2014

Lawn Fawn Halloween


Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Home Sweet Home


Lizzy's Halloween card on the Lawn Fawn blog inspired me to try some partial die cutting and Pamela Ho has a great video for partial die cutting of masked/joined images. I stamped the bats and then my hat, cat and pumpkin using some masking and then partially die cut the images in succession before using a craft knife to create a circular aperture. More partial die cutting to extend the large stitched rectangle die, lots of distress inking and a spritz of glimmer mist for the night sky and hey presto a cute CAS Halloween card!

Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Home Sweet Home


I've been planning this card for ages but went away for the mid-term break without any craft supplies, hence my nearly missing the Lawnscaping deadline and the poor quickly taken photos. Thankfully my local craft club allowed me to make the time to get inky and sparkly! This card came together quite quickly and I love the CAS look.

In Ireland, Halloween is the biggest celebration in autumn and I've co-opted some American staples, such as pumpkins not turnips will be carved in this house. My Mum carved turnips for Jack-o-Lanterns before pumpkins were readily available and I don't recommend it, as turnips are very tough and lots of upper body strength is required! Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh!

Challenges:

Lawnscaping Challenge #92: Halloween Theme or Use The Colour Combo
Passion for ProMarkers Week #271: Add Some Sparkle
The Card Concept Challenge #22: Thank "Fall" for Halloween [Clean & Simple ]

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.se/2014/10/lawnscaping-challenge-halloween-or.htmlhttp://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2014/10/challenge-22-thank-fall.html
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.ie/2014/10/week-271add-some-sparkle.html


Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Home Sweet Home
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Stormy Sky, Seedless Preserve, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
Dies & Punches etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts, Home Sweet Home Lawn Cuts, Simon Says Stamp Happy die
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: silver gel pen, Wink of Stella, star gems, glimmer mist, Tim Holtz brushed pewter spray stain 
Colouring: ProMarker/FlexMarkers


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!




Thursday, 9 October 2014

Purrfect Birthday CAS(E)#95 MtDSTechnique VVC#8


Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Hat's Off To You, Lawn Fawn Large stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts

Masking and more and more masking, this card contains 3 types! Embossing and embossing, yes you guessed it, this card contains 2 types! I started out by masking off a rectangular section of my stencil with painter's tape and applied the embossing paste. While this was drying I created a party hat mask with post-it note tape, stamped up my images and coloured in my tabby cat. I've kept the mask with my stamp set so I can use it again. The sentiment is a combination of two sets, I masked out the word halloween with washi tape before inking in versamark, removed the tape, stamped and embossed on vellum. The birthday was then stamped and embossed. The sentiment was stamped and embossed in two stages as I didn't want to smudge the almost invisible versamark.


Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Hat's Off To You, Lawn Fawn Large stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts

This card is a refinement of my last card. I wanted to use a more subdued palette and have a go at some masking. I've used CAS(E) this sketch #95 for the layout,  kept it clean and simple for Virginia' View Challenge #8 and tried a few techniques for Make the Day Special's October Challenge.

Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch #95
Make the Day Special October Challenge: Try a technique [masking & embossing]
 
 






Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Hat's Off To You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Dies & Punches etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts, Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil
Paper: White card  & vellum from stash
Highlights: gold embossing paste, white embossing paste, glossy accents, gold gel pen, Wink of Stella, Lawn Fawn sequins
Colouring: ProMarkers Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 4, Pink Carnation, Blender.


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

CAS Patterned Paper Home


Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home Lawn

Time to pull out the papers and get piecing! I needed a quick CAS card before I visited a friend's new home, so took Lawnscaping Challenge's advice and used patterned paper. No colouring except for a little shading, just some die cutting and a little embossing. Hey presto, a sweet little card for my friend's family of four. I positioned my dies and stamps so the images' colouring made sense and would have a bit of interest. This took a little bit of time, but I had to wait for the embossing paste to dry anyway! I've one little boy bird and one little girl bird flying about as their parents keep watch.
I've kept this card Clean & Simple with lots of white space to enter Virginia's View Challenge #8 and have used Retrosketches #114 rotated 90º to enter their World Cardmaking Day Challenge. There are lots of great sketches in their Archive.

Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home Lawn


Challenges:
Lawnscaping Challenge #91: Use Patterned Paper  
Retrosketches #135: Your Choice - Retrosketches #114 
Virginia's View Challenge #8: Clean & Simple 

http://retrosketches.blogspot.ie/2014/10/retrosketches-135-happy-wcmd.htmlhttp://retrosketches.blogspot.ie/2014/05/retrosketches-114.html


Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black 
Dies & Punches etc: Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home Lawn Cuts, Wendy Vecchi Honeycomb Stencil
Paper: White card from stash, Lawn Fawn Daphne's Closet, Pink Lemonade
Highlights: white embossing paste, glossy accents
Colouring: Tim Holtz Distress Markers Old Paper, Iced Spruce, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean



Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!


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.