Friday, 31 August 2012

Chevron Butterflies

I've finally weakened! MFT had a sale a few weeks ago and I decided to jump on the chevron wagon! I wanted to get the hexagon dies too but they were sold out in the first day of the sale! Today I went to the first day of the Paperific Expo and found one store with the MFT hexagon die (there was about 6 on display). I didn't wait long before I purchased it along with a Martha Stewart scoreboard from another store. Later, when I went back a few hours later, both the hexagon dies and scoreboard were sold out!! I had a great time at the Expo! Got some new 6x6 pads, dies, stamps and tools - so I can't wait to experiment. I feel a hexagon card brewing.... BTW, I won't be jumping on the Neon train :) - just not me!! Anyway, I've used Basic Grey, My Minds Eyes and Hero Arts in this card and will be submitting it to both the Basic Grey and Simon Says Stamp challenges. The butterfly stamp is repeated, so it is also submitted to Moxie Fab World Repetition challenge. Thanks for dropping by!


Challenges:
Basic Grey UK - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Moxie Fab World - Repetition Challenge
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Via Vellum Kraft, Neenah Solar White
Paper - Basic Grey Little Black Dress and MME Indie Chic Saffron
Stamps - Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies, Hero Arts Many Sentiments
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Others - Twine from the twinery, white gel pen, MFT Die-Namics Chevron die

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Father's Day Card

I nearly forgot about Father's Day this Sunday. I have quite a few birthdays in the next two months and wanted to make sure I have made enough cards!. When deciding on colours for this card, I went straight to BG Little Black Dress - the patterns are just perfect for a man. I have more male birthday cards to make for September, so you will see variations of the same colours! I also wanted to use the opportunity to use my new Hero Arts envelope liner stamp purchased when it was discounted two weeks ago. Love this stamp (it has been on my wishlist for a while now) and love it even more that I got it when it was on special! Thanks for dropping by!


Challenges:
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 256
Basic Grey UK -  Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Banners and Flags
Moxie Fab World - Focal Point
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Via Vellum Kraft, Neenah Black
Paper - Basic Grey Little Black Dress
Stamp - HA Envelope Liner, Kaisercraft Sentiments
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Others - MFT DieNamic Layered Tag

Monday, 27 August 2012

Retro 60

Hi and back again with another card I made for a 60th birthday. I wanted to use the Retro sketch from this week's challenge and combined it with a Parisian theme. I found the perfect tag in Kaisercraft's Bonjour 6x6 pad! It was really easy to put together once I decided on which paper and ribbon to use. I'm also submitting this card to Moxie Fab World Asymmetry challenge. Thanks for dropping by!



Challenges:
Moxie Fab World - Asymmetry Challenge
Retro Sketch - RS#26
52 Pick Up - Week 35 RS#26 sketch
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Via Vellum Kraft, Neenah Natural White
Paper - Kaisercraft Bonjour
Others - MFT Die-Namics Numbers Die, Ribbon from Simon Say Stamp Card Kit, Kaisercraft rhinestones

Baby Girl Card

Back with a quick and simple baby card. The tag was cut with a MFT Die-Namics tag label, the rest came together very easily! Thanks for dropping by!


Challenges:
Basic Grey - Anything Goes 
Hero arts August - CAS challenge
Moxie Fab World - Asymmetry Challenge
Ingredients:
Card -  Neenah Classic Solar White
Paper - Basic Grey Paper Cottage
Stamps - Hero Arts Four Flowers
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Others - MFT Die-Namics Tag, Kaisercraft Pearl, Twine from The Twinery

Phillip Lim Butterflies

Well I can never seem to pass up a Runway inspired challenge. My card is below and the inspiration design by Phillip Lim is below that. I've used the Hero Arts August sketch and colours from the design. I'm also submitting this card to Moxie Fab World repetition challenge. Thanks for dropping by!



Challenges:
Hero Arts - August Sketch
Moxie Fab World - Repetition Challenge
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Neenah Natural White, Neenah Black
Paper - My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron
Stamps - Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies, Hero Arts Many Sentiments
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Others - MFT DieNamics Layered Labels, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Washi tape, white gel pen


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Minty Flower

Back to making more cards this weekend after being away in Sydney last week. I have used the second Hero Arts August sketch with The Minty Fresh challenge from Moxie Fab World. I'm also submitting this card for A Blog Named Hero Krafty Crafter challenge and Basic Grey's current challenge. Thanks for everyone's comments on my last post - very encouraging! Please stay tuned as I have more posts this week.




Challenges:
Moxie Fab World - Fresh Minty Challenge
A Blog Named Hero - The Krafty Crafter
Hero Arts - August Sketch 
Basic Grey - Anything Goes
Ingredients:
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Solar White, Via Vellum Kraft
Paper: Basic Grey Paper Cottage
Stamp: Hero Arts Four Flowers, Many Sentiments
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Others: Kaisercraft Blossom, Pink Paislee ribbon,white gel pen

Sunday, 19 August 2012

First Publication!

I was so excited after a weekend away in Sydney to find that a magazine had arrived on Friday. On page 89 of the Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft magazine (18/8) is a card by yours truly (top left). This card was made with my favourite Hero Arts Stamp (Antique Flowers and Butterflies) and papers from My Mind's Eyes (Lost and Found 2). This was submitted a few months ago and was accepted for publication. Yay! My first publication!!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Carlos Miele Inspired

I'm glad I got to play with Runway Inspired Challenge #17 this week. I wanted to combine with some sketch challenges but couldn't get my head around them. So I ditched the sketches and went with what came naturally. Happy with the result in the end. As I used Hero Arts stamps, I think it is CAS enough (lots of white space) for the August challenge. The Carlos Miele Resort inspiration from RIC#17 is below. I'm going to go to Sydney this weekend and will not post again until next week, thanks for dropping by!




Challenges:
Runway Inspired Challenge - RIC#17 Carlos Miele
Hero Arts August Challenge - CAS card
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Neenah Classic, Tim Holtz Kraft Core
Paper - Page from an old book
Stamps - HA Antique Flowers and Butterflies, HA Frame with scrolls
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black, Distress markers
Others - Hero Hues Dots



Sunday, 12 August 2012

Daisies on Black

Wow, got two challenge cards done in one weekend. A bit of a juggle with the busy weekend of catching up with friends. This card is a CAS card for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger using typewriter letters on colourful daisies with a coating of glossy accent on the letters. A CAS card for Hero Arts August challenge and CAS-ual Friday's square card challenge. Here it is!



Challenges:
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger Type Hype
CAS-ual Friday - CFC65 Square Cards
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Solar White
Paper - Basic Grey Paper Cottage, Basic Grey Serendipity
Stamp - Hero Arts Typewriter letters CL492
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Die - MFT Upsy Daisy
Others - Glossy Accents

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Basic Card Sketch 8.6.12

Back with another quick card using the Basic Grey sketch challenge. I've still got plenty of BG Paper Cottage collection - love it. There's still time to enter my fourth card to the A Blog Named Hero Freestyle Challenge! So here it is!




Challenge:
Basic Grey - Sketch Challenge
A Blog Named Hero - Challenge #9Freestyle
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Via Vellum Kraft, Neenah Classic Solar White
Paper - Basic Grey Paper Cottage
Stamp - Hero Arts Many Sentiments CL272
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black, TH Distress Tea Dye
Others - Washi tape, ribbon, Nestabilities Scallop die, Kaisercraft Blooms

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Pink Blooms

I'm making this card for my niece's Confirmation in over a week's time. I wanted something in pink and lots of flowers. I've been inspired by Kristina Werner's card to use a flower punch on pink vellum. I've based the card on this month's Hero Arts sketch. It didn't take me that long to punch out all the flowers whilst watching TV, it was fun sticking down all the flowers! I would definitely try and do this again! Thanks for dropping by - hope my niece likes the card!




Challenges: 
Hero Arts - August Sketches
A Blog Named Hero - Freestyle
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Via Vellum Kraft, Neenah Classic Solar White
Paper - Patterned Vellum
Stamps - Hero Arts Four Flowers CG290, Hero Arts Birthday Frames CL528
Ink - HA Bubblegum
Others - SSS Flower punch (April Kit), Kaisercraft rhinestones

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Cottage Butterflies

A quick card tonight using Retro Sketch #23 with Basic Grey Paper Cottage (Again! Yes, I love this collection!). The sketch is very simple. I'm also submitting this for A Blog Named Hero Freestyle challenge and Hero Arts CAS card challenge. Thanks for dropping by!


Challenges:
Retro Sketches - RS#23
A Blog Named Hero - Freestyle
Hero Arts - CAS card
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Solar White, Canson Colourline Black
Paper - Basic Grey Paper Cottage
Stamps- Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies, Hero Arts Sentiments
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Others - Kaisercraft rhinestones, Washi tape





Sunday, 5 August 2012

MFT Guest DT Challenge

It's rare that I make two cards for the one challenge. This one is an exception as there is a $200 prize attached and the challenge has been running for a few weeks. I wanted to get another card in before it closes tomorrow. I wanted this to be a bit different to the last one I submitted. I used a kraft background this time with Basic Grey Paper Cottage. I'm also submitting this card to the current CASE Study Your Signature Style challenge - love patterned papers and paper piecing with lots of layers and a pretty ribbon! Hope you like it!



Challenges:
My Favourite Things - MFT Guest DT August challenge
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Via Vellum Kraft
Paper - Basic Grey Paper Cottage
Stamp - MFT Just My Type
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Dies - MFT DieNamics Layered Label, MFT DieNamics Upsy Daisy
Others - Kaisercraft rhinestones

HA Scramble

Another quick card made from the Hero Arts 90 minute scramble this morning. It was hard getting up at 5am! The scramble task was set by Emily Leiphart and we had to combine two different sets of sentiments to come up with our own. It was a mad scramble to get all my HA sentiments out (I don't have many to choose from). I picked CL272 (HAPPY ANNIVERSARY) with CL 350 (Just Saying Hello) to make up Just Saying HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. I had something ink smudging issues (something about white - I always manage to dirty a white shirt whenever I wear one!!) Anyway it was all done with 2 minutes to spare and I managed to go back to bed!! I chose the colours blue and green for this week's challenge at Less is More. As I used HA stamps, I'm also entering this to ABNH Freestyle challenge.  I added glossy accents to the flowers after the scramble to give them a bit of a lift and to hide my glossy accents smudges!!  Pop back later as I managed to make another card today.



Challenges:
Hero Arts August - CAS card 
Less is More - Blue and Green
A Blog Named Hero - Challenge #9 Freestyle
Ingredients:
Cardstock - Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
Stamp - HA Ancient Flowers and Butterflies, HA Sentiments CL272 and CL350, HA Lattice background 
Inks - HA Wet Cement, Ranger Archival Jet Black, Distress Markers
Others - Hero Arts Hues Dots, Glossy accents


Friday, 3 August 2012

A Special Day

Back again with another one quick card for a little girl's birthday this weekend. I was inspired to try Kristina Werner's colour palette (and her beautiful cat, Mannie) and also the current Retro sketch challenge before it closes in a few hours time! I wanted to keep the card black and white with some splashes of colour. I apologise for the photo - taken in the middle of the night. Thank you for dropping by - love all the comments left on my previous blogs!




Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Inspiration Kitty
Retro Sketches - Sketch #22
A Blog Named Hero - Freestyle
Ingredients:
Card - Neenah Solar White
Paper - Basic Grey Paper Cottage
Stamp - Hero Arts CL528
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Other - Twine from The Twinery, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Balloon punch

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