Thursday, 30 August 2012

CFC67 - Flags, banners and more besides

It's been a long time in-between crafting, for sure, so it was so good to get back to it! I've been playing with the new Stampin Up In-colours and the best way to get inspired, imho, is to join challenges.  CAS-ual Fridays did not disappoint and here I am with my entry to challenge  #67 - Flags & Banners.

All products are from Stampin Up
cardstock: Silver Glimmer (vase), Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green
stamps: En Francais background, Fabulous Phrases
punches: small heart, Ornament

I love using the Ornament punch and turning it into a vase; the Glimmer paper sets it off, methinks.

This is very much inspired by Lorena's cute and clever, I thought.
Here are the other cards I made, while inspired. 

 Welcome back me! :-)

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Sunday, 19 February 2012

PDCC119 - Thank you card

Anita Hiess ran a Twitter competition on Valentine's day.  I didn't really win the competition and yet Anita, kindly and generously, sent me her book Manhattan Dreaming anyway; autographed with personal dedication at that.  Super awesome.

The least I could do was create a handmade thank you card.  I got my colour inspiration from The Play Date Cafe Challenge 119 - black, white, hot pink; it also fits in perfectly with Scrapbook Boutique's February challenge so I'm entering it there, too.  Here's my card:

Stamps: SU Vintage Vogue, Tiny Tags
Inks: Basic Black, Melon Mambo

As this card would be posted, I kept it fairly flat.  I did layer the big flower though that didn't show very well on the photograph, even enlarged.  I also attached the button using twine, paying homage to the twine theme over at PDCC (hey, I'll take inspiration where I can) :-)

It's a very simple layout; one I seem to do a lot!  I probably need more inspiration. haha.

cheers all.

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Sunday, 12 February 2012

LIM_054 - CAS OLW Valentine's

I've made a valentine's card AND submitting to both LIM Challenge 54 (stripes) and OLW 78 (circles).

3 "stripes" have been embossed on;  very subtle, I know!  I had to a closeup photo to show 'em.

Circles are more obvious: punched out and the dots on the DSP.  The hole is actually Susan's idea and I quote:

you CAN punch/die-cut a circle out of the front of your card. That's not adding a layer. 

So punch I did! and it's still one layer.

I sponged around the hole on my first attempt and it just looked 'dirty'.  I'm sticking to the simplicity of this one.  For good measure, I added a little bow - Stampin Up's Baja Breeze seam binding to match the sentiment; gotta love SU coordination. :)

Hubby will love this one.  He better!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

LIM_053 - Birthday Card

It's been a while since I last joined a Simply Less is More Challenge.  Since I had to make a birthday card for my hubby, I thought I'd scour the net for inspiration.  LIM Challenge 53 is perfect - aqua is one of my favourite colours and would pass for a masculine card.

As an aside, Happy Birthday to LIM, too. woohoo.

Here's the card:

Stampin up products used.

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Stamps: A to Z, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punch: Full Heart
Embossing folder: Square Lattice
Others: Cherry Cobbler Baker's twine

This sketch is practically the same as LIM Challenge 52 which I almost did but ran out of time (haha).  The strip of aqua card was embossed and then more aqua ink was sponged on to highlight the texture (I love aqua).   I stamped AtoZ on white card, punched and sponged the edges as well.  This was stuck on with dimensionals for extra height.  The Happy birthday was stamped on white card as well.

I think the twine picks up the red to highlight the teeny sentiment without looking too girly.  I'm really quite happy with how this turned out.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Thank you gift

I made these CAS card set for my sister-in-law.

Listed products are from Stampin Up
Stamps: Just Believe 
Punches: Word Window, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border
Inks: Espresso, Baja Breeze
Ribbon: Baja Breeze seam binding

I am also giving her a thank you cum birthday cum desk calendar card.  It's an easel card. See?

Stamps: En Francais, French Foliage
Punches/Die: Scallop Edge Border, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border, Beautiful Butterflies, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake

I hope she likes them all.