Sunday, 5 July 2015

A 60th Birthday card

I recently received a whole set of Ranger Inks (enabled by Jennifer McGuire) and I have not had a chance to ink them all up. When I saw Virginia View's Challenge #16 - 100% Stamped, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to use them! I based my card on the current CAS(E) this sketch #130 and Paper Smooches Stamps with a bit of my dotty artwork added.

I'm submitting for the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch #130 Leigh Penner
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - We're going Dotty
Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes
Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search

Monday, 29 June 2015

Inspired by Joceyln Olson

When I saw Taheera's interview on the Gossip Column with Joceyln Olson, I knew I had to case one of her cards. I decided to base my card on one of the cards featured with my own twist to it. I used a lovely paper collection from Kaisercraft called Miss Match (no longer available, but I like to hoard the nice collections) and the Winnie and Walter stamp set 'The Big, The Bold and The Extras'. I stamped the flower and leaves on patterned paper and fussy cut them out. I also white embossed on vellum as well as Jocelyn did this in some of her cards. Here is my interpretation of a Jocelyn Olson card. Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Hero Arts Flickr Challenge

I hosted the Hero Arts Flickr Group 90 minute Scramble this morning. The theme was 'Vintage'. The participants in the challenge must make a card within the 90 minute timeframe and upload to the Flickr group. These are my two sample cards made for the challenge.
The first card was inspired by a coffee cup design and the current sketch #24 from Tag You're It Challenge.

The second card is based on a sketch from A Blog Named Hero using patterned paper from Basic Grey Lucille collection (this is a very Vintage theme collection).

Thursday, 25 June 2015

PTI June Blog Hop

I love the inspiration photo for this month's PTI blog hop! After searching through my neglected patterned paper pads, I decided to pick a Basic Grey set and I was lucky to have a matching flower as well. It all came together quite quickly when I decided to use Danielle Flanders' Make It Monday card - Bringing the Inside Out. So the flower is actually stuck on the inside of the card! Can't wait to see the other cards - Happy Blog Hopping!

Runway Inspired Sophie Theallet

This card has been inspired by the current Runway Inspired Challenge - Sophie Theallet Fall 2015 (the photo is below). I've used a Hero Arts background stamp, embossed with black EP, mask and sponged with distress inks (Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade and Seedless Preserve) and used the sketch from the current CAS(E) This Sketch #128. I'm also adding this card to the Hero Arts June's challenge - Tic Tac Toe. I've used a background stamp, birthday and die-cutting for this card. I'm also adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes. Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Polka Dot Butterfly

Sometimes, a CAS card is very hard to do! I wanted to use the current CAS(E) this Sketch #127 and I thought it was going to be easy.... not the case... you should see how may butterflies ended up on my work bench when I finally finished this card! Some of them might end up on a future card! I decided to get out some polka dot vellum paper which I've been hoarding for a while now. Believe it or not, it is from an Origami kit from Daiso (the $2.80 Japanese shop). I chose shades of yellow and orange to create an ombre effect with the layers. After the a lot of trial and errors, I ended up using a piece of vellum for the backdrop. Doing the four squares was just too hard and looked unbalanced. The sentiment and butterfly are from Hero Arts and the square die is from Lil'Inkers.
I'm adding this card to the following challenges:
CAS(E) This Sketch #127
Virginia's View Challenge #15 - Ombre/Monochromatic
Addicted to CAS - Butterfly
A Blog Named Hero - Favourite Challenge (My Favourite HA Butterfly die)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Favourite Product (My Favourite HA Butterfly die)

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Congrats Card

This card is made for a little girl's First Communion. As I didn't have any religious stamps or sentiments, I decided to go for a 'Congrats' card. I made this in shades of pink with the sentiment embossed with Liquid Platinum. The stamp sets are from Winnie and Walter.
I'm adding this card to:
Virginia View's Challenge - Ombre/Monochromatic

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