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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Case Study 37



I am enjoying doing the case study challenges and this is the last week they are using Silke Ledlow who's blog is HERE. I used my 'elements of style' and the 'bliss' set both from stampin up. I tried to put a flower on, but I just didn't feel it looked right, so decided to leave it off.
The challenge blog can be found HERE.
Thanks for looking.
Jo

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch




I liked this layout a lot and decided to do 2, well it wasnt on purpose but just worked out that way. For the first card I used the hippo from the 'Pun Fun' and the balloon from the 'Party this Way' set both from stampin up. For the second card I used the 'pocket silhoutte' and the butterfly from the 'Cottage Garden' stamp sets again both from stampin up.
The sketch for the challenge can be found HERE
Thanks for looking
Jo

Friday, 22 April 2011

The Cats Pajamas



I have never ever made a skinny tall card so decided to give it a go for my cousins 1st birthday coming soon. I am actully really happy with the way it came out. I used my "party this way' stamp set from stampin up for this challenge.
You can have a go at the challenge too just click HERE for the details.
Thanks for looking
Jo

Case Study 36



I really enjoyed the layout of this card. I used the 'Elements of style' stamp set for the background and bird and the little flower is from the 'bliss' set both from stampin up.
Over at the case study challenge this week they used Silke Sledlow's card which you can find HERE.
You can have a go at this weeks challenge at case study HERE.
Thanks for looking
Jo

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Mojo 187



Here is my entry for the Mojo challenge this week. I saw my good friend Linda Higgins use the cupcake cutter and the cupcake stamp set to make a hot air balloon. I havent got either of these sets but I do have a left over piece of card that we used with the cutter, I used the hole and used my daubers to make the basket. I am really liking this idea lol.
Mojo challenge blog can be found here
Thanks for looking
Jo

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch



I have made yet another male card using the 'sentimental journey' stamp set from stampin up along with the matching DS papers from the summer mini (now finished). I am really loving this set for male cards. The twist to the sketch this week was to use something with wings. I considered birds and butterflies but thought I would break out of the box and use the plane.

You can have a go at the sketch HERE

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Case study 35


Case study above, my 2 takes are below




I thought I would have a go at this challenge today. I used a very old 'tart and tangy' stamp set to make the strawberries, I am not sure whether I should add another one or not. I liked this layout so I did another one using my 'elements of style' set from stampin up on the second card and used an oval for the center panel on this one.

If you want to have a go at the case study you can find the link HERE

Thanks for looking
Jo

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Colour Q 80



The colours were a little challenging to say the least and I wanted to be bold in my choices. I used the kiwi kiss for the main card and the first background which I mounted on cherry cobbler card. I stamped the butterflies using a base of crumb cake and edged it in the tangerine (could be orange) the paper under is some old tangerine DS paper and Tangerine card stock. finally I made the bodies of the butterflies from cobble too.

Colour Q challenge can be found HERE

Thanks for looking
Jo

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge


I have liked the Sweet Sunday Sketch on facebook and that means I see the sketch early. Well not for me really as it is Sunday here but usually I dont get to see it til much later on Sunday. I have got ahead of myself on this one. I used the 'Sentimental Journey' set from stampin up t make this card along with the sentiment from the 'vintage label' set. I really like these colours together and the DS paper really works well for the male cards. I cant add the sketch image as it wont let me save it from facebook, I will have to wait and remember to add it later.

You can find the link to Sweet Sunday HERE

Thanks for looking
Jo

Verve Sketch Challenge



This is my first go at one these sketches although I have looked at them for a while. I dont have any verve stamps, maybe I will need to do something about that. I dont know the name of this stamp set as I stamped it at my friend Linda Higgins house, it is in the new autumn mini though. I decided to make a dreaded male card and am happy with the result.

You can find the sketch HERE

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Colour Q



Our laptop died this week so I am having to crank up the desktop one which is def past its use by date. New lappy is ordered so should be here soon thank goodness. I have used the 'sweet summer' and the punched posies' sets to make the focal point flowers and the sentiment is from the 'vintage labels' all from stampin up.

You can find the link to the challenge HERE.

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

SS149



I had a go at the Sketch Saturday challenge this week. I am loving the 'punch bunch' set from stampin up, especially the small flower. I used markers again to get the 2 tone look and then I cut the flowers out. I really struggled to get a decent photo today as its so overcast.

You can find the link to Sketch Saturday HERE

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Sunday, 3 April 2011

I {heart} 2 Stamp and a colour challenge




Another 2 in one challenge. I should do this sketch challenge more often, I have really had my crafting mojo back this week and have made heaps of cards. I discovered the colour challenge on my trolling of others blogs and although I never planned to use these colours I pulled out the kiwi kiss paper and some very old DS papers from my scraps that I am determined to use up (yeah right) and the colours just fell together. Unfortunately to late to enter on their blog but I will mention it anyway. I used my 'punch bunch' stamps from stampin up along with a sentiment from the 'trendy tree' set. To do the 2 tone on the flower I stamped on my pink ink pad and then coloured the outer petal with a marker. I love markers, great invention.

For the I {heart} 2 stamp blog click HERE
And for the colour challenge click HERE

Saturday, 2 April 2011

My Fav Things and Card and things challenges




Both of these challenges are firsts for me. I discovered both these whilst looking at other peoples blogs. I decided to have a go.

The for My Fav Things is over at splitcoast stampers and although I don't have any of their images/stamps it isn't compulsory so i decided to have a go. I used the recipe challenge from the cards and things blog, which I think is a very new challenge site. Love the colours together. Anyway here is my creation.

You can have a go at both challenges, My Fav Things can be found HERE and the Cards and things challenge is HERE

Thanks for looking.

Jo

Friday, 1 April 2011

Colour Q 78



Here is my entry for the colour challenge over at the Colour Q blog. I used my 'Punch bunch' set from stampin up and I tried to get as close to the colours as I could although I didnt have exactly all the colours. Nice and simple. A link to the challenge can be found HERE.

thanks for looking.

Jo

Colour Throw Down





I love love love these colours, any excuse for me lol. I did struggle with the yellow so just cheated and put a small bit of ribbon and some yellow crystals. I used a sketch from 'Cards and things' blog which I stumbled across (although the sketch is closed now) I liked the sketch, you can find their blog HERE. The stamp set is from stampin up 'Elements of Style'. I am really liking this set.

You can have a go at the colour throw down challenge HERE

Thanks for looking.

Jo