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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Colour Throwdown



My entry for the colour throwdown this week. I decided to use the gorgeous stamp set 'elements of style' for this one. I coloured the flowers with Pink Pirouette and razzleberry inks using my aqua painters. I ran it through my big shot using the Top Note cutter which I then cut around and mounted on a piece of so saffron card stock which I also cut with the top note. I stamped the image again on the main card as I thought it lacked something. I attached the bow with glue dots then was not sure if I liked it there, but to late lol, cant get it off, them glue dots sure do stick. I scalloped a piece of razzleberry co-ordinating papers to make a trim a the top.

Thanks for looking
Jo

Mojo meets Crafty Chicks



I loved the colour challenge over at the crafty chicks blog and decided to incorporate it into the Mojo challenge for this week.

Card stock - Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo
Papers - I used the matching papers of Melon Mambo. Tagerine Tango and Dafffodil Delight
Inks - Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and a little not quite coco for the cake base.
Other - white gross-grain ribbon, pearls, cup cake punch
Stamp - Create a cupcake

Thanks for looking.





Thursday, 26 May 2011

My Fav Thing and Colour Q challenges






I have used the sketch from the 'my favourite things' and the colour combo 'Colour Q' challenges to make this card although I did have to substitute Chocolate chip for the espresso as I dont have any of that yet.

Card stock: So Saffron, Real Red and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate chip
DS Paper: Greenhouse Gala
Stamp set: Cottage Garden
Other: Choc Chip gross grain ribbon, decorative label punch

The colour Q challenge blog is HERE
The Sketch challenge is HERE

Thanks for looking
Jo

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Exciting News

I have now become a stampin up demonstrator. Yes after 4 years of using the products I have decided to take the plunge and become a demonstrator myself, about time too. I cant think why I didn't do it sooner. I think it was because I have done other 'party plans' and they were to much hassle etc etc, but I enjoy going to the stamp parties, we make a couple of cards, have a good chin wag, its more like a social event than a 'sell party'. I am not even that bothered if I do much in sales. I can get my stuff cheaper and have some fun along the way, how easy is that. I shall continue to blog my creations for challenges on this site as thats what I love to do, but I have a new stampin up blog (sort of empty at the mo) which I will use for that side of things. If you are visiting and interested in having a party etc please feel free to go to the link to my stampin up blog on the top left of this blog and follow the prompts there. Otherwise continue to enjoy my creations as much as I enjoyed making them.

Jo

Thursday, 19 May 2011

My Favourite things MFTWSC19



Its week 19 over at the My Fav Things sketch challenge. I used my 'party this way' set from stampin up on this one. I have used the set quite a lot for kids cards.

If you want to have a go the link to the sketch is HERE

Thanks for looking
Jo

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Taylored Expression



It seems a while since I have done one of these challenges, not sure why. But at first I struggled to think what I could do and the card from Rachel Sztonyk on the blog made me decide to use the cup cake from the 'Party Hearty' set from stampin up (another one I am babysitting for the week lol). I also used some old DS papers from last year (could be year before) which I like but struggle to find appropriate use for. I think I might make some more of this design it works really well.

The Taylored Expression link is HERE

Thanks for looking
Jo

Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge



Over at the Sweet Stop blog was to use the sketch and for an added optional twist was to stamp your background paper. I love this new set from Stampin up 'french foliage' its makes lovely background paper. I then decided to keep the focal point quite small so as not to cover up the background. I cut out one of the leaves to make the accent circle. Its a very simple card but I really like the autumn colours (it is Autumn here after all).

You can have a go at the challenge HERE.

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Just add Ink



Well there is no stamping whatsover on this card this week. I have used my markers to do mock stitching around the card and the stars. I enjoyed doing this one. I think I will have a go at another using this sketch later on.

The sketch for this challenge can be found HERE

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Colour Q






Well I cracked open a very old set of stamps for this challenge. My cousin is away for the week and I offered to look after her stamps for her lol and this is one of the sets I chose. I made 2 cards using a layout I stumbled upon Link HERE. But after the blogger being down most sites you cant add your linky to them :( . The colour Q link is HERE.

Thanks for looking

Jo

Case Study



I loved the card this week which is a case from one of Sarah Martina's blog, I am not usually a vintage looking sort of person but its nice to get out your box every now and then lol. I stamped the image for 'punched posies' on the background to give it that bit of teal colour and used the 'vintage label' stamp for the sentiment.

The case study blog is HERE
Sarah's blog can be found HERE

Thanks for looking.

Jo

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

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I love the colour combos on this blog but find them difficult to do, I just cant seem to put the colours together in the right way and end up frustrated with my self, I have found that linking them with a sketch helps and the one over at split coast (my fav things) was perfect for it.. I actually like the way this one turned out although I did have to have a touch of green on the leaves (hope thats ok).

You can find the link to this challenge HERE
And the link to the sketch at My Favourite things is HERE

Thanks for looking.

Jo

Sweet Stop Challenge



I used 2 stamp sets today, I first used Saharah Sand to stamp a light image using the 'style beautiful' set and then stamped over the top with the sentiment using the 'well scripted' set both from stampin up. This card has very little stampin today. I used riding hood red card stock and some old DS papers from last year and finished it off with some felt flowers and half pearls.

The link to the challenge is HERE


Thanks for looking.
Jo

Sunday, 8 May 2011

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I decided to keep this card simple for this challenge and I am loving this concorde crush and matching DS papers by stampin up. I used a white gel pen to make the faux stiching.
The link to the Cardpatterns sketch is HERE
Thanks for looking.
Jo

Friday, 6 May 2011

Sweet Sunday meets Colour Q




I liked the simple clean layout this week and decided to make 2 cards for the Sweet Sunday Sketch I used an old hostess set from stampin up that I cant remember the name of (and forgot to stick the sticker on the box doh) and for the first card I paired this with the Colour Q challenge.
You can find the Sweet Sunday Sketch HERE
And the Colour Q HERE
Thanks for looking.
Jo

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

3 for 1 today




Well this is the first time I have done a 3 for one in a
challenge. My first one was from Splitcoast stampers colour combo challenge to use cherry cobbler, crumb cake and black. The second one was a picture inspired image over at 'The Cats Pjs' which had a coffee feel about it so hence the coffee cup and finally the third challenge which was the sketch over at Cardpatterns.



Challenge one the colour combo can be found HERE
Challenge for the the TCP challenge can be found HERE
And finally the sketch at Cardpatterns HERE

I have no idea how I managed to change the layout of my posts to this, so if someone can shed light on it so I can get the text underneath and not at the side pls help lol.

Thanks for looking
Jo

Mojo 189



Well its that time again for the Mojo challenge and this week is prize week. I decided to make another male card using my 'sentimental Journey' set from stampin up, along with the co-ordinating DS papers.

You can have a go at the challenge HERE.

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Baby Cards 2


Take 2 on the baby cards. This time my inspiration came for this card I found over at split coast stampers. Using my friends nursery necessities from stampin up.

Thanks for looking
Jo

Baby Cards take one.


I have been asked to make a couple of baby cards for some friends and I looked for some inspiration from splitcoast stampers. I decided to do one using this card I found in the gallery. I then decided it was to bright and made it a birthday card instead. I then made another one in pastel colours for a grandson (due next month).

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Monday, 2 May 2011

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Over the last couple of weeks I have been tasking myself to use some old stamps today it was the turn of the 'botanical blooms' set from stampin up for my entry at Sweet Stop challenge this week as well as some old DS papers. I love it when I manage to use up old stuff it seems so satisfying.

The link to the challenge is HERE

Thanks for looking
Jo