Thursday, 29 September 2011

Freshly Made Sketches

This is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge this week. I cant seem to put down the Posy Punch hostess stamp set at the moment.

The card was made using the following products from Stampin Up

Card - Marina Mist, Early Espresso, crumb cake and Very Vanilla
Ink-Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz
Punch - Lace Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Fancy Flower
Stamp - Posy Punch
DS Paper - some old stock

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sketch Book Saturday Challenge

I love the blog 'Random Acts of Creativity' and Iwona does her own Sketchbook Saturday Challenge which I like to tinker around with. This is my second card today using 'pink' but it is a yummy colour and it goes so lovely with browns.

For this card I used the following products from Stampin up

Card - Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink - Crumb cake, Blushing Bride
Punch - Petite Pennants Builder, Extra Large Oval, Fancy flower
Big Shot - Lots of tags, Tasteful Trim

Thanks for looking

Taylored Expression

I have a couple of cards today, the first one is using the Sketch over at the Taylored Expression Sketch Blog. I think I must be going through a 'Pink' faze lol.

For this card I used the following products from Stampin Up

Card - Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Ink - Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride
DS Paper - Beau Chateau, DS Stack
Punch - Lace ribbon border
Stamp - Bliss

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Freshly Made Sketches

I stumbled upon another new challenge woo hoo. This one is from Freshly Made Sketches.

For this card I used the following Products from Stampin UP.

Card - Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Marina Mist
Stamp - French Foliage , Simply Soft
Punches - Scallop Edge, Decorative Label
Sizzlits - Little Leaves
Embossing Folder - Square Lattice

Thanks for looking

MoJo Challenge

I missed the Mojo Challenge when it had its break and then I was away so this was my first challenge back. I am not very happy with this card. I may have to do another one.

So for this card I used the following products from Stampin UP

Card - Real Red and Whisper White
Ink - Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise
Stamp - Up Up and Away and Occasions Alphabet
DS Paper - Stack and Big Top Birthday
Punches - Word Window, 1/2 circle punch

Thanks for looking

Friday, 23 September 2011

Case Study 58

Well I have been away for a week to Melbourne and had some fun fun fun. But I missed my craft lol and my nice clean table has exploded out and comfort now reigns, I am doomed never to see the table for a dinner again lol. Anyway this months muse over at the Case Study Challenge is Julie Lacey and we were to use her card (top one) as inspiration.

for this card I used the following products from Stampin UP

Card - Early Expresso, Marina Mist,
Ink - Chocolate chip, Marina Mist
Stamp - Lovely as a Tree

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch

What a lovely sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge this week. I am so excited by the new stamps in the new catty at Stampin UP an I just adore the little 'I Dig You' set which is such a darling set for little boys which I find soooo difficult to make.

For this card I used the following products by Stampin Up

Card - Real red, so saffron, bashful blue
Inks - Marina Mist, Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green and daffodil delight
Stamp - I Dig You
Papers - DS Paper stack, Celebrations

Thanks for looking

Monday, 12 September 2011

Taylored Expression 146

This my entry for the Taylored Expression Challenge over at the splitcoast stampers site. I decided to flip it onto its side as I think this worked best for me.

For this challenge I used the following products from Stampin UP.

Card stock - Blushing Bride, Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink - Chocolate chip, Blushing Bride
Scallop Edge, Square punch and Scallop Square, cupcake builder
Stamp - Create a cupcake

Sunday, 11 September 2011

CPS challenge

Its been a while since I had a go at the CPS Challenge so I decided to have a go this weekend.

For this card I used the following products from Stampin Up

Card - Poppy Parade, Marina Mist, Old Olive and Whisper White
Stamps - I Dig You
Ink - Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Just Add Cake
Other - Brads and some ribbon.

Thanks for looking

Verve Challenge Sept week 2

I am so loving the sketches over at the Verve Challenges at Split Coast Stampers. I dont have any of their stamps but really enjoy the sketches.

For this card I decided to work with some colours that I would probably not put together often but what a lovely impact they make. I used the following to make this card

Card - Concorde crush, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and melon Mambo
Ink - Concorde Crush
Punches - Scallop Edge and Lace Ribbon Border and Fancy Flower
Sizzlits - Lots of tags, Little leaves

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Case Study 56 meets Color Throwdown


My card is the bottom one.

I loved the colours over at the Case Study Challenge this week where we had to case a card by their Sept Muse Julie Lacey (1st card) and they matched perfectly with the Color Throwdown Challenge. So for this card I used the following products from Stampin UP.

Card - Peach Parfait, Island Indigo, very vanilla, Basic Grey and light grey
Stamps - Punched posies, Happiest Birthday Wishes
DS Paper - Just Add Cake
Big Shot - Perfect Pennants

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Embellishment Challenge

Woo hoo new blog challenge to enjoy. I stumbled across Embellish Challenge and decided to give it a go. I found it quite a challenge first of all but decided to keep it really simple. I kinda like the way it came out but the photo is not to great as the light was bad.

I used the following

The lovely new Lace ribbon border punch
Card - real red, crumb cake, baja breeze, basic black, whisper white
Stamp - Happiest Birthday wishes.

Thanks for looking

Verve Challenge Sept

So its week one over at the Verve Challenge Page in splitcoast stampers. I did use the measurements suggested for this card and I had the perfect stamp in mind for it.

I used the following products from Stampin Up.

Card - Cherry Cobbler, River Rock
Stamp - Forever Young and a very old sentiment stamp
DS Paper - Timeless Portrait
Ink - Basic Black
Other - Basic Black Ribbon

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 2 September 2011


I had made this one before the other one but wasn't 100% happy with it. But you have to see the good the bad and the ugly so this was my first take on the Splash of Colour over at the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week.

Card - Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black
Stamp - I {Heart} Hearts, Forever Young
Ink - Basic Black and Real Red
Big Shot - Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Thanks for looking.

Case Study and Play Date Cafe

I was working on the Case Study Challenge where we had to case a card made by Julie Lacey and I decided to pair it up with the colours over at the Play Date Cafe this week, a classic combo which I love.

This card has the following products

Card - Whisper white, Real Red
Stamps - Aviary, Parlour Prints
Ink - Real Red, Basic Black
Punch - Scallop Edge, 6cm Scallop Circle
Big Shot - Polka Dot embossing folder

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 1 September 2011

New Catty

Yes its the 1st Sept and that can mean only one thing........The launch of the New Stampin Up Catologue, there are many new stamps and papers and lots and lots of lovely stuff. Some of my last few posts have featured cards made with some of the new products. If you are interested in grabbing a free Catalogue you can get one by hosting a party. Its such fun. The best bit is that most of the stuff has remained the same price or in the case of the Big Shot (and most of its products) its now cheaper yeah. Some lovely new papers (slight increase), great new In Colours, Great new stamps and some old favs too.

You can see the link to the new Catty in my side bar.

Thanks Jo

I am so happy with the way this card came out, I ordered this new stamp set and it came today and hey presto as I was trawling through my challenge list the one over at the My Fav Things on splitcoast stampers had a perfect layout for the clock. Of course then there was the challenge of deciding which colours to use and I really wanted to have a go with the new papers too.

So for this card I used the following products from stampin up

Card - Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and River Rock
Ink - Island Indigo
Stamp - Forever Young

Thanks for looking