Friday, 6 May 2016

Happy Mothers Day - Challenge inspiration

Happy Mother's Day to my Mum, Mother-in-Law and Gran. This card was inspired by the challenge "What Will You Stamp" #62 -Flower Patch:

I used the circle card thinlits and Flower Fair Framelits to cut out the card and around the flowers. I used Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry and Wisteria Wonder inks. I also used Teeny Tiny Sentiments (one of my favourites) and the banner from Number of Years and matching Framelit. The background was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp, and the finishing touch on the card is a bit of bling with Jewels.

Thank you for the Inspiration "What Will You Stamp" - check out their previous challenges for inspiration with other Stampin Up sets.

Monday, 1 February 2016

One More card for the weekend

This card also used a new stamp set from the Stampin Up 2016 Occasions catalogue, the "Balloon Builders" set.

This card was based on 3 challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentiments - #230
IN{K}SPIRE_me - #234

I really enjoyed this colour combination with this stamp set and masking the balloons so they overlapped, it suits the simplicity of the sketch.

Check out the wonderful ideas the design teams of these challenges have created for inspiration.

4 C Card Challenge

Usually when I have time to do a challenge card, I look at my regular sites (and maybe a few new ones) and then sit down to make the card usually with at least a sketch and a colour challenge and maybe a topping or technique challenge. This card used 4 challenges and it wasn't until I was ready to blog that I noticed all of the sites for this card started with "C".

CAS(E) this sketch - #157

CAS Colours & Sketches - #158
ColourQ - #326
Crafty Cardmakers - #156 Punches and/or Dies

This card uses the new "Number of Years" stamp set from the Stampin Up 2016 Occasions catalogue and it's matching framelits, as well as the "Hello You" thinlits. This will make a wonderful birthday card for one of the lovely ladies at work.

Thank you to the design teams for their inspiration.

Monday, 11 January 2016

New Challenge cards for 2016 - Card 4

Last card for the weekend used 3 challenges. The first 2 are sites I regularly use for inspiration (and to look at the design team examples) and the third is a new site for me.

Create with Connie and Mary 388:

IN{K}SPIRE_me challenge 231:
Crafty Calendar Challenge Jan 2016:
Something new - I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set, which was my other new set for this weekend.

My card...


New Challenge cards for 2016 - Card 3

This card used the challenges from 2 sites I often use for inspiration, both from the current challenges and the archives. The Design Teams always give me new ideas for expanding my repertoire.

Freshly Made Sketches 218:

My card is...
This card used Balloon Celebration and the Happy Patterns stencil set.

New Challenge cards for 2016 - Card 2

This card used 2 challenges for inspiration.

Mojo Monday Challenge 429:
Using this sketch
Stampin' Royalty Challenge 311:
Create a project with a Birthday Theme!!!

Here is my card....
It uses the Balloon Celebration stamp set.

New Challenge cards for 2016 - Card 1

It has been a while since I have had the chance to take up card challenges, it was wonderful to have time this weekend.

This card used 4 Challenges:

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge 23: 
This challenge requires that you only use the base card to make your design, no other layers.

Quick Quotes Challenge 59:
This challenge requires stencil and ink. The stencil in this card is the sponging of the faux ribbon across the bottom of the card

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge 13:
This challenge was to use something new. This stamp set "Sky is the Limit"is my latest purchase and the first time I used this set.

Colour Throwdown 374:
I used Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate.

And this is the card I came up with.....

Thank you to these 4 challenges and their great design teams for providing me with inspiration.