Sunday 30 March 2014

A Bicycle Built for Two

Why Hello there. I hope you are having a good day, and because you have some spare time to check out my blog I am guessing that you are! The card in this post is so colorful I love it and it is the perfect engagement card for my cousin Tye. I just LOVE the color combo. Thank you DSP for always being a great inspiration for colors, I would kiss you, but you are only paper so that may be a bit extreme and totally weird. I created this card to fit two challenges: Addicted to CAS and As You See It. Before I made this card I was listening to my Musicals Playlist and happened to hear "Bicycle Built for Two;" well I guess you can see where I went. The Addicted to CAS keyword was "Wheels" and other than a wheeled stamp this is the only wheel stamp I have, so... I used it. The As You See It Sketch I flipped cause that was the way it worked best with the banners, but it turned out pretty cute I think. 
I hope you like this fun and bright card as much as I do, and I hope my cousin likes it too. :)

Here is a close-up of some of the elements on this card.

Here is the inspiration word and sketch I used to make this card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I've had a really great time creating this week and it really helped reduce mt excessive stress levels from all the homework in the last two weeks of my degree before I graduate.
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Cute Flowers all Around

Welcome to my blog, today I am writing ANOTHER post for ANOTHER challenge; Yup, I've been busy! This card uses three challenges for inspiration: Less is More, Friday Mash-up, and The Paper Players. For the Less is more challenge the theme was "Round" so I wanted round flowers with round centers and a big circle. For the Friday Mash-up Challenge you could choose the color combo of 'Daffodil Delight,' 'Wild Wasabi,' and 'Perfect Plum,' or use water coloring or both; I chose just the color combo. For the PaperPlayers it was a tick-tack-toe I chose "birthday, any shade of yellow and paper piercing."
I think it turned out quite cute, I hope you do too.

Here is the Color inspiration and Tick-Tack-Toe I used for this card.

Thanks for Stopping by, 
I hope you will come back again.

Buds About to Bloom

Hi there, Thanks for checking out mu blog. This week I am playing along in a large number of challenges and today is my day for posting them all to my blog. This card features three challenges, Retro Sketches, Fab Friday, and Late Night Stampers. I found it fun to combine so many challenges, and all of these challenges are a first for me. I do like the sketch and color combo, even the stamp set reminds me of spring buds about to bloom. I Dyed the ribbon in Sahara Sand, I've been dying ribbon a lot lately you may have noticed, I may do a tutorial, but if you search it on YouTube you are sure to find one. I have never used so may pearls on a card before either; I felt so unlike me, usually I am so cheap about embellishments, but I think the effect is nice. I hope you enjoy my card.

Here is a close-up on some of the card's elements.

Here are the Sketch and Colour Combo I used for this Card.

Carry On.

Today I am playing in CAS Colors and Sketches Blog for the first time. As soon as I saw this sketch I knew that I wanted to do cut outs, but I had no idea what stamp set o use. To make the cars I made the cut outs and then went one-by-one through all my stamp sets (which is 50 sets) to find something that fit, this worked out perfect. Then for the colours I just picked a "red" "blue" and "yellow and grey to make the contrast less harsh. I used Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Burmuda Bay and Calypso Coral. I really liked how it turned out.

Here is a close-up of the  elements on the card.

Here is the Sketch I used for the card.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my card.
Thanks for stopping by, 

Tuesday 25 March 2014

A Challenging Challenge for AYSI

This week my final challenge blog to participate in in the one that started it all, for me at least, As You See It Challenge Blog. This Weeks AYSI #29 I found really challenging; like REALLY REALLY CHALLENGING, and for someone who loves clean and simple this surprised me. maybe it is because I have already made a card that is very similar to the sketch posted, or maybe it's because I have been swamped with school stuff lately. Either way I finally managed to complete 2 samples that work for this challenge.

I do really like this first one and it does contain all the main elements of the challenge. I would have to say it's my first pick between the two because it was my husband's favorite. The ribbon is left over from a paper pumpkin kit, the brads are not SU and the cloud folder is retired, other than that though, everything else is current SU. For the sun rays I cut a larger circle and then randomly snipped using scissors, and I think the effect is quite fun and playful. The clouds are from the cupcake builder punch and the sentiment is form the Sale-a-Bration set 'See ya Later.'

For this second card it stays a little bit more true to the sketch, the way the ribbon moves like rick-rack. I Actually did my fist ribbon dying for this card. I used alcohol and re-inker and then just used my blow dryer to make it all dry fast. I think the crocheted ribbon is very cut in Crumb Cake. I also love this color combo. Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantalope, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake, I mean all the colours sound edible so I think you could make a dessert like this. I also really like this hostess set. it is so cute!

Here is a close-up of the Ribbon.

This is the sketch the challenge is for.

As I said above I have created a card very similar to this sketch. I did it back in December for Christmas. I hand cut and scored the leaves and I like how the glimmer brad is the prefect glimmer for a holly berry on this card. The Tag-it stamp set is very cute, even though I am not the biggest fan of coloring directly on the stamp, (I prefer to color in the lines of an outline, as in the flower above.) The Washi Tape ads a nice and very easy splash of color. 

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Awesome Grunge Thanks

This Week I am Participating in a few challenges, as you may have noticed from my other postings this week, and another new one for me is the CASE study Challenge #183. This is a really cute sketch and I happened upon it in a weird way by following a trail of blog posts till I ended up on a blog post that mentioned all the challenge blogs this one stamper participates in. So here is my entry:
 For this card I wanted lots of color and different shapes and I really like how it turned out in the end. This is a great thank you card for my male friend who helped me out last week, and its funky, youthful, and colorful just like him. Hope you enjoy it.

Below is another card using this same stamp. But as you can see it is totally different but still masculine. I always like how diverse a stamp set can be!

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Casting Off

This week I am participating in the Friday Mash-up Challenge #152 for Sailing. This is my first time participating in this challenge, but I am excited to get involved. The card I made for this challenge is for my Grandpa. He has been a fisherman his whole life and I think this card gives just the right nautical feel for a Hello card to him.
To make this card I did some coloring on the boat, I used a piece of paper Pumpkin scrap for the grey piece and sanded it so the white showed through and last I stamped the anchor on a piece of scrap paper that I embossed with Silver EP several times so it would leave an impression. Hope you like it.
The photo was a little rushed as you may have noticed due to my homework needing to be a priority.

Thanks for Stopping by, 

Monday 17 March 2014

You Can Do It

This week I am participating in the AYSI challenge for "TWO." The Challenge #28 is in honor of my friend and AYSI designer Tamara and her husband who are expecting twins. It just so happens that another couple friend of mine just had Twins and I hadn't sent them a card yet. So this Challenge was perfect to both make that card and complete this challenge.

 This is the card I made for the challenge, It was the second card I made for the Challenge, but it is my favorite of the two, and I thought that it met the challenge better. (I also made it after I realized I hadn't sent my friends T&C a card for their babies yet.)
It uses the retired stamp-set Button Buddies and the color combo of Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink (retire), Smokey Slate, and Whisper White. I used 4 different embossing folders, quite a few layers, die cut letters and a flying banner. I love how it turned out and I hope you do too.
Here is another pic of the card.
This I is the initial card I was talking about above. It is still cute and fits the theme but I think I will send it as an anniversary card.

Saturday 8 March 2014

You Make Me Happy

Today I am playing along with As You See It Challenge #27. This weekend's challenge is to make the text a feature. I used the stamps included in the February Paper Pumpkin. I think that the circles look similar to luminaries, so that was the effect I tried to reflect when I made this card. I also like the spring colour combo I used here. Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for reading,

Birthday Balloons

Lately I have been seeing a bunch of cards featuring the Card In a Box Technique so I decided to try it out for myself. I copied Frenchie Martin's template to make the card and I think it turned out really cute and it fits in a standard envelope to boot.


I liked the combination of the Tag It stamp set with balloons in this colour combo so much that I decided to make another card with the same idea. I actually think this one is super duper cute even though it is simple.

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Sunday 2 March 2014

Polaroids and Left over Paper Pumpkin

I am participating in this week's As You See it Challenge. The theme for this week is # 26 Polaroids. There was a Paper Pumpkin a few months back that was to make a mini album, I had a bunch of left overs so decided to use the Polaroid frames in the kit for this challenge.

This first card features bright colours and I like the lopsided layers. I also like how every colour is used more than once in the card, I think it helps tie all the layers together. 

In this next card I tried the same Polaroid concept as above but wanted the butterfly masked on a background of flowers, I like the effect on the image but I thing the card needs a bit more Summer Starfruit.

This last card still used the Polaroid theme but is more minimalist and only one stamped greeting. I like the simplicity and the #hashtaged greeting from the Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Thanks for Reading, Till next time, 


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