Another nautical card… obviously it’s a new trend that I missed, again! This time it’s Jay Gee’s Nook Challenge, totally rad inspiration! I chose the whale (see the stuffed toy in the top right hand corner), I’ve had this stamp for a little while and it was time he met some ink. I was going to go all cutesy, but then… didn’t. My original vision turned out very differently to finished product, have you ever had that happen to you?
Supplies; Paper: A4 White Hopsack & Black Cardstock, My Minds Eye Stella & Rose Paper Pad – Hattie. Ink: StazOn – Jet Black, VersaMagic – Oais Green. Stamps: Imaginisce – Whale, PTI – Fillable Frames #1. Copics: C0. Accessories: Fiskars stamp Press, Bigshot, PTI – Medium Scalloped Border Die, Polychromos Pencil – Deep Scarlet Red, Uniball White Gel Pen, DST, Foam Dimensionals.
I want ot share with you one of my recent publications in the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine. This is one of my favourite colour combinations and I have shares in Bazzill papers – Dragonfly and Swimming Pool and my Copic BG10 is my ‘all time’ favourite colour! I will mix it with anything but adore it when mixed with yellow… as you can see. Please excuse the poor quality photos, these were taken pre Light Box days (I LOVE my light box – I can take photos anytime now, yippee!… Did I tell you that I love my light box?). I nearly forgot to mention that my ‘Dreams’ card made the front cover, I totally did a little dance over that!!
I nearly didn’t finish this one (again)! I really loved this weeks inspiration from the Play Date Cafe, to me the colours seem very vintagy (not my usual style… maybe that’s why I struggled). I do LOVE my new Paper Smooches stamps though, get ready to see more cards made with these!
Supplies; Paper: A4 White Cardstock, AC Cardstock – Blush. Ink: Memento – Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black. Stamps: Paper Smooches – Chubby Chums, Studio G ditto – Bring on the Cake, Jillibean Soup – Sending Thoughts. Copics: R20,81. V95,99. E50,31,33. Accessories: Fiskars Stamp Press, PTI – Rustic Jute Button Twine, Faber Castell Polychromos Pencil – Prussian Blue, Prima – Arco Iris Flowers, DST, Foam Dimensionals.
This is a card I forgot to share that was published in this month’s edition of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft. Doncha just LoVe these colours together!! This is my first effort stamping directly onto felt, so why not use PTI’s fab Ocean Tides! I also had a bit of fun with my Inkadinkado Embossing Pen.
For this card I combined the Lawnscaping CAS Challenge with this weeks Tuesday Trigger : Cosmopolitan Neapolitan. I was inspired by the neapolitan colours, of course, and icecream is ‘sweet’ and that’s what it says on my card… there was some logic there originally, but for the life of me I can’t find it now, anyhow… I was inspired by something. My apologies in advance, it’s not the best photo, but I promise you I really did use the PTI impression plate.
Supplies; Paper: A4 White Cardstock, Bazzill – Petalsoft. Ink: Memento – Rich Cocoa. Stamps: Lawn Fawn – Plus One (if you look very closely you will see it), Quinn’s ABC’s, There She Goes – Cattitude. Copics: RV00,13. E50. Accessories: Fiskars Stamp Press, Bigshot, PTI Impression Plate – Polka Dot Basics II, Pink satin ribbon, WRMK – Corner Chomper, Liquid Glue, Foam Dimensionals, Glue Dot.
I couldn’t let the week go by and not join in the fun at CAS-ual Friday!! This week it’s a sketch… they sure love to ‘mix-it-up’! Well I’m up for it, and if you want to join in, you can find them here! Can you tell that I just got my order from Paper Smooches, thanks Kim, I LOVE them!!
edited to add – I have joined in Paper Smooches search for a guest designer, you can head over to their blog for more information (entries close June 15th), good luck!
I decided to incorporate two challenges in this one blog as the cards are very similar. My first card is for the new CAS-ual Fridays blog challenge where the theme this week is Graduation, hard to believe we are in the ‘middle’ of our school year here! Maybe I got just a little carried away with the bright colours this time. I do love bright though… they seem so cheery!
So I’ve been sitting here making my cards and for about the last hour I’ve been watching these two Kookaburras sitting on my back fence. So here’s a pic just in case your interested! (my apologies for the blur factor – I took the photo through my window, and then I probably also moved it when I snapped, it’s my favourite trick!)
Well… at least my giraffe is a girl, you can tell because she is pretty in pink, ‘sweet blush’ to be exact! I needed to make something ‘cute’, and this is what I came up with when I combined a couple of my favourite challenges. Heather has another Totally Hues Challenge and Scrapbook Boutique would like some stitching. Have I told you that I used to ‘cross stitch’, there is a limit though, of just how much stuff you can hang on your walls or give away! But as a consequence I now have every DMC colour and will never run out in my lifetime. It is weird though, I would think nothing of sewing for hours and now I struggle just to add 3 stitches to a card, go figure. So here it is… hope you like it!
So I finally cut into a piece of paper that I have been ‘hoarding’ for a little while now…. how are those luscous bright chevron stripes, I nearly cried, but then I can now enjoy the card, and of course… I can buy more… I hope! Thank you Moxie Fab for helping me remember that I actually buy it to use it. This is my entry for the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! (I was just taking a look at my card and was wondering… do I have enough Chevrons?)
Supplies; Paper: A4 White Cardstock, My MInds Eye – So Sophie ‘Best Thing’ Red Chevron Paper, Stella & Rose Gertie Paper Pad, Hazel ‘Fancy’ Doily. Ink: Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap. Accessories: Ink Blending Tool, Bigshot, PTI – Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die, Nestabilities – Blossom Dies, Making Memories Fabric Swatches – Robin, PTI Vintage button mix – Autumn, DMC Thread – 739, Red Felt, Kaisercraft Mini Alpha Stickers – Cherry Red, DST.