Sunday, August 17, 2014

Colour Me Tangled...

Inspired by this fabulous colour combo at Colour Me Striking #33 Tangelo Twist and Tempting Turqoise, together with Little Tangles Happy Birthday Challenge and Crazy for CAS Watercolour. Featuring three Neat & Tangled stamp sets, My Heart Sings, Sunburst and Everyday Circles, together with Simon Says Stamp leaves, diecut from vellum. This gorgeous My Heart Sings bird was watercoloured with Gelatos and fussy cut, the "Happy" Everyday Circles sentiment and Sunburst were stamped in Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, with the sentiment diecut using Lil Inkers Stitched Circle, and the "Birthday" Everyday Circles sentiment stamped in Hero Arts Tidal Pool.

Remember you have until the 25th to join in the fun @ the Mixed Media Card Challenge Summer


A-very Moxie Fab Clicking Cameras Challenge...

Today's card brings together the two trends that are currently shooting for the stars - 
Cameras, and arrows LOL!

Playing along with Avery Elle's AEI{heart}U Kraft Challenge, together with 
and a reminder that there is still time to join in the fun @ KIS Arrows.

Created using Amy Tangerine's Plus One Edition Project Life cards, together with Avery Elle #Smile and Oh Happy Day stamps. The Avery Elle #Smile camera icon is paper pieced and Oh Happy Day "Oh Shoot" sentiment stamped on some very old Basic Grey paper from my stash.

Hope you are having a fabulously krafty weekend too! 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Addicted to CAS and Geometric - August Guest Designer

So happy to be back Guest Designing with the fabulous 
Addicted to CAS team this fortnight!
With the Addicted to CAS code word Geometric
I had so many ideas I ended up making two cards today!

Winnie and Walter Pennant triangle stamps are FABULOUS for this challenge! 
The sun was created by stamping the pennant triangles in Dandelion and Morocco Momento Luxe inks, with a die cut circle as the centre, stamped with this very fitting Verve sentiment.

The second card uses this gorgeous geometric giraffe and crazy sentiment by Altenew, stamped in Versamark Watermark and heat embossed in Zing Pewter, and randomly filled with these three fabulous bright Color Throwdown colours. The triangle chunks were cut by snipping the card at a right-angles to the side, then cutting along the top half of the triangle, and flipping that cut piece over as a mirror reverse template, to make ensure the larger triangle ended up equilateral.

Remember to visit the Addicted to CAS Challenge blog for some more 
gorgeous Geometric inspiration from the team!

Card 2, playing along with Color Throwdown,
Virginia's View Shaped Cards,
Seize the Sketch and Less is More Animal too!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Floral FUSION...

As soon as I saw this weeks FUSION photo, I immediately thought of these gorgeous Honey papers by My Minds Eye, and paired them with Avery Elle All Squared Up sentiment stamped in Momento Luxe Olive and Pistachio

Will you be inspired by the stunning summery colours, the floral fantasy, gorgeous gift-tag and ravishing ribbons in the inspiration photo, or this super versatile sketch, or both!

How to join in the fun...
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

Can't wait to see how you will be inspired by this fortnight's FUSION!

The Design Team have some FABULOUS creations to inspire you!

Please check the linky for the days left to play with us.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CASE Study 4th Anniversary, Inspired by Clare...

Joining in the 4th Anniversary fun at CASE Study with a card inspired by this gorgeous creation by Clare Buswell, and looking at Clare's card I probably should have tried to photograph mine with a coloured background too LOL! The lace strip stamp is by Kaisercraft and the lace doily and sentiment by MME, all stamped in Momento Luxe Bridal White, heat embossed with American Crafts Zing White. The Simon Says Stamp leaves were die cut in vellum and burlap - and I discovered that burlap die cuts don't always stay in one piece! So I used the individual burlap leaves as shadow highlights instead, and added some Kaisercraft pearls to finish.

Playing along with Little Red Wagon Embossing Challenge,
and I had this Clean & Simple Sketch lurking in the back of my mind
(flipped the sentiment to the other side and the ribbon became my leaves!)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Keep It Simple with Arrows...

Hooray! It's time for Keep It Simple and the first thing I thought of when I knew this fortnights' KIS inspiration of "arrows" was cupid! So I'm playing along using these gorgeous Mama Elephant cupid stamps and sentiments.

Created by die cutting the MFT heart shaped base, and stamping the Mama Elephant cupid and sentiment in Versamark Watermark ink and Zing Gold embossing powder. The red heart was created by die cutting a Verve heart diecut from a scrap of cardstock and using this as a mask, then filling the heart using a combination of Barn Door Distress Ink, and appropriately, Momento Luxe Love Letters. Whilst the Momento Luxe ink was still wet, I sprinkled a little of the Zing Gold embossing powder over the heart to add some gold cupid dust flecks.

Remember to visit Keep It Simple for some more fabulous DT inspiration.

Also playing along with

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Golden Opportunity ATCAS August Guest Designer...

So thrilled to have been invited by Loll to Guest Design at Addicted to CAS for August! What a fabulous code word this fortnight, and with the Commonwealth Games on at the moment, what better time to go for GOLD!

This fortnights card was created using gelatos and watercolour paper for the blue to green ombre background, then stamping Mama Elephant Make a Wish in Versamark Watermark and Gold Zing Embossing powder. The clusters of stars were stamped and used to position the Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars, which had also been covered in Versamark Watermark and Gold Zing Embossing powder.

Can't wait to see how you will go for GOLD!

Remember to stop by Addicted to CAS for some more FABULOUS Design Team inspiration!

Also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes, Seize the Birthday,
and Mama Elephant and Me Watercolour and Birthday Challenge.