Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Vintage (Key)

I do hope you get to play along with this months Mixed Media Card Challenge, Theme: Vintage, Optional Element: Key

Whenever I think of vintage cards I think of Distress Inks and layering, and the first thing I thought of for the "optional element: key", was this fabulous sentiment by Dyan Reaveley The Right Words.

The cream patterned hearts paper by Pink Paislee, was over-stamped with Darkroom Door Sheet Music in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Dyan Reaveley The Right Words sentiment was stamped in black, fussy cut and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The heart template (a free outline downloaded from the internet) was hand cut from Sandylion patterned paper and pop-dotted over the lace ribbon from my stash. I added the Teresa Collins key and a huge dose of Vintage Photo Distress Ink, so much so I looked like I had developed a 20 pack a day habit!

Mixed Media Card Challenge, Theme: Vintage, Optional Element: Key

Hop on by the Design Team blogs for some more super inspiration!

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to the Mixed Media Card Challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by October 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
6. We’ll announce the winner and favorites on the Mixed Media Card Challenge on October 31.

Joining in the fun at Catered Crop Seeing Red,
The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge, and
Mixed Media Monthly Ribbon, Twine & Fibre Challenge.

A CASE Study Goodbye (for now)...

Sad to hear the news that the gorgeous Chupa is suspending the CASE Study Challenge - after four fabulous years, but couldn't miss the opportunity to CASE Debby Hughes one last time...

Here is my very humble attempt at CASEing Debby's gorgeous card - she makes it look so easy!!! 
Created using Studio Calico paper, Lil Inkers diecut, holly berries and leaves from Making Memories, and The Twinery twine.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

Joining in the fun with Chaitali and Amy for the Coffee Lovers' Bloghop!

I saw this very appropriate saying when I was searching for inspiration for my Coffee Lovers card in Pinterest, so I thought I'd create a version using alpha from Mama Elephant, stamped in Momento Luxe Rich Cocoa, together with American Crafts patterned paper. My first attempt was created using a cup stamp from Paper Smooches, but it seemed too clean (maybe decaf LOL!), so boosted the caffine and did another with a coffee ring stamp from Bo Bunny. 
For an extra dash of caffine, I thought I'd 
link up a few of my earlier coffee cards here too 
(click on the images to get to the original posts)...

Card #2 playing along with Catered Crop Seeing Red,

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Week 4, Scrapping Fun!

Hi there Winnie and Walter friends and fans, so soon the month has flown by, and I have had a blast! Happy and sad to be bringing you my fourth and final installment of Winnie and Walter Leading Lady inspiration, but the best news is, not long to wait til the next fabulous Winnie and Walter new release!

For my final week, I thought I'd go back to my paper crafting origins and bring you some scrapbook layouts featuring Winnie and Walter.


First up, a layout about My Happy Place, featuring Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and the HappyThe Big, the Bold and FunThe Big, the Bold and Blessingsand The Write Stuff: Picture Perfect stamps with The Big, the Bold and Seasons cut file. Layout inspired by Stuck Sketches September Anniversary Challenge (see below).

In this layout I focused on keeping my sets of three elements in a triangle, focused on the photo, for example three The Big, the Bold and Seasons cut file suns, three patterned paper circles, three asterisks, and each patterned paper/colour also appears three times in a triangle. The "my happy", "so many joyful memories" and "family time at the beach and date" are all created from a combination of Winnie and Walter stamps mentioned above. The base paper is Pink Paislee, with the other papers a combination of American Crafts, Bo Bunny and Simple Stories. The mis-matched "place" is covered with Simple Stories woodgrain paper, to tie in with the painted wooden beach huts.

Next up, a more CAS layout about my Autumn daughter, featuring Winnie and Walter Digital Elements A Tree for All Seasons tree and leaves, together with A Tree for All Seasons stamped leaves and small sentiment and The Big, The Bold and Seasons Autumn sentiment. Layout inspired by Creative Scrappers Sketch #277 and 1-2-3 Get Scrappy Lots of leaves, Brown background, Long title (see below).

The large A Tree for All Seasons tree was cut out in reverse from Pebbles patterned paper and a sheet of scrap paper. I used the scrap paper version as a guide for stamping the leaves on the kraft background. To achieve more of an Autumn effect with variations in the colour of the leaves, I stamped them in Momento Luxe Morocco, and rocked the stamp from side to side or top to bottom as I was stamping, rather than stamping straight down as I normally would. The fussy cut leaves are a base of watercolour paper with Luminarte paints, the smaller ones are overstamped in Momento Luxe Lilac Posies, and the larger one was fussy cut using the cut-file template from last weeks Season Shakers. The sentiments were also stamped in Momento Luxe Lilac Posies.

Last but not least...
I am the first to admit I am a TOTAL novice at digital scrapbooking, but when Walter and Winnie have such gorgeous digital elements at such reasonable prices (you can even download the digital elements I used for FREE!), how could I resist giving it a go. I am so glad I did, as this A4 sized layout took me all of 5 minutes to create in Word (yes, that's how much of a novice I am LOL!), and being digital it you can print it out any size you wish! The background, glitter buck and two sentiments are all from the Winnie and Walter The Daily Grind Collection Vol. 1: Holiday Mint Add-On.
Kinda makes me wish it was Christmas already!

Remember, it's your last week to leave a comment here on my blog to be in the running for a fabulous Winnie and Walter $30 gift voucher.

Layout # 2 Inspired by Creative Scrappers Sketch #277 and 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - September...

Surfing the net today and happy to discover I'm on holidays for my first Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
So happy to be able to join in with this quick card. Inspired by the warm colours and textures of today's inspiration photo, so I thought I'd create a not quite so traditionally coloured Christmas card. Using my favourite "Peace" die-cut from Papertrey Ink and papers from Echo Park Victoria Gardens, together with this gorgeous charcoal rose ribbon I discovered at a local discount fabric shop.

Happy Hopping!

Also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes and 
(I realised I have a die cut rather than a punch, so I hope that's OK!)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Golden Sunny FUSION...

I thought I'd run with the sunflower theme after seeing this fabulous FUSION inspiration photo, and created my stamped sunflower using My Favourite Things stamps and WOW Gold Pearl embossing powder, paired with Happy Birthday from Winnie and Walter, also in Gold Pearl, and a piece of gold vellum, just in case anyone thought it wasn't golden enough LOL!

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!
The fabulous Amy Tsura is back on the team!

Please check the linky for the days left to play with us.
Hope to see you playing along, can't wait to see what you create!

Clearly Freshly Made...

I decided last minute (like 16 minutes before cutoff time!) that I needed to make a card for the (soon to be not so) current Clearly Besotted Autumn / Halloween Challenge. Playing along with Freshly Made SketchesColor Q and Little Red Wagon Fall Themed too. These fabulous papers from Lily Bee Designs matched the Color Q colours perfectly. Die cuts are Clearly Besotted Autumn Flowers and Leafy Accents, with Happy Days sentiment stamped in Momento Luxe Nautical Blue.