Thursday, 13 September 2012


I don't use a lot of orange but when I saw the Runway Inspired Challenge photo the colours clicked into place. This is their first menswear collection perfect for a male card. I loved the solid blocks of colour on the top, mirrored by the solid stars & blocks of chevrons on my card. I've used the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch for this card and I really like the cluster of stars. Initially I could only visualise this as flowers (not exactly what I wanted for a male card) then I saw the star burst. The colours have a real Autumnal feel so I reached for my tiny trees & stamped first on scrap paper & then on my card for a softer look. I used black ink, stamped on the orange distress ink background which took on a slightly green hue.

 I went a little over board with the foam squares, but still managed to fit it into a regular envelope. A great find for me was how close shaded lilac distress ink is to ProMarker Blue Pearl and I'm still in love with chevrons, a hot trend that Young Crafters Unite is looking for.

Runway Inspired Challenge RIC#9: Iceberg Spring 2013 Menswear
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #114
Young Crafters Unite Challenge #13: Hot Trends


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Teeny Trees, Lawn Fawn Chevron Backdrops
Dies: Spelbinders Nestabilities Stars, Ovals
Paper:  White from stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Shaded Lilac
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, White & silver gel pens, stickles, Papermania clear stars
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Birthday Bag

This is my first shaped card, a prototype! I created the template with a tent card as the starting point and an image of small rigid satin bags with dainty handles in my head. As you can see I need to work on the dainty handles. The bag had to be pink, just perfect for Jane. The gems sparkle & the edges appear less rough in person, but I think a slightly thinner card would work better next time.

Catered Crop: In the Pink Recipe Swap
In the Pink Challenge #3: Pink & Anything but Square
ABC Challenges: W for Wishes


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs, Paper Smmoches Sentiment Sampler, Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees
Paper:  Pink card & acetate from stash
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark
Embellishments: White embossing powder, stickles, pink gems, eyelets, white ribbon, charm from stash

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Hatty Birthday

This is my first chance to ink this lovely stamp I won from Little Miss Muffet Stamps April Release.  I've used my favourite colour combo teal & white with a swirly embossed background and teal lace. It's a fun sentiment to go with the stamp, to add a little humour to the 40th birthday card.

Looking  at my background I not sure if it is embossed or debossed. It seemed embossed when I stuck it down, but now with the photograph I'm not sure! The lace is strategically placed over the join and Stickles & Glossy Accents add a little sparkle.

Little Miss Muffet Challenges #43: Writing or Anything Goes with a LMMS image
Passion For ProMarker Week 164: Lace & Swirls
Sentimental Sundays #119: Humor Me
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes Theme with the Optional Extra of a Non-Square Base Card
DYSU #88: Birthday


Stamps: Little Miss Muffet Stamps Eleanor May Hatter, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s
Paper:  White card from stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, white gel pen, stickles, lace
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