Sunday, 28 August 2016

FS499 - Thanks

This week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper is Mary (stamps-n-lingers). Her gallery is full of beautiful work. I finally settled on this card as my inspiration:

I was inspired by Mary's:
-thanks theme
-floral background

I changed:
-fewer layers
-stamps instead of patterned paper
-sequins instead of yarn as embellishment
-no hearts

I used:
-Stampin' Up! Layered Alphabet
-Altenew Mini Blooms
-LOTS of Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Birthday Fun!

Do you know my friend Kimberly? She just released her first stamp set with Essentials by Ellen and it's so adorable! It's called Sock Monkey Surprise and it has this cute monkey and all sorts of fun 'stuff' (OMG, the banana!) for him and some great sentiments, too!

Once it got here, I sat down right away to have some fun with it. I die cut and coloured a bunch of the monkeys and then played around until I came up with this fun birthday card.

I also used Essentials by Ellen's Up The Happy.

I'm linking up to the current Seize the Birthday Challenge. and Darnell's latest NBUS challenge!


Friday, 26 August 2016

MCV59 - Joy To The World

Here's my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where our Guest, Meredith has given us this traditional-with-a-twist inspiration:

I focused on Meredith's:
-popped up tag element
-red joy
-black sentiment
-green bow
-scalloped edge
-use of vellum
-general layout

I used:
-Impress Joy
-Papertrey Bow
-Hero Arts 'to the world'
-MFT Mini-Scalloped Stitched Square die
-Memory Box Pierced Square die

Thursday, 25 August 2016

SSSWC- Square Birthday

This week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is right up my alley - Hip to Be Square. You know I'm the hippest, squarest girl around! lol! I love making square cards!

I was inspired by my worksurface after I had sponged some panels the other day - sometimes I think it ends up being prettier than anything I've actually created on purpose! lol!

I used:
-Simon Says Stamp It's No Secret
-Simon Says Stamp Friendly Flowers

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Muse 180 - Happy Birthday

This is my card for this week's Muse Challenge, where our Guest Muse, Marilyn has given us this pretty inspiration:

I was inspired by Marilyn's:
-floral theme

I actually made 2 cards - I have two friends with upcoming birthdays and thought it would be fun to use a 'same but different' approach.

The first one is light and airy. I used an Impression Obsession die and an old Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

For the second one, I used the matching Impression Obsession stamp and the same sentiment.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

CASology 212 - Fun

This week's CASology Cue Card is Fun!

Celebrations are fun, so I chose a one-word Papertrey die-cut sentiment for this week's card. I coloured a strip of white cardstock with a rainbow of Copic markers before cutting it. I then stacked it on top of 3 black die cuts, to provide a bit of definition and texture.

Now it's your turn to have some fun! Make sure you check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration!

Monday, 22 August 2016

SPDMIX12 - For Someone Special

This is my card for the current SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge.

My first thought was that I didn't have a clue how to use the photo - vintage is not really my style! But then I focused on the colours. These are great colours for a masculine card, and mixing it up with the sketch inspiration, I was able to put together a fun coffee-themed card.

I used:
-Caffeine Addict
-Coffee To Go Cup SugarCuts
-Feeling Sentimental
-Celebrate All the Things (star)