Monday, 25 July 2016

Seize the Birthday - Another Floral Multiple


Once again, I spent some time making more than one card with a stamp set - this time Artful Flowers from Simon Says Stamp. I enjoyed exploring different-but-same colour combinations - lots of pinks, corals, oranges and yellows - as well as different methods for shading the petals.


I was surprised to find that I think I prefer the softer colours (I know they're still bright!).

I'm linking up to Seize the Birthday's Anything Goes with Optional Bold and Bright theme.  Also both for Day 21 of #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge (via Instagram) and for Simon's Flickr Challenge (sssflickrchallenge#50).

Sunday, 24 July 2016

FS494 - It's Your Day


This week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper is Jen Carter. She has a growing gallery full of fun cards. I picked this one as my inspiration:



I focused on Jen's:
-daisy theme
-colour scheme

I changed:
-number of flowers
-added more white
-layout
-grey (in the sentiment) to silver glitter

I used:
-Hero Arts Lia Griffith Mum dies
-Hero Arts June 2016 kit
-Avery Elle Double-Pierced Circle Dies
-Avery Elle Double-Pierced Square Dies

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Muse 175 - Birthday Wishes


Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge (also Day 19 of #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge), where Jenni has given us a beautiful, elegant, classic inspiration:




I focused on Jenni's:
-layout
-colours
-floral theme
-clear sparkle

I made mine a bit more whimsical and used my copics with no shading, like Lisa did last week - you get a very simple but rich feel with this technique.

I used:
-WPlus9 Doodle Buds
-WPlus9 That is All
-Pretty Pink Post sequins

Thursday, 21 July 2016

MCV54, OLS29 - Warm Wishes


I just love Cornelia's inspiration for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions Challenge:




You know that I love rainbows. But rainbows are not inherently "Christmassy", are they? You have to work a bit by introducing other festive elements.

I focused on Cornelia's:
-tree theme
-rainbow colours
-Santa

I used:
-Essentials By Ellen Cozy Christmas
-Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings
-Impress Cards and Crafts Santa
-Stickles

I am also linking up to One Layer-Simplicity, where the challenge is Christmas In July.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Just Dandy-inspired Daisies


The other day, Melissa (Just Dandy Studio) made a fun, colourful panel for #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge. Sometimes, I see something I like so much, I just want to make it exactly the same. I think that's ok. Of course it's nice to give credit to the person who inspired you. And of course, it wasn't EXACTLY the same, since I don't have the same stamps. 

But then I just kept going until I ended up with these 6 cards. (can you tell that both my kids are away at camp?) The Waffleflower A Bunch daisies are so much fun that I couldn't stop! I made two panels each of colourful daisies, white daisies on a white background and masked daisies in a field of green.

And then, as I was assembling cards, I got so excited that I made a major error - I forgot to put any sequins in my white daisy shaker.


As you can see, I tried to fix it by using my (best ever 'fixing' tool!) old Cricut spatula - it has a thin metal edge that can often slide between layers and separate them without damage. I thought I could slide the sequins in through the gap, but the spatula was sticky (and sequins stick even when there's really nothing to stick to, don't they? lol!) So I ended up taking the white panel and acetate off the top, filling the hole with sequins and then adhering a new piece of acetate and a white panel on top.

Here are close ups of each card:

Mama Elphant Script Birthday die, SU! Jewellery Tag punch, Avery Elle Sentimental wishes

Clearly Besotted Say it in Style sentiment

MFT Stamps Delicious Birthday sentiment

WPlus9 That is All sentiment

Technique Tuesday Watt's Up sentiments

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

CASology 207 - Rough


This week's CASology Cue Card is Rough.



I decided to go with something like "Life can be rough, make sure you get lots of hugs". Very simple - one Papertrey die and a very neutral, monochrome colour scheme keep this feeling very CAS even though there's a lot of hugs there!

Now it's your turn - I think this one's going to be fun - I can think of so many ways to go with this cue card! Be sure to check out how the rest of the DT used it!

Monday, 18 July 2016

CTS181 - Thank You


Here's my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:



and also for Day 14 of #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge.

I used:
-Neat&Tangled Scandinavian Prints (yes, again!)
-Copics (same colours as this card: RV04, RV06, RV17, Y17, Y38, YR04, YG25, YG09)
-Wink of Stella
-Glossy Accents