Thursday, 30 June 2016

MCV51 - Noel

We are now officially less than 6 months away from Christmas, people! Time to start playing along with us at Muse: ChristmasVisions and this week is a great week to start if you haven't already. Marianne is our Guest Muse with this fun inspiration:

I focused on Marianne's
-circular focal point
-white embossing on blue
-red accents

I used:
-Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Greetings
-Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy
-Avery Elle Double Pierced Circle, Double Pierced Square dies
-distress ink

Wednesday, 29 June 2016


After all the ink blending and die cutting that went into yesterday's card, I couldn't throw out the scraps, so I made another card.

This time I added some high-contrast drama by backing the sponged panel on black. Funny how the same supplies can result in two very different-looking cards!

I used:
-Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
-MFT Pierced Rectangle Die
-Distress Inks
-Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Muse 172 - Fabulous Friend

This one is for this week's Muse Card Club, where Jenni has given us a fun inspiration:

I focused on Jenni's
-general layout
-sparkly elements
-texture on the white card front

I used:
-Mama Elephant Hello Script die
-Clearly Besotted Good Times (retired)
-Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental
-MFT Wonky Stitched Square die
-Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins (4mm, 6mm)
-Distress inks

CASology 204 - Row

This week's CASology Cue Card is Row!

My little canoe is lacking the paddle that would link this card more clearly to the Cue Card. But I know you're clever. You got it.

I inked up my Avery Elle canoe, water and sentiment (from Happy Camper) and it felt lost in the middle of all the white space, even after I coloured it all in. A black frame adds drama and captures attention.

Now it's your turn! Be sure to drop by the rest of the DT for more inspiration!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

VV22 - Sending (Colourful) Hugs

Here's my second card for Viriginia's View: All About Color Challenge

Challenge #22 ( All About Colors)

This time I used watercolouring in bright, warm colours.

I used:
-Lil' Inkers Design Inky Flowers
-Papertrey Hugs die
-Avery Elle Sentimental
-Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
-KGT Starry Colors

FS490 - Happy Vibes

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Kendra Sand (aka jksand). Her gallery is light and airy and full of cheerful inspiration! Here's the card I chose as my inspiration:

I focused on:
-butterfly theme
-stripes of colour

I changed:
-more white space
-solid butterflies
-location of sentiment

I used:
-A Muse Art Stamps butterfly stamp (retired)
-Mama Elephant Blogging Buddies sentiment
-distress ink

Also linking up to Virginia's View All About Color Challenge.

Challenge #22 ( All About Colors)

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things GD - Thanks!

I'm so thrilled that I was asked to be the Guest at Inspired by All the Little Things this week!

I've got friends on the DT and have played along a few times because they always have really fun inspiration!

Here's this week's inspiration photo:

There is so much to be inspired by in this gorgeous summery photo - I can imagine that we'll see a lot of variety in the gallery as you all choose to focus on different elements! I can't wait!

I chose to focus on:
-the colours (sky, water and tablecloth)
-the white railing
- the flowers (don't you love the sequin-centres?)

I used:
-Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Light Blue, Turquoise Green, Light Carmine)