Friday, May 29, 2015

Inspired by FUSION

I was inspired by the photo prompt at FUSION to use these colours, and the pattern of different circles, by the flowers on that luscious cake!

Supplies: Stamps from tons of different sets; Peacock Feathers & Scattered Straw distress inks; Versamark & white detail EP; yellow & white sequins

I like the subtlety of the embossed white circles - it pops without totally overwhelming the rest of the card. And who doesn't like to be told they're awesome? I mean really.


Playing Catch Up with Jingle Belles

Lest you think I've ditched my New Year's Resolution to play along with all the Jingle Belles challenges again....ok, well, I had to catch up on a couple. I missed the deadline TWICE! Oy. So I'll start with my card for the current Let it Snow:

Supplies: papers/stickers from Echo Park; Lil Inkers rectangle die; sequins & confetti

You can just about see the widdle snowman peeking out at the bottom there! (and yes, wow, lots of static with this shaker!)

I've also got a card for the sketch challenge:

Supplies: papers from Bo Bunny; 1 1/8" circle punch; Stampendous sentiment; Evergreen Bough distress ink; pink rhinestones

And for the hybrid challenge: 

Supplies: digi stamp from Bugaboo; sentiment from Reverse Confetti; Spectrum Noir markers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; black rhinestones; AC paper

And of course the glasses & her glasses are shiny :)


Father's Day Sketch

Squeaking in at the last minute with an entry for the sketch challenge at The Paper Players - after weeks of not really following challenges I've made cards for most of my favourites this week :) It feels good!

Supplies: stamps from PTI; Paper Smooches cloud dies; Studio Calico boat veneers; Distress inks in Festive Berries, Chipped Sapphire, and Tumbled Glass

I masked off the bottom portion of the boat to stamp the little circles as waves - kinda graphic & I like it :)


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Shopping our Stash #203 - Play Misty for Me!

This week at Shopping our Stash we want you to get out your mists & play! I started by spraying a card-sized piece of cardstock, and then...well, you'll see:

Supplies: stamps from Reverse Confetti; Palette Noir ink; Spiced Marmalade distress ink; Tiger Lily & Yellow Daisy Tattered Angels glimmer mist; button & seam binding from stash; Hero Arts lace; Sizzix embossing folder; gem from stash

After the mists dried, I used an embossing folder and sponged Spiced Marmalade ink on top to help the embossing stand out - and then the watercolour panel and the lace and so on just covered up most of the sparkle, but it's still super shimmery. 

So what kind of mists do the SOS gals have in their stash? Check out the SOS crew: 

And you have until Monday,June 1st to come play!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #302

Good morning sketch fans :) We have a rare sponsor-free week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and the design team had fun just playing!

Supplies: papers from MME; Nesties heart die; PTI Love die; button & twine from stash

It took longer to choose the papers than it did to make  the card! I'm really loving this LOVE die, so versatile :)

Here's the sketch:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, May 31 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made!



Sunday, May 24, 2015

It's Graduation Time!

The town where I participate in the weekly farmers market is a university town, and convocation weekend is the same weekend as Mother's Day. Now it's time for the high school grads to be getting excited! Conveniently The Pink Elephant has a graduation challenge this week & I have a few cards from this week to share:

Supplies: Stamp from Unity; Versamark & black detail EP; star dies from Lil Inkers; black rhinestones; watercolour panel created with distress inks in Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves

Supplies: unknown stencil; Dreamweaver embossing paste; Nesties label die; Stampin Up sentiment; Versamark & white detail EP; twine & button from stash

Supplies: Clearly Besotted feather stamp & die; sentiment from Reverse Confetti; Distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Seedless Preserves; Versamark & clear EP; buttons & doily from stash; organza fabric & ribbon melted with heat gun

Close up of the melted organza because OMG look how cool the ribbon turned out!! 

Supplies: Stampendous Grad Chick; Reverse Confetti sentiment; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; Versamark & black detail EP; Squeezed Lemonade distress ink; PTI grunge stamp; yellow Doodlebug crushed velvet flock

Fluffy chicks are a must! I stamped them this way on a whim and I love how it gives the feel of the bird hopping with excitement :) 


A few more wedding cards..

..building up the stash & playing along at CASology!

Supplies: sentiment from Neat & Tangled; medallion from Stampendous; Versamark & Moonstone EP; Distress inks in Peacock Feathers & Picked Raspberry; AC silver cardstock; Stampin' Up rhinestones

This medallion image was a second impression, pulled from my pile of ooooh, I should use that on somethings.

Supplies: Sentiment from Reverse Confetti; musical heart stamp unknown; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Shabby Shutters distress ink


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Christmas Birches

I feel like I'm playing a continual game of catch-up these days! It doesn't help that every time I go to use Bloglovin' or open more than 3 tabs the computer crashes....grrrr...
Popping in quickly to share my Merry Monday card for the week:

Supplies: PTI stamps & cardstock; Versamark & white detail EP; Dylusions stencil; Dreamweaver crackle embossing paste

And thanks to my elderly computer, it took 15 minutes to make this!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Wedding season is upon us... I'm working on lots of wedding cards, as you can tell by the blog this week. All of these cards are for the wedding & anniversary challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, and this first one is using the sketch from Leslie at The Crooked Stamper:

Supplies: Mums stamp from PTI; unknown sentiment; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Shaded Lilac distress ink; black Wink of Stella pen; purple gems

I traced the cursive writing with the Wink of Stella pen for some extra oomph. 

Supplies: AC sparkle paper; Hero Arts cake stamp; PTI sentiment; Spectrum Noir markers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; buttons from stash; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies


Supplies: papers from Simple Stories; doily stamps from Clearly Besotted; sentiment from Paper Smooches; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Walnut Stain distress ink; Tonic edge distresser; May Arts cream twine; buttons from stash

Here's the graphic for the Open-Minded Crafting Fun challenge:


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shopping our Stash #202 - Silver & Gold

May 24th is our four year anniversary at Shopping our Stash! And to celebrate we'd like to see your Silver & Gold creations - you've got to use both :) I've made an OMG SPARKLY card:

Supplies: sparkle paper from American Crafts; heart & circle Nesties; sentiment from PTI; versamark & moonstone EP; sparkly silver button from stash; Bow Easy & white floss

So. Much. Sparkle. The button is hidden underneath the bow - it really matches! And I absolutely love that sentiment for a wedding or just an I love you card :)

So how have the gals interpreted the Silver & Gold brief? Check out the SOS crew: 

And you have until Monday,May 25th to come play!