Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Sweet Baby

I have made this card for The Male Room where ANYTHING GOES as long as it's masculine.

Here's my card inspired by the birth of a new Royal baby........Prince George


The Ark was stamped in Archival ink and coloured with Write markers and an Aqua Painter. It was then cut with Nesties and laid on a blue base wrapped with a blue ribbon. It was finished with the sentiment.

Supplies :
Card = \Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper and Naturals White, and blue base FMS 
Stamps = Two by Two and Verve
Inks = Black Archival and lots of SU Write Markers
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Fiskars Scissors, and XCut Corner Rounder
Extras = 3D Pads, and Ribbon

I hope you enjoy the challenge here at the Male Room, and we'd love to see you here again soon. Don't forget to tell your friends about us too!

Bye for now








Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Paper Piecing

My card today is for two challenges

First is Mojo Monday with this sketch,

and then Make My Monday want to see some

PAPER PIECING


This is my card

I started by stamping the little girl in Archival ink on white card, yellow striped and flowered DSP's. The hat and dress were then cut out and placed over the image on the white card. The dress ribbon and girls arms were coloured with SU Markers and an Aqua Painter.
The whole thing was then cut with a Nestie. Using the same DSP's I stamped the flowers and butterfly and cut/punched them out and layered them with the green stamped leaves. A ribbon and sentiment were added to finish.





Supplies :
Card = Real Red, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Summer by the Sea, Fabulous Florets, Tea Shoppe, and Papillon Potpourri
Inks = Black Archival, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, and Crushed Curry
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Elegant Butterfly Punch
Extras = 3D Pads and Ribbon

I'm in hospital again tomorrow, so I may be AWOL for a few days, but I'll be back asap. Have a great week


Monday, 29 July 2013

Durango Daisies

My second card today is for two challenges

First is ColourQ with these colours,


and second is this sketch from Paper Craft Crew




Here is my card

                                                       
I embossed some brown card and laid it on a white base. I coloured the daisies stamp with my Write markers and stamped them onto white card before layering it on some coral card. The three daisies from the corner were stamped and fussy cut and layered on 3D pads with the leaves. The finishing touches were the sentiment, ribbon border and butterfly.

Supplies :
Card = Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, and white base FMS
Stamps = Upsy Daisy, Greenhouse Garden, Tea Shoppe, and Papillon Potpourri
Inks = Black, Calypso Coral, Dusty Durango, and Lucky Limeade
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fiskars Scissors, Bird and Elegant Butterfly Punches
Extras = 3D Pads, Ribbon and Pearls

Thanks for dropping by, please call again soon



Party time!

Well it's the start of another week, and I've got lots to do, but before I begin my chores I just had to finish a card I had started yesterday. I am entering it into three challenges


First is this sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches


Second is Color Throwdown with these colours



and thirdly is Addicted to CAS where the theme is            GLITTER







This is my card


The DP dress was cut in the Big Shot and laid on the glitter Nestie, and I added the Pearls and a bow. The long panel was made with the MM stamp repeated on a strip of card, cut out, and laid on card with fancy scissor cut edges.

Supplies :
Card = Rich Razzleberry, Blue Glitter, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Mosaic Madness and Docrafts
Inks = Rich Razzleberry, and Blushing Bride
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Dress Up Framelit, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Fiskars Scissors
Extras = Pearls, DP, and Ribbon

Thanks for dropping by, and don't forget the masculine challenge, "The Male Room" starts in two days, and we'd love to see your creations there, so please pop by and have a go.







                                                     

Friday, 26 July 2013

Birthday Cheer!


Hope you're having a great weekend so far

My card today is for Clean and Simple challenge using their sketch


Here it is



I started by making the background with the Oak trees and using my trusty Aqua Painter to colour the road and verges. The Pick-up was stamped onto white card, coloured with the AP, cut out, and placed on 3D pads. In the foreground I drew a chain link fence with a hand drawn bird sat on it, and stamped the greeting on the road. Two more birds were drawn flying in the sky.

Supplies :
Card = Naturals White and Whisper White
Stamps = Lovely as a tree, Loads of Love, and Verve
Inks = Black Archival, Brilliant Blue, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, and Poppy Parade
Tools = Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Aqua Painter
Extras = 3D Pads and Black Fine Liner

Enjoy the rest of the weekend








Spring Bird

My card today is for two challenges

First is Pals Paper Arts with this sketch, 

and then Stampin' Royalty with these colours



This is my card


I embossed two strips of CC card and made two panels, one larger than the other had a white topper randomly stamped with a bird, butterfly, leaf, and sentiment. The central topper has the spring bird circle stamped on it and then it's laid on two Nesties. 

Supplies :
Card = Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Four Seasons and Verve
Inks = Black, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, and Crumb Cake
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Swirl EF, and Fiskars Scissors
Extras = 3D Pads and Ribbon

Thanks for dropping by, and I'll be back soon







Thursday, 25 July 2013

All Dressed Up!

Yaaaaay! I am thrilled to see I made Top 3 at Make My Monday with my balloon card, so I must say a big "Thank You" to their lovely DT ladies.

My card today is for two challenges

First is Make My Monday with this photo inspiration,

and second is Mojo Monday with this sketch





Here is my card


I embossed the background and strung some bunting across it with added flowers with pearl centres. I then made the dress on the tailors dummy with SU Framelits, and added a silk gathered ribbon underskirt. The sentiment Nestie was added on 3D pads, and finally the trio of Hydrangea blooms.

Supplies :
Card = Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, DP and white base FMS
Stamps = Best of Flowers and Clarity
Inks = Black, Blushing Bride, and Certainly Celery
Tools = Big Shot, Dress Up Framelets, Nestabilities, and Sizzix Textures
Extras = Bakers Twine, 3D Pads, Readicut Flower Punches, Ribbon, and Pearls 

We've had some terrible thunder storms this week, with more forecast, but at last the temperature has dropped a little and the garden has had some much needed water!. The other good news us Brits are celebrating is the arrival of Prince George to William and Kate ( Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ). HIP HIP HOORAY!!

Also, I'm very excited as there are only 6 days left to the launch of The Male Room , I do hope you can play along and show support for it's creator Jacqueline, and see the lovely cards from her and her DT. I'll be seeing you there very soon

Bye for now


                                                  

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Autumn Bird

Yaaaaaay! I'm over the moon to find out I made Top Addict at Addicted to Stamps, with my blossom branch through the frame, so a "Big Thank You" to their DT.

My card today is for three challenges


First, Addicted to Stamps want something
CAS   

Second, is  CAS Colours and Sketches  with these colours,


and lastly, Friday Mashup have this sketch and/or want us to use a 
                         NEW STAMP SET    

This is my card

                                                       
I've had this stamp set, Four Seasons, for a while, but not used it. I love the chubby birds in the centres of these designs, and so out it came today. (I think this is the Autumn Stamp judging by the acorns and leaves.)
I coloured the round design with my Write Markers, and layered it on the three Nesties. I then used the larger leaf in the set to create my own chevrons, and these were laid on some brown card cut with decorative scissors. I used an Ivory card as white seemed too harsh against the brown. What do you think?



Supplies :
Card = Choc Chip, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Ivory base FMS
Stamps = Four Seasons and Tea Shoppe
Inks = Choc Chip, Summer Starfruit, and Crumb Cake
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Fiskars Scissors

Thanks for dropping by, and I'll be back soon








Monday, 22 July 2013

Cup of Roses

Yaaaay! I've just seen that I was one of the Goddesses Top Picks last week at Stampin' Royalty, so a big "Thank You" to them.

Today my card is for two challenges



First is this photo inspiration from Stampin' Royalty

and second is this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
      




Here is my card
( sorry about the poor photo, but I had to use the flash as it's dark now I've finished making it )

                                                                 
         
I started by embossing some green card and laying it onto a white base. I then randomly stamped tea cups onto white card, embossed some brown card, and matted them on some coral card. A blue tea cup was fancy cut and placed on 3D pads, and then some roses arranged inside it. A butterfly and sentiment finished it off.


Supplies :
Card = Certainly Celery, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White
Stamps = Stippled Blossoms, Tea Shoppe, and Papillon Potpourri
Inks = Black, Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, and Pool Party
Tools = Big Shot, Dots EF, Fancy Fan EF, Nestabilities, Bitty Butterfly Punch, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = 3D Pads

Thanks for dropping by and I'll be back soon







Sunday, 21 July 2013

Floral Corners

Yaaaaaay! I'm thrilled that I made Top 3 at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, so a big  "Thank You" to their lovely DT Ladies.

My card today is for two challenges


The first is Try Stampin' on Tuesday with this sketch from the talented Paula ,

and these colours from Color Throwdown                     



Here is my card

                                     
I started by heat embossing the flourish in opposing corners of some blue card, and adding a 2 layer flower with some leaves. I then fussy cut 3 turquoise flowers and leaves and laid them on a Nestie placed on 3D pads in the centre of the card. Some gems were added to the corner flowers, and 2 butterflies to the centre label, with the finishing touch being the sentiment again on 3D pads.

Here is a closer view of the corner detail and flower.


Supplies :
Card = Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Fabulous Florets, Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri, and Tea Shoppe
Inks = Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, and Lucky Limeade
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Heat Gun, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and XCut Corner Rounder
Extras = 3D Pads, White Embossing Powder, and Gems

Thankfully it has been much cooler today, but they say there are more high temperatures on the way, so I've been busy doing chores that I've had on hold for a while. How I wish that someone would invent a robot to do the ironing!!

Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope you can call again soon








Saturday, 20 July 2013

60 Years Young!

My card today is for three challenges


Firstly, Pals Paper Arts gave us this sketch,

secondly, ColourQ have these colours,

and lastly, CAS-ual Fridays want to see
           NUMBERS

 
       
                                             
This is my card

The banners were made by repeated stamping on white card, using my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig, all topped off with the sentiment on a Nestie. The embossed green card reminds me of a Crocodile skin, what do you think?

Supplies :
Card = Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Mosaic Madness, Verve, and Papermania
Inks = Black, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, and Raspberry Ripple
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Wild Dashes Sizzix Textures, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = 3D Pads

This card is for my friends partner, Bill ( the old Croc!), who has been 55 for the last decade, it seems, so now he wont be able to pull the wool over our eyes again this year!!   

Enjoy the rest of the weekend







Friday, 19 July 2013

Life on the Ocean Wave

Can you believe that it's nearly the weekend again?! It's still scorchio here, and I'm not enjoying it at all, but I hope some of you are........?.

I've sat in front of the fan this afternoon, and made a card for two challenges.


The sketch is from Mojo Monday,


and the colours from Fab Friday
                                                                      



Here is my card

  
I started by stamping the Captains Log up one side of some blue card, matted it on some grey card, and then laid it on a white base. The Ship, Compass, Anchor, and sentiment were stamped on white card and laid on red card. Some white and blue cords were wrapped around the blue card and secured by the anchor on 3D pads.

Supplies :
Card = Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey, Real Red, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = The Open Sea and Verve
Inks = Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Black
Tools = Big Shot, and Nestabilities 
Extras = 3D Pads, and Blue and White Nylon Cords

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great weekend