Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Featured Stamper

Yaaaaay! I was the Featured Stamper with Color Throwdown last week with my Circus Mouse card, and as a result I have been asked to be their Guest Star Stamper this week. OMG ! I was so excited, that it took me ages to decide what to do with their colours

Well, after some deliberation, here is the card I came up with


Using the Color Throwdown palette, I stamped the blue wood grain background through a Framelit aperture, and topped it with a flower coloured with my AP and markers. Some leaf sprigs and sentiment banner were added, with some Mini gems on the centre of the flower to finish.

I am entering these challenges :

Of course the colours come from

and lastly,the sketch from Clean and Simple    




Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Blended Bloom, Hardwood, Simply Sketched, Summer Silhouettes, and Verve
Inks - Black Archival, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Marina Mist
Tools - Big Shot, Framelits Labels, Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads, and Mini Gems 

I have had my treatment today, so I'll be back at the weekend when I've recovered.

Thanks for dropping by








Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Subtle Flowers

Hi All, I hope you've had a nice Bank Holiday? Mine was hectic, but my Sisters donkey finally gave birth to a new donkey foal that we have been waiting for (seems like it's been months!!) I have yet to take a photo of her ( Buttercup) but will post it when it's done.

Now, I found time to craft today for the first time in a week, and here's the card



I stamped two flowers and the leaves on the white card, laid it on green card, and then with 3D pads onto some wood stamped brown card. A third flower was stamped, fussy cut, and added to the top panel with a sentiment banner. To finish I put some mini gems on the flower heads.

I'm entering these challenges :

The sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday
                                             
and the subtle colours from CAS Colours 
and Sketches




(Ooops, Sorry TSOT I used the wrong sketch first time!)

Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Green and base FMS
Stamps - Hardwood, Summer Silhouettes, and Express Yourself
Inks - Black, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar
Tools - Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads and Mini Gems

Here's a photo of  my sisters donkeys, before the new arrival.


Thanks for dropping by and hope you'll call again soon.

I'm in hospital tomorrow for my treatment again, but pop back to see something that I was really excited about?








Tuesday, 19 August 2014

For Mum

Yaaaay! My Peacock card was Top 3 at Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge #178, so a big "Thank You" to their lovely DT.

A quick post tonight as it's very late, but here's the card I've made for my Mum's birthday on Sunday


I stamped the lattice on brown card, and laid it on red card. I stamped the flower ring, coloured it with my AP and markers, then fussy cut it out and laid it on 3D pads on some wood effect card cut with a Framelit.I fussy cut some foliage and added them under a chipboard heart covered in red card that was embossed with gold word "Mum". The finishing touches (that you cant really see in the photo) were the mini pink gems in the flower centres.

I am entering these challenges :

 have this sketch,

the colours come from


and lastly, Just Add Ink want to see
CHIPBOARD
                                                       

Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake, and base FMS
Stamps - Hardwood, Apothecary Art, Summer Silhouettes, and Papermania
Inks - Versamark, Black Archival, Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, and Baked Brown Sugar
Tools - Big Shot, Framelit Labels, Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Heat Gun
Extras - Gold EP, 3D Pads, and Mini Gems

Thanks for dropping by, and please come back again soon








Friday, 15 August 2014

Circus Mouse

Hello All, I can't believe that it's Friday already! What happens to the time?, as each day seems to pass quicker than the day before it!

Oh well, today, I've made this playful card 


I embossed some strips of green and blue cards, rounded the ends, and laid them side by side like the frill on a Big Top tent, over the top of some white glitter card. I stamped and coloured the mouse with my AP and markers, fussy cut him out, and placed him on 3D pads on the glitter card. The two hats he is juggling with were also placed on 3D pads so they look like they are in the air. The finishing touch was a strip of glitter card and the sentiment label.

                                            
The sketch comes from

the colours from



Stampin' Royalty want to see GLITTER

and lastly, Make My Monday, have the theme of CIRCUS

Supplies :
Card - Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Orange, Glitter, and base FMS
Stamps - House Mouse and Verve
Inks - Black Archival, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, and Dusty Durango
Tools - Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF, Nestabilities, and Xcut Corner Rounder
Extras - 3D Pads                                       

Still no sign of the donkey foal, and fingers crossed ( if I could ) it wont happen till late tomorrow, when my sister is home from their holiday!

Thankfully, the heatwave we were having seems to have ended, only to be replaced with thunder storms, rain, and cold winds!. I seem to be the only one who is happy about it, as the drop in air pressure helps my RA.

Anyway, have a great weekend whatever you have planned, and I'll be back soon








Thursday, 14 August 2014

Today, I have still not had the call about the donkey going into foal, but my thoughts are with my good friend who has just found out that her battle with Cancer is on again, as the dreaded disease has returned. My friend Jacqueline came around, and I tried to take my mind off things by crafting, and I came up with this card


I still had Jacqueline's borrowed stamp set of By the Tide on my table, and with the theme of Holidays, I thought of snorkelling in the sea, and so the card was born!

I am entering it in these challenges :

The sketch was from 

the colours are from

and lastly, the theme of A HOLIDAY comes from Addicted to Stamps


Supplies :
Card - Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Pink and base FMS
Stamps - By the Tide, and Express Yourself
Inks - Black, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, and Grey
Tools - Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads

Thanks for dropping by








Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Bon Appetit!

Still no donkey foal, and I'm in panic mode every time the phone rings?

To take my mind of it, my friend came round this morning to craft, and I made this card


The wooden background was stamped on natural card and laid on a base. I then added some navy card with a MENU label added on the bottom. I die cut a cream circle, and drew an inner broken circle with a marker to make it look like a plate. I fussy cut a lobster and put it on the plate on 3D pads. I downloaded some clip art cutlery and stamped a pattern on the handles before grouping them together with a raffia bow. The finishing touch was the sentiment tag on the bow.

I am entering it in these challenges :

CAS Colours and Sketches have these colours,                                 

the sketch is from Just-add-Ink,



The Male Room want us to MAKE PINK MASCULINE,

and lastly, Addicted to Stamps want us to MAKE YOUR MARK

Supplies :
Card - Naturals White, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, and Night of Navy
Stamps - By the Tide, Inkadinkado, Hardwood, Always Elegant, and Simply Sketched
Inks - Black, Raspberry Ripple, and Crumb Cake
Tools - Big Shot, Nestabilities, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads, Raffia, and Laptop Sentiment 
                   
Thanks for dropping by, and hope you'll come back again








Saturday, 9 August 2014

Apple for Teacher!

This is my second post tonight, just in case I get the call to go to my sisters field at any minute ( her donkey is due to go in to labour any minute)

First, I must say a big "Thank You" to Broni at Color Throwdown who said that she thought one of the outstanding cards in their challenge this week was my Peacock card, with "Gorgeously colored peacock and great embossed background panels!" 

Now, here's my CAS card



First, I stamped the wood texture on white card, and placed it at the lower half of the base card, with a wobbly line around the top half. Next, I stamped the mouse on white card, coloured him with my AP and SU markers, and cut it with a Framelit in the Big Shot. This was then added on top of the wood panel with a sentiment printed on my laptop. The finishing touch was the gem dewdrop on the apple. 

I am entering these challenges :

The CAS sketch is from the

Color Throwdown have these colours


and lastly, 
Addicted to Stamps want us to
MAKE YOUR MARK                                   


Supplies :
Card - Real Red, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - House Mouse, and Hardwood
Inks - Black Archival, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, and Smoky Slate
Tools - Big Shot, Framelits Labels, and Aqua Painter
Extras - 3D Pads, Laptop Sentiment, and Gem

Hope to be back soon








They Call It Mellow Yellow!

Happy weekend everyone!. 

Well, I've waved off the family as they drive down to Devon for a weeks holiday........and I'm glued to the phone as my sisters donkey is about to foal any minute, and I'm in the hot seat if it goes into labour!Aaaaah!

While I wait, I've made this card


I wrapped some Raffia around some pale yellow card that I had embossed, and laid it off centre on a white base. On 3D pads, I then added a yellow card square and topped it with a smaller white one, onto which I stamped two flowers and sentiment. Next, I stamped three yellow flowers and fussy cut them out, and arranged them with some punched leaves above the sentiment. The finishing touches were the gems in the flower centres and flower heads.

I am entering it in these challenges :

The sketch comes from Freshly


have a topping of
MONOCHROMATIC YELLOWS
                                         
and lastly, Addicted to Stamps want us to MAKE YOUR MARK

Supplies :
Card - Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Whisper White, Pale Yellow and base FMS
Stamps - Summer Silhouettes, and Express Yourself
Inks - Basic Black, Hello Honey, and Crushed Curry
Tools - Big Shot, Sizzix Textures, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Bird Punch
Extras - 3D Pads, Raffia,  and Gems

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy your weekend







Friday, 8 August 2014

The Fisher King!

Yaaaay!, my Seagull card made Top 3 at Make My Monday, so a big "Thank You" to their lovely DT.

Today I've been rushing here, there, and everywhere, but I have managed to make this card ( and at 10.20pm I hope I'm not too late with this post for some of the challenges.)


The Kingfisher was stamped on white card and coloured with my AP and SU markers, and cut with a Nestie. I then stamped the wood texture on some neutral card, tore the edges, and laid it with 3D pads on some blue card. The sentiment was stamped and placed below the wood, and the Kingfisher label added on 3D pads with two leaves in the corner. Some more leaves were added as bunting in the opposing corner.

I am entering it into these challenges :

The sketch is from Paper Craft Crew,

The colours from Pals Paper Arts






Friday Mashup wanted the
MELON COLOURS AND/OR WOOD ELEMENT  
 ( I chose wood)


 Make My Monday  have the theme of  BIRDS,

and lastly, Stampin' Royalty wanted a 
STAMPED BACKGROUND

Supplies :
Card - Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Flesh colour and base FMS
Stamps - Hardwood, Stippled Blossoms, Clarity, and Verve
Inks - Black Archival, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Old Olive
Tools - Big Shot, Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Aqua Painter
Extras - 3D Pads


Yesterday, my friend, Jacqueline, came round and we played with some polymer clay and silicon moulds that I had. Here's what I made, and you never know, they may turn up as embellishments some day?                                             


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



Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Summer Mojito's!

Here we are, half way through another week! Doesn't time fly?

Today this is the card I've made


I first stamped the sprigs of leaves and the lattice, and then added the sentiment over it. I then stamped the flowers, fussy cut them out, and arranged them over the leaves. One of the yellow flowers was laid on 3D pads, and the finishing touches were the mini gems in the centre of the flowers and 3 scattered around the lattice.

I am entering these challenges :

Retro Sketches have this sketch,

Less is More have this colour palette (and Happy Birthday to Sarah)

                                                  




Inkspirational want us to use 
MARKERS OR PENCILS

and lastly, Addicted to Stamps have
MAKE YOUR MARK






Supplies :
Card - Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Summer Silhouettes and Simply Sketched
Inks - Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green, Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay, and Hello Honey
Tools - Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads and mini Gems 

During my hectic day with Nathan and Sophie yesterday, they made these cards using my Big Shot ( or "Magic Rolling Machine" as Nathan calls it ) for their Nana's birthday. They chose everything themselves, their colours, die cuts, and layouts.


Thanks for dropping by, and please call back again soon







Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Button Bloom

Yaaaay!, I've just found out that I made the "Wall of Fame" at Addicted to Stamps, and I'm over the moon, so a very big "Thank You" to their lovely DT.

Today, I'm sorry for a quick post, but I'm busy with Nathan and Sophie. Here's my card



The flower was coloured with markers and AQ, fussy cut and laid down with 3D pads. Some leaves were stamped and tucked under it, and the sentiment stamped alongside. It was finished off with a butterfly and two yellow buttons.

I am entering these challenges :

The colours and sketch are from





                        
Paper Players want to see BUTTONS


Inkspirational want us to use
MARKERS OR PENCILS


and lastly, Addicted to Stamps have 
ANYTHING GOES



Supplies :
Card - Naturals White, and base FMS
Stamps - Blended Bloom, Stippled Blossoms, Papillon Potpourri, and Sassy Salutations
Inks - Black Archival, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, and Lost Lagoon
Tools - Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Aqua Painter
Extras - 3D Pads, and Buttons 

Thanks for dropping by