Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Fusion Card Challenge

Have you seen the gorgeous inspiration photo in this week's Fusion Card Challenge? It is so beautiful! I do not find it easy to praise myself, so you wont often find me saying  'I really like how this turned out'. But this time I am really happy! I had an idea and it played out exactly as I pictured it in my mind.

The flower image is from Clearly Besotted Happy Everything and the background stamp from Kaisercraft. The sentiment is from Wplus9.

I very rarely make a card like this, without using any black at all, so I enjoyed using the gold, which really softened the whole look. The ribbon is really gorgeous - it was in a bag of goodies that I received from Joy Taylor at our recent Craft Retreat. Joy is so generous!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Case This Sketch #72

Here is a quick post with a card for the Case this Sketch Challenge.

I decided to look through my stash of unfinished projects and found this bright watercolour, stencilled and stamped panel. So I cut it up and the rest is history. The stamps are from PTI - Hands of Time and Wet Paint.

Now I really need to get away from symmetrical cards!!!!!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Muse Card Challenge #62

I keep missing out on the Muse challenge, because the deadline always creeps up on me. But the Muse this week is Vicki Dutcher and she has created such a beautiful card, so I had to play along!

Time Out Challenge #3 Birthdays with a Masculine Twist!/Case Study#186 - Take 2

Yesterday I made a couple of masculine birthday cards, whilst I was playing with some new stamps. I'm entering this one the Time Out challenge. I'm also entering this in the Case Study Challenge.

Most of the stamps come from Mama Elephant, except the circles, which are from Papertrey Ink and the HB sentiment from Kaisercraft. I've used Memento Luxe Inks
As I said the other day, symmetry doesn't come easily to me, so don't look too closely, as it may not all be perfectly in line!

A Blog Named Hero - Build a Background

Today I have another card to share for A Blog Named Hero - Build a Background Challenge.
I chose some small stamps from Hero Arts Konnichiwa Lantern set, to build a background.

This style of card making actually reminds me of when I first started stamping, because in those days I never used patterned paper and didn't have many stamps. Its very simple, but I had fun doing this, while I was watching television last night - quite relaxing!

I'm also entering this in the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge.

Scrapbook Boutique April Challenge
And I would also like to enter this in Taheerah's Cure for the Monday Blues.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Case Study Challenge #186

It's week 2 with the oh, so talented Jaclyn Miller as the Muse  at Case 
Study Challenge and Iwona has chosen a very famous card for us to case!
 I remember this card winning a Moxie Fab challenge and have seen it pinned many times!

Here is the card ….

Amazing , right!!!?

So anyway, I learnt something, or rather confirmed something today - symmetry is not my thing! You should  see my desk with all the failed attempts and wasted paper! So in the end I gave in and pulled out my NBUS die set from Avery Elle and randomly arranged the shapes. I wanted to keep the diagonal line on the card like Jaclyn. The sentiment and stars are from Mama Elephant and the butterfly is a Penny Black die-cut.

It's still raining here, so that is why the photo looks a bit out of focus.  

ETA: I am also entering this in the Time Out challenge, where the theme is Birthday (I didn't take up the optional twist - masculine, but will make another card )

Thursday, 10 April 2014

City Crafter 4th Anniversary Challenge/ SSS Monday challenge

I cannot believe it is Thursday! My husband and Daughter went away on Saturday night, so I'm home alone with my son and dogs and thought I'd get lots of crafting done. However , my Mum's been unwell and  needs daily visits and there's been other coming and going with friends and school holidays, so unfortunately my mojo is on a go slow!!!

I do have one card to share today. I made this for the City Crafter challenge, which is to case one of 4 projects. This is the one I chose.

And this is my card ...

My card has less layers, but I've included the bicycle, some machine stitching, similar colours and I used twine instead of seam binding. I actually had some lace on this card originally, but it just wasn't me - I am more of a CAS girl these days. Happy Birthday to the team at City Crafter - thanks for all your inspiration!

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Monday Challenge as the theme is 'Journey'.

By the way, it's been raining for 3 days, so I've been taking my photos inside, in the evening, so I apologise if it's a bit dark in the background.