28 July 2014

Retro Sketches #125

I loved the fun sketch over at Retro Sketches this week and made a fun little card so I could play along.

Here is my card, using some of my new stencils and dies from My Favorite Things. I cut the light bulb from vellum and coloured over it with a yellow Copic marker. I then added some Wink of Stella pen to the rays to make the sparkle a little, but it's really hard to see in the photos.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Die-namics and stencil: My Favorite THings
Other: Wink of Stella Pen, Distress Ink refill by Ranger.

Clean & Simple Stamping Challenge #301

I have been making a few cards this past week but I can't share them yet since they are for upcoming challenges. However I did manage to  make this one last night for the current challenge over Clean & Simple Stamping.  This is the fun sketch this week.

I have used some of the gorgeous new papers from Stampin' Up! along with some stamps from My Favorite Things.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up!
Other: Ribbon and ink by Stampin' Up!

25 July 2014

Just Add Ink #224 - Just Add Christmas in July

Happy Friday! It's challenge time again over at Just Add Ink and this week we have a Christmas in July theme along with this gorgeous inspiration picture.

I have used the poinsettia die from Spellbinders for my card. 

Stamps: Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: Spellbinders die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU! ribbon and tag punch.

24 July 2014

Seize The Sketch #25

I was playing in my craft room last night and made this quick and easy card using some new goodies from Stampin' Up! and My Favorite Things as well as the sketch from Seize The Sketch. Love how fun this sketch is!

I realised after I finished my card that I got the layout a little wrong (I was working from a hand drawn draft of the sketch) but I didn't want to pull it apart and start again.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Cardstock and Ink: Stampin' Up! 
Other: Kaiser rhinestones, PTI wave die.

17 July 2014

Seize The Birthday Challenge - with strings attached!

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!
We hope you will join us this week.

Our "Toppings" option this time is

Twine or String

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

For my card I have used the fun sketch over at Seize The Sketch

And I have used some string to 'hang' the banner on my stamped image.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Cardstock, Ink and Paper: Stampin' Up!
Other: Copic Markers, Wink of Stella Pen, String/Twine, Nestabilities

11 July 2014

Just Add Ink #222 - Colour Challenge

Hello and happy Friday!

I hope that you have had a wonderful week. I have just popped in to share the latest challenge with you from the Just Add Ink blog.  This week we have a great colour challenge for you to play with and we hope you will join us! These are the colours.

I didn't have the blushing bride so went with Pink Pirouette instead.

I have been struggling a lot lately with my crafty motivation. Life has been so busy that I have not had much time to get into my craft room and when I have, I can sit there for hours and nothing comes to me. I am hoping this passes soon as I am really missing my regular crafting!  But I guess that is what these challenges are for right? to motivate us.  So along with the gorgeous colour challenge this week I also used a fun sketch from last week's challenge over at Clean & Simple Stamping. It is too late to share this card over there as the challenge has closed, but it was a great starting point for me to put this card together.

All of the products used on my card this week are from Stampin' Up!

05 July 2014

Seize The Birthday Challenge

Happy 4th of July to my American friends and

Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!

Our "Toppings" option this time is

"Stars and Or Stripes

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Here is my card for this fun challenge. It is so much sparklier in 'real life' since I have covered all of the stars and stripes with Wink Of Stella - love that stuff!

Stamps: Striped background by My Favorite Things, Sentiment by Papertrey Ink
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Impression plate by Papertrey Ink, kaiser rhinestones, Wink of Stella Pen