Monday, December 1, 2014

Addicted to CAS #53

Hello, Hello!! Well I've been busy here today - I think I did a mini freak out and realised that I had NO Christmas cards and yep it's Dec 1st! So today I bunkered down and started creating.

This is a card I created for the challenge over at Addicted to CAS and the code word is 'Dots':



Now for those who know me, dotted embossing seems to be my go-to, so I thought this challenge was perfect for me :) I used whisper white, wild wasabi and crumb cake, with a touch of sparkle for my colour combo. My tree is from Festival of Trees and the sentiment is from Endless Wishes and the embossing folder is the Large Dots from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping past and taking a look!



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TSOT #195 - Soft Christmas

Hello! I'm so sorry for the late post - but things have been busy!

Ok onto my card for this weeks Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch:


The theme for this week is 'snow is coming' and the main panel on the sketch was to be patterned paper or stamped, so I went looking for a piece of DSP to suit. I found this one from the nordic noel pack and I love how soft and pretty it is.

I then went super simple for the rest of the card and used my Festival of Trees stamped in wild wasabi. I then heat embossed using a new to me powder called white pearl, by WOW. Oh my goodness this powder is stunning! It gives a beautiful pearly finish (this photo doesn't do it justice!) and softens the stamped image. I layered the image onto a wild wasabi oval and the sentiment is also embossed with the white pearl and is from Good Greetings.

Here's the sketch:



I hope you like my card and are able to join in with us this week.

Thank for looking :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Motley Monsters - Part 3

Hello, hello! I hope you are having a great weekend. It's quite busy here, but I'm here to day to share the third card in my Motley Monsters series. You can see part 1 and part 2 by clicking on the links.

So my third card was actually inspired by this card by Brian King.

Here's my really simplified version:




How awesome is this pattern for Christmas? Love it! I teamed it up with some real red for a bit of pop. It's not normally a colour combo I would use, but I think it works - what do you think?

If you have any questions about any of the cards, just contact me and I can let you know the deets :)

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Motley Monsters Part 2

Hi! Welcome back to my second card using the Motley Monster designer paper. As I previously said, halloween isn't really a big thing here in Australia, so I wanted to be able to utilize this paper for other occasions.



When cutting this DSP, make sure that you cut a piece which has no eyes (unless you want them :) This card is a little darker than what I'm used to, but I like this look for the guys in our lives or for that lady who doesn't do frilly.

If you want to check out the first card in this series then click here. Also if you are looking for some sketch inspiration, you can see all the sketches I have done for Try Stampin' On Tuesday on my pintrest board, HERE.

Thanks for looking and come back in a few days and I'll show you card number three.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TSOT #191- Motley Monsters Part 1

Hello! It's time for another sketch over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. This twist for this week is to also use black, yellow and orange.

Now those of you that have been following me for a while now, would know that these colours are NOT my go-to colours. But I was going through my patterned paper and found this lolly paper and it went from there.



I did realise when I looked at the sketch again, I completely blanked on the 5th element - whoops ;) Anyway, I was happy with the end result. 

This weeks sketch:

I would love it if you popped back over the next week, as I'm doing a series on Motley Monster paper. In Australia, halloween isn't that big, so I wanted to show you other occasions you could use for Motley Monster designer paper. If you dont want to miss out, sign up for direct emails every time I post so you wont miss out.

Thanks for looking :)