Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just Add Ink 82

I love this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink, they want us to go through our stash and find something that had every intention of being used, but never saw light of day. Well I fell in love with this paper I found in a wedding stationary shop about 2 years ago. I intended to make special cards for friends who were getting married, but never got to using it... SO here are the cards and few years late :)

I wanted to let the paper speak for itself and I found this old Mojo Monday (Sketch #176) that I thought was perfect.

The patterned paper on this card is metallic with a flocked, velvety feel by Cristina Re. I love the luscious feel of this paper.

I actually loved the base colour with this card, I teamed it up with another piece of paper that was in the depth's of my stash. I think this patterned paper is also done by Cristina Re.

Here's the sketch: 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A 1000 sheets of paper amazing blog candy!

Hi, I came across this amazing blog here I am blogging about it in the hopes that I can win it :)
Amy from A thousand sheets of paper has been keeping track of all the sheets of paper that she has cut into and now is giving this amazing Blog candy.

That is a pretty amazing stack of paper!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Mojo Monday 204

I loved this weeks sketch at Mojo Monday. So here is my entry for this week:

The photo doesn't do this card justice and once again I've done another Christmas card. When it comes to Christmas cards, I can tend to be pretty traditional. I used the motif stamp from "Bliss" for the background and then used the "French script" for the background for my centre square. All the red card has been sponged on the edge to give it some depth. I love the end result, hope you do.

Heres the sketch:

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


I thought I'd quickly pop in and post a card I had made a while ago.

I love the simplicity of this card. The flower is made using Stampin' Up's scallop punch, I then scrunched the scallops and repeated. The more layers the fuller the flower. 
Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hedgehog Happiness

Hi all! This week I knew I'd be short on time to create, so I combined Just Add Ink challenge of ripping and the sketch challenge at Inkspirations. Heres what I came up with:

How cute are those hedgehogs? I'm not sure if you can see in the picture, but I have machine stitched around the patterned paper and then just ripped/tore the paper to the stitch line. I'm not one to really tear or distress on my cards, but I think this still works. I'm also loving these colours at the moment. I picked up a "Vintage Elegance" by Grace Taylor from Big W, with the intention of doing more 'vintage' cards, as this is a style I don't do well. I've teamed it up with some soft suede and added buttons and seam binding from my stash. I really love how easy this card came together! It sometimes defiantly helps having a sketch as a starting point.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Try stampin on Tuesday Challenge #26

I just found this cute challenge blog. Try Stampin on Tuesday has a cute sketch for this weeks challenge.
I wanted to do something fun and summery, as we are having an abnormally warm start to August (I'm not complaining!) Here's what I came up with:

I flipped the sketch and pulled out my fox & friends set which has been a little neglected. I love this stamp set and think I bought it mainly for this cute monkey. I was going to enter in the  Pals Paper Arts challenge of paper piercing, but I missed the dead line, oops. Here's the sketch for the challenge:

Once again if you have time, go and check out Try stampin on Tuesday, I think I'll become a regular visitor!
Thanks for looking.

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 128

I loved the sketch at Sweet Sunday this week. 

Here's what I created. Not the most traditional of colors for Christmas, but I think it still works.

Here's the sketch:

If you have time, go and check out Sweet Sunday  blog - trust me you'll be inspired!
Thanks for looking.