Friday, November 30, 2012

Festive Friday #47 - Inspiration Photo

Hi Every one! It's time again for another Festive Friday and this week Nicole has given us an inspiration photo to work with.
Here's the photo:

Yes it's vintage, neutral colours with a bit of bling - well that is what inspired me any way - along with the cute little bird :)
So here is what I came up with:

I used very vanilla and crumb cake as my colours. I ran a piece of very vanilla through my big shot with the vintage wallpaper, but I brayered some crumb cake ink on to the non raised section of the embossing folder to create a soft coloured background to highlight the pattern (hope that all made sense!) and I've sponged all the edges. I pulled out my neglected bird punch for the little bird and the ring of leaves. I brayered some crumb cake ink over the bird which is punched out in crumb cake to get more definition for the bird. The sentiment was from the "jolly jingles" wheel and I added a few pearls to opposite corners. I was pretty happy with the result, that I've actually used the similar design in another project which I will share at a later date. This card has already gone to my parents as their Christmas card - thanks to the challenge I managed to be super organised this year!!

So why not use the photo to inspire you? We love to see what you create!

Thanks for looking

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Guest Designer


I just wanted to pop past to share some exciting news. I was chosen to be a guest designer over at Try Stampin On Tuesday! Stay tuned for my first submission next Tuesday!

Have a great day :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #61

Hi! I just wanted to quickly post my card for this weeks Freshly made sketch. I wanted to give my mum a quick card just to say thanks and here's what I came up with:

I used crumb cake base, which was dry embossed with the perfect polka dot embossing folder. My main panel is rose red and I used the scallop edge along the bottom. I've cut out 'Mum' in old olive from my timeless alphabet and mounted them on dimensionals for depth and the sentiment is from 'perfect words'. 
Here's the sketch:

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Festive Friday #45 - Colour Challenge

Hello! Well I know I've been a little MIA here on my blog these past few weeks - life just seems to be getting busier! Did you know it's only 40 days until Christmas - eeek!!!
Anyway it's time for another installment of Festive Friday's and Nicole has a colour challenge for us.

Here is how I used the colours:

Firstly sorry for the lack of definition in this picture - for some reason this card didn't want to be photographed!

Ok on to the card: I used my white craft ink pad and stamped the swirl from 'elements of style' all over a piece of midnight muse. I then took my versa mark pen and drew around all the white ink to create the shadow. The sentiment is stamped in basic grey and is from the 'jolly jingles' wheel, which I cut up and clear mounted all the stamps - love how I have so many different sentiments from this one wheel! I cut the sentiment panel out with my frame labels, sponged the edges in basic grey and then put some retired baja breeze pleated ribbon around the edge. I've also used some baja breeze seam binding across the middle. Not sure that you can see, but I have also placed some small pearls on the top and bottom points of the sentiment panel.

Go past Nicole's blog and check out the rest of the design teams creations and remember to link up your creation as well as we love to see what you create!

Thanks for looking

Friday, November 2, 2012

Festive Friday #43

Hi there! It's time for another Festive Friday and this week Nicole has a product challenge for us: Simply Scored. I dont actually own one of these babies, so I used my good old ruler and stylus to create the background on my card.

I found it hard to get a good picture of my card, but I'm pretty sure you get the gist of it :) I used baja breeze, very vanilla and early espresso for my colours (this has gotta be a favourite colour combo for Christmas this year - so luscious) The dsp is from festival of prints pack and my tree was stamped in baja breeze and is from 'Pennant Parade'. I scored the background on the diagonal both ways to create the diamond effect and then loaded up all the points with a small pearl. 

I hope you can find time to join in with us this week, as we love to see what you create! So load your card up to the froggie on Nicole's blog and get a head start on those Christmas cards!

Thanks for looking :)