Baby Blue Bunting

Using this week's Fusion sketch. CraftsForEternity has an unusual challenge - they want 3 things starting with the same letter! I've gone for baby, blue, bunting. CreativeCorner has "boy oh boy". StampinForTheWeekend has a monochrome challenge and CASualFriday wants to see Congratulations.

The sentiment is from the Two By Two stamp.

Hope you've had a day!

SU card: Whisper White, Marina Mist
SU ink: Marina Mist
SU stamps: Two by Two, Pennant Parade, Itty Bitties
SU punch: Pennant, Itty Bitties

 

30th Birthday Swirls

 
Inspirational has "anything goes". FabnFunky want "girly" and CraftingWithDragonflies want a card for a girl.
MidweekMagnolias want to see sparkle.
Thanks for looking!
SU card: Whisper White, So Saffron
SU ink: Basic Grey, So Saffron
SU stamps: EverythingEleanor, Wheel Sandy Speckles
SU punch: Oval
SU other: Jewels Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds, Simply Scored

 

Xmas Bauble

Stampin Up Ornament

 

CHNC challenge is to show some white on your Xmas cards (well that's pretty easy with my style!) and it's Rudolph Day over at Sarn's.

Hope your week's going well!

SU card: Whisper White, Real Red
SU ink: Real Red
SU stamp: Tags Till Xmas
SU punch: Ornament

 

Birthday Elephant

Inspirational has "anything goes". FabnFunky want "girly" and CraftingWithDragonflies want a card for a girl.
MidweekMagnolias want to see sparkle and TuesdayTaggers want to see animals/birds.

My niece has a penchant for elephants - don't know where that came from!

Anyway it's her birthday on Saturday.

Simple matting on a doily from last year's Enchanted DSP. The glittery heart is punched with the owl builder punch and I've used dimensionals for his ear.

Thanks for popping by!

 

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Basic Grey
SU stamps: Patterned Occasions
SU punch: Owl Builder
SU other: Silver Glitter Paper

 

Stars

Masculine cards, CAS cards

 

Using this week's FreshlyMadeSketch and CASualFriday's red, white & blue challenge.

AddictedToCAS has the cue word "birthday" and CASonSunday want CAS masculine cards.

I didn't mind that the ink didn't fully cover the stamped stars - complements the grunge effect of the paper!

I regularly turn to stars for masculine cards together with bold (often primary) colours. Looking back I also frequently use the unfussy "It's Your Day" sentiment (from Outlined Occasions stamp set).

It's a glorious weekend weather wise - hope all is sunny with you!

SU card: whisper white, real red
SU ink: night of navy
SU stamps: Outlined Occasion
SU punch: Star

 

Papillon Flight

Using this week's Fusion sketch. SirStampALot wants to see embossing or texture. PolkaDoodles wants spring colours or pastels.

 

Thanks for looking!

SU card: whisper white, so,saffron, wild wasabi
SU ink: so saffron, wild wasabi
SU stamps: Papillon Potpourri, elementary elegance, pennant parade
SU punch: Papillon, Decorative Label
SU other: simply scored, embossing polka dots, pearls

 

One Layer Border

One Layer Wednesday this week wants to see a border.

 

Thanks for popping by!



SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: daffodil delight, regal rose, pumpkin pie, crumb cake
SU stamp: For Everything, Elementary Elegance, Sandy Speckles wheel
SU other: Simply Scored, Sponges

Silhouette Bloom

The cue word at CASology this week is"bloom".

I made a mask with my large circle punch and used pastels to shade the background.

To get the different shades of blue I "stamped off" the ink twice to get a paler image. Remember to breathe heavily on it to remoisten the stamp when you "stamp off".

Thanks for looking!

SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Marina Mist
SU stamps: Summer Silhouette, Essentials
SU punch: 2 1/2" circle
SU other: Dazzlng Diamonds Glitter

 

Rainbow Bunting

AddictedToCAS has a "rainbow" theme; MyTimeToCraft wants the inside decorated; CASualFridays has tic-tac-toe (birthday, bling, punches); Crafts4Eternity has tic-tac-toe (ribbon, scraps, bling); TotallyPapercrafts wants CAS and OurCreativeCorner has anything goes.

 

I punched the tiny hearts from scraps using the Owl Builder Punch.

The inside tiny stars are from the Itty Bitties stamp set.

Hope you had a great weekend!

SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Wisteria Wonder
SU ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Wisteria Wonder
SU stamps: Affection Collection, Pennant Parade, Itty Bitties
SU punch: Owl Builder
SU other: Simply Scored, Jewels

 

Merry Xmas Star

CAS cards, Christmas cards

Using this week's CAS(E)thisSketch; ChristmasCardThrowdown wants to see red and white and CraftyHazelnut wants to see a star on your Xmas card.

The sentiment is from the Pennant Parade stamp set.

SU card: Whisper White
SU stamps: Pennant Parade
SU ink: Real Red
SU other: Jewels

 

Anniversary Hearts

CAS cards, anniversary cards

PolkaDoodles has an "anniversary" theme this week; AddictedToStamps and SweetStampin want CAS.

The dog is looking glum at my feet - it hasn't stopped pouring all day and he hates going for a walk in the rain!
 
SU card: Whisper White
SU other: Simply Scored

 

Happy Hello Simply Sent Notecards

MakeMyMonday wants "anything but a card" and FridayMashUp wants a set of cards.

Here's a box of notecards I made using the Happy Hello Simply Sent card kit I got free during Saleabration. The kit came with pre-cut cards, envelopes, embellishments, rhinestones & twine to make 8 cards.

I made several matching notecards to complement the box using Pool Party and So Saffron card stock.

Making the box

If you want to have a go, I made it as follows:

Place a card landscape direction on your Simpy Scored with the centre lined up against 6"

Score a line at 5 3/4" and another at 6 1/4"

Next place the card portrait direction with the centre lined up against 6"

Score a line at 3 7/8" and again at 8 1/8"

 

Trim the white edge off the left and right sides

Cut the middle strip at either side to enable you to fold it up to make a box shape

Put sticky strip on the sides as shown and assemble your box.

 

SU card: Whisper White, Pool Party, So Saffron
SU ink: Pool Party, So Saffron, Basic Grey
SU stamp: Oh Hello, Just Believe, Essentials
SU punches: Large Oval, Itty Bitties
SU other: Simply Scored, Paper Piercing, Framelits

 

One Layer White Flower

SU Reason To Smile, only layer cards, CAS cards

 

LessIsMore wants a one layer card with a coloured background; OLW this week wants a 3" one layer card; SweetStampin wants CAS; Let'sCraft&Create wants a card "for the girls" and JustUsGirls wants a challenge using white ink.

The Reason To Smile stamp set is ideal for layering. It has a solid background stamp which I inked with Island Indigo (the same colour as my card stock) and an outline stamp which I inked in the lighter Pool Party and then stamped a second time with Stazon White. I also used a Marina Mist pastel crayon to blur the edges a bit and added some sparkle.

The sentiment is from the Just Believe set inked in Basic Grey.

For the first time in ages I have a free weekend - yippee! Which means lots of time crafting!!

 
SU card: Island Indigo
SU ink: Stazon White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Grey
SU stamp: Reason to Smile, Just Believe
SU other: Simply Scored, Dazzling Diamonds

 

Happy 50th

CAS cards

Using this week's RetroSketch, StampinForTheWeekend wants to see die cuts/punches, StampinSensations wants embossing and texture, MyTimeToCraft wants sentiment as the focus and CAS-ualFriday has tic-tac-toe (I went for birthday-bling-dies).

Long time, no blog ... I've missed my crafting! Life, work, illness, children off school ... Where has the time gone!