Christmas Tiles

Stampin Up Hello Lovely, Christmas cards, CAS cards

Using this week's UnscriptedSketch; CraftyHazelnut wants us to "get inky".

Stampin Up Hello Lovely, Christmas cards, CAS cards

 

I don't know why, but this stamp from the Hello Lovely set reminds me of holly. The detailing looks a bit like holly leaves and berries (well, to my eyes!)

PS: To get the placement of the stamps equidistant, I strongly recommend a Stamp-a-majig!

Hope your weekend's going well

SU card: whisper white, Real Red, Old Olive
SU ink: Real Red, Old Olive
SU stamps: Hello Lovely
SU punch: corner
SU other: Stamp-a-majig, Rhinestones

 

Rainbow Toucan

Stampin Up Zoo Babies, CAS cards, one layer cards

 

Let'sCraft&Create has an animal theme. SweetStampin wants spots & stripes. OneLayerWednesday wants a silhouette. LessIsMore wants rubber stamping and if possible, some water colouring!

Stampin Up Zoo Babies, CAS cards, one layer cards

 

Love this toucan from the new Zoo Babies stamp set! If my memory serves me well, toucan's beaks are multi coloured? Well that was the inspiration behind my multi coloured background ...

I was playing with the inking then spritzing an acrylic block technique (kind of water colour technique!) I coloured various coloured stripes directly onto the block with marker pens, then sprayed a light misting of water before stamping it onto my card.

And yes, I seem unable to make a card these days without a scored border!

Happy Saturday everyone!

 
SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise
SU stamps: Zoo Babies
SU other: Simply Scored

Petal Cone Box

Stampin Up Petal Cone Die, Sweetly Framed

MakeMyMonday wants anything but a card. Here's an easy little gift box made using the Petal Cone Die.

If you want to have a go: die cut 2 pieces; for each of the 4 box sides, measure 9cm from the flap down and cut off the surplus below the 9cm mark; measure 6cm from the flap down and make a crease. If you want to emboss the pieces for a bit of extra interest, now is the time to do it! Then glue the 2 pieces together down the side strips; fold up the bottoms and glue together.

 

I decorated my box with a strip of patterned paper; a coordinating stamped scalloped circle hides the join of the top flaps.

 

For the card, I simply punched out several squares of coordinating papers & added a couple of rounded corners and (my favourite embellishment!) some scoring.

 

Thanks for popping by!

SU card: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Old Olive
SU ink: Certainly Celery
SU stamps: Sweetly Framed, Just Believe
SU punch: Square, Scalloped circle
SU other: Petal Cone Die, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Simply Scored


 

Coral Box

Stampin Up Kraft box, Sweetly Framed

 

Using the DynamicDuos colour way and MakeMyMonday's call for "anything but a card".
Stampin Up, Verpackung

 

I used a Kraft box (£2.75 for a pack of 4). In lieu of patterned paper, I made my own, stamping randomly with heart stamps.

 
 

I decorated the top of the box with a label using the new Hostess set "Sweetly Framed" and a scrunchie flower. Dead easy & fun to make - punch a couple of scalloped circles, spritz with water and scrunch and manhandle as much as possible to get a ruffled suede like effect. Then join several of them together with a brad in the centre.

 
Just need to fill the box with chocolates now!
Stampin Up new in colours

Thanks for looking!

SU card: whisper white, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
SU ink: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked BrownSugar
SU stamps: Sweetly Framed, Pretty Petites, Every Little Bit, Confetti, Itty Bitties
SU punches: Decorative Label, Scalloped Circle, Itty Bitties, Bird Punch
SU other: Kraft Box, Mini Brads

 

Grunge Splatters

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Lovely

 

Using the sketch from JustAddInk and the DynamicDuos colour way.

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Lovely

 

 

This sketch just screamed out for the new stamp set "Gorgeous Grunge" - which arrived with my latest order this morning!! I teamed it with sentiments from the "Hello Lovely" set.

Thanks for looking

SU card: whisper white, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
SU ink: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe,
SU stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Lovely
SU other: Simply Scored

 

25 December

Stampin Up Tags Till Christmas, CAS cards, Christmas cards

 

 

Using this week's CASeThisSketch. LessIsMore wants washi tape. ChristmasCardChallenges want punches and It's Rudolph Day over at Sarn's.

 
Stampin Up Tags Till Christmas, CAS cards, Christmas cards

 

I often round just one corner of a card - adds a bit of interesting asymmetry. The mini heart is from the Owl Builder punch.

Hope your weekend's going well!

SU card: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
SU ink: Real Red
SU stamp: Tags Till Xmas
SU punch: Decorative Label, Owl Builder
SU other: Paper Piercing

 

Birthday Presents

OneLayerWednesday has 1 colour - 1 stamp - 1 sentiment and AddictedToStamps wants CAS. AGemOfAChallenge wants things beginning with B (birthday presents-bows-bling) and SeizeTheBirthday wants birthday cards.

 
I liked my last card so much - I made another along the same lines!
SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Melon Mambo
SU stamp: Patterned Party, Happiest of Birthdays
SU other: Simply Scored

 

Let it Snow

Stampin Up Button Buddies, One layer cards, CAS cards, Christmas cards
OneLayerWednesday has 1 colour - 1 stamp - 1 sentiment. AddictedToStamps wants CAS. ABCChristmasChallenge wants quick cards, PerfectSentiments wants Xmas cards but no red or green, AddictedToCAS wants "holiday" cards and KeepItSimple has Christmas in August.

Stampin Up Button Buddies, One layer cards, CAS cards, Christmas cards
I do like one layer cards - especially for mass production of Xmas cards. Oh yes. I DO like my scored edges too!
Happy Saturday!
SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Pool Party
SU stamp: Button Buddies
SU other: Simply Scored

Rudolph

Stampin Up A Joyous Celebration, Christmas cards, CAS cards

 

Using Fusion's sketch.

WinterWonderland wants Rudolph and ABCChristmasChallenge wants quick cards.

KeepItSimple has Christmas in August.

 

Stampin Up A Joyous Celebration, Christmas cards, CAS cards

 

Rudolph is from the Joyous Celebrations set - my favourite stamp in the set!

The red strips are scraps (lying buried from the numerous piles on my desk ... It's a mess! ) stamped with background patterns and punched with the square punch to make banners.

Back home last night from a fortnight's hols. It's lovely to be back home! Bliss

SU card: Whisper White, Real Red
SU ink: Real Red, Early Espresso
SU stamp: Joyous Celebrations, Patterned Party, Fitting Occasion, Wheel Cheerful Xmas
SU punch: Oval, Square, Corner
SU other: Embossing Stripes

 

Tick Tock

LessIsMore has the cue "round & round".

I used the wheel & cog images from the stamp set "Clockworks" and the new in colours Coastal Cabana & Baked Brown Sugar, including the new Encore Gold ink (available in the new Autumn/Winter catalogue).

Some simple matting and repetitive stamping to make background patterned paper. I used the Square punch to make the banner.

 

Thanks for popping by!

SU card: whisper white, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
SU ink: Gold, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
SU stamps: Clockworks
SU punch: Square
SU other: linen thread

 

 

Baby Sampler Card


There is a baby shower for Melissa over at CASology.


A great way to use up snippets of different papers matted on a co-ordinating background. I like a little asymmetry so used a larger rectangular piece on the bottom of the card.
Oh yes, and I can never resist a bit of scoring!
Looks like the English heat wave is definitely over now ... shame...!
Thanks for popping by!
SU card: Whisper White, Marina Mist
SU ink: Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette
SU stamps: Perfect Postage, Confetti, Pennant Parade
SU punch: Square
SU other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Hello Lovely Tiles

Stampin Up Hello Lovely, CAS cards

Using the FabFriday's colour combo.

AddictedToCAS has the cue word 'summer' - the fantastic ice cream like names of the inks and their warm colours remind me of mellow summer days.

 

The stamps are from a new set "Hello, Lovely". It includes several geometric small stamps which I think will work really well for mosaic-like tile designs.

I was (sorely) tempted to add some bling but finally admitted I liked the subtle patterns too much to hide the centres of the stamped images!

PS: a Stamp-a-majig is invaluable for placement of images in a tile design like this. I highly recommend it.

Happy Friday!

SU card: whisper white, crisp cantaloupe, So Saffron
SU ink: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
SU stamps: Hello Lovely
SU other: Simply Scored, Stamp-a-majig

 

Glittery Fairy

Lavinia stamps, fairy card

I had a lovely play this morning - completely different style to my usual! LaviniaStamps has an 'anything goes' challenge this month and FlutterByWednesdays want to see things with wings.

A very pretty, glittery, iridescent fairy card for a little girl I know to thank her for 'hamster-sitting' !

The fairy and sparkly stars were stamped in metallic silver & gold and adorned with shimmery Mica powders and iridescent glitter.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Encore Silver, Encore Gold
SU punch: Owl Builder

 

Butterflies

 
CraftRoomChallenges has bingo (blue-rubber stamping-butterfly).
 
 
I used some baker's twine wrapped around the papillon butterfly to make antennae.
 

Thanks for popping by!q

 
SU card: Whisper White, Marina Mist
SU ink: Certainly Celerry
SU stamps: Elementary Elegance
SU punch: Circle, Papillon, Butterfly
SU other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder

 

Seize the Cupcake

Stampin Up Create A Cupcake

 

 

Using the sketch from the new challenge SeizeTheSketch, CASology's cue word 'dessert' and the colours from DynamicDuos.

 

I'd forgotten about my Create a Cupcake stamp set & coordinating punch ... Not used it for some time. Oops! Anyhow, fitted the bill perfectly for CASology's dessert theme this week.

 

Thanks for popping by!

SU card: crumb cake, whisper white, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush
SU ink: crumb cake, Daffodil Delight
SU stamps: Create a Cupcake
SU punch: Cupcake Builder
SU other: Stripes Embossing Folder