Saturday, 30 November 2013

Christmas Sparkle!

Less is More Challenge -   Week 148 Lucky Dip - Sparkle

At this time of year, nothing sparkles more than the Christmas tree lights, so I couldn't resist using this stamp!

I've coloured in my image using Promarkers, then using my Pearlescent Chalks, created a little glow around the light bulbs. These have had Crystal Effects Lacquer added to them to make them stand out.

My image has been framed by an embossed border. The sentiment has been stamped in to the border. 

Products used:
Walking the Light Rope Stamp - House Mouse
Pearlescent Chalks - Pebbles Inc.
Crystal Effects Clear Craft Lacquer - Stampin' Up!
Card from stash

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Birthday Greetings

I made a negative aperture for my sentiment. The goose was stamped once directly on to the card, and secondly, so that I could cut out the body and mount it on dimensional's. A strip of washi tape finished off the card.

Products used:
Seasons of style Washi Tape - Stampin' Up!
Wetlands Stamp Set -  Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Write Markers Neutral and Old Olive - Stampin Up!
Card from stash

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Energy Drive!

Another great image and sentiment to use for men from Acid Drops & Whatnots! I've edged my white card stock to add extra colour from behind.

Products used:
Washing Up Stamp Set - Acid Drops & Whatnots
Edgelits Large Scallop - Stampin' Up!
Card stock from stash

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Using my Stampin' Up! write markers I coloured my image and then stamped on to white card stock. With a corner rounder I've rounded off all the corners and added a button and some twine for extra interest.

Products used:
Crumb Cake card stock - Stampin' Up!
Wetlands Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Write Markers in Neutrals and Old Olive - Stampin' Up!
Button - Stampin' Up!
White card and twine from stash
Corner Rounder - Creative Memories

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Sexy Beast!

These are such fun stamps to use for making men's cards.  I've kept it very simple with just a splash of red to add impact.

Products used:
Sexy Beast stamp set - Acid Drops & Whatnots
Sizzix Textured Impressions Square Lattice Folder - Stampin' Up!
Card from stash

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Vintage Bike

CAS(E) this Sketch:   #55

I've created my rectangle by using two of my Gorgeous Grunge stamps.

A simple sentiment finishes off my card.

My Vintage bike stamp is my focal point.

Products used:
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set - Stampin' Up!
Vintage Bike stamp - Hobbycraft
Cherry Cobbler Ink - Stampin' Up!
Old Olive Ink - Stampin' Up!
Card from stash

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Born to Shop

CAS.ology   Week 72: SHOP

For this week's Casology challenge "Shop" I couldn't resist using this freebie stamp set from Born to Shop.

The sentiment was perfect for the challenge!

I've coloured my image in using Promarkers.

Products used:
Born to Shop stamp set - Bubbles
Card from stash

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Saturday, 23 November 2013


Less is More Challenge -   Christmas Cards - Use a Bird!

Isn't it funny how sometimes you can look at a challenge and initially have no idea, whilst at other times you know exactly what you want to do!!

That's what happened to me to day with the challenge over at Less is More, which is to make a Christmas card using a bird. I knew that I wanted to used one of my all time favourite stamps from Penny Black called Duck Noel.  

I love the simplicity of this stamp, sentiment and image all in one. I've used my Promarker's to colour it in.

A touch of gingham ribbon across the bottom just adds that finishing touch.

Products used:
Duck Noel - Penny Black
Gingham Ribbon - Hobby Craft
Card from stash

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Gently Falling Leaves

colourQ challenge:   #216

As usual the colours over at ColourQ this week challenged me to use colours that I wouldn't think to put together!

I used a crumb cake card base, to which I added a white embossed background for my leaves.

In keeping with the soft muted colours, I choose to use crumb cake ink for both my sentiment and the leaves.

I cut the leaves out by hand, and mounted both these and the sentiment on 3D pads for added dimension.

Products used:
Gently Falling Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!
Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!
Crumb Cake Ink Pad - Stampin' Up!
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up!
Crumb Cake Card - Stampin' Up!
Word Window Punch - Stampin' Up!
Modern Label Punch - Stampin' Up!
All other card from stash

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