Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It's A Guy Thing

Two posts in one day, I am getting a bit crazy here! So the current Wednesday Challenge theme over at Simon Says Stamp is "It's a guy thing" which is a real challenge for me but I thought I would give it a go and made a boy card for a change.
I am loving my new Stampin' Up Cheerful Critters and thought a little bear would be perfect. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set and I decided to use woodgrain and grey card as my base to keep it feeling masculine. 

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Lucy Loo Song For Tears

The last week has been a whirlwind and while I have been making some cards I haven't had time to sit down and do any blogging (I really need to make better use of my new planner!).

Today there is a new Lucy Loo release over at The East Wind  and I cannot even tell you how much I love this image! It is called Lucy Loo Song For Tears and she is just so pretty.

Here is a card I made using her:

As I said I love the image but I wasn't sure how I was going to use it, I was thinking an art journal page but when I was glancing around my desk I spied a little I MISS YOU stamp and it all just came together - I love it when they happens. I even had the pink heart pre-cut and decided to utilise that.
I wanted to add some interest around the edge of the card so I use a stitched die from Lawn Fawn to finish it off. I really love how this came out.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wishing You Joy

Today I made a card for the new Muse Challenge #99. The muse card is from a lady called Vicki who has made this beautiful card:
I took my inspiration from the circle and also the shaker component for my card. For the sentiment I used by brand new Simon Says Stamp - Wishing & Sending Stamp Set. 

At the moment I only have a plain circle die so to add a bit more interest to the white card I dry embossed it with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I am also entering this in the Color Throwdown Challenge #324 which is why I decided to incorporate the black base, I think it makes the card very striking. 
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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - New

Today I made a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Something New"  (and I also used it for a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers).

I just got a whole slew of new goodies from SSS and have been stamping my heart out. Here is my card:
The little penguin is from Mama Elephant and I have used the Simon Says Stamp Sending and Wishing stamp, such a fabulous set and I know I will use it lots. 

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a nice weekend.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

CASology 128

I have been super busy the last week with work and haven't had time to work on any projects but I managed to grab a bit of time today so I thought I would play along with CASology's Week 128 Challenge:

I decided to interpret the clue as going on a date and I have my brand new Mama Elephant Purrfect Pair stamps which were.... well purrfect! 
I don't know what colour the base card is, it is a piece of Stampin Up CS that I have been hoarding from before they changed the colour groups (which is about 4 years now I think lol). I just used my swiss dots embossing folder to give some texture to the front and of course coloured my kitties with my Copic Markers. 

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Card Blog & Mojo Monday: 378

Hello there and welcome to my card blog. As you can see this is not my first post on this blog, it was originally my regular blog before I moved to my Wordpress site but my scrapbooking commitments and my desire to return to making cards, stamping and challenges were not going to work in the same place so I have decided to just have a dedicated space for my cards.

One of my favourite challenges to play along with back when I first started making cards (forever ago) was Mojo Monday and so when I wanted some inspiration for some new cards it was the first place I stopped. This week's challenge 378 is tall and skinny:
 My January Simon Says Stamp kit arrived yesterday so I was straight into that.
My card was tall and skinny but then I had a huge ink disaster and had to cut the bottom off the card so now it is just normal size but as you can see it stays very close to the original sketch.

Once I had made that I got so excited about the card kit I had to make another one, this time a shaker card:
It is a bit hard to see in the picture but the background of the shaker area is white glitter cardstock which adds such a wonderful touch with the sequins and seed beads. I am going to enter this one into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Not really sure what I will do with either of these cards though as I am in the Southern hemisphere and we are in the middle of summer, but I just loved the colours of the kit and the stamps so I had to play with them 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful New Year full of sparkle and joy,