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Watering The Flowers

This week's challenge over on Lili's Little Fairies is to use the pretty photo below so I pulled out my Promises patterned papers again and combined it with the sketch from The Sweet Stop's Challenge #208and came up with this one. I thought I would use a different sets of the blue Copics for the sky but it came out much too dark for my liking. Will stick to my usual combo in future!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Watering The Flowers from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Pale Plum (Retired), Sage Shadow (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest, Promises patterned papers from Lili of the Valley

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbom from Stampin' Up, Paper Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Oval Nestabilities, Floral 3 Dies from Marianne Creatables

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Because You're Special

This card is for Sketch Saturday's Challenge #256 (Hope you can see it buried under all the roses!) and for Marvelous Magnolia's Challenge #24 to make a card for a special lady. This was actually my second attempt at this card as the first colour scheme I chose just did not work when all the pieces were put together so I swapped out one of the colours for the purples and now I really like it. Love the little bow die cut it the corner as well - isn't it just the cutest?!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Tilda with Peony from Magnolia, Vintage Labels - Just To Say from Lili of the Valley, Natural Beauties from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Regal Rose, Garden Green, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest

Inks: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush (Retired), Garden Green all from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Tilda's Lace Border Die from Magnolia, Small…

Celebrate with Viva La Verve!

This card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #5 for Apriland for A Passion for Papertrey's Let's Celebrate Challenge. I pulled out my much loved Beautiful Blooms papers for this one. I just love these bright, bold colours (and for some reason they always remind me of Minnie Mouse - must be the red and white polka dots with the black!).


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Make A Wish Additions, Heart-2-Heart #5 both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Hawaiian Shores, Beautiful blooms Patterned Papers both from Papertrey Ink, Basic Black from Stampin' Up

Inks: Hawaiian Shores from Papertrey Ink, Real Red from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Hawaiian Shores Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Pure Poppy Buttons, Double Ended Banners Die all from Papertrey Ink, Circle Nestabilities, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Black Seam Binding from Crafty Ribbons

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Bring on the Sunshine!

We've been getting a bit of sun over here in the UK, but it's still really cold. Bright but very deceiving as you still need a warm coat outside! I say bring on the warm sun! Anyway this card is for Friday MashUp's Challenge #107 to make a card featuring sunshine (I was supposed to make an easel card too, but stuck the front down before I remembered and by then it was too late to peel back off!) and for CC419 to use these colours - perfect for a summer sun in the bright blue sky!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Back Pocket Basics from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Flirtatious DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Floral Frames Framelits, More Mustard Scallop Dots Ribbon, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder all from Stampin' Up, Back Pocket Basics Dies from Papertrey Ink, Twisted Metal Tags and Accents Dies fr…

Distressed Marci

Marci's not really distressed, but the card is! This card is for La-La Land Crafts Challenge Distressing. I pulled out some pretty floral papers, matched my colours to that and off I went. I finally got my hands on one of the Heart Banner dies as well - found somewhere who had it in stock at long last! These sure are hard to come by over here in the UK. (I also got the corner and butterflies dies too!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Marci with Rose from La-La Land Crafts

Papers: Blushing Bride (Retired but soon to return), Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated DSP all from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Large Frilly Frames #10 from Go Kreate, Lace from stash, Paper Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Paper Tulips from Magnolia, Heart Banner Die from La-La Land Crafts, Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel, Flower/Leaf #4 Die from Joy Crafts, Twitterpated Buttons (Retired) from Stampin' Up

And that's all from me for today folks! Than…

A Soft Thank You

I loved this colour combo from Color Throwdown's Challenge #289 and combined it with the sketch from Inkspirational's Challenge #17. I used my fab new Cherry Blossom die from Memory Box - love these flowers!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Think Big Favorites #2 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom (Retired), Barely Banana (Retired), Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Petals and Paisleys DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Pretty in Pink from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Cherry Blossom Die, Tender Leaves Die, Pippi Butterfly Die, Isabella Butterfly Die, Darrington Corner Die all from Memory Box (love MB dies!!!), Pink Pearls from Hobbycraft

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Monochromatic Thanks

This was a quick card I did this morning for Cupcake Craft Challenge #239 to use a monochromatic colour scheme and for SC433 for the sketch. I went for the classic black and white and pulled out my Damask designs set, which I haven't used in a while and love how this one came out!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Damask Designs, Think Big Favorites #19 both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Confetti White (Retired), Basic Black, Neutrals DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Versafine Onyx Black

Accessories: Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Circles Nestabilities, White Opal Liquid Pearls

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Distressed Eleanor

This is my card for Create with Connie and Mary's Challenge #249 for this layered sketch, which was perfect for my multi-layered style and for CC421 to use Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Baja Breeze. I used distressing on another card I made today and felt this one was just calling out for some distressed edges too! Love this colour combo!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Wishes Your Way both from Stampin' Up

Papers: Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Whisper White, In Colors 2011-12 DSP Stack, Twitterpated DSP all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Basic Black, Calypso Coral,  Baja Breeze all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Pearls, Labels Framelits Dies, Basic Black Scalloped Dots Ribbon all from Stampin' Up

And that's all form me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Birthday Brollies

I really like this card - love the colours especially, but my boyfriend asked me why I would have umbrellas and raindrops on a birthday card and it got me thinking about whether I had used the right sentiment or not, but to be honest I'm not a great fan of any of the weather related sentiments in either of the Scattered Showers sets. Might have to buy the Stampin' Up umbrella set just for their sentiments :P

Anyway this card is for loads of challenges - Mojo Monday Challenge #290 for the sketch, Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #266 Can't Stop The Rain, Papertake Weekly's Challenge Weather With You, Just Add Ink's Challenge #163to add a fun backgroundand ColourQ's Challenge #186 to use these gorgeous colours! I used my Sign Language umbrella square stamp to make the pattern on the bottom half of the white piece and embossed the top half with my Cloudy Day folder, but you can't really see the clouds. My little panels use my new A Little Rain die which make…

Tilda with a Big Ice Cream

I bought this Tilda stamps a couple of months ago and hadn't used her, so when I decided to pair up my Tilda challenges with the colour combo from Play Date Cafe's Challenge #178 I thought she would be perfect! This is also for Totally Tilda's Challenge #70 to use heat embossing (my sentiment and flourish on the other end of the panel and faux stitching on the image are all heat embossed), for Sketch Saturday's Challenge #255 for sketch and for Marvelous Magnolia's Challenge #23 to use bling. I have lots of glitter all over and some gems on there too!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Tilda with Big Icecream from Magnolia, Signature Series: Cupcake, Mat Stack #2 Collection, Back Pocket Basics, Sew Simple Borders all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo Prints DSP (Retired), Brights DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest from Crafter's Companion

Inks: Versamark from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo B…

Just a Note

And just another quick-ish card I made today for Viva La Verve's Sketch #3 for Apriland for Color Throwdown's Challenge #238 to use this combo. I was really unsure of this combo at first, but it turned out to be a really nice one!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Framed Out #4, Flower Fusion #9 both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Brilliant Blue (Retired), Basic Black, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Brilliant Blue (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Framed Out #4 Die, Flower Fusion #9 Die, Filigree Border Die, Polka Dot Basics II Impression Plate all from Papertrey Ink, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Paper Doily from eBay

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

HI!

I rarely send out cards just to say hello, so thought it might be a nice idea to do so to friends I've not spoken to for a little while. This card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #4 for April, CC422 to use this fab colour combo below and forMake It Monday's Challenge #112 to use embossed alpha die cuts. I actually don't have many alpha die sets from Papertrey Ink - just this Script one, which I love to bits! I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Melon Mambo embossing powder before cutting out my letters and I love the subtle little shine it brings to the card.



And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Flower Fusion #6 & #7, Mat Stack #2 Collection all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: River Rock, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Melon Mambo Prints DSP (Retired), River Rock Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: River Rock, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Versamark all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Upper and Lower Script Alphabet Dies, Mat Stack #2 Die,…

Flowering Flourishes Thank You

Just a quick little card I made today for SC430 and Create with Connie and Mary's Challenge #248 to use these colours. I actually found this colour combo difficult at first as I really dislike Summer Starfruit, but it actually looks really nice with these other two colours, so I think it must be growing on me, now it's almost time for it to retire!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Perfectly Penned, Flowering Flourishes both from Stampin' Up

Papers: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Whisper White, In Color 2012-14 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse Markers all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Pint Sized Love

This card is forSaturated Canary's Challenge #41 Anything Goes and for Just Add Ink's Challenge #162 to add a new technique. I came up with a variation on a card I saw recently at some Stampin' Up training and made a Double Z-fold card with the centre panel cut shorter than the "door" panels. No idea what you would call this card, but I love it all the same! And it was really easy to do too!

This is the card closed.


And this is it open! I love this idea - completely different from the usual double z-fold cards I do!


Recipe:

Stamps: Pint Sized Love Digi Stamp from Saturated Canary, Everyday Grungy Messages from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate (Retired), Berry Bliss DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest

Inks: Purely Pomegranate (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Butteflight Die from Tim Holtz Sizzix, Twisted Metal Tags and Accents from Spe…

Bunnies in Love

This cute little card is for The Sweet Stop's Sketch Challenge #207, Lili's Little Fairies Challenge to use two characters and for Cupcake Crafts Challenge #238 to use something cute and cuddly. I think these little bunnies are just the cutest, don't you?! (But I need to buy some more LOTV stamps when it's pay day next week!). I did rotate the sketch so I could use this bunny stamp though!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Bunnies in Love from Lili of the Valley, Celebration Circle Pennants from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pale Plum (Retired), Sage Shadow (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest, Promises Patterned Paper Pack from Lili of the Valley

Inks: Pale Plum (Retired) from Stampin' Up, memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Die-Namics Double Scallop Border Die from MFT, Circle Pennants Die from Whimsy Stamps, Bon Voyage Foliage Die from Magnolia, Paper Roses and Tulips from Wild Orchid Crafts, Shabby Lilac Tulle Rose from Magnolia, Baker&…

Thanks for Dinner

I made this card in preparation for the dinner my friend is cooking for a group of us tomorrow night. I know it will be absolutely delicious as her meals always are and I thought a little thank you card would be a lovely thought! This card is for ColourQ's Challenge #185 to use this colour combo. I will admit I'm not over keen on it as there's a lot of strong, powerful colours in this one, so I took inspiration from Deanna's card and used my Quilled Elegance (which I've hardly inked up!) and came up with this one!


My card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Quilled Elegance, Thanks All Ways both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Bermuda Bay (Retired atm), Poppy Parade (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin' Up,

Inks: Bermuda Bay (Retired atm), Poppy Parade (Retired), both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

A Thank You Cupcake

Another quick card I made today for Friday MashUp's Challenge #106 to use Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum (a pretty colour combo!), for Mojo Monday's Challenge #289 for the sketch and for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #265 to use a cake, so I had to pull out my fab Cupcake Collection set for this one!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Cupcake Collection, Tag-Its #2 both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, In Colors 2012-14 DSP Stack  Subtles DSP Stack, Neutrals DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Itty Bitty Punch Pack both from Stampin' Up, Gems from stash, Circle Nestabilities

And that's all from me from this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

A Cameo Just For You

This week's Inkspirational Challenge #16 was to CASE the card below. I loved the layout and I do really like cameos so I pulled out my Cameo Maker set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps and off I went, keeping to roughly the same colour scheme as well. I'm also entering this one in Papertake Weekly's Challenge to only use 1 sheet of patterned paper. Didn't really need much more than the one strip I used!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Cameo Maker, Compact Sentiments Part One both from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP Stack all from SU

Inks: Versafine Onyx Black

Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon (Retired), Ribbon Lace Border Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder all from SU, Oval Nestabilities

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

A bit late for the party...

I made this card yesterday for a couple of challenges, one of them being one of Kraftin' Kimmie's Krafty Hop Challenges for this month's release party, but I never found the time to upload it in time! Anyway, as Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge this week is Anything Goes I thought I'd enter it for that one instead!


Recipe:

Stamps: Stella Strawberry, Andrea Acorn both from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White all from SU, Teresa Collins' Stationery Noted Patterned Paper Pack

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Rolled Roses Dies, Butterfly Die both from Marianne Creatables, Riding Hood red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from SU

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Sending You Sunshine and Smiles

Another kind of CAS card for me - well ok there's lots of empty space, but maybe too many embellishments and things going on to be truly CAS. This card is for The Sweet Stop's Sketch Challenge #206, F4A164 to use sunshine (I have sunflowers and sunshine in my sentiment), Make It Monday's Challenge #111 to use water-colouring with embossed images (I actually couldn't find my aqua painter anywhere, so used my blender pens with my inks instead and love how soft those sunflowers came out!) and finally forA Passion for Papertrey's Touchy Feely Challenge. I know you can't see it in the photo but I used an impression plate on the vanilla background piece and my sunflowers are heat embossed as well.


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: All About You, Signature Series: Flower, Simple Sunflower all from PTI

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla all from SU

Inks: Versamark, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green all from SU

Accessories:

Partying Cats and Dogs

This week's challenge over on Cupcake Crafts is Raining Cats and Dogs (i.e. use cats and/or dogs on your card), so I pulled out this cute little stamp from Lili of the Valley with one of each one. This is also for Lili's Little Fairies Challenge to make a CAS card (mine is as simple as I can go!) and I used the sketch from SC431. I just pulled out some old retired bright DSP and went with those colours. Love the brightness of this one - perfect for a kid's card!


And here's my card. (Oops forgot to add 2 buttons or something next to the side of my image - oh well nevermind!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Let's Party from Lili of the Valley, Make A Wish from PTI

Papers: Rose Red, Old Olive, Island Oasis DSP (Retired) all from SU, Neenah Solar Crest

Inks: Rose Red from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon from SU

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Boy's Birthday

When I saw the colours for this week's Play Date CafĂ©'s Challenge #177, I went straight for my trusted Chevron Stripes and one of my Boy Basics sets from PTI. These are such versatile sets and are ideal for more difficult or boyish colour combos. I also used the sketch from Friday Mashup's Challenge #105 which was to also make a birthday card.


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Boy Basics: Skater Dude, Boy Basics: Rock On, Background Basics: Chevron Stripes all from PTI

Papers: Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, Whisper White all from SU

Inks: Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, Pool Party all from SU

Accessories: Boy Basics: Skate Due Die from PTI, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Pool Party Baker's Twine both from SU

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.