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House of Cards Challenge: Hallowe'en Inspired

As there are 5 Mondays in July this year, House of Cards have a special 5th week challenge for you all. This week we would like you to make a card using the photo below as your inspiration. You can take the colours, patterns, shapes, anything you like from the photo and use any card making style you want to make your creation.


When I first saw this photo I could not get the colours out of my head - orange, black, white, touch of green and gold. The first thing that came into my head was Hallowe'en, but I thought it was way too early for that. However, My Besties are having a monthly challenge this month to use one of their new Besties of Oz images on a card, so I picked Not So Wicked Wendy as one of my prize digis that I won for another challenge and used this gorgeous witch on my card. 
And here she is....

Recipe:
Stamps: Not So Wicked Wendy Digi Stamp from Sherri Baldy Designs, Cicely at Halloween, Gracie at Halloween both from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black…

Glamorous Butterfly Princess

Challenge #48 this fortnight on Saturated Canary's blog is called Glamour and Glitz. I knew I had just the right papers for this challenge - The Black Currant Stack from DCWV, which is full of black, ivory, silver and a rich blackcurrant colour and lots of foil papers too - the glitz without the mess! So out that pad came and I added a few embellishments along the way, making my own rolled paper roses for Charisma Cardz Challenge #29

And here's my gorgeous Butterfly Princess. I wanted to add the frantage to act a bit like confetti - no idea why but thought she should be walking through some LOL. I always find that my frantage is so flyaway though, regardless of how far away my heat tool is from the card and I do heat it from underneath. Might have to dig out my old Versamark pen to see if that's any better!


Recipe:

Stamps: Butterfly Princess Digi Stamp from Saturated Canary

Papers: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Silver Pearlescent card from local craft store, Copic …

CAS Ice Cream

I missed out a Free For All Challenge a few weeks ago as it involved doing a CAS card, which I don't do very often, but when I saw the Mojo Sketch Challenge #303 this week, I thought it would make a good CAS card layout twisted on its side, so here's my effort for F4A174to make a summer CAS card.


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet As Can Be from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Sweet As Can Be Die from Papertrey Ink, Brown Baked Sugar Stretch Ruffle Trim, In Color Boutique Details both from Stampin' Up, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug

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


Smiles

This week's ColourQ Challenge #199 was a really nice combo that I was really unsure of at first. Dusty Durango was not a colour I particularly liked when it was out, but together with Groovy Guava and Kiwi Kiss and it turned into a nice accent colour. I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop's Challenge #221 as well for this card.


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Natural Beauties from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crumb Cake, Dusty Durango (Retired), Whisper White, Groovy Guava Prints DSP (Retired), Bella Rose DSP (Retired), Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Crumb Cake, Dusty Durango (Retired), Kiwi Kiss (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace Corner Deco B Dies from Cheery Lynn

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

Hello, Friend

This card is for My Besties UK Challenge to use turquoise, brown and pink (although I used Rose Red which is a very reddy pink, so hope it still counts!), for My Besties Challenge Floral Frenzy (I used a few paper flowers as well as having flowers in my stamped image and on my patterned papers) and for Noor Design's Challenge to create a card using this Sherri Baldy digi stamp designed especially for this month's challenge. I loved her so just had to ask for it to join in the challenge!

And here she is... (Excuse the light tent's ruffles and velcro in the background - I need to buy a bigger one!)


Recipe:

Stamps: IMG875 Butterfly Girl from Sherri Baldy Designs, Flower Fusion #11 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Rose Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Kraft Notes Patterned Papers from Dovecraft, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Rose Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Butterfly Border Die from Joy Crafts, Rose Red Seam Binding (Retired)…

Christmas Already???

I know lots of cardmakers start their Christmas cards in July so they have enough by December (which I really should do to be honest!), but I have so many other occasions to get through before I can even start thinking about Christmas. First my birthday's in July, then end of school year with reports and filling in heaps of data sheets, Summer Holidays, Back to School with a new class, Hallowe'en and then finally I can start doing Christmas cards. Because of all these, I always find it a chore to do a Christmas card so early, but I actually enjoyed doing this one.

This card is for Inkspirational's Challenge #30 for the sketch,Friday MashUp's Challenge #120 to make a Christmas card using stripes, F4A177 to make a Christmas card using summer colours and for Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use dies and/or punches!


And here's it is...


Recipe:

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes both from Stampin' Up

Papers: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper Wh…

Even more hexagons....Are you bored yet?!

Just can't get enough of these new hexagons stamps from SU at the minute, so apologies if you're bored of them already! This card is forJust Add Ink's Challenge #175 for the sketch and forColor Throwdown's Challenge #252to use this gorgeous colour combo below. I do have to say that I think this year's in colors are my favourite collection of in colors so far since discovering Stampin' Up when Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava and River Rock were the in colors that year (whatever year that was!)


Anyway here's my card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Six Sided Sampler, Chalk Talk both from Stampin' Up

Papers: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim, Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, Hexagon Punch, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine all from Stampin' Up, Butto…

Week #269 with Stamp Fairy.

Good morning and welcome back for another week at Sketch Saturday.  This week we have Stamp Fairy here to sponsor us!

This week's prize is a fabulous $10.00 gift certificate to spend at the Stamp Fairystore!

And here's sketch #269 designed by our queen of sketches,Jen!

And here's my card using the cute Molly Fairy 4. 

And I will take a photo of the inside and upload it later - forgot to do it yesterday! 
Recipe:
Stamps: Molly Fairy 4 Digi Stamp from Stamp Fairy, Star Prints from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Yellow Glitter Card from Stash
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch from Stampin' Up, Circle Nestabilities, Diamond Stickles, Buttons from Stash, Chocolate Twine from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Seeing Stars Dies from Papertrey Ink, Die-Namics Star Border Die from My Favorit…

A Big Faerie!

I printed out a load of digi stamps at work the other day and didn't really check the size of them. I usually print my Saturated Canary stamps to be 12cm high and this size works for them, but for my La-La Land stamps and my Sherri Baldy ones, this size is just a bit too big, but I'm not one for wasting card (probably should have just reprinted them on the other side of the card but didn't just in case the ink went through or something and only took one pack of Copic cardstock with me to work, so couldn't just redo them). So I now have a pile of fairly large images and whilst I like them this size, it's quite difficult to get them to work on a card without looking too busy.

This card is for La-La Land Crafts Embossing challenge. I kept this reasonably simple, because of the size of my faerie, so I dry embossed my centre panel and added some Shabby Pink frantage to my filigree corner dies to make some butterflies, which I have seen about this week on my blog hopping…

Shameless CASE

This week's challenge on Inkspirational #29 is a CASE challenge and we were asked to CASE this gorgeous card by DT member Ellen. I loved the colours she used and went for a very shameless CASE rather than an inspiration this time, using some old retired DSP that were just the perfect colours and an old stamp set I haven't used in ages!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Butterfly Kisses, Little Lady both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Tea and Crumpets DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Paper Daisies from Stampin' Up, Buttons from stash, lace from Crafts U Love (I think!)

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


Thanks A Bunch

This time of the school year I need a load of thank you cards, so am making quite a few at the minute so I have a collection to choose from. I used the sketch from Viva La Verve's Sketch #4 for July, using one of my new goodies, the Flourished Trim die and the colours I took fromColor Throwdown's Challenge #251.


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Petals & Stems, Bloom & Grow, Tag Time all from Verve Stamps

Papers: Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss (Retired), Tempting Turquoise all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Flourished Trim Die from Verve Stamps, Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up

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


Birthday Doilies

This quick card is for The Sweet Stop's Sketch #220 with a twist of adding doilies and for A Passion for Papertrey's Birthday Celebrations challenge. I pulled out my much loved Delightful Doilies set which I actually haven't used in a while and some pretty PTI colours and off I went! Not sure if you can tell in the photo but after I had stamped everything I impressed the layer with my Linen plate, just to give it a little bit of texture.


And here's my card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Delightful Doilies, Tag Its #2 and #10 all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Lemon Tart, Kraft, Stampers Select White all from Papertrey Ink

Inks: Lemon Tart, Winter Wisteria, Autumn Rose all from Papertrey Ink

Accessories: Large Scalloped Border Die, Linen/Canvas Impression Plate, Kraft Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon all from Papertrey Ink

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


More Hexagons

I love hexagons as a background patterns so when I read the write up over at Friday MashUp's Challenge #119I knew my brand new uninked set had to come out! I used the colours for this one from ColourQ's Challenge #198 - love these bright colours together!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Six Sided Sampler, Chalk Talk both from Stampin' Up

Inks: Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Papers: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Lucky Limeade Ruffle Ribbon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

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

New Besties

Some more goodies, but another prize winning one this time. I won 3rd prize in the UK Besties challenge last week and picked this digi for my winning prize! This card is forMy Besties Challenge to use black, white and one other (I chose Strawberry Slush, although I did have to add a little bit of green in there too!), for Charisma Cardz' Challenge #28 to make a girly card and for Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use buttons and bows.


Recipe:

Stamps: IMG662 Strawberry Sweet Cheeks from Sherri Baldy Designs, Banners Dies & Every Day Text Stamp Set from Marianne Design Collectables

Papers: Strawberry Slush, basic Black, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack, Night & Day DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Versamark from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Large Frilly Frames #8 from Go Kreate, Butterfly Border Die, Anja's Vintage Decoration Die, Embroidery Border Die all from Marianne Creatables, Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon, Basic …

New Stampin' Up

My new goodies arrived last week but this time from Stampin' Up with this quarter's big order from the new catalogue. This card is for SC445 to use a past sketch so I used SC444 as I never got round to doing this one last week. I also used F4A178 to use dots (my fave pattern so was an easy one!) and Just Add Ink's Challenge #174to use this gorgeous colour combo!


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Chalk Talk, Papillon Potpourri both from Stampin' Up

Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelit Dies, Baked Brown Sugar Stretch Ruffle Ribbon, Victoria Lace, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestones, In Color Boutique Details all from Stampin' Up

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

New Verve

I was lucky enough to be the winner of Verve's Viva La Verve prize of a $100 gift certificate over on Splitcoast Stampers last month and my goodies arrived this week, so I had to have a play of course! I used the sketch from Mojo Monday's Challenge #302and the colours from CC435 - Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Wisteria Wonder.


And here's my card using some new Stampin' Up goodies as well as my new Verve ones.


Recipe:

Stamps: All Aflutter, On Occasion both from Verve Stamps

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wisteria Wonder all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Occasion Frame Die from Verve Stamps, Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Ribbon, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, In Color 2011-13 Brads (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

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