Thursday, April 27, 2017

You Are Amazeballs...


I really liked the colours over at CAS-ual Friday's current challenge -

I instantly thought of my new Mixed Media Flower stamps by Carabelle. I stamped the smaller flower in pink and fussy cut it out.

I then embossed the navy cardstock, using a large Sizzix spots folder, but only embossed half of it, so I could fit the sentiment on. I die-cut it down to the final shape using a stitched rectangle die.

I heat embossed the sentiment in white - it is actually a CAS-ual Fridays stamp set called 'Amazeballs' that I have had for a few years, but it is currently going through a resurrection in my craft room!

After mounting the navy panel to my card blank, I added the flower with some foam tape and two clear droplets..I know these are being TOTALLY overused.

I love it, the pop of colour against the navy is so nice..more of this methinks.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Super Kids...


When we were in the UK recently, we got to hang out with our Niece and Nephew (Florence and Otis) and their parents.

I wanted to send them a card to say how lovely it was to see them all.

I had already coloured and cut the little super heroes from the Lil Inkers Super Kids set and thought these would make a fun card.

I stamped a striped background by Prima Marketing onto a piece of kraft card and die-cut it twice, once with the rounded stitched rectangle die and the peek a boo window die - both by MFT.

I then added a shaker pouch I already had and mounted it onto the stripey card blank using foam tape.

The super kids were then strategically placed, as the shaker pouch was slightly too small for the window :) I added initials to the super kids for a bit of fun.

Final step was the just happened to match stickers for the sentiment - these are quite old, a couple of years ago I bought a bumper mixed pack of stickers from AC Moore that I divided between JT and I, there was so much in there, I am still discovering random things!

Fun card to say thanks for a fun visit with the little ones, who are not so little anymore and a total hoot!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #61 Button It...


Time for another fun challenge with the Retro Rubber team.

This time we have a theme for you..

I love buttons and have a huge button stash, part of my stash belonged to my Grandmother.

This card was made using a mix of old and new stash items. The newer items (Enamel Accents and embossing folder are from JT).

The sentiment and the die are from 2015 and are by Mama Elephant 'Friend Indeed' set, I love this set, the sentiments are very handy.

I dug through my button stash to find a button that coordinated with my card blank. I added little dots of enamel accents to make the right-hand side of the card a bit more interesting.

I love how the friend die-cut pops against both the embossed panel and the card blank.

I sent this card to a friend a while ago and recently when I was in London and visited her new home, it was on her kitchen noticeboard - how awesome is that!

Your turn to show us your button creations, but first go over to Retro Rubber and see what my teammates have made.

Challenge ends on May 5th, don't forget to use a stamp a year or older and tell us all about it, that's the fun part right? Also, please limit your challenge entries to 10 including ours.



Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Weekend...


Happy Monday to you all.

The weather is very Spring like today in NYC, making me all smiley and happy.

I had a great weekend, starting with dinner at a friends on Friday, then Lisette came and helped me tame the closet beast on Saturday. She is a drill sergeant and I purged A LOT of stuff, some things I have been 'holding' on to since we moved from London?! The weekend closed out nicely with a playdate with the craftgang and some hang time with Hubby.

My card today I actually made whilst I was on sick leave. I bought a grab bag of stuff from Pink Fresh Studio and all the stickers that you see were in the bag.

I started out with the embossed large dots background and then die-cut the word happy onto some black cardstock and then die-cut it out using a bubble die, I added the white dots and a piece of pink card behind the word to make it pop.

Before mounting it onto my card I added a few of the stickers from one of the sets in the grab bag.

I elected for 'weekend' as I thought it would make a fun card to send to a friend.

I used to use this embossing folder all the time, I need to break it out more, it gives a great simple texture to cards.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Throwing down some bright colours...


I had a fun day hanging out with the craftgang at Jamey's studio today.

As usual I ate too much, but I had a very productive day, more about that next week.

Tonight I am entering the latest Color Throwdown challenge -

I fell in love with the super cheery and bright colours.

I decided it would be fun to use the great watercolour brushstrokes background stamp by Stampin' Up to create my focal point.

I recreated the colours using Distress Inks - Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed. I die-cut the awesome (by Frantic Stamper) out of a piece of purple cardstock.

Once I had positioned the awesome die-cut in place, I stamped 'Hey Friend' (by Impression Obsession).

As I am OBSESSED with Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets right now I added a couple to my card.

It's going in the post to a friend tomorrow.