Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Beauty

Hiya all! Hope you're having a great week and get some sunshine. We're having some sun for a the moment. It really lifts the summer spirit after the heavy rains we had! All work at school is done so it feels like a gift to be able to fully enjoy the beauty of the summer.

I've tried another Clean And Simple card, guess the three half pearls are too much, hehe! Well, it needed some umph!! The stamps are from Pink Paislee and they are stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves. I cut out the ornament thingy from the sentiment stamp to get a cleaner look. The flowers are paper pieced with MME Bella Bella paper scraps...and I don't know if I dare to say that I added some Antique Linen Stickles to them.

I would like to enter:
Simply Less Is More: Paper Piecing
4 Crafty Chicks: School's Out!

Warm hugs

Monday, June 25, 2012

All Through The Night

The heavy rains and winds are here too, a typical summer weather! No need to fill picnic baskets and no silly sunburns today, so I'm hiding in my tiny crafty corner. I tried to make a CAS but I found them difficult, so it's more a could have been a CAS card as I kept adding things to the whiteness of the card. Kind of like it anyway!

I used:
Penny Black angel and sentiment
Memento Paris Dusk ink
Derwent watercolour pens
MS border punch

I would like to enter:
Dream Valley Challenges: Things With Wings
One Stop Craft Challenge: Christmas in June
ABC Christmas Challenge: L for Lyrics - All Through The Night

Keep safe and warm today!

Warm hugs

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Midsummer Mania

I hope you all had a wonderful Midsummer Eve! We had a traditional lunch with pickled herring and went to an outdoor theatre play. The sun was beaming when we sat on our picnic rug and enjoyed the performance, I can tell that my 50+ sunblock wasn't wasted! And today it's much cooler and raining again, perfect for a crafty session!

I used:
MME Bella Bella paper
Tim Holtz corner and swirl stamp from the Regal Flourish set
Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress inks
Penny Black sentiment from the Clearly In Love set
Golden Liquid Pearls and Perfect Pearls
Spellbinders Foliage dies
Tim Holtz Facet

I would like to enter:
Simon Says Stamps: Anything But A Card
Cute Card Thursday: Here Comes Summer

Have a relaxing Midsummer Day!

Warm hugs

Monday, June 18, 2012

Something in the Eyelet

Hiya everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We celebrated my birthday and had fantastic dinner and a yummie chocolate cake, life is good sometimes!

This week at Cupcake Craft Challenges the lovely Jane wants to see eyelets and we're being sponsored by Crafts U Love and Tickled Pink Stamps.
 Tickled Pink Stamps kindly offered the team images and I got the fab Lad Luca. He's coloured with Alpha Markers and got a splash of glossy accents for the eyes, the cogs are made with Quickutz dies. Sorry for the foggy image, couldn't see clear with a fab lad like Luca, hehe!

Please check our blog for all the details and to see the teams fabulous work!

I would like to enter:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Summer Fun (we always play cards at our hols)
Cardmad Fairy's Digi Days Challenge: Father's Day or Masculine
Dream Valley Challenges: For that special guy (2nd entry)
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Male Cards (2nd entry)
Do Yoy Stack Up: Boys/Men (2nd entry)

Have a playful week!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Origami Tie

Good morning friends! Hope you're having a wonderful week with time for crafting. I've had a busy month and at last it's slowing down for summer. There haven't been much time for relaxing crafting but I'm hoping to have the more of it now.
 I found a lovely tutorial at Paper Craft Planet for how to make an origami necktie and thought it would be something new and different to make. New for me, the tut has been there for a while! This time of day year I usually miss my dad a lot, if he'd still been around he would have got this card.

I used:
Panduro papers
Memento rich cocoa ink
Pink Paislee Nantucket stamp
Excangeable alphabet stamps
Colorbox blue chalk

I would like to enter:
DUSY Challenge: For Boys/Men
Charisma Cardz: Male cards
Simply Create Too: Happy Father's Day
Dream Valley Challenges: For That Special Guy


Sunday, June 10, 2012

In the Green

Good morning all! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. I've been playing with Penny Black stamps and got inspiration for the design from the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The image is called Letters and Flowers, hearts and text is from the Clearly In Love set. I also used a Bosskut swirl die, Cuttlebug tag die and Tim Holtz tattered flowers die. The green ink is Memento. The metallic DCWV paper turned darker in the photo, it's reflecting the light beautifully IRL.

I would like to enter:
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges: Bingo (Flowers-Pearls-Die Cuts)
Truly Scrumptious: Flower Power
Crafty Calendar: Flowers in Bloom

Enjoy the Sunday!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Tagalicious Meadows

This week at Cupcake Craft Challenges the lovely Liza wants to see tags. And we're being sponsored by the fab Simon Says Stamps, great huh?! Please check our blog for all the details and to see the teams stunning work.

I went for my favourite technique; masking and stippling. The stamps are from Stampscapes (trees and grass) and shrub from Penny Black's Illuminations set. They were stamped with Distress inks and highlights were added with a white Uni Ball pen. The punched out butterfly did get some Perfect Pearls for the metallic sheen.

I would like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious: Pretty In Pink
4 Crafty Chicks: Branching Out

Oh, and I'm over the moon today, I had a win at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge with this card. Thank you soo much for choosing my card! I'll wear the badge with pride!

Have a wonderful week with your inks!

Warm hugs