Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring has Sprung!!

I am so excited to announce that I have been invited to join the Creative Moments challenge blog as a design team member!! This is my first card for them, and I'm looking forward to joining them for a long time to come.

It may still be "winter" here, but it's been feeling very much like Spring for most of the last weeks, so I thought this image, combined with our challenge, would be perfect for my niece's upcoming birthday. Here is our challenge, please come join us in the fun...

Challenge 64 Anything Goes/Gift, Tag Or Card for a Special Lady/Mum

Other Challenges I Used:

Your Next Stamp - (see sketch and palette below)
The House that Stamps Built - (see photo inspiration below, very similar to the above, but more green shades)
Simon Says - Spring Pinterest Inspiration (see collection below)
Fab n' Funky - Spring Into Colour
Crafter's Cafe - What Season are You In?
Pile It On - Use 3 of Something (flowers... one in the image and two punches stacked in the sentiment)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

You're a Star!

Thanks to a defective stamp, I had to design and prep a second card for club, totally from scratch, in under an hour and a half... phew! It isn't the stunner that I had planned, but for a super simple card, I think it came out alright :)

Challenges I used:

CAS Colours and Sketches - (see sketch below)
Cosmic Strawberry - (see palette below)
Pile It On - Adhesive Elements (the epoxy star sticker on my star punch)
Sparkles - One for the Boys
Sweet Stampin - All or Nothing

Monday, March 2, 2015

Celebrate Today

I love designer papers, but there is something so satisfying about creating my own background papers... this cloud one is SO easy, using just a couple of Cupcake punch frostings, a sponge and a Soft Sky ink pad :)

And these balloons turned out so great... I love how the white embossing powder looks so much like the puffy white "ink" they use on real balloons!

As it sometimes happens, I started with a sketch and a specific idea in my head, but then as I started piecing things together, it evolved and doesn't have all the sketch elements I had planned on using, but it still turned out great.

Challenges I used:

Try Stampin on Tuesday - (see sketch below)
ColourQ - (see palette below)
Crafty Catz - Use your Dies/Punches