Monday, June 29, 2015

Boys Will Be Boys

This card is for my nephew's second birthday, and I hope it's as cute and fun as he is :) This is my DT card for the Creative Moments challenge, Wet or Dry Embossing. (I actually had a different, amazing card planned in my head, but extenuating circumstances squashed it). I love the new Cherry On Top color scheme and this Boys Will Be Boys stamp set has been dying to be inked for months!!! I also pulled an old button from my hoard to work with both the Button challenge and the "shop your stash" challenge. This card was quick and easy, but has a great impact.

Other Challenges I Used:

Creative Blooms - (see sketch and palette below)

Creative Craft Cottage - Spots or Stripes
CCC Digi - Not Quite Straight
Shopping Our Stash - For the Boys
Through the Purple Haze - Use Bright Colours
Word Art Wednesday - ATG/Family Friendly

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Watercolor Wings

I LOVE the new butterfly stamp sets and dies in the new catalogue, and how they coordinate with the ones we already had. And of course the Flutterby folder is equally awesome... I'm a sucker for anything butterfly, and I raved about the new size format in my previous post :) I'm also finding that while "mint" has never been a favourite colour of mine, and at times I've really disliked shades of it, this new Mint Macaron is moving up the ranks quickly for me. In fact, I've used it twice in a row now, and it's been perfect for both cards. Especially in this card I made for my sister's birthday...

Challenges I Used:

Inspired By Stamping - (see sketch below)
ColourQ - (see palette below)
Addicted to CAS - Butterfly
Just Us Girls - Stacked Diecuts
Seize the Birthday - Animals
Sisterhood of Crafters - Goin' Buggy
Everybody Art Challenge - Card for a Girl
Inky Chicks - Butterflies
AUD Sentiments - Bingo plus Sentiment (Bingo line - diecut, embossing, 3D item which is the vellum wings)

Retro Man Cave

Here's my first Father's Day card of the year, done for my design team challenge at Creative Moments. I used the new Brick folder, and I have to say I love the new size, so I can have the design go whichever direction I need. It was always so frustrating when I wanted, for instance a full background of clouds for a portrait orientation card, but the folder only did a full layer in landscape orientation. I hope all the new folders will be this way :)

Other Challenges I Used:

Bugaboo Stamps - (see sketch below)
Inspired By Stamping - (see palette below)
Pile It On - Father/Man
Polkadoodles - Father's Day
Left of Center - For the Boys
KittyBee Designs - Masculine
Jo's Scrap Shack - Father's Day
Splendiferous Creations - For the Guys
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - D is for Dudes

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bokeh Landscape, with Sprinkles of Life

Sprinkles of Life, and the coordinating punch are my FAVOURITE things in the new catalogue... there is SO much versatility!!! Ice cream cone, ice cream dish, cupcake, flower basket, leaf basket, cloud, tree with leaves, flowers or bushy top, plus all the accents and sentiments to match. I will never get tired of this one!

Here's my first take(s) on a Bokeh card, with a sponged background...

Challenges I Used:

Mojo Monday - (see sketch below)
Monday Mood Board - (see inspiration below)
Crafty Sentiments - For Teacher
Vintage Stamping - Hot Sunny Colours
Suzy Bee's - Bright and Colourful
Penny Black - Trees or Nature