Thursday, March 5, 2015

March Reverse Confetti SFYTT #22


I am participating in the 30 Day Colouring Challenge with Kathy Rasoosin from The Daily Marker. The basic premise is that every day for 30 days we are colouing for at least 10 minutes a day. Yesterday I tried to colour this little puppy from Reverse Confetti in Copic Toner Grays. I wasn't happy with it, but as he dried he mellowed and I actually quite fell in love with him. I posted him on Instagram HERE, and today I am sharing a card I made with him for the March Reverse Confetti Sketch For You Too Try!


You can join Kathy's challenge anytime you like just follow the link I provided.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Card Concept Challenge #30


It's time for a new challenge at The Card Concept.

The soft flowers in the inspiration photo evoke thoughts of warmer weather and springtime. Something that we are all ready for after such a harsh winter everywhere. As I type my post tonight we have freezing rain coming down on top of the 8 cm of snow we got this afternoon. Wishing my family had listened to me coming home from Florida when at the first sign of snow I asked them to please turn around and start heading south again!


We hope that you will join us over at the Card Concept that you will explore different types of cardmaking styles or even find out what style you are. There are two takes on the inspiration each challenge in each of the style categories to get your mojo going.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CCC #136


Happy Tuesday and time for another new Cue Card at CASology!
This week the cue word is:

I love the texture that embossing paste brings to projects. I don't use it a lot but whenever I do I ask myself why I don't more. This week I wanted to add clouds to my background but I don't have a cloud stencil so I made my own. The first run I made it from cardstock, actually too thick cardstock, so by the time I finished leveling it it was far to thick and the cardstock stencil was warping. So I set it aside and tried again but this time using a piece of copy paper which gave me the thin coverage I was looking for but when I pulled it off  it chose to smudge my cloud. No three times a charm for this CAS girl, embossing paste doesn't have to be perfect does it? After both panels were dry I actually liked the smudged version the best, the smudge actually looks like another cloud in the background. I can live with that.  My basket is attached to the bottom of my hot air balloon...


Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...

Guest Designer: Michelle

Uniko Studio Birthday Bash Reminder


Back again today to share another card as the February Guest Designer at Uniko Studio! Challenge #18 Birthdays is running until Friday 8 am (GMT) so there is still time to play along.

I have been having such fun with the Balloon Bash stamp set. The stamps take the ink so well and I ended up with a perfect impression every time. I also adore the curly string that gives your projects a really whimsical feel.


Thank you Bev and the team at Uniko for the opportunity to share your birthday with you!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Lucky


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

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The LEAD of Lucky will be invited as a Guest Designer in our next challenge!

To create my clover I die cut three hearts and one stem. I adhered them in the shape of a clover, thinking now I should have added one more leaf for luck ;)


Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Lucky Designers

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bye, Bye Birdie - February '15 and RetroSketches #155

Happy Saturday and on this non-leap year today is the day we are unveiling our creations at the 12 Kits of Occasions.  Sharron is our hostess for February and the theme is birds. Sharron sent us the mos fabulous kit filled with gorgeous Prima papers, die cut grasses, branches and birds, birds and more birds. I could have and will still be able to make so many  more cards with all the goodies she sent to us.  So grab a cuppa and let get on with the cards.

I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #175 for the following card.


This card was made for this week's new RetroSketches sketch #155.


I used the sketch from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge #217 at MFT Card Challenges for my next card. It was a great way to showcase so many papers from the kit while using MFT Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon and a sentiment from Sea Life.


I love these adorable long legged birds from Technique Tuesday.


For this one I let the beautiful paper stand on it's own.


I am also submitting these cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes!

Here are all my cards lined up on the windowsill.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop


Got your coffee ready?
It's time for the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

Amy Tsuruta and Chaitali Narla are the co-host for this event and the co-hosts of the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog. The hop starts there.

I used the Hero Arts Need Caffeine stamp set for my distressed cups and the steam is from Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte. I used some springtime colours for my mugs, I think we all need this as we are hopefully sending winter packing. My blue panel is a happy accident. I knew I wanted coloured cardstock to back my cups and I pulled this piece out of my scrap bin. I previously cut a wave from it but I actually liked the way it looked so I left it alone.