Friday, May 20, 2016

Celebrate- Colour Q #342

I caught a nasty bug from my son, who picked it up at the "Petri dish" that was my nephew's birthday party, so this will be a rather quick post...My apologies! :)

This is the beautiful photo from the Colour Q Challenge that inspired
 my card:

And here is my card, created with three different stamp sets (all PTI), namely In the Bag, Graceful Greetings and for the flowers that I stamped on the tissue paper stuffing my miniature shopping bag, Don't Forget to Write (the latest of Betsy's gorgeous Make it Market kits).
 I framed the bag using one of my favorite dies from Mama Elephant:
 Such a fun card to make...I made a masculine version that I plan on posting in the coming days!

Have a great weekend!
-O

Thursday, May 12, 2016

JUGS Butterfly Challenge: Enjoy

Another one for the beautiful inspiration coming to us from Just Us Girls Challenge

And here's my (2nd) card for the challenge: 

Butterfly- Happy Birthday wishes

Hi all,

Squeezing in a card for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge-Butterfly.


And here is my card:
I die cut from True Black cardstock this love butterfly Coverplate from PTI. Then, I layered it over a white card base. I pulled out my Copics in shades of turquoise, pink and purple and using somewhat of a 'pointillism' technique, added in color. I then liberally applied Clear Wink of Stella. Finished it of with a duo of banners to accompany the ombre sponged 'happy'. Here's a peek at the inside :

Thanks for stopping by!
-O

Monday, April 25, 2016

You Mean the World to Me: Papertrey Ink's April 2016 Bloghop

Hello all and happy Monday!

It has been months, (yes, *gasp* months!!) since I last participated in a PTI bloghop, so it's with great pleasure that I make this post!! Here was the challenge inspiration photo for this month:
What mostly inspired me were the rich colors and the circles which inspired the circular wreath on my card:
I started with a Kraft cardstock card base, which after having die cut with a faux stitching die from Lawn Fawn, I set aside. Then, using an MFT stitching die, I die cut a slightly smaller than A2 size card panel from Rustic White cardstock. On that, using Dark Chocolate ink, I stamped the wreath from the Twig Wreath stamp set from PTI. I used generational stamping but after each impression, I slightly off-set/twisted the stamp so as to avoid an exact impression and for depth. Afterward, I stamped various other foliage also from the same stamp set in Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Autumn Rose and Ripe Avocado ink, each time stamping twice and offsetting the second time, again for depth and interest.
Then, I die cut from Kraft cardstock the Twig wreath and stamped it with dark chocolate ink. I glued that down over the previously stamped wreaths. Then, I added other bit of foliage, at times using dimensional adhesive for depth and dimension and to render the wreath "fuller". I die cut the "Just because" from Berry Sorbet cardstock using the Scripted die set. The companion sentiment (from the same set) was stamped in Dark Chocolate Ink onto a banner die cut using the Quilted Tag Sale die set from Rustic White cardstock. It was all mounted onto my A2 sized card base and finished off with some gold enamel dots (from the Gilded Garden mini kit).

This card is being sent off to my aunt who is very ill. She could use some love and encouragement and well....just as the card says-- because she means the world to me! 

Thanks for stopping by and for sharing a small part of your day with me! :) Happy hopping and until next time...craft on!
-O

Monday, April 18, 2016

Colour Q #337-- Wee Folk Welcome Baby

Final entry for Colour Q #337



A close-Up of the adorable Wee Folk critter!

Thanks for stopping by!
-O

Also entering into the following challenges: 
1. Come and get it: Things with Wings (the butterflies and bird in my card) :Come and Get It

Colour Q #337: Welcome Babyl

 I'm back with another baby card based upon the Colour Q challenge's adorable inspiration:
This time I went with a shaker card, which is filled with sequins and die cut tulips that match this week's color scheme. I used PTI's Wee Folk, combined with the foliage from Songbirds and the "baby" from the wonderful words series. The base is Aqua Mist cardstock, which was cut using Lawn Fawn's Large stitched mats and the heart using Avery Elle's die from Geek Love.

 I used Copics to color the foliage for added interest. And finished it off with some rustic
twine to finish it off.

Colour Q #337--Coos, giggles, oohs and...

I'm back again with another card for this week's Colour Q Challenge, I just always love their color schemes and find them so inspiring and this week is no exception:
The image and colors simply scream "Baby!!" So that's the direction I went with:

 I cut this gorgeous frame, which is a current favorite by Mama Elephant from Sweet Blush cardstock. I then got out my Sweet Cheeks stamp set from PTI and stamped these adorable clips in Hawaiian Shores, Bright Buttercup, Soft Stone and Sweet Blush.
The banner is from Songbirds, and the die cut "baby" is cut using the wonderful words die. I cut it three times from white cardstock (for dimension) and then sponges the bottom with Sweet Blush ink.
 I think the finished product is not too shabby, what do you think?

I've created a few more cards for this challenge, so I won't be gone long!

Until then, thanks for stopping by!
-O

Monday, April 11, 2016

Colour Q #336- Oh Happy Day

Back with a super quick post so I can squeeze this one in before the linkup closes!

And here is my card:

 Here is a closeupWhat makes this card special is that the sentiment "Oh Happy Day" is actually in the interior of the card, and the acetate was used on the window in order to see it. 

Well that's it for now. Have a wonderful rest of your week!
-O
Also linking to the following challenges:
1. Seize the Birthday challenge: It's anything goes for birthdays with a "topping" of flowers.
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-- "Anything Goes" Birthday. 
3. AAA Cards Challenge: Anything Goes! 

Colour Q: 336

Hello and happy Monday to you all!

When I saw this gorgeous inspiration photo and color scheme from Colour Q #336, I knew I had to join in her fun. I'm a sucker for high contrast color schemes and this fit the bill:
 Just lovely isn't it? 




I started with a sheet from PTI's Color Pop Florals kid and sponges (using the included stencil) Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin, PTI Raspberry Fizz and Limeade Ice. Then using the detailed stamps from the kit, I went and stamped them. For the florals surrounding the sentiment, I die cut using coordinating dies, sponges them and stamped the interiors for contrast. I also cut out "Celebrate Today" (also from by the kit) and ombre sponged it in orange. Then, on the small banner from Mama Elephant I stamped "dear friend". I also cut out a stitched oval from black cardstock and created my focal point on it. Then I impressed stitching to the bottom and adhered it to the top portion of a white card base, to which I then also adhered a strip of black and white striped patterned paper for contrast and interest! I literally added Wink of Stella on the florals...and I'm done!

Thanks for stopping by!
-O

Also linking to the following challenges:
1. Seize the Birthday challenge: It's anything goes for birthdays with a "topping" of flowers.
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-- "Anything Goes" Birthday. 

3. AAA Cards Challenge: Anything Goes! 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sunday Stamps Challenge-- Rainbows #123

Hello all,

Once I saw this adorable inspiration photo over on the Sunday Stamps challenge blog, I immediately knew what I wanted to create!

Here's my interpretation:
So this was quite time consuming/tedious but I believe that the end result was well worth it! I started by cutting the diagonal stripes coverplate from PTI out of white cardstock. I then flipped it over and adhered an acetate sheet sized A2 to cover the entire panel. Then, using foam tape, I created 9 (yes, count them...9!!!) shaker components. Once that was done, I filled them in with various sequins from PTI/Pretty Pink Posh in rainbow order! Finally, I took one of the remaining negative strips and stamped "sending you" and birthday wishes" and "from all of us" and cut them in three pieces. I also cut from black cardstock the "happy" 3 times for added dimension, as you can see in the close-up photograph below

I adhered all these pieces to the card front, then adhered that to a white A2-sized cardbase....and I'm done!


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to the Sunday Stamps challenge blog for more gorgeous inspiration!
-O

Also entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Birthdays Simon Says Stamp 


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog