Thursday, 28 August 2014

TIME OUT Challenge - Inspired By Words


Today is challenge #13 over at TIME OUT Challenges and we are back to being inspired by words, the phrase for this fortnights challenge is...

If music be the food of love, play on

What do these words inspire you to create? I was inspired by the words music and love, which resulted in this card...

I didn't think I had a music stamp but then remembered that one of the labels from Label Love: Christmas has music sheet on it. I used a sentiment from Flower Power #3 and the rose & leaves from Flower Power #6.

I used the current "Less is More" challenge sketch seen HERE and below for the layout of my card too.

Such a fun sketch :) Here's a close up of the detail on the card...

This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Rosemary, be sure to stop by Rosemary's blog HERE to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team...

For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the TIME OUT Challenges blog. I look forward to seeing your creations :) I'll be back tomorrow with more to share, until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Card Stock: White from stash. SU! Real Red
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black. PTI Pure Poppy & SU! Lucky Limeade
Accessories: PTI Fresh Snow Twill Ribbon & Foam Adhesive.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Lucky Green


Firstly, thank you to all of you for your kind comments & best wishes yesterday, they really mean a lot to me :) 

Today I am back with a card using my favourite lucky green, Lucky Limeade from Stampin' Up! I'm not a big lover of the colour green when it comes to card making, but it has grown on me over the years and I have to say this shade is so vibrant and happy.

This card was inspired by the current challenge over at The Card Concept HERE and seen below. When I saw the inspiration photo I first thought of Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum for this card (maybe next time), but then changed my mind and decided to do some stamp building using the small & large leaves from Flower Power #6.

The sentiment is from All Occasion Sentiments #3, I can never have enough thank you cards! Here is a close up of the stamp building using the leaves...

Clean and simple plus short & sweet from me today! I'll be back tomorrow with a new TIME OUT Challenges card, so until then, thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: White from stash. SU! Lucky Limeade
Ink: SU! Lucky Limeade & VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Just a note...


Well, I am super happy to report that all went well with my scan today, the beans have grown a whopping pound each again, which means the doctors are happy for me to go in on September 1st to be induced :) So this time next week there will be the pitter patter of 4 tiny feet!!

So to celebrate I spent the afternoon making a couple of cards to share with you over the next few days, starting with this one...

I was inspired by the new CASology challenge HERE and seen below which is letter. I thought of a sending a letter or note card and so I dusted off a couple of stamp sets to create this card.

The 'Just a Note' sentiment is from All Occasion Sentiments #1 and the flowers are from Flower Power #2, both of which will be back in stock on the 9th September. I decided to pair the blooms with the leaves from Flower Power #6 which shows how the sets can be mixed and matched :)

That's all from me today, I'm off to assist hubby in baking a cake to celebrate the good news! I'll be back tomorrow with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today & all your good wishes re: the beans, it means a lot :)

Card Stock: PTI Kraft, White from stash
Ink: Avery Elle Cherry & Lemon Grass. VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: PTI Notebook Die, Foam Adhesive & SU! Candy Dots

Monday, 25 August 2014

Wishing you brighter days...

Hey & Happy Monday!

It's a Bank Holiday here in the UK and I've been enjoying a lazy day with my husband today, hence the lateness of my post! It's not been raining here, amazingly but it has been a dull day with no sunshine, hence the dull photos of my card and the theme of my card.

Today's card is a bright colour combo and sentiment...

I used a combination of stamps on the card, Wonderful Washi, English Country Garden - Butterflies and the sentiment is from BRIGHT Butterflies.

Now I know I said this two weeks ago, but tomorrow is definitely the LAST scan of the baby beans! We're hoping that they have put on at least half a pound in weight so that the doctors let me go the last few days and be induced on the 1st September. It makes a huge difference when they come to go to school, if they're born before the first they start a year early and are the youngest in their year. If they are born on the 1st September or after they start when they are 5 and they'll be the oldest! 

Anyway, fingers crossed that they've put on weight, they certainly feel like they have to me as they sure are heavy at times!! It's an early scan so hopefully I won't have TOO much waiting around and I'll be back tomorrow to update you all! 

On other news there is still time to take advantage of this special offer of 20% off your entire order...

That's all from me tonight, I'll be back tomorrow with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today :) AND THANK YOU to everyone who has already placed an order, you've made my weekend :) and they'll be in the post to you tomorrow.

Card Stock: White (Boyes) SU! Real Red
Ink: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy & Summer Sunrise. VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Foam Adhesive & Embroidery Floss

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Eclectic Mix

Hey & Happy Sunday!

The above offer is still on over on the website HERE, if there is something on your wish list don't leave it till the last minute as some stock is running low!!

Anyway, today I have a card using an eclectic mix of stamps and a few of my current favourites...

I love the little filmstrip frame from Strike a Pose! and I've so many ideas floating round my head to use it and this was one of them :) I combined it with English Country Garden - Butterflies, Background Builders: Vines and the sentiment from A Gift For You.

Both the filmstrip frame and butterfly have some sparkle to them added through heat embossing...

It's a mix of sunshine and showers kind of Bank Holiday weekend here in the North East, perfect for a spot of crafting, which is what I will be doing until it's time for dinner at the PIL :) I hope you're all having a lovely weekend & until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today.

Card Stock: White (Boyes)
Ink: SU! Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie & Summer Sun. PTI Spring Moss. VersaFIne Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio A Gift For You, Background Builders: Vines (Back in stock 10th Sept), English Country Garden - Butterflies and Strike a Pose! 
Accessories: Foam Adhesive, Stardust EP & SU! Vellum. 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

More Birthday Flowers!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

It's a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK which means a lovely LONG weekend with my husband!

Partly because it's a long weekend and partly because we now only have 8 days till baby beans arrive (EEEK!) In celebration I have a special 20% off your order code valid over on the website all the details in the above graphic. Now is the time to shop and treat yourself to something ;)

Today I have another floral birthday card to share with you...

I made this card for my Mother-In-Law whose birthday was on Thursday. We had a lovely BIG family get together and BBQ on Thursday night celebrating birthdays, family reunions (Karl's cousin & family are over from NZ for the wedding), pre wedding celebrations and impending baby beans arrival! It was a wonderful evening filled with lots of laughter :)

I made this card at the same time as yesterday's card HERE, hence the same colour scheme and stamps used!! This time I decided to combine the Fusion Card Challenge sketch and inspiration photo seen HERE and below.

I'm really pleased with how the card turned out and my MIL seemed to like it too!! Here's a close up of the detail...

All the supplies I've used to make the card are all listed at the end of the post. I had best get on and complete a few more jobs in the studio, along with packing lovely customer orders as TIME is running out!! 

I'll be back again tomorrow with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: White (Boyes) SU! Melon Mambo. Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart
Inks: SU! Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Lucky Limeade & Regal Rose
Stamps: Uniko Studio A Gift For You & Flower Power #6
Accessories: SU! Project Life Label Dies, Rhinestones & Foam Adhesive.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Happy Birthday Nonni!

Hey & Happy Friday!

Today I have a birthday card to share with you which I have made for a sweet blogging friend & fellow TIME OUT Challenges DT member... Nonni

Sandie from London Days, who is also on the TIME OUT Challenges team has organised a 'Birthday Linky Party' HERE and invited friends from all around the world & crafty blog community to join in and make a card. 

This is what I made...

I'm still in LOVE with Flower Power #6 and it just doesn't seem to leave my acrylic blocks! I used a combination of challenges to inspire me for this card, firstly the inspiration photo over on Fusion  Card Challenges HERE and seen below. 

I also used the new CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and above. I started out by masking out a rectangle on my white CS and randomly stamped the flowers and leaves. I stamped the sentiment from Strike a Pose! in SU! Pumpkin Pie, securing it onto the card using foam adhesive. I then added a fussy cut flower and leaves to the edge of the sentiment for a bit of dimension too, but just used DST to secure it so I could pop it slightly behind the sentiment.

So, HaPpY bIrThDaY Nonni, I hope you have the most wonderful day :) You can join in too, all the details are HERE on Sandie's blog.

That's all from me today, until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: SU! Melon Mambo, White (Boyes)
Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade & Regal Rose
Stamps: Uniko Studio Flower Power #6 and Strike a Pose!
Accessories: Foam Adhesive