2 posts in one day – I never thought I’d see the day…

But, I really really wanted to squeeze in one more card for the ‘Case Your Favorite’ Challenge over at the Wee Memories blog before tonight’s deadline…
Not surprisingly, I’ve chosen another beauty by Dawn McVey – her style really inspires me and so does her Raspberry Suite stamp line for Papertrey Ink! I have cased the layout of these card & also used the Delightful Dahlias stamp. set, but changed the looked a little with a white background and gradient dahlias, heat embossed with white. The second card is the same design, but tried it on a kraft cardbase which was impressed with the Linen and Canvas Impression Plate from PTI. Not sure which one I prefer actually….what about you?
This card is also for the current challenge over at one of my fave blogs, A Passion for Papertrey – Perfectly Pretty Pearls.




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Another quick holiday set!

Just a quick post today – I had hoped for some card making & blogging time this week, but no such luck! I did put together this cute little festive holiday set. I used a color combination that is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I think it worked out ok! The cards are predominantly purple & green, but have a touch of red, which works for the current challenge over at Papertrey Peeps!

Here is the set & apologies for the bad photos!

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Tags, tags & more tags

Well, life is back to normal (a little). Most of the big deadlines at work are wrapping up (though plenty more to do this week before heading to California!), the Christmas fair is behind me and now I just have a mess to clean up at home…

Hoping to blog a bit more this week & play along in some more challenges. The trick now is finding daylight hours for taking pictures!

Anyway, on to the task at hand – tags! I spent all day at the fair yesterday sitting with a lovely box of scrap paper, ribbon, buttons and pre-stamped circles putting together these fun little numbers. I’ve grown very fond of tags – such a great way to use up bits of paper and so quick!
This first tag is also for the Wee Memories challenge – ‘Case Your Favorite’.  The tag is inspired by Dawn McVey’s lovely card

Without further ado – the tags:









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Quick Christmas Cards

Life is very busy at the moment, so I was happy to see this challenge over at the Cards Magazine blog for easy to mass produce Christmas cards.

This card is also for the current Passion for Papertrey Christmas card challenge, which couldn’t be more timely (thanks ladies!).

The card is super quick & easy — patterned paper, Papertrey Ink Christmas tag set & sumptious ribbon – voila! The picture doesn’t really do the bow justice – it looks better in real life! I made some matching gift tags, inspired by Dawn McVey’s beautiful creations, which she has been showcasing recently over on her blog.

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Sparkling Christmas

It has been another crazy week and my blog has been very neglected. Work has never been busier and I’m frantically making cards in every spare moment. A quick post today for a card I made using my new favorite thing – Martha Stewart Glitter. I never considered myself much a glitter person, but I really really love this stuff. Easy to work with and adds a lot of impact to single layer cards.

This card is going to be submitted in the Hero Arts December Challenge - perfect for their color call & also the ‘adding shine’ technique. It is also for There She Goes – Bring on the Bling challenge.

This card went through a lot of stages – it started with just the glitter & sentiment, but both my husband and mom (my design guru) agreed that it look ‘unfinished.’ I was not in total agreement as I thougtht it looked CAS, but it wasn’t quite right – a few trees, snowflakes & rhinestones later, I had my final product!

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Card details:
Paper: card blank (Woodware)
Stamps: trees & sentiment from Get Merry! (Hero Arts)
Ink: Green Tea (Versacolor), Copper (Tsukineko Brilliance), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: glitter (Martha Stewart), rhinestones (Hero Arts), scor-tape
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Embossing, ribbons and sparkle…

Oh how I love thee…

Today’s card uses another one of my favorite go-to stamps – simple & bold, it doesn’t require much else. I made a whole set of these cards – they look lovely all lined up! I thought it would take me a long time with all the sewing, embossing and bows, but managed to do a set of 10 in one evening after work (that is quick for me!).

This card is for the Wee Memories Bowtiful Ribbon challenge (I could submit an endless amount of cards to this fab challenge!) and also for the Paper Players Wet Embossing challenge. I use a lot of embossing in my cards, especially white embossing on dark or bright colored cardstock, so may have a few more submissions for this fun challenge before Friday.



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Card details:
Paper: card blank (Woodware), cardstock (Blade Rubber Stamps)
Stamps: Starburst Lace (Hero Arts), sentiment from Get Merry! (Hero Arts)
Ink: Cardinal (Versacolor)
Accessories: ribbon (The Ribbon Girl), rhinestone (Hero Arts), white embossing powder (Stampendous), sewing machine
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Yay!

I’m very excited today – I am in the top 3 over at A Passion for Papertrey for their scrap challenge. I really enjoy their blog & always take part in the challenges…watch this space for some Christmas cards for the next challenge!

In the meantime, a quick card today. I love this poppy background stamp from Hero Arts – the possibilities are endless (though I find myself making this card over and over in different colors!). This card is for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week All Occasion Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I’m excited to get my hands on the new Card Creations magazine and can’t wait to play along in the challenges all week!I love Moxie Fab World (a lot!).


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Card details:
Paper: cardstock (Papertrey Ink), patterned paper (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Friend defintion, Poppy background (Hero Arts); sentiment from Through the Tress (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Antique Linen, Barn Door, Dried Marigold and Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger), brown (Colorbox)

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One last scrap card!

Just a quick post this morning before I run off to work – I have one final entry for the Passion for Papertrey scrap challenge. I had such high hopes that this challenge would motivate me to further deplete my scrap box — it did help considerably, but unfortunately life got in the way this past week in a big way and card making had to take a back seat. Oh well, still managed a few creations…

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Card details:
Paper: card blank (Woodware); patterned paper & cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: vase, flowers and sentiments from Asian Fusion  (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: white, brown (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: buttons (Woodware), Stickles, ribbon (Papertrey Ink), corner chomper

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Christmas spirit

Well, it has been a seriously crazy week at work, so my hour of card making last night felt like a real treat (first chance this week!). Just heading out to see the Christmas spectacle on Oxford Street, but thought I would share this cute little reindeer before heading out. The card is for the Case Study Challenge #16 — Heather’s last card as muse for the challenge – her work is amazing. The card is also for the There She Goes color challenge 82. Here is the great holiday palette they’ve chosen:

And here is my card:

Hope you are having a nice holiday weekend!
Card details:
Paper: cardblank (Woodware); cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Fancy Reindeer (Hero Arts), sentiment for Get Merry! (Hero Arts), music background (Hero Arts)
Ink: Brown (Colorbox)
Accessories: embossing powder, Cricut Expression, foam adhesive, satin ribbon (John Lewis), red rhinestone (Hero Arts)
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More wedding fun

Feeling pretty exhausted today at work after going to a great wedding last night. My husband was the best man and my in-laws were here as well, so we had a busy weekend. No time for card making, but plenty of time for celebrating. Have a lot of work to do now to get ready for the holiday card rush, but thought I would share the card I made for the happy newlyweds – managed to get this done yesterday about an hour before the wedding!

Over at Wee Memories, Jenny is running a challenge using pink, which is easy-peasy for me as I use it a lot! The design was inspired by the sketch over at Card Positioning Systems – simple, clean lines – just my style. The card is also inspired by a Maile Belles card I saw in a previous issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. I’m also submitting it for the Passion for Papertrey challenge using scraps as I was able to pull all these paper bits from my scrap drawer!

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Card details:
Paper: cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Heart from Heart Prints, sentiment from Mazel Tov (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Accessories: Flourish and black gems (Prima),  foam adhesive

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