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…

Thanks for visiting! Hopefully back a little more often this week!

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:
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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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Amazing giveaway on Wee Memories

Wee Memories, one of my favourite blogs for inspiration, challenges and more is celebrating reaching 700 followers with a big giveaway. Hopefully I can one day aspire to the same amount of followers — only 685 to go!

Anyway, here is the amazing prize:

Fingers crossed I may win some of this goodness!

Busy weekend coming up – in-laws in town and a wedding, so back next week!

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Love & Marriage…

We are going to a wedding of dear friends this weekend and no better reason to make a card than a wedding!
As I’m still trying to use only scraps, I’ll be entering this card into the fabulous Passion for Papertrey scrap challenge. I was also inspired by the beautiful colors over at Off the Wall Craftiness. I LOVE these colors together and would have no problem making an endless supply of cards in this palette – here is the inspiration photo:
Lastly, this card is my 2nd entry for the Wee Memories ‘Dust of that patterned paper’ challenge. What great motivation to use up patterned paper – I’m such a hoarder and never use any of my beautiful papers!
Phew, now onto the card!
I had a great time breaking some new Papertrey Ink stamp sets for this – used Framed and In Bloom. Love them both!
Thanks for visiting and be sure to leave a comment – would love to hear your thoughts!

Card details:
Paper: cardstock (Papertrey Ink), patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Flower from In Bloom & frame/sentiment from Framed (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark 
Accessories: Corner chomper, button (PTI), twine (The Ribbon Girl)
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More holiday cheer

Back again for some more holiday fun.

This card is for the CASE Study Challenge #14 – taking another stab on the rectangular card format. I had tons of fun going through my scrap pile of patterned paper to finish off this card – with that in mind, I have also decided to enter it in the Wee Memories Challenge #31 (using patterned paper) and the Passion for Papertrey challenge (using scraps).

The Passion for Papertrey couldn’t be more perfect for me at the moment – I have made a commitment to make cards only with my scrap bin (which is overflowing) – I think I may have to warn them about the number of cards I plan on submitting to this challenge! Trying to clear some space for the suitcase full of supplies I’m hoping to bring back to London after a holiday in the states in December!

Without further ado, here is today’s card (the one with the pearl is the finished product, the picture on the right is a little better (pre-pearl!):

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Card details:
Paper: cardstock and patterned paper (Green Tea Leaves) (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Friend Definition and Flourish background (Hero Arts), sentiment from Get Merry! (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Die Cut tree (Cricut), butterfly stickers (Jenni Bowlin Studio), red pearl (Hero Arts), foam adhesive
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Autumn colors calling…

I was very excited to participate in the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger, but just realized I missed the deadline! Oh well – it still inspired the fall colors in my card today. The layout was inpsired  by the current Case Study Challenge. I love Heather’s cards and was happy to change from my standard A2 format to try something a bit different.

The leaves didn’t stamp very evenly, but I’m still happy with the look – a little ghost-like – reminds me of those last days of autumn before the leaves fall.

Thanks for visiting – and come back tomorrow – I have another fun card to share for the CASE card challenge!

Card details:
Paper: cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: large leaf sprig from Turning a New Leaf (Papertrey Ink), sentiment for Mazel Tov (Papertrey Ink), woodgrain backgroung (Hero Arts)
Ink: Terracotta Tile (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: ribbon (Papertrey Ink), impression plate (Papertrey Ink)

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A holiday card

I don’t make a lot of Christmas card, but I love this holiday sentiment set from Hero Arts. This card was so simple and quick! I am going to enter it in the Paper Crafts Holiday Card challenge for November.
That’s all for today – busy weekend & unfortunately not much time for card making!

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Card details:
Paper: card blank (Woodware), cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: tree and sentiment for Get Merry! (Hero Arts)
Ink: Green Tea (Versamagic); Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: embossing powder (Stampendous), red gems (Prima), foam adhesive

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A quick one!

Currently drowning in my work at the moment, so just a quick post!

I made this card last night and thanks to the lack of sunlight in London I was unable to get a good picture so you’ll have to use your imagination!

The card is for the latest Curtain Call Color Challenge – I love these challenges, but this is my first time playing along. Great colors for this one – had a lot of fun making this card! Here are the colors for the challenge:

Here is my card:
I recently bought this great wood grain background stamp and inked it up for the first time – I love it! The wood grain on the red is so subtle, but just works perfectly. I also heat embossed this graph background, which came out really nice on the black cardstock. The nice ribbon loops are a little more visible in the 2nd picture. Just a note for the competition – the yellow cardstock is more ‘tangerine’ in real life – it is Summer Sunrise from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for visiting!

Card details:
Paper: card blank (Woodware); cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Flower Stems by Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves), sentiment from Up, Up, and Away (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Barn Door (Ranger Distress Ink), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon (Papertrey Ink), button (Papertrey Ink), brads (Basic Grey), twine (The Ribbon Girl), foam adhesive
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