Cheerful cards for a sunny day!

Hey blog friends! TGIF! It is a beautiful day here in London, so don’t spend too much time staring at your computer ;-)

A pretty long post today – I managed to get a few cards done for some challenges finishing today, so wanted to sneak them all in under the deadline.

First up – a card for a little boy turning 2 soon. I never make cards for little ones (besides baby cards!) so this was a fun change to pace. The sketch is for the challenge over at Skipping Stones Design and the because it is colorful, it is also going in for Wee Memories Color Challenge.

Next up, a sweet little baby girl card using the colors from the Off the Wall Craftiness challenge and the sketch over at Card Patterns. As usual, using my new Lawn Fawn Plus One set – it is getting an unfair amount of inky time compared to some other stamps in my collection ;-)ο»Ώ Its hard to see in the picture, but the banner strip is stamped with the new Papertrey Ink Gingham background and its super sweet!

 Last up, a birthday card for my friends father-in-law. I struggle with masculine cards and am always inclined to keep them very clean & simple. Not sure about this one though – it is looking a little too simple for me right now, but can’t put my finger on what it needs! Suggestions welcome! I used the stapled twine element from the card by Angie Hagist on the CPS blog – thought it was perfect for a guy!This card is for the CPS challenge & CR84FN Color Challenge.

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Card details:
Look Who’s 2!
Cardstock: light yellow, gray (Bazzill), Pure Poppy, white (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Dooblebug Designs
Stamps: Stars from Bitty Backgrounds, letters from Jessie’s ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Cardinal (Versacolor), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: chipboard animal (Cosmo Cricket), brads (Making Memories)

It’s a Girl
Cardstock: pink, yellow (Bazzill), aqua mist (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Yellow Distressed Dots (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: mobile from Plus One, sentiment from Sophie’s Sentiments, banner from Bannerific (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Copic markers, glitter (Martha Stewart), Glossy Accents, Ribbon & button (Papertrey Ink), twine (The Twinery)

Banner Birthday
Cardstock: White, Ripe Avocado, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Origins (Basic Grey)
Stamps: sentiment from CL371 (Hero Arts)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: double-ended banner die (Papertrey Ink), twine (The Twinery), Tiny Attacher (Ranger), sewing machine

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Is it the weekend yet??

Wow! What a week – I have been super duper busy! Made this card recently to cheer up a friend and I think it is perfect for the middle of winter…
I got to use my yummy new Basic Grey Hopscotch papers, as well as some new Papertrey Ink Blueberry felt for the rolled flowers.
This card is for the current sketch over at Card Positioning Systems, the Make Your Own Embellishment challenge at Simon Says Challenge and the ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ challenge at the lovely Wee Memories.
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A challenging challenge…

To get back in the swing of things after the break for the holidays I thought I would use some challenges to get me inspired. I chose the current sketch challenge over at Card Positioning Systems and used the colors from the Just Add Ink. The card is also for the background basics challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey – love the cards they came up with for the challenge. I found these colors very difficult, but still took a stab at it. Here are the sketches & color:

I don’t know if I *love* the card, but I had fun making it and using some new stamps, dies, glitter & felt!




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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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A busy day of card making!

Hi everyone & thanks for stopping by.
I’m so happy its the weekend. My other half is out of town and I’ve been card making all day. Our flat is a big mess, but it has been worth it. I have made quite a few cards for various challenges that I’ll be sharing over the next few days.
My first card today is for the Embellish Magazine challenge – creating a vintage card using green, rust and yellow. The card is also for the Card Positioning Systems Sketch #190. Vintage does not come naturally to me, but I gave it my best shot!
Here are the fabulous colors for the Embellish challenge:

And here is the sketch for the Card Positioning Sketch challenge:
Here is the first card – I used an old book to create the flower – something I’ve seen on quite a few blogs and in magazines lately. The layout is also inspired by a card I saw in Create: Stamping by Belinda Chang Langner.
Here is a detail of the flower – I die cut scalloped circles and inked the edges with Distress Ink.
I have another card to share as well – this one is also for the Embellish color challenge (again!) and also for the 2Sketches4You challenge – I love their sketches, but always struggle to finish cards in time to take part! Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch:
Thanks for visiting – I really appreciate it! Stop back tomorrow for some more entries for the Wplus9 challenge!
Card details:
‘Thank You’
Paper: card blank (Hero Arts); patterned paper (Thrift Shop, October Afternoon, Bitty Box and Bitty Dot, Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: Sentiment (American Crafts)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie Chalk Ink (Versamagic); Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Ribbon (Papertrey Ink); button (Woodware); twine (Ribbon Girl); book pages, corner chomper

‘Best Wishes flower’
Paper: card blank (Woodware), patterned paper (Porcelain, Basic Grey, Bitty Box, Papertrey Ink), carstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: sentiment (Hero Arts); leaf (Hero Arts)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Ribbon (Papertrey Ink); brad (Basic Grey), border punch (EK Success); fabric flowers (Petaloo)
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