A great new challenge…

Morning blog friends!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend so far.

A quick post this morning to share a card for a new fab challenge happening in blog land over at the lovely Heather’s blog, Witty Title Here. Heather uses amazing color combinations in her cards and has started a challenge, Totally Hues Challenge, encouraging all of us to do the same!

Here is what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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My fave color combo!

I was super excited to see the gorgeous color combo over at Stacy’s Stamping Stage this week – this is one of my all time faves – green & pink. I put together this CAS card using this colors – I really love the two-tone pink with the greens. Very fresh & cheerful!


I’ve also submitted this for the current challenge over at Just Add Ink – Just Add Love. I think its important to shower friends with lots of love as well, so thought this was appropriate!

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One more color challenge entry!

So, just another quick post for one more entry into the color challenge over at Papertrey Ink. I wanted to do lots more, but no such luck!

For this one, I wanted to challenge myself a bit, so I chose Dawn’s gorgeous color combo. I don’t often use this many colors, but I really admire her work and wanted to try. Here is my attempt:

The sketch is based on the current challenge over at Card Patterns and made with lots of scraps – so going into the Wee Memories challenge as well! Lastly, I’m going to enter this into the Love is in the Air challenge over at The Paper Players.

Card details:
All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Cardstock: White, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Kraft
Stamps: Mat Stack 1, Love Tags
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Snow White
Dies: Limitless Layers, Mat Stack 1, Sunshine Impression Plate
Accessories: Hawaiian Shores ribbon, pearls (Hero Arts), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

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Papertrey Ink Anniversary Month

Its a big month over at Papertrey Ink. They are celebrating their 4th year – its hard to believe that they’ve only been around 4 years. It seems every issue of every magazine has at least 1 Papertrey Ink product on every page. I have only recently started card making and have already built up quite the stash – every set is gorgeous!

Over at Nichole’s blog they are doing a BIG giveaway (huge, actually!) and in order to play along we’ve all been asked to select our favorite projects from the last year. This is a tough one as every thing I do probably has a PTI product, but I’ve narrowed it down to a few cards.

I posted this one recently for the January Blog Hop – I like that I did something a bit different on this card with the ribbon vase.

I also like this simple card I made a few months ago:
Lastly, I was happy with this set using Asian Fusion – one of my first PTI stamp sets and still one of my faves!
I can’t wait to see what PTI has in store for the year ahead!
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Sew Lovely is….so lovely!

Hi blog friends!
Thanks for stopping by today – it has been a crazy week and I’m very excited for a relaxing weekend (fingers crossed!). A quick card to share today. I didn’t have a chance to make a single card all week (despite my hubby being out of town…) and finally sat down at my craft table at around 10pm last night. And, when I finally got the chance, my mojo had definitely disappeared. But, I did manage to put something together that I like.
I inked up Lawn Fawn’s Sew Lovely, which is tons of fun to play with and flicked through October Afternoon’s Thrift Shop paper pad for some inspiration, which always helps as I genuinely can’t get enough of that paper. I found a great color challenge to play along with over at Mona’s color challenge blog using Aqua, Red & Brown. This card is also for the ‘Whateva’ challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday – what a great challenge! The sentiment is very hard to see in the picture, but its lovely and subtle in real life!
Thanks for stopping by! It really makes my day :-)
Card details:
Card stock: card blank (Woodware), Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream. Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Thrift Shop (October Afternoon)
Stamps: sewing machine & sentiment from Sew Lovely (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Tuxedo Black (Momento), Seafoam (Versamagic)
Accessories: Aqua Mist ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Pure Poppy button (Papertrey Ink), red bakes twine (The Ribbon Girl), stick pin (The Ribbon Girl), foam adhesive, scalloped border punch (Stampin’ Up)
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A cheerful Monday card..

Monday already?!? It comes so much quicker than Friday, right? A quick post tonight – had to squeeze this into for my last entry for the color challenges over at Moxie Fab World.

This card is for the Jewel Tones Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World. The sketch is based on the Sketchy Sunday sketch over at Tiffany’s blog, Iheartart - one of my absolute fave places to visit!

I’ve included both of these pics as I’m just getting used to doing a little photo editing and I honestly can’t decided which is better – the first is compeletely natural light & no changes to the image. The 2nd is using the ‘auto-fix’ feature on Picasa – then a little manipulation to the ‘temperature’. Not sure how any of that works! So, any good photographers out there – which image is better??

As I used a bow for a CAS card, I’m also submitting it for the Pals Paper Arts current ‘bow’ challenge. The cheerful yellow was inspired by the sunflower image over at Just Add Ink. Lastly, its going in for the Anything Goes challenge over at The Paper Players.ο»Ώ
Here are all the inspiration pics:

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An easy person to case…

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my ‘ribbon vase’ (post below). I had a lot of fun creating it & will definitely try it again for another card!

I have a quick post today with a cute little girly number. I have recently become *obsessed* with all things Lawn Fawn. Their stamp sets are adorable – whimsical, but sophisticated. I inked up Sew Lovely for the first time for this card. I wanted the design to be simple and I chose the colors for the Metallic Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World. I wanted to play along with the current challenge over at Lawnscaping, which is to case Kelly Alvarez – no problem there – I love her style. Here is what I came up with:
It is sort of hard to tell, but the back layer is embossed with large polka dots & it is really sweet! I think this would be a great bridal shower invite…
Here is the card of Kelly’s that I cased:
And here are the colors for the Moxie Fab World challenge:
Thanks for stopping by!
Card details:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Sweet blush (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: dress from Sew Lovely (Lawn Fawn), polka dots (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Versamark
Accessories: ribbon (John Lewis), rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts), embossing powder, Cricut Expression, foam adhesive
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A very pink valentine…

Another quick post tonight – lots to catch up on before the week begins…

I wanted to play along with the current sketch over at Mojo Monday. I never seem to make it in time for this one, but pulled it off today! I chose the colors based on the Monochramatics Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week  over at Moxie Fab World. I do like pink & use it quite a bit, but never THIS much and it was definitely a big challenge for me. As the colors are definitely outside of my comfort zone, I’ll also going to enter this into the current ‘Out of Your Comfort Zone’ challenge over at the lovely A Passion for Papertrey. I am not crazy about all that pink, but oh well – its very sweet & girly for Valentine’s Day. Its hard to see in the picture, but the small square of pink cardstock is shimmery in real life…

Thanks so much for the visit!
Card details:
Cardstock: white & Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), pinks (Bazzill)
Stamps: Love Tag (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: pink (Colorbox)
Accessories: ribbon (John Lewis), buttons (Woodware), corner chomper, twine (The Ribbon Girl), dies (Papertrey Ink), sewing machine, foam adhesive
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My green thumb…

Well, not exactly….
This card was for the ‘Grandmother’s Garden’ category in the last Paper Crafts Call and unfortunately didn’t make the cut, but I thought I would share it here.
It uses one of my favorite new stamps, Flower Bird Garden, from the 2011 Hero Arts Release. I used the embossed resist technique – this is my absolute fave! The background of the image is stamped with the Hero Arts Friend Definition, but it is hard to see in the picture. 
As the card uses embossing, I’m entering it into the Wet Embossing challenge over at There She Goes Clear Stamps. It is also a monochromatic color palette, and therefore being entered into the current Just Add Ink challenge and uses ribbon, so submitting it over at Wee Memories current ribbon challenge as well!
Thanks for visiting!

Card details:
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Flower Bird Garden, Friend Definition, Designer Woodgrain (Hero Arts), sentiment from Through the Trees (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade & Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: label (Cricut Expression), die (Papertrey Ink), button (Papertrey Ink), twine, lace (The Ribbon Girl), ribbon (Papertrey Ink), foam adhesive
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More Valentine’s Day fun

Hi Everyone!
Hope you all had lovely weekends – went too fast for me as usual and not very much time to get inky! Oh well – hopefully I’ll find a spare minute sometime this week.
I did come up with a few Valentine’s Day Cards for friends & I thought I’d share them. 
I have been really keen to ink up my new Lawn Fawn goodies and they are so fun! The first one is more of a ‘scene’ than I usually create (thus being entered into the Passion for Papertrey challege!). 
The next one is inspired by a card in the Paper Craft’s Color Inspiration for Card Makers magazine that featured a string of hearts – I loved the idea for Valentine’s Day. Here is my take:
Finally used my new Papertrey Ink Heart Prints die & also my Tiny Attacher – what fun!
Thanks for visiting!
Card details:
Doggy Valentine’s:
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, New Leaf, white (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Dog, tree from Critters in the Burbs (Lawn Fawn), sentiment from Love Birds (Papertrey Ink), clouds from Up, Up & Away (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Embossing ink (Versamark)
Accessories: Copics, Pure Poppy felt (Papertrey Ink), dies (Papertrey Ink), rhinestone (Hero Arts), twine (The Twinery), buttons (Papertrey Ink), Stickles (Ranger)

Valentine’s Day Hearts:
Cardstock: White, Pure Puppy (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Thrift Shop (October Afternoon)
Stamps: sentiment from Heart Prints Set (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: White (Papertrey Ink), Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Accessories: Pure Poppy felt (Papertrey Ink), dies (Papertrey Ink), twine (the Twinery), Tiny Attacher (Ranger), corner chomper (EK Success), ribbon (Papertrey Ink), border punch (EK Success)
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