Well, the summer holidays did me in when it came to blogging! I still managed to make cards and was pretty much keeping up with the 52 Card Challenge but don’t ask me to tell you which of my cards belongs to which week! I’m going to call myself up to date at this point and start again properly from next week I think.
Thought I would post a few of the cards I have been making with some of my new stash purchases…
Paper Smooches stamps, Memory Box landscape die, Basic Grey Christmas paper.
Freebies from a magazine!
Lawn Fawn stamps and die;s, Paper Smooches stamps. Pink Paislee paper.
Lawn Fawn Happy Trails stamps and dies, Memory Box fence die.
Lawn Fawn Into The Woods stamps, MFT frame die, L’il Inker stitched bow die. I can’t find the paper pad on my desk at the moment but I think it was MME!
Hope you like, back soon with some more.
Well it might have been a bit light posting wise on the blog but I have certainly been making some cards (and buying some stash!) over the last few weeks.
I thought I would use some of my new Lawn Fawn stamps to enter the challenge at the Make The Day Special blog using the sketch that they provided.
I used Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte and the matching die’s for the happy little hot drinks and the sentiment too. I think these stamps are so cute but I’m struggling to use them a bit as they are quite small and I think they look a bit lost on the 5×5 cards that I normally produce. Still, I’m quite pleased with this one! Used my new favourite Spectrum Noir pencils to colour them in – just so easy. I may never return to my Promarkers!
Scuse the rubbish photo – iPhone + instagram due to inability to be bothered to get the big camera out and open up Photoshop!
The week 22 prompt was “50 Shades of Green”, so after rifling through my paper collection I came up with some scraps of Echo Park papers (I think!) from a year or so ago. I thought that the yellow combined with the green made for a lovely summery feeling for a birthday card. The sentiment is a peel off but I do think it would make a great stamp. Stamps are from Avery Elle along with the matching dies and other dies from Lawn Fawn.
For my Christmas card I went with this lovely green damask paper from an Authentique Christmas collection, a Silhouette die cut sentiment and the stars are from a MFT die set. Finished off nicely with some sparkly gems, of course!
Well, I have a few to share with you today so I will start with last weeks and work backwards from there! Week 21 was a sketch challenge and I must remember this one next time I need a card in a hurry as they were super easy to make! I used some Authentique paper, dies from Paper Smooches and MFT, and the stamp was from Paper Smooches.
This is the Christmas card for the same sketch – paper is from Fancy Pants, border die from paper Smooches and the die cut was done on the Silhouette. Finished off with a couple of sparkly snowflakes (Christmas card challenge = excuse to use glitter and sparkly stuff all year round 😉 )
Back to Week 20 for the Show and Tell challenge, I owed you a Christmas card and here it is! I thought that the Silver Bells stamps and dies were still new enough to use here. Don’t look too closely though as I have somehow managed to get green ink all over my silver bells, not sure how that happened!
Last but not least, here is my Christmas card for week 19 where the prompts were navy, vellum and stitching. As you can see I made good use of the invisible thread and the imaginary sewing machine again ha ha. Back later in the week with some more to share – I have photographed loads of cards tonight!
Well, I may be running slightly behind with the blogging of the cards.
Week 20’s challenge was “Show and Tell” – to use something new on your card. So here you have the scripty Hello die from Wplus9, and another new Rachelle Anne Miller stamp that I coloured with my ProMarkers on kraft card.
No Christmas card so far for the week 20 challenge – I think the lovely weather is putting me off making them!
Week 19 was a return to the prompt jar, and the three things that came out this week were navy, vellum and stitching. I used some Authentique papers (the buildings and the background are both navy blue although it looks a bit more black on the photo!), and then I cut a circle from vellum and mounted it behind the skyline like a big moon, similar to my week 16 Christmas card here. The skyscrapers dies and the teeny superhero you can see flying across the moon came from the Paper Smooches Super set of stamps and dies, the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I went over the buildings with a Wink of Stella pen to make them all lovely and sparkly, and I then stitched all the way around the edge of the moon using teeny tiny stitches and invisible thread…..oh all right, I couldn’t be bothered getting my sewing machine out. No room on the desk 😉
I’m off to think about navy blue Christmas things….
So here’s my week 18 Christmas card. Now, you may be wondering how this fits the prompt? Well, the stamps go round in a circle, and there is a pop of colour among all the pastel greens, so that’ll do for me.
Nothing at all to do with the fact that I had bought a new stamp set and wanted to try it out, oh no.
Also, was totally inspired by this card on Pinterest.
This weeks challenge was to take inspiration from this lovely photo…
I went for the geometric pattern background, cute animals, circles and a colour block background of bright pastels with a pop of hot pink! Phew, think I have got most of the picture elements in there!
I used a lovely Rachelle Anne Miller image which I stamped onto Crafters Companion ‘Desert Storm’ cardstock and coloured with my Promarkers. Sentiment stamp was from Wplus9.
Back later with a Christmas card, hopefully!
I’m definitely hunting out the challenges this week! I thought I would have a go at the challenge that Nat had set over at the Daring Cardmakers blog, which was to make a card using at least three elements from this picture…
I went for floral, butterflies, pearls and the lovely pinky colours on there. I used the Avery Elle stamp set and matching dies, and then embossed the white background and added some ink around the edges. What do you think?
So, I was just having a little wander round the internet, searching for some inspiration to make a card when I came across the Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker Blog Hop! I have never made a shaker card before so I thought I would have a go.
Excuse the slightly rubbish picture – quite hard to photograph a reflective surface in artificial light! I used Paper Smooches Chubby Chums stamps, Lawn Fawn and Studio Calico paper and some sequins of course!
It was pretty easy to do, I think there might be some more sequin shaker cards along soon…