Sunday, 26 March 2017

Time for a challenge


It has been a while since I last participated in a challenge, but I made sure I had some time this weekend. My card was inspired by Mojo  Monday, Fab Friday and Stampin' Royalty Challenge:
 

I decided to use Dragonfly Dreams, Timeless Textures and Butterfly Basics stamp sets and Swirly Scribbles and Detailed  Dragonfly Thinlits. A Delicate White doily was used in the background. The dragonflies have a coat of clear Wink of Stella.




Thank you to the designers from these three challenge blogs for their inspiration.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Happy Mothers Day - Challenge inspiration

Happy Mother's Day to my Mum, Mother-in-Law and Gran. This card was inspired by the challenge "What Will You Stamp" #62 -Flower Patch:




I used the circle card thinlits and Flower Fair Framelits to cut out the card and around the flowers. I used Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry and Wisteria Wonder inks. I also used Teeny Tiny Sentiments (one of my favourites) and the banner from Number of Years and matching Framelit. The background was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp, and the finishing touch on the card is a bit of bling with Jewels.

Thank you for the Inspiration "What Will You Stamp" - check out their previous challenges for inspiration with other Stampin Up sets.



Monday, 1 February 2016

One More card for the weekend

This card also used a new stamp set from the Stampin Up 2016 Occasions catalogue, the "Balloon Builders" set.

This card was based on 3 challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentiments - #230
IN{K}SPIRE_me - #234

I really enjoyed this colour combination with this stamp set and masking the balloons so they overlapped, it suits the simplicity of the sketch.


Check out the wonderful ideas the design teams of these challenges have created for inspiration.

4 C Card Challenge

Usually when I have time to do a challenge card, I look at my regular sites (and maybe a few new ones) and then sit down to make the card usually with at least a sketch and a colour challenge and maybe a topping or technique challenge. This card used 4 challenges and it wasn't until I was ready to blog that I noticed all of the sites for this card started with "C".

CAS(E) this sketch - #157

CAS Colours & Sketches - #158
ColourQ - #326
Crafty Cardmakers - #156 Punches and/or Dies

This card uses the new "Number of Years" stamp set from the Stampin Up 2016 Occasions catalogue and it's matching framelits, as well as the "Hello You" thinlits. This will make a wonderful birthday card for one of the lovely ladies at work.

Thank you to the design teams for their inspiration.

Monday, 11 January 2016

New Challenge cards for 2016 - Card 4

Last card for the weekend used 3 challenges. The first 2 are sites I regularly use for inspiration (and to look at the design team examples) and the third is a new site for me.

Create with Connie and Mary 388:

IN{K}SPIRE_me challenge 231:
Crafty Calendar Challenge Jan 2016:
Something new - I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set, which was my other new set for this weekend.

My card...

 

New Challenge cards for 2016 - Card 3

This card used the challenges from 2 sites I often use for inspiration, both from the current challenges and the archives. The Design Teams always give me new ideas for expanding my repertoire.

Freshly Made Sketches 218:



My card is...
This card used Balloon Celebration and the Happy Patterns stencil set.


New Challenge cards for 2016 - Card 2

This card used 2 challenges for inspiration.

Mojo Monday Challenge 429:
Using this sketch
Stampin' Royalty Challenge 311:
Create a project with a Birthday Theme!!!

Here is my card....
It uses the Balloon Celebration stamp set.