Monday, 19 February 2018

Party Pandas

This weeks challenge card has inspiration from 3 challenges:

I used the new stamp set from the Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration catalogue called Party Pandas.
This card uses Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red and Smoky Slate card and ink. The background has the panda stamped in various directions in Versamark, although it is a little hard to see in the photo. The greeting is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Thank you to the designers of these challenge sites for their on-going inspiration and helping me to keep my creativity going.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Beautiful You card

This weekend I was only able to make one challenge card using the 'Beautiful You' stamp set from the Stampin Up Annual catalogue. I found my inspiration from four different sites:
The colours in the card and ink are Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Staz On Jet Black. I used the Layering Ovals framelits to cut out the greeting. The dress and background have Wink of Stella across them to give a little sparkle.

Check out the previous challenges from these sites for further inspiration and some wonderful cards from the designers.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Challenges for a New Year - Card 3

The third card for this weekend uses another new stamp set for me, 'Climbing Orchid' from the Stampin Up 2017-18 catalogue. I have been wanting this since July and finally bought the bundle with the matching framelits.

For this card my inspiration came from these 3 challenges:
This card used Cherry Cobbler card for the base and the ink on the orchids and greeting. The background is Rose Red card, which was embossed using the Brick embossing folder, stamped with the small dots from 'Timeless Textures' in Versamark ink and sone versamark smudges. The greeting is both Cherry Cobbler and Rose Red, stamped twice close on each other. The greeting is cut with the Top Note die. 

The orchid was stamped both as the full piece and the individual pieces and layered together with a stem of silver ribbon.

Thank you to the designers of these challenge sites for their inspiration.

Challenges for a New Year - Card 2

This card was another opportunity to use a new Stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions catalogue - Magical Day. The 3 challenges used for this card were:

 This card has a Crumb Cake Base and uses Early Espresso behind the book and for the greeting. I have used embossing paste that was coloured with a mix of Crumb cake and Chocolate Chip inks then sponged with the same colours when it had dried. The book was made from 'First Edition' DSP. The edges around the book, both the card and the DSP were distressed to give that well-loved book feel.

It is not showing well in this photo, however the wizard has a coat of clear Wink of Stella and the stars have clear dazzling details to make the card sparkle. The Gold ribbon behind the greeting matches the gold embossing powder and also shines in the sun.

Check out the designers wonderful cards for inspiration on each of these challenge sites.

Challenges for a New Year - Card 1

My New Year's resolution is to participate in more challenges this year and stretch my creativity. This weekend I have 3 cards to share.

This first card is a nice, simple creation using a new stamp set from Stampin Up that is part of Sale-A -Bration - Epic Celebrations.

I gained inspiration from 3 Challenges:
This card uses Basic Black and Whisper White card. The DSP in the background is 'Pop of Pink'. The images and greeting are stamped in Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black and the greeting is cut using the smallest of the Stampin Up Deco Labels framelits, cutting the shape twice and trimming off the ends to get the smaller shape.

Thank you to the designers from each challenge site for the inspiration. They always have such great ideas to get the creativity flowing again.

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.