Sunday, 31 May 2015

Paranoid Owl!

Evening all

I've had this card in mind for a while now, inspired by my door hanger. So I made a template and using the colours from the Playful Color Me Challenge, I thought I'd give it a go!  Interesting colours, btw!

I used Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White all from Stampin' Up!

So here's my cute door hanger.....

and here's my card!  

Not so much cute as Paranoid Insomniac!  I think I need to work on it, but I do like the colours together! I'll give a more traditional card a go next time.

I'm going to enter this in the Less is More Challenge too.  Owls definitely have two legs...his are just tucked up :-)


Saturday, 30 May 2015

Something Different?

So I've been stalking The Other Fickle Pixie again and she has entered rather a lovely bokeh effect card in the Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge.  Please nip over and leave her a comment :-)

This is the sketch on Happy Little Stampers May - so just sneaking in (hopefully) in time!  It's 3:30am!

Recently I've been spending my time zentangling.  It takes hours - it's very addictive!! But it takes me away from my card making sooooo....this is my first attempt at combining the two!

Zentangle Card

It's different, don't you think?  Maybe I need a few more Zentangling Yoga sessions to add a bit more interest, but I think there might just be hope here:-)

Hope you like it!


Friday, 29 May 2015

A Flowery Challenge

Flowers are always a favourite!  I love stamping and punching them as you might tell.  Well, flowers and butterflies....oh and the occasional dragonfly.  Let's face it...I like stamping and punching :-)

I made this card with the  Paper Shelter challenge in mind (Flowers!) but still using the colours from the Color Throwdown Challenge I entered earlier:

So I'm going to enter this in both challenges :-)

Petite Petals

This is using the Petite Petals and Woodgrain stamps from Stampin' Up.  

It's a 5x7" card which is slightly bigger than the woodgrain background stamp so I've hidden the join with a cunning border which turned out to be a handy place to hang my sentiment :-)

I've glammed the flowers up with perfect pearls and a bit of glamour dust, just to add sparkle.

Hope you like it.


Another shout out!!

Thanks to  4 Crafty Chicks for my shout out this week.  Very happy to know they liked my Sympathy Card!

Thanks for my golden egg!  Oh yeah!  Chicks....eggs...I get it now!

 4 Crafty Chicks


Color Throwdown : Summer is coming!

Evening all

After a lovely day in Derbyshite with the family, what better way to finish the day then with a bit of card making!  I'm off with the Challenges again, playing with the Color Throwdown Challenge first.  Summer is definitely getting closer and these are such lovely, lazy summer colours!

It's actually Coral Pink, Light Yellow and Spring Green....although on my monitor the sample yellow looks a bit pinky!

So here it is:

It's inspired by Brandy's Cards (my favourite youtuber!) but the Butterfly Basics stamp set from Stampin' Up is so easy to use, I'm off to get creative!

I'm also entering this in:

Addicted to Stampimg for their Anything Goes Challenge!
4 Crafty Chicks  for their Summer Challenge!


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Colour Me Connoisseur!

Well that's alwaays a have you card chosen in a challenge!  Thank you Hayley, at Colour Me Challenge blog!

Thanks for picking my card :

I'm working on the next challenge now!


Saturday, 23 May 2015

Another Colour Challenge - Subtle!

Just one more....before I throw my mask away.  This time I went with the challenge over on Colour Me Card Challenge.  Their theme is....subtle!

This is what I have:

I added a bit of glamour dusk for sparkle too!  Maybe a little too subtle :-)



Thursday, 21 May 2015

One Layer Cards

Another simple card....but I'm liking it.  It' a Sympathy card for 4 Crafty Chicks.

The picture doesn't do it justice I don't think.  I've brushed Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Elegant Eggplant through a mask  on to plain card and stamped the flowers from Stampin' Up's Too Kind set.

And so as to finish on a happy note:

I've changed the theme of this card to a "Happy Birthday" and used the colours from the challenge on CAS Colours and Sketches

I think this technique is so effective!  Hope you like them!  


CAS Colours and Sketches

Evening all!

I've been checking out (some might say stalking) The Other Fickle Pixie's challenge blogs and thought I'd join in with this quick card for CAS Colours and Sketches.  I'm also starting the catch up cos she's been very busy on the challenge scene recently and I...well...haven't!

Petite Petals

A very CAS card done in the colours of Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry and Garden Green (nearly!).  I layered the flower trail of Petite Petals up and blinged a few of them too.  Finished it off with an inked edge and the happy birthday greeting from Butterfly basics!  One of my favourite sets at the mo.

Now I think I'm going to try a few more colour combinations!