Monday, 29 April 2013

Turtle Greetings

My fabulous brother in law has turned his hand to making animals from sheet iron and now old iron horseshoes... you can see them at Photogroff !! I was totally inspired by his old iron horse shoe Turtle so I had to drag out my Lucy's Stamp Turtle with the below result:

 

Materials used: Tombows on the turtle, Twinkling H20's for the background, Zig gold gel pen, carstock & stickers from stash.

I am entering into the  following challenges with this card:

Addicted to Stamps and More has a "Make your mark" challenge running and all you need to do is use some form of marker on your project...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx




Sunday, 28 April 2013

Floral Silhouette

Inspiration just keeps coming... I was cruising around and saw a beautiful silhoutte on a card over at Stamping for Pleasure [Inky Snippets posted Tuesday 23rd April] which just stuck in my head - Thanks Sandra - in a good way LOL!
I made the below card - different in every way except it contains a flower in silhouette...
The flower stems have an added bit made from snippets of black - can you tell?? Those with the die will know...

Materials used: Stately ef, Die-namics flower trio & Mariane Creatable dies, paper, cardstock & sticker from stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Using snippets means I can play in the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop where Di is surprised it's the 70th challenge she has hosted - I'm not - I have only been blogging for a couple of months and I love visiting her wonderful and inspirational playground...
Simon Says Stamp has an Anything Goes challenge running which is limited to 5 entries per person so I have to pace myself... oh no just checked and this will be #5...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Friday, 26 April 2013

Mum's Card

Mothers day is fast approaching - my17yr old has already given me my gift - she was never one with any patience LOL... dont know where she gets that from!!
It was a huge surprise and the very first piece of jewellery she has ever given me... I love it!!


And so I have made my first Mum's day card for the year

Materials used: Borrowed the ef ages ago and dont remember the brand, EZ Cuts paper dies Love#1, Stampin Up Beautiful Wings die, cardstock & stickers from stash.

Am entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Boutique where the inspiration photo is all about Mum
my focus is on the creamy cupcake with the red roses...

As I used snippets for my hearts and butterfly I am also going to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop

And Simon Says Stamp where Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by... Mxx


Kraft Blooms

Landscape or portrait - doesnt matter too much I suppose since I havent added a sentiment.
This stripey wrapping paper caught my eye and when I got it home I realised I had just the bling to go with. The flowers are also from the wrapping paper which is plain on one side...

 
Materials used: Wrapping paper, Joy! flower dies, sticker strip, bling & cardstock from stash
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx


Thursday, 25 April 2013

Purple Petals

Enjoyed the previous results so much I did it again - this time it wasn't double sided card but different colours... then I couldnt think of any sentiment so popped a flower in the middle!

 
Materials used: Stampin Up Plenty Petals ef & Friendship blooms stamp, Craft Queen ribbon, Lemon Dew Drop, Twinkling H20's, card stock from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Baby Petals

Embossed double sided card stock with Stampin Up Plenty Petals ef - then couldn't decide which side to use cos I love the look of the debossed side too... snap - why not cut it in half and use both...

 
 
Then of course the colours mean BABY - and I had the ribbon in my stash. The gold stickers are stuck to snippets which are the result from using a Papertrey Ink Coverplate Quatrefoil die [that is a mouthful!!] Amazing how quickly things come together sometimes. And making a "tiny" dent in my stash is very satisfying - should only take a couple of years to use it all up LOL.
 
Materials used: Stampin Up Petals a Plenty ef; Craft Queen ribbon, snippets from a Papertrey Ink Coverplate Quatrefoil  die, stickers and cardstock from stash.
 
I am entering the following challenges with this card:
Simons Says Stamp has an Anything Goes challenge this month
The playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop is always open just use snippets on your project
Addicted to CAS where the codeword is Flower
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Love Blooms

If anyone knows me [Cathy!!] I take just that little bit longer to get motivated - so I am surprising myself a bit with the number of cards I have made lately...

 
I raided my stash of "pre-embossed" card stock to put this one together.
And of course my Twinkling H20's came out again.
 
Materials used: Swiss dots, Elegant swirl & Field of blooms[?] ef's, Stampin Up folded ribbon, Twinkling H20's, Memory box Pastry Label die, Sentiment from Papertrey Ink, cardstock & pearls from stash.
 
I am entering into the following challenges:
 Addicted to CAS where the code word is Flower



Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Monday, 22 April 2013

Floral Sympathy Duo

Thought I had trouble making With Sympathy cards but they are just coming thru now...
of course these two could be for wedding, birthday or friendship...

 
Materials used: Stampin Up Manhattan Flower ef; Twinkling H2O's, Papertrey Ink Sentiment stamp 'Peaceful Garden", Cardstock from stash.
  

I am entering into the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS where the code word is Flower
Simon Says Stamp and Show where the challenge is Color
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 

Sunday, 21 April 2013

With Sympathy Duo

I always find Sympathy cards difficult but thought I would get a few made...

 
 
Materials used: Memory Box butterfly die, designer paper, cardstock, stickers & bling from stash.

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Japanese Wishes

Since my sister [cathyscardspot.blogspot.com.au] used some Japaneses paper recently with some amazing results. This spurred me to hunt out some from my stash...
My choice of colours is way more bold and I actually struggled to get this one finished off but that is why we enter challenges... to push ourselves.
Another entry into the Addicted to Stamps and More "Anything Goes" challenge
Using snippets to create my butterflies means I can enter into the playground
It's Michele's birthday over at CAS-ual Fridays and the Birthday Bash challenge is open until 1st May
 
Materials used: Memory box butterfly dies, sizzix ef, cardsstock, japanese paper and stickers from stash.
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Cherish the time you have

Going thru my stash and I came across some old old stickers - they just begged to be used and then out came the distress inks - which havent been used since January!!
Materials used: SU vanilla cardstock, Bella cardstock stickers: Monogram, Tim Holtz distress inks - Walnut Stain & Tumbled Glass, black zig gel pen.
 
I am entering this into the "WORD" challenge over at CASology
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 

Just for You / With Love Duo

So I am using up this piece of scrapbooking paper these are cards number 3 & four - and I have enough for at least 2 more... and I still have 2 full sheets left of the same design. In fact I have so much scrapbooking paper its a bit embarrassing - lol - but the old motto "She who dies with the most wins" is very fitting...
I have used: Sizzix Heidi Grace designer paper - SU edgelits die, Memory Box Mariebelle butterfly die, stickers & cardstock from stash.

 I am entering the butterfly card into the Flutter By Wednesday's weekly challenge where this week you have to have a sentiment on the front of your entry and of course you need to include a butterfly or fairy on your creation.
I am entering the With Love card into the CASology challenge this week where the code word is "word".

Thanks for stopping by...Mxx

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Thinking of you/Thank You Duo

Whiz bang wallop - quickest couple of cards I've done for a while - although the idea for them did start brewing this morning on the bus to work....
Materials used: Fiskars Heidi Grace scrapbook paper, SU edgelits die, mpress star bloom nesting die, cardstock and stickers from stash.

 Am thinking they might need a  butterfly or dragonfly but I'll see what happens...
I am entering these cards into the Anything Goes challenge over at Addicted to Stamps & More

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 

Dew Drop Dream

I purchased quite a few dew drops when they were on sale quite a while ago and have only ever used them in the centre of flowers - so I am stretching out this week...
Materials used: aqua glitter cardstock, sizzix ef, duo label die, Twinkling H2o's, Mums alphabet stamps, memento ink and of course dewdrops from the summer colour range.

I am entering the following challenges with this card:
Addicted to Stamps & More have an Anything Goes challenge this time around
CAS-ual Fridays has an All That Glitters Challenge and this will be my 2nd entry


Thanks for dropping by... Mxx

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Lilly Flowers

While I know these little flowers are not Lillies - the finished result reminds me of Lillies floating on a pond - hence the name Lilly Flowers!

From my snippets collection I cut out the flowers and layered them with a tiny lime bling in each centre. The SU Celery card is recycled from a card I received The white backing card and green main card are from my stash and the Birthday Wishes stamp is an old clear stamp.

I am entering the following challenges this week:
The April Showers/Spring Flowers challenge at Simon Says Stamp
The All that Glitters challenge at CAS-ual Fridays hard to tell but the green & some of my white flowers are made from glitter paper...
Using snippets means I can visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Double Whammy

Double whammy time...
I purchased this floral ribbon from Craft Queen at a craft show years ago and now finally feel happy cutting it up!! Then I searched my old old sticker stash for the sentiments. Used an embossing plate that has linen on one side and canvas on the other from Papertrey Ink... so simple and quick I did another one in green...



I am entering the pair into the "Friend" challenge over at Addicted to CAS
and also at CAS on Sunday where the theme is Thank You.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Purple Bloom

Took ages to put this card together - started with yellow birds on white card nope... looked really bad so I grabbed an old ef impression from my stash - you know how you borrow a friends stuff and make mutliples "just in case"... I then painted the flowers purple - yuk that didnt work either...
but no worries just turn it over and start again... and then it finally started to come together LOL. Stick the yellow onto the misstamped white card - add a leftover Stampin Up die cut which was miss stamped at a card party on the back - I love recycling!! I coloured the edges with purple Twinkling H2o's and added a sticker from my stash - then a zig black pen was used to highlight the dots around the die cut. I finally decided to add a flower - so out came a couple of paper flowers, the twinkling H2o's again and some bling from my stash. The stem is part of a Marianne designs die. And there you have it - a fully recycled birthday card!!

I am entering into the following challenges this time:
At Simon Says Stamp it is their 4th Birthday so their challenge is a Birthday or Celebration card
Addicted to Stamps & more challenge #39 - it must be CAS! 
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Peace Bird

I borrowed the SU Bird & Branch punch and stamp set from a friend so I could see how it all fits together. A very pretty bird - no real embellishment needed.

My 3rd entry into the Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes challenge.

I am also entering into the Simon Says Stamp & Show Absolutely Anything goes challenge.

Materials used: Stampin Up Bird & Branch stamp and punch; Memento Tuxedo black ink; Couture Creations Lovingly Baroque ef; QuicKutz Nesting Scallops cutting die; Corner rounder punch; Kindyglitz on eye; card stock from stash.

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx