Monday, 6 July 2015

Red, white and blue

A new month and a new challenge at Less is More - this week it is a colour challenge, and the colours are Red, White and Blue - in recognition of the 4th July - Independence Day in the USA.

This week I have been making several cards for Fathers' Day, which we celebrate in September here in Australia, but I have been making them early to give to my daughter, for her two girls'  school fete in August, to help raise money for their school.


This is one of the cards I made, which just happened to be in Red, White and Blue!  It is a 4" x 4" square card, the sail boat die is by Poppy Stamps, and the frame is cut with Lil' Inker stitched squares.  The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set called Crazy About You stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  Very simple, and very CAS I thought!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Sweet Friend

It's a sketch at Less is More this week, and this is the card I have made to submit:


Stamps used:  Stampin' Up! Petal Potpourri, Flowering Flourishes, WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello

The flower was stamped in Versamark, and before the white embossing powder was added, the script word hello was also stamped over the top, before the whole image was heat embossed.  The panel was cut using Lil' Inker Stitched Squares, and the sentiment panel was an 'adjusted' square too!  I fancied using the Flowering Flourishes small stamp beneath the panels, as it seemed a little too stark without them.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Sweet Sweet Strawberries

Hi there - I'm over at Scrapbook Boutique again, with a card created using Mama Elephant's Potted Pretties stamp set.  I hope you can call by to see how I made it.  Here is a sneaky peep for you...

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Stampin up flowers - Layered stamping

Just a quick post here to show some cards I have made using the Stampin' Up! stamp set, Lotus Blossom, which came out during Sale-a-Bration.  I am a SU demonstrator, but to date, I haven't run any classes, but I did take this stamp and some inks to a card-making group of friends, and they were blown away by the great effects this stamp produced.  So here are my cards - made for a very kind lady I met in NZ, who went out of her way to find me a product I was looking for, and sent them to me herself!  I made her a set of 6 cards, as I'm sure she is the kind of person who would send Thank You cards.  You can see how effective that stamp is, and each project takes on a different look, depending on colours and design.  I love it!




Friday, 12 June 2015

Make a Wish - sneaky peak

I'm over at Scrapbook Boutique today, and here is a sneak of my card over there.  Why not pop over to their blog, to find out how I made this card!

This is my first trial at this layout, more casual than my card at SBB, but quite pretty I feel.  I've used some smaller images to create pattern paper for my background strip, and I think I'll do this again for future cards - it certainly coordinates well!


The stamp set used is by Mama Elephant, called Freestyle Florals - 4 large flower images, leaves, flower centres and sprays - a gorgeous set!

Thanks for coming by - I've been a little busy here at home, so not much being posted, but I'll be back by the end of the month, hopefully!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

June Blog Hop and Challenge at Scrapbook Boutique


Hi there!  It's another month and so another challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique!

There are two ways you can participate in this fun challenge, and have a chance to win a prize:  you can comment on each blog, ending with the SBB blog, or you can create a project (either a card, scrapbook layout or off the page project) inspired by this photo.  Of course you can do both for a chance to win both prizes!  Please check out the rules of entry, and the prizes at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog and note that this challenge is only open to Australian residents.

You should have arrived here from Angela's blog.

Here is this month's stunning inspiration photo - isn't it elegant?


and here is my card:  Best of the Bunch (lol)



I loved the elegance of the navy and gold, and chose a flower stamp - from Mama Elephant's stamp set:  Freestyle Florals, similar to the dainty flower on the cake topper.  My sentiment came from ME Potted Pretties.  The striped border from Avery Elle's stamp set Knotty, is a nod to the lines of icing.  To finish I added a navy mat, with scalloped punch border, some gold 3D paint in the centre of the flowers and a spatter of gold shimmer.

Now it's time to go on over to  Judith's blog for some more great inspiration.

Happy Crafting Everyone!





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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Less is More Lucky Dip #226

Luckily for me, I can still enter this week's challenge at Less is More, as the Lucky Dip this week is '2 legs or 4' .  Luckily for me, I have just made a couple of cards using a gorgeous giraffe image (last time I checked they did have 4 legs, as well as that long neck!) so I thought I ought to enter!  My entry is a tad more CAS than my other card, so after misconstruing last week's instructions (my bad), I'm hoping to be better behaved this week lol!  Stamp is by Unity - doesn't that giraffe have the sweetest face?