Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Small Gang...

Hey there...

Sneaking in a very early morning post, as I REALLY wanted to enter the running for the Concord & 9th Design team..

I really love their stamps and I'd be so honoured to be part of their first ever design team.

My Instagram Crush Jessica Frost Ballas is hosting the call.

I really like Concord &9th stamps, I was introduced to them by Cheiron and the Pop Art Pineapple set is one of my faves..

I made my card using a sentiment and dot stamp from the 'You're My Person' set.

I love this set because, I have a small gang of crafty friends and so this stamp reminds me of them and makes me happy.

My stripes are a stamp by Stampin' Up called Brushstrokes and I inked them up with distress inks and spritzed with water before laying my paper down on top of the stamp.

I mounted the stripey panel onto a piece of orange card and then mounted the whole thing onto my card blank. I added the dots randomly on top of the stripes, before positioning my sentiment and I added a green enamel dot as a finishing touch.

Love it. Simple and fun.

I'd love to make the team, but if I don't  congrats to those that do, I'll be playing along for sure.


Retro Rubber #45..Still time to get your sketch on


There is still time for you to play along with the latest challenge over at Retro Rubber
It's a sketch challenge - 

Show us your interpretation of the sketch, but first go over to Retro Rubber and view the great makes by my teammates.

Challenge ends on August 26th. Don't forget to use a stamp a year or older and tell us about it that's part of the fun. Also, please limit your entries to 10 challenges including ours.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Colourful Birthday Bear...


Happy Monday...

I had a fun weekend, hanging out with Hubby and playing at my desk.

I decided that I wanted to enter the MFT colour challenge -

So I used the colours on a card I made for a friend using my new MFT Birthday Bears set.

It was super simple.

I stamped the bear holding the presents onto my white panel, then I stamped 3 of the presents around him. I added the party hat to my Bear and coloured everything using Promarkers that matched the colours (Bright Orange, Summer Sun, Emerald, True Blue) and a brown for the Bear.

The sentiment is also from the set and I stamped it using green ink, so it would tie in with the colours.

I mounted the white panel onto a fun patterned orange card blank and added an orange enamel dot to finish it off.

I am loving this new haul of MFT stamps and I played with them a lot over the weekend, so you'll see more fun makes over the next few weeks.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hey Buddy....


Hope you are having a good weekend so far.

Today I am entering the Paper Smooches Monthly Challenge..I loved the challenge image -

Ha ha - excellent.

The challenge is all about friendship.

I am hoping that I am still eligible as I went with 'Hey Buddy'...

I love the fun card I ended up with, I used Distress Stains through a sunburst stencil by Clear Scraps and then spritzed it with water and dried it.

I used two Paper Smooches sets for the sentiment and hearts (Simply Said and Kudos Two) I heat embossed the sentiment and the hearts in black, so they would stand out more.

A really simple card that went to a friend who needed it..


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sweeter than Fiction...


Hope you are having a good weekend.

Recently I bought a big batch of goodies by My Favorite Things and so I thought it would be fun to play along with their current sketch challenge -

I combined the very cute Pure Innocence Cupcake Day stamps and dies with the papers and stickers from the April Simon Says stamp cardkit.

This sketch was great to play with and I got to break out the new-ish Stampin' Up banner punch..

I coloured the girl and the balloon using Promarkers and Wink of Stella.

I think the sticker sentiment works really well here, breaks up the cuteness a bit :)