Saturday, April 29, 2017

Crafty Like a Ninja...


Happy Saturday to you all. The sunshine has been out in force in NYC since yesterday and it is glorious!

Today I am running a little stand at the Stuytown Fleamarket, hoping to divest myself of some things that have been hanging around the apartment for too long.

Today's card is for a friend to say thank you for various things. Like me said friend is a crafter and I thought she would love this stamp (no idea who it's by) - despite it featuring a needle, which is not her fave method of crafting!

I stamped the Ninja and then die-cut the whole thing using a MFT scalloped stitched rectangle die. The scalloped frame separates from the middle section.

I thought it would be fun to decorate the frame and used a tiny spot stamp and just randomly stamped all over the frame, only re-inking when there really was no ink left on the stamp.

I love that it looks like pebbles and it really pops against the bright backdrop of the Lawn Fawn card blank.

Enjoy the sunshine and the weekend.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Hello There Kitty...


Happy Friday.

I hope you have all had a better week than me :( I have had a rotten cold, just coming out through the other side of it.

When I was in London I could not resist a little trip to one of my fave stores Paperchase... I try not to buy anything full price when I am there, as I really do not need any more stationery..

But when I saw this set of stamps on sale, I could not resist -

They are so simple and elegant.

I wanted to make a little card for my parents and I thought this set would be great for them.

I coloured the image using Zigs and then die-cut it out using an MFT stitched oval die. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp and is from the Sketchy Banner Greetings set - which has two sketchy banner dies - I don't think they do the stamps anymore.

I love these mini kraft card blanks and JT buys them for me, as I can't get them in the US.

Cute card to say thanks for fun times.

Have a great weekend, I am doing the Stuytown flea market tomorrow - I'm at pitch 271, if you want to come and say hi ;)


Thursday, April 27, 2017

You Are Amazeballs...


I really liked the colours over at CAS-ual Friday's current challenge -

I instantly thought of my new Mixed Media Flower stamps by Carabelle. I stamped the smaller flower in pink and fussy cut it out.

I then embossed the navy cardstock, using a large Sizzix spots folder, but only embossed half of it, so I could fit the sentiment on. I die-cut it down to the final shape using a stitched rectangle die.

I heat embossed the sentiment in white - it is actually a CAS-ual Fridays stamp set called 'Amazeballs' that I have had for a few years, but it is currently going through a resurrection in my craft room!

After mounting the navy panel to my card blank, I added the flower with some foam tape and two clear droplets..I know these are being TOTALLY overused.

I love it, the pop of colour against the navy is so nice..more of this methinks.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Super Kids...


When we were in the UK recently, we got to hang out with our Niece and Nephew (Florence and Otis) and their parents.

I wanted to send them a card to say how lovely it was to see them all.

I had already coloured and cut the little super heroes from the Lil Inkers Super Kids set and thought these would make a fun card.

I stamped a striped background by Prima Marketing onto a piece of kraft card and die-cut it twice, once with the rounded stitched rectangle die and the peek a boo window die - both by MFT.

I then added a shaker pouch I already had and mounted it onto the stripey card blank using foam tape.

The super kids were then strategically placed, as the shaker pouch was slightly too small for the window :) I added initials to the super kids for a bit of fun.

Final step was the just happened to match stickers for the sentiment - these are quite old, a couple of years ago I bought a bumper mixed pack of stickers from AC Moore that I divided between JT and I, there was so much in there, I am still discovering random things!

Fun card to say thanks for a fun visit with the little ones, who are not so little anymore and a total hoot!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #61 Button It...


Time for another fun challenge with the Retro Rubber team.

This time we have a theme for you..

I love buttons and have a huge button stash, part of my stash belonged to my Grandmother.

This card was made using a mix of old and new stash items. The newer items (Enamel Accents and embossing folder are from JT).

The sentiment and the die are from 2015 and are by Mama Elephant 'Friend Indeed' set, I love this set, the sentiments are very handy.

I dug through my button stash to find a button that coordinated with my card blank. I added little dots of enamel accents to make the right-hand side of the card a bit more interesting.

I love how the friend die-cut pops against both the embossed panel and the card blank.

I sent this card to a friend a while ago and recently when I was in London and visited her new home, it was on her kitchen noticeboard - how awesome is that!

Your turn to show us your button creations, but first go over to Retro Rubber and see what my teammates have made.

Challenge ends on May 5th, don't forget to use a stamp a year or older and tell us all about it, that's the fun part right? Also, please limit your challenge entries to 10 including ours.