Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lovin' those Little Letter Framelits!

This week I've combined Challenge #205 from Sandy at The Paper Players with Challenge #1 from Bronwyn at CASE-ing the Catty to create this card:-


The challenge from Sandy is to create a CAS monochromatic project.  I went with my favourite aqua/teal tonings of Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay & Island Indigo &, as you can see, the layout is very CAS, letting those cute little letter dies take centre stage.  Oh, & I did add one simple little candy dot!  :)

The concept of Bron's new challenge is awesome - using the Stampin' Up! catty as a resource to CASE or inspire your design.  This week's challenge the Team are using the Gift & Packaging section (pages 6-23 in the AC).  I used the cute little bag at the bottom right hand side of page 10 as my inspiration for the super clean layout, as well as adding different coloured cardstocks behind the negative images of the letter dies. 


Thank you to both Teams for the inspiration!

Click on the images to take you to the respective challenges.  :)

 Card Components
All Stampin' Up!
Whisper White, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay & Island Indigo cardstock,
 Little Letter Framelit Dies, Bright Candy Dots, (LOTS OF) Dimensionals! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Target Easel Card with Circle Framelits

The challenge at Just Add Ink this week was a circular sketch shown on a square base with horizontal lines & a vertical line across the circle.  Although I couldn't incorporate the vertical line & didn't enter the challenge, the sketch totally inspired this card:-

Here's the sketch (click on the image to take you to the challenge):-

I made the card for my sister, who has field archery as one of her many hobbies.  Here is a shot of the card closed:-

The concentric rings were created with SU's circle framelit dies, I lengthened the arrow from the label flip card die & the sentiment die is from the itty bitty banners set.  The sentiment is from Just Sayin'.  A black candy dot supports the easel when it is open.

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Just Add Ink for the inspiration!  :)

Card Components 
All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock colours are Whisper White, Basic Black, Pacific Point, 
Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Silver Foil & Vellum

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Paper Players #201 & Just Add Ink #219

This week I have used both Nance's sketch from The Paper Players & Trish's inspiration challenge from Just Add Ink to create this card:-

Here are the challenges (just click on the picture to go direct to each challenge):-

It's a great layout & I love the navy, yellow, grey & white palette, & especially those navy & white stripes!

I've used some new SU goodies including Hello Honey cardstock (paired with Night of Navy), a Project Life by SU photopolymer stamp to create the dotty stripes, the large rotary stamp to create the "ransom note" style sentiment, the cute itty bitty heart punch & some new Moonlight DSP. 

The tee shirt was created by using the new baby onesie die.  I stamped & layered two stripey ones to create the raglan sleeve seams.  Then I enlarged the neck opening by using a 1/2" circle punch.  I trimmed a strip from the bottom of each sleeve, then layered the white onesies onto a navy layer to create the neck & arm trims.  Then I cut off the bottom of the onesies to create a straight edge for the bottom of the tee shirt.  The whole lot has been popped up on dimensionals.

The sentiment strips were attached with glue dots to create a little bit of height off the background DSP.

Thanks for looking!  :)

Card Components
All SU
As listed above, plus Basic Grey ink, Pennant Punch, Dimensionals
& Whisper White Cardstock

Sandy liked what I did with the sketch, & awarded me this:-

Thanks Sandy!  :)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Paper Players 200th Challenge - A One Layer Watercolour

Well, I couldn't let this week go by without joining in the celebrations at The Paper Players!  It is their milestone 200th Challenge & each member of the Design Team has chosen a favourite past challenge.  I chose to use both Ann's single layer & Jaydee's CAS with watercolouring to create this little notecard:-

Here are the challenge banners:-

I think one layer cards are the hardest to create, so I challenged myself to work with a single layer of watercolour paper, adding some texture by dry embossing lines on my card front.  I left a section unembossed for the sentiment.  I love the range of colour you can achieve with watercolouring, as opposed to other mediums, & used black, basic grey & smoky slate, as well as new SU colours hello honey & tangelo twist to colour the butterfly.

A big thank you to the Design Team for their fabulous challenges & inspiration each & every week.  It was a huge honour to be able to work alongside you as a Guest Designer for a while! ♥

Ann, Anne Marie, Jaydee, LeAnne, Nance & Sandy - Ladies you are AWESOME!!!!  :)

Project Supplies
All Stampin' Up!

Jaydee liked what I did with this challenge, & awarded me this:-

Thanks Jaydee!  :)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Paper Players #197 - Starburst & Chevrons

This week the lovely Ladies at The Paper Players have an awesome challenge which inspired this card:-

Here is LeAnne's sketch, which I have rotated 90 degrees:-

I created the centre panel by die-cutting several chevron shapes in my DSP like this (using a middle sized framelit from the Banner set):-

I overlapped each chevron to make a strip, then layered the entire strip onto gold foil paper & then onto white to get a fine border.  The tag has been all over stamped with the thanks sentiment from Petite Pairs, using Cabana & Gold Encore ink to echo the arrow shape of the chevrons.  The tag is finished off with a gold brad through a gold sequin.

I followed the chevron theme through to the inside, using the border punch to expose the gold layer underneath the white:-

I love how crisp the gold, white & cabana colour combo is!  :) 

You can check out the DT samples & gallery, as well as play along HERE.

Thanks for dropping by!  :)

All Stampin' Up! (drop me an email if you would like specific details)

LeAnne liked what I did with her sketch, & awarded me this:-

 Woohoo!  :)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Paper Players #180 - A Sketch Challenge

Well hello!!!  It's certainly been a long time since I've blogged anything!  :(

I saw a fabulous sketch at The Paper Players this week & just had to play along. It ended up being a double challenge for me. First challenge (the easy part) was the sketch, which was perfect for a card I needed to make & the second challenge was remembering how to get on & blog, lol!

Here is my card:-

& here is the awesome sketch that inspired it:-

I've used the new SU tag topper punch & some yummy SAB paper. The scrunchy bloom is made from four different punches with foliage from the bird punch. The black mat is raised up on dimensionals & I used the slide out tag as a spot to attach some cash to "make a wish" come true!

If you would like to join in too, you can find the awesome DT inspiration & challenge details here.

Card Components
All Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Paper Players #164

Goodness me, look how long it's been since I've been here! It's been over a month since I have even made a card, & two months since I posted anything, so I thought I would play along with The Paper Players this week to rectify that situation.  :)

I need a big batch of thank you cards, so this is the first of many:-

I have used some of my favourite tools - the Big Shot, embossing folders & dies, as well as some favourite cardstock colours - Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, White Shimmer & Silver Glitter to make this card. You can't really pick  it from the photo (night-time photography), but I inked my woodgrain embossing folder with Illuminate ink & then Craft White ink to soften the woodgrain texture & get a bit of a shimmery "white wash" look happening.

I've used all three of the Expressions Thinlits Dies to create the script sentiment & the "so much" comes from the Simply Sketched Hostess set.

Here is Sandy's awesome sketch:-

& you can find the challenge, as well as the fabulous array of DT samples here.

Card Components (All SU)
Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, White Shimmer & Silver Glitter cardstock,
Versamark, Illuminate & Craft White Ink, White embossing powder, Circle Framelit & Expressions Thinlit Dies, Woodgrain & Perfect Polka Dots embossing folders, Coastal Cabana Ruffled Trim & Rhinestones