Wednesday, 22 May 2013
I am back from a fabulous weekend away in the Dorset countryside and thought I would share a few photos, we stayed in the converted apple loft of a 16th century farmhouse that was absolutely stunning. It was also set in amazing grounds, to get to it we traveled down a small country track for about a mile, so it was also very peaceful, just the birds chirping and the occasional cow mooing!!
We also had beautiful weather!
Now we are back my mojo has decided to stay on holiday and I have struggled to make these cards.
Only a couple more days of work and I break up for half term holidays and I cant wait..
Thursday, 16 May 2013
I decided to have a play with a wine label that lovely Jacqueline sent me last year, I still have a few saved, the paper they are made of is high quality and a watercolour effect always comes out really well! After stamping I have embossed the edges in gold to compliment the gold words already on the label.
This card is for the Flower Power challenge at the Simon Says Blog this week.
Its my wedding anniversary tomorrow, 31 years of married bliss!! Hubby is taking me away for the weekend down to Dorset, so I am hoping the weather forecasters have got it wrong and its not going to rain!!
Saturday, 11 May 2013
I have recently found the CAS(E) Challenge Blog and love the idea of the two challenges combined, a sketch and a CAS card, I find both of these take a lot of thought and really test my creativity. I have dusted off an older Hero Arts stamp for this one, I haven't used the Large Blooms for ages.
Its another wet and cold weekend in the UK, I have just helped my daughter run a stall at her schools summer fete and we have both arrived home drenched and cold, even though the weather was bad a lot of people turned up and I am sure they have raised quite a few pounds for the school funds.
I hope the weather is better where you are.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
I decided to have another go at the Addicted to CAS challenge this week, I am playing with CAS a little more now and trying to perfect the style. Here is my Rainbow of flowers for this weeks challenge with added sparkle to the flower centers.
I also had time today to make a card for the CASual Friday challenge this week following the Tic Tac Toe board I went with the Polka Dots-Square card_Birthday line. The photo is a little dark as its not so sunny today.
This card also fits the sketch this week at the CAS(E) this sketch challenge. The Polka Dot Ribbon stamps are from an old Hero Arts set that I got at a car boot sale, a real bargain too!!
Just realized I am too late with this one, nevermind!!
Hope you are having a good week.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
I haven't played on the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger challenge for ages, but after seeing this gorgeous photo I had to have a go.
I decided to focus my card on just one of the Petit Fours and then had to look through all my stamps for the perfect flower. I dusted off a really old Hero Arts background stamp called Outline Flowers, and stamped and embossed in white just a section of the stamp.
The background has been embossed with a wood grain effect.
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Sunday, 28 April 2013
I am enjoying experimenting with CAS cards at the moment and after seeing this weeks sketch challenge at "Less is More" I decided to play along. For this really simple card I masked the border with low tac masking tape and stamped and distressed the Hydrangea image in the middle. I then just removed the tape and added the sentiment. I stamped the flower with Peacock Feather ink, a new one to my collection and I really love the bright colour, so pretty.
I am also adding this to the "Addicted to CAS" challenge, which is "Flowers"
I was asked to make a non traditional Christening card for a lady at work, I found this sweet little applique bear in my local Stamp Shop and knew he would be perfect for my card. The sentiment is computer generated so I haven't actually used any stamping on this card, which is very unusual for me.
I hope you are having a great weekend, I have been able to get in the garden again today and have planted some seeds, lets hope the good weather is here to stay!
Friday, 26 April 2013
I have had time to make two cards today for two separate challenges. This first card is for the CAS(E) sketch challenge , quite a hard one this week but I had to have a try,
The second card is for the Simon Says Blog "Anything Goes" challenge.
I am back to using my Postcard stamp again, I just love the shaped card it creates, the butterfly is stamped onto a wine label and then coloured, the photograph is a bit dark but its a lovely shade of purple.
I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend after a very busy week at work, hope your weekend is relaxing too.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
I have just found this new challenge blog for CAS cards and decided to have a go, I like the sketch idea, I always find sketch challenges a bit harder to do and I need to get my brain working!!
I got so engrossed in it that I actually made two cards.
I love this beetle car stamp and it always looks fun paper pieced.
This is my second card, using die cuts and my dogs tooth embossing folder.
I am also entering these in the CAS-ual Friday challenge.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Saturday, 13 April 2013
I decided to have another go at the Less is More challenge this week although it challenged me in another way!! The theme is a one layer card using a film as inspiration. I am not really a film watcher and really had to think about this, I looked through my stamps for some inspiration and came up with "The Great Escape"
I know it dates back to 1963 but I remember my Dad watching Steve McQueen and really enjoying the motor bike sequence.
I am also linking up to the CASology challenge this week as their theme is "Travel"
Another wet miserable day in Surrey, so I am stuck indoors again, never mind I have made a card now I am off to make some cakes. I hope the weather is brighter where you are!!