Saturday, 22 October 2011

Free for all!

On the Wee Memories blog, this week's challenge is a free for all ie choose your own inspiration. I was inspired by these papers from Funky Hands (a freebie) and some sentiment circles I have been designing on the PC. Here's my creation:

  • A5 white card blank - top hinged

  • Papers from Funky Hands

  • Sentiment designed by me on the PC and punched

  • Ribbon and bling from stash

  • Fiskars border punch
Here's a link to the challenge:

Friday, 21 October 2011

365 Cards - Day 234 Opposites Day!

Today's challenge is all about opposites - making a card that describes the opposite of ourselves. Of course, I am sophisticated and mature, so my card deign is simple and childlike (ha)!

  • A5 white card blank

  • October Afternoon paper

  • Bazzill Card

  • Paperchase stickers
Here's a link to the challenge:

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Just for fun...

Thought I'd have a go with a card just for fun. Been having a clearout and found a whole load of Dawn Bibby card stock and diecuts so had fun making a quick easel card:

Monday, 17 October 2011

Mojo Monday 211 Sketch

This is the first time I have tried this challenge blog but as I was completely lacking in inspiration, I wanted to follow a sketch:

The colour combination I chose was due to an element that I didn't end up using but I really like what evolved and will use the colours again. Here's the card:

  • A5 card (fold at the top) in pale cream

  • Papers from Basic Grey and HOTP - from scraps box

  • Ribbon from stash - wide brown ribbed

  • Chipboard from Sassafras

  • Brads and Blooms from stash

  • Greeting stamp from Studio G

Here's a link to the challenge blog:

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pastels & Lace

I really enjoyed making this card, which had the theme of "pastels and lace". I had some vintage lace from a pile of ribbon my mum gave me and layered it up with Basic Grey papers and some glitter stickers.

  • Bazzil Cream card blank, 6 x 6"

  • Basic Grey papers

  • Vintage lace

  • Papermania stamp

  • Dewdrop ink

  • Pack of glittery flower stickers from Back in Time

Winter Wonderland Robin Challenge

This week's challenge is to use a robin redbreast somewhere on the card so I dug out the papers I used earlier in the week:

  • Kraft 6 x 6" blank

  • Papers and Chipboard from My Mind's Eye

  • Ribbon and blooms from stash
Here's the link to the challenge:

Saturday, 15 October 2011

"Sophisticated" Design

What does "Sophisticated" look like? That's the challenge on the 365 card blog today. Here's my take using the lovely sophisticated Amy Butler bag 3D stickers from Making Memories:

  • A5 white textured card (top folded)

  • Amy Butler Bag & papers

  • Olive Bazzill textured card stock

  • Bling from stash
Here's the link to the challenge:

Friday, 14 October 2011

Ab Fab

The challenge to day is to use the word "Fabulous" as part of the sentiment:

  • Green Bazzil 6 x 6" card

  • Papers from stash and Kirstly Wiseman

  • Rub on from American Crafts

  • Die cut from Cricut Create a Critter

  • Digital Image from Kirsty Wiseman

  • Bling from stash
Here's the link to the challenge:

Ribbon Font!!

One of my daily blog visits is to "How About Orange?" and today she has a link to a fab font that resembles ribbon!

Go and download it here (apparently you name your own price!):

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

U is for "Unused Stash"...

...and goodness knows I have a bit of that! This is the challenge on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog. Here's what I started with - some freebies from My Mind's Eye courtesy of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine:

And here is the result:

  • Bazzill 6 x 6" card in brown

  • Brown & Teal Ribbon from stash

  • Papers & chipboard from MME

  • Woodware punch

  • Bling from stash

  • Cats Eye Chalk Ink

Here's a link to the challenge:

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Just a quick post to show another version of the challenge from yesterday in slighly different colourways:

  • Glitter card blank

  • Pink/Siver background paper and green papers from scrap box

  • Anna Griffin ribbon

  • Star bling

Monday, 10 October 2011

365 Card Challenges - Day 223

Day 223 was a sketch and I decided to hit the scrap box for this one.

Here's the result.

  • Glitter Card Blank

  • Paper from Doodlebug & Kirsty Wiseman

  • Anna Griffin Ribbon

  • Rhinestone stars

Here's the link to the challenge:

Sunday, 9 October 2011

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #12

Lovely Autumn inspiration over at the Ribbon Reel Challenge blog and the theme was "Orange/Neutrals/Flowers". Really enjoyed making this one:

  • Square card base (top fold)

  • Papers from Prima and stash

  • Orange Bazzill card

  • Punch from Fiskars

  • Rub on greeting from Love Elsie

  • Ribbon from stash

  • Blooms from stash

  • Brad from Sassafras

  • Shapes cut from Create a Critter cart on the Cricut

Here's the link to the challenge:

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

The challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week is to be inspired by this month's flower, calendular or cosmos. Here's my take:

I don't normally use yellow so this was a change for me:

  • Pale lemon card blank

  • Laura Ashley ribbon stickers

  • Various blooms and bling from stash

  • Sentiment stamp punched and layered

Here's the link in case you want to have a go too:

Friday, 7 October 2011

Cute Bag Alert...

I'm not a big sewer, but I am a big hoarder of material. I think I've found the perfect (easy sew) pattern to show off some of my stash:

Rae does lots of other patterns and her blog is full of inspiration. Here's the link to get the pattern, which is only $8:

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Dusting off the BIA

My poor BIA thinks I've disowned it. Not likely, but I did lose all my wires for 8 months during the move. However, now rediscovered, I have put them to good use with some lovely flocked paper, but I can't for the life of me remember where it's from!

Size A5, will be used for some pics of the house renovations I think.

Monday, 3 October 2011

And another one...

I enjoyed the layer challenge the other day and as I had yet more die cuts, I used them to create another simple Thank You card. Hoping to have a pile ready in time for Christmas!

  • Paper from Basic Grey

  • Brad from Sassafras

  • Stamp from Dovecraft

  • Flower petals from Craft Robo template

Saturday, 1 October 2011

365 Cards - Day 215 - Lovely Layers

The challenge today on 365 cards was to include 5 layers on your card. I over did it a bit with 6 and managed to use some flower shapes I cut out ages ago on my Craft Robo.

  • White A5 card base

  • Papers from Basci Grey

  • Brad from Sassafras

  • Papermania stamped greeting

  • Yellow flowers cut from CraftRobo file and inked

Here's the link for the challenge: