Monday, July 30, 2012

Make It Monday 76 Bleach Stamping

 This week's Make It Monday challenge is to stamp with bleach. I used Papertrey Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold and Kraft coloured cardstock.The flowers were all cut with Beautiful Blooms II dies and then the larger flowers were bleach stamped with an Argyle background stamp and the medium flowers were bleach stamped with the matching stamp from the Beautiful Blooms II stamp set. The bleach doesn't show well on the Harvest Gold but I still used it because the other two colours of carstock bleached to a gold colour.
I used a Script background stamp on the Canyon Clay card base and added a Vellum scallop circle that I had left over from another project. The leaves are the smallest leaf in the Rosie Posie stamp set. The bleached script shows really well through the Vellum so I didn't want to cover it all up. The sentiment is from Happy Hexagons.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Paper Players Tic Tac Toe

 This week's Paper Players challenge was a Tic Tac Toe theme. I chose birthday, dry embossing and ribbon.
 I wanted to make a layered bow and didn't have the right colour of ribbon, so I made some ribbon from deocorative paper. I hope it counts! Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Case Study 101

 I'm playing along again with this weeks Case Study. It was a challenge for me to stamp directly on to my cardstock but it looked so pretty on the inspiration photo (at the bottom on this post) I decided to be brave.
 I used Papertrey Rosie Posie stamps and dies for the leaves and flowers. The butterflies are cut out from patterned paper.
This inspiration card left me wishing I had some doily stamps.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another ColourQ 147

I'm loving this week's Colour Q colours so much that I decided to do a second card. I've always loved pink at Christmas so I copied the Snowman card I made for the Paper Players.
I'll add a sentiment and some bling when I find my Snow Much Fun stamp. Hopefully it turns up before December! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Colour Q 147

 I'm loving the colours for this weeks Colour Q challenge. Below is a quick card I did using the colours, or the closest colours I had :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Paper Players Christmas in July

The theme of the Paper Players sketch isn't Christmas but I told myself I would make at least one Christmas card this month.  When I saw the sketch I knew it would work great with this snowman that I had already stamped. See the sketch below. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Case Study 100

Here is my card for a new challenge I am trying, the Case Study This is their 100th challenge. Below is the sample they had to case. What a cute card!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Colour Q 146

This weeks Colour Q colours gave me a bit of trouble. I hope the card turned out OK. See the colours below.Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Make it Monday #75

For Papertrey Make It Monday #75, roll the die, here's what I rolled for the card: Sketch #4, Horizontal, Image Stamp Set: Button Boutique, Sentiment Stamp Set: Big & Bold Wishes, Colour Combo: Scarlett Jewel, Chocolate Chip & Spring Rain, Embellishments: Ribbon & Flowers.
Since most of the card on the sketch was CAS I didn't make a bow with the ribbon or add any extra flowers. I used mostly text from my image stamp set and used the image from the sentiment stamp set so that ended up being a little backwards! Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Retro Sketches #20

Here's my card for the Retro Sketches #20 challenge. Most of this was done with paper scraps from my stash.
The flowers were cut with the Papertrey Beautiful Blooms dies and then I layered some dollar store flowers and some buttons on top.I like to emboss my flowers to give them some texture and bend the petals a little.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Another Make It Monday Card

I needed to make a quick birthday card so I decided to use this week's Papertrey Make It Monday challenge again which is stamping on textured/embossed paper. This really is a quick and easy way to make pretty background papers. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Colour Q Popsicles

I wanted to make a couple of Popsicle cards so I thought I would use this weeks ColourQ colours again.
There's lots of cards like this with instructions online, I used this video from Chicknscratch.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Colour Q 145

This week's Colour Q 145 card is for a fellow Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre retailer who is closing her business at the end of the month. Although I know she is looking forward to retirement, I want her to know she will be missed:) I'll miss you Janice!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Make It Monday #74

 For Papertrey Make It Monday stamping on texture. Above are the two panels I made. I embossed them both with the Hexagon Cover Plate and used a script background stamp with Navy ink on the white cardstock and Fresh Snow ink and a stamp from the Lovely Layers stamp set on the blue.
 The finished card has some decorative paper from my stash and a vellum flower cut with the Lovely Layers dies and topped with a Spring Rain Vintage Collection Button. The sentiment is from Happy Hexagons stamped on a scrap of grey cardstock that I cut with a nestie.
A little out of focus closeup LOL. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Retro Sketch #19

 Here's my card for this week's Retro Sketch Challenge.
This is my first time playing with Retro Sketch. Stamps and Buttons
are Papertey. Decorative paper is Stampin Up. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

ColourQ 144

 For this weeks ColourQ challenge.
The larger flower is layered, these flower stamps are from Verve and cut by hand. Sentiment is also Verve. Hexagon dies, stamps and cardstock are Papertrey. See the challenge photo below. Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Make It Monday #73

 For Papertrey Make It Monday 73. The challenge was to stamp on patterned paper. I stamped some of the images from Rosie Posie in Vintage Cream ink on to Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot paper.
Here is the finished card with more Rosie Posie die cut and stamped and layered on to a scalloped nestie die cut. Sentiment is from one of the labels sets. It doesn't show in the picture but I stamped a diamond background on to the to white oval and round  scallop die cuts in pale blue. Thanks for looking!