Sunday, 23 October 2016

FS507 - Happy Birthday

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Bev (gunneauxdesigns). Here's the card I chose as my inspiration:

I focused on Bev's
-floral theme
-slanted cut and sentiment
-use of stamping and die cuts

I changed
-fewer flowers
-white cardbase
-black sentiment
-one diagonal cut

I used:
-Reverse Confetti Blooms & Buds
-old wooden sentiment

Saturday, 22 October 2016

MM218 - Merry!

Here's a very merry card for this week's Merry Monday challenge, to use plaid.

I pulled out a new stamp set and tried some repetition in festive colours. Added a strip of plaid paper a sparkly strip and some stars left over from yesterday's card.

I used:
-Birch Press Designs Brushed Christmas Greetings
-LawnFawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas

Friday, 21 October 2016

MCV67 - Merry Christmas

This week's Muse: ChristmasVisions inspiration comes from Cornelia:

Sometimes, a challenge becomes a real Challenge, doesn't it? This one did for me!

I love Cornelia's geometric, artistic style, but that dark green is really not a colour I love. I don't really do deer. So I was stumped. For a long time!

When this happens, I try to break down the card into its components - colours, shapes, feelings. I look at products I have that may help to create a similar feeling, even if everything is not exactly the same. I minimize or ignore the elements that are not my favourites (or I can't get to work!). Usually I can end up with something that feels like 'me' and I'm happy with it.

I decided to focus on Cornelia's
-triangles and geometry
-white space

I minimized the green and made the brown of the deer into my card base (no deer were harmed in the making of this card! lol!)

I used:
-Simon Says Stamp Lined Tree die
-Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas die
-MFT stars die

I can't wait to see how you've all interpreted this one - I always am impressed by your creativity!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Muse 188 - peace

Here's my simple, one-layer card for this week's Muse challenge, where Jenni gave us a pretty, blue inspiration:

I focused on Jenni's
-bling-y flower centre
-black sentiment

I used:
-Neat & Tangled Falling Flakes
-Ditto (by Hampton Arts) Peace
-silver Stickles


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

SPDMIX19 - Friends

Welcome to our next SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge! Here's the inspiration graphic:

I chose the photo this time, and I thought it would be fun to change the wreath of flowers to a wreath of friendly, woolly sheep! I used the Barn to be Wild set and coloured my flock with copics.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT blogs for more inspiration:

October Guest: Kathy Tanner

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

CASology 218 - Coffee

This week's CASology Cue Card is Coffee!

I decided to let my sentiment and colour choices speak for themselves, to make this simple, masculine thank you card. I tried to keep my proportions similar to a well-known take out coffee cup and added a coffee-themed sentiment from Essentials by Ellen.

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see your coffee creations! Just remember to keep it CAS!

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration:

Sunday, 16 October 2016

FS506 - Thank You

This week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper is Dayanna Dong (aka Jaydee). I found this amazing project as my inspiration:

I focused on Dayanna's:
-monochrome colours
-strip near the bottom of her project
-floral theme

I changed:
-ombre colour rather than just one
-white strip instead of black

I used 3 shades of ink in the same colour family to create an ombre look for my background flowers.

I used:
-Altenew Bamboo Roses
-Altenew Rose Petal inks