Thursday, 5 March 2015

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Today is Kate's 12th birthday and this is my card for her. You may recognize the layout from  Shona's card from last week's Muse challenge

...or you may not! This is the first card I made for that challenge (you can see the second one here). Kate's party theme is neon/glow-in-the-dark so it seemed appropriate to use these bright colours for her card. Notice, please, that there are 12 little dots.

We're looking forward to a party at home, with 11 girls, black light and lots of glowing activities - decorating t-shirts with neon paint, a photo booth with lots of neon/glowing props, a movie, and meringues with whipped cream and fruit instead of birthday cake (don't ask!)

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

CASology 136 - Basket

This week's CASology Cue Card is Basket!

It's the perfect time of year for this cue card - pretty soon all sorts of baskets will be popping up! I decided to also play along with Susan's new OLS challenge - Words, Words, Words. The only stamps you can use are words.

I was inspired by this card, by my good friend Geri, to create my 'basket' by 'weaving' sponged straight lines in Shabby Shutters and Spun Sugar - perfect Easter Colours. The sentiment is from Li'l Inker Designs.

Now it's your turn - we can't wait to see how creative you can be with this cue card! For more inspiration, make sure you visit the rest of the DT members' blogs:

Monday, 2 March 2015

Merry Monday 148 Guest Designer - Red and Green

My funny Santa card was chosen as at winner at Merry Monday, so this week I get the honour of being Guest Designer!

This week's challenge is to use red and green:*

I went ultra clean and graphic, using a PTI Super Stripe to create some clean swoopy banners in Classic Cherry and Electric Lime Ranger Dye inks. I finished with a deep red sentiment and some dots of Stickles. Simple but festive and fun!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Pinterest inspired!

This card was inspired by 4 different photos on my Inspiration board on Pinterest:

Earth Day 2011 Windows by anthropologie+you

Diana Nguyen, Hero Arts, butterfly, Verve


JJ Bolton: colored vellums and cut a variety of "waves". I layered them, attached them betw 2 card stock panels. Then ea corner has a dimensional underneath. them:) The last step was to add a tiny bit of sugar glitter here and there. I picked one of my favorite sentiments from the Everyday Greetings set

I was attracted by the cool fresh colours and the curves. I created masks with Post-it notes and my Creative Memories Curvy Cutter (retired) and sponged Salty Ocean and Mown Lawn. I finished with aSoft Suede sentiment and 'frame'.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Muse 106 - Thank you!

Here's my one-layered take on this week's Muse challenge, where our inspiration comes from Guest Muse Shona:

I focused on the colours and simplified the layout a little. But I kept the shimmer! I used a very old Papertrey background dots stamp and Berry Blaze Kaleidecolor ink. I fit my emdash sentiment into the pattern and then filled in the 'blank' spots with dots of stickles.

You have until Monday morning at 8 am to play along with us in this challenge. At that time voting will start and you can vote for your top 3 favourites (even if you didn't link up a card!) until Tuesday at 8. Voting results will be posted on Tuesday at noon. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Painted Petals in Blackberry Bliss

This card was inspired by this post by Vicky Hayes. Vicky is a UK Stampin' Up demo who uses SU! products in fun and unexpected ways - I'm always inspired when I visit her blog.

This time I was inspired by Vicky's use of Painted Petals to build a box. The blossoms are shown without the leaves, and have pops of orangey-yellow. Turns out it's DP, not stamping, but I knew that the look could easily be replicated with the coordinating stamp set.

I used Blackberry Bliss ink and cardstock, and one of the sentiments from the set. To introduce the yellow and a graphic element, I masked and sponged the end of my sentiment strip in Adirondack Summer Sunshine.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Happy Birthday!

This is a simple, monochromatic card I made for my mom's birthday (today!). I used Mama Elephant's Happy die along with an old, unknown, cut-apart-from-the-happy birthday and some Doodlebug sequins.