Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Inspiration Challenge No.7

Today I had a spare hour to make a card for the Raspberry Suite Color Inspiration No.7. I loved making the damask background paper I had used in some earlier cards HERE, so I had to make some more for this challenge card! This time I created in on spring moss card stock and I used certainly celery ink. I then matted it onto ripe avocado CS and then onto raspberry fizz base card. 

I used my Cuttlebug Butterfly die and my swiss dots folder, if you look closely you can see that the butterfly has damasks on it too!

Card Stock: Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss (PTI)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz (PTI) and Certainly Celery (SU!)
Stamps: Damask Designs (PTI)
Accessories: 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Always Artichoke & Certainly Celery (SU!) Gems (Papermania) 

I know that Dawn said we could use white if we wanted too but I thought I'd try my best not to use it and I succeeded - YAY! Well I hope to have another post later or tomorrow. I'm off for a little bike ride now to meet Karl on his cycle home from work! It's lovely and sunny with a breeze here in the North East of the UK - just right for a bike ride! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, 22 May 2009

Hero Arts Go Green Challenge

This weeks challenge from HA is to create a 'green' card using recycled materials. I had been looking forward to doing this challenge all week as I am always saving bits and bobs from packages and gifts, but... I really seemed to struggle for an idea! 

Well earlier I was blog hopping about and I came across this card HERE on Splitcoast Stampers and really liked it. All week I have been changing the furniture in our dining area, buying a new table and sideboard plus new ornaments and dinnerware! One of my favorite shops in the UK is Next and they have a FAB catalogue. I came across a really nice pattern on some bed linen and it was my starting point for this cards color combo.

This is what I created!

I really like the top note die people having been using from SU! but I don't own one :( as luck turns out the Cricut cartridge Accent Essentials has a similar shape. I adhered the magazine page to some thin card stock for stability and cut the shape out and then cut the shape in half.

Card Stock: Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Close to Cocoa (SU!) 
Ink: Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Black (Memories)
Stamps: Polka Dot (SU!) Heart Winged Butterfly and Hello Birdie (HA)
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Polka Dot Ribbon (PTI), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Fiskars punch, Glitter Glue, Copics.

I have a few spare pieces of the patterned paper from the magazine so I may use them on another card if I have time. Unfortunately it's back to work for me tomorrow and Sunday :( I hope the bank holiday weekend isn't too busy at work. 

Have a great weekend everyone and I will be back on Monday with a post! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Thankyou Cards

These are some cards I made yesterday morning following the inspiration I found on Dawn's blog like with the card I made at card club. I followed Dawn's instructions and made my own background paper using the largest of the damask designs stamp. I really needed some 'Thankyou' cards so I ended up using the whole sheet of background paper I had created! Must make some more and make more 'Thankyou' cards as I used them all! 

I started off using some of Dawn's card layouts but then I got on a roll and made some of my own. Can you tell that I am really loving this color combo!

The cards below are just a close up of each.


Card Stock: Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel SU! Cream
Ink: Choc Chip SU!
Stamps: Damask Designs PTI, Heart Winged Butterfly, Share Laughter HA
Accessories: Choc Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Twill Ribbon SU! and Pearl Gems Papermania

I really enjoyed making these cards, thanks for stopping by today.

Card Club

Last night I was able to attend my friend Claire's card club that she has been holding for a while now. Usually I am at college on a Wednesday but now we have broken up for the summer I had a chance to go and meet some new and lovely people that share the same passion as me - card making and crafting goodies!

I managed to make one card in between all the chatting about new goodies!! This card was inspired by Dawn McVey - Thanks Dawn. 

Card Stock: Choc Chip SU! and Cream
Ink: Choc Chip SU!
Stamps: Damask Designs PTI, Polka Dot SU!
Accessories: Choc Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, buttons both SU!
For this card I broke out my new Damask Design's set which Dawn designed. I have been waiting ages to use this set. Dawn's blog post HERE really gave me the inspiration to create this card.

I went on to make some more cards this morning, hopefully I will get to share them later when I have uploaded them to my laptop. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Inspiration Challenge No.6

Hi All, I'm finally back to blogging it's nice to be chilled since I handed in all my degree work last week for another year - yay! 

To get back into my crafting I needed some inspiration and Dawn's Color Challenge gave me a boost to do that! The  picture below shows the colors for this week.

I found the Coral Pink the hardest even though I had splashed out on some new goodies a while back which included PTI card stock sampler, so I had all the colors to hand in CS but not inks or ribbon!! Haha! Looks like I will have to order some more goodies!! 

Card Stock: PTI Aqua Mist &Berry Sorbet, White (Staples)
Ink: SU! Choc Chip
Stamps: PTI Scattered Showers
Accessories: PTI Dark Choc Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon

Anyway above is the card I created using Dawn's Scattered Showers, first time I've used the set too! I'm kinda pleased with the outcome but I enjoyed the challenge and it's got me back into the craft room!! Going to give this card to a friend at work who has just found out she's expecting :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.