Friday, 30 September 2011

Falling in Love Again!


Well, Summer seems to have arrived a little late here in the UK! So I decided to take a lil break from this HOT weather inside my studio for a bit.

I decided it was about time I fell in LOVE with my SU! supplies again! I seem to have neglected them quite a bit & have loads of new stuff unused & un-inked!

So for this card I chose the Just Believe set.

As it's SO hot & sunny I chose to use the Retired Summer Sun Ink paired with Chocolate Chip. The Doily Die is from PTI though! I couldn't resist not using any PTI supplies! LOL! Plus I haven't shown those dies much love either since I got them! 

A close up of the detail. I enjoyed using this set & love this colour combination. I definitely  don't use enough yellow often enough! 

Anyway, since my last post I got chosen to be one of the top 3 Passionista over on A Passion for Papertrey! Thanks Girls!

Also we have been busy building my NEW studio :) it is coming along nicely. All the BIG building materials arrived this week along with all the electrical stuff. The floor is almost complete which will be completed tomorrow! The electrician is coming on Sunday so that'll mean we can move on to putting the plasterboards up next week! 

Exciting stuff! Along with studio building I have been busy designing some exciting things! A new BLOG post on my website HERE will be added in the next day or so!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Challenge Complete!


I am pleased to say that my 16 card challenge is complete :) I even plan on making a few extra! Some of the cards I have made are Christmas cards to send out this year, some are for submission calls & some are for a gift set. 

It's certainly got my mojo flowing which is good & it has also made me utilise a few of this stamps that often get neglected! 

Anyway, on to my card for today! I have one more card for the APPT Challenge HERE.

This card of Nichole's inspired me to get a start on my Christmas cards for this year. Though I think the set she has used on this card has a lot of potential it will probably not be in my shopping cart today as there is SO much more from the current release I would like!

The colour combination is one that I wouldn't normally use for a Christmas card, but it looks nice & contemporary. I used Tree Trimming Trio for the sentiment & Holiday Tags 2010. My card hasn't quite got the distressed feel like Nichole's but I like how it turned out.

You can just about see the Prisma Glitter I added to the Snowflakes on this photo. It's certainly added some Christmas Magic to the card!

I'm off to make a couple more cards before I make my shopping decisions before dinner this afternoon at the MIL.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Bold Colour Combo

Happy Friday!

I'm getting back into the swing of things over here at my blog & at the crafting table! 

You see I received some new PTI goodies in the post the other day & I have set myself a little challenge. I have this problem with buying way too much stash! Some of you may know this yourselves! LOL! 

Anyway, before I buy any more PTI goodies that have just been released I have to make 1 card for every $5 I spend or if it's from the UK 1 card for every £5!

So, my current target is 16 & I am 5 down! 

Onto the card! This is another A Passion for Papertrey inspired by card. This time I was inspired by the talented Lisa Johnson.

The bold colour combination is what caught my eye. Then it was the use of the PTI Modern Basics set. This is a new set I have just purchased. I wasn't too sure on it at first but I have seen so many wonderful creation using it I just had to get it!

Anyway, below is my card inspired by Lisa's above.

I love how quick this was to create :) Below is a close up of the Little Bitty Bird inside the frame! 

Apart from having 11 more cards to make in my challenge, I had better get some work done too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

More Inspiration

Hello All!

Happy Thursday! It's nearly the weekend - whoop! This week has flown by though.

I am back today to share another card for the A Passion for Papertrey current challenge. This time I was inspired by the one & only Nichole Heady. I have to say I wish I had her mojo sometimes! Hopefully the arrival of some NEW goodies & a shopping spree for some just released PTI Christmas goodies will get it going! Lol!

Anyway, I was inspired by this card that Nichole showed this week as a sneak peek. I loved the colour combination & layout.

I broke out my Four of A Kind stamp set from last years CHA. I stamped the leaves & stem with SU! Kiwi Kiss & the flowers with Versa Magic Aquatic Splash. I added Hero Arts Prisma Glitter to the flowers using a 2 way glue pen.

The sentiment is from Communique Curves, I wish I had stamped it a little lower as it is not quite perfect! I like the overall design though & will have a go at some alternative colour combinations.

I have caught up on a few tasks today, so I might just squeeze in card before I cycle to meet my funny on his way home from work as the sun is out & I don't think it'll be tomorrow! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A Passion For Papertrey


I've been feeling a little mojoless at the moment, it could be that Summer never really arrived here in the North East & that Autumn seems to be upon us! 

I have had a relaxing week & a half spending time with my hunny for days out & relaxing while he has 2 weeks off work. As I now work from home I have done the odd thing here & there related to work but have tried not to to give myself a break.

Anyway, A Passion For Papertrey have a NEW challenge up. This time it's Papertrey Ink Design Team inspiration.

My card was inspired by one of Dawn McVey's. Finding Dawn's blog was one of the first ways I got to know about PTI & fall in LOVE with their stamps & products!

I love the simplicity of Dawn's card & also the colour & mix & match of products used.

I don't own the Love Lives Here set, but it is slowly making its way onto my wish list!

So, for my card I used the PTI Doily Die, Butterfly Dreams die & a Martha Stewart Punch. The hearts on the Martha Stewart butterflies is from Little Bitty Bird. The sentiment is from Commnique Curves $5 Set. The DP is PTI Bitty Dot Basics 2008.

In the photo above you can see that I go my sewing machine out! This rarely happens for a one off card as it doesn't have a permanent place in my current studio. This will change once my NEW studio is up & running! More on that later! 

Anyway, I might just squeeze in another card before we head to the movies tonight for a little Fright Night 3D! 

Catch Ya Laters!