Tuesday 10 April 2012

A Blog Named Hero ...


I thought I'd have found a bit more time at the weekend to get inky & make some cards to share for the blog here but I've been busy with preparations over HERE for the next release!

Anyway, I did find time to squeeze in a little Hero Arts stamped card for the current challenge over on the NEW blog A BLOG NAMED HERO. If you have followed my blog here for long you will know that I {LOVE} Hero Arts stamps!

I may not have been using them for a while & some NEW ones are in my stash un-inked I am sad to say but I HAD to join in on the challenge and show my HA stamps some LOVE!

The challenge was to use your favourite HA stamp now thats a tough one for me as I have SO many & love all of them! LOL! This is what I came up with ...

I have to say that this butterfly is one of my all time favourites and it has been used SO many times! The reason I love it so much is the hearts on it are lovely to colour and its such a bold butterfly! With added sparkle like I've done on this card really makes it 'pop' from the card. 

Here is a close up ...

I absolutely LOVE Hero Arts Prisma Glitter and use it on almost everything! The sentiment is from a set that has seen a lot of ink in the past too. The border stamp was one that had not seen ink but I love it & don't know why it hasn't! LOL!

Theres a few more hours to join in on the fun HERE so if you have time check it out! I hope to be back soon with more cards to share!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Birthday Celebrations!

Hello There!

Well, it's a soggy Tuesday here in the North East of the UK, but I'm back today with another Spring coloured project to share.

Now I have created this project as it's 'A DAY TO CELEBRATE' it's The Paperlane's 2nd Birthday! The Paperlane is my local craft shop & I have spent many hours in there adding to my stash! LOL!

So, to celebrate the stores 2nd Birthday there is a Birthday Celebration Challenge over on The Paperlane blog HERE. The challenge is to either incorporate 2 sentiments onto your project or a cake with 2 candles. There is a FAB prize up for grabs a £15 gift certificate to spend! As I am part of the DT it's a shame I can't enter as I'd have that spent in no TIME!! 

There are a few ways you can join in the challenge, first by popping over and linking up on the blog, email your entry to Caz at The Paperlane or pop in store with your creation! 

I thought that the Time set from Uniko Studio was rather fitting for the Birthday Celebration! Below is a close up of the card I made ...

As you can see I used the 2 sentiment rule of the challenge on my card. I used some lovely Spring colours suitable for a Spring Birthday! Pool Party & Calypso Coral! I Simply stamped the clock face alternating the colours & then repeated the process on another piece of CS and fussy cut out the inner part of the floral element! Then adhered them to the card using foam pads for a bit of dimension. A few rhinestones & I was done! 

I couldn't stop there though I had to go on and make a matching Tag & Gift Box! 

For the box I used a Sizzix XL die to cut it out & stamped the graphic flowers randomly in the 2 colours before adhering together. The focal point for both the Tag & Box are created by using the largest graphic flower from the TIME set and one of the clock faces from the set. I fussy cut the centre flower just as I did for the card. The 2 scrolls are a Memory Box die 'Scrollwork' and add the perfect frilly touch! Some bling added here & there finishes off for good measure! 

Why not pop on over to The Paperlane Blog HERE and see what the other DT members have created for the challenge and join in on the fun! 

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with another project to share! 


Monday 19 March 2012

There's still TIME!

Have you got the Monday morning post weekend blues?! Well if so then I'm here to cheer you up a little and remind you about the coming weekend!!

There is still TIME to sign up for the workshop on Saturday 24th March with me Bev from Uniko Studio to create some FAB CAS (clean & simple) cards using the Time & Extra Time stamp sets!! 

Below are some examples of the type of cards we will be making ...

This workshop is the perfect opportunity to have a 'play' with the stamps and make some cards for all the men in your life!! Hope to see you there! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 18 March 2012

Cute Bella

Happy Mothers Day!

Sadly my Mum died back in 2008 and I find Mothers Day along with many dates throughout the year hard as I miss her SO much. Anyway, even though she is no longer here physically I thought I'd make her a card she would have loved to of received on Mothers Day.

A while back I bought this cute Wild Rose Studio Bella stamp from The Paperlane & hadn't found time to ink & colour her in! So I found some time yesterday to make this card ...

Looks like I NEED a lot more practice with my Copic markers!! I kept the card really CAS as to not take the focus off the lovely image. 

Well, I'd best be getting ready as I am off out to take Karl's Mam out for lunch!! Hope you all have a lovely day & if you likey Bella why not pop down to The Paperlane to buy one! LOL! Caz has lots of other cute Bella stamps along with papers & other crafty goodies!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday 17 March 2012

a POP of colour

It's been a while since I found some 'Time' to post over here on this blog! I have been busy with things over HERE

Anyway, I found some inky time today to sit & play with some new goodies that have been waiting to inked up. With it being Mothers Day here in the UK tomorrow I thought I had better start by making a Mothers Day card for Karl's Mam. 

I decided to play along with the current challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey Ink which is to create a project with a 'pop' of colour amongst white & black. I knew exactly what I wanted to create so here it is!

I broke out my newly acquired PTI Anniversary set! That lil peony stamp is beautiful :) I used PTI Raspberry Fizz for the stamped solid flower, ribbon tab & button. I just love that colour 'popped' with black & white!

Well, I will actually be back tomorrow with another card to share that I have made today but it deserves it's own post! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday 26 February 2012

A UNIQUE Giveaway!

I thought I'd stop by and tell you about a FAB giveaway going on over HERE! Seen the NEW stamps on the UK block? Fancy winning a set of your choice? Then pop on over to the Uniko Studio Blog & follow the directions and be in the chance of winning some goodies!

I hope to be back next week with some creative shares once I have got rid of this bug my funny not so kindly shared with me!

Bye for Now!

Monday 13 February 2012

Butterfly Stripes

I took a little 'me' time this evening to create a card for a couple of challenges that are going on! I have been so busy with THIS that I haven't had much time to 'play'!

So I took an hour out after tea and made this card ...

The current challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey is to incorporate stripes into your project. Stripes are still on trend and so I thought about how I could incorporate them into a card along with a butterfly. It had to be a butterfly because the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Celebration is still going on and todays challenge is to incorporate a butterfly into your project! 

So to save me some time I decided to incorporate both challenges into one card! I used PTI's Faux Ribbon stamp set to create the stripes using Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz & Aqua Mist Ink. The Sentiment from Faux Ribbon is stamped using Stampin' Up! Basic Grey. 

I then cut the Butterfly Dreams butterfly from Basic Grey CS and stamped one of the butterflies from Butterfly Dreams stamp set in Fresh Snow Ink. A little bit of bling added to the butterfly which is mounted on foam pads and I was done! 

I'm really pleased how this turned out! 

Be sure to check out both the challenges and also THIS BLOG for all the info on what I've been up to! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!