Monthly Archives: August 2015

Papertrey Stamp-a-Faire 2015, Uniko #24, SSS Wednesday 26/8, SSS Monday 31/8

Hello!  Popping in with the second of my cards for Papertrey’s Stamp-a-Faire … this time for the  Patterns challenge … use one of the DT’s go to patterns to create a card.  It was tough to decide whose to use, they’re all so gorgeous … after a few false starts plays, I eventually settled on Heather’s fabulous layout …

PTI SAF 2015, Uniko 24, SSSW 26-8, SSSM 31-8All the elements except the DP are from Papertrey.  I stamped the blooms (Daydreamer) onto a white card panel, die cut the ‘hugs’, adhered it in place, and added the supplementary sentiment underneath.  Some DP from my stash (yay, I used DP!) was trimmed into slender slices … one attached to the back of the panel and the second attached direct to the card base … and I popped the panel up on fun foam onto the base.   No bling … seems to me those flowers need to be the stars of the show!

I’m playing along at …

Papertrey SAF – Patterns Challenge … use a DT go to pattern (see below)

Uniko – Summer … no twist again, summery flowers instead!

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes … my fourth entry

SSS Monday – Trio of Colours … mine are the stamped colours yellow, canteloupe and sprout

There’s one more SAF card to go … and that’s for the morning.  I’ve not done my usual meandering around blogland tonight … but my bed’s been calling me for a while and I can ignore it no longer … so I’ll be doing a lot of wandering to catch up tomorrow!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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Papertrey Stamp-a-Faire 2015, SSS Wednesday 26/8, Simply Create Too #93, AAA Cards #47

Hello!  As mentioned earlier, I’m back with the first of my cards for Papertrey’s Stamp-a-Faire …. this one’s for the bridal challenge … we’ve to create a wedding card using nothing but white supplies.  Here’s what I came up with …

PTI SAF 2015, SSSW 26-8, SCT 93, AAA 47I embossed a panel of white card with stripes (Darice EF), trimmed it to size and adhered it to the card base.  The sentiment, from Papertrey‘s Doodlie Do, was silver embossed (my neutral colour) on a slender strip of card, which was fixed over the join.  I cut Papertrey‘s Circle Scribbles from vellum in three sizes.  The largest one was trimmed down a little and it, plus the smallest one, were covered in Versamark and brushed with white Perfect Pearls … the middle was left plain.  The scribbles were then used as a guide for stamping the leaves (also Doodlie Do), which were embossed in white pearl.  I adhered the scribble layers to the sentiment strip, allowing the edges to float free, and finished off with some pearls on the bloom and leaves.    How about a look at the layers …

PTI SAF 2015, SSSW 26-8, SCT 93, AAA 47 DetailHere’s where my card is heading …

Papertrey SAF – Bridal Challenge … all white wedding card

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes … my third entry

Simply Create Too – It’s a Special Occasion … a wedding … yep!

AAA Cards – Spectacular Embossing … of both the heat and dry variety!

There’s more SAF to come, but that’s it for now … I’ll be back tomorrow with another little something.  Hope your weekend’s been wonderful … and that you had some time to be creative.    Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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Happy Birthday, Hannelie! Uniko #24, SSSW 26/8, Seize The Birthday 27/8, Simply Create Too #93, Winnie & Walter JITW

Hello!  Today one of my sweet friends is celebrating a birthday … so I’m here to share her card with you … Happy, Happy Birthday, Hannelie!  If you don’t already know Hannelie from Desert Diva, you really do need to pay her a visit … she’s amazingly talented, is on Design Teams galore and is just the loveliest soul!  You’ll be there a while, so take a little something to eat and drink … like breakfast, lunch and dinner!  May you be blessed with joy and laughter on your special day, mon amie … and all through the year to come!  Your card should be in your mailbox by now …

Happy Birthday Hannelie, Uniko 24, SSSW 26-8, STB 27-8, SCT 93, W&W JITWI used a hand made stencil (based on one from SSS) to create the ombré yellow background,  stamped the dandelions from Clearly Besotted over it, added the Winnie & Walter sentiment and topped it off with a scattering of sequins and gems.  Voilà … a crisp, fresh, one layer card in a Hannelie-esque colour combo!

Hannelie‘s card is also heading to …

Uniko – Summer … where the delightful Darnell is GD!  No inspiration picture twist this time.

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes … second entry

Seize The Birthday – No ‘Weather’ topping … unless we count the sunshine yellow!

Simply Create Too – It’s a Special Occasion … celebrating a birthday definitely counts as special!

Winnie & Walter – JITW … my sentiment

Yesterday I set aside some time to join in the Papertrey SAF … whilst it didn’t go quite as planned, there are some cards to share … and there may be more today … if Monsieur Mojo makes a reappearance.  Even if he doesn’t, I’ll be back later with what’s done so far … look forward to seeing you then!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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Time Out DT #38 Mid Challenge Reminder, AAA Cards #46, Happy Little Stampers – August, Simply Create Too #92, SSS Wednesday 26/8

Hello!  I’m here to share another card for our latest challenge at Time Out, which still has almost a week to run … so plenty of time to play along!  We have a Home Sweet Home theme at the moment … with a gorgeous inspiration photo (below) … here’s my second take …

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Time Outand here’s that gorgeous inspiration photo …

After discovering the fun of die cutting fun foam for last week’s card, I did it again!  This time, my blue fun foam ‘hugs’ (from Papertrey) acts as the base for the top layer of white card, which is highlighted by those tiny red floral accents (picking up the smidge of red from the life savers).  The base card was masked, I stamped an image from Papertrey‘s Ombre Builder repeatedly along it, silver embossed the sentiment underneath, and adhered the stacked word into place.

I focused on the clean look, colours and stripes in that amazing picture … you could chose any single element or a collection of them … stripes, colours, wood, twine … a nautical theme … a tall slender card … whatever you see there.  I do hope you’ll find some time to have some fun with it.  There are heaps of ideas over at the Time Out blog if you need a bit of creative juice … from our fantastic DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Anni from Annikarten  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m playing along with …

AAA Cards – Maskerade

Happy Little Stampers – Masking

Simply Create Too – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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A Blog Named Hero 20/8, Freshly Made Sketches #200, Hero Arts 17/8, Little Tangles #59, Winnie & Walter JITW

Hello again … hope your Sunday has been (or is turning out to be) simply splendid!  As mentioned earlier, I’m popping back with this evening (quickly … it’s late!) to share the second card I made yesterday …

ABNH 20-8, FMS 200, HA 17-8, Little Tangles 59, W&W JITWI sponged Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire) over a white card panel, used Jennifer McGuire‘s tip of brushing over the still damp ink with Perfect Pearls to create a faux metallic look, and then did some double partial die cutting.  First came the Winnie & Walter ‘Happy’, where I left the ‘p’ and ‘y’ attached to the panel, and second was the Hero Arts Triangle Background.  Neat & Tangled‘s Across The Card sentiment was stamped onto a slip of  spare card, clear embossed and then trimmed down to fit into the top row of triangles.  The finished panel was popped up on foam dots on the base … and I was done!

My card was inspired by these challenges …

A Blog Named Hero – As Clean And Simple As Can Be … I’m thinking it’s crisp and clean … and that there’s lots of ‘white’ (or metallic) space.  If it isn’t CAS enough though, ladies, please feel free to delete!

Freshly Made Sketches – see below for the sketch … this is my first time playing … and they’re celebrating their 200th challenge … where have I been??

Hero Arts – Makeover (give a past project a new look) … I CASEd a set of cards made during one of my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady weeks in May (see below), changing the white space for ink sponged space, adding the metallic sheen, die cutting the lower section of the card panel and making the sentiment into a banner.

Little Tangles – Happy Birthday … to celebrate Neat and Tangled’s birthday last week … congratulations on three fabulous years, Danielle!

Winnie & Walter – Join In To Win … Julie and Shay’s ongoing challenge using their wonderful goodies.

That’s it for my weekend!  Thanks so much for coming by … your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

My original card set …

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One Layer Simplicity #19, AAA Cards #46, Happy Little Stampers – August, Uniko #24, SSS Monday 17/8

Hello!  Hope you had a happy Saturday … mine included the chance to play a little, and as a result, I have a little one layer card to share with you this morning …

OLS 19, AAA 46, HLS August, Uniko 24, SSSM 17-8

I masked off a section of the base card and randomly stamped and white heat embossed the Uniko butterflies.  Distress Inks were sponged and blended over the butterflies and I washed over each one with a healthy coating of Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from Papertrey …  stamped in grey rather than black to create a softer look for those delicate butterflies.  Want to take a look at the shimmery WoS?

OLS 19, AAA 46, HLS August, Uniko 24, SSSM 17-8 DetailThese challenges provided my inspiration …

One Layer Simplicity – Strip Down

AAA Cards – Maskerade

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – Masking

Uniko – Summer (without the colour twist)

SSS Monday – Citrus with a Twist

I made another card too … will be back with that one a little later on.  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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Time Out DT #38, Happy Little Stampers CAS – August, AAA Cards #46, MFT Summer School #13

We have the most fabulous inspiration photo for you in our new Home Sweet Home challenge at Time Out … it’s a little further down … here’s my take on it …

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Here’s the gorgeous inspiration …

I masked off a white card base around the edges, used removable tape to mask some stripes and sponged Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink into the spaces (I need a stripes stencil!).  The sentiment is from Papertrey … the ‘sending’ was white embossed … the ‘hugs’ was was stacked (three layers of white card, one of red fun foam) and adhered to the stripes … and I added a scattering of SSS silver hearts (to mimic the little anchors).  Thanks to Marybeth for inspiring me to die cut fun foam … it adds great dimension … and it’s soooo touchable!!

How will these amazing glasses inspire you … stripes, circles, colours … a nautical theme … a long slender card … so many possibilities!  We’d love it if you played along with us!  There’s inspiration galore over at the Time Out blog, from our fantastic DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Anni from Annikarten  As usual, our overall winner (as chosen by the DT) will be invited to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge … it could be you!  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m playing along with …

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – Masking … my stripes

AAA Cards – Maskerade … stripes again!

MFT Summer School – Design: Hard v Soft … flowing lines of the die cut sentiment against the straight stripes … and those little hearts, which on their own have soft curves and straight lines!

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!

         

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