Wednesday, 13 May 2015

And yet another entry!

I really liked the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this sketch this week. So much so that I made 2 cards using it! I've also combined it with the 'Birds' challenge at Addicted to CAS again ...

I saw on another blog how someone had cut out one of the peacock feathers on the Craftwork Cards tagpaper & snipped it lots of times to make it more dimensional. I've tried it here & think it gives a lovely effect. I've also used Wink of stella again to add a bit of sparkle to the feathers.

Challenges ...

CB 'Tag along' stamps & dies
Craftwork Cards 'Vogue' papers
SU Early espresso ink pad
Wink of stella

Thank you for stopping by. Take care.

Tam x

A trio of challenges

Good evening! I've seen quite a few cards on blogs & Pinterest using embossing paste & decided I really needed to try this, a new technique for me. So I've managed to use this technique whilst combining 3 challenges!

 CAS(E) this sketch challenge ...

  Just us girls would like to see embossing ...

And Addicted to CAS are asking for creations using the code word 'Birds' ...

Here's the card I came up with ...

CBS 'Tag along' stamps & dies
SU bird punch & 'Punch potpourri' stamp set
MFT 'Petal circles' stencil
White embossing paste
Versacolor 'Heliotrope' ink pad 
Dovecraft 'Back to basics IV' paper

Thank you for stopping by. Take care.

Tam x 

Monday, 11 May 2015

One layer challenge

Hello, I linked up my Good Luck card from last week to the Less is More challenge as it fitted with the opposite colour on the colour wheel theme. However it was probably a little busy to be classed as clean & simple. So I decided to rise to their challenge this week which is to only use one layer with the theme of water. I also used the colours in the Pals Paper Arts colour scheme this week. Here's what I came up with ...

You may not be able to see from the photo, but I used glossy accents on the raindrops & wink of Stella on the umbrella to give it a bit of sparkle. Unfortunately the wink of Stella came out a bit quick! Lesson learnt!


Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'April Showers'
Inks - Stampin' Up: Daffodil delight, Crumb cake, Coastal cabana
Die - Lil Inker Designs 'Stitched Rectangles'
Other - Wink of Stella, Glossy accents

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.

Tam x

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Exam time!

This week was the start of GCSE exams for year 11s here in the UK & that includes my daughter. She's been like a revision machine the past couple of months & I couldn't be more proud of her for the effort she's putting in. And yes of course, I had to make her a good luck card :)

The hand moves so once one exam is done, we can spin it round to the next subject ...

I hope this card isn't too 'busy' to class as clean & simple so I'm going to link it up to the Less is More challenge this week which is to use colours on the opposite side of the colour wheel.

Also, this week's challenge over at Cute card Thursday is to use a brad.

Clearly Besotted stamps ... Many Messages (good luck sentiment), Basic Alphabet (A/B/C, I & X for maths symbols), Scientifically Speaking (atom structure), Bookworm (books heart), Text Me (music notes), Time to celebrate (clock hand)
Other stamps, unknown supplier ... globe, cake, sun
Stampin' Up ... Alphabet embossing folder
Brad - from stash

Thank you for popping by & also for your lovely comments.
Take care.

Tam x

Friday, 1 May 2015

Patter of tiny feet ...

Over at Less is More the challenge is to use a tag on your card. A very old friend of mine recently had her 6th baby - yes, you read that right, 6th!!! I personally think she deserves a medal! They haven't decided on a name yet so I haven't personalised their new baby card as I usually do. Here's the finished card ...

I also used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch which incorporates a tag ...

MFT Die-namics 'Tag you're it' die
Clearly Besotted 'Tag along' stamps & dies
Clearly Besotted 'All occasion sentiments' stamps
Doodlebug 'Sugar & spice' paper pad
Divine twine
Stampin' Up pretty in pink ink & card
White card base made from Craftwork Cards white cardstock

Thank you very much for popping over to my blog, I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Tam x