Sunday, 28 October 2012

Waltzing Mouse Wedding

The cold weather has given me a push into the craft room and last night, as the roads in the village were gritted for the first time this winter, I came up with this card for the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.  I absolutely LOVE the detail of the stitches on their Nordic stamps and now I see from a sneak peek that they may be coming out with a quilt block style set - can't wait!  Don't know if you can see in the picture, the large white panel is embossed.  All stamps Waltzing Mouse.
I'm also entering my card for:
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes
Allsorts - in stitches
CAS-ual Fridays - kraft
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - stitching
Do you stack up - embossing
Papercrafting Journey - ribbon or twine

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Less is More Sketch

 I think sketches are great when I'm struggling a bit with my mojo.  This week there is a sketch to follow at Less is More Challenge.  When I checked back at the blog to add my entry I see that I have the sketch rotated and that I didn't HAVE to put the sentiment bottom right.  Oh well it works there for me lol!  First card uses Memory Box DP and dies, along with a Papermania sentiment. I drew in the string for the bauble.

Second card uses a Phindy's Place image called Big Hill.  Coloured with Copics and some icy Stickles, this is added to a dry embossed panel lifted from Chrissie's card for inspiration.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Kraft On

The CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week is to use Kraft in your creation.  I've used my Snowy Village set from Stamp Addicts, giving it white highlights with a Koh-i-nor pencil and added a Memory Box diecut.  The sentiment is also from the Snowy Village set.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Less is More - Autumn

My card for this week's Less is More Challenge uses a piece of DP far too beautiful to cut up and hide in a card.  So I've matted a strip with the bird onto another DP from the pack, added a small strip under the punched border and added a sentiment.  Very quick, very simple, don't mention all the stamped, embossed rejects that came before!  DP Memory Box Blackbird, sentiment Wow.
I'm also entering my card for:
Allsorts - autumn colours
Charisma Cardz - clean & simple

Friday, 19 October 2012

A bit of glitz

Here's a simple easel card I made using the Stamp Addicts Wildflowers set.  It's stamped with Versafine Olympia Green and it has lots of Glamour Dust sprinkled across the flowers.  Very hard to see in the photo, it's really glitzy in real life!
I'm entering my card for Charisma Cardzclean and simple and Cute Card Thursday's Got Glitter.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Copycat Christmas Cards

 Went to my local stamp shop, Stamp Attic, on Monday and bought this lovely Woodware stamp.  I would like to say that my cards are inspired by the sample in Stamp Attic but in truth they are so close to it as to be pretty much the same!  All the cards are paper pieced, variations include twine, ribbon, card candy and a 3D ornament.  I'm entering my cards for Cute Card Thursday's paper piecing challenge.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Rescued from the bin

For some reason this week's one layer LIM Challenge of Wings gave me a real mental block.  I inked up this Sheena Douglass stamp for the first time but had a lot of trouble stamping it out without either an unclear image or dirty marks around the edge of the stamp.  I have rockerblocks to avoid this problem and haven't a clue what I was doing wrong!  This attempt, watercoloured with Distress Inks, ended up in the bin last night, however I decided it wasn't as bad as I thought and I rescued it.

This is the last piece of watercolour cardstock I had so my confession is that this won't end up a one layer card:  I like it as it is, but if you turn it over there is a reject stamped image on the other side!  Oh well, just a very simple mat will turn it into a useable card...

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Hi (Ho) Silver

Sorry for the long absence, haven't felt at all creative lately.  Reading that today is World Cardmaking Day shamed me into action and here is a card I've made for this week's Less is More colour challenge - silver.  I've used my WOW silver embossing powder and stamped a Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree, adding a silver gem and white, then silver mirri mats.  The sentiment is Indygo Blue.  I'm also linking my card to the World Cardmaking Day celebrations at the WOW blog - pop over there for a chance to win some of their brilliant embossing powders.