Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bold Blossom Thank You Card

Happy Saturday!
I hope that you're enjoying the weekend. The day started quite grey and rainy here, but I think I see the sun trying to peak out through the clouds. Today's post is a card I made for the Friday Mashup Challenge 12 Sketch Using the Colors Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard and Very Vanilla. I knew right away that I wanted to use my new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and the coordinating Bold Blossom stamp set, but I had to think about what DSP to use. I looked through my large selection (I'm a hoarder of DSP) and found Autumn Traditions from last year's catalogue. For the top layer I decided to stamp various butterflies using the colours and the butterfly from the Bold Blossoms stamp set. To soften it up, I sponged the edges.

Here's my card:

Here are the details:

CS: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
DSP: Autumn Traditions (retired)
Stamp Set: Bold Blossom
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
Embellishments: pearl from Pretties Kit (retired)
Tools: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Enjoy the weekend,

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Well the sun is shining and I'm inside packing up my house into boxes... I've decided to post a card while I still have my supplies out. Come Tuesday, they will all be packed away until my move in early July.

This card uses the CASE Study Challenge #44 as the inspiration. You can check out their website here...

Here is my card.

CS: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
DSP: Razzleberry Lemonade, Playdate
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Stamp Set: Swirls and Curls Verses
Tools: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Build-a-Blossom Punch

Hope you are having an awesome weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Baptism Card & PPA98 Sketch Challenge

Happy Weekend everyone!

Today's post is a baptism card for a young cousin in the family. As soon as I received the invitation a couple of months agao I knew the colours that I would use on the card. The colours on the card are so similar to Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White. The invitation has black on the border, but I decided to use Early Espresso instead. Here's a corner of the invitation. For the sketch design of the card I went to Pals Paper Arts.

Ppa sketch

Here's my card:

The details are:

CS: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
DSP: Brights Patterns
Embellishments: Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Itty Bitty Buttons
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack

Enjoy the weekend,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Another Masculin Birthday Card

Hi everyone!
It's hump day and I hope that you're having a great week so far. I didn't think I would be doing another card this week, but then I remembered that I had to make a birthday card for my friend's son for next week. I started with Colour Q's challenge 89 and then I went to Stamping 411 for Saturday Sketch Challenge 207.

Here's what I came up with:

Here are the details:

CS: Bordering Blue
DSP: Sweet Pea (retired)
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Stampin' Write Marker (Bravo Burgundy), StazOn
Embellishments: Brad
Tools: Crimper

Enjoy the rest of the week,

Monday, June 13, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

Hi there,
Well, it's Monday and it's back to work. At least I only have a few weeks left before summer vacation. Today's post is a masculine birthday card for my brother-in-law who celebrates his birthday tomorrow. For this card I'm using The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 221.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

The details are:

CS: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
DSP: Elegant Soirée
Ink: Soft Suede
Tools: 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Black and White with Pink Shower Card

Hi there,

I hope that you're enjoying the weekend. I'm busy writing report cards, but I'm taking a much needed card creating break. This card is for a bridal shower card that I'm attending tomorrow and I am participating in a couple of challenges. I'm using the Inkspirations Challenges sketch challenge #73 and Paper Cutz Challenge #95 colour challenge of black and white with pink only. I have been wanting to use the retired Night and Day DSP that I bought on the clearance rack a while ago and this challenge gives me the perfect opportunity to use it. I am also excited to use my new Doily Triple Layer Punch and Flower Fest stamp set that I recently ordered.

And here's my card:

The details are:

CS: Whisper White
DSP: Night and Day
Stamp Set: Flower Fest, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Basic Black
Tools: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch

Enjoy the weekend,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Baby Shower card

Hi there,

I hope that wherever you are you are cool. Here in London it's super hot with the humidity through the roof. I made this card for a baby shower. I didn't know if it will be a boy or a girl so I made a neutral card.

Here's the card:

Here are the details:

CS: Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive
DSP: Cutie Pie (retired)
Stamp Set: Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Old Olive
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Tag Punch

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 4, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #42

This week I created a scrapbook layout (ready for a photo... or two) and took inspiration from the CASE Study Challenge

Here is what I came up with.

And here are the details...
CS: Marina Mist
DSP: Blueberry Crisp, Brights Patterns DSP
Ink: Pacific Point
Stamp Sets: Bliss, Slice of Life
Tools: Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch

Hope that you are enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Razzle Dazzle

Hi there! I hope that everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. Yesterday was very hot and humid,
but today is much more pleasant. This card is like today's weather - bright and cheerful. I am entering this card in three challenges. I am using the Mojo Monday 193 sketch and Colour Q's colour challenge. The third challenge is Hand Stamped Sentiments' technique challenge #69 to incorporate paper piecing into the design of the card. As soon as I saw the colour combination I thought immediately of the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. I was so happy to be able to use this DSP again.

Here's my card:

Here are the details:
CS: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP: Razzleberry Lemonade
Stamp Set: Cottage Garden
Ink: Soft Suede
Embellishments: Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grograin Ribbon, Designer Button (Pumpkin Pie)
Tools: Paper Snips
Thanks for stopping by,