Monday, January 26, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers & more... Challenge #131

Hi and welcome to another challenge for Crafty Cardmakers & more...
Challenge 131 was to combine two or more images.  I have added the hearts to my bicycle basket and also the balloons on the back.  This is such a cute set!  I have coloured it in with Copics.  I am also loving the new Kaisercraft range XO such gorgeous colours. 

Here is what I have used:
Cardstock: SU Whisper White
Paper: Kaisercraft XO
Stamps: SU Pedal Presents
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: SU Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Kaisercraft XO Collectables, Metal Key
Copics: C3, C5, C7, G21, G24, G28, R20, R22, R14
I hope you have enjoyed the challenge this fortnight and I know the results will be amazing! 
Thanks for popping by,
Bec xx

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Summer Lovin

Hi there hope you have enjoyed a fabulous weekend.  So it is Summer here down under and I wanted to embrace the sun today.  I have played along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #252 for this one. 

Here is what I have used:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Pool Party
Paper: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Sienna Spirit, Saffron Study, Indigo Inspiration
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Loads of Love, Summer Splash, So Happy for You
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Tools:1 3/8"Circle Punch
Embellishments: Amy Tangerine Remarks Doodle
Thanks for dropping by and enjoying the sunshine!
Bec xx

Monday, January 12, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge #130

Well today I have some very exciting news.  I have been asked to join the Design Team for the Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge site.  I am so very excited and hope you can play along with us.  This was for challenge #130 which is "Something Old and Something New".  Here is my creation for a special little boys first birthday.   I drew my inspiration from this card here.

So my something old was pretty much everything on the card!  Although I have had this stamp set for quite some time I have never used it before so I think that can count as new.  Also the star that I have watermarked stamped that you can just faintly see on the blue strip is one I have never used either. I coloured this little bloke in with Copics.
Here is what I have used:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue and So Saffron
Paper: Simple Stories "Fresh Air"
Stamps: Technique Tuesday "Twinkle On" and Stampin' Up! "Under the Big Top"
Tools: Lattice Punch, Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die, Stampin' Up! Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits
Copics: C1, C3, C5
R27, B91, B93, Y02
Thanks for popping in and I look forward to seeing all your creations for this challenge.
Bec xx

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Oscar!

Hi There!
So on Tuesday it was our son's birthday.  Oscar turned 8 - can't believe where that time has gone!  Now if you have a gamer in the house chances are you know all about Minecraft.  He is obsessed and this year is having a Minecraft party so of course I had to make a Minecraft card.  With a bit of research this is apparently a creeper.  It is a very basic design but he was very chuffed with it. 

Here is what I have used:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic Black and Garden Green
Stamps: Stampin' Up! "So Happy For You"
Tools: Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Square Punch
Like I said a very basic design that was quick and easy.  I can see myself making more of these as his mates birthdays roll around. 
It is going to be a very wet dreary weekend here in Melbourne (nice after the heat) so expect to see some more creations coming your way.
Thanks for dropping by
Bec xx

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Deconstructed Sketch #182

Well it is a scorcher here down under today.  Multiple bushfires burning across two states makes for worrying times.  I'm hoping my family and friends back in Adelaide are safe. 
So it is way too hot to do anything outdoors today so here is another card.  Again with the male cards - this one for my brother.  I still have the same papers on my desk and decided to go with them again.  This is for challenge 182 over on Deconstructed Sketch.

Here is what I have used:
Paper: Adorn It "Rough and Tough"
Card: Bazzill
Stamp: Stampin' Up! "So Happy For You"
Embellishments: Studio Calico Wood Banner
Ink: Staz-On Black
Tools: Circle Punches
Still working on getting the lighting right for taking photos and really don't like this blue background but will get there eventually!
Thanks for stopping by and stay cool!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Well can you believe here we are in 2015!  I have a load of birthdays in January so lets get started.  This is for a teenage boy (which I find really difficult to make cards for) and I wanted to just keep it plain and simple.  I have played along with this weeks sketch at Mojo Monday and flipped it on its side.  This sketch called for a long and narrow card so the measurements are 3.5" x 6". 

Here is what I have used:

Paper: Adorn It "Rough and Tough"
Cardstock: Left over Bazzill
Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Bring on the Cake"
Embellishment : Random wood veneer from my stash
I hope to be back tomorrow with another creation for you - I have three days straight of boy birthdays!  In the mean time if you are in Australia keep cool!
Thanks for popping by,