Monday, November 16, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More #152

Hi everyone!  This fortnight Josephine has challenged us to make a Winter Birthday Card.  As we are headed straight into Summer here down under it made a cooling change to play with Winter colours and themes.  I must admit living in Australia I don't have a lot of Winter themed stamps and I find a lot of the ones I do have are very Christmas orientated - which makes me laugh as rather than snow, warm fires and snowflakes we have BBQs, sunshine and backyard cricket.  I did however find this little snowman stamp that I thought I could use as a birthday wish instead.

Here is what I have used:

Stamps/Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Crate Paper Winter Fun
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Window Dressing, Penny Black Make A Wish
Ink: Memento Black and Copics to colour
Tools: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches, Circle Die 
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Ribbon
Challenges: Mojo Monday #423 Sketch Challenge

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to check out all the gorgeous creations here.

Happy Crafting


Monday, November 2, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More #151

Hi there!  This fortnight Julie is hosting and would like to see your thank you creations.  I am finding my style is really changing to clean and simple these days as I find myself picking bold bright colours and one or two embellishments without any fluff.  Don't get me wrong I love fluff and my craft room is full of it but I just find myself gravitating towards a simpler style (may have something to do with a busy lifestyle lol).  Anyway here is my creation.

Here is what I have used:

Paper/Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Kaisercraft Shine Bright
Tools: Sizzix (SU) Hello You Thinlits, SU Embossing Folder (not sure of its name but it is an old one I have had for years)
Embellishments: Ampersand Chipboard shape from stash

I have been looking at carpet samples, couches and cushions in charcoals, black, grays and yellow so I think this is why I picked up this paper pad!  Yellow is my go to colour this week.

Thanks for popping by make sure you check out all the wonderful creations here.