Popping into share a card or two
This first card I am linking up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique.
Never Before Used Schtuff with Darnell
I took my inspiration from the chocolate cupcakes and the lovely pastel colours.
Perfect for my brand new NBUS from SBB Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes and co ordinating dies. I stamped the cupcake bottoms with SU Baked Brown Sugar ink and coloured the cupcake icing with stampin up and tim holtz markers. I stamped the cute animals onto xpress blending card stock and coloured with various brands of alcohol markers and then die cut. The card front was mounted onto SU pink Pirouette Cardstock and then the little animals were popped up with foam tape.
This card is off to a party with Ms 15 tonight.
My second card
I am linking up to the current challenge at Uniko – anything goes
I recently purchased several new watercolour pencils and paints – a little indulgence from a recent shopping trip to Geelong art supply shops and online. This little guy from Annabelle Stamps is fun to colour and he hasn’t had much love lately. So I paired him up with a NBUS Uniko Strike a Pose stamp set stamped in SU Night of Navy ink onto watercolour paper. I stamped lil monster in stazon brown ink after masking off the sides and coloured with Intense pencils and Royal Langnickel watercolour pencils. I mounted this onto some real red cardstock. He needed a little sentiment so I used some scrap bits of yellow cardstock and stamped with SU Banner Blast in SU Night of Navy ink and punched with the co ordinating punch.
School holidays now and I have lots planned to do.
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Edit: I am also linking up to the 30day colouring challenge at the Daily Marker here
Today I am sharing 2 birthday cards.
I am linking up to
My NBUS is Mama Elephant Water blooms stamp set
Inspired by Stamping Monthly Challenge
sentiment stamp (and ribbon)
The recipient of this card, Ms S, is the daughter of an old friend (we have been friends since we started high school a few years ago!). Ms S loves Paris and is studying French by attending weekend classes (Dad is a French influence). This has lead to a very French gift with Eiffel tower jewellery holder, stationery and some new jewellery. So the card had to follow the theme.
I began by searching the web for pictures (I don’t have an Eiffel tower stamp although I’m sure they are out there) and printed one I liked from here. I then used my NBUS Mama Elephant Water Bloom stamp set and SU Rose Red ink triple stamped along with SU Certainly Celery. When the stamping was done I trimmed and mounted onto SU Rose Red CS. I added Inspired by Stamping ribbon and the sentiment from Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 3 also stamped with SU Rose Red. I punched the sentiment using 2″ and 2 1/4″ circle punches. The finished size of this card is 15cm x 21cm.
The second card I am sharing is for Mr M who is 17 today – Ms S and Mr M share a birthday Mr M is 2 years older.
Mr M is a Whovain so a Dr Who inspired card is a must.
I started by printing 2 of these. I layered these to create my 3D tardis for the front of my card. I was inspired by Tina’s card here. I adhered this to a piece of SU crumb cake cardstock and then I sponged the edges with crumb cake ink. I die cut “17” into the Kaisercraft licorice card front with Papersmooches Numbers die and inlaid the “17” using SU Crumb Cake cardstock. The banners are stamped in crumb cake using SU banner blast and the co ordinating punch. The middle banner is also stamped with a sentiment from PTI Tiny Tags in black ink. The Tardis was then added to the card front with foam tabs.
As Mr M is having friends over for pizza and cake after the movies tonight I have printed these to add to cupcakes. (Still have to make the cupcakes)
Thank you to those who made their digi images available for me to use.
Thanks for stopping – a long post today.
I am using the sketch from Inspired by Stamping to create my card
Here is my card
I used Fawn coloured paper I picked up from a craft show and layered with Vintage floral designer paper from IBS. I stamped images from IBS Fancy circles in SU Pink Pirouette and Baked Brown Sugar and punched using 2″ and 2.25″ circle punches. I stamped a greeting from IBS Creative tags and punched into a tag using SU banner punch. I finished with some IBS pink ribbon.
I am also linking to the IBS monthly challenge and Pinterest challenge.
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Hope your week is going well.
There is a Pajama Party on at Waltzing Mouse Stamps
I took this sketch and flipped it so the circles are on the right side of the image
I am also linking to the challenge at Muse
Muse Challenge #89
This is an attempt for me to use some of the patterned paper I have collected.
Thank you Therese for the inspiration.
Before I started I consulted Ms 9 on which image she liked best and colours to use.
She chose the elephant from WMS Half Pint Heroines which I stamped onto blending cs with memento tuxedo black and coloured with alcohol markers. I chose some patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Mini deck Baby Jane to create the card front and banners. I added SU Pool Party ribbon. The sentiment chosen by Ms 9 is from the same set again stamped with memento tuxedo black and popped up with foam tabs. I used a 1 1/4″ circle punch and layered into on Artisan label punch. The banners are a mix of free hand cut and the SU Banner punch. After playing with buttons and paper flowers I settled on hearts punched from the patterned paper with SU itty Bitty Accents heart punch and finished with some glossy accents.
Today I’ve booked tickets to the girl’s dance concert in November then I joined a relatively new group of friends at the local library for 2 hours of crafty time. These ladies are so inspiring. I am in awe of one lady who is 95 hand stitches beautifully, doesn’t wear glasses and is more mobile than some half her age. I wish she would share her secret 🙂 We come together in the middle of the library for 2 hours (or whatever we can spare) and do a crafty project with a cuppa and a chat. Some are making hand stitched quilts, one lady makes envelopes freehand, some crochet and some knit. Today I started a doll from Knitted Babes – Claire Garland. Here is a link to the ravelry page
Some have been creating for a long time others are new and come to learn. Miss 9 had so much fun coming with me in the recent school holidays I have to take her crafty projects for show and tell so the group can see what she has been creating.
Until next time
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It has been a while since I created anything, unless you count the painting of the front picket fence! The occasions for cards since Christmas has been few and those we have had we have used a card from my stash with the exception of this card. I have used a free stamp set coloured with markers and crayons. I added some glitter with Kindy Glitz and wink of stella. I also added the embellishments of a pre purchased flower, rhinestones and I used a banner punch to punch out the little banners from Glitter paper and Kaisercraft papers. This was for a friend who recently celebrated her x1st birthday.
We meet at “New Mother’s Group” – a group set up by our Maternal Health Nurse when we had our first bubs – 18 years ago. There are 5 Mums who have stayed in friendship since then. Four of us had our second bubs together too, the 5th a year later. It is great as we can bounce things from each other as we are going through the same experiences – even now when our eldest have reached the milestone 18, completed their VCE and are enrolling in University.
Other recent events
Since Christmas we have taken a trip to Yarrawonga with extended family. Mr M celebrated his 16th birthday, we went as a family to see the latest Hobbit movie to celebrate. Miss E has received her VCE results, been offered a place at Deakin University and enrolled.
Over the break I have read several books The Rosie Project (a book club read – which we all liked), Cross Stitch (or Outlander for those outside Aus), Life after Life and I have almost finished Dragonfly in Amber (second in the Outlander series – 6 more to go!).
This last week has seen a return to our routine with Miss A starting Year 4, Mr M Year 11 and Miss S will start Year 9 tomorrow. Miss E doesn’t start until March. The swimming, dancing and basketball all start to return. Of course hubby and I have returned to work. I have been fortunate enough to obtain a second part time position at a local pre-school. I am hoping I will still have time to create, perhaps fewer creations (and posts) in the short term as things all settle.
Another pic of the card
I am linking up to
use embellishments – 2 or more
Stay cool if you are in my part of the world. Another hot week predicted.