Tuesday 29 April 2014

ATSM #93 - Holidays

Hello everyone, it's time to start a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and our theme this week is Holidays - create a project featuring a holiday of your choice which could be Easter, Christmas, New Year, any national holiday, a favourite holiday destination etc.

Our generous sponsor is A Random Fan.

My DT card was inspired by the sketch at House of Cards - April Challenge #2 CAS and/or Classic/Elegant + Sketch and the photo inspiration at Festive Friday - #30. I inked the wreath, flowers and berries stamps with SU! markers, added glitter glue to the flowers and berries and stamped and diecut the bow. Sentiment is handwritten.

Would also like to link up to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - April Stash Challenge.

Many thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!  Please do pop over to the ATSM challenge blog and check out the fabulous variety of projects by the other DT ladies and we look forward to seeing your Holiday creations!

Have a great rest of the week! Take care xx

Woodland Wreaths stamps and dies - WPlus9
Soft Suede and Real Red marker pens - Stampin' Up!
Glitter glue

Tuesday 22 April 2014

ATSM #92 - Make Your Mark

Hi everybody, I hope you're all well and had a lovely Easter! I had a really  fabulous day yesterday meeting up and lunching with KylieMarina, Monika, Sandie, Sylvia and Val! We had a great time and it was so nice to meet all these lovely ladies.

It's time for the start of a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week's theme is Make Your Mark - create something using pens, markers, pencils, crayons, chalks or pastels.

Our generous sponsor is A Random Fan.

For my DT card, I've stamped in black Archival, coloured in with watercolour pencils and blended with a brush and water.

Don't forget to check out the beautiful inspiration from the other DT ladies at the ATSM blog and we look forward to seeing your creations and visiting your blogs.

Would like to link up to a few challenges:
The Card Concept #8 - Use An Umbrella (Clean and Simple)
Time Out Challenge #3 - Happy Birthday (with the optional twist of a Masculine birthday)

Thanks for visiting, take care. xxx

Stamps - Sweet N Sassy
Aquarelle watercolour pencils

Thursday 17 April 2014

FFC29, MM104 and 52CCT

Hi everyone, just a quick post to show you a Christmas card I've made. The wreath was coloured with Smoky Slate, the background sponged with Crumb Cake and the candle flames with River Rock. Inspiration provided by Festive Friday #29 and would also like to link this to Merry Monday #104 - Use Slate/Kraft and 52CCT - April colour challenge. 

Thanks for looking. Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend!

Merry and Bright dies and sentiment stamp and Spring Wreath die - WPlus9
Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, River Rock and Basic Grey markers - Stampin' Up!
Circle die - Die-Namics
Stencil - Memory Box

Tuesday 15 April 2014

ATSM #91 - Anything Goes

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a good week so far!

The theme this week at Addicted to Stamps and More is Anything Goes and our fabulous sponsor for the challenge is A Random Fan.

For my DT card, I've used a stencil on the background piece by inking with two colours of distress ink, place the stencil over the top and finely mist with water, lift the stencil and roll a roll of kitchen towel gently over the image. Finally, dry with heat tool. The flower and leaves were stamped with black Archival and coloured with DIs and aqua brush. The diecut "happy" is purple but looks almost black in the photo.

Don't forget to check out the fabulous DT inspiration over at the ATSM blog and we look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

Will be linking my card to a few challenges:

Keep It Simple - #37 Stencil
Time Out - #3 Happy Birthday (with the optional twist of a masculine birthday card)
Virginia's View - Use a stencil

Thanks for stopping by today x

Flower and "Birthday" stamps - PTI
Stencil - Memory Box
"Happy" die - Simon Says Stamp
Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint distress inks - Tim Holtz
Black Archival ink

Friday 11 April 2014

CMCC#14, LIM#166 and STS#17

Hello everyone, hope you've had a good week! Wanted to show a little fun Easter card for a few challenges.

Colour Me - #14
Less Is More - #166 Touch of Turquoise
Seize the Sketch - #17

Take care, thanks for looking today!

Stamps by Waltzingmouse - Lil Buddies and Spring Baskets
Mustard Seed and Broken China DI's - Tim Holtz

Tuesday 8 April 2014

ATSM #90 - Photo Inspiration

Greetings, crafting friends, it's time to start a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week we have fabulous photo inspiration!

Our generous sponsor is A Random Fan and we're so delighted to have as our Guest Designer the very talented Bonnie.

For my DT card, I stamped the daffodils (3 times) and butterfly with grey Archival ink and painted the whole thing with water brush and DIs.

Don't forget to check out all the beautiful inspiration from the DT at the ATSM challenge blog and we hope you will join in the fun!

Would like to link my card to the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - #59 Spring
Make My Monday - Easter Card or Creation

Spring Baskets stamp set - Waltzingmouse
Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint DIs - Tim Holtz

CCS#68 and CTS#71


Hello again! This is my second card for today which I'd like to link to CAS Colours and Sketches - #68 and CAS(E) This Sketch - #71 (2nd entry). The leaves and sentiment were stamped directly onto the card base and the flowers were stamped, cut out and popped up (stamps inked with SU! markers).

Stamps by Waltzingmouse
Early Espresso, Pink Pirourette and Pear Pizzazz markers - Stampin' Up!

CTS#71, LIM#166 and Card Concept #7

Hello everybody, I hope you're having a good day!

I'd like to show you a card I made for a few challenges. Actually I'm not quite sure about it because it's yet another case of the infamous white embossing powder which looks ahem, cream. This is the one by Cosmic Shimmer which is described on the tub as "True White". Oh well ... I will let you decide. After heat embossing the images were coloured using an aqua brush and distress inks.

Would like to link to the following:

Less Is More #166 - Touch of Turquoise
The Card Concept #7 - Use a Butterfly (Clean and Simple)

Quilled Elegant stamp set - PTI
Tumbled Glass and Broken China DI and Coredinations card - Tim Holtz

Monday 7 April 2014

Spring Is In The Air!

Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend! Just a quick post for a little card I've made for ColourQ - #235, Addicted to CAS - #35 Wheels (pinwheels) and STAMPlorations - April challenge - Stamps and Your Favourite Technique (watercolouring with markers).

Rabbit with Pinwheels stamps - The Cat's Pajamas
Pierced square die - Die-Namics
River Rock, Coastal Cabana, Primrose Petals and Calypso Coral markers - Stampin' Up

Friday 4 April 2014

Easter Blessings

Hi everyone, I hope you are well. I'd like to show you a card which I had planned to make for my DT card at Addicted to Stamps and More this week (the theme is CAS). 

As things got overtaken by events it wasn't ready in time and I changed the colour scheme by using Pumpkin Pie + Neutral which is the theme at Colour Me (CMCC#14 Monochromatic) and will also link up to Word Art Wednesday (#126 Anything Goes).

Cross stamp - Stampin' Up!
Floral Vine and Floral Delights dies - Memory Box
Rectangle die from Floral Frame set - Memory Box
Sentiment stamp - Waltzingmouse
Pumpkin Pie marker - Stampin' Up!