Friday, 1 August 2014

Fusion #16

I just adore the colours in this week's Fusion photo, and the sketch made me think of a window card, so I pulled out an acetate card base and started from there! 

Isn't it weird how cards sometimes turn out - my original plan had heaps of yellow, and something floral on it. But it turned out as an acetate card with the sentiment on the inside, with baby blue stripes and a happy, bright sun diecut from vellum.
http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
Make sure you visit Fusion challenge blog to see what the other DT ladies have made, and to link your card creation to the linky link ;)

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Some CAS cards for ABNH

Blogging today over at A Blog Named Hero, using Hero Arts and Paper Smooches stamps - I'd love it if you dropped in over there for a look!

Here's a sneek peek:
http://ablognamedhero.blogspot.com.au/
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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Addicted to CAS - Codeword: Celebrate

Time for another codeword from ATCAS.  



Our amazing sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!!!! They are generously offering you a pack of 7 digi's from their store!!!
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Friday, 18 July 2014

Fusion #15

I just love the photo in this week's Fusion challenge - I picked out the script in the jug and the lovely pink flowers, and used them along with the sketch for my card:
http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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Friday, 11 July 2014

More butterflies for CASe this sketch!

I seriously don't know what I would make if I didn't have these butterflies.  I don't think I will ever be tired of using them. 


 Playing along with CAS(e) this Sketch and with Virginia's View Die Cut Challenge

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/case-this-sketch-84.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/virginias-view-challenge-5.html


Thursday, 10 July 2014

CASE study with Shari Carroll

I love Shari Carroll's cards.  I have great difficulty making anything remotely like her cards, though - she always includes so much amazing detail, but makes it all look so complete and together.  Usually, when I try to add too much detail, it looks like a hot mess!   Anyway, Shari has made a beautiful card for this week's CASE Study challenge, so I thought I would challenge myself!

This card started as a mess, but I cut the patterned panel down to be less than half the card front, and it became a little less of a mess!  

I started with white cardstock and painted it with a mixture of water and a Gelato (Butter Cream) from Faber Castell.  I then affixed a stencil from Kaiser Craft and added some Wendi Vecchi embossing paste (some of which I'd mixed with some Snow Cone Gelato).  Before I removed the stencil and before the paste dried, I stamped over the embossing paste with my Hero Arts "Friend Definition" stamp in Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then removed the die and, while the paste was still a bit wet, I stamped a little Hero Arts butterfly from Antique Flowers and Butterflies in Brushed Corduroy.


The rest of the card is fairly simple in comparison!  LOL!

I affixed the die cut butterfly onto a die cut piece of acetate, so I will be submitting this to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge.

 Seeing as I used Gelatos, embossing paste, die cutting as well as stamps, a stencil and ink, I'll also be submitting this to The Mixed Media Challenge
http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/case-study-challenge-199.html
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Partial diecutting

I'm just not sure about this card.  I made it to join in with Virginia's View challenge (diecutting) - I partially die-cut the flowery vine so that I had a solid white piece on the left.  I like this effect, but I think I might have to try again, but not ink the whole of the base card.  What do you think? 

I also used some (but not all) of the colours in this week's Curtain Call challenge.


http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/virginias-view-challenge-5.htmlhttp://curtaincallchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/curtain-call-inspiration-challenge.html

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Variation on a theme

I made a card for the lovely Kylie Purtell's birthday last week, and I liked it so much, I decided to try some different colours and different sentiments. 

 And here's a reminder of the one I made for Kylie:

Which one do you like the best? 

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Monday, 7 July 2014

A quick card

Just a quick post - made this card and thought it would fit the CAS on Sunday theme, "One Layer Wonder".   All Stampin' Up stamps and inks, and Hero Arts Shadow inks.

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Playing along with some challenges.

First, a disclaimer:  I cut the index finger on my right hand last Thursday whilst washing up the food processor blades.  I now have a finger with 4 stitches in it all wrapped up in bandages.  Ouch.    So if there are typos, it's because typing is slow and annoying, and if my card looks crap, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!! LOL!

I wanted to play along with a couple of challenges today.  I saw the cool sketch at Iwona Palamountains "Sketchbook Saturday", and I also saw that Moxie Fab World has a "word die" challenge.  I had to reverse Iwona's sketch to make it work with the word die I wanted to use - the "Thanks on a line" die from Simon Says Stamp (thanks, Linda Trace!).   I then pulled out my brand new Derwent Inktense pencils (they were a birthday gift from my family - just arrived today!) and the first colour that drew my eye made me think of this week's KIS challenge - lots of turquoise!  So, here's 'tis.

Of course, I had to add some Wink of Stella ;)
 I'll also be submitting this to The Friday Mashup, where the theme is Watercolour and CAS.
http://www.fridaymashup.com/2014/07/fm167-its-watercolor-wash-kinda-week.htmlhttp://www.ipalamountain.com/2014/06/sketchbook-saturday-challenge-125/


http://kis-challenge.blogspot.de/2014/06/keep-it-simple-43-turquoise.html
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