Tuesday, 26 August 2014

ColourQ Seasonal Double...

Hi there!

It's time for another great ColourQ challenge and this week's colours are lovely and rich...

There are lots of possibilities with this combo, and I got a bit carried away and made two cards! I started one, then got distracted by a completely different idea, made that one, then came back and finished the first one. This is the one I started first and finished last...

This one uses the fabulous new Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching framelits. The woodgrain effect on the door panels was created by inking the woodgrain embossing folder with Pacific Point ink then pressing it onto Pacific Point card - it really is worth playing around with using your embossing folders as stamps!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Pacific Point, Old Olive
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: Brights candy dots
Tools: Woodgrain embossing folder, Wonderful Wreath framelits

Now this is my other card - completely different but still using these colours and new goodies from the Autumn/Winter catty...

This one uses the beautiful Seasonally Scattered sentiment set as well as a little accent stamp from Holiday Home. I stamped the greeting on Naturals White card then embossed with clear EP and watercoloured over the top with Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie & Pacific Point inks then die-cut with the largest Apothecary framelit. The final touch was colouring in the letters with an Old Olive Blendabilities marker.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Seasonally Scattered, Holiday Home.
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Versamark, Blendabilities (Old Olive)
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Whisper White
Accessories: Brights candy dots, clear EP
Tools: Hexagon Hive thinlit, Apothecary framelit

Make sure you check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the Royal Court this week - they're sure to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Monday, 25 August 2014

Flower Patch Fusion...

Hi there!

My hubby and I are on holiday at the moment, having a lovely relaxing time (I brought some crafty goodies with me to play with of course!), but I've made a few things to share with you while we're away... When I saw the current Fusion I knew I had to play along - I love both the sketch and the inspiration photo...

I was preparing for my Flower Patch class when I made this one...

I had seen the Flower Patch set used to make a sunflower somewhere else and I wanted to try it for myself, so I stamped the second-largest flower once with Crushed Curry and once with Daffodil Delight then cut out with the matching die-cut. The centre was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink on matching card then die-cutting with the matching framelit and the stem were done in the same way using Old Olive. I created a stamped background on Crushed Curry card with one of the small flowers in this set using Whisper White ink. The sentiment is from the Tag Talk set and punched with the label bracket punch.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Flower Patch, Tag Talk
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry,Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Paper: Tangelo Twist dsp, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Venetian Lace Trim
Tools: Flower Fair Framelits, Label Bracket Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Friday, 22 August 2014

Coral Blackberry Rose...


I'm just popping in quickly to share a little something I put together for a couple of challenges: Case this Sketch and Just Add Ink...

I recently took part in the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class at Online Card Classes and one of the techniques I learnt was 'no outline colouring' which I just had to try seeing as how much I love colouring! This is what I ended up with...

I used the Sweetbriar Rose stamp, stamped with Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White card then coloured with Blendabilities - this technique works when you use a light coloured ink because the lines disappear under the ink from the markers - I love how it turned out and will definitely have to try it again! The Blackberry Bliss background was stamped with the Dictionary Background, which you can't see very well in the photo (it is there though - I promise!).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Sweetbriar Rose, Dictionary, Good Greetings
Ink: Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Blendabilities (Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler)
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Naturals White
Accessories: Mossy Meadow ribbon
Tools: Project Life Corner punch

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Soft Sweetbriar Blessing...


It's time for another ColourQ challenge and this week's colours are so soft and pretty...

I wanted to do some more colouring with Blendabilities and seeing as I have both the Razzleberry and Olive collections I thought this combo was perfect. I chose the beautiful Sweetbriar Rose stamp and spend some happy time colouring and cutting...

The image was stamped twice - the two larger flowers were coloured twice, cut out and popped up over the whole image for extra dimension. The panel behind was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp with Wisteria Wonder ink (stamped off first) then the sentiment was stamped over the top with Rich Razzleberry ink. I think my favourite thing about this card is the background - I inked up the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder with Soft Sky ink using my brayer, then embossed a piece of Soft Sky card - love the effect of this technique!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Sweetbriar Rose, Hardwood, Blessed by God
Ink: Memento ink, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Blendabilities (Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry)
Paper: Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, doily
Accessories: White organza ribbon, Brights candy dots
Tools: Project Life framelits, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder

Make sure you check out the beautiful creations from the rest of the Royal Court gals this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Fresh Festive Trees...

Hi there,

I was keen to play with some more of the new goodies coming in the Autumn/Winter catty coming at the end of August so I combined a couple of challenges to help me: the Freshly Made Sketch and the colour combo from Create with Connie & Mary...

One of the stamp sets I had to get my hands on straight away was the Festival of Trees photopolymer set (with the coordinating punch!) - I haven't had the chance to play with it yet, but I had some creative time yesterday and ended up coming up with this...

So much fun!! I also used some new dsp (All is Calm), frosted sequins and a new hostess set for the sentiment (coming soon!). And not to forget, the Project Life card that I used for the focal panel (have I mentioned how useful those Project Life cards are??).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Festival of Trees, Good Greetings
Ink: Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky
Paper: All is Calm dsp, Project Life Happiness Is collection, In Colour dsp, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Frosted Sequins, Silver dazzling details
Tools: Tree Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Grateful for You..


I'm popping in to share a card I made last night for the Paper Players colour challenge...

And here's what I came up with...

I just love the variety you get in the Project Life card packs - this is one of the ones from Happiness Is... I just added some Alphabet framelits to finish it off!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Kinda Eclectic
Ink: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Basic Grey
Paper: Happiness Is Project life card, Basic Geey, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White satin ribbon
Tools: Fancy Fan embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Simple Coastal Bloom...


It's time for another fun ColourQ challenge and this week's combo is fresh and funky with lots of possibilities...

I decided to go CAS on this one (gasp!) because I wanted the lovely Blended Bloom image to shine through...

I tell ya, I never get tired of looking at that beautiful flower image!! I coloured the Blended Bloom image with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities as well as the Mocha pen from the Skin Tones set, then cut one out in full and the other with just the inner petals and layered with dimensionals. The swirls and leaves underneath is the 'thanks' stamp from Seasonally Scattered, stamped in Pear Pizzazz, with the flower covering up the greeting. The sentiment from Hey You was stamped with Early Espresso then I added score lines above and below.

I used the layout from Seize the Sketch to help me...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Blended Bloom, Hey You, Seasonally Scattered
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Blendabilities (Coastal Cabana, Skin Tones)
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Brights candy dots
Tools: Simply Scored

Make sure you check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x