Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Amazing Rustic Hearts

Hi there!

It's time for another ColourQ challenge - check out this week's colours...


I majored on the Kraft for this one with some wooden hearts and a splash of a new stamp set...


I was inspired by this week's Fusion challenge:


Make sure you check out the fabulous creations from the Royal Court this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Crazy Mambo Thank You...

Hiya!

I'm a bit late posting my ColourQ card this week - my day kinda ran away from me! This week's colours are a lovely combo with lots of possibilities...


I wanted to use the Crazy about You stamp set and coordinating dies for this one, so I dug through some retured paper to find some Wisteria Wonder dsp, stumbled across a coordinating Melon Mambo doily and ended up with this...


The flower is from the same set, stamped with Melon Mambo and punched with a scallop circle punch. The centre is from the Artisan Embellishment kit. I added some die-cut leaves using a retired leaf die, as well as some Marina Mist ribbon.

I used this week's Retro Sketch for my layout...


The Royal Court have created some stunning projects to inspire you this week - make sure you check them out!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Herd Snapshot...

Hello!

When I saw the SU Spring/Summer catalogue one of the stamp sets that caught my eye was the From the Herd set - it's so fun! I don't have many {any!} funny stamp sets - if it's butterflies and flowers you want, I'm you're gal! So I thought I'd get this set and have a bit of a play, and this is my first creation with it...


I just love that sentiment! I showed it to my husband and it made him laugh... so it must be funny! I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch to get me started...


The image was stamped on Naturals White then coloured in with an aqua brush and inkpads (and a couple of Blendabilities). I used a combination of the On Film and Square framelits to create the layers with Soft Suede and Hello Honey card.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Artisan Mojo...

Hi there!

I'm just popping in to share a card I made over the weekend using some new goodies and inspired by two challenges: the Mojo Monday sketch and the Card Concept...



I was given the lovely Artisan Embellishment kit from the Spring/Summer catty before Christmas from my fab team Jess and Claire and decided to use a few bits and pieces from it for this card...


I changed a couple of the shapes on the sketch but hopefully its still recognisable lol! The cut-out rose panel in the background, along with the pink roses, pearls and clear button are all from the Artisan kit. I used the Petite Pairs stamp set to create the sentiment (stamped on a printed die-cut from the Everyday Occasions kit) and added some Rose Red seam binding ribbon (clearly, I was on a bit of an embellishment kick with this card!). I was going for the Classy & Elegant style for this one.

Thanks for stopping by today...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Chalkboard Hooray...

Hiya!

Happy New Year to you all! After a short break the ColourQ is back for 2015 with a lovely new colour combo...


I had some flowers I had coloured with Rich Razzleberry blendabilities and wanted to use them for this challenge. I also had spotted the Fusion challenge this week and that inspired me as well. Here's what I ended up with...


Here's the Fusion inspiration and sketch that I worked with...


I created my own background paper using a new stamp set available in SU's Spring/Summer catalogue which my lovely team members Jess and Claire kindly gave to me just before Christmas (this is my first chance to play with it!).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Painted Petals, Hip Hip Hooray kit
Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Memento black, Versamark, White craft ink, Crumb Cake
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: pearls, Very Vanilla seam binding, white embossing powder
Tools: Labels framelits

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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Autumn meets Spring...

Hiya!

I've been playing with a few new goodies from the upcoming Spring/Summer catty, in particular the Crazy about You stamp set and coordinating dies, for which there are endless possibilities! I decided to play along with the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary and thought it was a good one to make a set of cards with. Here's what I ended up with...


And here's the sketch...


The papers are from the soon-to-be-retired Colour Me Autumn dsp.

Here's the recipe: 
Stamps: Crazy about You
Ink: Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Colour Me Autumn, Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Naturals White, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Gold buttons, linen thread
Tools: Hello You thinlits dies, Flower Medallion punch, Deco Labels framelits, 2 1/2" circle punch, ovals framelits, labels framelits, Itty Bitty Banners framelits

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Viva la Verve anniversary set

Hello!

I've been able to spend some time over the Christmas break getting creative and one of the types of cards I need to create more of for my stash is anniversary cards. I loved the concept of this month's Viva la Verve one sheet wonder sketch challenge so I decided to play along and ended up with these...


I used some Verve stamps I have in my collection as well as some old dsp, combined with a Stampin Up embossing folder and some Sahara Sand and Naturals White cardstock. Here's one featuring the Swan Song set...

And another using some super cute bunnies...

This one involved some fussy cutting of these sweet birds...

And finally one without cute critters...

So there's my set of anniversary cards - hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x