Tuesday, 30 June 2015

With Gratitude...

Hello!

Check out this week's fab colour combination over at the ColourQ...


I went for a masculine card as I thought these colours would be perfect... I dug out a couple of old pieces of dsp with a combination of these colours on them and came up with this...


I was rather pleased to find a piece of dsp that had Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Kraft included in the design! I used that to paper piece the balloon (from one of my fave Verve sets!), and pieced the basket using Crumb Cake cardstock. I used this week's Viva la Verve sketch for my layout...


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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Together for Tea...

Hiya!

This week at the ColourQ we have a lovely combination of colours with lots of possibilities...



Now with my love of butterflies, and butterflies being in the inspiration pic, you would think that there would be a butterfly somewhere on my card... but no! Instead I went for a vintage tea-party look...


One of my close friends loves a cup of tea (as do I!) and we often joke about needing a tea to alleviate our troubles during more stressful days! So this one is for her (and she loves all shades of blue). I used the first Viva la Verve sketch from this month for my layout, but rotated it to suit what I wanted to do...


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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Deconstructed Vases...

Hi there!

I've been preparing for an up-coming class this weekend and have been playing around with ideas for altering designer paper and decided to use a couple of challenges to help me put a card together with one of my altered pieces of dsp. I liked the colours from Create with Connie & Mary, and I wanted to play along with the last ever Deconstructed Sketch...


I pulled out some stamps I haven't used in a while - Vivid Vases and Something to Say...


I embossed some splatters from Gorgeous Grunge on the Smoky Slate background with silver EP and couldn't resist adding a chocolate chip bow using some old retired grosgrain ribbon (loved this stuff!).

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Golden Mr & Mrs...

Hiya!

It's time for another ColourQ challenge and here's the pretty palette we have to play with...


I put together a wedding card using a set that has now retired, a bit of Kaisercraft paper and a few current SU goodies...


You can't see the gold embossing very well in this pic but IRL it looks brighter. I used this week's Retro Sketch for my layout...


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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Tap Tap Thanks...

Hello!

I hope you all are having a fab week! It's time for another ColourQ challenge and this week's colours are so pretty together...



Of course, what should I decide to do with such soft and pretty colours? Make a man's card of course! Lol...



Gotta love the versatility of colours when you add a masculine image and distress the edges of designer paper! I had such fun colouring this image - I remembered again why I love colouring in so much - it is so therapeutic... Must do this more often! I was having such fun with the colours and dsp that I made another one with a different image and more colouring...


I used this week's Fusion challenge for both of my cards...


Make sure you check out the rest of the Royal Court's fab creations this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Owl Thank You...

Hello!

Well after a little break last week, we're back with another great ColourQ challenge to play with...


These are such fun colours together and perfect for a boy's card, but there are loads of other possibilities! I dug through my Project Life cards and found a perfect Hello Honey one with a speech bubble, which I trimmed down and paired with a punched owl to create this...


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


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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A masculine set of cards...

Hiya!

I'm popping in quickly to share some cards for men that I whipped up over the weekend as I've had more orders for these than I have in my collection - note to self: make more masculine cards!! I used the Viva la Verve sketch as my starting point but only one of them stuck true to the sketch...





Here's the sketch I followed...



And here is the set made with the same papers and a few different embellishments...


Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x