Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Very late ColourQ...

Hi there,

Sorry I'm SO late posting my ColourQ card this week! I've been away at a conference for work and didn't get time to write up my post before I left. So here's are this week's pretty colours...


And here's my take on them...


I dug through my stash of old DSP again for the Pool Party panel. The flowers are from Verve's Lean on Me set, stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers. The Blushing Bride background was stamped with the swirl from Everything Eleanor to give a bit of extra detail. I used the first Viva la Verve sketch from this month for my layout...
 
Make sure you check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Royal Court this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Monday, 16 March 2015

Viva la throwdown...

Hiya!

I decided to make a card yesterday 'just for fun'! It seems I don't get many opportunities to do that nowadays as I'm often making cards for orders or classes etc. and while I always enjoy creating things, there's something great about just 'playing'... So here's my card for this week's Viva la Verve sketch and Color Throwdown challenges...


Here's my inspiration...



I used some OLD dsp I had in my stash from Basic Grey that matched these pretty colours, then pulled out some Verve faves (Making a Statement & Tag Time) and matching dies to create the sentiment label and flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

ColourQ Mashed Up...

Hiya!

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


I decided to go with another masculine card as I thought these colours lent themselves well, however some of the other DT members have produced some gorgeous girly cards so anything is possible with this combo!


I used the Postage Due stamp set with some new MFT Blueprints dies that I treated myself to recently. I also decided to play along with the Friday Mashup's birthday celebrations this week and combined two challenges:



I actually managed to 'double mash' these, using the sketch with a masculine theme, together with leaves and thank you.

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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Living the Dream...

Hello!

Just thought I'd share a journal I made recently using one of this month's Viva la Verve sketches and some Kaisercraft papers my Mum brought over for me from Australia at Christmas time...


The only stamping on this is the 'dream big' I stamped over the background paper to create a watermark effect - the rest is all die-cut embellishments that coordinate with the papers (love Kaisercraft for those!).

Here's the sketch I used...


Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Fab Masculine Thank You...

Hiya!

I'm popping in to share my ColourQ card for this week... This week's colours are so pretty but there's lots of options for how you could use them...


I went with a masculine theme for this one, as I often get asked for thank you cards for guys and never seem to have enough...


I used an old set that I got from a friend recently when she was purging her supplies - I thought the font and design would be cool for men's cards. I added some Typeset dsp and some background stamping, and distressed a couple of edges to give some added dimension. This is the sketch from Fab Friday that inspired me...


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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Deconstructed Party Flower...

Hiya!

I'm super late posting my ColourQ card today - my day has been non-stop until now and I haven't had the chance to sit down and put my post together. Anyways, here are this week's fab colours...


When I saw the peach, aqua and light green it reminded me of some old Sale-a-Bration dsp (which I do believe is my favourite SU paper ever!) so I went digging through my stash to see if I had some left and indeed I did! At first I wasn't sure how to add the Wisteria Wonder as it seemed to not go with the papers, but when I tried it I was pretty pleased with the overall result...


I used some retired paper flowers that came in a kit (can't remember which one!) to make the bloom, then added a wisteria button in the centre. I used this week's Deconstructed Sketch for my layout...


Make sure you stop by the rest of the Royal Court to see their beautiful creations this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Masculine Mojo Thank You...

Hiya!

Just popping in to share a card I made this afternoon - I've been asked for some more masculine cards for our church bookshop and even though I have been trying to make more, I don't have enough! So I needed a few challenges to help me on my way... I combined this week's Mojo Monday sketch with the theme challenge from Just Add Ink for this one...


I pulled out some retired paper from a few years ago that is perfect for masculine cards. I made a few others with the same paper (I'll be back on another day this week to share another one) which was easy to do once I had all the materials out and ready to go.

Here's the sketch I used:


Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x