Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Indescribable Gift of Faith...

Hi there!

Time for a much-needed dose of creativity amongst my week of car breakdown issues lol! This week's ColourQ combination is gorgeous...


I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this one as I'd already seen a sketch I wanted to use and I had been playing with the Indescribable Gift floral stamp over the weekend and really wanted to do some watercolouring with it for this card...


I used this week's Case this Sketch as well as the Paper Players CAS watercolour challenge...


The flower was stamped on watercolour card then coloured with inkpads and an aquapainter. I stamped and coloured an extra couple of layers so I could add a bit of dimension to the image, which you can see on the close up...


I also added some Dazzling Details glitter glue for a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, embossed with black EP on Crumb Cake card.

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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Black & White Sympathy...

Hiya!

This week's ColourQ challenge has lots of possibilities...


I chose some Kaisercraft papers that had a pretty black & white print, and added a couple of die-cut butterfly collectables from the same collection for a splash of colour...


I used the Viva la Verve sketch from this week, but flipped it (for some reason it worked better in my head that way lol!)...


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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Bicycle Boy's Birthday...

Hiya!

It's time for another fun ColourQ challenge and this week we've got some bright colours to play with...


I had a request from my sister to make a boy's birthday card featuring a bicycle so I thought these colours would work for that. I pulled out one of SU's hostess sets called Life's Adventure and some dsp from the Spring/Summer catty and created this...


I used Cajun Craze instead of Dusty Durango cos we've never had that colour in the UK! The bike was coloured with Blendabilities and the sun (from Kinda Eclectic) was stamped a couple of times with Hello Honey ink.

I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch for my layout...


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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

It's a Bright Birthday...

Hi there!

This week's ColourQ combo is such a bright and pretty one...


I decided to use die-cuts for my images for this one - a combination of MFT Blueprints and a leafy flourish. Here's what I ended up with...


I used this week's Viva la Verve sketch for my layout, and when I spotted this week's Paper Players challenge I knew I had to link this up with them - I think I have 8 out of 9 of the squares!


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


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