Friday, 10 May 2013

A Mashed Up set of cards...

Hi there!

It's my turn to host the Friday Mashup challenge this week and I've got a sketch for you with an extra twist...

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using "the sketch".
  2. Create a "set of cards".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "set of cards using the sketch".
Over at the Friday Mashup blog there is a link to a tutorial I've created to use dsp to create a set of cards using this sketch - it can be really quick to do too (depending on how you embellish and what focal points you use!). Here's what I came up with...

I used the Fan Fair dsp for my background panels as well as the focal points, together with the Up, Up and Away stamp set and a couple of other sentiments (from Perfectly Penned and Blooming with Kindness). Here are some close-ups of each card...


The balloons on the last one tell a bit of a story... I had cut all the pieces, stamped and cut out the balloons and had them arranged on my work surface... then went into the kitchen to fetch something, came back and found that one of my darling kitties had knocked a glass of water over - directly onto my cards!! I was rather cross and it was quite late and I didn't want to start again, so I salvaged what I could, used the handy-dandy 'drying' setting on SU's heat gun (lol!!) and only had to restamp one greeting. The balloons on the birthday one show the effect of the water damage but I thought the effect was ok so thought I'd leave it! Oh the joys of pets...

Anyways, make sure you check out the creations of the rest of the design team this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. What a great sketch to use up scraps and I love how you have a theme to your set but embellished them all differently. I'm going to have to make some time to play along!


  2. These are beautiful! So glad you could save them from the flood! My cats walk all over everything in my craft room, too, but I haven't had that happen yet. Mostly I just have to make sure to keep from adhering bits of fur to my cards! Love your blog!

  3. Gorgeous set of cards Amy! Thanks for the tutorial and the fun challenge.You are very creative and talented.
    Hugs ;)

  4. Great challenge this week Amy! I love your sets, all the cards have a great nostalgic look about them!

    I've got cats too and my biggest problem is that my youngest kitty LOVES to eat my ribbon! Drives me crazy!

  5. These are all so beautiful, Amy! Thanks for the awesome challenge this week :)

  6. LOVE, LOVE these, Amy. You are such a great designer!!