Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Autumn meets Spring...


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


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

Friday, 26 December 2014

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge


I hope you all had a lovely Christmas yesterday! One of the pressies I received was a fab Papertrey stamp set that I have had my eye on since its release - A Cheerful Heart. The collection of scriptures and sentiments is absolutely beautiful and I really wanted to create something straight away so I thought the blog hop would be a great place to start. The challenge this month was to use both silver and gold on your project...

The gold element is on the Kaisercraft paper, while the silver is the embossed butterflies from PTI's Butterfly Dreams. I used a blank notebook I had in my collection  - love decorating blank notebooks!

That's all from me for now - thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Retro Noel Wreath


This week's ColourQ challenge is a lovely Christmassy one and I thought I'd sneak one more Christmas card in before the 25th! Actually this combo has lots of possibilities...

I went with Christmas because I could see the wreath from Wonderous Wreath working really well with this colours...

I stamped the first wreath image with Hello Honey, followed by Old Olive, with the berries in Real Red over the top. The greeting was die-cut from gold foil card. I used this week's fun Retro Sketch for my layout...

Make sure you check out the fabulous creations (Christmas and otherwise!) from the Royal Court this week, and don't forget that you've got TWO weeks to play along with this challenge over the Christmas season.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Nordic Bauble...


It's time for another ColourQ challenge and this combination is very festive...

I must admit that I was pushed for time this week and wasn't sure I could get a project made but when I saw the colours I realised that I already had a card with similar colours to these that I hadn't shared anywhere yet so that worked perfectly!

I used the Christmas Bauble single stamp combined with some Nordic Noel dsp to create this card, colouring the bauble in with markers and adding a vintage faceted button to the centre.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Bauble, Good Greetings
Ink: Memento black, Garden Green, SU markers
Paper: Nordic Noel dsp, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red ribbon, rhinestones, vintage faceted button
Tools: Snowflake thinlits collection (banner)

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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

CAS Butterfly Blessing...


It's that time of the week again - ColourQ time! This week's palette has lots of possibilities...

I was short on time and looking for some inspiration to help me along so when I saw the CAS(E) this Sketch layout I knew it would work with these colours so I pulled out my butterfly stamps and punches and ended up with this...

Here's the sketch I followed...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Kinda Eclectic, Blessed by God
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler blendabilities
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Pearls
Tools: Butterfly punches, Banners framelits

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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Sweet Flower Soiree


Check out this week's lovely ColourQ combo...

I was in a hurry with this one so I raided my scraps stash together with the lovely Gold Soiree dsp and came up with this...

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

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Yippee Skippee
Ink: Calypso Coral
Paper: Gold Soiree, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Accessories: rhinestones, Dazzling Details
Tools: Flower Frenzy die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Blossom punch

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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Monday, 1 December 2014

Curtain Call Christmas


I'm excited to be guest designing for the fab Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge today!

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

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We have a new sponsor, Winnie&Walter, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Clearly Christmas!  A randomly selected participant in the Clearly Christmas challenge will receive a $30 Winnie&Walter shopping code, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I pulled out the All is Calm dsp and used the sketch from PPA this week as the circles worked really well with this inspiration pic of beautiful baubles....

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Endless Wishes
Ink: Versamark
Paper: All is Calm dsp, Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Vellum
Accessories: Silver satin ribbon, silver embossing powder, frosted sequins, mini brads
Tools: Circle punches, square punch

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

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Amy White, Guest Designer

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Stop by the Curtain CallInspiration Challenge:  Clearly Christmas, for the challenge details and to play along with us!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Stippled Blossom Tag...

Hi there,

I've just remembered that I totally forgot to post my ColourQ card last night! I was called out to a last minute rehearsal and so was rushing round and it totally slipped my mind. Anyway, here are this week's colours...

The yellow/orange combo made me think of the two-step set Stippled Blossoms so that's what I started with...

I used this week's Tag You're It challenge to inspire me for this one.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Petite Pairs, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke
Paper: Under the Tree dsp, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky
Accessories: Mossy Meadow ribbon, linen thread
Tools: Scalloped tag Topper punch, Lovely Lace embossing folder

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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Krafty Blended Bauble...


I thought I'd better start cracking out some more Christmas cards with December fast approaching so the other day I pulled out some images that I had coloured whilst on holiday in August but had never got around to using on a card. I had lots of fun colouring the Christmas Bauble image in with my Blendabilities...

I used a couple of challenges to help me pull my card together: the layout from Freshly Made Sketches this week as well as the inspiration pic from Card Concept...

I was inspired by the kraft paper and red ribbon from the pic so I used some Under the Tree dsp with Cherry Cobbler seam binding as my starting point. I do believe this card fits the 'clean and layered' style!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Bauble, Good Greetings
Ink: Memento black, Versamark, Blendabilities
Paper: Under the Tree dsp, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Naturals White
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, gold button, linen thread
Tools: Project Life Corner rounder punch

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Blended Apothecary Wreath...


It's Tuesday, which means time for another fun ColourQ challenge. Check out this week's pretty combo...

I was pondering what to do with these colours when I noticed that I had Blendabilities in Old Olive and Coastal Cabana (close enough to Cool Caribbean I hope!) so I went looking for something to colour and decided on the Apothecary Art set (and oldie but a goodie!). Here's what I ended up with...

The background is some Color Me Autumn dsp embossed with the Mosaic embossing folder and then sanded to get a distressed feel. I added some silver baker's twine and a few pearls coloured with Blendabilities to finish. I used the Deconstructed Sketch this week for my layout...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Apothecary Art, Regarding Dahlias
Ink: Early Espresso, Blendabilities (Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Skin Tones)
Paper: Color Me Autumn dsp, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Baker's Twine, Pearls
Tools: Labels framelits, Mosaic embossing folder

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, 11 November 2014

Blooming Birthday Tag


It's time for another ColourQ challenge and I just love this week's inspiration pic - so pretty!

I had to substitute a few colours as three of these are retired so I used Old Olive, Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze. I decided to break out a hostess set and do some colouring and cutting for this one...

I was inspired by the Tag You're It challenge this week and Lyn's beautiful tag card so that was my inspiration for this one. The flowers were stamped on watercolour paper, coloured with an aquabrush and inkpads, then I covered the images with Versamark ink and clear embossed twice to give them a shiny glazed look (you can't really see in the photo but it's really pretty IRL). I keep forgetting that the Tag You're It challenge is supposed to be CAS so I added layers and pearls before realising... oops!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Bloom with Hope
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, Stazon, Versamark
Paper: Project Life card, Color Me Autumn dsp, Chocolate Chip, Watercolour, Naturals White
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Iridescent Ice EP Tangelo Twist ribbon, pearls
Tools: Angled Tag Topper punch

Make sure you check out the gorgeous creations by the rest of the design team this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Boho Bright Birthday


Just popping in quickly to share a card I made combining a couple of challenges: the sketch from Mojo Monday and the inspiration from Curtain Call...

I love the colours and woodgrain in the inspiration pic and decided to ink up a hostess set that hasn't seen much {any?!} love from me...

I coloured the sun and bird with Blendabilities, added a couple of die-cut banners and some pattern from a Project Life card and finished with some ribbon and a button.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Hello Love, Hardwood
Ink: Memento black, Hello Honey, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Blendabilities (Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry)
Paper: Happiness Is PL card, Rich Razzleberry, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Naturals White
Accessories: Hello Honey ribbon, gold button, white twine
Tools: Hearts a Flutter framelits, Large scallop edgelit

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Starry Lagoon Shaker...


Welcome to the Create with Connie & Mary Holiday Collection blog hop! Each Saturday the team will be sharing a Christmas/Winter themed project with you. You should have made your way here from Claire Broadwater's fabulous blog (if you have just stumbled upon this hop though, you can click the pic above to take you back, or the link at the bottom of this post to take you to the start of the hop).

This card is another one I made at team training - it was my first attempt at a shaker card for years and I loved how it turned out.The shaker was created using the Chalk Talk framelit, punched with a 2 1/2" circle punch, with the shaker filled with punched stars from the Confetti Stars punch. The background and greeting were created with Endless Wishes using Silver Encore ink, Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky for the snowflakes.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Endless Wishes
Ink: Silver Encore, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon marker
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Window sheet
Accessories: Lost Lagoon ribbon, All is Calm snowflake embellishment, white baker's twine, rhinestones
Tools: Chalk Talk framelits, Confetti Stars punch, 2 1/2" circle .punch

I'm at the end of the hop so if you want to go back to the start to the fabulous Mary Brown, click on the link below.... I hope you've been inspired today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Christmas tag card set...


It's time for a new ColourQ challenge and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

The fabulous Tracey McNeely is having a fun event over at her blog at the moment called the 25 Tags of Christmas and she invited the ColourQ team to play along. Unfortunately I have been SO busy this last week that although I made a tag with this in mind, I didn't get the chance to get my tag to her in time so I'm not officially playing along but I do recommend popping over to her blog for a chance to win lots of cool prizes!

Anyway, for this challenge I made a tag, then decided to add it to a card, then went ahead and made a whole set...!

Here's the tag by itself...

These cards were nice and quick to put together - I just cut some Gold Soiree with the Party Pennants Bigz die and used those pieces as the background for my tags, along with embossing the white card base. The trees were stamped with Garden Green (the closest I have to Handsome Hunter) and the baubles stamped with second generation Tangelo Twist (again, the closest I could get to Peach Parfait!). I added some rhinestones to the trees and coloured them with an Old Olive Blendabilities marker which made them look very similar to Lucky Limeade.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Endless Wishes, Festival of Trees
Ink: Garden Green, Tangelo Twist, Real Red, Old Olive Blendabilities
Paper: Gold Soiree dsp, Whisper White, Old Olive, Project Life journalling card
Accessories: Real Red 3/8" ribbon, rhinestones
Tools: Angled Tag Topper punch, Tree punch, Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Party Pennants bigz die, banner framelit

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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x