Thursday, 24 April 2014

Lavender Meadow

Sharing a card today that I made for a colour/inspiration challenge 
at Splitcoaststampers based on the palette and photo below:

The background is stamped with various Color Box inks and 
then stamped the flowers with WPlus9
Fresh Cut Florals - love this set!  The grass is stamped with 
Inspired by Nature by Stampin Up.
Next I sprayed the whole thing with water and layed a paper towel over 
it to lift off some of the colour and soften it.  
I then stamped more grass with a bit more definition.
The sentiment is from Sentimental Favorites by Flourishes.
The white sequins have a lavender sheen so 
they seemed just the right finishing touch!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, 18 April 2014

SNSS New Release Friday Feature

Hello and welcome to the SNSS New Release Friday Blog Hop and Challenge!
Today we have two fabulous stamp sets and two die sets to highlight for you:

I really enjoyed creating with the Thankful Blooms stamps and
Thankful Blooms Die set - it's so easy to put together a little trio of
flowers and layer them up!  I used the Doily Border dies along
with some pearls.  Love this sentiment - a listening ear is a true
gift and definitely deserves a thank you!
Take a look at the full set and dies below with all the details:

Stamp set measures approximately 4" x 6".
The largest bloom measures approximately 2" x 2 1/4".
Designed by Korin Sutherland.
Stamp set priced at $15.
Die set priced at $15.25.

What a collection of beautiful sentiments in Thankful Innies - I definitely
will be using them just as much on the front of cards as in the inside!
For this card I stamped the sentiment on vellum banner with Color Box
Black Licorice ink.  The background is stencilled 
with Stampin Up Pool Part and Blushing Bride ink.
Take a look at the full set with all the details below:

Stamp set measures approximately 6" x 4".
The "tender care" sentiment measures approximately 2 1/2 x 1 1/2".
Designed by Korin Sutherland.
Stamp set price at $15.

Word dies are so much fun!  This Mother Word Die cuts so
beautifully and easily - I popped the die-cut up on a stencilled
background using Stampin Up Lucky Limeade ink,
before adding a meaningful sentiment
from Thankful Innies.

Die measures 3 3/4" x 1".
Designed by Korin Sutherland.
Die priced at $7.25.

Our challenge for you this week is to create a Mother's Day card!  
The first 11 cards in the hop were created for your inspiration 
by the design team.  As you enjoy the hop, leave some love behind, and 
then create your own Mother's Day card, 
using the linky tool to add it to the gallery.

Just a few guidelines to rmember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter 
(although we sure love when you do!)
- You'll have until Thursday, April 24th at midnight EST to enter.
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to 
receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
- Please use code SNSFFC8 when uploading to 
Splitcoaststampers or other glleries.
Share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back
again on Friday, April 25th to see if you wond and to
check out the next Friday Feature and Challenge.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Country Jar

A card made with the layout for the sketch challenge at 
Splitcoaststampers today, given to us by Allison.

I used a favourite set, Garden Picks by Flourishes, colouring 
with copics and adding some little dots - this flower image
 has a light, airy look which seems to suit this technique.
Each panel is sponged with Ranger Distress ink, both Scattered 
Straw and Frayed Burlap.  
The dp is from October Afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Birthday Dots

Here's a birthday card made using the newly released
Lots of Spots from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
I've come to love the color combo of teal and blush pink and I used a 
Ranger Distress Ink Blending tool to sponge the card base 
with Stampin Up's Pool Party and Blushing Bride ink.  
The dots are stamped with white embossing ink in a random 
pattern across the bottom right corner.  
I then cut some circles from vellum and sponged a few
 with the same ink colours, layering them in a random 
way to create some dimension.  The sentiment is also 
from Lots of Spots, I like how the various words can be
 be mixed and matched.  I finished with a few sequins -
due to light reflection, sometimes sequins photograph with a slightly different hue,
these actually accent the ink colour much better than it looks!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Fine Feathers

I've had so much fun with the feathers in the Waltzingmouse 
Fine Feathers set and coordinating Fine 
Feathers Dies - I love how soft and delicate they
turn out when embossed in white on vellum!
My card is for three challenges:
The Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoaststampers
HERE is the beautiful card which inspired me
from Lisa Young's gallery (aka genesis).
I used a stencil with Stampin Up's Cool Caribbean and
Blushing Bride for the background.
I used an Sizzix embossing folder for the Spellbinders Nestie
Circle in SU Blushing Bride cardstock.
The sentiment is stamped on vellum with Color Box Black Licorice Ink.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Sunday!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Poppy Hello

A card for the CASE Study Challenge #185, the Muse is 
Jaclyn Miller and here is the beautiful CAS creation for our inspiration.

I used Poppies in Jars by Stampendous, colouring with copics 
and spritzing with watercolour paint, before adding a few 
sequins and popping up the white panel on dark gray.
The sentiment is from Flourishes Dahlias.
Short and sweet, not a lot to explain! :)
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Bows, Bows, Bows

Here's a card made for the Paper Smooches Anything Goes 

HERE is the fab inspiration photo from Amber's Damask Love blog 
I used one of my favourite sentiment sets, 
I made bows with MFT's Dainty Bows Die-namics from felt.  
I like using felt for bows since it "smooshes" down flat in an envelope 
and then pops right back into shape, no damage done.
Now my only problem is - how will I decide WHICH of my 
friends gets this card - they're ALL special!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one!