Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A little bird...

I've thought about the CASEStudy challenge for a few days wondering if I should try to make a card .I did and here is what I've come up with. I was guided by the red and white gingham and the tree and the bird. I used an MFT tree and grass die and sentiment. The gingham stamp is from Peddler's Pack and the bird is from Stampin Up.

Here is the lovely card to CASE.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, 23 July 2012


As I said in my last post I'm enjoying the Christmas Challenges. The challenge at http://52cct.blogspot.co.uk/ this week is to use a wreath on your card. I've used a limited colour palate and this is what I came up with. The wreath is from Hero Arts and the dp is older so I don't have the name. The dp is edged in gold which was difficult to catch on the photo.I raised the dp up on mounting tape.As the dp already has Christmas words I've not added another sentiment. I hope you like it!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

All in RED

I'm enjoying the chance to get ahead with my Christmas cards seeing as it's winter in Australia and when the weather warms I'll be out in the garden. I've discovered a new Christmas Challenge at http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com.au/
The challenge at present is to use red  or green on Christmas card but NOT both. 
Here is my card . 
I've used a PTI merry die and Christmas stamp.
The cute bird is a die and stamp from poppystamps.
  No green on this one!

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Black White and a touch of Blue

 I've only just managed to squeeze a card in for this weeks  challenge at  http://52cct.blogspot.co.uk/.
And here is my card. 

I've used Hero Arts stamps and Sizzix die ( same kit) and broken china distress ink for the jumper ( which is paper pieced).
I know it's quick - but it looks rather cute.
Thanks for looking! I'll be around to look at the gallery now!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Three Wise Men

Hello everyone, well tonight can I say how pleased I am that we have digital photos these days- it's taken me 21 photos to get 2 photos that did not blur so much . I'm worn out.
Sorry still a little bit of a blur. Here is my card for the simply less is more challenge . 

The challenge is for a ONE LAYER CARD with 3 items 

Here are the Three Wise Men with 3 gifts & 3 words.
I've used a Stampendous stamp and Encore metallic blue  and metallic gold ink.
This is the one card. You can see the blur problem I'm having. 


I added the embellishment and some perfect pearl spritz to add a bit more interest.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Sending Sunshine

I've just discovered another CAS challenge http://casology.blogspot.com.au/ which is offering a challenge with a cue card. 
The cue this week is SUN and here is my card.
I've used a PTI sunburst and the sentiment is PTI as well. The image is from Technique Tuesday! 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Christmas Sketch

This week the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown  is a sketch .
 I've used some poinsettia dp and half of a background stamp from darkroom door.
 I sprayed the center panel with some glimmer mist to tie the colours together.

 It looks lovely and shimmery in real life. I hope you like it.
I've found a challenge looking for cards with holly or poinsettia - so'll enter as well.
Check them out http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/

Monday, 9 July 2012

just sitting

I've been looking at all the fantastic cards on the CASE study for a while now and I loved the beautiful card that Kristii Lockart made when I saw it last year. When I saw it as the case study I decided it was time to join the challenge!
 Here is the card I made. I used some patterned paper with bird cages and little birds. The wistful cat is from Magnolia and the sentiment is from PTI and I'm quite happy with how it looks!  
Thanks for looking!

Gold Text for Christmas

Hello again .
This week I've decided to make a card which fits two challenges- a first for me. I've heat embossed a gold image and layered  it onto luscious gold card stock.The image is from Stamp-It. 

The first challenge is  Simply Less is More
It's a colour challenge this week and the chosen colour is GOLD.

The second challenge is CAS-ual Fridays
CFC60  Use text in your Clean And Simple design

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Looking and Learning

Hello everyone, 
The challenge at "Less is More" this week is to create a card using the header on the LIM blog as inspiration. 
I've used the colours in the header and a stamp on a roller that I bought second hand. Maker unknown.
The sentiment is from PTI.

I enjoy looking and getting ideas from all the talented card makers.
 Thanks for the challenge Mandi and Chrissie and thanks to all the contributors who inspire us each week!