Happy Tuesday everyone sorry a little late with this post but life is pretty hectic here.
Busy little bees over at FROSTED DESIGNS they have just announced their new DT so go and have a look and maybe visit a blog or two and leave a little love!
Anyway on to our fabulous card sketch designed by Jenny Evans!
I really like the banner part of the sketch so I decided to make that my focus. I have been taking part in Jennifer Maguire's Inspiration Showcase (here) and the techniques I have learnt are fabulous! A brilliant online class and so well worth the money!!!
I have embossed the butterfly on gloss paper with a white embossing powder and then using Tim Holtz distressing ink ( I have many! lol) created the lovely mustardy yellow. This embossed resist is really easy and looks fabulous!
hope you join in a $25 voucher to Simon Says Stamp is up for grabs this challenge.
I really like "different cards" card that are not your average run of the mill open from the right! When I saw this double z fold card, I knew I wanted to give it a whirl!! and the Authentique PP are just perfect and soft! I cannot believe I haven't heard of them before. They have definitely been elevated on my fav list.
I must admit though, I did have another embelishement on my opening and It just didn't do it for me!!! I found the nestabilities lacey circles and large/small circles are a must have for any stash as they can quick fix anything and make it look fabulous!.
If you want to see the tutorial on how to make this card, check out the blog at Scrapbook Boutique
MFT Die Namics Die & Stamp Well worn greetings Hero Arts Essential Messages Authentique 6x6 pad Uncommon VersaFine Onyx Black Nestabilities Lacey circles Nestabilities Circles Nestabilities Ovals Grey Cardstock Pink cardstock
You need to make sure you visit each and every blog in order. In each of the Design Team member's and our two sponsor blog posts, you will find a word. Write the words down in the order that you get them. Once you have visited all the blogs, you will have a phrase. Email that phrase to Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have a two drawings at the end of the hop for these great prizes from our sponsors: Vintage Street Market and Boys Rule Kit
Here is my card for today. I have just christened my new sizzix alpha from stampin up and I think these will be getting a huge work out in the future!!! love love love them.
I embossed a Hero Arts background stamp on glossy paper and then with distress inks created a gorgeous reddy orange card. Ive used the sizzix die for the letters and I am really happy with how it turned out.
I really love my PTI "you" die as well. I have been busy USING my stash rather than just adding to it and basically everything I used today would be for the first time *blush* I even had to ring a friend to ask how to use the MFT flower die (down the bottom!)
I hope you are keeping a list of the words from each blog as it WILL make sense at the end!!!!
Good Morning, hope you are gearing up for a fabulous Friday, as we are at Scrapbook Boutique!
Love is in the air...!!!!
Today is the beginning of another Inspiration Challenge and another blog hop!
If you are following along with the blog hop you would have arrived from
Scrapbook Boutique's blog- and if you get lost, you can always head back to the SB blog and start from there!
The fabulous prize this month is the Tilda Loves Flowers by Magnolia Stamps
You just need to leave a comment on each of the DT gals blogs and a final one on
SB Blog, the random winner will be drawn from there!
The hop will be open for 1 week, closing midday Friday 17th January, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on Saturday 18th.
Unfortunately the blog hop prize (as is the inspiration challenge) is only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.
We also have for you, our regular monthly inspiration challenge!
How delicious do those cup cakes look....?
Challenge : Create a project using the photo above as your inspiration, using Pink, Red and White.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page project......it's totally up to you!
The Prize :
One randomly chosen winner will win a
$30 Scrapbook Boutique Gift Voucher.
We look forward to seeing your creations.
Challenge Closes :
Midnight, Wednesday 29th February, 2012.
Now all the details are out the way...
I have created two cards for this blog hop! I wanted to try a technique that I thought of in the middle of the night and quite happy and chuffed with myself too....... that is until I saw a similar idea on a Christmas card whilst blog hopping!!!
In my creative dream..... I used verigated twine on my heart. I didn't like the pink to red so I decided on all red.
As I've been married for waaaaay over 20 years and we haven't swapped cards for about 20 years.... I think these will be relegated to the stash box! lol