Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Blended Corner Garden...

Hi there,

One of my favourite things in the new catalogue is the FAB Blendabilities markers... I love to colour and they create the most wonderful finished image! One of the stamps that I knew would be so much fun to colour in is the new background stamp Corner Garden... It took me ages to colour because there's so much detail, but boy did I have fun!!

I haven't played along with the Friday Mashup gals in a while and this card fits perfectly with this week's challenge to use a background stamp with a 3D element...

I used a mix of Blendabilities: Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and the skin collection, as well as the colour lifter.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Corner Garden, Hey You
Ink: Memento black ink, Blendabilities
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake,Pool Party, Naturals White
Accessories: rhinestones
Tools: 1 3/4" circle punch, Chalk Talk framelits, scoring tool & board, Beautiful Wings embosslit

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Big Bright Birthday...


This week's ColourQ challenge is a bright one...

I thought it was a great opportunity to break out my new Big News set, with a couple of other sets to compliment the big greeting...

The only thing I wasn't happy with on this one is the colouring on the cake... I only noticed how patchy the bottom tier is after I'd photographed it... grr! Can't wait to get Calypso Coral blendabilities!! The cake is from the hostess set, Life's Adventures, and I coloured it with a blender pen and inkpads. I added a couple of flowers from Petite Petals as well as a little punched banner as directed by the fab Deconstructed Sketch this week...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Big News, Petite Petals, Life's Adventure
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Stazon
Accessories: rhinestones, Iridescent Ice embossing powder
Tools: Petite Petal punch, banner punch, Piercing tool & template

Make sure you check out the rest of the Royal Court's fabulous inspiration this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Tap Tap Thanks...

Hi there!

I've had a request for some thank you cards for men so I'm trying to prioritise making some more of them... Even I don't find them particularly easy! I used a couple of challenges to help me with this one: the Freshly Made Sketch and the Colour Me combo...

I really wanted to use one of my fave new sets from the catty, Tap Tap Tap, as I thought it would work well for a masculine card...

I combed through the catty looking for a thank you sentiment that would fit in the typewriter paper and was delighted to find that the sentiment from Six-Sided Sampler fit perfectly! I used a few other new products on this as well: Lost Lagoon card, the large polka dot embossing folder (so fun!) and some dsp from the All Abloom stack. The typewriter was stamped with stazon, coloured with Smoky Slate ink and a blender pen then cut cut.

Here's the recipe: 
Stamps: Tap Tap Tap, Six-Sided Sampler
Ink: Stazon, Smoky Slate
Paper: All Abloom dsp, Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Essentials Hardware Clip
Tools: Large Polka Dot EF, Starburst Framelits, 2 1/2" circle punch, Project Life corner punch, Bitt Banners framelits, Circle card thinlits (banner)

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Friday, 18 July 2014

Blackberry Wisteria Frenzy...


This week has flown by! I looked at the Paper Players colour challenge on Sunday and thought 'that's gorgeous - must play with that this week' then realised this afternoon that I hadn't done so... where has the week gone?! So, I quickly whipped something up this afternoon, combining the pretty colours with the sketch from Just Add Ink...

I played around with the fab new Flower Frenzy die and came up with this...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Bloom with Hope (hostess set)
Paper: Moonlight dsp, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Wisteria Wonder, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Antique brad
Tools: Flower Frenzy bigz die, Circles framelits, Window Frames framelits

I'm keeping it short and sweet tonight - I've got a busy day tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Cutting Edge ColourQ...


I'm having a rather rare day off at home today - catching up on some stuff and preparing for my Christmas in July class happening this Saturday and next... So I can actually post my ColourQ creation in good time and not rushing to do it in between piano lessons and lectures! This week's challenge is fun - you get a few options to play with...

I decided to use splashes of all 5 of the colours and when I saw the inspiration over at the new Cutting Edge Challenge, I knew it would be perfect for these colours. Now, I am having to be VERY patient as my favourite stamp set from the new catty is on backorder (Flower Patch) - boohoo! But, I did get sent the framelits to go wit the stamp set so I thought I'd have a play with them on their own to see what I could create...

Here's the inspiration from The Cutting Edge...

I used the same layout, the embossed background and the idea of five different colours in the die-cut images.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Hey You
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Honey
Ink: Stazon black
Accessories: Dazzling Details
Tools: Mosaic embossing folder, Flower Fair framelits, Beautiful Wings embosslits die

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

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Blended Framed Poppies...


Check out the latest challenge from ColourQ...

I was hoping my new goodies would arrive in time to play with this week's fun combo but alas no - they arrived yesterday but I needed to have this project done by then so I used some of the preorder products as well as the lovely Pleasant Poppies background stamp..

I coloured the poppies using Blendabilities - the lightest Cherry Cobbler marker, with the lightest Daffodil Delight marker over the top to give a slightly more orange tone to the red. The sentiment is from Something to Say and the dsp in the background is from the Moonlight stack. I used the fab On Film framelits die to cut the poppies and the frame around them - love this die collection! Finally, the button is one of the Very Vintage designer buttons with a Coastal Cabana Blendabilities marker.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Something to Say, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Memento black, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Blendabilities
Paper: Moonlight dsp, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Accessories: Very Vintage designer button, Silver baker's twine
Tools: Bitty Banners die,  On Film framelits

Make sure you stop by the rest of the Royal Court to see their fab creations this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Fresh Coastal Silhouette...

Hi there!

I had fun playing along with a couple of challenges the other day: the Freshly Made Sketch and the colour combo from Create with Connie & Mary...

I had a multi-coloured image stamped out from Gifts of Kindness that had been inked with Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake using the baby wipe inkpad technique at a training day a while ago so I decided to use that as my focal point...

I couldn't resist using a few new goodies from the new catty one this: the greeting from Something to Say, the Decorative Dots embossing folder (a returning item from Sale-a-Bration) and the fabulous Blendabilities,,, which I used to colour the rhinestones in the middle of the butteflies - love!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Gifts of Kindness, Something to Say
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Whisper White, vellum
Accessories: Real Red ribbon, rhinestones, Retro Fresh washi tape
Tools: Bitty Butterfly punch, Bitty Banners framelits, circle framelits, Decorative Dots EF

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x