Sunday, 28 August 2016

AAA Cards #72

Hi There,

Time for a new challenge at AAA Cards

This time our challenge is to make a 'Clean and Simple' card using:

'A new to you technique'

I chose using brushos. I know these have been around for a while now but I had not given them a try until Kylie came to visit me in July. She taught me how to use them and I have been having fun since then.  Here is my card:

I cut the butterfly panel from a card with a mix of brushos on and then the blue background is also made using brushos. I simply layered this onto a black frame and done!

I ended up taking this photo with a black background but on reflection this was not such a good idea but too late it is been posted!

Our sponsors this week are the fabulous Stampendous


Our Guest Designer is the very creative Alexandra-we are so pleased to have her join us.

So what new technique will you try?

I am looking forward to seeing your cards and remember to keep them Clean and Simple-my fav!!

I will enter this into this into Darnell's NBUS challenge #7-both the frames and butterfly have never been used before.

It's Almost Here!

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Inkspirational #116

Hi there,

We have a new challenge for you all at Inkspirational. This challenge we want you to use either 2 or 3 of primary colours. That's red, blue and yellow (I had to look it up to remind myself!)

Here is what I made:

I got the idea of this layout from DT member Nonni. I really liked how she had placed the elements in this card here and it inspired my card today-thank you Nonni.

2 simple dies from Concord and 9th layered with one enamel dot and a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers-so CAS I love it!

Our Guest Designer is my fellow teamie at Time Out Challenges, the very talented Shona. Shona's blog Twine Around is full of creative and inspiring cards, I urge you to take a look around. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

All DT members have made amazing cards-take a look here.

Have fun x

I will enter this into:

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Time Out Reminder #64

Hi There,

Time for me to remind you that you really need to take some TIME OUT and join in our latest CASE challenge at Time Out Challenges.

We are CASEing the fabulous Julia Altermann. Her blog Just One More Card is full of inspiring projects and lots of instructional videos-take a look.

Here is the my take on Julia's card:

And Julia's card:

This time I was inspired again by the colours an the stitched edges but I also did some basic colouring (shock, horror!). The double dies are both coloured using copics then they have lots of sparkle added to them with WOS. Such a shame you can't see this. I even coloured the centre gems as they were pearl coloured. Basic colouring on this card but that is all I can really master!

This card was for my very good friend and fellow teamie at Time OutNonni, who celebrated her Birthday on Monday-hope you liked it Nonni and it arrived in one piece x

Our Guest Designer Jenny is joining us again this week and her card is outstanding. Take a look here and see what Jenny and the DT have made to inspire you.

Go on take some TIME OUT and join in the fun x

I will enter this into:
Less is More-Exotic-I think my colours are exotic and remind me of paradise plus this butterfly could easily be seen in paradise...I wonder if there is a butterfly these colours in paradise??
Happy Little Stampers-anything goes with dies-the sentiment here is from HLS.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Let's Dance!

Hi There,

This afternoon I saw the new challenge at CASology-Fun, and an idea popped into my head. I had been thinking of the 'Exotic' challenge at Less is More and the Silhouette challenge at Addicted to CAS for a few days as I wanted to enter both. It wasn't until I saw the 'Fun' challenge that the idea for this idea card came to me. Weird how this happens but great when it does!

This is what I came up with:

The background is made out of brushos and just looks like the most exotic sunset. What could be more fun than dancing the Tango at sunset. The idea came to me quickly but it took me ages to decide what colour panels to put the card onto. I tried lots of ideas and finally came across this cream coloured card that I rarely use as it looks a bit to yellow to me but it seem to go perfectly with the brusho background.

The sentiment is from PTI and the silhouette is from STAMPlorations.

My sister is a superb dancer and this card is going to her. 

Have a good day my friends x

I will enter this into:

STAMPloration CAS-gold-could my sunset be golden-if not I go with no twist.


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Time Out Challenges #64

Time for our CASE with your own twist challenge (copy and share everything) at Time Out Challenges.

This time we are so very happy that we have the chance to CASE the very talented Julia Alterman. I am sure many of you know Julia and know how so very talented Julia is. If not take a visit to her blog Just One More Card. I guarantee you will come back inspired.

Here is my CASE of Julia's card.

Here is Julia's card:


Not being very good at colouring I looked for other things in Julia's card that inspired me. I picked out the use of her frames, the blue and yellow colours and the sequins. I really liked how this turned out and got to use my new STAMPlorations dies-the outer frame and the 'hello' die. The centre frame is popped up for dimension.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is my fellow teamie at AAA cardsJenny. I am always inspired by her cards and so pleased she is joining us for this challenge. Her blog Craftmosh is a delight to visit-pop on over there and enjoy.

Our fabulous DT have all CASEed Julia's card with their own twist's-take a look here and then take some TIME OUT and join in the fun x

Monday, 15 August 2016

Bon Jour!

Hello there,

Now my card today may look like it took me 5 minutes to make but oh took me hours! I had the idea and everything planned out, tried out and balanced then I lost one of the sentiments. I have looked and looked for it but it is still hiding. I know it will turn up one day soon but not today! 

I wanted to finish the card today so went with another sentiment.

Here it is:

This is meant to be the Eiffel Tower at night with all the lights shining from it. I used that snowflake die again but this time for lights (such a fab stamp from Visable images).

This card is the first card in ages I have made just for fun and is for the 'French, one layer card' challenge at Less is More and based on the lay out at CAS(E) this Sketch.

The other card I made like this is still waiting for the lost sentiment, when I find it I will share it with you.


Sunday, 14 August 2016

AAA Cards #71 Blending

Hi All,

Time for a new challenge at AAA cards.

For this challenge we want to see 'Clean and Simple' cards using some kind of blending.

Here is what I created:

I got this leaf dies as a pressie for the very lovely and talented Loll-thanks Loll. I have seen her use dies like this over panels of blended inks and brushos and decided to give it a go myself. I blended together some water colour paints and used 'wet on wet' water colouring to mix the colours together. I sprayed the oval panel with gold glitter but it is hard to see this in the photo. Finally I popped up the oval panel to add some dimension. The sentiment is from our sponsors for this challenge our Happy Little Stampers and the winner will get $20 Gift voucher for their fabulous store.


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Michelle. Her creativity is amazing. Take a look at her blog here and you will see for yourself!

Have fun!

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