Sunday 26 March 2017

Birthday Bouquet

Goodness - it feels like a long time since I've posted here, but it's only been a couple of weeks. Funny how, when you go away for a holiday, it seems to make your 'normal' life seem so distant. Anyway, when I came back and saw the colours at CAS Colours and Sketches this week, I knew I had to enter - I just loved them:
Added impetus was provided by Less is More's invitation to use a frame. I'd been wanting to try something a friend and I had discussed - using a square framelit to make a rectangular frame.
This is the card I ended up with:
Made using:
Paper: Stampin' Up's Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Stampin' Up's Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Stamp: My Favourite Things' Kitschy Kitchen
Dies: Stampin' Up's Stitched Shapes, My Favourite Things' Kitschy Kitchen and I'm not sure which bit of the last one is the name - so - Sizzix/Drop-ins/Stephanie Barnard's Celebrate Sentiments.

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Amazing Birthday

An elegant, sophisticated colour scheme from CAS Colours and Sketches' Challenge #213:

led to my first try with a stamp set I've just bought: Stampin' Up's Mixed Borders. I kept the image and sentiment pretty much contained, but couldn't resist adding a few little flowers!
I wondered, when I looked at the photo, whether I'd got the sentiment crooked, but on re-examination of the card itself have decided it's just the angle of the photo.

Made using:
Stampin' Up: Mixed Borders stamp set, Stitched Shape Framelits, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant and Smoky Slate Paper and Ink, Crushed Curry ink and Candy Dots.

Tuesday 7 March 2017

Coffee time!

I used Fab Friday's Challenge #107 to try out a new set of stamps and dies I'm so excited to use: MFT's Kitschy Kitchen. I love the retro feel - it's rivaling Stampin' Up's Totally Trees in my affections.
Instead of a doily, I thought a tablecloth would suit the style of the stamps more.

Made using:
My Favourite Things Kitschy Kitchen stamps and dies
Stampin' Up's Moonlight Designer DSP, baker's twine, Whisper White  paper, Melon Mabo, Early Espresso and Wild Wasabi inks and Stitched Shapes Framelits

Spotlit friendship

I liked the flexibility of Time Out's 3rd birthday challenge: Love and/or Friendship. For me, it helped to have the bit of extra focus provided by the extra challenge of spotlight stamping.
I used Grateful Bunch, this time, because the sentiments suited the challenge (and because I love those flowers!)

Made using:
Stampin Up: Grateful Bunch Stampset, Daisies punch, Whisper White and Pacific Point paper, Basic Black and Pacific Point ink.