Sunday, March 1, 2015

March One Crazy Stamper challenge

The start of a new month brings us to a new challenge on the One Crazy Stamper blog - and the theme for March is "Anything Goes".  You can use any stamps and products that you like, just no digi stamps, please!  I am using one of the popular Art Impressions Girlfriends stamp sets today Wine Tasters (Sku #4387):
I've coloured the gals with Copic markers, sponged the edges with some warm brown ink, and added a few cute little wine glass die cuts.  Head on over to the OCS blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has to share today, and link up your creations to our challenge.
Products found in the OCS store: Art Impressions Wine Tasters (Sku#4387)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop

How fun - another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is under way, this time with a spring theme!  So I pulled out some bright & pretty papers and used the current Deconstructed Sketch to make my card:

Patterned papers are Lollydoodle; Cardstock is Cotton Candy, Pear, Juniper, Slate & White Daisy; Ink is Slate - all CTMH; Coffee die, Verve; Stamp sets are Better Together and Coffee, Verve.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Challenge

I am in need of some birthday cards, so I'm using Lesley's great sketch & colour combo from The Challenge to add to my stash.  The 'rust' in the colour combo has become more of a dusty orange for me, but I think it still works.  I added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly to give it a little glimmer:
What a great sketch!  I may have to use it a few more times :o)
Patterned papers are Real Time2, Echo Park; Stamp sets are Better Together and Happy Thoughts, Verve; Dies are Sprightly Sprigs and Vintage Oval Frame Die by Verve and Pippi Butterfly, Memory Box;  Inks are Black and Honey, CTMH.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Art Impressions Try-folds!

The Art Impressions Design Team are debuting four new Try-fold stamp sets today.  I have a wedding themed card with a matching gift bag and tag using Steeple TF Set (Sku #4578):
 Here is a photo of the card folded, and tied with organdy ribbon:
 When you untie the ribbon, both sides of the card fold out:
 I tried something new this time, I usually back the side pieces with white cardstock to hide the fact that the Copic markers bleed through the paper... but I used the patterned green paper that I mounted the base on - and I love the look!
 The stamp set comes with the three images and one sentiment "Blessings on this special day", and it includes all the instructions for you to stamp, fold and cut it accurately.  I also love that each of the images can be used individually, so I used the bench image to make a gift tag that I tied onto a matching bag made with my Gift Bag Punch Board:

Head on over to the Art Impressions blog to see what the other DT members have to share - and you can link up your creation for our challenge debuting today, called "Tie It Up" we want to see your creations that are tied up with ribbon or twine.
 Copics used: Greys are C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Blues are B26, B24, B23, B21
Purples are V09, V06, V05, V04, V01
Pinks are R85, R83, R81
Greens are G46, G43, G40, YG03, YG01, YG67, YG63, YG61
Browns are E57, E55, E53, E51, E50


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I Wuff You

It's my day to post on the Art Impressions blog!
I can't seem to stop using the sweet Zoo Babies stamps... today I'm sharing a card using Wuff Set (Sku #4532):
I love the sentiment that comes in the set "I Wuff You".

There is still time to join our Front & Back challenge - and we will have a brand new challenge on the blog on Thursday!  Happy stamping!
Copics used: E49, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, R35, R32, R30


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Birthday Front & Back

 Are you loving the newly released Art Impressions Front & Backs??  I am!  I have a sweet birthday card to share today using Eat Itself Set(Sku#4567):

 Don't forget that there are FOUR brand new F & B sets available in the Ai store - as well as the classic F & B sets and the Mini Front & Backs.  We would love to see you using them in our current "Front and Back Challenge" on the Ai blog.  Happy Stamping!
Copics used - Skin tones - E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E55, E53, E51
Pinks - R85, R83, R81
Yellows - Y26, Y23, Y21, YR12, Y13, Y11
Blues - B02, B01, B00, B000
Greys - W7, W5, W3, W1
Greens - G43, G40
Oranges - YR16, YR15, YR12

Friday, February 13, 2015

Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge

I'm feeling quite pleased with myself... I needed to make a valentine for my husband, and became determined to participate in the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge which is based on an inspiration photo.  The photo doesn't exactly have a masculine feel to it... but I at least managed to use all of the colours, turned it into a valentine and hopefully managed to keep it somewhat masculine.  Here's what I came up with:
Here is our inspiration photo:
I've had these little shiny gold clothespins for a while, so they've supplied the gold accent, and I used a little Wink of Stella on my cow, but it doesn't show in the photo.  I think my husband will like it!
Patterned papers are Head Over Heals, Bo Bunny; Stamp set is Chubby Chums, available at Paper Smooches; Cardstock is CTMH;

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