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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Less is More - Masculine Challenge

I look forward to Saturdays as the Less is More Challenge for the week is set.

I have been busy this week playing with my new Mini Catalogue goodies that I have forgot to put up any blog posts this week!


I did a commission similar to this but forgot to take a picture (typical). I used the Blender Pen (on offer this month) to pull the ink from the edges of the tree and add a bit more grass at the bottom of the tree. The edges of the card were roughed up a bit with the distressing tool.


SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Lovely as a Tree, Basic Phrases
Ink: Always Articoke, Chocolate Chip
Stamp'n'write: Early Expresso
Card: Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: linen thread, Blender Pen, Distressing tool


Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Less is More Challenge - Off the Page

Snowing here today so perfect for staying inside and crafting - that is my plan but have some sorting to do for the local Scout Jumble sale in a couple of weeks.

Over at Less is More the challenge this week is a one layer card with the theme off the page.

Toby has a birthday party to go to this afternoon so I hit 2 birds with one stone and used this theme to make a card.

I love the Make a Monster stamp set, especially as I have 3 boys!

I felt that there was too much plain white on view so used the Sprtizer tool with the Pacific Point marker to just break it up a little.


SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Make a Monster, Basic Phrases
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Pacific Point
Stamp'n'write: Pacific Point
Card: Whisper White
Accessories: Spritzer Tool, Stampamajig


Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx

Friday, 11 March 2011

Hurray - it's Friday

Just a really quick post today as my pre-order goodies arrived yesterday and I spent the afternoon creating and NEED to get back to them!!!

My craft room has quickly descended into a mess as I keep thinking of new ideas I have to try.

I am trying to keep my cards clean and simple and hope you like this.


SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Sincere Salutations, Sanded background
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso stamp 'n' write marker
Card: Crumb Cake, Old Olive
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Accessories: 1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1" circle punches, Rhinestone brads, Daffoldil Delight 5/8" grosgrain ribbon


Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Portrait Box Arm Card

Just a really quick post today as I am waiting (not very patiently) for a delivery - my box of pre-order goodies from the NEW mini catalogue which launches on April 1st.

I have the house clean so I can play as soon as it arrives. I can't show you any projects yet but be sure to come back at the start of April to see the FABULOUS new products available.

I love making this style of card. This time I have made it a portrait version. The Cupcake stand has been coloured in using blender pens - on special offer this month. I then used heat and stick to cover the entire panel with Dazzling Diamonds.



SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Black Staz-on, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Basic Gray, Versmark
Card: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Scallop border punch, Spotty grosgrain ribbon (sadly no longer available but a plain version is!), heat n stick powder, dazzling diamonds

Come back soon to get the metric measurements to create cards like this.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Less is More Challenge - Pastels - Card2

Yesterday I posted a card that was not really Less is More - Clean and Simply but it had used pastel colours so I went away and created a more suitable card to enter into this week's challenge.

I masked off the central area and used sponge daubers to create a subtle background and then stamped the image with Crumb Cake ink.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Just Believe
Ink: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Basic Pearls


Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx

Monday, 7 March 2011

Monday Monday

I tried to post yesterday but my computer decided it did not like what I was trying to do!!

This card is based once again on a tutorial by Emma Fewkes.

I have changed the dimensions from her imperial meaurements to metric so check back soon for the dimensions I have used.

It is so nice to try out out a different style of card.


SUPPLIES:
Card: Bashful Blue
Love Stories Simply Scrappin' Kit - available while stocks last
Accessories: Basic Jewels, Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon


I have used this simply card as part of this week's Less is More Challenge - Pastels

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx

Friday, 4 March 2011

Growing Green

I can't believe that it is Friday already - the week has flown past. No post yesterday as I was dashing around the place getting ready for a wee trip to Glasgow tomorrow.

This card uses the hodgepodge hardware which is on offer this month. I have tinted the pearls by using a sponge dauber to dab Elegant Eggplant ink on top.


SUPPLIES
:
Stamp Set: Growing Green, Basic Phrases
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Hodgepodge hardware, Designer label punch, Basic pearls, 1/8" Old Olive taffeta, Stampin' Pastels, sponge daubers

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Clean and Simple Challenge - FTL 129

Over at Clean and Simple there is a sketch challenge this week and I thought I would join in. Used some of the scraps I have been sorting to make this card.

Once again it uses Wild Wasabi. It is combined with Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip. This colour combination is from the Colour Coach which is a great tool. Not only do you get colour swatches but on the back of each one is 2 colour combinations to try out.


SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set: Simply Said
Card: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Planter Box rub-ons, Scallop edge border punch, Extra-large oval punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon


Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge

Over at Just Add Ink - another challenge blog - they have a colour challenge this week so I decided that I would play along.

It was quite a tough one but I am pleased with the result.


SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set: Just Believe
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versmark
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Boho Blossoms Punch, Linen thread, Stampin' Pastels, Mat Pack and piercing tool


Hope to see you again tomorrow.


Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx