Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Outlawz Color Challenge for July 29


Another Tuesday and another color challenge posted for:

This is the Inspirational picture chosen by Ina
and the twist is to add 'Birthday Bling'

Here is my card! Lots of bling!

and of course our wonderful sponsor for July is:

Do pop over to The Outlawz and join in the fun.  We would love to see you there!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

IBSIC # 84 - Color


We have guests at the moment so I am up bright and early to play in my craft room!

Todays card is for the Color Challenge at IBS

There are 3 photos to choose from - this is for the 2nd one which is a color challenge.

The verse is from IBS Stamp Set - Spring Lilacs.
I also used this set for the Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sketch challenge at IBS - IBSIC #84


Today my card is for a sketch challenge at Inspired By Stamping.

What I used:
IBS stamp sets: Spring Lilacs & Background Basics II
Gold Embossing Powder
Cherry Lyn butterflies.
Adhesive bling.
The design paper is from GinaK.

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Color Challenge at The Outlawz July 22


Tuesday and our challenge this week at The Outlawz is:

Our color palette was chosen by Ursula.

The twist is: Make it Christmas

and our sponsor this month is:

For my card I have used:
Digi Poinsettia from Bugaboo
Embossing Folder: Joyful Wishes from Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: IBS Holiday Sentiments.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Festive Berries & a Brayer.
Added a bit of glitter.

Do pop over and join in the fun.  It is a good time to start on Christmas Cards.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 Color Challenge at The Outlawz


Our Tuesday challenge at The Outlawz is here again!

This week our beautiful Color Palette was chosen by Penny and here it is:

and our fantastic sponsor is;

Here is my card!

In this challenge the twist is to make your own background paper which I had fun doing
and used the stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger called 
'A Year of Flowers 2' and is from GinaK designs.
I distressed the embossed flowers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Do pop over to The Outlawz 
and join in the fun!

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Color Challenge July 8, 2014


Another Tuesday and another color challenge at The Outlawz

Our generous sponsor for this month is

Today was my turn to choose the inspiration photo and do the posting
and it didn't go too smoothly at all but I eventually got there lol

Here is the inspiration photo

As you can see there is only 1 color selected which you have to use.  
You can pick two more from the photo and the twist - well you tell us
'What it is!' 

Here is my card

My other 2 colors are Yellow & Black and my twist is to add Glitter.

Isn't that just the cutest digi?

Do pop over to The Outlawz and join in the fun.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Ooh la la - Graphic 45


I have fallen in love with Graphic 45 papers!
Here is a card I made using the Couture Collection.
It really looks so much nicer in real life but then so often cards do unless you are a professional photographer.

This is an easel card.

I am particularly pleased with the dress form which I cut with my Silhouette Cameo!
I have been having problems with the cuts especially on the white card I use - the black cuts perfectly though.  
I also removed some of the pieces from the top so as to make less cuts and this helped too.

Here are photos of the outside of the card and the full inside.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Two 'Thank You' cards and one 'Birthday' card


I have recently started buying a magazine called 'Australian Simply Cards' again.
I have not bought card magazines for ages but have been very impressed with
their gifts and designs of late.

I have made 3 cards from the paper pack that was a gift in Issue 63.
I must add though that the colors of the glossy pictures in the magazine are quite 
different from the actual paper pack which are much duller.

Here are my cards.  The first 2 are sort of Case-ing, the 3rd my take.

This last card I will enter into IBS Customer Gallery as the words used are from
IBS Chalkboard Birthday

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Outlawz Color Challenge - July 1 2014.


Well I am back and I hope for a long time.  Surgery on my shoulders went
very well and I am well on the way to recovery.  I must say though
that it was not major surgery, a small tear in the left one and just
a good clean out on the right, so no slings etc. Still can't lift anything heavy and
have to get hubby to help crank the handle on my cuttlebug lol.

Our sponsor this month is:

So lets get onto the challenge for this week at The Outlawz.

Here is the beautiful color palette chosen by Laurian
and the twist is to add pearls.

and this is what I came up with

My base card is actually red - not showing very well though.

I have used:
Cuttlebug embossing folder - it is a strip which I used 3 times and brayered
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Mowed Lawn - Silhouette image
IBS - Creative Tags

There is still time to join in the fun so looking forward to seeing you there!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!