Archive for September, 2011

This week the Play Date Cafe have a colour challenge that I couldnt resist.  I have been waiting to use my new Wisteria Wonder cardstock that I bought the other week.

Stamps: Happy Moments (retired), Tilda with Kitten
 Paper: Whisper White , Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Grey, Blush Blossom,  More Mustard, Barely Banana
Accessories:  Boho Blossoms, Butterfly Punch, Victoria embossing folder, Spellbinder Fleur de Lis die, Little Leaves die, Itty Bitty flower punch, I heart hearts punch, Owl Punch (for small heart), light purple satin ribbon

I started with a base card made from Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  I added an embossed layer of Very Vanilla cardstock, to which I adhered a purple ribbon. I then added the Fleur De Lis circle, punched flowers and butterflies.  For the centre of the butterflies I used the small punched out ovals from the Fleur De Lis circle.  I then adhered the Little Leaves to the Fleur De Lis circle and the Tilda with Kitten, which I had coloured using ink and a blender pen.  At the bottom of the circle I added four Itty Bitty flower and seven small circles to the outer edge that I had punched out with the cropadile.  I finished off the card by adding the Birthday sentiment from the Happy Moments stamp set and mounting Whisper White hearts with Very Vanilla hearts in the centre to either side of the sentiment.

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Stamps: Punch Bunch (retired), Itty Bitty Bits
Paper:  Whisper White , Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Circle Punch, Swiss Dot embossing folder


I decided to combine this weeks Just Add Ink’s theme challenge, Just Add Baby and Clean and Simple’s sketch challenge.  I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock, to which I added an embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock, followed by a strip of Wisteria Wonder.  I then stamped the welcome baby from the Punch Bunch stamp set (retired).  To make the tags, I trimmed around the  stamped image and then adhered it to some Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  I then made a panel out of Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder cardstock to which I mounted the letter B panel and the Welcome baby tag.  I then stamped some images from the Itty Bitty Bits stampset and punched them out with the Itty Bitty Circle Punch.  I finished off by adhering the images with foam pads and added some Itty Bitty circle buttons to Wisteria Wonder strip.

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For Susannah

Stamps: Happy Moments (retired SAB), Punched Posies (retired hostess set)
Paper:  Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White , Pear Pizzaz In Color DSP pack (retired)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Green Ice Brad, Foam pads

This card is for Susannah.  I promised Susannah last week that I would blog again but I didn’t get time and I thought I better do it this week as I dislike breaking promises.

For this card, I used the colour challenge from Stampin Royalty and the Sketch from Clean and SimpleBoth websites are great places to find some inspirations.  I started with a base card made from Concord Crush.  Before adding a layer of Pear Pizzaz In Color DSP pack (I substituted Pear Pizzaz for Certainly Celery as I had run out of cardstock), I trimmed a small strip from the front right side of the card.  Next came another piece of Concord Crush followed by a reverse piece of Pear Pizzaz In Color DSP (retired).  I added a strip of Whisper White cardstock and Tangerine Tango cardstock.  I stamped thank you from the Happy Moments stamp set (retired).  I then stamped two flowers and two leaves, which I trimmed with paper snips.  I adhered the leaves to the base card and then joined the two flowers with a green ice brad.  Once joined, I adhered the flower to the base card with a foam pad. There you have my take on this week’s Challenges and thank you to Susannah for inspiring me to blog again 🙂 and don’t forget to visit Stampin Royalty and Clean and Simple.

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Just Add Ink #84


This week Just Add Ink have an interesting colour challenge.  Use white and one other colour.  For this challenge I decided to use Spring as my inspiration and I used So Saffron as my other colour choice.

Stamps: For You Flower
Paper:  Whisper White, Apricot Appeal , Washington Apple DSP (retired)
Ink: So Saffron
Accessories:  Fancy Flower Punch, Itty Bitty Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercing template, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch.

I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock and then added a layer of Washington Apple DSP (retired).  Using a paper piercer, paper-piercing template and mat,  I pierced holes around a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I adhered the pierced Whisper White cardstock to the base card.  Using So Saffron ink, I then stamped the For You Flower(retired) stamp twice.  I punched the first flower with the Fancy Flower punch and for the second, I punched out the centre of the flower using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch.  Before adhering the punched out centre to the flower, I pierced the largest ‘you’ word.  I then stamped a sentiment from the So Happy For You  stamp set (retired) and punched out three Itty Bitty circles from a piece of scrap Washington Apple DSP.  To finish off the card I added a thin strip of cardstock.  I think the strip might be Apricot Appeal (retired) and not So Saffron as I first thought.

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