Sunday, April 24, 2011

Challenge #200

Congratulations to the ladies at Stamping 411 upon reaching 200 challenges! I have only discovered this blog over the last few months, but I love their Saturday challenges and Thursday techniques.

Project Recipe
Stamp set: Nature Walk and Short & sweet
Card: Daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, old olive and whisper white
Ink: Pumpkin pie and old olive markers, cajun craze, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, old olive ink pads
Accessories: daffodil delight pompom trim, crimper, blender pen for water colouring butterfly

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Autumn Swap

Another gorgeous set from the Autumn mini, this one I have done for the swap for my Demonstrator group.

Project Recipe
Stamp: French Foliage and Basis Phrases
Card: Soft suede, sahara sand, cajun craze, old olive and whisper white
Ink: Soft suede, cajun craze and old olive
Accessories: twine, 1 1/4' and 13/8' punches, spritzer

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Not Sure about this One!

I combined two of the challenges from Stamping 411 to make this card. I used the colours from the Friday challenge and the Saturday sketch. I was hesitant about putting this up on the blog as I am not very happy with it. I am not keen on artichoke as a colour (or even as a vegetable, lol!) and I think the card looks a bit dull and flat.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Medallion and Heard from the Heart
Ink: Rose Red, always artichoke, crumb cake and choc chip
Card: Choc chip, crumb cake, always artichoke, rose red and whisper white
Accessories: Choc chip taffeta ribbon (retired), Antique brad, scallop trim border punch and water spritzer

Easter Basket

 I made this basket using the Big Shot mini milk carton die. Although I started using the instruction by Amanda Coughlin I changed it a bit by keeping all four sides on each carton to make an eight-sided box rather than Amanda's seven-sided box. While you could make this without the die, it certainly saves time and effort by having the sides pre-cut and scored.

Project Recipe
Big Shot: Mini milk carton die, Beautiful wings embosslits, little leaves sizzlits
Cardstock: Kraft, very vanilla, old olive, daffodil delight and melon mambo
Accessories: melon mambo pompom trim, self adhesive rhinestones, Botanical Gazette dsp and gold brads

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Nature Walk

This week's sketch challenge at Stamping 411 gave me a good reason to show off another stamp set from the Autumn mini as well as the matching dsp.

Project Recipe
Stamp Set: Nature walk and Oval all
Card: Marina mist, so saffron, cherry cobbler and very vanilla
Ink: so saffron, soft suede and cherry cobbler
Accessories: Scallop circle die cut and big shot, lots of tags sizzlits, scallop trim border puch, Botanical gazette dsp, so saffron and marina mist ribbon, large oval punch