Saturday, 22 November 2014

Let it SNOW

Stamps: Tag Its #8(PTI)
Ink: Espresso Truffle (Memento)
Die: Framelits Instant (Sizzix)

Hurray! Less is More are doing a festive challenge today, so I can start to share some of my cards for this year. It also works for the upcoming Papertrey Bloghop on 25th of the month, which has a snow theme.

Inspired by IKEA

VINTERMYS Hanging decoration IKEA Easy to hang up since it comes with string already attached.

Have you seen these birdhouses at IKEA?
Look cute enough here, but way too big & heavy in real life. Not sure where you are supposed to hang them, but surely not on a Christmas tree - it would bend the branch right down!
But I do like the idea, so I decided to make a knock off version out of cardstock:

Trouble was, I found I couldn't stop at just one! I had to see what they looked like with other colours or different roofs (side note - I always thought the plural of roof was rooves; turns out it isn't), so I made some more. Now I see them enlarged on the screen, I also want to try out stars & hearts as entry-ways. Can you guess what my friends will be getting for Christmas this year?

Here is my template for you to use:

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Merry Muse

Dies: Small Circle Burst, Alphabet Soup (Memory Box)
Font:  Bookman Old Style Bold Italic
Inspired by Marion Vagg at Muse this week, I chose to concentrate on the large grey sentiment & the sun rays.  This MB die is the closest I possess to sun rays & I nearly lost my sanity fitting all those tiny dots; not to be undertaken lightly!
 The alphabet soup letters are cute but terribly hard to handle & line up - as you can see.
Apologies for the more-dreadfull-than-usual phot, had to use my tablet as the camera has had a nasty accident.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Less is More ~ Use 2

Stamps: Be Jolly, Jolly Wishes (Technique Tuesday)
Ink: Soft Pool (HA); Golden Glitz (Delicata)
Hi there.  Long time no blog.  No reason, just doin' other stuff. But today the planets are all in alignment, the sun is shining & the mojo is back.
Less is More want 2 of something on a card this week, but only one layer. I've got 2 baubles, 2 colours & used 2 stamp sets.  Tried for a long time to get red on here as well, before realising that gold & aqua get along just fine together without a third party interfering!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

More sparkle

Fonts: Trocchi, Gasoline Alley, Cafe & brewery
Die: nested squares (QuicKutz)
Other: Aurora ep; glitter (lots); gloss (even more...)

Continuing to take inspiration from Festive Friday, I just can’t look away from the frame over the mantel.

I told you there was more mileage in that sentiment too.  Feel free to save it.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Wedding card

Stamps: Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn); Free Spirits (PS); Fanciful Flowers (Elzybells)
Ink: Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink (Memento); Sea Glass (Avery Elle)
Dies: Die-namics Ampersand (MFT), Stitched Mats (LI)
Font: Goudy Bookletter 1911

It's 'Anything Goes' at Less is More this week, in honour of Chrissie's birthday.  Here is the card I made for my nephew's upcoming nuptials. 
The ampersand is stacked with 3 layers of lavender cardstock to co-ordinate with the stamping.  I used a whole host of the tiny stamps from a variety of sets for the confetti around the names.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Sparkling Christmas

Dies: Large Geometric Rose (Clearly Besotted); Nesting Squares (QuicKutz)
Font: Trocchi, Cafe & Brewery
Other: Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); Wink of Stella
Michelle is having a break from CAS-ual Fridays; this is the last challenge until next year.  So I thought I'd do a Christmas card for the tic tac toe challenge.
I've chosen the dots-white-sequins line. But aaarggh, the picture doesn't show the sparkle!  The star is the centre cut out from the geometric rose die, stacked 3x for depth & covered with sparkly wink of stella.  Promise!
Plenty of white, which I hope compensates for the single solitary sequin.  Dots are by way of an embossing folder.
Am liking the sentiment - you may see more from that.

PS Have just realised that this card was subliminally inspired by this photo over at Festive Friday:

And another - Simon Says... Emboss It for this week's Wednesday Challenge.
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