Monday, 22 May 2017

CASology Challenge - Week # 249

How are you all doing??? I am currently typing with fingers so cold I can hardly feel the keys. The frost in the morning is so cold I've decided to do the washing after school each day and hang it out before its too dark. It's still freezing though, thank goodness our fire is on!!







Which brings me to the current challenge at CASology where their cue word is 'Warm'. Something we won't be experiencing much of as we head into Winter here in New Zealand. 

I spent this past weekend with my Mum so had plenty of time to organise not only my Design Team cards but also some challenge cards for fun. I was thinking warm colours, warm clothes etc and then found the perfect stamp set that I hadn't used before:


Talk about 'hot stuff'!! These cute little 'stuffed peppers' are from Clearly Besotted 'Vegetable Patch'. I had these given to me by a friend of mine who was clearing out her stash of stamps. They had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to be used, and this was it!!

This was super simple to do. I stamped the mouse image 3x across the card front, along with the sentiment, using black ink. I then coloured away with my Faber Castell pencils and voila! They are so cute!!

Its close to dinner time and I can hear the kids rustling around in the kitchen cupboards, so better get something prepared. Since its so cold I'm going to make Butter Chicken with home-made Roti Chenai, so will be warm inside and out!

Take care
Shona
 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Altenew May Inspiration Challenge - Entry # 3

I'm back!!! Dinner is over, kids are fed and watered and dishes even done, so time to show you all my third entry to the Altenew Inspiration  challenge for May!





I showed you all a card here  a few hours ago and the leftovers from that one turned into this card:


I just couldn't bring myself to throw away all the leftover die-cut pieces so with a bit of glue and fussy cutting, this new design was created!!

Firstly I die-cut the background die from white CS and glued to the card front. On the previous card I die-cut the middle of this die from a pink paint chip and was left with the flower frame. I fussy cut it away from the rest of the die and trimmed the petals. I flipped it over, put the leftover dark pink petals into place and used washi tape on the back to hold them in. I also glued on a small square of the green CS over the middle of the flower so the green would show through. The flower was then popped up on foam tape in the middle of the card.

I took the Tonic Nuvo Drops in White and added droplets to the flower for some embellishment and did a very simple sentiment in black, popped on some foam tape. I love how it turned out and can just imagine it in so many colour combos!!!

The background die is from Altenew 'Layered Medallions Cover Die B'. The sentiment is also from Altenew, it was a freebie from a card making magazine last year.

Time now to catch up with the kids some more, get them into bed and then go to bed myself so I can carry on watching Season 4 of 'House of Cards'. Its such an incredible show and Season 5 comes out May 30th. I didn't think I would like having Netflix but boy oh boy its magnificent!! 

Take care
Shona
 

Reminder: Time Out Challenge # 83

Hi everyone, hope your all having a great week and haven't been overloaded with work!! I'm cruising on in here to remind you about our current TIME OUT   
challenge. We have the most amazing card for you to CASE:







Isn't this spectacular?!! Its by one of my favourite people Hannelie from Desert Diva. We both have a love for CAS designs and she is just as sweet as can be. To 'CASE' her card means to create your own interpretation. So you could use the same colours, same layout or maybe you have the same floral stamps. Its all up to you!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and the winner will get a $15 voucher to spend in their store. So very lucky!!



The colours used on Hannelie's card aren't ones I would use very often but I decided to jump out of my pastel/rainbow coloured comfort-zone and go for gold:


I started off by taping down the stencil over my card front. I then decided that I wanted to have the stencil pattern a particular shape, so I taped this die-cut frame over-top. I then used Distress Inks 'Spiced Marmalade' and 'Barn Door' and my mini-blending tool to create the pattern. Once I removed the stencil I realised the frame look quite cool with the colour around the inside edge, so decided to put it back in place on some foam tape.

The flowers were stamped in black ink on white CS and fussy cut out. I adhered them in place, putting one of the larger flowers up on foam tape. I also added some foam tape behind the sentiment and glued on a few gold, orange and red sequins for a bit of sparkle. I really hope Hannelie likes it!!

The flower images and sentiment are from Stamplorations 'Buttercups and Butterflies'. The stencil is also from Stamplorations 'Nested Circles'. The frame die is from Studio Katia 'Stitched Creative Nested Squares'. The sequins are from Neat and Tangled.

You have until Wednesday 25th May to link your projects to the TIME OUT  challenge and please pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our fabulous Guest Designer Susanne of Keep In Touch Cards have created for you. Look forward to seeing your cards in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona