Wednesday, March 27, 2013

still addINKtive - Spot That Stamp Set - Easter

This week at still addINKtive, we are celebrating Easter by incorporating any current Easter set in our projects.  You can link up any old or new project that features a current Easter set.

Unfortunately, I don't own any Easter sets, so I found an appropriate sentiment in Wacky Wishes & a sweet little bunny in Little Additions.  I teamed them up with some fun, bright colours & some strawberry (primrose petals) jellybeans to create these:-


I used my oval framelit dies (again, ♥ them!) to create the card:-


I had originally planned to dry emboss the turquoise panel to recreate the patterned surface of an easter egg, but I was concentrating so hard on layering the ribbon (a la the gorgeous Christine Blain), that I totally forgot to run it through the Big Shot before adhering it to the base card.  Oh well, lol!

The little beanie bags have toppers made from the Hearts a Flutter banner die, teamed with concentric & scallop circle punches.  I even added one to the inside of the card:-


We hope you can play along with us at still addINKtive this week.  You can find the challenge, as well as the beautiful inspiration pieces from the DT here.

Recently I received a Liebster Award from the lovely Suzanne Barnard (thanks Suzie).  



Now I would like to pass this on to my fellow SA Design Team members, to say thank you for all your wonderful inspiration, it's been great working alongside you these past three months:-


Card Components (all SU)
All Stampin' Up! except for a circle punch.  :)


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

still addINKtive Challenge #7 - Colour & Sketch with a fancy fold!

Hithere, sorry I am a bit late with my post this week!

Bron & Kathy have a fabulous sketch/colour combo that you can play along with at still addINKtive this week.  You can use the sketch OR the colours OR both together!

I have used both to create this card:-


Here are the challenge components (I squished my circle into an oval shape, lol):-


I have had this concept floating around in my head for a while, after playing around with some scrap paper to create the fold.  The crumb cake base is cut from a single piece of paper.  Here it is without the belly band:-


& here is what it looks like front on:-


I've included lots of piercing & sponging!  The secret garden stamps & dies made the flowers quick & easy.

We hope you can play along with the Team at still addINKtive this week.  You can find the challenge & their beautiful samples here.

Card Components
All Stampin' Up!  
Please leave me a comment if you would like any further details.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

STSS - Secret Garden

This week at still addINKtive we would love you to share any projects you have made (new or old) using Secret Garden or Hearts A Flutter.

I thought either of these sets would lend themselves nicely to the inlaid embossing technique - seeing as the matching dies take out all the work of the fussy cutting!  I have made a bright, floral number with Secret Garden:-


I even blinged up the envelope & a little purse to match:-


We hope you can join us this week.  You can find all the details as well some beautiful inspiration pieces from the rest of the Design Team here.

Project Components
Whisper White & Basic Black cardstock, Basic Black, Old Olive, Melon Mambo & Pumpkin Pie Inks, Secret Garden stamp set & dies, Sweet Essentials stamp set, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Lattice Embossing Folder, Petite Purse Die, Basic Jewels - Rhinestones, Silver Mini Brads, Glue Dot & Dimensional

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

still addINKtive Challenge #6 - Colour & Sketch

Back to a colour & sketch challenge at still addINKtive this week & here is my project (I think this sentiment is beautiful):-


& here are the sketch & colours:-


We hope you can join us at still addINKtive this week, by using the sketch OR the colours OR both together!  You will find the challenge & the fantastic inspiration pieces from the rest of the DT here.

Card Components (All SU)
Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo & Natural White Cardstock, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler & Island Indigo Inks, Clockworks & Love & Sympathy Stamp Sets, SAB Ribbon, Mini Brads, Needlepoint Border & Argyle Embossing Folders