Monday, May 23, 2011

CAS card for FUN :-)

Hi again :-) I have just bought some fab Unity stamps and instead of trying to get ahead with DT cards I just felt like a time out to make a fun card just for me :-) When I went to check the All Things Unity Challenge I saw that I am a featured stamper !! woo hoo !! :-) Thanks for choosing me !! The theme this week is to use a new/unused stamp ,, so I am !! :-)

I made this card following the fab sketch on the Clean & Simple Challenge, I stamped my new Sending My Love Unity stamp with memento ink and coloured with Copics. I layered the post box and added an extra handle which I attached with a brad so it can open and close Open-mouthed smile. I inked the background with Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo distress inks and I used some SU Soft Suede card some Kraft card and a little bit of Basic Grey paper.
The tag was made using a Go Kreate die that I bought at the NEC and the border punch is from SU, I added some American Tag twine and a red button, I thought it would look like a document with a wax disk ?? . I added a few dabs of Star Dust stickles here and there and Platinum stickles around the edges for bling :-)

Open-mouthed smile


Challenges :

All Things Unity ,,, Unused Stamp

Clean & Simple ,,, Sketch

CAS-ual Friday ,,, CAS + Bling

Thanks for looking :-) I really appreciate your comments so PLEASE leave me one :-) x x

House Mouse and Friends Monday,,, Football Crazy Challenge :-)

Hi All :-) We had some fabulous entries to our may Flowers challenge and one or 2 newcomers too , thanks to everyone who joined in :-)

This time it is Stacy’s turn to choose the theme and she chose …


Inspired by the Super Bowl winning team, Green Bay Packers (Green and Yellow) Stacy is a huge fan and America supports the losing team so a bit of friendly teamie rivalry going on here lol :-)

We can use any stamp and include green and yellow as the main colours ,, and/or a football theme :-)

Don’t forget you MUST use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image to enter :-)

We are sponsored by Di’s Digi Downloads so a fab choice of digi images for one lucky winner :-)

Teamie Sue K also has some HM blog candy on her blog if you would like to mosey on over :-) She is offering a fab HM Lemon Squeezed Jokester and sentiment stamp, When Life Hands you Lemons , ,, fabby candy !! :-)

I bought this SUPER CUTE Big Foot stamp specifically for this challenge ,,,, any excuse eh !! :-) I had a few sleeps on this before having a lightbulb moment !! I have had a mirror image stamp on my shelf since I first stared making cards ,, thanks to my lovely friend Alison who gave it to me :-) , you could also use a solid background stamp for this too ,,, same thing !!

I inked the stamp with Memento ink, then stamped it onto the mirror image stamp, and then onto the card. Then I re-inked the stamp, stamped it onto some scrap paper before stamping onto the card so that the images look similar,,,, the mirror stamp retains some ink so it doesn’t stamp as intensely ( my tip ). I then coloured the image with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The papers are a download from Sassy Designs, all the paper packs are on sale at only $1,, bargain !! Smile The banner are made using a Spellbinders Banner die and the letters were made using a Do crafts die, the footballs are from a Papermania set too ,, edited , these were smothered in glossy accents :-)

Thanks for looking , our GD’s, Esme and Nancy,and the DT have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge to see them Smile

Challenges :

Allsorts ,,,,, Birthday + Photo inspiration + 2nd Birthday blog hop,, I went with colours :-)

Craft Us Crazy ,,,, Something New and/or fave embellie ,,, new stamp

My Time To Craft ,,, Toybox Treasures ,,, Footballs

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,,, One for the Kids ( my tip is in the write up Smile)

Tuesday Throwdown ,,, Baby/Child