Friday, 27 April 2012

More orange but still no satsumas...


Hey!

Wa-hooo for Friday! So looking forward to the weekend; we've got nothing special planned and sometimes they're the kinda weekends I like the best :)

So I promised that I'd be back with my second card for the current (and very nearly ending!) Runway Inspired Challenge #10


I guess I really was inspired by those colours and for my second entry I was inspired by the colour blocking trend (I ignored the chevrons for this one!)

Happy Birthday

I truly colour blocked the orange, gold and black. The gold is some 'magic' card I picked up ages ago and when you stamp and emboss in clear ink and powder it gives this really cool foiled effect. (FYI: I reckon there's nothing magic about this card at all. I'd be tempted to experiment on any glossy, metallic card).

The only problem with this card is that it's a pain to photograph:

Happy Birthday

I hope you get the general gist of the design anyways! It's rare I design with a recipient in mind, but I have a friend who ooooozes style and this card is destined for her special day.

I wish I could say that these challenges make me a fashionista, but I would still look like a satsuma in that shade of orange - ha! Mind you, my guy reckons I'd be more of a clementine wearing this shade of orange: still very orange but very sweet too  (altogether now, 'awwww!' or 'bleugh!') Ha!

Have a fabulous weekend - whatever you're up to!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Fontiments - Birthday (Uniko Studio)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Terracotta Tile, True Black (Papertrey Ink)/Gold 'magic' card (Stash!)
Accessories: Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A complicated card fold.....?!


Hey!

Are you ready? It's Friday-Eve - we can almost taste the sweet weekend - let's kick it off in CASE Study style!

Get ready to knuckle down and hit the books by studying this card by our muse for April, Laurie Schmidlin.


Check out the original post of this card here.

So what was I inspired by? Well I'll 'fess up that I was slightly daunted by all those gorgeous embellishments placed to perfection on this design. I decided to follow the basic sketch of the card and adopt a safer, CAS style. *wink*

Happy Birthday

I was also inspired by the original card's embossed background and decided to tweak that element to cater for patterned paper. This card oozes goodies from Uniko Studio's April Release: the two lattice papers from the Modern Lattice Digital Paper Collection have been lined up perfectly to continue the pattern without hurting your eyes too much! The simple sentiment is from Fontiments - Birthday, and made this card ideal to give to my dad for his birthday yesterday. He liked the card but placed down on its side so I'm not quite sure he can deal with card folds such as this - bless! Maybe next year I should revert back to the traditional fold down the left hand-side....!

Anyways, I digress! We have a sponsor at CASE Study this week too: My Creative Classroom are kindly offering a free space to the class of the winner's choice!

Need some inspiration to get the mojo tickin'? Be sure to check out the rest of the *awesome* CASE Study DT for a mojo-boost:

Amy Wanford (You're here!)
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jean Martin 

Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams

Teresa Kline


Right it's time for me to skidaddle! Thanks so much for stopping by here today :)

Catch ya later!


Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Fontiments - Birthday (Uniko Studio)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Digital Element: Modern Lattice Collection Digital Papers (Uniko Studio)
Accessories: Aqua Mist Buttons (Papertrey Ink)

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Orange but no satsumas...

Hey!

Happy Tuesday! Nearly half-way through the week already *wink*

I really thought this week would be quiet on the ol' blogeroo but after taking full advantage of some free time last weekend, I have a few things to share on here!

First up is my first entry to the current Runway Inspired Challenge #10. That's right, I said 'first'. So inspired was I by this runway beauty, that I whipped up another take on the challenge to share with you later this week.


Not my usual colours but I think I could easily grow to like 'em :)

Thoughts of You

I hope you can tell that I was inspired by the colours and the trendy chevron pattern on the orange top.

This card contains a mix of sets from different companies but I think they work together just fine. First up the flowers and sentiment are from Nature's Beauty by The Craft's Meow. The chevrons are from Papertrey Ink and the tiny strip of Terracotta Tile has a gorgeous pattern stamped in Versamark from Uniko Studio's Background Builders: Lattice.

Wish I could get away with wearing such a bold shade of orange....though with my red hair I fear I would end up looking like a satsuma! Ha!

I'll be back later with my second entry...and don't fear, it won't feature any satsumas :)

Catch ya later!










Card Deets
{Thoughts of You}
Stamps: Nature's Beauty (The Craft's Meow)/Background Builders: Lattice (Uniko Studio)/Background Basics: Chevrons (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft, Terracotta Tile, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Gems (Zva)/Promarker - to colour gems!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Farewell gorgeous green ribbon...

Hey!

Happy Monday!

I'm scootin' in super quick to share a card for our challenge on A Passion for Papertrey:

Special to me

Apologies that the white embossed sentiment doesn't show well on my pic but does so much more IRL. The one time the sun decided to come out full was the moment I hit 'click' on my camera!

Our challenge is be inspired by wildlife. There are so many directions you could go with this but I focused on a set that hasn't had nearly enough inky love, Papertrey Ink's Happy Trails. I love that set and the coordinating dies too (the dragonfly was die cut once from cardstock and again from vellum and layered). This card also de-hoards some *gorgeous* ribbon; I've been holding on to this strip for a long time and finally said goodbye to it....does this mean I can buy some more I wonder?! *wink*

We'd love it if you could play along this week! The challenge end next Monday so there's plenty of time to ink along with us :)

Gotta dash - it's gonna be a busy one this week though I hope to squeeze in a few extra posts to share what I got up to this weekend (all inky of course!)

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{You are special to me}
Stamps: Happy Trails
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)/Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)/London Fog (Memento)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Soft Stone, White, Vellum Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Happy Trails Dies (Papertrey Ink)/Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)/H20 Sparkly Paints/Striped Ribbon (May Arts)/Gem (Zva)

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Hopping....Wild West Stylee :)

 It's a double release day here today! This is my second post for today - be sure to check out the release from Uniko Studio here or scroll down, thanks! :)


Hey!

Happy Saturday! Happy Weekend! Happy release day at The Craft's Meow!


The Craft's Meow


We like to celebrate release day with a blog hop but just before you're ready to be hopping:

'Blogger has been causing problems for some of our
designers all week long so you may come across a few
of our designer's blogs that do not appear updated
with today's blog hop post.
If that happens, please refer to the hop order at the end of
my post or on The Craft's Meow Store Blog
to continue on, but make sure you plan to check back
on the other blogs because you'll need to leave a comment
on each blog in order to win our BIG PRIZE!'

What's the big prize? Well leave a comment on every blog on the hop, including the TCM Blog and you could win the entire April release! 

So back to the hop. You should have arrived here from the fabulous Amy Tsuruta - if you haven't, then be sure to start the hop at the TCM Blog :)

It was super tough to decide which set to play with for our blog hop, but in the end 'Giddy Up' literally had me giddy at my desk - hee!

Aw Shucks

This uses one of the sweetest sentiments along with a fabulous frame image available from the set. The patterned card-base is one from aaaaaaages ago (I think it's a*muse but don't quote me on that!) and seemed to fit the theme of the set nicely. 

Remember that this set I've used today is FREE with every $50 purchase from The Craft's Meow! It's definitely a fun one that I'll be inking up again and again!

Now I don't want to keep you as there's a lot of hopping to be done. Your next stop is the super Ivana Camdzic but if you find that Blogger has been naughty, then here's the full list should you get lost!


Thanks so much for stopping by today - enjoy the hop! :)

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Aw Shucks!}
Stamps: Giddy Up (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)/Patterned Card Blank (a*muse)

Celebrate!

Hey!

Hooray for the weekend! Not only am I sooooooo ready for it after a crazy first week back at work, but I'm also soooooooo excited because it's new release time at Uniko Studio!!!

Yup - Bev has designed some seriously fabulous stamps and has a total of 4 new sets to offer from today! Not only that, but she's also whipped up some beautiful digital paper packs that coordinate perfectly with the sets! 

So where's a gal to start? Well how about with some delicate flourishes?

Celebrate Love

This pretty flourish is just one example of many from the set, 'Fontiment Fancies - Swirls and Flourishes' and believe me, it's so fine in detail and stamps perfectly! I decided to add a bit of colour, and coloured the hearts in before adding a coat of Glossy Accents to each heart (it's hard to see on my pic but it adds so much dimension IRL!). The sentiment is from yet another fabulous set being released today called, 'Fontiments - Birthday'. The fonts in this set have me drooling: I want to stamp 'celebrate' on everything! In fact, I might just do that:

Celebrate

Different font this time but from the same set! This card doesn't contain my usual go-to colours, but the gorgeous digital paper from the 'Hands of Time' collection had me trying out this bold combo. To add extra interest, I simply trimmed around the circular elements of the design down the left side of the patterned paper.

Shall we celebrate some more? I think so :)

Time to Celebrate

This card shows just how well the new release coordinates with the previous sets from Uniko Studio. The clock face (well I've kinda turned it into a watch using a simple masking technique) and sentiment are from Time and Extra Time, but check out the new patterned paper: it's from the Modern Lattice collection and I love it! Just to make me even more giddy, this paper pack comes with a coordinating stamp set too! 'Background Builders - Lattice' really does provide limitless opportunities to create unique backgrounds - it's a stampers dream! Although I decided to stamp just one strip of a design as a watch strap, the stamps themselves easily cover a 5.5" card. Designed by a stamper for a stamper through and through :)

Let's carry on with the celebration theme with this last card:

Celebrate

This card features yet another fabulous font available from the 'Fontiments - Birthday' set (I promise you it has more than just  'celebrate' but for some reason I've developed an attachment to that word LOL!). The background panel has been stamped using different sized doilies from the new set, 'Decorative Doilies - The Hands of Time'. This set will coordinate perfectly with the mini doilies you can create using the set 'Time' as I did here. I can't wait to try stamping this again in a different colour way!

Be sure to pop across to the Uniko Studio Blog and check out some more projects from this release! You won't be disappointed!

Thanks so much for stopping by and 'celebrating' the new release :)

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
 {Celebrate}
Stamps: Fontiment Fancies - Swirls and Flourishes, Fontiments - Birthday (Uniko Studio)
Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card: White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Promarkers/Glossy Accents (Ranger)


{Purple Celebrate}
Stamps: Fontiments - Birthday (Uniko Studio)
Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card: Royal Velvet, White (Papertrey Ink)
Digital Element: Dotty DP - Hands of Time Collection (Uniko Studio)
Accessories: Promarker/Clear Gems (Zva)


{Time to Celebrate}
Stamps: Time, Extra Time, Background Builders - Lattice (Uniko Studio)
Inks: London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Card: White (Papertrey Ink)
Digital Element: Lattice DP - Modern Lattice Collection (Uniko Studio)
Accessories: Smokey Shadow Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)


{Doilies Celebrate}
Stamps: Fontiment - Birthday, Decorative Doilies - The Hands of Time (Uniko Studio)
Inks: London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Card: White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Friday, 20 April 2012

Yeehaw!

Hey!

TGIF, Peeps! :)

It's the final day of the sneaky peeks of the April release from The Craft's Meow before the full sets are revealed tomorrow!


The Craft's Meow

Today we're showcasing a set that is FREE. That's right, F.R.E.E! If you spend $50 on your order this set could be yours at no extra cost.

What's the set, you ask? Well it's another beauty of Nina.B's and it's called 'Giddy Up'. This set is perfect for all the cowboys or cowgals, young or old! I inked up both an image and sentiment (love that western font!) for today's card:

Hi Ya Cowboy

I tried my hand at a spot of triple embossing to create an authentic looking belt buckle/sherrif's badge. Firstly, I stamped the outline of the image once on brown card (masking the central image) and embossed in gold. Then on a plain piece of cardstock, I grabbed my clear ink, smooshed it all over and embossed with clear ultra-thick embossing enamel (UTEE). I repeated this process three times and then for the fourth layer I inked up the stamp in clear ink and used basic gold embossing powder; once that gold embossing powder had melted, I stamped my image into the molten powder and let it set (the clear ink on the stamp means your stamp wont' be damaged in anyway and will release easily!) Once cool, I simply trimmed the around the sherrif element to create this buckle/badge. It shines so much more IRL - you'll have to take my word for it!

Now I just need to find a cowboy to give this to...!

I hope you've enjoyed the release so far! Be sure to check out what the rest of the TCM DT whipped up with this set as it has some fabulous images and sentiments. In fact, why not leave a comment on the TCM Blog for a chance to win this set for yourself? (Comments must be left by 9pm Pacific time)

I'm riding on outta here for today, but be sure to stay tuned tomorrow for the full release and our TCM DT Blog Hop! There's a chance for you to win the entire release!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Catch ya later (for some serious hopping!)








Card Deets
{Hi Ya Cowboy}
Stamps: Giddy Up (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)/Antiqye Linen (Distress Ink)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Gold detail EP (Stampendous)/Clear UTEE/Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Planes and Owls....TCM Sneak Peek 3


This is my second post for today. Scroll down or click here to check out this week's CASE Study!

Hey!

Told ya I'd be back (though not in a Arnold Schwarzenegger kinda way!) :)

So back we're back on track with day 3 of the super sneaky peeks of the April release from The Craft's Meow.

The Craft's Meow


Remember that there's a total of 6 fabulous sets being released this month! Today we get to give you a sneaky peeky of 2 of them, (You can check out the previous peeks, here and here!)

First up today is a fabulously fun set by Nina.B called Vintage Rides. Vintage Rides contains a variety of transportation, illustrated in a fun style along as having some great coordinating sentiments! I couldn't resist the sweet plane from this set:

Happy Birthday

Too CAS? Well just open that card and things should get more a little more interesting...

Happy Birthday
Apologies for the pic: it turns out that this only just managed to squeeze into my photo tent!

A simple tri-fold card that features not only the sweet plane but the banner too (FYI: Vintage Rides contains a number of sentiments to fit into that banner!). I got the idea to continue an image over a few folds from one of my Pinterest boards (where else?!)

More fun now as we introduce the second fabulous set for today. Yup. The owls are back! Jenny Suchin has rustled up a sweet set called, Owl Journaling. This super-cute set is fabulous for both cardmakers and scrapbookers alike, and features many li'l stationary/office images that my heart skip a beat! To showcase this set, I decided to do something a little different from your regular card and rustled up a fun gift:

Owl Photo Strip

I decided it'd be fun to create a photo-booth style strip along with a coordinating holder (it's attached to a peg if you're wondering!) ready for some fun photos to be added to it. Let's face it, you didn't wanna just see pics of me on there, so I intentionally left it blank *wink*. The photo-booth style strip was simply stamped using a masking technique of the original Polaroid-style frame so you can customise how many pics to have on your strip - bonus! (FYI: The peg will stand on a table too so you can easily attach that li'l owl the other way around should you have no-where to hang this!)

Well that's your lot for today! I hope you've enjoyed the sneaky peeky and that you'll check out what the rest of the TCM DT got up to with these sets! Remember - there's a chance to win one of today's sets by leaving a comment over on the TCM Blog (comments must be left before 9pm Pacific Time) so go on, what are you waiting for?!

Thanks so much for stopping by again! I'll be back tomorrow to share a sneaky peeky of the final set up for the April release - I can't wait! :D

Catch ya later!







Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Vintage Rides (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: London Fog (Memento)
Card: White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Promarkers/Glossy Accents (Ranger)


Photo Holder Deets
{Say Cheese}
Stamps: Owl Journaling (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card: White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Promarkers/Peg (Home supply!)



Curve around the clock...

Hey!

Phew-eee am I glad it's Friday Eve today! The first week back at work, after a couple off, has been M.A.N.I.C! I love it, but all the same I'm ready to chillax this weekend already!

So y'know the drill by now - it's Friday-Eve so it must be:


A new CASE Study for us! Are you ready? Well prepare to study this fun card by our muse, Laurie Schmidlin:

Check out the original post of this card, here!

After studing Laurie's card, I was taken with the rounded corners, the pop of red and the love heart:

Thinking About You Round the Clock

Tip: To curve sentiments on your acrylic block with ease, place a round nestability on your block first and use as a guide.

I've been having more fun with my Uniko Studio stamps this week. I wanted the sentiment to act as a punny one and literally curved it around the clock. The heart is a negative from a border punch (total justification for keeping every. single. scrap.) and also ties in with the love theme. I think this card is another one heading for my guy's lunch *wink*

So that's my 'study' session over. How about starting yours? Before knuckling down to study with us, why not do some prep and check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT created?

I hope you're not sick of me yet - it's a busy week here on the blogeroo! I'll be back again in a few hours to share some more super sneaky peeks from The Craft's Meow and while you're surfing Blogland, I'd also recommend checking out the Uniko Studio blog for some sneaky peeks of the amazing April release (I'll be sharing projects from it here on Saturday *wink*)

Thanks so much for visiting this little corner of Blogland today! I really appreciate it!

Catch ya later (like in a few hours - hee!)






Card Deets
{Thinking About You Round the Clock}
Stamps: Extra Time (Uniko Studio)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card: White, True Black, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Heart Border Punch (Martha Stewart)


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Classic, Sophisticated and Chic...

Hey!

Ready to roll on with day 2 of the April release over on The Craft's Meow? I hope so! :)

The Craft's Meow

Today we're giving you a sneaky peek of a set that just oozes sophistication. A debut set for The Craft's Meow from the fabulous Karen Baker! 'Inspired by Audrey' is a set that contains beautiful phrases from Audrey Hepburn - I love it!

For my sneaky peek, I wanted to pay homage to the film and fashion icon by keeping things simple, sophisticated and chic:

Audrey

Breakfast at Tiffany's, anyone?

A few pearls make for the perfect embellishment when you're 'Inspired by Audrey'. With this sweetest of quotes, I'm thinking this may make a nice wedding card.

Well that's all from me today! I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek and that you'll check out the rest of the TCM DT and see what they've designed with with tres chic set! Speaking of which, in the excitement of yesterday's post, I forgot to introduce our two fabulous guest DT members - apologies! Please welcome both Geri Freeman and Gini Cagle!

Fancy a chance at winning the set for yourself? Then pop across and leave a comment on the TCM Blog by 9pm Pacific Time tonight!

Catch ya later (tomorrow!)








Card Deets
{The Best Thing...}
Stamps: Inspired by Audrey (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Versamark
Card: True Black, White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pearls (Hero Arts)/Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

TCM Sneaky Peeky - Day 1

Hey!

Happy Tuesday! Happy preview time for a new release from The Craft's Meow :)

The Craft's Meow


Brace yourselves, there's a total of 6 fabulous new sets to be released on April 21st so I'll be stickin' around here all week to give you as many sneaky peeks as possible!

First up, we're showing a gorgeous set called, Nature's Beauty. A set that really is beautiful and could cater for a number of occasions:

Nature's Beauty

I was really taken by the large silhouette stamp in this set and was inspired to play with my heat gun for this card. I firstly stamped text along the bottom half of a white panel of card then stamped and embossed both the silhouette and sentiment with clear ink and embossing powder. Then I sponged black ink all over the card and wiped clean with a tissue (the black ink resists the embossed image and sentiment). I simply finished off with satin ribbon and mounted on to a white card base.

Next up is cool, graphic set called Travel Time. This set fills in a gap in my stamp collection, and is appealing to both card-makers and scrapbookers alike!

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I just knew that I had some air-mail envelopes hiding in my crafty space and trimmed one down to create the main panel of this card. A match made in Crafty Heaven methinks!

Oh I wish I could show you more today, but you'll have to come back tomorrow *wink*

In the meantime, why not check out what the rest of the TCM DT created with these sets? You won't be disappointed!

Fancy a chance of winning one of these sets for yourself? Then be sure to leave a comment on the TCM Blog!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later (tomorrow!)







Card Deets
{Thoughts of You}
Stamps: Nature's Beauty (The Craft's Meow)/Background Basics: Text Style (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Versamark
Card: White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
/Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

{Bon Voyage}
Stamps: Travel Time (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Air Mail Envie (Home Supply!)

Friday, 13 April 2012

Paper lines...

Hey!

OK, so I'm making the most out of my last official day of the Easter holidays and squeezing in another post today :)

I didn't realise but the deadline for the current Runway Inspired Challenge is tonight! Eeek!

So the idea I had for this challenge that had been sitting happily in my mind had to be put into practice, pronto!

Hello

You expected green, right? Well I was totally taken with the angular lines and folds in the dress as it strutted its stuff down the catwalk. Those lines lead to me playing with strips of paper and I came up with this pattern.

The hello is stamped in the top corner of the pattern to draw your eye to it, much like the dress uses colour and pattern to catch your eye to that particular section too.

Well the weekend has officially started over here so I'm off to make the most of it before work on Monday. I hope you have a super duper weekend yourself too!

Catch ya later!







Card Deets
{Hello}
Stamps: Modern Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)



Opposites attract...

Hey!

Happy Friday! In fact it's a happy CAS-ual Friday today here on the ol' blogeroo. The Craft's Meow are sponsoring this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge, so as part of the TCM DT we got a sneak peek of the challenge to ink along to in advance :)

So if you've not already checked it out, this week's challenge is called 'opposites attract'. You're to create a CAS project that features opposite colours from the colour wheel.


Picking opposite colours will provide you with a complimentary colour scheme and is a basic principle of colour theory
.

So you're expecting green and red here, right? Well, think again! I wanted to try something a little different:

Fabulous


Hmmmm purple is so not my kinda colour, but I have to admit I do like it paired with yellow in a small dose to 'pack a punch'. There's lots of TCM goodness on this card: I masked a panel on my card base and stamped the flower from Beautiful Spring whilst also stamping tone on tone yellow butterflies on my additional panel from the same set. The sentiment comes from pairing and masking two separate sentiments from Thanks Bee to Thee.

Hope you can find time to play along with this challenge! Remember that one winner will get to grab some TCM goodies so what are ya waitin' for?

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

Catch ya later!








Card Deets
{You are Fabulous}
Stamps: Beautiful Spring, Thanks Bee to Thee (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Buttercup (a muse)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: White, Lemon Tart, Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Yellow Button, Twine, Beautiful Blooms II Die (Papertrey Ink)
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

A Dent in the DP Stash...

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Happy Friday-Eve, Peeps! Well this week has totally zoomed by but that's always the case when you're enjoying yourself....speaking of 'CASES':


Time for a new CASE Study! Apologies for my poor play on words, but hopefully this creation of Laurie Schmidlin's up for studying this week will divert your attention from it :)

Check out the original post of this card here!

I took one look at Laurie's card and just knew that I had to indulge in my Crate Paper - Portrait Collection (and begin to finally make a dent in my hoard collection of patterned paper!) I selected a few scrummy sheets, a phrase sticker and some scrap lace from my ribbon pile and got to work on a CAS-ified version of Laurie's card.

Classic Birthday

As you can see, I kept the same kinda layout and couldn't believe my luck at how nicely the 'Happy Birthday' stamp from my Damask Designs Set (Papertrey Ink) fitted into that phrase sticker - bonus! :)

I really hope you can check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT whipped up for ya and maybe even grab a chance to play along with us!

Before I dash off to ink some some fabulous new Uniko Studio stamps (trust me, you're gonna love the new release! Ooh and if you've got a spare moment the odds are good at winning a new set but be quick!) I just wanted to thank you all for your sweet comments about my Moxie Fab win - you guys sure know how to make a gal blush! Thank You! x

Catch ya later!







Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Sentiment from Damask Designs (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Traditions, June - Portrait Collection (Crate Paper)
Accessories: Sticker from Phrase Stickers - Portrait Collection (Crate Paper)/Lace (May Arts)

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