Tuesday, 18 February 2014

ATSM #83 - Holiday

Hello everyone, I do hope you are well and having a good week so far! 

Time for the start of a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and the theme is HOLIDAY - create a project featuring any holiday you like: this could be Christmas, Easter, New Year, any National Holiday or a holiday (vacation) destination. 

We are so pleased to welcome the very talented Cathy as our Guest Designer this week and our generous sponsor is StampArt Design. Our Top Addict will receive a fab prize of 5 free digis.

For my DT card, I stamped and fussy cut the little holly sprigs and stocking, coloured in with Promarkers and attached them to a rectangle diecut. Stickles glitter glue applied to the hem and toe of the stocking (which can just about be seen on the zoom in). I resisted the urge to place it on a white card blank and used some coloured paper and embossing, hmmmm... 

Please don't forget to check out the fabulous selection of DT inspiration over at the ATSM challenge blog and we look forward to seeing your holiday creations!

I'd like to link this card to Merry Monday - create a Christmas card with Holly on it and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Stamps - Hobby Art
Rectangle die - WPlus9
Frosted Lace Stickles glitter glue

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Muse #54

Hi friends, the second card I'd like to show you today was inspired by Therese's card at the Muse challenge blog. I've taken inspiration from Therese's colours, layout, flowers and watercolouring.

The roses, leaves and sentiment were heat embossed in gold which doesn't show up well on the photo. Here's a closer look.

Hummed and hah'ed about whether to use a coloured card blank, then settled for white with embossing for interest.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening!

Roses and leaves stamps - Simon Says Stamp
Sentiment stamp - WPlus9
Gold detail embossing powder
Cuttlebug embossing folder
WPlus9 rectangle die
Clear embossing ink
Tim Holtz distress inks

ColourQ, Merry Monday and CHNC Challenge Extra

Hi everyone, hope you're having a nice weekend. Today's card is a little Christmas card which I'd like to link to a few challenges. 

Merry Monday would like to see Christmas cards featuring an animal and I've used the ColourQ colours. Also for Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra.

Cat in box stamp and sentiment - Simon Says Stamp
Little heart stamp - PTI
Fired brick distress ink and card - Tim Holtz
Stampin' Up markers
Ribbon and twine

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

ATSM #82 - Make Your Mark

Hi everyone, I hope you're well and keeping dry! A big hello and welcome to new members Kristie and Charissa

It's time for the start of a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week it's "Mark Your Mark" - use markers, paints, pens chalks and pencils on your project.

We are very pleased to have the very creative Dawn as our Guest Designer again this week, and our Top Addict will receive a prize from our generous sponsor, StampArt Design.

For my DT card, I created the grass with torn strips of vellum, scribbled a marker on my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the colour with a duster brush (the cloud masks are diecuts) to make the sky, stamped and fussy cut the two little sheep by inking with a marker pen.

Would like to link my card to a few challenges. I've used the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch

At Make My Monday, the theme is "Love Is In The Air" and at Addicted to CAS - Love.

There's lots of lovely DT inspiration at the ATSM challenge blog, please do nip over and we hope you can join in the fun!

Sheep and sentiment stamps - Lil' Buddies by Waltzingmouse
Circle die - Die-Namics
Cloud die - Memory Box
Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue SU! markers
Green vellum

Thursday, 6 February 2014

ColourQ and The Card Concept

Hi everyone, I hope your day is going well. Today I have a card to show inspired by the colours at ColourQ which fitted nicely with the theme at The Card Concept to use Monochromatic Pink (in the style of Clean and Layering). It also seemed like a good opportunity to play with the PTI flip-flop stamps and dies which are fun to use.

Flippin' Out stamps and dies - PTI
Circle dies - Die-Namics
SU! markers and cardstock

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

ATSM #81 - Anything Goes

Hello friends, I hope you're well. This week at Addicted to Stamps and More the theme is ... Anything Goes!

We are so happy to have the very talented Dawn as our guest designer and our fabulous sponsor is StampArt Design.

My DT card was inspired by the colours and sketch combination at CAS Colours and Sketches. Quick and simple - a circle die-cut and some stamping.

Have a great rest of the week and I look forward to seeing you at the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog. Happy crafting!

Flowers and words stamps - PTI Life stamp set
Canvas stripe stamp - Hero Arts
SU! markers

Monday, 3 February 2014

ATCAS, Less Is More and One-Layer Simplicity

Happy 3rd Birthday, Less Is More, where the theme this week is RAINBOW.

Also for Addicted to CAS - LOVE and One-Layer Simplicity - Repeat stamping.

Watercolour card
SU! markers and TH distress inks
PTI stamps