Saturday, 30 June 2012

Simply Stampin Challenge

Good morning,

You may have noticed that I was absent from last weeks challenge, I had a sinus infection and was feeling very sorry for myself, but I'm feeling much better now - Thank god!

So back to this weeks Simply Stampin' Challenge, this week we are challenging you to come up with a

Clean & Simple

project, now I know for some of you this insist much of a challenge, (have you seen Amanda from the DT teams cards they are always amazing!) but for people like me they are very tricky indeed, I find it really hard to get the right balance between a simple card but one that still has enough details so that it doesn't look half finished.

Although my card looks simple quite a lot of details have gone into it, 

I started off with a Crumb Cake base, used my spritzer my Not Quite Navy marker to add some texture to the background. I used some DSP from the Simply Scrappin kit Country Club, a scrap of torn First Edition DSP, then I added a scalloped border in Pool Party CS. Next I inked up a flower from Mixed Bunch,in So Saffron and sponged the edges of the stamp with Pool Party before stamping it onto Vanilla card and punching out with the co-ordinating punch (love these too products they make card making quick!) I wanted some more dimension so I dug out a retired jumbo button from last years mini.

I still felt it needed alittle more (see what I mean about finding the right balance for CAS) so I used my Boho Blossoms punch to add some flowers in So Saffron with pearl centres for the glam look.

What do you think? Too much?

I'd love you to show me how it's really done, so join in this weeks challenge, and show me you're take on the challenge! xx

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Simply Stampin Sketch Week

Good morning,

This week over at Simply Stampin' we have a fabulous sketch for you to use to make a card or scrapbook page, I can't wait to see what you come up with for it.

I wanted to make a clean card, so I went for Whisper White and Pool Party with a little touch of black and So Saffron, Hope you like it.

I used the polka dot embossing folder and the daisies die for this card, as well as the get well greeting from Delightful Dozen. The DSP is from Domestic Goddess, I think it works really well with the daisies, and the final touch is a little faux stitching.

I hope this card has inspired you to join in the challenge, if you need a little more inspiration please pop over and check out the rest of the DT's entries!

Happy stampin, xx

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Simply Stampin Regal Theme

Good morning,

You may have realised I'm a little late posting this weeks Simply Stampin' design team entry, I have had technical difficulties, my internet connection doesn't seem to like adverse weather conditions at the best of times so I don't know if it was all the wind we had here, but I could barely get a connection at all, and when I get it was beyond slow!

It's still not great today, but apparently the provider is looking into it, what ever that means?!

Anyway back to this weeks challenge which continuing the jubilee celebrations is Regally Royal.

I decided to use up some Twitterpatted scraps for my background, I cut strips in different widths and stuck them at an angle onto a background and matted this onto Basic Grey CS, and topped the whole thing off with a crown.

I can't wait to see your take on this weeks challenge, I really love how all the Design team have gone for completely different variations on the same theme!

Happy stampin, xx

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Simply Stampin Challenge Colour Week

Good morning,

This week it's time for another colour combo over at Simply Stampin', we are stretching you again this week with a toughie, but I'm confident that after the last colour combo you guys can handle anything!!! So here we go.

I had a birthday card to make for my boyfriends nephew who turned 9 on thursday so I used my Make a monster set to make a batch of colourful monsters, and Charlie really liked it, yay!

Although when I looked at this weeks colours I wanted to run away and hide I actually really like how this card turned out, why not give it a go? You might surprise yourself too!

Also don't forget as it's the first Saturday of the month it's guest designer week, so pop over to the challenge and check out her fab work! xx