Thursday, 16 February 2017

Home Sweet Home



I just saw the most amazing inspiration photo at Timeout's Challenge #77 and just had to finish this pinwheel flower I had half finished.


As the name suggests that flower spins around, which is a bit of fun to make, to give and to receive!

This Flowers, Leaves and Stem #4 die from Sizzix is perfect for making a bold statement and I used some Totally Tropical papers designed by Kate Knight (a free gift from Cardmaking and Papercraft).


 It's an easel card and I took the opportunity to welcome the sunshine we had yesterday with this fun greeting from Verve Rise Above embossed in WOW! Tickled Pink Embossing Powder.

Such a beautiful day yesterday - not a cloud in the sky and no ice on the car!

Hope spring is in the air wherever you are, and if not I hope this brightens your day!!!  Thanks for stopping by, your visits and comments always brighten my day!!!

Kate

Monday, 6 February 2017

Butterfly Mojo 48


A very quick post to sneak in before Mojo Monday 482 closes.  

It very hard to capture this gold mirror card.  Here's another angle.  Once again I used the Verve Fishtail Banner to cut the confetti for the background.

Thanks for stopping by, especially if you take the time to leave a comment,
Kate

Saturday, 4 February 2017

I Heart U


This MFT Abstract Heart arrived last week and with Valentine's Day fast approaching, I thought I should put it to good use.

I'm entering this card in Darnell's NBUS #10.


I was inspired by the colours in CTD428 


This inspiration image from Curtain Call helped me finish the card.  The use of x's and o's prompted me to use the I and U to make up a sentiment, before that I just had a lonely heart.


I'm also entering in this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - The Colour of Love 


I just love polka dots, so I'm glad to have another reason to use them - Inkspirational Challenge 127




Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired.
Thanks especially if you take the time to leave a comment.  Not only do they make my day but they make it possible for me to return the favour,
Kate

A Little Chocolate


I've made another card with one of the chocolate bars I made this morning.  This one features a quote from Charles M. Schulz.  I had to use the Silhouette to cut the love because I don't own a die for it (must rectify that).  I tried to pick a font as close as possible to the script from the Verve Chocolate die and ended up going with the Dyspepsia font.  I added glossy accents for a bit of dimension.


I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge The Colour of Love where the theme is anything love related


and the Inkspirational Challenge #27 because of the background paper.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired.
Thanks especially if you take the time to leave a comment, not only do they make my day, but they allow me to return the favour!!!

Kate

Nothing Better than a Friend



Hi hope you are enjoying your weekend so far, I've been having a great time today with chocolate.  And the best part is that this chocolate won't make you fat!  

There are so many great quotes to do with chocolate and I have been using this Chocolate die from Verve to give some of them impact.  A few years ago my good friend Maggie called by with some chocolates and a fridge magnet she had found with this quote on it.  She knows me so well!!!

It wasn't included in any stamp sets I already own, so I computer generated it and cut it with a Joy Crafts Rectangular Speech Bubble.  If you know of any other chocolate related stamp and die sets "out there" I'd love to hear about them.

There are a two challenges which inspired me.  Timeout Challenge #76 is to be inspired by these words.   The phrase break them apart made me think of a block of chocolate LOL!

'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart'

Inkspirational Challenge #27 made me use more of this lovely background paper.



Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired.  Thanks especially if you take the time to leave a comment, not only do they make my day, but they allow me to return the favour!!!

Kate

Friday, 3 February 2017

Really Love Chocolate


Since I had the Verve Chocolate set out, I thought I'd make another card with more contemporary papers.


and I changed the sentiment inside. 


Since I used a polka dotted papers for the background on this card, I'm entering it in Challenge #127 at Inkspirational 


I'm also entering at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which has the theme the Colour of Love - anything love related


The theme this week at Shopping our Stash Days of Yore anything with a Vintage/Shabby Chic or Distressed look to it.  While these papers are shabby chic or vintage,  I did distress the wrapping.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired.  Thanks especially if you take the time to leave a comment, not only do they make my day, but they allow me to return the favour!!!

Kate