Sunday, 19 July 2015

Favourite Colour Combo- Crazy Crafters Blog Hop July

Thank you for joining us for another monthly Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This month our theme is favourite colour combination.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Rosalie Desmond or may have come from the person previous to me in the list below. If you get off track at any time, the full line-up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
Not sure if I have said this before on my blog, but I have most certainly said it in a number of forums, "I love brights!". For those of you that aren't familiar with the way Stampin' Up! categorises their colours, they place them in colour families. My all time favourite is brights. As the name suggests, these cover a range of bright colours.
The colours I used today are my two favourite colours, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. If I had a choice I would fill my world with this colour combination. It always make me feel happy.
For this card I used two stamp sets, Flowering Flourishes and Happy Birthday, Everyone.

Happy Birthday, Everyone
Flowering Flourishes


Thank  you for joining us today. I hope you find lots of inspiration from the blogs in our hop.
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Friday, 17 July 2015

Fun fishing - Punch Art

As it is still the crazy birthday month of July, today I have another birthday card for you. This time I tried my hand at punch art. Now I did try CASing (Copy And Share), I browsed Pintrest to see if I could find an image that I wanted. I found plenty, just nothing that I was after. I don't tend to use punch art a great deal, even when I am CASing, so this was a stretch.

Here is my first attempt at making my own punch art. Hope it gives you some inspiration to design your own. I would love to see it if you do. Feel free to add a link in the comments to any of your work.

To create the fishing rod I used the word window punch with Basic Black card stock. I then used Crumb Cake and cut a narrow piece of cardstock and with my trimmer I tapered it, to make one end slightly narrower than the other. The reel and top end of the rod were punched out of circles from the Owl Builder Punch. I made the hook by double cutting with the word window punch, also out of crumb cake cardstock. The worm was cut free hand to create its shape, then sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.

The fish was created out of Marina Mist and Smoky Slate card stock. I used the oval punch for the body, double punching the marina mist to create the shape I was after. The tail is from the small heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The fin was from the same punch and cut in half. I used snips, to cut the mouth. No set way to do this, it was just another free hand aspect.

The background of this card uses images from Wetlands and Sprinkles of Life, with a touch of sponging of Pacific Point for the water.

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Have a Beautiful Birthday - Mojo#406

I love the inspiration I gain from challenges and this weeks Mojo Monday is no different. This week we have a sketch, and today it is a lifesaver.

For those of you that have been following me for awhile, you would know that July is a huge birthday month in our family. This year I have a couple of extras I need to do on top of my norm. Lets just hope I get them all done in time.

We have a double 60th to go to on the weekend. My brother and his sister-in-law. Hers is the one I am concentrating on today. I don't think I have even seen her in 15 years, so this was a hard one for me to make. I decided to utilise the sketch to give me the inspiration I needed. Here is my card.

I decided to stay simple and elegant, choosing to stay with black and white.

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Monday, 13 July 2015

Butterfly leaves for a friend

Well once again I have used the lovely and versatile stamp set, Sheltering Tree, but this time with a twist.

This card utilises a few sets to create this image. For the leaves instead of using the stamp from the Sheltering Tree set, I used the butterflies from Perpetual Birthday Calendar. The sentiment for this card is from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

The trunk of the tree is in Chocolate Chip ink. The leaves use Melon Mambo and Melon Mambo stamped off, to make it just a little lighter. The sun image is stamped in Blushing Bride. The card stock used is Whisper White and Melon Mambo.

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Friday, 10 July 2015

Mojo Monday MOJO405

After having heaps of fun last week, I thought it was time to create with the sketch from Mojo Monday #405. This is the inspiration for this card.

This is my card for this weeks challenge. Once again I used the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. This time I not only used a sentiment from it, but also one of the flower images. I then used my blender pen and daffodil delight ink, to make the centres pop.

This is the stamp set Birthday Blossoms that I seemed to be using all the time lately.

To create the layers for the sentiment I used circle framelits in two different sizes which created the layering effect. The flowers use the Petite Petals Punch to punch out flowers in matching colours. I then used  Brights collection candy dots used for the centre of the flowers.

I hope you find this card inspirational. Maybe next week you may play along with Mojo Monday and I can be inspired by your creations as well.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Autumn is...beautiful!

Today I deciced to join in on this weeks challenge at The Paper Players. This week the theme challenge #252 is The Great Outdoors.

In Australia we are in the thick of Winter, but yet I was inspired by Autumn.

I love the brown hues and the crunch of dry leaves under my feet. Watching the kids throwing Autumn leaves at each other, being outside and enjoying nature. On that note, I took these feelings and images, and pulled out the sheltering tree stamp set.

The sentiment came from my go to set - Birthday Blossoms.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your day.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Celebrate You

I love using my stamp sets in a slightly different way from how they were originally intended. I was playing with the leaves from the Sheltering Tree stamp set during class one day, then all of a sudden I had a thought.

 Wouldn't this look amazing as a background!

I love these blues together, so used the same card stock as I did inks, in my background piece. Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay.

The sentiment for this is from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. If you don't already own this set, I suggest that you take a look at it. It is one of my favourites to use for sentiments.

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Hip-Hip Hooray!

Time for another challenge.

This time I am playing along with the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge (SIP challenge). This week it is a colour challenge.

While I love this colour combination, they aren't colours I usually use. What an excellent opportunity to create something a little different and focus on the men out there. I don't know about you but I have very few male cards in my stash which often leaves me in a rush when I need one.

I kept this card very simple using coordinating card stock and ink of real read, Bermuda Bay and Smokey Slate. I grabbed my gorgeous grunge stamp set to make the splotches and combined it with the "Hip-hip Hooray" sentiment from the Bravo set. Simply cut the card stock to size and punched out a few real red stars.

The sentiment Hip-hip Hooray I find very versatile. This card can be used as a congratulations, birthday or job well done. A great one to have on hand that can be used for most occasions.

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