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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Cas on Sunday

I anm sooo excited and kinda nervous with this post ,as this is the week that I get to join in over at the Cas on Sunday challenge blog after winning the challenge for week 39.
I have never done this before and the theme I was told for my week ,was to be black and white and one other color.I had a few ideas (and a good few of them ended up in the bin as you can imagine!!!) but finally came up with one. Originially did it in  this  soft lilac ....

But thought it was too much of the 'other colour' so with a little bit of tweaking, settled on the black and white with yellow at the top of my post.The idea for the colours came from a multitalented friend ,Susan  of Cant Stop Crafting have a scroll through her blog and you will see how talented she is!
Finally I would like to say a huge thank you to the talented ladies over at CAS on Sunday for letting me join in with the fun this week...its been a blast! :-)
Have a great weekend,and thanks for looking

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Cutting Edge # 8 and Allsorts

 I'm not very good at seeing a card and taking inspiration from it only ever get the inspiration when i see other peoples cards and think 'thats just a perfect take on this challenge why didnt I see that myself!' so I have been challenging myself  by doing more of these type of challenges and it has been challenging I must admit (frustrating too!),but there was something about Kays card at the Cutting Edge challenge blog that got me thinking and so came up with this one ....not sure about it because this is a really bright card by my standards !!
Decided to go with making the flowery panel  first and used a retired SU daisy die and their little leaves die too.Had intended to put it on a white card but it seemed to pop more on the orange card stockcard and finally added a black sentiment hoping it tones it down a bit!
Also as  was browsing through some other peoples blogs foundanother challenge that matches this card the Allsorts challenge is looking for....
Bright sunshiny colours!....well got the bright right and hopefully the sunshine colours too!
Thanks for taking the time to have a look

Saturday, 23 August 2014

card concept # 17

 I am so  chuffed and if you look at my side bar you will see why ...I was one of the winners for the Wedding card  challenge  here on the Card Concept last week WAHOO!!

And when I saw the photo inspiration on the The Card Concept loved it, the colours are so fresh don't you think ? Then yesterday through the door popped this memory box die (been looking for it for ages.. ever since I saw it on Ardyth's blog  here. ) Its really versatile,which you'll see if you scroll through Ardyths blog!! and for this card I cut it out in the green pearilised card ,I know it is hard to see the shine, and then cut it out in the white and popped out the white petals (heaps of them now for another project) and layered it up over the green a couple of times .Added a white candy dot and the SU sentiment .
I am sooo pleased with this card I love the clean and graphic look, and Ardyth I'm pretty  sure it CASes one of yours and if it does I apologise!!

 Its been a busy week with the schools going back and the changes to how I work my hours ,but the biggest change has been my oldest moving into a flat with a uni friend :-( ....and my youngest who has left school and is working longer hours at his part time job until he can apply to join the police has also turned 18 on Thursday. In Scotland that means he is legally able to drink and he has a weekend of celebrations planned with a few drinks with workmates on the day and as a friend shares the same birthday week , they are planning a joint  birthday do tonight, and somehow he even managed to squeeze in a family meal out last night! 
Think though I'm suffrerng from empty nest syndrome our house is sooo quiet now....but hoping that cardmaking will fill the gap :-) ! 
Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 15 August 2014

Festive Friday

Hi thought I would join in with this weeks Festive Friday challenge and as you can see the inspiration photo is not the traditional Christmas colours ! but the minute I saw it an idea pop into my head  and then as I scrolled down it popped out again as I realised it was too much like Ardyth's card :( 
So went back to the photo and then I noticed the little bird and we all know that there is only one bird (apart from Turkey!)that means Christmas ...a robin of course! so using  a freebie that I love and use quite a bit at Christmas,coloured with promarkers . Then layered up a few snowflakes and stuck them down (forgetting that I was going to put a Merry Christmas sentiment above the robins doh!) Added some glod stickles to the centre of the snowflaked ...and if you look closely you might notice that they are a bit squashed as when the card was drying my husband threw something on top of it!!!! tried to repair it but it didnt look right so took it off again....men!
So a really simple card but hopefully you can see where the inspiration came from!
Thanks for  looking 

Friday, 8 August 2014

Pinstripe wedding card

This week at CAS.ology the cue card is stripe and had a few ideas that were floating about but it wasn't til I saw the challenge at The Card Concept -to create a wedding card, that it all came together... at weddings you see pinstripes ,morning suits  - well maybe not here in Scotland where it does tend to be kilts ,though have to say that my husband wore a morning suit for our wedding 27years ago.
So to get back to the card as friends will tell you I do tend to wander of the point at times!...thats where I got my idea from for the stripes on my card.Paper pierced around the hearts so that hopefully they pop a bit more on the card. The flowery flourish and the sentiment from SU I thought fit neatly into the card concept challenge photo inspiration but not sure exactly what style of card it fits in ...clean and layered ? I would love to think it would fit in the Classy and Elegant one,never done one of those before!
Realise that the photo is a bit on the dark side but when I used Picasa it turned the card base pink!
Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for looking

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Blue and yellow butterfly!

Hi everyone from pouring  rain yesterday to beautiful sunshine today don't you just love the Scottish weather!

Hooray I think I've discovered the secret to unblocking cardmakers block ...WINE!! ,doesnt cure the menopause but it sure does makes it more bearable...especially if you drink it straight from the fridge  -ah bliss,cools you down in no time...no more sweaty paws hee he 
It must have kicked started the old brain cells because when I was browsing and looking for challenges came across the CAS on Sunday , and the Fusion one and I thought - I can do a blue and yellow butterfly,The butterfly is the theme for the Cas on Sunday challenge and the colours are from the photo inspiration from the fusion challenge,dont you just love it when things work out sooo well ???
Whizzed throught housework (ok I wiped the glass table with my sleeve sssh as its the only one to show the dust!) fed the budgie (don't ask,long story!) and barricaded myself into my crafty space
Ok the cards not brilliant but after this last few months it was a eureka moment for me!!!
The butterfly I'm sure is a hero arts one and used distress inks to colour it .the background  and sentiment is from SU French foliage and flowering flourishes and as I'm loving all the sequins I'm seeing in blogland just now so decided to gave them a try and think they finish it.
Off to have a peek at your creations but think I might have another butterfly card brewing may need another glass of wine to help iy along!  ...... :-)