Thursday, 30 April 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #184 - Over The Edge

My card today is for Freshly Made Sketches #184 - A Sketch by Kim and Kim would like to see us, "go over the edge" . . . well, I don't know about over the edge, but I think I may have gone 'over the top' too with my foliage on this one, so I'm not so sure it still fits the CAS style?  This is my card

This is Kim's sketch
 As you can see, I have substituted flowers and foliage for the tag - but it does say, 'any shape' so I hope it will still count!

Anywho, here are the pictures.  All supplies are listed below the pics.

Supplies used:

Lil' Inker - Winter Flower
La-La Land - Berry Flourish
Altenew - Henna Elements
Clearly Besotted - A Little Sentimental
Stampin' Up - Petal Potpouri
Incidentals - Black cardstock, white cardstock, vellum, embossing powder, Versamark & Versafine Onyx Black

As always, thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments . . . you all really make my day!  Have a lovely day/evening wherever you are!  Hazel xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

CAS.ology Week #144 - Flight

Today's card

Is for the CAS.ology Week #144 - Flight challenge

And, yes, I suppose it is a little predictable, but I loved this butterfly and couldn't wait to try it out on a card.  I also wanted to include some vellum on a card, as I love the softness it adds to a design but have always struggled to attach it in a successful way.  All supplies will be listed below.

Supplies used:

Die-Versions - Every Day Compliments
Avery Elle - Dotted Borders
Hero Arts - Stamp & Cuts Butterfly
Incidentals - Watercolour pencils, vellum, Ivory linen cardstock & sequins

As always, thanks for visiting today and for any comments, you are all appreciated and I do try to reciprocate where possible.  Have a lovely day!  Hazel xx

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #183 - Take Two & Less Is More #221 - Tag

Today's card is for Freshly Made Sketches #183 and a rather neglected challenge, Less Is More #221 - Tag

This is the  sketch for the FMS challenge

The LIM challenge speaks for itself, you need to have a tag on your card.  I feel a little ashamed of myself that this challenge has been so neglected lately, because I have no excuse!

Anywho, here is my card

Supplies used:

American Crafts - Shimelle Woodgrain embossing folder
Stampin' Up - Tag
Clearly Besotted - On Your Day stamp set
Incidentals - Black cardstock, white cardstock, various coloured inks, Versafine, Black Onyx ink and black grossgrain ribbon

Thank you very much for stopping by and I appreciate all your comments.  I hope you are having a great weekend.  Hazel xx

Friday, 24 April 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #183 & CAS.ology Week 143 - Ombre

Today my mojo got up and left me, so I struggled to think of a design for one of my favourite challenges, Freshly Made Sketches #183 - A Sketch by Linda . . . this was the sketch

I rotated the sketch anticlockwise and ended up with this

As my embossing paste was ombre and the sponged strips were also ombre, I decided to also enter it for the Cas.ology #143 challenge

Supplies used:

Hero Arts - Stencil
Lil' Inker - All About The Ampersand stamp set
Couture - Cheerful embossing folder
Dreamweaver - Whit embossing paste, coloured with distress inks
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Versafine - Black Onyx ink

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Take Two For Two . . . Now, Three!

This post is a card for two challenges and is my second attempt at both, hence the, 'Take Two For Two'.

It is for Freshly Made Sketches #182 & Happy Little Stampers CAS April Challenge - Stencilling

Since posting this, I was informed of another challenge it might fit, so I am adding it to that challenge too, it is also for  CAS On Sunday - Gold . . . thank you Loll of Stamping With Loll for the 'heads up'

The card I made is a CAS card and uses my new pearlescent embossing paste, sprinkled with iridescent glitter whilst still wet.

This is the card

Supplies used:

Hero Arts - Tweed Stencil
Dreamweaver - Pearlescent Embossing Paste
Papertrey Ink - Signature Series
Other - Irridescent glitter & pearls

As always, thanks for popping by and I appreciate all your comments.  Have a lovely weekend!  Hazel xx

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #182 & A Little Thank You

Today my card is for Freshly Made Sketches #182 - A Sketch by Rita  and this is the sketch

I didn't have a patterned paper that I had envisaged for the design I had in my mind, so I designed my own - not a lot of you will know that I designed for my own website that sold digital papers for card makers, which I had to close because I couldn't afford the upkeep any longer . . . and this is where the 'Thank You' in the title of my post comes in.  At the end of the post, apart from the usual supplies list will be four  thumbnails, one for UK A6 papers and one for US A2 papers, for two slightly different patterns, you just click (no need to right-click) on the relevant picture and they should download immediately.

These papers are just variations of colour of the paper I designed for this card today and are sized exactly to UK & US standard card sizes (just print four to a page).  One set is for the card I made here - yellow & white stripes + other colour variations and the second set is slightly different, in that, they are self striped - two shades of the same colour - anywho, this is the card

Supplies used:

White textured cardstock - I've had a while and can't remember what it is exactly
Patterned Paper - My own design, see below
Bazzill - Yellow cardstock
Spellbinders - Floral Flourish die
Lil' Inker - Winter Flower
Paper Smooches - Scripty Sayings
Colorbox - Marigold & Orange pigment inks
Versafine - Black Onyx ink

As always, thank you all so much for visiting and please feel free to download the papers below.  Have a lovely day/evening!  Hazel xx

If you have any problems downloading, leave a comment and I will see what I can do.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

CAS.ology - Week 142 - Sweet

Today's post is a card for CAS.ology - Week 142 - Sweet  challenge.

As I received the sweet stamp set I used for this card today, I took it as an omen and used it immediately.  Plus I wanted to practice my colouring a bit more as I suck at it!

This is what I came up with

Supplies Used:

Mama Elephant - 'Sew Fancy' die set
Our Craft Lounge - 'Lil' Pea-Nut' stamp set
Create A Smile - 'Balance' stamp set

As always, I appreciate you taking the time to visit today and for any comments you leave.  You really make my day!  Have a lovely evening/day.  Hazel xx

Monday, 13 April 2015

House Of Cards - April Challenge - Take Three

Another card for House Of Cards - April Challenge - Add A Butterfly or Use Colours  challenge

For this one, it was just butterflies and here it is (for those interested, supplies are listed below)

Supplies used:

Simon Says Stamp - 'Triangle Pattern' card cover die
Clearly Besotted - 'Elegant Butterflies' stamps & dies
Mama Elephant - 'Fair Feathers' sentiment
Vellum, Cardstock, Gems & Watercolours

As always, thanks for visiting and for any comments . . . they are all truly appreciated.  Have a great week!  Hazel xx