Saturday, 23 July 2011

Stamps-a-faire Challenge #3, 4 and 6

For my last hurrah tonight I thought I would combine three challenges in one.  Challenge number 4 was to use " Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores & Enchanted Evening".  Now I have always thought blue and green should never be seen or I think that's how the saying goes, but if Lisa Johnson can have blue and turquoise flowers then I'm game!

For number 6 "Your challenge this afternoon is to use the little notch technique to hold twine or ribbon in place across the cover of your project. You can use a circle punch of any diameter to create a round notch or a square punch for a square notch".
Here I used a small circle punch to notch out the ends and wound around some twine and popped on a ripe advocado button.

And finally challenge 3 -  "Punch a window from you card cover and tie ribbon or twine from the window to the side of your card"
I used the die from Sending You and popped it all up on foam squares.  The stamp set is Botanical Silhouettes.

That's it from me tonight - have a lovely evening if you are still crafting away!

Stamps-a-faire Challenge #2

 " We would love to see your take on pairing up a hot pink, like Raspberry Fizz, with a charcoal grey (like Smokey Shadow)."

My next card up for the Stamps-a-faire challenge is my take on a Clean and Simple blog sketch.  I made some flowers from Raspberry Fizz felt and buttons and as the only bit of grey that I possess is Smokey Shadow ink, I used that to make the diagonal lines from Distressed Stripes.

It's getting dark here so I think I will have to call it a night - I'm looking forward to seeing the other challenges - maybe I'll have a go tomorrow but I know there will be lots of inspiration to be had!

Stamps-a-faire Challenge #1

Today over at Papertrey Ink there is a Stamps-a-faire going on - it's times like this when I do wish money was no object and I was able to just hop on a plane and join in - but that's not possible right now (but it may not be a dream anymore - Fliss has just got her dream job with Virgin Atlanic and I plan on being front of the check-in queue when she qualifies for her free flights in 6 months time!!) so instead I thought it would be fun to join in the challenges today!

Enough rabbitting and onto the challenge -

"Create a project featuring patterned strips that are created with some of your favorite decorative elements"

I had this old Mojo Monday sketch printed out on my desk so went with that for my card - the carnation image is from Year of Flowers collection with Melon Berry ribbon and buttons - my favourite design elements!

I coloured the carnation in Melon Berry colours with Copics. The base card is white stampers select and the decorative strips of paper are from an old pack of SU papers that I discovered whilst having a sort out!

Thanks for stopping by - enjoy your weekend!

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

I'm popping in tonight to let you know about a wonderful online ribbon shop that my friend Sarah has opened today -

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop   

please do go have a look at the lovely ribbon that Sarah has stocked - I am in love with the pretty seambinding colours, the great twine and divine silk wrinkle ribbon especially!

Good luck Sarah!