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"Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. " (Dave Barry, American writer and humourist)

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Case this sketch #12


I am entering a new challenge blog this week; Case this sketch. My card above is based on this week's sketch. I am trying to use more colour in my cards hence the teal and hot pin,k a combination I actually saw on a billboard advertisement for a local hairdressing salon. The photo isn't the best quality thanks to these long dark nights :( 

Cardstock: SU Pool Party, pink from stash
Stamps: Inkyliscious 'Make a Wish'
Other: Wow white embossing powder, ribbon from stash

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Retrosketches #47, CASE study challenge #124

Stamps: Waltzing Mousestamps 'Say it Loud', Sizzix Framelits 'Floral'
Dies: Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax
Ink: Memento 'Rose Bud', 'New Sprout'
Having searched the web for a few more CAS card blogs, I came across the CASE study challenge blog. Unlike other CAS blogs, they have a new guest designer (or Muse) every month who showcase their work to inspire other crafters.
This month's designer is Amber Kemp-Gerstel and here is her project which inspired me to create my card above.


My card is also based on this week's Retrosketches sketch #47;
I am not enjoying the snow we're having here in the UK at the moment :(
I had to be pushed up a hill on the way home from work on Friday by four very kind guys; then today a very nice man at the bottom of our road kindly drove my car up our hill after I got stuck again! Snow is forecast again tonight so we will have to see what tomorrow brings!
Happy craftin x 

Friday, 11 January 2013

Less is More Week 101 - Black, White and One Colour

It's been a while, (4 whole months in fact!), since I last blogged but I am back with an entry for this week's Less is More challenge which is black and white with a hint of one other colour.
This card has been CASed from a card I saw on Pinterest which I find is a fab source of inspiration. The card I CASed was a white on white design but I think the embossed lower black panel works well.
Since I last blogged back in Septemeber I have been busy with various ventures. I made some wedding stationery for a work colleagues' wedding in November, for which I received many compliements. I also started making jewellery; learning the basic techniques off the internet. I managed to teach myself how to make the very popular shamballa style bracelets which were well received amongst my family and friends.
Then, before I knew it, Christmas was upon us and I was busy making jewellery and other gifts for Christmas Fayres!
I really hope to get back into card making this year and get back into the blogging habit!
Bye for now Bloggers x
Dies: Stampin Up Sizzix Daisies#2
Embossing folder: Darice
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse 'Say it Loud'
Stash: yellow buttons