Monday, 20 February 2017

Swim Your Own Direction - Colour INKspiration #03

Hello lovelies! I hope Tuesday Eve wasn't too harsh for you. My card today is for the Colour INKspiration Challenge #03. In this challenge you need to use all the colours set by the design team. Here is the colour swatch.

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Such a lovely combo that even without the image would definitely say "beachy" to me but alas I thought no beachy type stamps in my stash! Then I spotted the goldfish in the Jar of Love stamp set & wondered will it look goldfishy in Peakaboo Peach and yes indeedy it did.

I'm really happy with how my card turned out, the teeny tiny pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels made perfect air bubbles and the Letter Labeler stamp set is awesome for when you want to make your own sentiment!

The inside of my card got a little bit of love too!

I hope the rest of your week is awesome and if you would like to see the other entries and what the design team came up with you can click HERE!

Until next time!
Cheers Megan

Sunday, 19 February 2017

CASEing the Catty #115

Howdy everyone! I really hope you had a fantastic week. Today's card is my entry for the CASEing the Catty Challenge. It's a good one as you don't have to have a blog to participate you can just join in on Facebook. Utilising the beautiful catalogues is such a simple way to find inspiration and that is what this challenge is all about, looking at the beautiful samples in the catalogues and using maybe the layout or the colour scheme or whatever grabs your attention and using that to create your own masterpiece!

My card today is using one of my favourite stamp sets Love You Lots, it's from the Annual Catalogue and can be found on page 199 in the hostess section. To be a hostess is easy peasy, you can either have a few friends over & have a crafting party or place orders with me, just drop me a line if you would like more information.

The lacy border thing I've got going there is using the Delicate Details Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, this one you can get for FREE with an order of $90 or more.

Here is the picture from the catalogue that I got inspiration from..... the one on the right.

If you would like to participate in the challenge you can find the details HERE! If you have a bunch of stuff that you just aren't using as much as you would like, I do recommend participating in some challenges and getting your crafty on!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Colour INKspiration Challenge #02

Hello lovelies!

I'm back to share a card or two that I have done for the Colour INKspiration Challenge #02.

For this challenge we had to use these colours, plus any neutrals you want to use.

 Oh, so pretty! I've added Sahara Sand as a neutral to make my composition. The flower image is from the Avant-Garden Stamp Set that you can earn for free from the Sale-a-bration catalogue when you spend $90. Yep! and there is that butterfly again from Butterfly Basics, I do like it!

I had so much fun making this card, I love colouring stamp images and also tried a new technique that I hadn't done before, embossing embossing! See the little Stitched Framelits Circle? I firstly embossed it in the Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (this one gets the award for the longest product name! Can you find a longer one??) and then inked up the raised sections with Versamark Ink & silver embossing powder and heated with my heat gun until the magic happened. I really like the effect.

I so enjoyed working with these colours and seeing as everything was out, I made another card. Something with a few less elements.......

This is the other flower from the same stamp set, so pretty with the watercolour effect. I have very little in my stash that is Mint Macaron except for this washi tape that comes from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape. Thank goodness I purchased it as I would've been in a bit of a pickle! To tell you the truth I only bought the washi tape set for the roll with the copper foil polka dots, anything copper I do NEED. For this card I didn't want the look of washi tape stuck down, I wanted it loose so I stuck it on some vellum and made it more like a strip of paper.

I hope you like my cards today and if you would like to check out the amazing projects that the Designer Team created you can start by clicking HERE for the Colour INKspiration Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cheers Megan xx

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Wedding Wishes - Cards Made to Order

Just a quick post to share a wedding card that I was asked to make a couple of weeks ago. I'm really happy with how it turned out. The card fold I used is a tunnel card, there are numerous tutorials/instructions on the net to follow.

This is the front of the card. The person who asked me to make this for them wanted it personalised for the bride & groom. The Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set was perfect for this. Also perfect for a wedding card was the So Detailed Thinlets creating an elegant wraparound.

I love the inside! The tunnel card fold just takes it up a notch for a special card. You can see through to the sentiment that I stamped onto a doily. I think I am going to have to buy another pack of the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper as I want more of this gorgeous paper with the Blushing Bride (how appropriate!) hearts floating up. I could have left the oval frame empty but decided that some of my favourite butterflies from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set (this was one of the first stamps I ever bought and is still available) suspended, would do the trick.

A close up!

If you are in need of a special card for that special someone for weddings, birthdays, love (Valentine's Day is just around the corner) or just to say hi to someone to let them know you are thinking of them, I can make cards for anything you want to say! A couple of weeks notice would be great but contact me anyway if you have left it a bit short as I have been there too! Cost is dependent on the project and time and supplies needed but usually is between $5 and $15. 

Have a great weekend! It's going to be a muggy 32 degrees here on the Sunshine Coast today, so I think a dip in the pool or ocean is called for!

Megan xx