Monday, 21 May 2012

Challenge Host - Mix it up Monday

Happy Monday

The lovely Lori McAree has asked me to host this weeks:

I am asking you to CASE another member, not a DT member or myself, but another STV fan, who you admire! You can enter HERE

There are so many talented fans at STV it is not easy to choose who to CASE, I have seen so many stunning creations in the Galleries and I know it will be hard to choose!!!!!!

I chose to CASE Geri, there is a card Geri created back in January, and is one I admired so much so I had to buy the window die, this design has stuck in my mind ever since!

Geri is so talented, she has an amazing blog that I advise you to check out HERE, she will no doubt inspire you into creating.

Here is Geri's card:

This is such a stunning creation by Geri and you can find more details HERE. Geri also created another card using this die and you can find the link HERE.

Here is my CASE:

As the rules dictate, you must change at least two things about the original card, so I have chosen a garden scene instead of a sea scape, and I have also added a sentiment. The stamp sets are The Giving Tree, from Gina K Designs and illustrated by the very talented Theresa Momber, the sentiment is from this moths one free with three, also from Gina K Designs and is called One in a Million

If you can find the time to play, please come and join in as there is a Gina K Grab bag as the prize!!!!!!!

Thank you for stopping by :-)

Friday, 4 May 2012

Challenge Cards

Happy Friday

I have entered last weeks Monday challenge, set by Geri at STV, she has an amazing blog and is a very talented lady, you can find her blog here, it is well worth following. The challenge was to create a square card, of any size, just keep it square, the challenge is still open until Sunday 8pm Central Time which is 2am Monday UK time, so if you get a chance to enter over the weekend you could win a wonderful grab bag of Gina K stamps.

Here is my entry:

The card is a 4 1/2" square and the DP is from the new Gina K range of papers, this one is called Parisian Garden and you can find all the papers here, they are amazing quality and value. The sentiment is from Bold and Beautiful, and is cut out using Spellbinders Labels 4 S4-190, and layered on Romantic Rectangles S5-090. The large flower is created using Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch 
HCD-703, and the corresponding stamp set, this was stamped onto the Parisian Garden DP and cut with the matching dies, the leaves are also by Heartfelt creations and are HCD-707. The butterflies are cut out on the same DP as the flowers with a MS punch. The stick pin is one I have made and the brad and ribbon are from my stash.

Have an amazing holiday weekend, I hope you get the chance to be crafty :-)

The flower is made with Heartfelt creations 

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

May Calendar

Happy May 1st, the year seems to be speeding along now, and the days are getting longer, and I for one hope they will soon be getting warmer, after such a miserable, cold and wet April.

Recently my thoughts have been turning to those lovely long walks along the beach with my dog and at weekends the lovely man I share my life with, so this was the inspiration for this months project.

As always the stamp set for the calendar is by Gina K Designs, and the brain child of the wonderful and very talented Tami Mayberry and you can find the details Here and Here

The dies are all by Spellbinders, the actual calendar grid being cut out with Grand Scalloped Ovals 
LF-111, and inked around the edges with some SU Night of Navy ink. 
The banners are Basic Banners 3 S5-046, and the detail of the lighthouse etc are Nautical Frames S5-046, I just adore Spellbinders new dies, and I have many on my wish list, they also have an amazing web site with great designers and it is well worth checking out, you can find them here, they have wonderful design ideas and I recommend clicking on the tab that says "community", this is where the designers strut their amazing talents and also you can find tutorials and videos on how to use Spellbinders gorgeous  products.

The wonderful DP is by Kanban and is part of the Artscapes collection, here I used Coastline.

Have an amazing day, and thank you for stopping by