Monday, October 31, 2011

Fun News & AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I have some fun news to share! I've been asked to be a guest designer this month over at AnnaBelle Stamps. This is an Australian Company starring the wonderful Andrea and sells photopolymer stamps. Check out all their goodies here.

We're starting off today with a blog hop using the Ornamental Christmas stamp set.

There are lots of great stamping possibilites with this set.

I stamped this long and narrow card (8.25" x 3.5") with a row of the small ornaments across the front and added a few gems. I broke out my glitter (love it but oh, so messy) to add a bit of holiday sparkle.
Next stop on the hop is Andrea's blog.

To keep our hop as fun and simple as possible, click through each of the DT blogs to see what they’ve created using this set. You can comment if you like, and leave your name using the Inlinkz on any of the DT blogs, or on the AnnaBelle Stamps blog.

You don’t have to comment on all of our blogs, just remember to add your name for your chance to win the Blog Hop prize which is the Ornamental Christmas stamp set. The hop will run for 1 week and the winner will be announced next Tuesday!

Wishing you an inky day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ellen Hutson WCMD

I made another card for the Classrooms WCMD Challenge. This challenge was to create a Holiday/Christmas card.

The holiday cardmaking bug hasn't hit me yet so I kept this card pretty simple. I white embossed the Penny Black Crystal Wreath and added some gemstones. The Hero Arts snowflakes on the background were stamped with Brilliance Ink in Platinum Planet. I really like this ink because it's very soft but has a touch of shimmer and who doesn't like a little bit of sparkle during the holidays! Oh, and I used Papertrey Inks Linen and Canvas Impression Plates on the card base for some texture.

Thanks for stopping by!

WCMD at the CLASSroom with Ellen Hutson

There are several challenges over at the CLASSroom to celebrate World Card Making Day. I know WCMD is technically over but the folks at Ellen Hutson were kind enough to have a deadline date of Friday Oct. 7th for projects incase we couldn't do all of our crafting on WCMD. Yeah!!!!

My card is for the colour challenge.
Pretty colours, right?
The focal image, from Judikins, was stamped with Versamark and coloured with PanPastels. The Designer Woodgrain background is from Hero Arts and the yellow strip was embossed with Square Lattice Embossing Folder from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Cardmaking Day!

It's World Cardmaking Day today with lots of great activities around the world and around the web.

I had a chance to get a little inky this morning and made two cards.

I played around with Stampin Ups Inspired by Nature set which was stamped onto a background using some Distress Inks and Hero Arts Large Fabric Design and Friend Definition stamps.

For my second card I played around with distressing and collage-type stamping. I think I went a little overboard with the distressing...
I distressed with Tim Holtz inks, a distress tool and added a few sprinkles of water drops.

The postcard image is a digi from River City Rubber Works and is called Antique Leaf Postcard. The rest of the images, the Hydrangea, Butterfly and Sentiment are all from Hero Arts.

I hope you get a little inky celebrating World Card Making Day!