Sunday, 15 September 2013

Crafternoon Tea

Hi everyone!
Today I hosted a day for some of my friends who are creatively inclined to come and enjoy an afternoon of craftiness. Which I called a 'crafternoon tea'! It was heaps of fun :) Some of the ladies had never really stamped before, and some were seasoned crafters... but it was great to make a few cards and just get ideas off each other. I was so engrossed in the day, that I actually forgot to take pictures! Lucky Minda got her camera phone out!

Here is what each place setting looked when the guests arrived- with all supplies needed for their 'make and take' card.

And then here are Minda's cards. The one on the right is the one we all made together- the second is one that Minda 'CASEd' (Copy and Stamp Everything). It was a great afternoon.

I had some time to sit and create something too- and this is what I came up with:

 I had seen this Make it Monday video aaaaaages ago- and thought it was about time I gave it a go. Since I don't have any circle dies, i had to punch the windows which restricted the placement of the holes that you can see in the card front. It's an unusual place for me to put a focal point...but I think it works OK :?
What I like about this card- the colour combo I used (rare for me). All that plain white space above the focal point..
What I don't like about it: All that white space!!!
I dunno- it is sometimes hard for me to leave a finished card alone. But this time, I resisted the temptation to add something extra.
What do you think?!
Here you can see that the acetate window kinda gives you a sneak peek at the sentiment inside. I like that :)

Here is a close-up of the focal point. I adhered the die-cut butterfly to the acetate window using glossy accents.

Here is the sentiment on the inside. September is a month of birthdays for the heads of our families (both sets of parents' birthdays fall within 10 days of each other- 4 presents later....very poor kids!) So I am sure this card will be going to a loving Mother..Havent yet decided whether it'll be my Mum or the Hubby's...

Anyway- hope you likey!


Supplies- Card: Stampin Up! Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Coastal Cabana, BErmuda bay (SU!)
Other: Acetate, Memory Box butterfly die, glossy accents, SU scallop circle punch, and circle punch

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger (and CASE Study #155)

Hi everyone,

Today I am checking in with an entry into the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge,  and the CASE Study Challenge. Let's start with the Moxie Fab one. This one is all about Honouring Ombre. Here's the inspiration photo:

And here is my take on it :

I have so many teal/aqua inks so I decided to use those to create an Ikat ombre panel which I then made into a banner by trimming the end off in a notched shape. I embossed the sentiment in gold, and then tied a little twill ribbon into a knot at the top. This anchors the panel onto the black background so that it doesn't look like its just suspended on there. I hope you like this card, and I am also entering it into the CASE Study challenge. The muse there is Jennifer McGuire... Oh man I love that woman's designs! Here is the card we were supposed to use as inspiration:

As you can see in my creation above, I drew on Jennifer's use of chevrons and banners to create my card. Hope you likey!