Sunday, October 26, 2014

ME & Me October Challenge

Hello! Mama Elephant is celebrating their 2nd anniversary and their Challenge for this month is a fun "ANYTHING GOES!".

I have a friend that's getting married in a couple of weeks time and I wanted to use the awfully cute Pandamonium set so here is my card for them. The sentiment is from Bountiful Blessings and the heart balloons are from the Party Kit Creative Cuts. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Reverse Confetti September Color Challenge

Hello! It's almost month end and time to put in my card for the Reverse Confetti September Color Challenge. Unfortunately this is the last Color Challenge but fret not! RC will have some fabulous sketches for us to try out in their Sketch Challenge!

This month's Color Challenge is on Pink, Gray and Yellow.

I used the circle from Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts for my balloon, and stamped it with the orange stamp from Fresh 'n Fruity. I also used the dies from Tag Me Too Confetti Cuts and Love Notes Confetti Cuts.

There's still a couple more days if you're interested to join in!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ME & Me September Challenge

It was the school holidays last week so we scooted off to "rainy" Phuket for a quick break! The weather wasn't all great but luckily we had a couple of days of sun and the kids and hubby got to play some tennis with Coach Nash over at Marriott. He's 63 but he is so fit and such a nice person so it was a joy to have had some time with him! Since I don't play tennis, I had some time to go over and catch up on the lessons in Stretch Your Stamps 2 at Online Card Classes. I used a couple of the techniques for this card - the mirror image and word art stenciling.

First, a little about this month's challenge by ME & Me!
The theme is Paper Piecing and Thanks.

It's my first time doing paper piecing so it took me a little while to cut those cuties from Up and Away! The sentiment is from Type It.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Reverse Confetti August Color Challenge

Yay! I'm so happy I got my 'Fetti stamps and dies in the post a couple of days ago! Thanks Jen!! I love all of them!

So I was glad I still had time to play for this month's color challenge which was to use Navy, Red and Gold.

This is my card for the challenge. I used Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts, Class Acts Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts and the sentiment is from All About You. I wanted to make circles with the gold thread but ended up tying it round the hearts instead, so much easier!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Mama Elephant & Me August Challange

I had so much fun playing with the first card, I couldn't resist whipping up another one. This time I used the stamps from ME's Fair Feathers. I must admit that the first time I stamped the ink bottle, I put a little too much water on the stamped image that the ink bottle completely lost it's shape so all I could see was a brown blob. So I had to go in and stamp it again. Luckily it didn't turn out too badly I think.. The feather, sentiment and the little ink splats are all from the same stamp set. I'm liking the multi-colored hemp string that came with the Make It Market Kit (Papertreyink) so I had to use it along with the water droplets.
If you'd like to take part in the Mama Elephant + Me August Challenge (Water Coloring + Birthdays), you can find out all about it here.

Till next time...

Sweet Havana Birthday Card

Hello again! I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in last month's Mama Elephant & Me challenge that I was all set for August's challenge. This month's challenge is all about Water Coloring + Birthdays - you can see some of the lovely cards that the DT girls whipped up here. I used 2 sets of stamps for my first card. I stamped the stripes from Basic Borders in Ocean (Creative Color - also from ME) on watercolor paper and smudged up the lines a bit. I also used some of the ink to fill up the white spaces in between. Once that was done, I die cut it using the scallop frame from Femme Frames. I also stamped and die cut several of the images and the banner sentiment from Sweet Havana in different colors on canvas paper and put them altogether. I used a white pen to put some of the little dots on the flower bouquets.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Congratulations Card

Since I had all my stuff out in front of me, I thought I would just make another quick and easy one layer card. I used the beautiful Water Blooms set from Mama Elephant here.