Thursday, February 28, 2013

Easter Card Set @ Inspired Stamps

Mornings dear friends :)

Is really on the ball this week and the girls and I are hopping to inspire you all to get ready for the next celebration of the season ...


I must admit, this is one season that usually gets neglected and overlooked in my house and this year Easter is even earlier than normal being the last weekend in March.  So what better theme than to focus our attention on some Easter sets and that is actaully what we are doing this week!

I think that one of the reasons I can easily overlook this season is as I don't have many Easter stamps :( But alas I let my mind wonder to the season of spring and it didn't take long for an idea to pop into my mind using the Flower Buds stamps from Inspired Stamps.  These adorable little flowers remind me of violets and just sing spring to me!
 The set together .

Close up of card 1

 Close up of Card 2

Close up of Card 3

 All together again :)

Have you noticed a habbit of late?  I am really trying my hand at C&S!  I do love the look of C&S but in my own cards and attempts at C&S I have never felt like I have ever done the card enough justice nor have I ever been entirly happy with the end result.  One of my new years resolution was to attempt this style more often and as I do more and more of them, I think I am beginning to get better at them.  Mind you ... For a card with such minamal compaired to my normal over embellished ones, C&S seems to take me twice as long as I constantly question myself and every step! lol

This was a really fun set to put together though!  To use the one image in 3 very different ways was challenging and rather rewarding when I was finished.  I am still amazed at the variety of looks and styles you can achieve this way.  The flowers have all been stamped and white embossed and then colored with water color pencils.  For card 2, I stamped and colored an extra flower and toiled it up to make the flower deminsional.  I do love them all, though card 1 with the 3 flowers along the bottom is really hitting a soft spot with me :$

As always, the Inspired Stamps girls have some inspiration to share with you too! 
So please do drop by the blog and see them!
You won't be disapointed with sets they have to show you.

Thank you for stopping into see me today and sharing my Inspired Stamps creation with you!
I look forward to sharing another with you next Thursday :) 
Happy Crafting till then! 

Recipe -
Paper(s) -   Kraft Cardstock, Scraps Cardstock
Tools - Spellbinders Scallop Squares & Large Squares
Embellishment(s) -Distress inks, Water color pencils, white embossing powder, ribbon, bling.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Scripture @ Inspired Stamps

Good mornings beautiful people!

I am popping in this week with a card for
This week the team have been given free play with some

Over the past few weeks I have raided my stash of cards that I keep on hand and was in urgent need of a Thank You card so Mojo and I jumped straight into it this week using one of the sentiments from the Thank You set from Inspired Stamps.
I have not played with my Shilouette Cameo in forever so I had a play and made the gorgeous card base with the leaves edging.  I also cut the leaves from the Cameo as well.  I raided my scraps stash for the cardstock pieces on the front, added some stitching, a Stampin' Up bradto the largest leaf, scattered some red pearls and a touch of a few wire scroll vines and wella, I was done and happy :)

Don't forget to pop on over to the
 Inspired Stamps Blog 
and see the gorgeous works the girls have got for you!

Thank you for stopping into see me today and sharing my Inspired Stamps creation with you!
I look forward to sharing another with you next Thursday :) 
Happy Crafting till then! 

Recipe -
Stamp(s) - Inspired Stamps - Thank You
Paper(s) -   Kraft Cardstock, Scraps Cardstock
Tools - Shilouette Cameo
Embellishment(s) -Stampin' Up Antique Brad, Red Pearls, Wire
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mojo's Silver Lining

Good morning folks :) 

I've been fortunate to get a moment to myself of late, 
so I took the opportunity to play along with some of my favorite challenges! 

The Shabby Tea Room has a gor-gor-gorgeous inspiration picture this week and the challenge is Aqua, Brown and a touch of silver.  When I saw this pop up on my blog roll on Monday I just could not resist and had to play along....

So I played :)


Ohh I had so much fun making this, so much so, that I crafted way past my curfew and I did not want to get out of bed this morning lol But ... It was sooooo worth it! :)

I am absolutely in love with the square lattice embossing folder from Stampin Up at the moment (I don't know why? I just am!) and I am also going through a craze of inking my embossing folders so I had to do that too with Versa Mark Sky Blue ink.  The sentiment along with the dies are from of the Amazing Paper Grace kits that I have again stamped in the Sky Blue and also heat clear embossed and distressed the edges with TH Tea Stain.

I really had no plan of attack with this card, I kind of just crafted and let things go where ever they went.  So for the silver lining of the challenge, I first decided to add some metallic silver stitching around the edges and as the card came together the silver butterfly charm made its way into the card and then the glittered silver sprigs in the flower embellishments.  

I am not sure why, but I had the brain wave to grab a bobbin and decorate it as well in the same style.  And for the little dust collector it is, I think it is a perfect trinket to go with the card.  Mojo seems to have found his groove again so hopefully I will be back soon with something else new to share :)

Fair winds and following seas till then xx
And thank you for sailing in to see me today!
Recipe -
Stamp(s)- Sentiment - Amazing Paper Grace Kit
Paper(s) - White Cardstock
Tools - Spellbinders - Amazing Paper Grace Kit, Stampin Up Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Versa Mark Sky Blue Ink, TH Tea Stain Distress Ink.
 Embellishment(s) – Flowers / bling / metallic thread / Ribbon / Butterfly all from stash. 
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Addicted To Stamps and More - Vintage Wed E1/- C10
Inky Chicks - Mother's Day or Birthday Tues E1/3
Deep Ocean Challenge - Letter "B" - Birthday, blue, brown, bling, butterfly,  bobbin, bow, blooms Tues
ABC Challenges - All Stitched Up Mon E1/3 C10
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Metal Mon E1/-
The Shabby Tea Room - A Silver Lining Mon E1/-
Sugar Creek Hollow - Metal Mania Sat  E1/3
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Things with wings Sat 
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

More Love @ Inspired Stamps

Good mornings beautiful people!

I am so sorry I have been so absent from my blog of late :( 

Unfortunately sometimes life just gets in the way and crafting and blogging just has to take a back seat until one is back on the rails and in full swing of things again. 
While there is still some fine tuning to do, I think I may have found the perfect balance of life, working and 'my time' to do some crafting. 

Mojo also seems to have returned from his rather long absence too!  
So we have a card to share with you today! Woo Hoo! 

Being that Valentines day is on our door step!  This week at 
we are putting our focus on 

Today I have used the Love Is stamp set from Inspired Stamps.  I just adore this set! And I have an idea brewing on how to use the gorgeous scripture that comes with this set too!  

I do appolagise for the poor quality of my photo today and the lack of photos.  I thought I had photographed this card, Hmm well I had taken one pic! And then I got distracted with fecthing the kids from school and absent mindedly popped this in the post to my mum before finishing the shoot! *doh* yeah! I have been having a few days like that lately lol 

The Inspired Stamp girls and I would love to share the love with you too! 
They all have some la la licious cards up on the
 Inspired Stamps Blog 
So please do drop by and share some love with them too :)

Thank you for stopping into see me today and sharing my Inspired Stamps creation with you!
I look forward to sharing another with you next Thursday :) 
Happy Crafting till then! 

Recipe -
Stamp(s) - Inspired Stamps - Love is 
Paper(s) -   White Cardstock, Black Cardstock
Tools - Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis Sqaures & dies form November 2012 Kit by Amazing Paper Grace.
Embellishment(s) -Stickers, Red and black Bling, Ribbon and button. 

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