Tuesday, 27 September 2016

All that glitters....

Metallic is always in but this year copper is very in.
Today's project shows how you can use Calypso Coral with copper and create a warm rich effect.
This card features not only the gorgeous copper foil and embossing powder but also the new ombre ink pad from Stampin ' Up! . It's a very easy way to create a colour wash background effect. I then placed a mask over the dry background and inked through with versamark then applied embossing powder and heated it . 

I am very pleased with the effect rich and warm and rather elegant I think perfect for autumn. 


Monday, 26 September 2016

Does colour matter......

Traditional colours for christmas are reds, green,gold rich and cosy but does it have to be?
Well I certainly don't think so ! I love the contemporary colours blues , pinks and silver. But this week's inspiration is all about the Stampin up colour Calypso Coral!  So here you are christmas in Calypso Coral!  I hope you like it
I have also used the lovely sparkly silver ribbon ...
And the most adorable little jingle bells! 
Fun don't you think? 😉 



Friday, 23 September 2016

Happy Friday. ....

Well the weekend starts today ..After work that is! Lol Now I don't know about you but I love the idea of being able to just pack up and go travelling and having a home from home behind you sounds good to me! So this stamp set is perfect for those who have wanderlust ! Lol
I hope you've enjoyed this week's inspiration and will be joining us next week for more inspiration ☺
Have a good weekend and have fun Cary ☺ x





Thursday, 22 September 2016

Pretty in pink....

I'm a bit of a girly girl so I loveee pink! Do you? So today's card is as soft and gentle as yesterday's inspiration  crisp and clean but both are simple.
I'm also a suckered for a bit of glitz! Lol 




Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Sometimes big is best...

The caravan in the Glamper Greetings set is quite a large image but I really like the idea of using it as a background image. So to ensure it wasn't too busy I kept it simple in the colour department.  Black and white with a dash of a bright colour is one of my favourite combinations.  Whilst it is still strong in the colour scheme of things it's very crisp and clean to me.
I hope you like it as much as I do ☺
In the next photo you can see I've even stamped inside the card. I think it adds a little something. 
The final picture shows how I've used 2 punched decorative labels cut them and repositioned them behind the sentiment to create a boarder that coordinates nicely .




Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Messy is best....

So after yesterday's pushing myself out side my comfort zone  today's project is much more me...messy that is! Lol.
This card and book mark feature a technique I like to call finger painting with ink! And yes it can get messy! Lol
The project shows how you don't always need an image to be the focalpoint of a card sometimes a sentiment is all you need.
What you can't see in my bad photos is the gorgeous shimmer that comes from the shimmery paper I've used 




Monday, 19 September 2016

Out of my comfort zone.....

This weeks inspiration features a stamp set from Stampin ' Up!  Called  Glamper Greetings. It's in the winter mini catalogue.
It's a great little set that offers lots of varied sentimentsand images.
I don't know if I'm alone in this but I really struggle to use sets that are what I call "scene builders " so foe today I went out of my comfort zone and have created a series of "scene " cards using the Glamper Greetings set. Now I know they might not be fantastic works of art but I'm rather pleased with the way they've turned out!
I hope you'll join us for the rest of this week's inspiration
Thank you to Gill for last week's beauties.
Have fun Cary ☺ x