Thursday, April 26, 2012

Monochrome & Ribbon

 Supplies: American Crafts Crimson Red cardstock, Red & 
White polka dot washi tape - Simon Says Stamp Kit of the Month 
May, Staz on black ink, Sentiment - You can do anything stamp set - 
Simon Says Stamp, Stars - Cuttlebug embossing folder, pop dots, 
red gem - Eastern Treasures and ribbon - from my stash.

This week's challenge on Paperplay this week is to create a monochromatic card/LO/Project and to incorporate ribbon into your creation.

We are very kindly sponsored by The Ribbon Girl this week.  I briefly met The Ribbon Girls (Mary and Andrea) at the NEC in Birmingham recently - wish I had time for a cuppa and a chat!  Next time!!!

I used ribbon from my stash but there is similar ribbon available from our sponsor right here.  I love this saddle stitched red ribbon.  I decided to keep my monochrome card very simple with texture being the feature.  I used my Big Shot and an embossing folder on some scrap cardstock and stamped the sentiment directly to the washi tape before adhering to the embossed cardstock.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Ribbon or twine
Fab and Funky - No DP

Thanks for peeking - I hope you have a wonderful day.  Don't forget to check out my teamies creations here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What's Up!

Supplies:  pp - Basic Grey What's Up collection
Lovestruck Stamp set, AC cardstock Crimson Red and 
Robin's Egg Blue, die cut transparency from Basic Grey's 
What's Up Collection, red and white polka dot washi 
tape, pearl heart - Hobby House,  Tuxedo Black ink
 - Memento, Tiny pearls - artoz, white gel pen and roller adhesive.

I just ADORE this month's kit "You can do anything" from Simon Says Stamp.  I love aqua and adore red so I am just in heaven using up the wonderful supplies in the kit.

I created this quick and easy card with some red cardstock (Canson) I had in my stash (as the card base), some textured cardstock from the kit and a fun stamp from Amy Tangerine.  I just HAD to purchase this wonderful stamp along with the kit - it's called Lovestruck.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Your favourite word
(the phrase what's up??? always brings a smile to my face as it reminds me of the tv adverts! - remember?  Make you smile too????)

Thanks so much for peeking - hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sending Sunshine!

Supplies:  Saying Set - Hero Arts CL184, Large Solid Flower - 
Hero Arts CG248, Versamark Ink, white gel pen, Tuxedo 
black ink - Memento, Chrome Yellow Archival Ink - Ranger, 
White cardstock, Kraft Cardstock - Bazzill Basics, Fiskars 
Stamp press, Purple Cows Guillotine and pop dots.

Created this card for this month's challenge on Hero Arts called "Sunshine and Showers".

I stamped with versamark watermark ink on kraft, left to dry and then got doodling with a white gel pen.  to make the petals of the flower look like splashes of raindrops!.  Then I added the "Sunshine" by stamping the flower on white cardstock with yellow chrome ink and then stamping the sentiment on top!.

Thanks so much for peeking, hope you have a great week.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Missing for a while!

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that I will be missing for a few days.  Not going anywhere but have a family occasion this weekend.  Since the boys only went back to school this morning after their Easter holidays - I have a very long list of jobs to do!.

I will stop by as much as I can but need to spend time cleaning my house and cooking up a storm! 

I have ordered some Purple Onion Designs Stamps and look forward to playing with them when they arrive.  Also just about to order this month's Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - have you seen it?  Adore the colours in it - so hopefully by next week I will have fun things to play with when the scheduling resumes to normal!

That's the update!  Hope you have a wonderful week.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sunshine & Showers!

Supplies: Hero Arts Digital Kit - Vintage Couple, Everyday Sayings
- Hero Arts CL342, Papermania Blue and Green Rose pp (double sided), 
Bazzill kraft cardstock, White cardstock base, black textured cardstock - 
Papermania, pearls - Icon Craft, Sizzix 3D flower dies, Quickutz 
circle dies, machine stitching, glossy accents, pop dots, 
Memento black ink and adhesive.

I made this card earlier this week for the April Challenge over on Hero Arts - Sunshine and Showers and also for the first challenge over on "A Blog named Hero".

I used the pearls down one side to represent a light sprinkling of raindrops! added some 3D flowers for added dimension (and you have to have cute flowers in Spring!).

Love this digital kit called Vintage Couple which is available here.
Side view of the flowers and pearls
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - April Showers bring Spring Flowers
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Handmade Flowers

Thanks for peeking - hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Things with Wings

Supplies: Chubby Angel 5 digital image - Stamp Fairy
sentiment sticker - SRM, Spellbinders scalloped dies, 
Quickutz circle dies, copic B00 and B000, machine 
stitching, adhesive, buttons (stash) and 
pearls - Icon Craft, glossy accents to fix embellies to card.

The challenge on Paperplay this week is "Things with Wings" and we are very kindly sponsored by Stamp Fairy.

I used their fun "Chubby Angel 5" on my card and added a sentiment strip from SRM to create a baby card.  I decided to do very little colouring of the image (just added a soft blue to the wings and nose).

Paper and Such Design - Clean and Simple
Wild Orchid Crafts - Things with Wings
Crafting when we can - Things with Wings
The Squirrel and the Fox - Things with Wings

Thanks so much for peeking and I hope you have a chance to play along this week.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Can you knit a tiny jumper for little babies in Africa?

I read a post over on The Ribbon Girl Blog about one of their Design Team Members - Dawny P doing a collection of sweaters/jumpers for babies in Africa.

She is asking if anyone can knit a tiny little jumper and beanie hat for poor babies in Africa - please pop over to her blog for the full story and a copy of the very simple knitting pattern - I am going to try to knit at least one.  Rather than pastel colours, the little woolies should be knitted in dark/bright colours as they are seldom washed.  If you can't knit one yourself, could you help by spreading the word out there in the land of blog?  This is the link to the post on Dawny's blog
Thanks for taking the time to read this - as soon as I know how much wool is needed I will let you know.  If you are a knitter I bet you are like me with lots of odd balls of wool in the bottom of the wool tub/drawer/container!

Edited to add - Toni just posted a completed jumper and hat on her blog here and said it took her less than 100g to make both.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lily Pad is turning ONE!

 Can you believe that's it has been a year since Lily Pad Cards opened the pond?

Deborah and Vicky are doing an amazing job and today we are celebrating with a First Birthday blog hop.  You should be joining me from Vicky's blog.  If not, a master list is available at Lily Pad Cards.

There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300 on today's blog hop! These prizes will be awarded by random draw.  To be eligible, you need to “like” us on Facebook.  If you would like to improve your chances,  you can leave comments on the blogs participating in this hop (including the Lily Pad). For each comment, you get your name entered again (but only one comment per blog, please).

Supplies:  Shall we dance stamp - Lili of the Valley, pp - Daisy & Dandelion 
"Some Bunny Loves you" collection - docrafts, tuxedo black - 
memento, copics R81, RV02, 0, E43, V91, E50, RV23, E93, R000, 
white alpha numbers - papermania (coloured brown), buttons - 
PTI and stash, embroidery floss, pink washi tape, diamond stickles.

Above is my birthday card for Lily Pad - woohoo!  I kept the colouring very simple on this one, I let the patterned paper be the focal feature!.
I used the "Shall We Dance" stamp from Lili of the Valley which is actually a couple dancing but I masked off the groom/male dancer and just stamped the girl.  This inspiration wasn't mine but it was one of the first things that Jane Millard said when she saw the stamp at the Hobbycrafts Show last Saturday, so thanks Jane!

Perfect card for a birthday gal who's turning one!  Don't you think?
 Thanks so much for stopping by today and the next stop on the hop is the wonderful Patricia.

If you hit a bad link, you can always  go back to Lily Pad to view the master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to

 The blog hop will be open for one week - that means that everyone can leave comments for a chance to win prizes until 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8.

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