Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Tangerine Tag It


This week's ColourQ challenge has got some fun colours for us to work with...

I wanted to use some new stamp sets we get at Convention and these colours seemed to me to be perfect for a boy's card, so that's the direction I went in...

Fun hey?! The main image was stamped with markers, with two of the balloons stamped again and popped up. The tag behind was stamped with Tangerine Tango and one of the Gorgeous Grunge stamps. The little metal clip embellishment comes in silver, but because I'd used some gold foil card I decided to cover the embellishment with gold embossing powder, which I thought turned out pretty well!

I used this week's Fab Friday sketch for my layout...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Tag It, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Tangerine Tango, SU markers, versamark
Paper: Sweater Weather dsp, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Accessories: Naturals button, Tangerine bakers twine, essentials hardware clips
Tools: Chalk Talk framelits, Finishing Touches edgelits

Make sure you check out the amazing creations from the rest of the Royal Court!

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Monday, 25 November 2013

Amy... Undefined!


I'm popping in quickly to share something cool we were introduced to at Stampin' Up's Convention over the weekend...

Yep, we can now make our very own stamps using this fun kit! When I first heard of this, I wasn't convinced (I mean, we have a whole catty of stamps that I want... need!) but at Convention we were lucky enough to be given a little kit to have a go at ourselves, and is was SO much fun! I thought I'd show you the result of my creation...

I thought it would be great to have something to personalise the back of my cards, and with this handy dandy kit, I now do! Would you like to find out more about this cool new product? Just click here to see them in my online shop. I'd love to see what you create with your very own carved stamps!

Just to let you know, I'm leaving for a holiday to Australia this afternoon and won't be back until the end of December! It's my sister's wedding on the 7th of Dec and then we're staying until Boxing Day so we're having a nice long break. I've made a couple of cards for the next two ColourQ challenges, but after that it'll be quiet until I get back... Hope you all have a great month ahead!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Soft Pumpkin Thanks


This week's colours at ColourQ are so soft and pretty...

I pulled out an old favourite - Everything Eleanor - for this one...

I also used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch for my layout...

The focal point was created by stamping the label with Soft Sky on Whisper White then cutting out with my paper snips. I die-cut a little doily and then stamped the sentiment from Petite Pairs on white, punched out and layered over the doily. The flowers were stamped with Pumpkin Pie on white and cut out with my paper snips. I stamped the Crumb Cake panel with the swirl in Whisper White ink, and added some ribbon and candy dots to finish.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Petite Pairs
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Subtles candy dots, Summer Starfruit ribbon
Tools: 1 1/4" circle punch, Delicate Doilies sizzlit

Make sure you check out the rest of the Royal Court's creations this week - they are totally fab as usual!

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Lovely Sunset Thoughts


It's time for another ColourQ challenge and this week we have a lovely autumnal combo to play with...

These colours reminded me of a sunset... so that's the direction I went for this...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Lovely as a tree, A Dozen Thoughts, Summer Silhouettes
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Watercolour
Accessories: White EP, Early Espresso EP, white chalk pen
Tools: Ovals framelits, piercing tool & template

Make sure you check out the rest of the Royal Court's fab designs this week! I'm keeping it short and sweet tonight cos Blogger has been playing up and I need to go to bed!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Real Coastal Mojo


Sorry about being pretty quiet on my blog recently - I've been so busy getting ready for my big trip to Australia in a couple of weeks with overtime at work and a bunch of Stampin' Up events, I've not had much time to create and blog! Well this afternoon I decided to take some time out to play along with a couple of challenges I had my eye on: the FAB Mojo Monday sketch as well as the gorgeous colours over at Create with Connie & Mary...

My two favourite colours are red and aqua so I knew I had to play with this colour combo! Initially I was thinking of a Christmas card but then I decided to play around with some flower sets and punches...

The flowers were created using a combination of Mixed bunch and Flower Shop stamps and punches, with a Simply Pressed clay flower in the middle of the larger one (dyed with Coastal Cabana ink). I used some Winter Frost dsp for the vertical banner and stamped a flourish on the Coastal Cabana card in the background to add further detail. I pierced around the tag using my piercing tool and template and added a lovely Smoky Slate chevron ribbon bow to finish.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop, Oh Hello, Flowering Flourishes
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Paper: Winter Frost dsp, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Simply Pressed Clay, Smoky Slate chevron ribbon
Tools: Blossom punch, Pansy punch, Squares framelits, Piercing tool, mat & template

Thanks for stopping by today!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

ColourQ Coffee


It's time for another ColourQ challenge - check out this week's pretty combo...

I just added the fun Perfect Blend stamp set to my collection and I thought this combo would be a great chance to get it inky...

Why is it that a relatively simply idea in my head turns more and more complicated when I make it lol?! The top coffee cup was embossed on So Saffron & Whisper White card as well as some Sweater Weather dsp with Early Espresso EP, then cut out and paper pieced (I also stamped the greeting on the So Saffron piece). The cup behind was done in the same way but instead of embossing, I just stamped it with Early Espresso ink. The dsp behind is more Sweater Weather, cut into a banner shape and stamped with the swirl from Everything Eleanor using Early Espresso ink. The piece behind is some Cajun Craze core'dinations card, embossed with the Mosaic embossing folder and sanded lightly. I added some lace tape, Early Espresso ribbon, So Saffron candy dots and some punched chevrons to finish.

The sketch is from this week's Friday Mashup (I thought I'd play along to let them know I haven't forgotten about them lol!)...

Make sure you check out the fab creations from the rest of the Royal Court this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x