Monday, November 24, 2014

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #8 - Sketch Challenge

Welcome from Anna's blog.
This week we have a sketch challenge.

I made this card

- World Map -130345
- Traveler - 134513
- Life's Adventure - 133934 (Hostess
Cardstock & Ink
- Soft Suede
- Night of Navy
- Very Vanilla
- Sahara Sand
Stampin' Up! Accessories
- Baker's Twine Early Espresso - 123124
- Argyle Embossing Folder - 127750

I really love the way the World Map background stamp goes so well with the Traveler stamp set. I had a lot of fun making this card this week.

Next on the hop is Annette Sullivan. Check out her lovely creation.
The other participants are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE
Until next time :o)

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #7 - Colour Combo

Welcome from Annette's blog. Glad you could pop by for a visit.

As you may know already this is the colour challenge we had for this week.

This is what I did.
CASE'd from Mary Fish

I kept it Clean and Simple this week (due to not having much time to be too creative).
I didn't have any Silver Glimmer paper so improvised by using Smoky Slate cardstock and covering with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (thanks Alisa Tilsner for that handy hint). I think it came up alright. I stamped off the Strawberry Slush ink that I used for the flowers, as I wanted them to look a bit softer. I also hand drew the stems and leaves using the Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Write Marker. The vase was made by using a Scallop Border Punch mask, then giving a good sponging with Crushed Curry ink and cutting it to shape. 
I must say that I think that the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and dies would have to be one of the most versatile. It can be used for so much more than just Christmas wreaths and therefore makes it very good value for money. It is currently available as a Bundle & Save 15% on page 9 in the current Occasions Catalogue. 

- Wondrous Wreath - 135047
- Good Greetings - 135017 (Hostess)
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Kraft Cardstock - 133674
- Smoky Slate
- Pistachio Pudding
- Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black - 132708
Stampin' Up! Accessories
- VersaMark - 102283
- Heat & Stick Powder - 100625
- Stampin' Glitter Dazzling Diamonds - 133751
- 1 3/4" Circle Punch - 119850
- Candy Dots Crushed Curry - 130932

Now hop over to Tamsin's blog to see what she has created this week.
Here are the rest of the players:
Jane Riches ---YOU ARE HERE

If you would like to purchase any of the items that I have used in my card this week, head over to my Stamping' Up! store here.

Thanks for popping by.
Until next time :o)

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #6 - Sketch Challenge

Hello to my visitors from Nicole's blog.

I loved this weeks challenge.
This was the sketch we had to work with this week.

This is what I came up with:
- Hardwood - 133035
- Life's Adventure - 133934 (Hostess)
Cardstock & Ink
- Sahara Sand
- Tangelo Twist
- Coastal Cabana
- Whisper White
- Lost Lagoon
- Cajun Craze
- All Is Calm Specialty DSP - 135823
- Trim the Tree DSP Stack - 135824
Stampin' Up! Accessories
- What's Up punch - 133781
- Thick Baker's Twine (Baked Brown Sugar) - 135639
- Neutrals Candy Dots (Sahara Sand) - 130934
- Gold Basic Metal Buttons - 133763

Next on the hop is Tamsin, click to see her creative project.

The rest of this weeks team are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE
Until next time :o)

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #5 - Colour Combo Challenge

You are probably visiting me from Nicole's blog, if so welcome to my contribution to the Blog Hop.
As you may be aware, this is the challenge we were given this week:

Agh, another five colour challenge.
I actually CASED this card from page139 in the Annual Catalogue.

I thought this stamp set worked well with using five different colours.
- Polka-Dot Pieces - 129708
- Gorgeous Grunge - 130517
Cardstock & Ink
- Kraft Cardstock
- Whisper White
- Pool Party
- Cherry Cobbler
- Island Indigo
- Pear Pizzazz
Stampin' Up! Accessories
- Stripes Embossing Folder (retired)
- Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder - 117335
- 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch - 118874
- 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch - 119854
- 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch - 127811
- 1/2" Circle Punch - 119869
- Bird Builder Punch - 117191
- Beach House Washi Tape - 113689

I didn't realise until after I had made the card that the Stripes Embossing Folder was retired. The new Large Polka Dot folder would work well in its place. I am thinking that I am going to have to put that one on my next order. I really had a lot of fun making this one and I loved the way it turned out.
I am looking forward to what we have to make next week.

Next on the hop is Annette.

Only a small contingent of contributors this week:

Until next time :o)