Monday, February 23, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #21

Welcome from Annette's blog and Colour Combo week.

Another combo ideal for a boy themed card again.

Case'd from Anne Marie Hile

I needed to make a baby card for a teacher at school who is going on maternity leave soon, so took advantage of this weeks challenge. I was worried that because I had to upsize my card base, that the elements would look a little lost, but I think it turned out ok.

- Something for Baby - 134030
- Petite Pairs - 122497

Cardstock & Ink
- Basic Gray
- Island Indigo
- Old Olive
- Whisper White
- Sweet Dreams DSP - 137782

Stampin' Up! Accessories
- Argyle Embossing Folder - 127750
- Stripes Embossing Folder - 123128
- Baby's First Framelits Dies - 133735
- Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim - 135837
- Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon - 119256
- Essentials Wooden Elements - 132258

Next on the hop is Tamsin Adams, pop over and see what wonderful creation she has come up with this week.

The rest of our contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE

Until next time :o)

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #20

Welcome from Anna's blog.
This week is Sketch Challenge #10.

This is the first time that I have used this stamp set which is from the new Occasions Catalogue. I purchased the photopolymer set which makes it very easy to place the stamp exactly where you want it. There really are some lovely elements in this set. I love the delicate butterfly dies that come with the bundle, they are very feminine. I did a little bit of masking this week and I am happy with the effect that was produced to give a soft but vibrant background. I also used velum for my banner layer which is a little hard to see in the photo. This was used to soften the green fern stamp that is underneath.

- Butterfly Basics 137154 (Occasions Catalogue 6 Jan 15 - 2 June 15)

Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Melon Mambo
- Daffodil Delight
- Tangerine Tango
- Rose Red
- Pear Pizzazz
- White Vellum - 106584

Stampin' Up! Accessories
- Butterflies Thinlits Dies - 137360 (Occasions Catalogue 6 Jan 15 - 2 June 15)
- Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247

Next on the hop is Alisa Tilsner. Pop over to her blog and see what lovely creation she has come up with.

The rest of our participants this week, in case you get lost, are:
Jane Riches ---YOU ARE HERE

Until next time :o)

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop # 19

Welcome from Annette's blog this week.

We have a colour challenge again.
I decided to do another masculine thank you card this week as I thought this colour scheme went really well. The You Brighten My Day stamp set is from our Sale-A-Bration catalogue and can be chosen for free with any purchase of Stampin' Up! products to the value of only $90. 
The first card I made was a copy of the card that Brian King from Stampin' with Brian made last week. I really loved the simplicity of it (I did change a couple of small details though).
CASE'd from Brian King
I then decided to try and come up with my own interpretation of this card, so flipped it on its side and did some embossing as well.

- You Brighten My Day - 139106 (Sale-A-Bration)
- Crazy About You - 137137

Cardstock & Ink
- Basic Gray
- Lost Lagoon
- Adventure Bound DSP - 137780
- So Saffron
- Smokey Slate
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - 132708
- Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker - 100082

Stampin' Up! Accessories
- Banner Punch - 133519
- Decorative Dots Embossing Folder - 133520
- Labels Collection - 130102

Next on our hop is Alison.

Here are the rest of the contributors if you get lost:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE

Until next time :o)

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #18

Welcome from Carolyn's blog.
Sketch Challenge time again.

A quick one this week. I needed to make some thank you cards suitable for males so took advantage of this weeks challenge and a new stampset. The Guy Greetings set from the new occasions catalogue is really great as it can be used for all sorts of occasions for the men in your life. You will definitely be seeing more from this set I am sure.

- Guy Greetings - 137178
- Dictionary - 130351

Cardstock & Ink
- Kraft Cardstock - 133674
- Whisper White
- Soft Suede
- Marina Mist

Stampin' Up! Accessories
- Linen Thread - 104199
- Gold Basic Metal Buttons - 133763

Next on the hop is Michelle.
The rest of the participants are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE

Until next time :o)