Sunday 25 January 2015

Inkspired Blog Hop 10

WOW, can't believe 2 weeks have passed already - this year feels like it is going to fly by.  If you have landed on this post, you are either visiting my page of your own accord or have probably come from the incredibly talented Barbara WELCOME to you all xxx 

This week's sketch was quite simple for me. As soon as I saw the star, I knew I was going to be creating a boys birthday card.  Stars just go with boys, like flowers go with girls :)  Having 2 boys, I quite often use stars as embellishments on cards and scrapbook layouts of them.

A very simple card from me this week, as I have been sick and not really up to stamping. I began by selecting some patterned paper and then chose my coordinating background colour.  You definitely can't go wrong with blue for boys :)
I decided to cut my star using the big shot star framelit dies, but then decided it looked a bit plain - so cut out a film strip using the big shot on film framelit dies.
Personally I think that anything layered always adds punch to a card.

I added a few smaller stars to the bottom and then used a button and linen thread to add a bit of character to the card.

A simple Happy Birthday greeting raised up gives the card a bit of dimension, along with the raised small stars.

I hope you get some inspiration from this card, sometimes its the simplicity of a card that make it effective.  Please be sure to leave a comment, we all love comments :).  Feel free to share any creations that you make using this sketch, I love seeing what others come up with.  Now its time to continue along the blog hop by visiting Kabrina Piirlaids blog. 

Happy Blog Hopping :)

Sunday 11 January 2015

Inkspired sketch Blog Hop 9 - Ships Ahoy!

                      Happy New Year to everyone.
Welcome to this weeks blog post.  If you are following the blog hop you would have arrived here from the very talented Barbara Williams, her work is amazing :)
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends, I certainly did.  It seems as though I blinked and Christmas was over, it just goes quicker and quicker as you get older I think. I hope Santa was good to you all.

This week I have created a male orientated card.  I don't make a lot of these types of cards, but with so many male birthdays upon me I thought I would create for a purpose :)

I loved this weeks sketch, it is just so adaptable.  As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Here is the sketch:


And here is what I came up with.  The banner strip across the bottom didn't suit my card so I extended it all the way across.

I have had this stamp set for a while but never used it. I love the size of the images in the set, just perfect for dissecting into squares.

The embossing folder I chose was to create an ocean feel, I think I accomplished that.

I have kept the colours very neutral and sponged around the edges, to achieve a more grunge look and keep with the male orientated feel.

And what's a card without an inside. I decided to keep the inside very simple.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks card, please be sure to join in or continue along the blog hop - you are certain to be inspired by all the wonderful creativity.  Next in the hop is Kabrina Piirlaid, her work will amaze you.

Thanks for stopping by, please be sure to leave a comment - we all love comments xxx

Sunday 14 December 2014

Inkspired Sketch Blog Hop 7 - Grateful

Ho, Ho, Ho - A cheery hello!
Welcome back to my regulars, and a warm welcome to those of you that may have hopped on over from Barbara Williams.
This weeks sketch was quite an easy one for me - thank you Teneale xx

I decided it was time to deviate away from Christmas cards this week, as most of mine are now completed and posted (hope yours are too).
I needed a card to say thank you to a very special person in my life, so decided to take this opportunity to create it.  I used some of the 'Confetti Celebration' designer paper and pulled out the hostess stamp set "Let Your Hair Down" - it contained exactly what I wanted to express to the recipient of this card.


I matched the ribbon and cardstock to colours in the patterned paper that I was using and of course I picked one of my favourite combinations - Bermuda Bay and Basic Gray.  I followed the theme of the arrows in the paper, which is why I chose to use the 'Chevron Border' punch and the arrow stamp out of the 'Borderettes' stamp set. 

The circle looked a little lonely in the corner so I got a little creative and punched out a heap of arrows and arranged them behind the circle, creating a nifty little shape.  I love how it turned out, something different.
Everything I have used for my card is pictured below.  With Christmas just around the corner why not pop on over to my online store and purchase yourself a little something.  Just click on a picture and you will automatically be taken to my store......Happy Shopping xxxxx

Please be sure to follow along the blog hop by visiting the very talented Lissa Carter next :)

Sunday 16 November 2014

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 5

Good Morning and welcome to my blog. If you are following the INKspired blog hop you would be visiting me from the talented Cherie Davies and I can't wait for you to check out this fortnights card.

Can you believe that there are only 5 and a bit weeks left until Christmas, it feels like the days and weeks are just flying by. I hope you are on track with your Christmas preparation, if not jump to it or you will blink and it will be here.

This week we were given a great sketch to put our own spin on.  After beginning my crafting with Creative Memories many years ago, I just can't bring myself to use ovals - so had to put my thinking cap on and find another shape.

I am happy with how my card has turned out, but have to admit there was a lot of fiddling around in the creation of this card.  In saying that though, creative masterpieces come alive with detail - right!
I decided to use some of the Under the tree specialty paper on this card, as I am loving the muted tones that are around this Christmas. I dressed it up with ribbon and lace and then decided it needed glitter too :)

I have to apologise for the photography but I only put this card together in half an hour and was rushing to get it photographed and posted to my blog so I could go and do the other million things I need to get done. I think I have managed to show you all the detail.
I used Serene Silhouettes stamp set initially, and then stamped the background using stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I used dazzling diamonds on the branches of the trees to add some bling and then used cherry cobbler dazzling details to colour the birds.
Thanks for stopping by, below you will find all the products that I have used in the creation of this card.  If you click on the product picture, it will take you directly to my store where you can do some shopping - don't forget Stampin' Up products make wonderful stocking fillers!
Please don't forget to hop to the next talented team member Kabrina Piirlaid to continue to be inspired with your card making.
Have a great day
Janelle :)

Sunday 2 November 2014

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 4

Hi and welcome!

November already where does the time go? If you are journeying along the INKspired sketch blog hop you would have landed here from Cherie Davies who always has such beautiful work. If you are just checking in to see what I have been up to - well I can tell you, it's still about Christmas :)
This week our sketch was like a patchwork, I just couldn't get my head around it.  My  mind works overtime with these sketches to get creative.  I am not sure if I have succeeded in keeping with the sketch, but hopefully it's not too far off the mark. Here is the sketch that was issued to us:
I thought I would get a little messy this week with some ink sponging.  I have used inks to create a night sky around a masked moon, and then white embossed some stars on to it. In sticking with the sketch I have used black cardstock as a window frame to create the 2 sections.
Using Bermuda bay ribbon was suppose to represent the bottom strip in the sketch but I think I got carried away with it......never mind.
I decided my starry night sky needed some sparkle, so used the silver sparkly paper and the confetti star punch. I used the scrap of the punched out stars on the inside of the card - waste nothing!!!
My words 'MERRY CHRISTMAS" came from the Merry Everything Stamp Set - most of you should know me by now and know that I never look at a stamp in the form it is in, I always find a way to use it differently - I challenge you to do this as well. When you have, please post a pic so I can see, I love seeing other peoples creativity :)
Hope you enjoyed this weeks card and get some inspiration to start creating one just the same.
Remember if you would like to purchase any of the items that I have used on my card, you can simply click on the picture of the item below and it will take you to my secure online store where you can order straight away .
Please continue on the blog hop, by visiting Lisa Eaton's blog next, she is a talented lady and you certainly don't want to miss the opportunity of seeing her work.
Happy crafting

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