Monday 29 September 2014

Where do you find your inspiration?

We all get inspired by different things and our creative pursuits are no different. 
I love to look around me and am often found thinking wow that would look great as / on a card or scrap page. I have even recreated contact (kids book coverings) as a digital scrap page background.
This month I have turned to our Annual Catalogue for my inspiration - what started as one card for a team challenge has blossomed and I am now on a roll. I am also looking at the catty in a whole new light. 

Let's look at page 116 and 117!
I just got the Starburst sayings wood bundle (I love the wood) and hubbies birthday was fast approaching so combined 2 things - the challenge and his birthday card. Male cards have always been a challenge as I so love making pretty cards but to say I am happy with this one is an understatement. 

Here is the artwork for the stamp set.

Here is the bundle I got.

And last but not least here is the card I came up with using the catalogue as inspiration.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Party Invites

I wanted to have a bit of fun with this one - a Mad Hatters Tea Party it's already going to be fun so the invite needed to be fun as well. 
This was made using MDS with a couple of clip art pictures thrown in. 
One of the hurdles I had to overcome was the square backgrounds of the clip art. You can see in the bottom corner a little nick out of the black frame I did fix it but left it here to show you in this one. To fix it I just used the brush function and had the picture at 800% so I could see the pixels and spot dabbed it with black. Note you must then 'group' the 2 otherwise the black spot will move. 

Monday 22 September 2014

Flower Patch pretty

Playing today with my new Sampin Up Flower Patch set - love the bundle and save 15% option.

The framelits proved a bit of a challenge but when I worked out the placement I had one of those ahhh moments. 

The Framelit has a code etched on it - that's the top and the floweres are the correct way up in the pack so if you watch how you put the top of the flower when stamping then matching the frame is not to difficult. Once you work it out a dot of permanent marker is your friend for life.


Check out Pinterest for more great ideas for this set - be warned it will climb higher to the top of your wish list once you do.