20 November 2014

Seize the birthday with leaves!

Hi there!

Here I am...  as promised with my first inspiration card as part of the Seize the birthday Design team!

The topping this time, is leaves. A fun little optional if you want to, but you are welcome to link any newly created birthday card, even without using the leaves 'topping' .

For fun, I used die cut leaves , layered over tiny polka dots. I decided to use a neutral color palette instead of seasonal colors, to make it feel more birthday, less Autumn!

Thanks for looking... hope to see you this week at Seize the birthday !

18 November 2014

Hello Friend !

Hi there!

While I am taking a blogging break, I thought I'd popped in with this card to say :

"Hello Friends"... hope you are all doing fine!

And a little something for you to use:

Have a great week!

16 November 2014

Taking a break... and some news!

Hi there!

Yes... my blog post title is saying it al ;)

I am on a 2 week blogging break, so this is a scheduled post to share some news with you...

The very friendly Nancy asked me to join the Seize the Birthday design team!

Of course I said YES!

I will be back on Thursday to share my first inspiration card with you!

Thanks for visiting... see you again on Thursday!

10 November 2014

Muse #92

Hi there!

The challenge at Muse card club is running into it's last hours... here's my take on the vivacious card made by Vicki !

I think the elements I chose to CASE are quite obvious... blues... greens... flowers... sentiment...

I stamped the flowers, and just scribbled along the lines using the broad nib of my promarkers, followed by a darker shade using the finer nib

Added my own sentiment, printed on vellum.

Here's Vicki's card:


And my sentiment:

Thanks for visiting me today! Have a great week!

09 November 2014

Starry starry night

Hi there!

It's a one layer week at Less is more... And there should be a STAR somewhere on your design.

For my card I created I stencil, cut with my Silhouette, by welding a large star inside an oval. After sponging with distress inks, I stamped the Middle Eastern skyline ( a very old wood mounted stamp of unknown origin) in the widest part of the star.

I want to give credit to my Dutch friend Gerrina for her inspiration ... while I was struggling with an idea for this card... her post popped up in my blog reader... and 1-2-3 -CASE Gerrina! 

You can see her card here!

I added a season's greeting sentiment to finish it off.

I will also enter :

Crafty hazelnut's Christmas challenge ~ keep it flat.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

07 November 2014

Thinking of you

Hi there!

Happy Friday to you!

Just popping in with a quick card. I love to see dimensional flowers on cards... usually not on my cards. But today a little yellow rose found it's way to one of my cards. I guess it's just about me being practical and always thinking " how will this look in an envelope?" ;)

I am linking up my card at:

Addicted to CAS   ~ TAG


Simon says stamp  ~ Thinking of you

                                         Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for looking!

06 November 2014

one sketch, two takes

Hi there!

Today's cards illustrate how color can affect the 'mood' or 'feeling' of a design!

I kept all the elements the same, and used 2 different color combination... which one is your favorite?

Kraft ~ Red ~ Green ~ Gold :

White ~ Red ~ Silver:

 I will  enter my second card at :  Stampin royalty to use SILVER.

I used the inspirational sketch from Freshly made sketches.


Thanks so much for looking!