Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Laura's Wedding

Laura, a colleague from work, is getting married on Friday 23rd May. Looking for inspiration to make her a card, I came across a great sketch on this week's challenge for CAS(E) this Sketch. A sample card from guest designer Chupa really caught my eye and several hours later here is my interpretation of Sam's sketch, which I have stuck to quite closely. Laura's wedding colours are burgundy and ivory so I was keen to use those on my card. The wedding image is a digi freebie picked up several years ago now via Papercraft Inspirations magazine. The circular sentiment is also a digi one that I have had for a while. The frames were all cut using Nestability dies and instead of placing the sentiment at the bottom right I have punched a simple heart with a Tonic punch.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
CAS(E) this Sketch #76

Thanks for visiting
Stef x

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Peace, Love, Joy

I have just discovered a new stamp company (well, new to me anyway!), Uniko Studio, and their wonderful blog. I have made this card for Martin, using inspiration from their current challenge, to celebrate our wedding anniversary on Thursday 15th May (32 years!) As I don't own any of their stamps, I downloaded this digital freebie and coloured with Promarkers to tie in with the challenge theme.  I think it would make an equally suitable card for Easter or Christmas. I decoupaged the central flower and finished the centres with some small dotty buttons that I've had for ages. I coloured in the borders around each flower and used an embossing pen and 'Enchanted Gold' embossing powder to highlight the words. The image is simply mounted onto a pale lemon card blank and finished with a small green banner tag and another button!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Uniko Studio Challenge No 9: Easter

I will definitely be putting some of their lovely stamps on my crafty wish list! Thank you for visiting!