Friday, 26 May 2017

In A Teacup - Daring Cardmakers DT Challenge

Happy Friday!

It's been a mad week full of meetings and to round it off it's Sports Day today so I'm off to cheer the boys on!

The challenge set this week by Leo is to use a teacup and fill it with something different.  I didn't have anything teacup related in my stash so I used a free SVG that I cut with my Cricut for the base card.  I decorated it with Sweet Nothings paper and lace.

I punched out butterflies and heat embossed the wings on the pink butterflies before adding pearls to the centres and a sentiment.


There are some wonderful inspirational cards by my fellow DT members over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog.  I hope you'll find time to visit over the long weekend and join in!

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend!
Shabneez

Products used:
First Edition Sweet Nothings paper pad
Docrafts Butterfly Punch
Tonic Nuvo White Embossing Powder
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
All adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 19 May 2017

Two's Company - Daring Cardmakers DT Challenge

Happy Friday!

The Daring Cardmakers Challenge is set by Sharon this week and you have to use 2 colours - including the card base!  I decided to do something I do quite often to colour card, and that is to use chalk inks.  They colour smooth card so well and they were one of the first items I bought when I began crafting.  For this week's Challenge I used the ink to colour the base card, to stamp the sentiment and to highlight the edges of the punched flowers.


For the little flowers, I used the Fiskars Eglantine punch and after shaping the flowers I added liquid pearls in the centres and a little glitter glue - I could't resist a subtle hint of glitter!


I must admit I really enjoyed this Challenge, as I hadn't really worked with just 2 colours before.  I love colourful makes but it just shows you really don't need a multitude of colours to come up with a creation.  You'll find a lot more inspiration HERE on the Daring Cardmakers blog and I hope you'll join in!

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Versamagic Chalk Ink - Turquoise
First Edition Craft A Card Die
Dovecraft Sentiment Stamp
Sizzix Circle Dies
Fiskars Eglantine Small Punch
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Peacock 
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 12 May 2017

All That Glitters Is Not Gold! - Daring Cardmakers Challenge DT

Happy Friday!

I'm all excited as it's the first time I set a challenge on the Daring Cardmakers!  Of course, it wouldn't be a challenge for me unless it had had some bling and sparkle in it would it?  So, I went with a glitter theme - use as much as you can and make it sparkle!

I decided to make an unconventional wedding card.  I recently bought a new Dovecraft sentiment stamp that I was itching to use so I heat embossed it in black glitter embossing powder to begin with.


I used glitter washi tape in different colours and widths and die cut flowers from glitter card, using my beloved Fiskars heart punch for the black glitter hearts.


It's been a glorious couple of days weather wise and although it's wet and miserable today at least it's not cold.  I, on the other hand, have been suffering with a cold - thank goodness for the cold and flu pills!

Hope you'll join in with the challenge HERE and have a wonderful weekend!
Shabneez

Products Used:
Tonic Nuvo Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Dovecraft Painted Blooms die set
Dovecraft Sentiment stamp
Trimcraft First Edition Sweet Nothings paper pad
Fiskars medium heart punch
All cardstock and adhesive from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash





Monday, 8 May 2017

Angie's Digital Stamps Design Team - Challenge 9 (May 2017)

Happy Monday!

Yes, it's not Friday and I'm blogging - caught you out didn't I?!

A bit of a special blog post to share as I am now a member of Angie's Digital Stamps Design Team :)  The monthly Challenge begins today here on Angie's Digital Stamps Blog where the theme is Anything Goes.

My inspirational make is with one of Angie's Digital images which I've coloured using pencils on to Kraft card.  I love the soft effect it gives and I've used Sizzix Stitiched dies to frame the image.  I heat embossed the Dovecraft sentiment and faux stitched around it.


The Challenge runs for a month ending the last Friday of the month so you've got plenty of time to join in.

I hope you have a great week ahead!
Shabneez

Products Used:
Angie's Digital Stamped Image available to buy on Etsy HERE
Scotch Washi Tape
DCWV Project Stack
Dovecraft Sentiment Stamp
Sizzix Time Holtz Stitched Oval Dies
Adhesive from Stix 2




Friday, 5 May 2017

May Elemental Challenge - Daring Cardmakers

Happy Friday!

The first Friday of the month means an elemental challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers.  My inks and heat embossing are making an appearance again for this one! I made a background using the distress inks and die cut the butterfly.  The butterfly came with a thinlit which I cut and used to to place over the the inked butterfly like a stencil.  I then used the versamark on it and heat embossed it.  I love the sparkly effect you get with the Tonic Nuvo Glitter Embossing power.


I'm going to personalise the card for my son's classmate whose party is tomorrow.  Well, who doesn't love a glittery butterfly?!  I'm sure she'll love it!

Below is the the fabulous mood board Joanne chose.  I love the colours and all the different elements.  You have to choose at least 3 of the elements for the challenge.  I chose the pattern from the socks (embossing folder), the colours and the butterfly.


There's lots more inspiration from the DT members HERE so I hope you'll join in!

Enjoy the weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Sizzix Butterfly Thinlit
Sizzix Butterfly Die
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Tonic Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Unbranded Stamp
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stix 2 Anything Adhesives

Friday, 28 April 2017

My Superhero - Daring Cardmakers Challenge


Happy Friday!

The boys are back at school.  My eldest has gone on a trip staying away for 2 nights and his little brother cried when he left.  It's odd but it's so quiet without him and I do miss him a lot.  He's back today so I'm going to cook his favourite for dinner!

The Challenge on the Daring Cardmakers blog today is an apt one.  Superheroes.  My boys are definitely my superheroes.  I made this card for my eldest son.  After we went to see Lego Batman we had a standing joke where he would say in his Batman voice "I'm Batman!" and myself or his younger brother would say "I'm not!".

It's a simple card and I used Silhouette files for the oval and the bat which I cut out of black glitter card stock because you know I like my glitz!  I finished off with a First Edition Alphabet die for the lettering cut in gold card.


There's some wonderful inspiration by my fellow DT members on the blog and I hope you'll pop by and take on the dare.  I love seeing all your creations!

I hope you have a great Bank Holiday weekend!
Shabneez

Products used:
Silhouette Bat and Oval files
Trimcraft First Edition Alphabet Dies
Stix 2 Adhesive
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 21 April 2017

Five Patterned Papers! - Daring Cardmakers Challenge


Happy Friday!

It's been a wonderful final full week of the Easter holidays. My Dad has been to stay and we managed to do various activities to include the park, feeding the ducks, a visit to Greenwich, the Emirates Cable Car and the o2 Arena.  I am totally deflated after that lot but it was such fun!

On to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week. The dare this week was set by Miri who requested we use at least 5 different patterned papers from our scrap box with a bonus if they were Spring related. Well, I jumped at this one. I've been using the Dovecraft Blooming Beautiful paper pad for my demos and I had a lot of scraps so I set to work making my version of a sunburst card with the scraps. 


The papers in this collection are vibrant and all coordinate so well.  I used a wooden frame, sentiment sticker and pretty paper roses from the same collection to complete my card.

You can see my fellow DT members' creations HERE.  I hope you'll join in as I'd love to see what you come up with.

Enjoy your weekend!
Shabneez

Products Used:
Dovecraft Blooming Lovely Paper Pad, wooden frame, sentiment stickers and paper roses.
Everything else from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Creative Embellishments – April challenge: inspirational picture (inspiration from the spring theme and splatters of colors) + add flower

Friday, 14 April 2017

Spring Garden - Daring Cardmakers

Happy Friday!

I've been fortunate to spend some quality time with my parents as it's the holidays. It's wonderful to take it easy and recharge those batteries. I'll be travelling back home tomorrow so hopefully the traffic won't be too bad.  Nothing worse than hearing "are we there yet?" every few minutes!

The theme set by Kathy for the Daring Cardmakers this week is aptly named Spring Garden.  I've chosen hyacinths as I have a number of flower stamp sets from Sarah Hurley's Beautiful Botanicals range.


I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to watercolour the flowers and the background. It was simply bliss sitting at my table painting. I am in a world of my own when I create and I love it. 


Before I go I must thank those of you who took part in the Challenge last week. It made me so happy to see you join in and I hope you'll have a go with this one too, especially with the long weekend! You can see more inspiration from my fellow team members HERE.

Enjoy your Easter weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Sarah Hurley Beautiful Botanicals Stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stix 2 Anything Adhesive
Versafine Black Ink
Sizzix Circle Dies
Everything else from my stash

Challenges entered:

Making Memories Crafting - Challenge #4 - Color Board

Avenue613 - Challenge 196 April 2017 - Anything Goes With Optional Twist Anything Spring



Friday, 7 April 2017

April Challenge - Daring Cardmakers

Happy Friday!

The first Challenge of every month for the Daring Cardmakers is an Elemental one.  This time it was set by Nat and you'll see the photo we had to choose elements from further down my post.

I used a couple of sheets from The Little Book of Vintage Lace and added epoxy stickers and pearls that I'd had in my stash for such a long time.  I'm sure as crafters we all have unused stash and I'm on a mission to try and use it!


I also found a paper flower that went well together with leaves and a mini doily to go with the vintage theme of the card. 


Below is the April Elemental Challenge photo and I used the colours, flowers, bird and leaves on my card.


I hope that you'll join in with the Challenge HERE.

Enjoy your weekend!
Shabneez 

Products Used:
Hunkydory The Little Book of Vintage Lace
Dovecraft Blooming Lovely Mini Doilies
Everything else from my stash 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Wrap it up! - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

 Happy Friday!

I have a special card to share today for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge today.  It is in fact my eldest son's birthday on Sunday and I incorporated the challenge with his card.  I can't believe he's going to be 9.  I honestly don't know where the years are going and I still recall the day he was born after 3 very arduous days of labour :)

Enfys set the Challenge this week and wanted any form of packaging to be used on the card.  You should have seen the state of the dining room floor after I'd finished cutting up bits of any interesting packaging I could find before I finally decided on this:


I ended up using an egg box, chocolate sponge cake box (the icing sugar looked so cool as a planet!) and an Aero Easter Egg box for the planets.  I used the foil from the Easter egg for the rocket and paper pieced it with more chocolate cake!

The space themed background was a blast to create, excuse the pun!  I used my Tim Holtz inks in various colours and white acrylic paint for the stars.


I suspect the card will go down well with my son as he loves both space and chocolate!

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to join in with this fun challenge,  I love what the other DT members have come up - they're very innovative!

Shabneez

Products used:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Hobbycraft White Acrylic Paint
Dovecraft Number Dies
Dovecraft Rocket Die
Sizzix Circle Dies
Sentiment written using the Cricut Air
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 24 March 2017

Up in the Air - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!

I'm really looking forward to a Sunday off this week.  I've had a demos every Sunday for the past few weeks which were great but it'll be nice to have family time, especially as it's Mother's Day.

The Challenge this week was set by Svenja who asked for a sky or flight themed card.  I immediately thought about hot air balloons as they seem so peaceful floating in the air and I'd love to go on one.

I'd bought a preloved clouds embossing folder a while back that I was itching to use and then I realised I didn't have either a hot air balloon die or a stamp so I improvised, as you do! I used a circle die for the balloon and cut a basket shape out which I then covered with twine.  I also got to use the brand new First Edition alphabet dies which are fab!


For more inspirational makes take a look at the Daring Cardmakers Blog and join in with the challenge!

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Trimcraft Whiz Kids Paper pad
Trimcraft First Edition Alphabet Dies 
Amy Tangerine Cloud Dies
Sizzix Circle Dies
Stampin Up Clouds Embossing Folder
Fiskars Medium Heart Punch
Everything else from my stash

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Green & A Glimmer of Gold - Daring Cardmakers Challenge


Happy Friday!

At the end of last year I made a personal challenge to be more organised with my workload.  As a consequence, I started making my Mother's Day cards in January, which is early for me.  I have a couple left to do and one for my Mum too, as I sold the card I'd made for her!  Well, someone saw it, wanted it and I couldn't say no.  Plus it's gone to another Mum.  I will make her an even better one........

As it's St Patricks Day, Lythan set the challenge of using green and gold on our cards.  I used an old Stampin Up set which has a favourite sentiment of mine.  I heat embossed the flowers and sentiment in gold then coloured in the flowers using my alcohol markers.  I fussy cut the flowers and arranged them on my card.  I finished by adding glitter washi tape along the bottom, well, it's been a while hasn't it?!  I miss glitter if I don't use it at least once a week on a project........


The sentiment is completed inside the card:


For further inspiration and to enter the challenge please go to the Daring Cardmakers Blog.  I'd love to see what you come up with!

Enjoy the sunshine!
Shabneez

Products Used:
Stampin Up Set - Mother's Love 
Ranger Embossing Powder
Trimcraft First Edition Markers
Everything else from my stash


Friday, 10 March 2017

Take the Rough with the Smooth - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!

I've seen a play on Egypt this week and I heard all about how they preserved body parts etc. It was performed by my eldest son's class and was a joy to watch.  The outfits were amazing!

On with the Daring Cardmakers Challenge for this week.  Joanne set the challenge to combine something rough/bumpy with something smooth/shiny.

I used a DCWV DIY Stencils Stack for my make.  The 12x12 stack of papers comes with reusable stencils. I used them to create a border around my card with my home made embossing paste.  It's so easy to do and I made this one with the addition of glitter and metallic paints - luscious!



RECIPE FOR GLITTER EMBOSSING PASTE: I mixed one portion paint, 1/2 portion glue, 2 portions talc (you can use bicarbonate of soda, I found it gives more texture) and 1 portion glitter.  You can use fine or course glitter but I used the fine as it's what I had.

The paste only took about 15 minutes to dry naturally and in that time I die cut my feathers and inked them with chalk ink before assembling the card.  A glittered pearl and ribbon finished it off.


I hope that you'll join in with the Challenge this week and see all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team HERE on the Daring Cardmakers Blog.

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
DCWV DIY Project Stack Stencils
Dovecraft Feather Dies
Versamark Chalk Ink
Docrafts Metallic Gold Paint
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 3 March 2017

March Elemental Challenge - Daring Cardmakers

Happy March!

The first Friday of every month over on the Daring Cardmakers Challenge is an Elemental one. This month Enfys chose the photo from which you have to choose a minimum of 3 elements and incorporate them into your card.



It really was a challenge for me this week, it took me ages to decide on what to do but I ended with this:


The elements I used were the black and white stripes from the rug, the circular coffee tables, the chrome from the light fitting and the wood from the furniture,

I used a wood grain embossing folder on kraft card and then went over it with distress inks to bring out the embossing futher. You can see it more clearly here:



I hope that you'll join in with this week's challenge and see all the other inspirational cards HERE.

World Book Day Part 2 in in full swing today.  We had Harry Potter yesterday and today Darth Vader has made an appearance (don't ask!) and I'm off to prepare for my demo on Sunday!

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
First Edition Love Story Papers
Craftwork Cards Candi
Craft Work Cards Banner
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Sizzix Circle Dies
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Everything else from my stash

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Tear It Up - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!

I've felt like I've been a day behind all week and all because I was away at CHSI Stitches on Monday.  It was a good opportunity to network, meeting up with friends old and new and those who I work with in the craft industry.  I enjoyed seeing some new products and even got to do a Workshop.

This week's Daring Cardmakers Challenge was set by Dawn.  She asked for an element of tearing on our cards.  I love a bit of tearing so this Challenge was right down my street and I created a card with torn textural layers.  It was SO much fun!


You can see the layers a little better on this photo:


I used distress inks on the edges of the torn paper and on the wooden hearts.  There's lots more inspiration by my fellow DT members HERE and I hope you'll join in!

Have a great weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Sizzix Thinlit die
First Edition Alphabet Dies
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 17 February 2017

Going Geometric - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday once again,

It's been a hectic week with half term and preparing for my youngest son's 5th birthday today.  We're off to see Lego Batman at the cinema shortly.

The challenge set by Leo over at the Daring Cardmakers this week is to create a geometric pattern to use on your card.  I ended up using a really old stamp I found in my archives which I stamped multiple times then cut out by hand. I formed a pattern with the triangles and added a sentiment and a glitter cupcake die cut.


After making this card I ended up preparing for a demo I have this weekend and used the new Blooming Lovely range by Trimcraft to create a different take on the theme as it was still in my mind.


You can see a lot more inspiration from my fellow DT members on the Daring Cardmakers blog.  I hope you'll join in!

Enjoy your weekend!
Shabneez

Products used:
Cocoa Daisy Stamp
Tim Holtz Sentiment Dies
Dovecraft Cupcake Die
Dovecraft Blooming Lovely range
Everything else from my stash

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Stamps By Polly Allsorts and Winners of the Blog Giveaway

Happy Valentines Day!

I thought it apt to do a post showcasing a set of stamps designed by the very talented Angela of Polly Allsorts as they have hearts on them!  You can find out more about her work and stamps HERE.  The stamps have a stitched theme to them and I used them to make a tag card with embossing powders and distress inks.


For my second sample I used the distress inks to watercolour the stamps and made a birthday card to show the versatility of the stamps.


Please do have a look at Polly Allsorts' FB page and support her.

Before I end, I had a blog giveaway a couple of weeks ago and as it's half term, my little one did the draw for the 2 winners.  They are DRUMROLL........

1. Janice Rohde
2. Cathy Clowes

Congratulations to you both! Please PM me your details and I will pop your anti static pads in the post to you.

Enjoy your day,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Stamps by Polly Allsorts
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 10 February 2017

Mirror, Mirror - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!

Sharon set the challenge this week and asked for something reflective on our cards.  I chose both foiling on the butterfly using the Stix 2 iron and foil sheets plus the addition of blue mirri card for the feathers.

I usually do anything that creates mess outside.  It's so much safer that way, but it was raining and I thought to myself 'how much mess can a little paint spatter make?'.  Wrong.  Even though I had partially covered stuff I obviously didn't do a good enough job.  Next time I'll use a box as was suggested to me - a little too late!


Dovecraft have a fantastic new range of stamps and this one is an absolute favourite of mine.  I love the sentiment.  I can relate it to so many of my friends so this year they'll all be getting a card with the same sentiment!

I hope you'll join in the challenge this week and look at the stunning creations by my fellow DT members HERE.

Have a great weekend!
Shabneez

Products Used:
Sizzix Butterfly Die 
Dovecraft Feather Die
Dovecraft Friends Stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stix 2 Anything Foils
Stix 2 Anything Craft Iron
Everything else from my stash



Friday, 3 February 2017

News & February Elemental Inspirational Challenge - Daring Cardmakers

Happy Friday!

After a good run of Guest Design Team spots on the Daring Cardmakers Blog, I am very pleased to share that I have been invited by Kathy to be a permanent Design Team.  My fellow DT members have made feel very welcome - thank you!

On to this week's challenge which has been set by Svenja.  The challenge was to use specific elements which you can see at the end of my post.

I really enjoyed making this card.  Milestone birthdays are always extra special and I get to embellish to my heart's content!  I've predominantly used the Docrafts Capsule collection with additions from Craftwork Cards for the frame, sentiment and candi.


Here's a close up:


I used the coordinating ready cut bows that you have to make up with a a brad to secure it.

This is the image from which you have to choose 3 elements.  The elements I chose were the gold hexagons, the gold key and the filigree element from the pocket watch.  It was a male card that immediately came to mind but I challenged myself to put a feminine twist on it!


There is some fabulous inspiration from my fellow team mates on the blog HERE so please do take a look and join in.  I'd love to see your creations!

Shabneez

Products used:
Docrafts Capsule Geometric Mocha Collection
Craftwork Cards Frames, Sentiments and Card Candi
Key from the Trimcraft Botanicals range
Everything else from my stash

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Anti Static Craft Pad for Heat Embossing Review & Giveaway

Happy Tuesday!

As you may know from past blog posts I am currently in love with embossing. It's like alchemy watching the powder turn into liquid. 

After having a play I remembered why I wasn't so keen on it the first time round. The embossed images weren't always perfect and I ended up with powder where I didn't want it. That's just the perfectionist in me!

I noticed on many tutorials that people used pads to wipe the surface.  I did a bit of research and found THIS pad on eBay which I bought.

I used it and found it to be very useful. All you do is wipe your surface with the pad and it absorbs any grease or finger prints. You then stamp your image using your embossing ink pad and use your embossing powder and heat as usual.  The results are great - no more embossing powder where you don't want it!

Here are a couple of cards I made using the pad:



I would like to offer TWO of these pads to TWO lucky people! All you have to do is follow my blog (if you're not already) and leave me a comment below by 13 February 2017.  I will pick TWO winners randomly on Valentines Day (14 February 2017).  This is open to all crafters in the UK.

I hope you'll join in!
Shabneez



Friday, 27 January 2017

I want more...........Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday and the last one in January!

The Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week was set by Miri who asked "what do we want more of in 2017?".  I had to narrow it down to love and happiness for everyone and a bonus for me which had to be washi tape!!!!  A girl can never have too much washi tape in my mind..........


With Valentine's Day approaching I thought it would be good to incorporate how a loved one made you feel and I think the Sizzix die I used had the appropriate sentiment.  I've both used glitter washi tape and card because you can never have too much glitter.  If ever I got the opportunity to set a challenge it would be use glitter to your heart's content! Ha!

Everyone has put in a lot of thought with their desires for 2017 and I hope you'll take a look and join in with your own HERE.

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez

Products used:
Sizzix Craft Asylum Thinlits - Happy Birds
Amy Tangerine Die Set
DCWV DIY Project Stack backing paper
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 20 January 2017

Stitch It! - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!

Doesn't it come round quick?! Not sure where the days go..........it's been so cold and scraping the ice off the car in the morning is a job I could well do without.

This week's challenge for the Daring Cardmakers was to make a card that incorporated stitching of any kind. I don't own a sewing machine and although I could have hand stitched, I went down the faux stitching route.

I got the opportunity to use one of my favourite stitched die sets from Sizziz combined with a faux stitched sentiment.  I used the paper piecing technique with the cute Sizzix elephant die set to make the topper for this easel card.


I hope you'll join in with the challenge and check out the fab inspiration here.

Keep warm!
Shabneez 

Products used:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Stitched Ovals
Sizzix Craft Asylum Elephant Duo
First Edition Pretty Posy Pad
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 13 January 2017

Something New - Daring Card Makers Challenge

Happy Friday!

This week the Daring Cardmakers were tasked with creating a card using a new technique, fold or something we haven't done before.

When I first started crafting, some 15 years ago, I bought everything I needed to heat emboss. I tried it, didn't like it and sold everything! Over the past few months I've been buying bits and pieces as I really wanted to have another go. You'll be pleased to know I love it!


So, for my inspirational post I decided to use heat embossing together with something else I hadn't tried before. I've had my Distress Inks for some time and use them a fair bit but I've never used them with water, so I did! Loved the effect!

I hope you'll have a look at the other inspirational cards here and have a go at something new yourself!

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Sarah Hurley Beautiful Botanicals Stamp set
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Heat Tool
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Ranger Embossing Powder
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 6 January 2017

January Elemental Inspiration - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!
The first Daring Cardmakers Challenge every month is an Elemental challenge in which you have to pick 3 elements from a picture. This is the photo we had to choose elements from:


So, the elements I chose for my card were the heart, the wood grain background and 3 of the colours to make this:


I'm still making baby cards and gifts for friends and family. This is one I made for my cousin who had first baby, a beautiful baby girl.  I'm on a stash busting mission as well so used scraps of paper that I cut to size and added Kanban toppers from a sheet as well as some rub ons for the sentiments.  I quite like baby cards in non traditional colours, don't you?

You can find lots more inspiration for the challenge here.

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Sizzix Dies
Kanban Topper Sheet
Everything else from my stash