Thursday, 28 May 2015

Studio Calico June Reveal

Hi everyone! Time definitely flies! I can’t believe June is almost here! Yesterday, Studio Calico revealed their June kits. They all were already available during an exclusive pre-sale for subscribers only and they are now available to everyone for purchase in the Studio Calico store! Be aware that they often sell out quickly, so get yours today to avoid disappointment!

Today, I’m sharing a few cards I made using the Galileo Main Card kit and add-ons.

For my first two cards I used an adorable stamp set from the main kit. The bunny, ice creams and gorgeous script sentiments - I am so in love with these stamps!

love summer

thank you

For this card I used the ice cream scopes to create a colourful background.

My last card is created with the Party Animals set by Life.Love.Paper (which also includes coordinating dies!). How cute are these party animals?! I created some fun pattern and added a touch of watercolours, allowing the ink to run a little.

fantastic birthday

All cards and envelopes I used here are from the Card Basics add-on.

I had so much fun playing with this month's kit and I hope you feel inspired to check out these new products! You can also pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for more inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Studio Calico June Card Kit sneak peeks

Hi there! I’m popping in to share a couple of Studio Calico June's sneak peeks with you! These were made with the Galileo Card Main kit and add-ons. The full reveal is tomorrow at noon CST for subscribers and midnight for everyone:


and until then here's a little peek:

sneak peek

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #84

Hi everyone! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Check out this week's inspiration look:

source: style.com


A few things inspired me here. A bold element in the top corner, triangles and a colour combo and here’s what I came up with:

38


I cut out a "38" from a white cardstock, watercoloured and then run through the die cut machine with a triangle background die.

I hope you're inspired to play along with us! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win! If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Kristen * Lindsay * Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga

Friday, 8 May 2015

Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Jane’s Doodles Stamp Spotlight Blog Hop! If you came here from Miriam's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Jane's blog and start from there!

There are two new beautiful, floral stamp sets being spotlighted today. Jane is giving away both to one lucky winner, so be sure to leave comments on each blog along the hop for a chance to win:

Jane 
Miriam 
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Today I have two very similar cards to share since I wasn't sure which one I prefer more. Both are created using a new set called "Mom". For my first card I stamped flowers in purple ink onto a blue cardstock and used a blue marker to colour them:

best mom 1

For my second card I again stamped flowers in purple but this time I used a blue marker to colour my background:

best mom 2


That's all for me. Your next stop is our fab guest designer Jennifer McGuire!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #83

Hi everyone! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Check out this week's inspiration look:

source: style.com

Bold and colourful, that's what first came to my mind when I saw it. And here’s what I came up with:

hello

I cut out this beautiful floral cut file using my Silhouette Cameo, and used watercolours to paint it.

I hope you're inspired to play along with us! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win!

If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Kristen * Lindsay * Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Aga

Monday, 4 May 2015

#NSDSC15

Last Saturday was a National Scrapbooking Day and we have been having lots of challenges over at Studio Calico blog. Today I’m popping in to share my take on challenge #05 which is to use your favourite Studio Calico stamp anywhere.

I wanted to make something different than a card and decided to create a stamped poster for my daughter’s bedroom.

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It’s not a scrapbooking layout but it is definitely bigger compared to what I used to work with. First I printed out my sentence directly onto white cardstock and then I stamped a floral background using stamps from the Mother’s Day stamp set.

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Hope you feel inspired to join in the fun! To be entered to win a prize from the Studio Calico simply post your project(s) in the Studio Calico Gallery by May 10th and add the tag #NSDSC5 in the description. Challenges may be combined - just add tags with right numbers in your description. Winners will be posted on Monday, May 11th!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Aga

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Studio Calico May Reveal

Hi everyone! Yesterday, Studio Calico revealed their May kits. They all were already available during an exclusive pre-sale for subscribers only and they are now available to everyone for purchase in the Studio Calico store! Be aware that they often sell out quickly, so get yours today to avoid disappointment!

Today, I’m sharing a few cards I made using the Carolina Moon main card kit and add-ons.

To create a background for my first card I used a small stamp from the set that comes with the main card kit. I stamped it in green, one by one to create a circular pattern. Then I just added this awesome cork DAD die cut:

dad

For my next card I created a background using a leaf stamp again from the set that comes with the main card kit.  The sentiment and number dies are from the Birthday Bear stamp and die set. I used the negative space from die cutting the numbers and replaced it with numbers cut from a red cardstock. I inlaid the red numbers into the negative space but I adhered them inside my card.:

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35a

My last card is also created with stamps from the main card kit set and the original inspiration for it was a kaleidoscope tin, one of my favourite childhood toy (a little tube with mirrors containing loose, coloured objects that show up as beautiful symmetrical patterns as the tube is rotated). I stamped the images with Emerald City, Mint Hint, Something Blue, Flamingo and Lemon Zest ink, then I finished my card off with a star shape die cut, a flair badge from the kit and a bit of white thread.

wonderful


I hope you feel inspired to check out these new products! You can also pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for more inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga