Wednesday, 19 November 2014

hello & hohoho!

One of my favourite things to do recently is stamping patterned backgrounds. Today, I thought I'd share two cards I made the other day with Jane’s Doodles stamp sets.

Here is the first card I created using the Doodle Flowers II and the Hello Friend sets. I stamped the images with grey ink, and watercoloured:

hello


The second card is created using the Warm Wishes set. I simply stamped the images onto grey cardstock with clear embossing ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added some red details to finish it off:

hohoho


Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #72

Hi there! It’s Runway Challenge time again! Check out this week's inspiration look:


source: style.com

So many possibilities here! I focused on that coral and pink ribbon embellishment as it reminds me of leaves! (you might need to zoom in the photo to get a better view of what I mean!) For my card I used leaf stamp from the Doodle Flowers II set:

hello

I finished off my card by adding a “hello” die cut from Studio Calico and lots of gold glitter for an extra sparkle and shine. 

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 * Karolyn * Kristen * Lindsay *Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #71

Hello and welcome the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Today's challenge is special, as it's in memory of legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.


The DT girls chose their favourite look from his most recent collection and here’s mine:

source: style.com

And my card inspired by this beautiful floral pattern:

thank you

To create my background I used the Lacy Scrolls set by Altenew.

I hope you're inspired to play along! 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 * Karolyn * Kristen * Lindsay *Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks for stopping by! 
Aga

Monday, 3 November 2014

Altenew Winner

I’m just popping in to share the winner of two stamp sets of choice, selected by random.org:



Congratulations, Anja! Please contact me (link in the sidebar) to claim your prize!
Aga

#SCinspires Winner

I’m just popping in to share the winner of The Underground Card Kit, selected by random.org:



Congratulations, Cortnie! Please contact me (link in the sidebar) to claim your prize!

UPDATE: Since I didn't hear back from the winner, so I had to pick a new name:

Congratulations, Sophiegirl!

Aga

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Studio Calico: paint.plan.play with Ashley Goldberg

For the Altenew blog hop, please scroll down or click HERE

Hi there! I’m just popping in to give you a heads up about an upcoming class by Ashley Goldberg that I am really excited about! I'm a huge fan of Ashley G's unique work so I was really thrilled when I saw this class and I knew I had to take it!




Here's more information about the class:

We've all experienced it – the frustration of sitting in front of a blank page for hours and still coming up empty. Well, we've got the remedy: cutting-edge artist Ashley Goldberg. Ashley’s come wielding her brush and paints to invite you into Paint.Plan.Play, an “art” class designed for scrapbookers. Grab the paints and brushes you've been collecting and let Ashley help you tap into the creativity you've got hiding inside yourself. 

During the first half of Paint.Plan.Play, you’ll explore core painting techniques Ashley uses every day, then you will transition into putting those new skills to use in several projects. With Ashley’s expert guidance, you will learn how to take control of color, pattern, and text by using paint, collage, and various other mediums to add allure to all your paper crafting projects – from personally designed journal layouts to Project Life spreads. ' 

Paint.Plan.Play will begin on November 1st. If you are interested, you can sign up HERE!

Hope to see you there! I personally can’t wait to start!
Aga


ps. there's still time for a chance to win The Underground Card Kit from Studio Calico, more details HERE!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Studio Calico November Reveal

For the Altenew blog hop, please scroll down or click HERE

Hi everyone! Yesterday, Studio Calico revealed their November 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 Walden card kit and stamp add-ons.

My two first cards are created with another stunning stamp set designed by 1canoe2 for Studio Calico! Such a fun set isn't it?!

apple and heart
hello

For my next card I also used some embellishments from the main kit and added stamped leaves that I fussy cut. I again added in lots of misting and spritzing here and there:

thankful

To create my last card I used the Wreath Stamp Set (for my background), some patterned paper and a black plastic sentiment from the main kit:

celebrate


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