Thursday, 27 December 2012

Paint a pretty picture...


Happy Holidays! I hope you've had/are having a wonderful time, whatever you're up to :)

It may be the busiest time of the year, but nothing delays a CASE Study so let's get straight to it!

Check out this card by our muse, Windy Robinson, and be prepared to get inspired:

To see the original post of this card, click here.

I was inspired by those flowers, the grey cardbase and the layout. I was also requested to make a birthday card for my dad to give to my mum (who celebrates her special day on Boxing Day) so cue a floral birthday card for just for her:

Watercolour Birthday
Tip: Stamp in light grey ink on watercolour paper to give the apperance of a painting painted from scratch

It's been soooooooo long since I've played with watercolours, but I had the urge to paint so I went with the creative flow. I also have some cool, metallic watercolours so as a nod to Windy's use of bling, I painted the centre of those flowers gold. They shimmer so prettily IRL. I'm sure a watercolour master could make those flowers look stunning, but my mum is probably my number one fan so I know she'll claim to like it anyway! *wink*

We know it's a super duper busy time of the year so this CASE Study is a two week-er and takes us to the end of 2012. But before you gallop ahead into 2013, be sure to take a peek at what the rest of the amazing CASE Study DT inked up for your festive, viewing pleasure:

Amy Wanford (That's me!)

Oh, and if you do find a spare creative moment, be sure to play along with us too! :)

Wishing you all a fabulous New Year! Here's to 2013! Cheers! *clink* 

Catch ya 2013!

Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Happy Everything (Clearly Besotted Stamps)
Cardstock: Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)/ Watercolour Paper (Art Supplies)

Monday, 24 December 2012

Celebrate the season...


Happy Christmas Eve!

Just in case you'd thought I'd vanished off the end of the Earth, I haven't! I'm still here (and might I add: with the broadband up and running!) but battling a icky winter illness as I've been putting every last ounce of energy into seeing the end of the school term!

School's out now and I'm getting back to myself, just in time for Christmas. Still got a few things on my list to do, and I didn't send out nearly as many cards as I'd have liked (think I may have to make some New Year cards to make up for it!) but one things for certain, the presents are wrapped:

celebrate the season

I do love kraft and red for Christmas and decided it to be my colour scheme for most of my wrapping. Now this style of wrapping was inspired by this picture:

A Collection
Picture source: A Creative Mint

This pic is also our latest challenge on A Passion for Papertrey. Seeing as it's the holidays, we've extended the deadline to the end of 2012 so if you find some spare inky time during the festivities (who am I kidding?!) then play along with us! :)

Now I must dash as Christmas won't wait for me! Wishing you a fabulous Christmas and if I don't 'see' you before, a very, very Happy New Year too!

Catch ya later!

Present Deets
{Celebrate the Season}
Stamps: Holiday Tree (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pure Poppy Baker’s Twine (Papertrey Ink)/ Mini Peg, Parcel Paper (Craft Supply)

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Two cards for a two weeker....


Hurrah for Friday-Eve! Is it wrong to look forward to the weekend so I can spend it unpacking more boxes in our new home?

Let's kick off this winter weekend with a shiny, new, festive CASE Study to indulge in:

Ready to study? I hope so! Time to hit the books by getting some inspiration from this card of Windy Robinson's:

Check out the original post of this card here.

Red and green - my favourite colours for a Christmas card (I'm a traditional kinda gal when it comes to the season). From my past cards you may be thinking that I took inspiration from those bells and got jingly again, but in fact I was inspired purely by the colours and the dots. Lots of dots!

The perfect excuse to whip up a couple of super simple cards with my new favourite die methinks:



Now this week's CASE Study is extended. It's a two weeker so it seems kinda fitting that I've made two cards for the fortnight *wink*

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT whipped up for you this fortnight too - it'll be like all of your Christmases have come at once! :)

And I hope you can ink along with us. Think of it as the perfect excuse to whip up that extra festive card for the season *wink*

Right - the broadband is due to be up and ready at our new place from Monday. Hurrah! So we should be back to my regular blogging schedule/stalking as of next week (fingers crossed!).

Now I'm off to find my address book. Typical me: I get my cards made in plenty of time and then lose my address book in a box so I can't post them! Ha!

Thank you so much for visiting today - I always appreciate your visits :)

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: JOY die (Memory Box)/Cuttlebug (Provocraft)

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Gettin' jingly with it....


It's true what they say y'know - you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. We've had no broadband now for a few days during our big move and I never realised how much I relied on it! Not quite getting withdrawal symptoms as I'm too busy unpacking/cleaning and I always have a few home technology comforts at work *wink*

Work. Where I am right now as I bring to you a fabulous new CASE Study with a fabulous new muse to celebrate this snowy and icy Friday Eve! (Don't worry - school finished a while ago. I'm not bloggin' on the job!)

Our new muse for December is Windy Robinson! And to warm those mojos up on this chilly day we have this card of Windy's up for CASEing:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was inspired by the square shape of Windy's card along with her use of patterned paper (something that I always struggle to actually use), and the general layout of the card too. Once again, I put another holiday spin on those elements to make a card that I really must send out now!

Season's Greetings

OK, so I added a couple of bells to that bow but I seriously couldn't resist. I can't wait to jingle my way to the post office to post some of my jingly cards with a skip in my step :)

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT whipped up and welcome our Guest DT for December, Wida!

Amy Wanford (That's me!)

That's me done. I'm now heading home for some more unpacking and maybe, just maybe, inject a little bit of the season into the new home *wink*

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule and stalking as soon as possible :)

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Season's Greetings}
Stamps: Signature Christmas (Clearly Besotted Stamps)
Card: White (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Patterned Paper: Polka Dots from Beautiful Blooms (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Twine (Papertrey Ink)/Bells (Paperchase)/Nestabilities Label Die (Spellbinders)


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