Monday, 25 September 2017

Weekly Inspiration- Masking

Masking Technique 

Hello, thank you for popping by to see this week's projects.
For today's class I would like to show you what a very dear friend of ours
 has made for our team training swap.
This lovely card front shows in beautiful color what an amazing effect masking can have.

This lovely card was made by Jackie Hall from Dorset.
Using a post it-note to mask over the images already done and then sponging from the 
edge of the note to add more shade.
Jackie used Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze for the stamping and base mat
and Very Vanilla for the top mat. 
Lovely isn't it?
Thank you so much Jackie.

Friday, 22 September 2017

When all is not quite so simple....

Today I'm sharing a card that's not just a card! When the recipient opens it it revels a gift card nestled in the base 😊
I hope you've found some of my samples inspiring the is week and that you will perhaps have a go at using a little Peekaboo Peach in your next projects 😊
Please join us next week when Gill will be sharing her inspiration with us all.
Have a nice weekend
Have fun
Cary 😊 xx

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Non traditional .....

Have you ever used Orange for Christmas ? Or any other non traditional  colours for christmas? What's your favourite non traditional colours for Christmas  or are you trading all the way?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Fly high...

Today's card shows how versatile a colour Peekaboo Peach is. I've teamed it up with Early Espresso and Pool Party.  I hope you liketlike the colour combo  as much as I do.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Orange by any other name...

If you're of a certain age and from the UK this phrase will mean something ....
"You've Been  Tango'd"!!!
(Sorry to everyone else but I couldn't resist 😉 lol )
For those of us who like Orange this card is perfect, oh and the sentiment goes so well with the Peekaboo Peach theme 😆

Monday, 18 September 2017

Tone on tone

Today's sample is a bit late sorry 😏 but here it is better late than never 😉
This week will see a series of  cards using the In Color Peekaboo Peach.
Today's card uses just the one colour ink and whisper white card stock.

Friday, 15 September 2017

What do you think????

Just for a change I thought I'd ask you which of  this week's cards are closes to you're style?? Please comment A, B, C or D just for fun 😃

Thursday, 14 September 2017

All rise...

Decoupage, pyrimage,  circleage..not sure what it's called but for today's card I stamped the image 3 times, then coloured them in identically. Then I used 3 circle punches  and punched out one from each of the images. This forms the basis of the Circleage, 😉,  pop each of the top 2 layers up with 3d dimensionals and carefully layer on top of each other, carefully lining up the image. I then created the rest of the card and used this 3d image as the focal point .

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

When is Christmas not Christmas.....

Do you have Christmas pattern paper and  stamps that you put away with a heavy heart at the end of the season ? Well today's inspiration is made with both Christmas pattern paper called Be Merry. The sentiment is from a Christmas stamp set from Stampin Up called Hearts Come Home.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Memories of yesterday....

Today I've gone all vintage !! I'm not very experienced at this style but I sure had fun playing!! Lol
When I first saw this stamp it reminded me of old postcards so I thought I'd have a go. 😊

Monday, 11 September 2017

Dreaming of the Sun.. .

Hi and welcome to this week's inspiration.  This week I shall be featuring a stamp set called Mediterranean Moments.
 The set contains 4 sketch images that evoke the worth and sunshine that the Mediterranean  is known for.
Today's sample is just a simple stamped image with just one area coloured to tie it in with the card and pattern paper that I've used.
I hope this card make you think of warm and sunny times. 😊

Friday, 8 September 2017

Sponging - Day 5

For my last project this week, I've been very subtle.
I made a Thick Whisper White card base, added a Bermuda Bay mat.

This very simple card was first stamped onto Glossy White cardstock with Versamark using the Flirty Flowers stamp set. Then heat embossed using Clear embossing powder.
I have a thing about Poppies, so I first tried by sponging the flowers in red 
but I couldn't get it to work the way I wanted so started again.

I used Pool Party Ink Pad and randomly sponged all over the image and 
wiped off the excess from the flowers with a tissue. 
I don't mind that it shows the fading where I didn't sponge as much as the rest.


The sentiments were from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

They're not red but I do like the simplicity of the white flowers and leaves. 


As I said earlier, a very simple card but I rather like the effect it has.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Sponging - Day 4 

For today's card, I've gone off 'piste' (as one of our lovely ladies would say).
I used Whisper White Thick cardstock for the card base. Then, a So Saffron mat with 
another Whisper White standard weight card mat.

I embossed the white mat with the new Sweetheart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.


Using a piece from the Just Add Color designer series papers, I cut out this lovely 
tea or coffee pot and using sponges, dipped gently onto the ink pads and carefully coloured it in. Yes, with sponges! I wanted to see if it could be done? It could, so I was pleased.


I stamped 'cheers' to the top of the heart and then, using dimensionals, I added the pot too.

I used Mixed Drinks and part of a phrase for the Happy Birthday from Lift Me Up stamp sets.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Sponging - Day 3

Today's card is cased from a card I found on Diane Barnes website.
Her card looks so delicate and lovely, so my thank you to Diane.

For this, I used the Whisper White mat and laid a piece of retired washi tape. I laid it from one of the corners and using a small piece of sponge and Melon Mambo Ink pad, I sponged along it's edge. 
Then moved it along a little and repeated the process.

Once I went about 2 thirds of the way down on the long side, I rotated the card mat and repeated the process. 
I love the way that it looks like pink rays shining down from the corners.

I die cut the rose and leaves from Whisper White cardstock and then 
sponged over the die cut using grid paper behind it.

I used the Rose Wonder stamp set for the lovely messages.