Sunday, July 31, 2011

My new Challenge

As promised I am back today to tell you all about the challenge I have set myself, but first I would like to share with you a card I made for the Case Study challenge.
I have used the vintage birdcage from the SU Nature Walk stamp set. I chose Sahara sand as my base colour & a little black for the border ( a Martha Stewart punch). Sentiment is from the Botanical Silhouettes PTI stamp set. I have then finished the card by spritzing with Sahara sand marker.


OK back to the challenge I have set for myself. 

 I am going to try to create or at least post a CAS, Clean & Simple card everyday for the month of August. OK I know you must think I am crazy, but I am actually really enjoying the challenge of making CAS cards at the moment.

What I love about CAS cards
They are generally quick to create.
They use minimal supplies.
It really makes you think outside the square design wise.

I will be offering the chance to win some blog candy when you comment on a particular card winner will be chosen by random org, but you will have to check back to find out which card. Hint it won't be one I am entering in a challenge on another site because that would not be the right thing to do.
I am also going to look at putting up a link for those who would like to share their own CAS card, hopefully get that done in the next few days.

 Be sure to check back tomorrow for another CAS card.
Till then
Happy Stamping
Fiona

Saturday, July 30, 2011

"Game On" Boys Cards

Howdy everyone, I hope you are all warm & snuggly at home as we are freezing our butts of here in the ACT, we have had some of the coldest nights in 17 years. -8 in Canberra city, & probably more like -10 at our house as we are quiet exposed where we live. the one upside is we have been having beautiful sunny days.

Enough about the weather the cards I have too share are from my PTI Boys workshop, the cards have been kept quiet simple as the boys or girls sometimes want to make there own cards well the younger ones anyway & they then at least have Mums sample card to use as a guide.

The cards use the Game On stamp set from PTI & because the ladies had the Stamp sets included in the workshop, I tried not to use any other stamp sets other than what they received on the day.
Over the next few weeks I will gradually be adding more cards made using the Stamp Sets they received
"Game On"  "Rock On" Skater Dude" & Grunge Me".


On another note I will be setting myself a challenge for the Month of August so you will have to pop back tomorrow to find out the details, I also plan on offering some Seam Binding Blog Candy as well.

Bye For Now
Happy Stamping
Fiona

Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop

Well it's time again for the Papertrey Ink monthly blog hop. Where is the time going?

This month is another inspiration picture, the colours are just gorgeous so I decided to make that the focus of my cards.

The first card I created was a CAS Clean & Simple & used the Mehndi Medallions set from the June Release & the Thank You Sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes PTI Anniversary set.

 My second card had a little more work, but I love how it turned out. I have used the Hawaiian shores spotted paper as a background, cut a tag from Kraft card stock using the Tag Sale #3 die & embellished it with some Orange Zest felt flowers cut from the Beautiful Blooms #2 die & the stem from one the flower fusion stamp sets. The tag was then finished with a few buttons & some twine.
I have then mounted the tag onto the card & finished with a sentiment from the think big range stamped onto Velum.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards but it's off to bed for us in the Southern hemisphere as it's now after midnight, I hope to pop by & checkout every ones creations tomorrow.
Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Stamping
Fiona 

Orange & Yellow CAS Card

Just popping in with a card I made for this weeks Challenge over at the Outlawz group. The challenge is to create a CAS Happy card using orange & yellow, I love how the card turned out. I used the scallop punch to create a scrunched flower, & when it was fully assembled I misted it with Iridescent Memories Mist spray. The sentiment is from one of the Flower Fusion stamp sets from PTI.

I will be back later tonight with a couple of cards I have made fro the July Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink.



Happy Stamping
Fiona

Friday, July 22, 2011

CAS Challenge

Today I would like to share with you a quick card I made for a CAS challenge over at Outlawz. The challenge asked for something OLD something NEW & something BLUE. 

For the OLD I used the some Parisian Breeze DSP(i think that's what is was called) something NEW was my NEW white card stock I found at a local office supplies store (it has the exact texture of SU & solid stamps come up beautifully something I found hard if not using Whisper White SU)  & it's a quarter of the price. For something BLUE I used the ink as well as the DSP.

I decided to turn the card into a Sympathy card for my stash. I hope you like my card & thanks for dropping by.


Happy Stamping
Fiona

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rosette Flowers

For a long time I have wanted to make some Rosette flowers to add to a card & when I saw the challenge over at Simon Says Stamps which was to use newspaper or newsprint DSP. I decided to have a go at making them using the newsprint DSP & finishing them of with some cute buttons.

I tried to keep the card pretty simple by using card stock for the stem & some die cut leaves & a little paper piercing around the edge. Sentiment & leaf die cut from PTI.

Hope you like my card it's my first time entering a challenge at Simon Says Stamps, after finding it over at Joy's Blog.

Happy Stamping
Fiona

Another Colour Q Challenge

Well I did go back into the craft room to see if I could bring my brainwave to light, no such luck! I had thoughts of creating an ice block card, I made the ice blocks OK I just couldn't make it come together on a card.
So I went with creating a gift tag using the colours from the Colour Q challenge.I will use the tag to add to a coffee cup present I have to give later in the month.

I am really happy with how it turned out, & I am still playing around with the Picnik photo editing to come up with something I am happy with.
All the goodies I used other than card stock is from PTI.
Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Stamping
Fiona

Colour Q challenge

I have had a busy day preparing for my Boys Workshop on the weekend, so I took some time out to make a card for the Colour Q challenge.
WOW the colours scream summer pitty that it's winter in Australia & we are freezing our butts off. I decided on a flower for the card only because I didn't have any Green Galore card stock only a marker, although as I am typing I have had a brain wave for another card if it comes to fruition I will certainly post it, if not I will be back tomorrow I might even start sharing my Boys cards I have been working on.


Thanks for dropping by

Happy Stamping
Fiona

Monday, July 18, 2011

Circle Circus

Today is another card for the Less is More Circle Challenge & also for the Paper Players Challenge.

This time I have used Circle Circus from SU, sentiment from PTI. I am really happy with how it turned out & it's another card to add to the stash



Thanks for dropping by,

Happy Stamping
Fiona

Sunday, July 17, 2011

CAS Dot Spot

Wow where are the weeks going, I can't believe my kids only have 1 week of school holidays left. They have been having a great time catching up with friends, although that did not equate to any spare time for crafting.
I spent the last 2 days helping my Mum & Dad with a garage sale prior to them moving in 2 weeks & I must say today I am not feeling 100% so I spent some time Blog surfing & found a couple of challenges to inspire me.
The first one is from the Less is More

CIRCLES

Please note that this is in the plural... we need to see more than one circle, so not just a circular card base or the odd circle thrown in just to qualify... we need you to think circles and see what you can come up with. Whilst you're thinking of your design however, we don't want you to forget the white space element and the CAS feel for your card.

The second one if from CRE84FN




I have the Dot Spot stamp set from PTI & sentiment is one from the Think Big range also from PTI.

Thanks for dropping by I hope you enjoy my card.

Happy Stamping
Fiona

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Today I have two simple & elegant cards I made to add to my stash. I have used a cream & peach parfait for one & white & kraft for the other. Sentiments from Botanical Silhouettes & Enjoy the Ride. Flower is Simple Flower embosslit.


                           
Thanks for dropping by
Happy Stamping
Fiona

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quick set of Cards

 Today I would like to share a set of quick cards I made to give to my mum for her stash. I used the in Colours from SU & the Beautiful Blooms die from PTI.

Hopefully in a few days I should be back to regular posting although the school holidays are now playing havic with my time management, but I will try not to make anymore excuses.

Try not to take much notice of my watermark on the photos I was playing with text, colour & placement to find something I was happy with.







Bye For now

Happy Stamping
Fiona

Monday, July 11, 2011

Just Sip & Relax

Hi Everyone,
Still no crafting for me just a card from the archive although you may have noticed I have been playing around on a free photo editing website called piknik & have added my name & blog to the picture.

 OMG this site is so simple to use from those of us who are technically challenged. I have also changed the settings on my camera so hopefully between both these things you should be seeing some better quality photos.
This card uses the Tea for Two stamp set from Papertrey Ink, if you would like anymore details feel free to drop me an Email.

Bye For Now

Happy Stamping
Fiona

Friday, July 8, 2011

Baby Miley

Well it's been a very hectic week in the Platzer household, with EOFY paperwork, two birthdays & two new babies.

The card I would like to share with you is for my Niece Kristel & her husband Adrian who celebrated the birth of their first child a daughter named "Miley Louise" & how much fun did I have shopping for all things girly yesterday.


 THE CARD


The Gift Tag & bag


& just a photo for my overseas readers this group of cheeky Kangaroos were grazing just of my back Veranda & were in no hurry to move on.


I am not sure if I will get back this weekend with a new baby visit planned tonight , another tomorrow during the day, a birthday party tomorrow evening & a birthday lunch on Sunday & my most important job all the paperwork for 2 businesses needs to be finished by 8.30am Monday morning for when the Accountant arrives. AH yeh forgot to add I haven't made the birthday cards yet so I can add that to the list as well.

Happy Stamping
Fiona

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Very quick card

Hi ladies
I just have to say, this would have to be one of the quickest cards I have ever made. After just lamenting on my last post about no creative Mojo, I took a quick look at the Less is More challenge blog this week as I thought I should be able to make a CAS card at least.

 The challenge this week was SHADES OF BLUE & I knew instantly I wanted to make a card with the butterfly embosslit. I cut out 4 butterflies in Night of Navy , Marina Mist, Baja Breeze & Bashful Blue & placed them on the card in order of saturation. I have used the shimmery white card stock from SU & sentiment from PTI.

Not one of my best card, but it is the only card I have made in about 4 weeks.


Would love to here your comments.

Bye for now &

Happy Stamping
Fiona

Celebrate with Birdie

Just you just love my cheesy title, it's about as good as my creative Mojo. non existent!!!!

So with the need to update my blog I dug deep into the archive to find another card I haven't shared with you all yet. I made this card to a sketch a little while ago & now don't remember which one, must be old age.

Hope you have enjoyed my card, this time I won't make any promises to be back.

Happy Stamping
Fiona