CASEing… again …..

My card today is inspired by an Australian stamper, who I have long admired and hope one day, to be able to make beautiful cards the way she does… I am talking about the fabulously talented Teneale Williams.  I am not sure that I even get close, even after years of practice 🙂 nevertheless, I just adore her work and was thrilled when she recently visited my blog and left a comment.  Thanks for your kind words Teneale.
Here is Teneale’s card:

And here is my CASE, with a little bit of “me” added! 🙂

The patterned paper is called Tea For Two and is from the current Seasonal Catalogue.  Isn’t it just gorgeous?  Because the paper refers to “Tea” I thought it was only fitting to use the Tea Shoppe stamp set, one which has been a little neglected of late.  The individual tea cups have been punched out using a circle punch and then layered with some dimensionals, over the yellow circles on the paper.  I have also stamped and then fussy cut the flower from the stamp set and popped it in the bottom tea cup.  Add some of my favourite faux stitching around the edge of the So Saffron layer of cardstock, lots of sponging on the edges, a pretty ribbon and bow, and a Vintage Brad, and there is my version.

Happy stamping everyone.



Dynamic Duos #39

Gorgeous colour combination this week, one that I just love…. Pink Pirouette and Pool Party – yes of course, lovely girly colours 🙂

Too many ideas came to mind with this combination so it’s probably a good thing that it has been a busy week and I haven’t had much time to make the hundreds of different ideas I had!  I did, however, once again use Everything Eleanor again for this week’s card.  I do apologise for my current obsession, I promise to try to use something different for next week’s creation.

I have used the embossing folder called Holiday Frame (not currently available, but you never know if it might be in the future….) which is supposed to be a Christmas one, it has a little Christmas tree, but if you turn it side ways and cover up the Christmas tree with leaves, no one would ever know!  I just think it is really pretty and works well as an oval frame.
I have then used the oval from the Designer Frames Folders in Pool Party which has been cut out by hand.  The greeting is from You Are Loved and punched out using the large Oval Punch.  Flowers from Everything Eleanor have been cut by hand and layered.  Some lovely seam binding ribbon, leaves and a gorgeous Vintage Brad and for some reason I am still not entirely pleased with how this card turned out.  Oh well, lots of other ideas running around for these colours, so I can always make something else 🙂

Make sure you check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and please share your creations with us, we love to see what you have come up with.
Happy stamping!

Fall in the Circle

This week at Our Creative Corner, Meihsia has challenged us to create a circle card or project with a Fall (Autumn) theme – Autumn colours or objects.
I really like this challenge, even though it is Spring here in Australia, I love Autumn colours and the leaves falling from the trees.  And I rarely make circle cards, so it was good to do something a little different again.
I have used the Scallop Circle Die to make the card base in Whisper White, then done a reverse mask to colour the centre area.  The tree is from Serene Silhouettes stamp set and is stamped in Black Stazon ink. The Stazon ink allowed me to sponge the background colours over the top, without the black ink smudging and blending in with the colours.
The bow is made with Always Artichoke Seam Binding ribbon which is held together with a Vintage Brad, and the leaves around the edge are from the French Foliage stamp set.  I have inked the leaves in one colour (i.e. Old Olive), and then sponged around the edge using a different colour (Riding Hood Red) using a sponge dauber.
I do hope you will join in with this great challenge, we love seeing the projects you have made using our challenges.  And make sure you check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with.
Happy Stamping!