Thursday, August 27, 2009

Timeless Tuesday Challenge #30

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge has hit week 30, wow that is just amazing. I guess I would of participated in about 20 of these challenges. I just love Flourishes stamps the Floral sets are just beautiful.
For FTTC30 our challenge was to use pearls on our cards. For me this was so easy as I have pearls by the hundreds. I just love them and the range of colours that are now available is just astounding.
I chose to use the Sweet Violets set, this one has only been out a couple of months. It is just so gorgeous.
I stamped the violets using Brilliance Graphite Black ink and coloured in with my favourite Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Odourless mineral spirits My shapes were all cut out using nestabilities classic oval and petite oval sets. The designer paper was from Kaisercraft as were the pearls.
I was so pleased with how this card came out. Lets see if it's enough to win the challenge.
Don't forget blog candy will be drawn in just a few days

Until Next Time
Inking of you all

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Scor it

This card was made for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC28, I have used the rose from the I love Roses set (many thanks to Carol for sending me stamped copies of this image). The challenge was 'to score somewhere on our card' I chose to score the mustard background layer.
My images were coloured with my favourite Prismacolor Pencils blended with odourless mineral spirits. Normally I would colour the roses red or pink but this time I stepped outside the box and went with mustard yellow and orange. I am pleased how it came up. This card was very easy to make, probably one of the most basic ones I have done for a while. Sometimes we get a little carried away and it's nice to go back to basics once in a while.

Until Next Time
Inking of you all

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cards for Men

With Father's Day fast approaching I thought I would take the opportunity to showcase a couple of men's cards I have done this week. Both cards are using stamps from Stampin Up and Inkadinkado.
This first card is using the yacht from 'Set Sail'. The image has been stamped in Brilliance Black and coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with odourless mineral spirits (OMS). I have used plain white card, Bazzill and designer paper from Making Memories. The anchor charm just finished it off nicely.

The gorgeous puppy is from the 'For Father' set, it is such a joy to colour. Once again the image is stamped in Brilliance Black and Prismacolor pencils were used once again. I am unsure where the designer paper came from but the base card is SU's basic grey and the olive is from Bazzill. This time I embellished using a corner punch and simple eyelets. I hope you like these Male cards, I know a lot of people struggle making cards for the men in their life the key is keep it simple, I find striped paper quite masculine and works a treat. With so many great papers out there finding some for your male cards will be easy.

REMINDER Click HERE for info on BLOG Candy Giveaway entries close on 31st August 2009

Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Chat Challenge Card

Here is one of my favourite Flourishes Stamps, this one is called Siberian Iris. I have made this card for the Rubber Stamp Chat Challenge
I have stamped it onto Cream coloured cardstock using Smoky Grey Versafine Inkpad. The The coral, pink and green colours I have chosen to use come from the Designer paper by Stampin Up.
I always choose my DP before colouring in, that way I get a perfect match every time. However the perfect match doesn't always show up in the photos. Looks better in real life
Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Monday, August 3, 2009

Go for Gold High Hopes Challenge #42

Here is this card for this weeks High Hopes Challenge #42, I have been away from the challenges lately due to a very lengthy hospital stay. I am now back home, feeling well and back to making cards.

This weeks challenge is 'Go for Gold: Use gold somewhere on your card.'

Boy! have I used gold. We have gold embossing powder, gold cardstock, gold ribbon and cord and finally little gold balls.

I have watercoloured this gorgeous Elephant using Twinkling H2Os, cut him out and layered my card using Bazzill cardstock and designer paper from Sandylion.The gold card was leftover from years ago.
Here is a close up of the all small details. I just love the shimmer of the Twinkling H2Os

Now a reminder for my Blogger-versary Blog Candy . Read the previous post for all the details.

Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Blog Candy and Eye Candy

Welcome to August, where has this year gone?
August in my home is very busy, my Son celebrates his birthday, I celebrate the big 40 and on the 12th August My Blog, Colour on Cards is celebrating it's 1st Anniversary.
In support of this celebration I am giving away the goodies,Blog candy is up for grabs:
Included in the blog candy is a Hanna Stamps set, Studio G set, paper flowers, ribbons, 2 packets of pearls and metres of ribbon as shown in the photo.
This is what you need to do to be entered for your chance to win:
1. Become a Follower
2. Leave me a comment on each of my posts during August

That's it ladies. That is all you need to do. Easy huh! all comments need to be posted by August 31st 2009. I will announce a winner on September 1st.

Now for the eye candy
Here is a birthday card made with an old PSX Orchid Botanical stamp.
The orchids are coloured using Twinkling H2Os.
Until Next Time
Inking of you All