Tuesday, 27 June 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #229

Wow, it's the last Tuesday in June and we are now almost half way through 2017. How did that happen?

This week's challenge is from Jane and it's a sketch one. Sadly, this is the last week that Jane will be on the design team. I will miss her fabulous talent on the blog.

At first I couldn't decide whether I wanted to use different cardstock or designer series paper for the angled piece across the front. I tried a couple of ideas and then decided on layering cardstock over some designer series paper.

I made the angle in the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the aid of my trusty trimmer. Basic instructions are as follows:

The card front measures 10.5 x 14.9 cm. And, I decided that I wanted to have a 2.0 cm gap for the angle. This meant that I started with a mat of 10.0 x 12.4 cm (normally it would be 10.0 x 14.4 cm giving a 0.5 cm border).

With the left-hand side of the mat at the top and the cardstock at an angle I simply cut down the length I wanted. I then turned the cardstock 180°, and with the end of the previous cut in the centre of the cutting groove, I then cut down at another angle. FYI - I did try simply cutting one angle and then simply turning the cardstock but it ended up with one side of the angle being a different width!

The holes were punched using a 1" circle (punched once) and a 3/4" circle punch (punched twice)

I hadn't planned to "fill" the holes with circles, but once I'd finished the card I thought that there was something lacking. I made the circles 1/4" smaller than each hole and stamped them with the same heart stamp. It doesn't look that way in the photo though.

I have a second card to share with you. I made both last week's and this week's cards at the same time and I obviously had some sort of "brain fart". Pardon the language. Anyway, for some reason unknown to me I combined both challenges in one card!

I think both work and to be honest I don't have a favourite. Please leave a comment and let me know which you prefer.

Don't  forget to pop over to the Case Colours & Sketches blog to see what the other members of the design team have been up to.

Fiona xx

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ever wondered what 700+ cards look like?

This coming weekend Stampin' Up! demonstrators all over the UK are taking part in the Birthday Wishes Card Challenge in aid of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

I have organised an event for Sunday with the help of two of my lovely group of Acorns, Carol and Esther. Between us, we have designed six cards and also cut 33 packs of cardstock and 96 sheets of Designer Series Paper.

This is what it all looked like yesterday before we even started on the 700+ innies for the cards.

I'm glad to say that everything is now cut and ready, so I can relax. At least that's the theory!

Wish us luck and I'll let you know next week how we got on.

Fiona xx

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge # 228

So, it's the third Tuesday of the month which means that it's time for a colour challenge.

This week Patricia has the following for us.

I have to confess that the Copper had me a little stumped at first. The question was Copper Thread, Copper Embossing Powder and/or Copper Foil Sheets?

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Petal Garden Memories & More Ideas

Last Wednesday I held my first Memories & More Class, so I thought you might like to see the sample projects I made for the class.