Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Altenew Guest Design

Hi! Today I am honoured to be guest blogging over at the Altenew blog! Thank you Altenew for having me over!

Using just one stamp set (Poinsettia & Pine) I came up with a quick set of two cards and three gift tags:

holiday set

See Altenew blog for more details!

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #73

Hi everyone! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Check out this week's inspiration look:

source: style.com

And here’s what I came up with:

thank you

Stripes, stripes, stripes and a red belt were the first thing that caught my eye, lol! For my card I used leaf stamp from the Peony Scrolls set by Altenew.


I hope you're inspired to play along with us! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win! If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Karolyn * Kristen * Lindsay *Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim


Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga

Friday, 28 November 2014

Studio Calico December Reveal

Hi everyone! Yesterday, Studio Calico revealed their December kits. They all were already available during an exclusive pre-sale for subscribers only and they are now available to everyone for purchase in the Studio Calico store! Be aware that they often sell out quickly, so get yours today to avoid disappointment!

Today, I’m sharing a few cards I made using the Park Ave. main card kit and stamp add-ons.

For my first card I used a stamp set that comes with the kit. I stamped the skyline in blue and grey shades. To add more interest to my card I did draw the outlines around the images and some birds:

the best is yet to come


Using a sun stamp from the stamp set that comes with the main kit, I created this clean and simple hello card. I simply inked up the back of the stamp and stamped the solid circles. I used green alpha stickers for the sentiment:

hello


For my next card, I used the Terrarium set by Life.Love.Paper which is one of this month's add-on stamp sets:

good thoughts


My last card is definitely inspired by the recent class by Ashley Goldberg. I used inks to watercolour my background, added gold glitter and a stamp from the Terrarium set. To create my sentiment I used green alpha stickers that I coloured with black pen:

thanks


I had so much fun playing with this month's kit and I hope you feel inspired to check out these new products! You can also pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for more inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Studio Calico December Card Kit sneak peeks

Hi there! Just popping in to share a couple of Studio Calico sneaks with you! These were made with the Park Ave. card kit and stamp add-ons. The full reveal is tomorrow at noon CST for subscribers and midnight for everyone:


and until then here's a little peek:

sneak peek

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

hello & hohoho!

One of my favourite things to do recently is stamping patterned backgrounds. Today, I thought I'd share two cards I made the other day with Jane’s Doodles stamp sets.

Here is the first card I created using the Doodle Flowers II and the Hello Friend sets. I stamped the images with grey ink, and watercoloured:

hello


The second card is created using the Warm Wishes set. I simply stamped the images onto grey cardstock with clear embossing ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added some red details to finish it off:

hohoho


Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #72

Hi there! It’s Runway Challenge time again! Check out this week's inspiration look:


source: style.com

So many possibilities here! I focused on that coral and pink ribbon embellishment as it reminds me of leaves! (you might need to zoom in the photo to get a better view of what I mean!) For my card I used leaf stamp from the Doodle Flowers II set:

hello

I finished off my card by adding a “hello” die cut from Studio Calico and lots of gold glitter for an extra sparkle and shine. 

I hope you're inspired to play along with us! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win!

If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Karolyn * Kristen * Lindsay *Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #71

Hello and welcome the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Today's challenge is special, as it's in memory of legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.


The DT girls chose their favourite look from his most recent collection and here’s mine:

source: style.com

And my card inspired by this beautiful floral pattern:

thank you

To create my background I used the Lacy Scrolls set by Altenew.

I hope you're inspired to play along! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win! If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Karolyn * Kristen * Lindsay *Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks for stopping by! 
Aga