24 November 2010

JAI45 - Take two!

I had to do some baby swap cards this week and found that this week's sketch over at Just Add Ink was perfect! So here is another (simple) card using this week's challenge sketch. Be sure to pop over and see what eye candy the design team have for you!


Cardstock: pretty in pink, crumb cake, whisper white

Stamps: Baby Steps

Ink: Crumb cake and pretty in pink

Other: dotted embossing folder, stitching, pretty in pink satin ribbon, white cotton lace by Kaiser, nestabilities, clear gemstones

Just Add Ink #45 - Sketch Challenge

Well another week has zoomed right by me and I am happy to report that I am starting to feel human again. This head cold does seem to not want to leave me though.

The end of another week also means a new challenge over at Just Add Ink! And this week it's this great sketch challenge.

And here is my card. To create the beautiful 'frosted' looking snowflakes on my Crumb Cake background I first stamped the images in whisper white craft ink, and then sprinkled it with a mix of equal parts of heat 'n stick powder and dazzling diamonds. Then just heat set with your embossing gun and it's that simple! I also sponged the edge in white craft ink and did the same thing. It looks sooo sparkly in real life!


Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Stamps: Dasher by SU!, greeting by Papertrey Ink.

Ink: Crumb Cake, whisper white craft, riding hood red

Other: Riding hood red striped ribbon, dazzling diamonds, button

18 November 2010


It's time for another challenge over at Just Add Ink and this week it's a colour challenge, with 'challenge' being the operative word for me!

I really struggled with this one but I don't know if it's because I have been sick all week and struggling to think clearly let alone be creative, or because it really is a tricky one. But after seeing the gorgeous projects that the rest of the DT came up with I am leaning more towards the first reason because nobody else seemed to struggle with it! Anyway here are this week's colours.

And here is my card.
Stamps: All a flutter, Great Friend
Cardstock: chocolate chip, river rock, wild wasabi, whisper white, river rock DSP
Ink: Wild wasabi, chocolate chip, river rock, versamark
Other: vintage wallpaper embossing folder, Rhinestone jewels, chocolate chip satin ribbon, dazzling diamonds mixed with heat & stick, stitching

16 November 2010

A quick catch up

Hello blogging friends!

Things have been pretty quiet around here this week as we have had a bit of a sick house. My eldest daughter has had the flu and has developed a nasty throat infection and I have come down with a case of Tonsilitis. So it was off to the Doctors today for some antibiotics for both of us and she will be off school for the rest of the week. I am hoping to at least get 1 day of work in this week but we will see.

This also means I haven't done any stamping for a while but do have a quick card to post that I made last week, but first some good news :)
We finally booked our trip to Sydney for Christmas, so for the first time in 3 years we will spend it with our families. We also managed to book in 5 days on the Gold Coast on the way to Sydney and will get to visit Movie World, Sea World and Wet 'n Wild World. We can't wait since this is our FIRST holiday since we were married in 1994, and the first one the kids have ever been on. So to say it is long overdue is an understatement. LOL

Anyway, here is my card and I am now off to sip some hot tea and lay on the couch. Goodnight!
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, whisper white
Stamps: Sentiment is Papertrey Ink, the swirl used for the ornaments is from an old set and I don't know who it's from.
Ink: Versamark
Other: Red embossing powder, silver thread, circle punches, riding hood red ribbon.


14 November 2010

Just Add Christmas to an Inkspirations colour challenge!

I thought Makeesha's colour challenge this week was just perfect for some traditional Christmas cards and so I thought I would join it with the Just Add Ink challenge to create this card. I can't take credit for the layout design as I cased a card that was done by the super talented Dawn McVey (I just LOVE her style!)
Stamps: all by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Riding Hood Red and Old Olive
Cardstock: Kraft, Riding Hood Red (I didn't have any real red left!), Old Olive and White
Other: Kaiser red pearls for the tree, Dies from Papertrey Ink, Old Olive satin ribbon, chocolate chip marker for the tree stump

11 November 2010

JAI43 - Just Add Christmas

It's challenge time again over at Just Add Ink, and with Christmas merely weeks away it's time to start working on some cards. That is why this week's challenge is perfect to get us all inspired and in the holiday stamping spirit. Be sure to pop over and see what the girls have created this week, I am sure you love them just as much as I did!

For my project this week I decided to make a 3D item. The star box template is by Lauren Meader and is perfect for gift wrapping your pressies this year. To get the glittery image on the box I stamped my image in vanilla craft ink and then mixed some heat & stick powder with some dazzling diamonds and applied it to the image before heat setting it.
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Snow Burst
Cardstock: cherry cobbler, old olive, very vanilla, Holly Jolly DSP
Ink: Cherry cobbler, old olive, vanilla craft ink
Other: riding hood red striped ribbon, button, heat & stick powder mixed with dazzling diamonds.

07 November 2010

Some NEW Taylor Swift ... just for a change :)

I just wanted to say thankyou for all of the wonderful comments that were left when I shared some of my girls you tube videos on my blog recently. Neither of them have had any formal singing lessons but they have a huge love of music and they really appreciate your words of encouragement.

So on that note I thought I would share a quick one that Madi had me record tonight. It is the new Taylor Swift song "Mean" from her latest album. And I am so proud of her for taking what is quite a boppy country song and doing her own acoustic arrangement of it. I really love it and so I hope you enjoy it too!

Pink Starfish

If this card looks familiar, it is because I have done a blue/green version of it before. So when I had to make a 4th birthday card for my cousins little girl I thought I would recreate those cute starfish in pink and red (her favourite colours).
And this is the inside:
Stamps: Fishy Friends, teeny tiny sentiments, fishy wheel, full of life for inside sentiment
Cardstock: Real Red, Pink Passion, pixie pink
Ink: Basic Black, pretty in pink, real red, pink passion
Other: dotted embossing folder, stitching, prismacolour pencils, scallop edge border punch

04 November 2010

JAI42 Sketch Challenge

Wow ... the weeks are just whizzing by. Christmas will be here before we know it, now that's scary!! And the end of another week means it's time for another challenge over at Just Add Ink. And this week it's a great sketch challenge.

Here is my card, using the gorgeous Aviary stamp set. This would have to be one of my favourite new stamp sets, it's just so cute :)

Stamps: Aviary, Teeny Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, cherry cobbler, daffodil delight
Other: Early Espresso striped grosgrain ribbon, brads, tiny tag punch, Big Shot, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, button.