27 November 2011

Clean & Simple Sketch Challenge #168

Here is the other card I made last night, for this sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping.

And this is my card. It was a really quick one to put together as I used the patterns on the DSP as the main focus on my card.

Stamps: Sentiment by PTI
Cardstock: Riding hood read, DSP by Craft Creations
Other: Nestabilities, riding hood red ribbon, stitching

Freshly Made Sketches #12

I didn't think I was going to have time to play along with any challenges this week as I have been sick with a bad head cold but I did manage to do a couple of quick and easy cards late last night.

This one is for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. Don't look too closely at the colouring on the image, because I find red so hard to work with and very unforgiving so I have gone out of the lines a few times! LOL Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Images: Digi image by Make it Crafty, sentiment by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft, riding hood red, basic black, white sparkly embossed DSP (not sure what brand it is).
Other: Cuttlebug stars embossing folder, silver glitter cardstock, nestabilities, copics white embossing powder

24 November 2011

JAI95 - Bah Humbug!

This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is a Christmas challenge with a twist! This week we challenge you to make a Christmas project but with NO Christmas paper, and NO Christmas images although you CAN use a Christmas sentiment. It's great to look at some of the stamps you already have in your stash in a new light!

For my card this week, I used the flower from Stampin' Up's! Delight in Life stamp set because it reminded me of a poinsettia flower, along with the SU! big shot leaf die.

Stamps: Flower by SU!, sentiment by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Crumb cake, whisper white, old olive
Ink: Black memento ink
Other: Scallop border punch and leaf die by SU!, 'Peace' die and linen impressions plate by Papertrey Ink, brad by SU!, copic markers

22 November 2011

iPhone download #1

I have always loved looking at Gretchen's weekly iPhone dumps and thought it was such a great idea that I would try it myself. I just have to remind myself to take more random pics on my phone as I go about my days!

And because I keep forgetting to take pics, this iPhone download is for the last couple of weeks :) And I still haven't figured out how to fit a title on the top of my image but I will get there.

Left to right:
1. A Coffee Club date with my best friend Kathleen who came up from Albany
2. The itinerary for my FIRST EVER overseas trip :)
3. I made some jelly cups for my girls
4. Claudia went in for day surgery to have 5 teeth removed
5. That's why they call it the Swan River, with the Perth city skyline in the background
6. My girls auditioned for Australia's Got Talent - so proud of them!
7. I am looking for a new dining suite and I have my eye on this one.
8. I spent 3 days last week on beautiful Rottnest Island for work
9. My bunny friends raiding the hay bag at the RSPCA when I let them out to clean their cage (the big one at the back is the mummy bunny)

19 November 2011

Freshly Made Sketches #11

Hello! Hope you are having a nice weekend! Mine has been pretty busy so far, but I am looking forward to some quiet time at home tomorrow.

I just popped in to show you a card I made for this week's challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. I have turned the sketch on it's side to suit my image.

Here is this week's sketch:
And this is my card:

This is a close up just so that you can see the shimmer on my card. I spritzed some Ranger Perfect Pearls mist over the rose red cardstock.

Images: Digital Image of Copica by Saturated Canary, Sentiment by Papertrey Ink.
Cardstock: Rose Red and whisper white by SU!, DSP by Kaiser
Ink: Rose Red
Other: Punches by SU!, stitching, copic markers, gems.

17 November 2011

JAI94 Sketch Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at Just Add Ink, and this week it's a sketch challenge. I love that this sketch is a circle and it gives you so many options! So be sure to pop over to the Challenge Blog and see what the other DT members have created.

And if you would like to play along, here is the sketch.
For my card I decided to use the circle on a square card and went for a bright, fun colour scheme.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Melon Mambo and Certainly Celery
Other: Dies by Papertrey Ink, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon

14 November 2011

Sunny Challenges 016/11

Here is another Christmas card using this weeks sketch from the Sunny Challenges blog. This was a nice quick and easy one to put together too. This is the sketch we had to work with.

And here is my card.

Stamps: Stylish Sentiments Holiday from Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Riding hood red and whisper white by SU! DSP was from my stash
Ink: Riding Hood Red by SU!
Other: Riding hood red ribbon, sleigh charm (from my stash).

Freshly Made Sketches #10

I managed to find a couple of hours in my craft room last night to play along with some challenges. The first one I did was from Freshly Made Sketches and here is the sketch.

And here is my card.

I love that these sketches are so clean and simple in design so you have the option of adding to them or leaving them as they are. This would be a good card to mass produce for Christmas!

Stamps: In the meadow and Stylish Sentiments Holiday by Papertrey Ink.
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper white by SU! DSP by Kaiser
Ink: Melon Mambo and Black
Other: Linen impressions plate by Papertrey Ink

10 November 2011

JAI93 - Colour Challenge

Asyou read this post, I am currently on beautiful Rottnest Island for a work conference. And I am hoping that this post appears okay, as it is my first time trying to schedule a blog post so fingers crossed!

This week over at Just Add Ink, we have a beautiful colour challenge for you. So be sure you pop over to the blog and check out what the girls have made because the projects this week are just gorgeous!

Mine is very clean and simple and once again I am making Christmas cards as I have a lot to get done between now and December :)

Here are the colours for this week, and we hope you will play along with us!

And here is my card.

Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Other: Crystal gems, linen impressions plate by Papertrey Ink

09 November 2011

A Perfect Princess

I was so excited to receive an email from the girls over at Freshly Made Sketches to say that my card had been selected this week for their sketch challenge! And it was a Perfect Princess Award no less! It's been a while since anyone called me a Princess let alone a perfect one. LOL

Made my day, thank you so much :)

06 November 2011

Proud mum post

I just wanted to share a pic of my girls from today. They decided they wanted to try out for Australia's Got Talent so we headed off early to sign up for auditions. Luckily we got there an hour before registration started because there were already a couple of hundred people in the queue and by the time we got through and came out at 11.30 (much earlier than we had thought!) the queue was into the several hundreds!

We don't know if they got through to the next stage yet, we will have to wait for a phone call. But I am just so proud of them for having the courage to get up there in front of the judges and give it a go. I don't know if I could have done it at their age!

Thanks for indulging my proud mummy moment, and I will leave you with a photo.

Have a great week!

Plum birthday wishes

Just a quick card share. We had a huge weekend with a lot of family commitments, but we managed to get home earlier than expected today so I did some stamping this afternoon.

Here is a very simple birthday card using an adorable digital image from Tickled Pink Stamps.

Stamps: Digital Image from Tickled Pink Stamps, sentiment from Papertrey Ink.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Perfect Plum and matching DSP all by SU!
Other: White satin ribbon, PTI Mat Stack 2 die, Stitching, button, Copic markers

05 November 2011

A little bit of Christmas

I downloaded this cute little Christmas Image the other day from Tiddly Inks and couldn't wait to colour her up with my copics.

I haven't decided yet whether I will put a sentiment on the front or not, to me it looks 'naked' when I don't have one. LOL But it does have a Christmas verse inside so maybe that's enough. She also has quite a bit of sparkle on her fur trim, but I can never seem to catch that in my photo's.

Image: Tiddly Inks (digital)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White (SU!), DSP by Papertrey Ink
Other: Copic markers, nestabilities, charm, rose red seam binding (SU!), glitter

04 November 2011

A combination challenge

I made this very clean & simple card yesterday using this Freshly Made Sketch #9 and Colour Throwdown Challenges.
I thought the sentiment would be funny given that the gnome is .... well, a little grumpy! lol

Stamps: Digital Image 'Gruffy Little Gnome' by Whimsy Stamps, Sentiment by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive 
Ink: Memento black ink
Other: Buttons by Stampin' Up!, Copic Markers

03 November 2011

Just Add Ink #92 - Just add a tag or bookmark

Once again another week has flown by me and I didn't get to spend half as much time in my craft space as I would have liked to *pout*

But I did get to make a little project for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink. This week the challenge was to just add a tag or a bookmark and I have made a corner fold bookmark.

Be sure to stop by the JAI Blog and check out all of the gorgeous projects that the Design Team have created this week!

Stamps: Digital image by Tiddly Inks, sentiment by Papertrey Ink.
Cardstock: Plum and very vanilla. DSP by Stampin' Up!
Other: Copic markers, prima flowers, pearl accents, punches by Stampin' Up!, ribbons