27 May 2011

JAI69 - Fussy Cutting

It's challenge time again over at Just Add Ink, and this week Paula has come up with a great one for us! It's time to grab those paper snips or exacto knives and do some fussy cutting on your project this week.

I have made a (large) tag this week, using the Growing Green stamp set from Stampin' Up!
Supplies:

Stamps: Growing Green, Whimsical Words, French Script background stamp
Cardstock: Crumb Cake(Kraft), Very Vanilla and DSP by Kaiser
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Other: Label Punch, Very Vanilla seam binding, pearl accents, crystal effects, stitching, prismacolour pencils

25 May 2011

Life is short, read fast!

Just a quick post today to share this simple card that I made. I hope to be back later with more if I can get into my craft room today.

It is very loud here as there is a guy on the roof with a pressure cleaner preparing it for painting. Another day or so and I might be able to share some more progress pics on the house. It's coming along nicely and only a few more things to do now, in the meantime it is looking like a tip outside! lol

Supplies:

Images: Digital image by Tiddly Inks, sentiment by PTI
Cardstock: Blue bayou and river rock by SU! DSP by Kaiser
Ink: Blue Bayou
Other: Pearl accents, lace trip, paper piercer, copic markers

22 May 2011

The Gruffy Little Gnome

Just a quick post today as I am about to head off with the family to watch the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie at the cinema. But how cute is this cranky little fella? We coloured him in yesterday in our Copics class and then made a cute little page holder/bookmark with him.
I purchased this image from Whimsy Stamps (in digital format) and the greeting is from the PTI set called All Booked Up. I thought it was perfect for this little bookmark.As you can see he takes his job of marking my place very seriously!

20 May 2011

JAI68 - Colour Challenge

Hi! Remember me? I know it's been a while, sorry! I returned home from an awesome time at convention in Melbourne on Sunday night and hit the ground running and haven't stopped since. But now that I have a nice quiet weekend ahead of me (the first in a couple of months!) I look forward to sharing some convention photos with you as well as some more card projects. And of course lots more happening with the house reno's too :)

This week my eldest daughter also had her concert after winning the You Tube competition a while back. She played live in front of over a thousand people and I was so nervous for her! Of couse she did brilliantly and made me so proud (and yes I did shed a tear or two). So I will come back and share a few pics of that as well.


In the meantime, it is of course Friday which means it's challenge time over at Just Add Ink. And this week the girls have a gorgeous colour challenge for you. Due to time restrictions I have gone with a very simple card this week, which was inspired by one that Nicole Heady from PTI did back in April.

So if you would like to play along, here are the colours.


And here is my card.
Supplies:
Stamps: Paptertrey Ink
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizazz, Whisper white
Ink: Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss (I didn't have PP), basic black
Other: Scalloped border punch and black satin ribbon by SU!

08 May 2011

It's not easy being green

When uploading my JAI challenge card earlier I saw this one and realised I hadn't uploaded it yet! I made it quickly last week but have been so busy that I had forgotten to share it.

It's just a pretty simple, and very green card! The lily pad is covered in crystal effects to give it that nice shiny appearance.

Stamps, die and DSP by PTI. Ribbon by Stampin' Up! and coloured with copics.

JAI67 - Sketch Challenge

Howdy folks! Sorry my blog post is so late, but with all the chaos that has been going on around here I completely forgot to put this up until today.

We finally got all of the furniture back in the house late on Friday night and hooked the computer back up, and then the renderers have been in on Sat/Sun and finished the outside of the house. It looks great and I can't wait to get it painted!

This week the girls at Just Add Ink have a great sketch challenge for you. This sketch was designed by Bron, and I am sure you will have as much fun with it as I did. For something a little different, I decided to flip it on it's side, as it worked better with the image I was using :)

If you would like to play along (and we hope you do!) here is the sketch.


And here is my card.


Supplies:

Stamps: Digital Image by Tiddly Inks, Greeting stamp by PTI
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Whisper White (all SU!) DSP by Bo Bunny
Ink: Chocolate chip, old olive (SU!)
Other: Scallop border punch, Label punch, circle punches and word window by SU! Certainly celery button by SU!, twine, Copic Markers

06 May 2011

I finally have my new floors!

After three (long) days of living in a house with no furniture our new floors are finally done! I can't tell you how glad I am to see the back of all of the grout that needed constant cleaning. And the house doesn't look quite so 'white' now :)

Since we had to move things out and back in we decided to rearrange rooms. The living room became the dining room, the games room became the living room and the old dining room (which was a small space) will have a new buffet and some chairs at the breakfast bar. We will also buy a nice big square table to fill the space of the dining room. I cannot believe how much bigger the house looks with the furniture more spread out!

Anyway, this post would mean nothing without pics right? Here are some before and after shots. They were taken at night so the light is a little 'orange'. The floors look more 'warm' in reality.


THE ENTRY WAY BEFORE & AFTER



THE HALLWAY BEFORE & AFTER


THE KITCHEN BEFORE & AFTER






THE OLD GAMES (JUNK) ROOM - NOW THE LIVING ROOM


THE OLD LIVING ROOM - NOW THE DINING ROOM


THE OLD BRICK HEARTH IN THE FORMAL LOUNGE BEFORE & AFTER





JUST A COUPLE OF RANDOM SHOTS :) NEW BUFFET STILL TO GO UNDER THE WINDOW

03 May 2011

More birthday RAK's to share

Since my birthday I have received a few more birthday RAK's and I thought I would share them with you.


Thanks again to all of the very talented ladies that have taken the time to make and send these gorgeous cards to me, I have loved receiving them! The first two are from other members of the JAI Design Team and the final two are from members of the Stampin' Up! in Oz Yahoo Group that I am in.