29 May 2012

Honey, I'm home ... and with exciting news!

Well I am back home safe and sound. I would like to say well rested, but I always seem to be exhausted after I return from a holiday!  The four days on Hamilton Island with my mum were wonderful and quite relaxing but the five days in Sydney were crazy busy as always trying to fit so many visits with family and friends into such a short space of time.

While in Hamilton Island mum and I managed to go out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef where I took a helicopter ride out to the stunning Heart Reef (which I photographed from above). It was amazing!

Now I am back into the swing of it at home, back to work and hopefully tomorrow - back in my craft room!

Which brings me to my exciting news!

I have been invited to join the Bizzy Becs Design Team! I am so excited to have been asked as the rest of the DT members are such a talented group of women. Please feel free to check out their blogs, which I have listed in my sidebar. I have also added the links to the Bizzy Becs Online Store and the Challenge Blog, and I would love to see you play along in one of our monthly challenges!

My first challenge will be coming up very soon, so stay tuned :)

24 May 2012

Just Add Ink #119 Sketch Challenge

Hello blogging friends!

Well I am still away, so once again I am relying on blogger to posts my scheduled entries at the correct time.
This week over at Just Add Ink we have a sketch challenge for you to play with, and here it is.

And this is my card. I have covered the little bear in glimmer mist to give him some sparkle :)

I can't wait to see what you create using this week's sketch. Happy Stamping!

17 May 2012

Just Add Ink #118 - Just Add Mae Collins!

Fingers crossed that this post appears on time as I will have just arrived in Sydney when it goes live. I am off to spend some time with family and the highlight of my trip will be four days on Hamilton Island with my mum! I am really looking forward to it as we have never been away on our own before, just the two of us. Hubby will be home looking after the girls while I spend 10 days away, gotta love that :)

Anyway, onto the reason for my post. This week over at Just Add Ink we have a CASE challenge, and this time we all get to case Mae Collins! So be sure to pop over to Mae's blog and check out her gorgeous work and hopefully you will find something to inspire you to play along with us this week. We would love to see your creations!

I chose this card to case (it is the third card in the post) as I just received this gorgeous new Pure Innocence stamp and had to put ink to it :)

Stamps: Pure Innocence Magician by My Favourite Things.
DSP: Fancy Pants
Cardstock: Early Espresso and pretty in pink by SU!
Other: Stitching, Copics, pool party seam binding by SU!

10 May 2012

Just Add Ink #117 - Colour Challenge

Hello blogging friends!

Well it's that time again, another challenge from Just Add Ink. And this week it's a beautiful colour challenge for you to play with. At first when I saw this I thought I would really struggle with these colours but the combination is just gorgeous and the more I see of it the more I love it!
So if you haven't already, pop over to the challenge blog and check out the other DT members cards and you will know what I'm talking about!  Here is the colour challenge for you.

And this is my card.  I have spritzed the whole card with shimmer mist and it has the most beautiful sparkle too but it was hard to capture in a photograph, so you will have to take my word for it ;)

Stamps: Elements of Style by SU! and greeting by PTI
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron
Other: Butterfly die by SU!, banner die by PTI, stitching, shimmer mist

09 May 2012

iSpy Sketch Challenge #14

Just dropping in to share a card I made for this week's sketch challenge over at iSpy Sketches. I coloured this image in a while ago and when I picked up these gorgeous papers yesterday from my local store I knew they would go well together. At first I wasn't sure about all of the white but the more I look at it the more it is growing on me :)

Image: Lalaland Crafts, sentiment by PTI
Cardstock: White cardstock, DSP by Doodlebug designs
Other:  Copic markers, stitching, purely pomegranate ink.

08 May 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #158

I didn't realise it had been so long since I last checked in here ... life has been keeping me pretty busy and away from the computer. I have been doing a lot of de-cluttering around the house and spent the whole weekend painting my youngest daughters bedroom, which means I have now finished painting every bedroom in the house and all other rooms aside from the kids bathroom and laundry. Hope to get those done soon though so I can pack all of the painting stuff away for good :)

Anyway, I made this card using the Sweet Sunday Sketch over on Karen's Blog.

Stamps: Bo Bunny
DSP: Doodlebug Designs
Other: Stitching, Brads.