26 October 2012

Just Add Ink #141 - Colour Challenge

Hi everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Just Add Ink and this week it's a beautiful colour combination.

But I am sad to say that I have royally stuffed up my entry this week! It has just one of those weeks that I wish I could permanently erase from my memory if you know what I mean!

It went a little something like this:
- A death and subsequent funeral
- Some bad news about the status of a friends illness (breast cancer), the end is near and it is just devastating that a young family will lose it's mother and wife.
- A scared call from my daughter after their school was put in lockdown because a large gang with knives and other weapons entered the school and was threatening teachers and students.
- On the way home from aforementioned funeral, someone threw a large rock or a brick at our car while we were travelling at 100km/h on the freeway narrowly missing the window where my daughter was sitting! Luckily we are all okay but my car will need significant repairs and will be off the road while that's done.
- All this while suffering a 4 day migraine, worse than any I've ever had before!

But even after all of that, I know I am so lucky and should be so thankful that we are all healthy and safe because others are going through a much harder time right now, and my heart is just breaking for them. So I guess it's true (and sad) that no matter what you are going through, there is always someone worse off than you are.

Anyway, enough of my drama! Here is my card for this week. And only after finishing it, did it dawn on me that I used white instead of very vanilla!  So stay tuned as I hope to have another card to share with you soon using the correct colours! In the meantime, I thought I would share this one anyway.

Happy stamping!

13 October 2012

Just Add Ink Challenge #139

Hi there!  Sorry I have been MIA this week, it's the last week of school holidays here and work has been crazy so it has left me little time for crafting or blogging.

But I'm back with this week's challenge from Just Add Ink.  And this week the challenge is ..


It was hard for me to pick because I have bought a few new things lately that I have not had a chance to use yet, but I couldn't go past this adorable little Pure Innocence stamp.

Stamps: Pure Innocence by My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Early Espresso by SU!, DSP by Bo Bunny
Other: Button and ribbon by SU!, image coloured with Copic markers, glitter, stitching

07 October 2012

Christmas Cards

Yesterday was World Card Making Day, and I hope that you all found time to do some fun crafty stuff.  We were pretty busy but I did manage to make some quick and easy Christmas Cards before heading out to christen our friend's new pizza oven.
I think I HAVE to get one of these outdoor pizza ovens, they cooked the pizza's so quickly and they tasted amazing! And after we were done making pizza's and while it was still hot they put a lamb roast in and cooked it up. Yep, have to get one of these.  Here is a pic I took of Madison and their son Jackson about to make their pizza's.

Anyway onto the cards!

I got the idea for the first card from THIS one which I saw on Pinterest. I just decided to add some layers and more colour to some of mine. The tree is a digital stamp from Hero Arts which I bought online from Two Peas in a Bucket and I added the sentiment in Word. These were honestly so quick to put together!

This next one is a total case from a card that I had seen done by Debbie Olson last Christmas. I had saved the idea but never got around to getting it done before. I omitted the stitching on mine just to save on time (so I could make a few) and went with more traditional xmas colours.  I also tried them with different coloured ribbons. Personally I think I prefer the more muted tones of the kraft seam binding rather than the red. And it's a great way to use up all of that patterned paper I seem to be hoarding.

And now I think I will head back to the craft cave and see if I can't find my own mojo and get some more cards done.

06 October 2012

Bizzy Becs October Challenge

Hi There Everyone and WELCOME to another Bizzy Bec's Challenge.
  The Challenge for the month of October is..
"Things with Wings"
... theme by DT Kelly.
The prize for the winner of this challenge is this adorable Whimsy Wee Stamp called
 Summer Fairy

 Bizzy Becs has a great range of these stamps available for purchase and pre-order.. HERE.
And here is my card. 

Supplies: I have used an adorable Magnolia image and coloured her with Copic Markers. The background paper is from a Bo Bonny 6x6 paper pad and I thought it suited the bee theme perfectly. I finished it off by adding some glitter to her wings and antennae. I printed the sentiment using the computer.

05 October 2012

Just Add Ink #138 - Colour Challenge

Hello blogging friends!  It's time for another challenge over at Just Add Ink and this week we are using one of the new colours from SU! as our inspiration. Of course if you don't have the exact same colour you can substitute with something similar :)

Here is the colour combo for this week.

And here is my card.

Be sure to visit the JAI blog and check out what the girls have done with this colour challenge, the projects this week are gorgeous!

Happy Stamping :)