31 January 2013

Just Add Ink #151 - Any Shape

This week we have such a fun challenge over at Just Add Ink -  we are making shaped cards .. any shape you like! Be sure to check out all of the gorgeous creations from the DT this week.

I made a cute little apron shaped card for my project. I found the template HERE.

Stamps: There She Goes Clear Stamps
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up!
Other: Ribbon, lace, buttons, stitching.

30 January 2013

Clean & Simple Cardmaking 2 - Day 2

Here is another card from the online card class, this time featuring a faux water colouring technique shown by Jennifer McGuire.

I didn't have any Inktense watercolours so just used my regular Derwent watercolour pencils, so the colour wasn't as vivid as I would have liked.  I added the hearts with a pen and went over them with liquid pearls in Onyx.

Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Watercolour paper
Other: Derwent Watercolour pencils, Ranger liquid pearls in Onyx

Clean & Simple Card Making 2 - Day 1

For the first time ever, I am doing an online card class through Onlinecardclasses.com and after only two days of lessons I have already picked up some great little tips and tried a couple of new techniques.

I thought I would share the three cards I did for my 'homework' for Day 1. I am still playing catch up as the classes come online quite late at night here in Australia due to the time difference and I have had to work during the day .. this work thing is really is cramping my play time!

For my first card I have combined the sketch from Julie Ebersole with the die cut masking technique shown by Jennifer McGuire.

Cardstock: Quill
Stamps: Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in crushed olive.
Other: Washi tape, Framelits die by Stampin' Up!, linen impressions plate by PTI

My second card was done using spray mists and masking as shown by Kristina Werner. I never had any masks so I used some laced cardstock that I have had in my stash for a long time. I used a blue glimmer mist to spray my mask, and it looks a lot more shimmery than it does in the photo.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink.
Cardstock: White Quill CS, Marina Mist CS by SU!
Ink: Black pigment ink
Other: Nestabilities circle die, PTI double ended banners die, blue glimmer mist, clear embossing powder.

And my final card was based on a sketch from the sample by Amber Kemp-Gerstel. Again using a masking technique.   I started by stamping the branch from an old SU! stamp set, and then cut a circle from cardstock and used that as a mask to add the circles to my tree.

Stamps: Stamping Up! (branch), Greeting by PTI, circles by PTI.
Ink: Chocolate chip, purely pomegranate and old olive by SU!
Other: Linen impressions plate by PTI

28 January 2013

Hello Friend

Hi there! I hope that you have had a lovely Australia Day long weekend. The weather here was perfect so we had a bit of a party on Australia Day which carried on to the next day when the last guests left at 3pm. I am only just getting caught up with my housework now and hope to spend at least a little time this afternoon in my craft room.

I do know that my friends and family in Queensland have not been so lucky, with severe storms and flooding in many areas.  I hope that those of you living in those areas are all safe and sound!

The reason I popped in today was to quickly share a card with you that I made for the Bizzy Becs Online Store Blog.  

Other: Copic Markers, Notebook die by PTI, stitching.

24 January 2013

Just Add Ink #150 Sketch Challenge

It's challenge day again over at Just Add Ink and this week we have our first Sketch Challenge for 2013. We hope you will play along with us, just pop back to the blog and update your project using the link below.

Here is the sketch.

And here is my card. I have used the blackboard technique to create the focal panel on my card today.

Cardstock & DSP: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sentiment by American Crafts, other patterned stamp by PTI.
Other: White ribbon, stitching, white embossing powder, versamark ink pad.

22 January 2013

Sparkly Rainbows

Here is a card I made just for the fun of it. I have had this rainbow die by MFT for a while now but just had not got around to using it. And of course I had to cover it in pretty glitter, so it is very sparkly in real life :)

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Stamps and Dies: Papertrey Ink
Other: Martha Stewart ultra fine glitter

Sieze The Birthday #2 - Masculine

This challenge blog 'Sieze The Birthday' is pretty new, and I just stumbled across it while looking around this week and thought I would play along.  You get to use the same sketch twice, once on a feminine card and once on a masculine card. I only found it in time to make the masculine card this time.

This is the sketch.

And here is my card.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!, DSP: Pink Paislee
Stamps: Stampin' Up and Papertrey Ink
Other: Brads

Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL224

It's been a while since I played along in some sketch challenge but last night I managed to get on a bit of a roll and made 6 cards! This was one of them, for this weeks sketch over at Clean & Simple Stamping.

This is the sketch.

And here is my card.

DSP: Doodlebug Designs
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Dies: Papertrey Ink (Banner) and flower by My Favorite Things, stitching, pearls.

18 January 2013

Just Add Ink #149 - Big Shot Blog Hop



you should have come here from chantell's page but if you didn't and want to start from the beginning just pop back to the just add ink blog and start WITH MAE AND THEN carry ON A BLOG HOP AROUND THE DESIGN TEAM.  if you've already done that then the next blog after mine is patrice's.

The challenge of course this week is to use the Big Shot or any diecut machine on your card, scrapbooking page or box/project etc. 

And here's what I made using the Top Note die from Stampin' Up. I just added a simple box and created a cute little gift box that could be used for all sorts of fun treats or goodies.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock/DSP: All from Stampin' Up! 
Dies: Top Note Die from Stampin Up, label dies from papertrey Ink.
Other: Brads, seam binding by SU!

Thanks for visiting, and just click on the Big shot badge to go to the next blog.

12 January 2013

Just Add Ink: 2012 - A Year In Review

Are you missing the weekly challenges over at Just Add Ink?  It's only another couple of weeks until we start up again!

In the meantime, you might like to take a look at the Just Add Ink Design Team's personal favourites, chosen from our own creations in 2012.  Lots of variety, and talent, to check out!

Next week we will have a Big Shot Blog Hop .... wait until you see the great ideas the team have come up with.  So stay tuned!

For my project for the Year in Review, I couldn't pick a favourite card so I decided to go back and look at my first project for 2012 ... which wasn't a card at all but a layout!  Just CLICK here to check it out.

Happy Stamping!

06 January 2013

Blog Candy from Vivi

Good morning!

Just doing my bit in sharing a link to some blog candy I know you will love :)  Vivi Casale has just joined Lori Boyd's amazing Design Team and to celebrate she is giving away a $20 gift voucher to Lori's online store.

And you have to be in it to win it right?  So just click on the box below to visit Vivi's blog and be in the chance to win.   Good luck!

05 January 2013

Bizzy Becs January Challenge - Fun In The Sun

January Challenge.. Fun in the Sun

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year  and WELCOME to 2013

and some fabulous NEW Challenges  planned over at Bizzy Bec's.

The Challenge to kick off the year  is..

"FUN in the SUN".... theme by DT gal Suzanne

The prize for this month is a 


donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store......

Bizzy Bec's has Memory Box Dies in stock as well as there is a Pre-Order for NEW Memory Box Dies arriving soon...

And here is my card.  I have used one of the gorgeous card kits from Bizzy Becs store, as the colours looked very summery and 'Hawaiian' to me which prompted me to use the Aloha greeting. The digi image is also from Bec's store and was coloured using Copic markers.

Supplies (all from Bizzy Becs Online Store).

Digi Stamp: Daisy with a drink, Greeting was printed on the computer.

Cardstock/Paper: Bizzy Becs Card Kit #5
Embellishments: All came from the Card Kit #5
Other: Copic Markers, stitching.