31 May 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #88 - Card 2

And here is my second card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I have flipped the sketch on it's side for this card and used the blackboard technique for my main sentiment panel.

Sentiment Stamp: Stamp It
Paper: Kaiser Summer Breeze 6x6 pad, Vanilla and black cardstock by SU!
Other: Stitching, white embossing powder, scallop border punch by SU!

Freshly Made Sketches #88 - Card 1

After a couple of weeks away and having been struggling to find any creativeness at all lately I finally stepped into my craft room last night (after a thorough tidy-up!) and made a couple of cards for this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I thought I would start off with something simple and this sketch was perfect.  I have used it in different ways on both of my cards. This is the sketch.

Here is my first card. I have used versamark with embossing powder for the sentiment, heart and border which gives the whole card a nice sparkly look.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: Dies by My Favorite Things, toffee apple red embossing powder, clear polysparkle embossing powder, versamark ink, scalloped border punch by SU!

28 May 2013

Just Add Ink Challenge #166 - Colour Challenge

Hello friends!  So sorry that this post is very very late. But I have just returned from 10 days in Brisbane visiting family and attending the Stampin' Up! convention with my lovely JAI friends.

Here is a pic of all of us with the beautiful Shelli Gardner of Stampin' Up!

The convention was wonderful and I can honestly say I haven't laughed that much in a very long time. It really was a much needed break and I must admit, it is hard getting back into my usual daily routine.

So while I was gone, we had a new colour challenge over at Just Add Ink.  Here are the gorgeous colours:

And here is my card.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Paper/Cardstock: Stampin' Up! 
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Other: Twine, rhinestones, stitching

And you have until Wednesday 29th May to play along in this challenge, so I do hope you will join us!

10 May 2013

Just Add Ink Challenge #165 - Just Add Woodgrain

This past week has flown by me in a haze of sickness. I was knocked down by a bad head cold combined with a horrid sinus infection so not much has been done this week! I am only just starting to feel better and am hoping to be 100% before I head off to Brisbane next Friday.

Thankfully I managed to get this card done for the Just Add Ink challenge before I became too unwell. This week the challenge is to 'Just Add Woodgrain'. This means you could use woodgrain stamps, embossing folders, paper .. anything that includes a woodgrain type pattern. Have fun with it!

I chose to use a woodgrain paper by Kaiser, which I also embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder from Sizzix. Here is my card.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Stampin' Up, Patterned Paper by Kaiser
Other: Bow dienamic by My Favorite Things, Copic Markers, stitching

05 May 2013

Bizzy Becs May Challenge

Hi Everyone! It't time for another Bizzy Bec's Challenge.

This month we have the challenge  theme of  "PURPLE"and add some BLING to your creation
(theme by DT girl Sally)

We also have a Fantastic prize on offer once again donated by Bec from Bizzy Bec's Online Store.

Tri Boss Embossing folder -  Ticket Stubs.
If you would like the chance to win this fantastic prize then get your entry in.

And here is my card.  I have used a cute Magnolia image, coloured with Copic Markers.

Magnolia Stamp - Bizzy Becs
Paper/Cardstock: Purple and yellow cardstock, DSP is from my stash and is several years old (don't know who makes it!)
Other: Yellow ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones , Copic Markers

03 May 2013

Just Add Ink Challenge #164 - Sketch Challenge

Hello friends!

I hope you have all had a good week and have a fun weekend planned!  I have been knocked down by a bad head cold and sinus infection so now I have to miss out on a few fun things we had planned for this weekend. Especially bummed since hubby just got back from a month overseas for work on Wednesday night.

But I realise that there are people that have it far worse than me out there, so I am just going to put on my big girl panties and get on with it ;)

Starting with sharing my card for this week's great sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink.  This was such a fun one! Here is the sketch.

And here is my card.

Stamp: Penny Black
Cardstock/DSP: All from Stampin' Up!
Other: Nestabilities, sewing machine, 1.5" square punch, lace from Kaiser.

I hope you are feeling inspired to play along this week, I would love to see what you can create with this great sketch. And it would be perfect for a Scrapbooking layout too, don't you think?

Happy stamping.