28 February 2014

Just Add Ink Challenge #204 - Colour Challenge

Hello peeps!

Sorry this is late, I had my post scheduled but had the date wrong. No wonder it wasn't there!

Anyway, this week we have a fun colour challenge for you over at Just Add Ink.

To create my card I stamped the pistachio pudding cardstock with a darkroom door background stamp using pistachio pudding ink.  I then stamped the greeting in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. 

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Greeting and background stamp from Darkroom door.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: Gold embossing powder, string, glitter adhesive spray

23 February 2014

Let's Make Some Waves!

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! It is almost Sunday afternoon here now and I feel like the weekend has just whizzed right by. I did manage to get into my craft room a little this weekend and play with some of the new MFT release goodies and thought I would share this card with you.

How cute is this little sailor girl?

Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Ink: Summer Starfruit by Stampin' Up!
Other: Glossy accents, Copic markers.

22 February 2014

My Favorite Things Card Sketch #164

Hello friends!  So glad the weekend is here and I will finally have time to play with all of the new goodies I received this week from My Favorite Things! I thought playing along with their current sketch would be a great start and so last night I whipped up this card.

I love that this sketch design is so versatile!

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Dies: My Favorite Things, Stampin' Up!, Nestabilities
Paper: Kaiser, cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Other: Rhinestones and stitching.

21 February 2014

Just Add Ink #203 - Sketch Challenge

It's time for a sketch challenge this week over at Just Add Ink! And this week's sketch was designed by Design Team Member Paula.

Here is the card I created using this sketch.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted stamps.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Patterned paper by Bo Bunny.
Others: Dies: My Favorite Things, Stampin' Up!

17 February 2014

A fitting final resting place.

Yesterday we put the ashes of our gorgeous Lucy in her final resting place. We chose her favourite spot in the new garden and planted a lovely Frangipani tree in her honour.

The company we used to do Lucy's cremation was Lawnswood Pet Cremations in Perth, and they also provided us with the plaque (which we kept very simple, with just her name). They did such a wonderful job and were so lovely do deal with, very caring and compassionate. I would totally recommend this company to any of my friends.

14 February 2014

Time for a little love ...

Happy Valentine's Day!

And welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!

And speaking of LOVE....

Our "Toppings" option this time is


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

This challenge gave me a great chance to ink up my new heart balloon and banner stamps from My Favorite Things.

Stamps & Dies: My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: String

Just Add Ink Challenge #202 - Just Add Stripes

Hello peeps!! It's Friday and that means one thing ... well two things if you include that the weekend is just around the corner. But it also means that it is time for another challenge over at Just Add Ink!   This week the challenge is to use stripes on your project.

I chose to use some pretty striped paper on my card this week.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Paper: Kaiser Craft
Other: Seam binding by Stampin' Up!, charm, Kaiser pearls, Nestabilities.

07 February 2014

A sad, sad day.

It is with a very heavy heart that I type this post.  Last night we had to make the horrible decision to end the life of our beautiful 12 year old 'baby' Lucy.  
It was so sudden and we are all still in a state of shock and devastation.  

Our pets really are part of our families and when we lose them a little piece of our heart goes with them.  So I wanted to share this photo of my beautiful girl in memory of the most wonderful dog and much loved part of our family.

RIP beautiful girl
30 July 2002 - 6 February 2014

Just Add Ink #201 Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome to this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink. This week we have a gorgeous colour challenge to get you inspired!

For this card I got to ink up some of my new goodies from My Favorite things and get the Copic markers out for some colouring fun.

Stamps & Dies: My Favourite Things
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: Copic Markers, stitching, crystal effects (used on the little windows)

05 February 2014

Dynamic Duo's #88

Here is a very simple card that I made using this week's gorgeous colours over at Dynamic Duo's.  I also used the previous sketch from Mojo Monday for the layout. I was going to mount it onto a couple more layers but decided to leave it more clean and simple.

For some reason the red looks so bright in my photo, and you can't see the embossed detail on it either.
This is actually Real Red & Island Indigo!

Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things
Cardstock and Ink: Stampin' Up
Other: Ribbon by SU! rhinestones from Kaiser

02 February 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #205

Here is a little (and I mean that literally, it is a notecard) project I made for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge this week.  I needed a little gift card to send off to somebody and this sketch worked perfectly!

Paper: Kaiser
Dies: My Favorite Things 'Hello', banner by Papertrey Ink.
Other: Stitching, candy dots by Stampin' Up!