28 January 2016

Seize The Birthday Sketch Challenge

Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
Thanks to everyone who played last time.

Our "Toppings" option this time is...

A Sketch






Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

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

The choice is yours!




I used some hot pink and gold for my card this week, featuring stamps, dies and paper from My Favorite Things. 



Just Add Ink Challenge #296 - Just Add Nature



Hi friends :)

It's time for a fun challenge over on the Just Add Ink blog, we are adding a bit of nature to our cards this week!

I decided to use some leaves for my nature card and I created them by using some fun dies from My Favorite Things. I created the backgrounds to the leaves using distress ink and water before overlaying the skeleton of the leaf.  I had so much fun that I did the same card in two different colours. 

I hope you will play along with us this week and I look forward to seeing your creations!







16 January 2016

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Clean & Simple


Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
Our "Toppings" option this time around is...
"Clean and Simple"



Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!


If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!


The choice is yours!







My card this week features a cute little image from My Favourite Things. To create the background I sponged some yellow ink through a grid stencil, also from My Favorite Things.




14 January 2016

Just Add Ink Challenge #294 - Just Add Something New Blog Hop


At Just Add Ink we always like to start the year off with a blog hop to showcase the first challenge of the year.
This year Rochelle has suggested we all "Just Add Something New". Now I know that won't be hard for the Stampin Up! demonstrators out there as the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotions have started! If you don't have anything new from SU! please join us using whatever new product you have and be sure to let us know what it is.
To make the blog hop extra special the design team have donated new SU! SAB items as prizes to the winner and two honorable mentions participants. Please note, to be eligible, you must create a "NEW" project using "SOMETHING NEW TO YOU" and leave a comment on all the design team blogs, be or become a JAI follower and blog your project exclusively linked to Just Add Ink. Any entrants that link to additional challenges will be disqualified. (The prizes are open to both international and AUS/NZ participants).
We look forward to kicking the year off with a celebration of new crafty goodness and inspiration and hope you will join the challenge with us.
You can begin the blog hop here on my blog or at any of the other design team members blog posts. Just follow the hop by clicking on the back or previous buttons you will find at the bottom of all the design team posts. Or you can start Here at the beginning.

For my card I have used some brand new goodies from My Favorite Things. Thanks to Fedex last week's new release was on my doorstep on Monday .. perfect timing for this challenge! This gorgeous stamp set is called Sketched Blooms and was so fun to colour using distress inks. I have also used the new wonky stitched rectangle dies.


If you didn't come from Kim's blog you can go back and visit her post by clicking below.


http://kimsstampingspot.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/jai-294-just-add-something-new-blog-hop.html

Next on the blog hop is Shona, just click on the link below to visit her site.

http://twinearound.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/just-add-ink-challenge-294-blog-hop.html

13 January 2016

Waffle Flower 'Potted' - for The Scrapbook Store

I love the gorgeous new Waffle Flower stamps available over at The Scrapbook Store.  This stamp set is called ‘Potted’ and is particularly fun to colour using my Copic markers.

Waffleflower Potted
Waffleflower Potted closeup
Copic colours used:
YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG41
BG09, BG53, BG57,
G000, G00, G20, G24, G28
RV000, RV10, RV55, RV66
E08, E21, E37, E97,
W00, W0, W1, W3, W5