Saturday, January 31, 2009

UStamp - Icecream Card

I am participating again in UStamp which has many fantastic ideas using Stampin' Up products. This card I made especially for Lynette's birthday that is today. I gave it to her this morning so I can now post it on here, as I know she checks out my blog regularly. Hi Lynette, keep cool and enjoy your's 40C+ here in Adelaide for the 4th day in a row and looks like it will be above 38C for the next week. Lucky the airconditioner is working well and hopefully the fires stay away here in the Adelaide Hills, the water bombers are located here at Woodside and were up in the air before attending a fire at Lenswood but looks like this is out now.

Stamp Set: Wanted, Congrats
Ink: Versamark, River Rock
Card: Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Soft Sky, Bayou Blue, Light Blue, Bright Blue, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Gold Brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1 1/4" Square Punch

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sketch Saturday #35 & Inspiration Challenge #3

I thought I would participate in a challenge instead of watching the television as the Aussies are not going so well against South Africia in the Cricket match at Adelaide Oval on this public holiday of Australia Day.

Instead of one challenge I have decided to combine two with the Sketch Saturday #35 and Makeesha Byl's Inspiration Challenge #3.

Stamp Set: Botanical Blooms, Lots of Thoughts
Ink: Rose Red, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Card: Whisper White, Rose Red, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Accessories: Blue Bayou Double-Stitched Ribbon, Small Tag Punch, Large Tag Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

I was a very lucky winner..

Wow!! Look what arrived in my mail box on Friday a beautiful selection of Stampin' Up ribbons which I look forward to having some time in the coming weeks to use. The lovely and very generous Leonie Hegarty had some blog candy up for grabs on her blog and I was the lucky winner. Leonie also enclosed one of her handcrafted cards utilising the Live Your Dreams stamp set. (I hope I have included the right description for her card, if I am wrong please accept my apologies.)

Stamp Set: Live Your Dreams
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Card: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Confetti White, Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper-piercing Tool, White Gel Pen

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mojo Monday #69

This could be my last card and challenge for a while now as I go back to work on Wednesday (and celebrate my birthday on Tuesday). This afternoon I completed the Mojo Monday and used one of the stamp sets I have had for a long time (well when I was first introduced to stamps in April last year) but have also had a little trouble coordinating it but over the last two weeks I have really enjoyed utilising it.

PS Now I have taken the photo and upload on here I have noticed that one of the roses has moved and is not straight, oh well, I have change the card but can not be bothered taking another photo.

Stamp Set: Wild Rose
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Card: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Accessories: 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sketch Saturday #33

Yes, it's another day and another challenge to complete, today it was another first, the Sketch Saturday, I thought I'd better get this one done before Saturday comes around again. I have used one of my new "free" stamp sets, Botanical Blooms which I received on Monday. Oh, I love to receive my Stampin' Up orders and it was great to received the freebies when you purchase other goodies. Thanks Jayne for coordinating my order and for providing me such good service.

Stamp Set: Botanical Blooms, Short and Sweet
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi
Card: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red Deisgner Series Paper
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kristina Werner Design Colour Inspiration #38

I am really enjoying these challenges so I made time in between the housework to participate in Kristina's Colour inspiration. I hope you all have been enjoying my cards over the last couple of weeks. I love to receive your feedback, so please leave a comment it does not have to always be positive as any suggestions of improvement would be greatly appreciated.

Stamp Set: Tarty and Tangy, Lots of Thoughts
Ink: Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie
Card: Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Small Oval Punch

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stampin' Addition Weekly Layout Challenge

Nerine each week now has a layout challenge and since I am still on holidays I am taking the opportunity to participate in lots of challenges, I have more on my list but have only had time for one today.

Everyone has been talking about Valentine's Day and I have decided to make one using all the stamp set that I have that have hearts in them. I chose to use the traditional red and white colours but I am really not happy with the finished card as I think it is too busy (too many hearts, but that means lots of love).

Stamp Set: Always, Polka Dot Punches, Short and Sweet
Ink: Real Red
Card: Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch

Monday, January 12, 2009

Makeesha Sketch Challenge

It's hotting up here in Adelaide today, but 41 tomorrow that's hot! I wanted to do another challenge today. After spending the day looking at how dry the lower lakes at Milang and Clayton were and so depressing it is for the people living in such a terrible situation. So to cheer me up this evening I got out the stamps and completed this whilst enjoying the airconditioned comfort of my lounge room (not the normal craft room, but that does not have the cooling). This is another first for me, oh I have loved being on holidays to have the time to fit these challenges in as usually the cut off has been before I even discover them. Thanks to Makeesha Byl for this sketch challenge, and I look forward to making more in the coming months ahead.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms
Ink: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Card: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Bail Breeze Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Blue Rhinestone Brad, Green Rhinestone Brad

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mel's Weekly Challenge #4

I think I am now "Challenge Out" with another one completed, this one is from Mel Hanlon. Its was a three in one - colour, technique and accessory, so I really had to think about it. I have used the Wild Rose stamp set which is the only flower one I currently have as my stamping friend has borrowed a selection from me at the moment (Lynette look forward to seeing some cards soon).

Colour - Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Technique - I stuffed this right up it was suppose to be the Kissing technique as I have check out other entries but I thought it just ment any technique oh well, Two Step Stamping (with the stamp-a-ma-jig)
Accessory - 3 D Dimensionals

Stamp Set: Wild Rose, Seaworthy
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Card: Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch

Kristina Werner Design Colour Inspiration #37

Today, I decided to spend a little time making a card. I have had this stamp set for many months now and have not used it so I thought I would try it out with Kristina Werner's Colour Challenge. I am really enjoying having the time to fit in these challenges while I am on annual leave. I am on holidays until 21 January so I might get in a few more next week.

I took a trip yesterday to the beautiful Barossa Valley and enjoyed some great food but as I was driving I did keep away from the fantastic South Australian wines (oh well, there is always next time).

Stamp Set: Wanted, Circle of Friendship
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card: Old Olive, Soft Sky (in Australia we don't have Baja Breeze), Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1" Double-Stitched Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Circle Scallop Punch

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mojo Monday 68 (The Rejected One)

Here is the other version, that I really did not like, but I will post it to see which one you prefer.

Stamp Set: Seaworthy, Short & Sweet
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Dark Purple
Accessories: Black Ribbon, 1/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

Mojo Monday 68

Since I am on holidays at the moment I have been checking out some of my favourite blog sites and have discovered Mojo Monday which is a sketch challenge.

I have completed two designs as I did not really like the first one, below is the one I really like but I will post the Seaworthy one in a new post at a later date.

Stamp Set: Reason to Smile, Short and Sweet
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Card: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Light Grey Textured, Darker Grey Textured
Accessories: Silver Brads, Silver Label Holder, Pale Pink Ribbon, Pink Flower with a Green Bow at the Back, Scallop Edge Punch

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Stampin' Addiction Weekly Layout Challenge

Thanks to Nerine for a layout challenge and for your daily updates which have started in the New Year on your blog as this was an inspiration for me to get out the stamps today. I again used the Eastern Blooms stamp set as I thought it would fit the design. I decide to use some bright colours that I don't usually use.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms
Ink: Pink Passion, Elegant Eggplant
Card: Whisper White, Pink Passion, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Eastern Blooms

Here is another card using my new stamp set, Eastern Blooms with the matching designer series papers.

I look forward to making some more cards in the next couple of weeks as I am on holidays, I had to work yesterday and today. I am looking after my nephew next week and working a few odd mornings to tidy up the mail so I am not inundated with paperwork when I return on the 21st January which is the day after my birthday.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms, Short and Sweet
Ink: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Card: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

Thursday, January 1, 2009

More Fun with Kristina Werner Design Colour Inspiration #36

I wanted to use my new Flower Fusions which I also was given for Christmas (thanks again dad)and since I had out the colours for Kristina challenge, I made another one using the felt flowers as they matched the colours perfectly.

Stamp Set: Seaworthy
Ink: Rose Red
Card: Rose Red Designer Series Paper, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Rose Red Flower Fusion, Old Green Flower Fusion, Silver Brads (I did not have any white or pink ones)

Kristina Werner Design Colour Inspiration #36

This is the first time that I have completed one of Kristina's Challenges as I don't normally have time during the week, however I am on holidays at the moment so I have given it a go with a new stamp set, Eastern Blooms which I got for Christmas.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms, Short and Sweet
Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Card: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Rose Red 1" Double-Stitched Ribbon, Circle Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch