Sunday, March 29, 2009

Charisma Cardz - Challenge 12

I don't get to stamp a lot at the moment too busy having a social life but I did want to participate in something so have completed a card for the Charisma Cardz, Challenge 12 - My favourite Things, well my favourite item are ribbons. I just love ribbons and look forward to ordering some of the new ones out of the new catalogue.

Stamp Set: Botanical Blooms, Lots of Thoughts
Ink: Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Card: Whisper White, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Rose Red 1" Double-Stitched Ribbon, Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bodacious Bouquet

I have used one of the stamp sets, Bodacious Bouquet, that I purchased to help out the Victorian Bushfires. I used a design that I got from Andrea Lowlock who sent me a card quiet some time ago now. It was very easy to make and so quick which is unusal for me as I usually take hours to complete a card.

Stamp Set: Bodacious Bouquet
Ink: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky
Card: Whisper White Instructions:
I have had a few enquiries about how to create this card. I am not a demonstrator, so I don't have the time to make up instructions, however I did create another card as I already had posted this one off. Here goes start with a piece of whisper white cardstock 15 cm x 30 cm (A4 wide) and then just stamp randomly starting high on the right hand side and slowly going down to the left hand side in a bit of a straight line, then fill in the rest, leaving a white space to write in (which I forget to do in the one just completed). Cut around the images leaving you the stamped area and no white cardstock. Fold your card then in thirds and stamp on the back of the middle third. I find it really easy they only take me about 10-15 minutes to complete and wow that is very quick for me.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge #10

Last weeks Charisma Cardz challenge was on Pretty Cards (or Pretty Cards for Mum) and this week it is for "something for the guys" so I have created a couple of cards very similiar as they use the split negative technique.

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Short and Sweet
Ink: Black, Whisper White
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Brown
Accessories: Small Oval Punch

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Short and Sweet
Ink: Black, Whisper White
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Brown
Accessories: Styled Silver Label Holder, Caramel Gingham Ribbon

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Makeesha Byl Inspiration Challenge #5

I love to participate in challenges and I completed another one of Makeesha Byl's Inspiration Challenge I did not include the certainly celery as I did not see it clearly in the photograph.

Stamp Set: Polka Dot Punches, Baroque Motifs, Short and Sweet
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Card: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Accessories: Soft Sky Double-Stitched Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Paper-piercing Tool

Mojo Monday #77

It's a cool day in Adelaide so I decide to make a card today, this time participating in the Mojo Monday challenge. No stamping today, just cutting and embellishments.

Card: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Whisper White, Rose Red Designer Series Paper, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Old Olive Flower Fusion, Orange and Blue Brad

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Charisma Cardz - Challenge 9

After some blog hopping a little earlier, I found another challenge blog, Charisma Cardz and therefore created a card for this one Challenge 9 which was Pretty Cards/Pretty Cards for Mum.

Stamp Set: Wild Rose
Ink: Rose Red
Card: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Rose Red Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Rose Satin 1" Ribbon

Saturday, March 7, 2009

UStamp Card Swap

I have never participated in a card swap before but UStamp ran one for the first time last month which I participated in. I was luck enough to have one of the organisers Dawn Rapsas from the United States of America as my partner. You had to send three full cards but I received so much more...eight full cards plus 2 A5 pieces of cardstock each of the new incolours with a selection of ribbons and felt flowers.