Saturday, May 30, 2009

Alisa Tilsner Colour Challenge #14

It's a beautiful sunny day in Adelaide, and here is a card inspired by Alisa Tilsner's Colour Challenge nice and bright colours and I used my new Upsy Daisy stamp set for the first time, I think I have just about tried all my new sets now! I have so many more on the wish list but I will have to wait until I have saved some more money.

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy, Fresh Cuts
Ink: Rose Red, VersaMark
Card: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Pastels

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sketch Saturday #52

After being inspirated from Marelle Taylor's Catalogue Challenge I decided to use the same colours and stamp set for the Sketch Saturday challenge. I don't think it is a nice as the 6" x 6" size, I do struggle more with the 12" x 12" scrapbooking pages as I think the smaller one is more like making a card. (The photo is of me feeding an elephant at Australia Zoo during a trip to Queensland in September 2008 which was the highlight of my trip, even more exciting than seeing the Irwins - Terri, Bob and Bindi.)

Stamp Set: Wild about You
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon

Monday, May 25, 2009

thINKspot Catalogue Challenge

Another day off, so I thought I'd do a little stamping, I tried out another one of my new stamp sets, Wild about You in Marelle Taylor thINKspot Catalogue Challenge which is a cased project from the Ideas Book and Catalogue, well I don't do a lot of scrapbooking pages so I thought this would give me some inspiration.

Stamp Set: Wild about You
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Card: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Hole Punch

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Echoes of Kindness

This card was inspirated by my participation in UStamp but I changed the design as I did not like the lift up section which you would write your message on so I made it without this section. I really like how it turned out with my new hostess stamp set which I used for the first time.

Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness, Scipt, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Black Stazon, VersaMark, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss
Card: Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Grey
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sketch Saturday #51

It's a Friday and I am not working, I am having a four day break which is just so fantastic as I have been working way too much over the last few weeks. My nephew's birthday is on Sunday so I have made him a card using the Sketch Saturday layout and have included all things Holden as he loves car racing.

Stamp Set: Lots of Thoughts
Ink: Real Red
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #7

I received my new stamp sets this week and wanted to try out the Fifth Avenue Floral one and I wanted to do Keesha's colour challenge but I knew I was going to stuggle as I don't have the Real Rusty ink pad or maker and I only had the Sage Shadow maker so it was really going to test my skills and well I don't think it's one of my best cards but I thought I'd share anyway as I might not get to stamp again to next weekend.

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
Card: Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Whisper White (Sorry Keesha, I have just relised now that I am posting that it should have been very vanilla)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, May 11, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #7

A very quick card completed tonight to participate in Makeesha Byl sketch Challenge. I don't have the in-colour inks yet they should arrive in the next couple of days thanks to Kylie Robinson (have a look at her blog she does some wonderful cards) who I had a catalogue party with due to having to cancel my party in my home at late notice due to work commitments so I had to use the closest match I had.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Card: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Blue Rhinestone Brad, Green Rhinestone Brad

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mojo Monday #85

Happy Mother's Day to all those mothers that read my blog, unfortunately my dearest mother died ten years ago but my prayers and thoughts are always with her up there looking down with my sister at me. I shared a lovely cooked lunch with my dad after we had placed some flowers on my mum's, sister and grandmothers graves. This afternoon after dad left I decided to do some stamping and participate in the Mojo Monday sketch challenge before it closes.

Stamp Set: Oh, So Lovely
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Black StazOn
Card: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Basic Black, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Pretty in Pink 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Look - Blog Candy

Look over at Kellie Winnell blog as she is giving everyone the chance to win this blog look at the wonderful items.

  • AMM Tote-ally Cool! Mini Tote 2
  • 12 Assorted Stampin’ Up! Summer Picnic *retired* 6×6 papers
  • 12 Assorted Stampin’ Up! Pink Flamingo 6×6 papers
  • 1 Magnolia Spring Stamp
  • Sugar Nellie Stamp - Luvvie
  • Prima Flowers - Windsor Roses
  • Mini Display Easel
  • 1 m Stampin’ Up! Double Stitch Groovy Guava Ribbon
  • 1 m Stampin’ Up! Double Stitch Soft Sky Ribbon
  • 1 m Stampin’ Up! Double Stitch River Rock Ribbon
  • 1 m Stampin’ Up! Double Stitch Blue Bayou Ribbon
  • 10 Paper Pink Roses
  • Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration set “Polka Dot Punches” Stamp Set
  • The Soap Dish - Honey and Oats Soap
  • Kaiser Craft Wooden pack of 3
  • Around The Block - Punch and Emboss - Thanks
  • Remember When Chipboard - You Colour My World
  • 1 Handmade Daisy by Sandie

I would love to win this especially as it has one of the Magnolia stamps.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

One Sheet Wonder - Bodacious Bouquet

I made these last Wednesday afternoon and just remembered that I posted it on the UStamp site but not on my here is the one sheet wonder which is a stamped on an A4 white piece of cardstock and then cut up to make these five cards and a box (which unfortunately does not fit my cards as the American cardstock must be a little different to our A4 sheets, oh well I will have to do a few more smaller cards to fill it).

Stamp Set: Bodacious Bouquet, Short and Sweet, Sincere Salutations
Ink: River Rock, Soft Sky, Groovy Gauva, Blue Bayou
Card: Whisper White, River Rock, Soft Sky, Groovy Gauva, Blue Bayou, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper, Holiday Harmony Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Silver Brads, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Antique Brass Ribbon Buckle, River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Silver Label Holder

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Oh, So Lovely

I am again participating in UStamp and this is one of the cards I have completed, I am looking forward to making some more but I don't know when I'll get to stamp next as work is going to be really busy in the next few weeks and I will even be working on Saturday! Yes that's Saturdays, my weekends, oh well it will only be for awhile I hope. The image has been stamped twice as the flowers and leaves are raised on demenisionals, which I don't think comes out in the photo.

Stamp Set: Oh, So Lovely, Warmest Regards
Ink: Black StazOn, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum
Card: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Accessories: Silver Brads