Thursday, July 30, 2009

Marelle's Challenge

Marelle's challenge this month was to use 'non' christmas stamps for a christmas card. I cheated a little bit and used the 'hangy' thing from 'Tree trimmings', but otherwise everything else was non-christmassy (don't you just love words we make up LOL!).

I also used the Sketch Challenge from SCS (SC239).





Stamps: SU! Thoughts and Prayer, SU! Best yet

Card: Kraft, ridinghood red, kiwi kiss and very vanilla, 'bella rose' DSP

Ink: Kiwi kiss and ridinghood red

Accessories: Silver brads

Tools: Oval scallop punch, large oval punch, 1/2" & 1/4" circle punch, stamp-a-majig, paper piercer

Making Memories Giveaways

CHA is happening right now over in Orlando, and to celebrate 'Making Memories' are doing lots of giveaways. For your chance to win go HERE.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Curtain Call CC {Act 1}


As you can see from the wonderful inspiration photo above, Stacey Schafer has re-invented her colour challenge. It is now 'Curtain Call Colour Challenge', and she will be able to use anything and everything for inspiration. This is not the only change that has occured over on Stacey's blog, she also has a brand new layout for her blog which looks FABULOUS!!

Anyway, onto my card ... I have used one of our new sets from our spring mini 'Tree trimmings'. which will be available 01 August, along with lots of other new goodies. Be sure to check it out!

The sketch for this card came from SCS 'Clean & Simple' 25.



Stamps: SU! Tree trimmings
Card: Whisper white textured, night of navy and not quite navy
Ink: Versamark, night of navy and not quite navy
Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon, white embossing powder
Tools: Fiskars threading water punch, stamp-a-majig, paper snips

Thursday, July 23, 2009

{two} for one



Woohoo! Another {two} challenges done, and before the deadline. This card is for my MIL's birthday tomorrow and I have used Karen Giron's SSSC27 along with Makeesha's Inkspiration Colour Challenge. You can't see in the photo, but I have used stickles on the background and on the flowers. This is also one of the new stamps from the new SU! Spring mini which will be available from the 1st of August.

Karen's Sketch:



Inkpiration Colours: Rose red, mellow moss, always artichoke and very vanilla






Stamps: SU! Soft summer, PTI Damask designs
Card: Rose red, very vanilla, mellow moss and always artichoke
Ink: Rose red, always artichoke and mellow moss
Accessories: Stickles
Tools: Nesties (thankyou Sue), Bigshot, Fiskars threading water punch, paper snips, stamp-a-majig


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge #12


Ok, i'm getting there. This is my 2nd post for today with Dawn's Raspberry Suite CC. If you would like to play along, go HERE.
The colours I have used are:
Very vanilla, certainly celery, pink passion and purely pomegranate

Stamps: SU! Brocade basics {retired}, PTI Damask designs
Ink: Certainly celery, purely pomegranate and pink passion
Card: Very vanilla, certainly celery
Accessories: Silver brads, PTI Raspberry fizz vintage buttons
Tools: Paper snips, 1/4" circle punch, sponge

KWerner CIC #56


I am determined to get a whole lot of challenges done this weekend to make up for my lack of posts lately. So sit back and enjoy!

The colours I have used for Kristina's challenge this week are:

Ridinghood red, pumpkin pie, so saffron, certainly celery, pacific point and whisper white




Stamps: PTI Around and about, PTI Background basics: retro and SU! Trendy trees
Ink: Pacific point, certainly celery, so saffron, pumpkin pie and ridinghood red
Card: Pacific point {textured}, whisper white, certainly celery
Accessories: Kiwi kiss corderoy brad, ridinghood red striped ribbon
Tools: Paper snips, corner rounder

Friday, July 10, 2009

{two} for one

I was not sure about these colours when I first saw them, but they really work! I have combined Stacey's Jewelry Colour Inspiration Challenge and Mojo Monday Sketch. Feel free to play along ...






Stamps: PTI Wise Owl, PTI Polka dot basics, PTI around and about, SU! Cheap talk and 'Always in Bloom' wheel
Card: Perfect plum, very vanilla, really rust and more mustard
Ink: Really rust, more mustard, perfect plum, black stazon
Accessories: Stickles, PTI plum pudding swiss dot satin ribbon
Tools: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, paper snips

Monday, July 6, 2009

Traveller's Inspiration Challenge: {one}



I was so exited when I found that Tina {Travelingmama} has started a wonderful new challenge using holiday snaps from everybody! The first inspiration photo is one of Tina's, and wow! aren't these shoes just gorgeous!

The colours I have used are:

Real red, pink passion, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise, whisper white and kraft






Stamps: PTI Background basics - Retro
Ink: Real red, kiwi kiss, pink passion, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise, versamark
Card: Kraft & whisper white
Accessories: White gel pen, stickles, hero arts butterfly template

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge #11


I'm sort of back. We are all home from hospital after spending nearly a week going back and forth to the 'childrens' hospital'. A bit daunting a first, but every day we are getting better. My 'Big Man' will have the external frame on for about 8 weeks.

I have missed Dawn's last 2 challenges and I was not happy about it, so made sure I found time for this one. Here is my card:

The colours I have used are:

Pink passion, real red, wild wasabi, going gray, basic black and whisper white

It was definitely a challenge, but that's why we play along LOL! If you would like to play along, go HERE.





Stamps: PTI Damask designs
Ink: Real red, basic black
Card: Going gray, basic black, pink passion and whisper white
Accessories: PTI Rasberry Fizz button, twine, black brads
Tools: Scallop edge punch