Thursday, October 29, 2009

Embellish 'the Cure Colour Challenge w/ Bling



It has taken a little while to get this challenge done, so after 3 attempts, here is my card. I even took the long way around with the grey patterned paper by cutting striped dp at an angle and sticking it back together in the zig zag pattern. If you would like to play along go HERE.




Stamsp: Damask designs (PTI)
Card: Pink pirouette, gray and regal rose dp, regal rose
Ink: Going gray, pink pirouette
Accessories: Hibiscus twill ribbon, rustic twine, vintage button, scallop edge punch, rhinestones

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Raspberry Suite CC 18

This is my second card for Dawn's challenge .... and .... I might put this one in for the Moxie Fab 'Ruffle' Challange too. I definitely looove this flourish set from PTI, seriously.


Stamps: Fancy flourishes (PTI), Everyday button bits (PTI)
Card: Kraft, chocolate chip, afternoon tea DSP (retired)
Ink: Wild wasabi, chocolate chip
Accessories: Cream rustic twine, raspberry fizz vintage button, wide dble stitched grosgrain ribbon, spiral punch, corner rounder

Baby Shower ....

When I saw M's sketch, I thought it would be perfect for a baby shower card that I needed for this weekend. Of course I did flip the sketch and the colours I used were from Dawn's colour challenge. Feel free to play along .... you will find the links on my sidebar under challenges.





Stamps: Scattered showers (PTI)
Card: Kraft, very vanilla, chocolate chip, wild wasabi and chocolate chip DSP
Ink: Chocolate chip, pink passion
Accessories: Rustic twine (dyed pink passion), scallop edge punch

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Birthday Wishes ...

WooHoo! I'm on a roll ... actually I really needed some cards this week for birthdays, and am sick of having to do them last minute .. So here is my 2nd card for Makeesha's challenge ... if you would like to play along, go HERE.







Stamps: Pick a petal (SU!), LIve like you mean it (SU!), Oval all (SU!)
Card: Sahara sand (textured), ridinghood red, whisper white and sweet slumber DSP
Ink: Sahara sand, so saffron, versamark and black stazon
Accessories: Ridinghood red striped ribbon, white emboss powder, oval scallop punch, large oval punch

A flourish Birthday ...

Recently, I was asked to do a 40th card for a friend. If is for a lady, and I am not too sure about these colours (my husband was a bit neh?, but my girlfriend loved it). Frankly, I don't think you can make a bad card using this set ('Fancy flourishes') from PTI.






Stamps: Fancy flourishes (PTI), Everyday button bits (PTI), Polka dot basics II (PTI)

Card: Parisian breeze (DSP), chocolate chip, kraft (again), baja breeze and whisper white

Ink: Chocolate chip and baja breeze

Accessories: MM Slice, scallop edge punch, vintage buttons, rustic twine, chocolate twill ribbon, sponge


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge 14

It has been forever since I have been able to do one of Keesh's challenges, what with missong mojo and Calum's broken leg (which is definitely on the mend now!). So here is the sketch ...

... and here is my card ...


Stamps: Fancy flourishes (PTI), Lots of thoughts (SU!), A happy heard (SU!)
Ink: Close to cocoa, riding hood red
Card: Pink pirouette, close to cocoa, very vanilla, candy lane (DSP)
Accessories: Chocolate twill ribbon, pink button, rustic twine, paper snips, dimensionals

Monday, October 5, 2009

Papertrey Ink Challenge {Australia}

Ok, this is my third and final post for today. I found that the more I crafted on the weekend the easier it became. When Nichole posted the final destination for the challenges over at PTI, I knew that I would have to do this one. The only problem was that I really didn't have any 'Australiana' stamps (I really didn't think that I would ever use them LOL!). Anyway, I rushed down to my local craft shop (Lindcraft), and found this kangaroo/aboriginal stamp that I thought would be just perfect.







Stamps: Karngaroo (kaisercraft), Background basics: Retro (PTI), Polka dot basics

Card: Kraft, very vanilla and chocolate chip

Ink: Ruby red, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip and vintage cream

Accessories: Marvy scallop square punch

Papertrey Ink Challenge {Japan}

This card was inspired by 'Japan'. I have been lucky enough to have spent time in Japan when my sister and BIL lived there, way back in the early 90's. I especially remember cherry blossom season. It was so beautiful.



Stamps: Eastern blooms (SU!), Oval all (SU!)

Card: Kraft, very vanilla, certainly celery and pretty in pink

Ink: Certainly celery (marker), regal rose, pretty in pink (marker)

Accessories: Liquid pearls, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, scallop edge punch


Raspberry Suite CC #17



I explained to my DH that it was 'World card making day' this weekend, so I would be spending a bit of time in the studio making cards for challenges and such....and he just laughed and said "isn't every day card making day".... It is nice that he understands LOL!

Here is my card for Dawn's Colour Challenge. To play along go HERE.



Stamps: Merry and Bright Additions (PTI), Around and about sentiments (PTI)
Card: Kraft, very vanilla, real read
Ink: Chocolate chip, baja breeze, versamark
Accessories: Chocolate twill ribbon, kraft tags, rustic twine

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day

Papertray Ink are celebrating 'World card making day with a couple of challenge. I hope to get them all done (fingers crossed). Inspiration for the 4 challenges comes from different parts of the world. This card is inspired by Mexico. I loved all the bright colours on their clothes, rugs, tapestries. Go HERE to play along ...






Stamps: Guide lines (PTI), Lots of thoughts (SU - retired)

Card: Kraft (of course LOL!), tempting turquoise, yoyo yello, whisper white

Ink: Yoyo yellow, real red, tempting turquoise, only orange and green galore

Accessories: Real red wide grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Embellish: Circle Card Colour Challenge


WooHoo! time for another 'Embellish' challenge.



Stamps: Friends til the end (PTI)
Card: Whisper white, kiwi kiss, baja breeze
Ink: Chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, baja breeze and craft white
Accessories: Vintage buttons (PTI), rustic twine (PTI)