Saturday, November 29, 2008

Makeesha's Colour Challenge

Here is this weeks challenge from Makeesha. If you feel like playing along, you can find all the details here. The colours were close to cocoa, groovy guava, soft sky & very vanilla.

Stamps: Lovely as a tree & occasional greeting
Card: Very vanilla, groovy guava, close to cocoa & soft sky
Ink: Soft sky, close to cocoa (& marker)
Accessories: Groovy guava dbl stitch ribbon, large oval punch, 1" circle punch, slot punch, fiskars 'threading water' punch, bone scorer

Thursday, November 27, 2008

K Werner CIC #32

Another wonderful colour challenge from Kristina. This week the colours are:

Riding hood red (real red), sahara sand (or metalic paper), whisper white and very vanilla

This picture and colours just inspired me to make another christmas card (my stock is not as good as I thought. oops!). This photo is from Crate & Barrel.

Here is my card for this week. Yes, this is the same alpha set I used last week because it is a loaner from a friend, so I am making the most of it while I have it (thanks Sue).

Stamps: Big deal alphabet & rough edges mini alphabet
Card: Real red, whisper white, very vanilla & PTI gold shimmer
Ink: Real red & encore gold
Accessories: Wide real red grosgrain ribbon & word window punch

Monday, November 24, 2008

Makeesha'a Sketch Challenge

Just a quickie today (it's cleaning day!). Here is my card for Keesh's sketch challenge. I cased the colours and part of the layout from our current SU! catalogue.

Stamps: Short and Sweet, frames with a flourish, rough texture jumbo wheel
Card: Blue bayou, soft sky, real red & very vanilla
Ink: Real red & blue bayou
Accessories: Spiral punch, paper snips

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Beate's WSC #67

... and here is Beate's sketch challenge ...

Stamps: Brocade basics, occasional greetings
Ink: Broovy guava, always artichoke & old olive
Card: Always artichoke, old olive, whisper white & groovy guava, always artichoke marker
Accessories: Stickles, word window punch, large oval punch, scallop punch, paper snips

TECC #43

I have had a very productive weekend (with my stamping that is LOL!). The weather here in Melboutne has been like winter again (and we are only about 10 days from summer! what's with that!). Anyway, here is my card for Taylor's cupcake challenge:

Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes & PTI polkadot basics
Card: Whisper white, blue bayou & soft sky
Ink: Soft sky, blue bayou, black stazon, regal rose marker & rose red marker
Accessories: Rhinestone brads, scallop punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, lrge oval, soft sky & blue bayou dble stitich ribbon

Thursday, November 20, 2008

K Werner CIC #31

Wow! these colours were mentally challenging to say the least. I actually enjoyed working with elegant eggplant for one of Kristina's other challenges, but found these colours together quite hard. The colours this week are:

Elegant eggplant, close to cocoa, pumpkin pie, so safftron & whisper white.

Stamps: Big deal alphabet & expressive flexible phrases
Card: Elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie, whisper white & so safftron DSP
Ink: Elegant eggplant marker, close to cocoa & so safftron
Accessories: Wide so saffron twill ribbon

Monday, November 17, 2008

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge

For some reason this challenge really stumped me, so I finally thought that I might try a christmas card and just use the colours from the inspiration photo ....

You can see Makeesha's samples here.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Card: Whisper white, blue bayou, sahara sand & sof sky
Ink: Sahara sand, blue bayou, soft sky
Accessories: Soft sky dbl stitch ribbon, stickles

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Beate's WSC # 66

Time for another sketch challenge ...

... sorry for the crooked photo LOL!

Stamps: Pretty princess
Card: Kraft, regal rose, so saffron & old olive
Paper: Georgia peach
Ink: Regal rose
Accessories: Wide regal rose ribbon, rhinestone brads, scollap punch, 1 3/8 circle punch

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

KWerner CIC #30

Here is my card for this weeks colour challenge from Kristina:

Stamps: Painted posies (retired)
Card: Whisper white, old olive & sahara sand
Ink: old olive & sahara sand
Accessories: Marvy square scollap punch, wide old olive grosgrain ribbon, bone scorer

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Melbourne Regionals Nov' 2008

We had our regionals here in Melbourne last Saturday. I had never been to any Stampin' Up! event before, so it was all new to me. It was full of inspirational talks and wows! by some very talented demos (woo hoo! Jenni). We even had 'make & takes' to do. Lunch was provided and I recieved some fantastic swaps from some very talented ladies.

Here are the swaps that I made:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Beate's WSC #65 & Makeesha's Colour Challenge

Another 2 for 1 deal. I have used Beate's weekend sketch challenge for Makeesha's Colour challenge. Here is the sketch ....

And the colours for Makeesha's challenge are: Chocolate chip, regal rose, certainly celery and very vanilla

Stamps: Live your dream
Card: Very vanilla, certainly celery, chocolate chip & regal rose
Ink: Regal rose (marker), certainly celery (marker) & chocolate chip
Accessories: corner rounder, circle template creative memories, stickles
PS: sorry about photo (sun wouldn't come out)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

K Werner CIC #29

Hi everyone
Sorry for the slack blogging, but it is cup week here in Melbourne, which means the kids are at home (mine anyway) for 4 days. If you had a flutter on the horses, I hope you won! I haven't yet, but today is 'Ladies Day' at Flemmington so I might put a bet on today (maybe). Having said that, my oldest is home sick with spots all over his body, so it is off to the doctors later this morning.
Anyway, getting back to business, here is the card for Kristina's Colour Challenge this week ...

OMG! these colours were really hard to work with (elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie, taken with teal, baja breeze & whisper white). I am not too unhappy with the result, but would never have put these colours together.
Stamps: Brocade basics & warm words
Card: Elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie & whisper white
Ink: Taken with teal, elegant eggplant (marker), pumpkin pie (+marker)
Accessories: Paper piercer & template, stickles, dimensionals & paper snips