Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ramdom stuff ....

Just a couple of cards a friend asked me to do...

This first one is for a kitchen tea. I have done it in the shape of an apron.

Stamps: Best yet (SU!), Fancy flourishes (PTI)

Card: Chocolate chip, baja breeze, parisian breeze DSP

Ink: Chocolate chip, baja breeze

Accessories: Wide grosgrain chocolate chip ribbon, circle scallop punch, CM oval template, 1/2" circle punch

Stamps: Fancy flourishes (PTI)

Card: Basic black, whisper white, Night and day DSP

Ink: Black stazon

Accessories: Black twill ribbon (PTI), slice, spiral punch

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Raspberry Suite CC 19

Ok, I'm back....this card was definitely inspired by the t-shirts. It is a technique call 'embooss resist' (check bottom of post for a quick tutorial). I've been hangin' for another 'Raspberry Suite' challenge and so couldn't wait to play along. I only wish I could get my christmas cards done as quickly LOL!

Stamps: Fancy flourishes (PTI), Star prints (PTI)
Card: Pink pirouette, pink passion, whisper white
Ink: Pink pirouette, soft sky, certainly celery, pink passion, chocolate chip, versamark
Accessories: Zigzag scissors, rhinestones, sponge, heat gun, clear embossing powder

Emboss Resist:

* Sponge different colours onto white/vanilla cardstock
* Stamp image with versamark over sponged cardstock
* Use clear embossong powder and heat emboss
* Sponge chocolate chip over embossed image

Hope these instructions help. This method hasn't always worked for me, but this time it turned out 'not too bad'.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Moxie Fab Challenge {Plum Crazy}

This stamp set from PTI is soooo much fun to play with. I am doing all different colour combos with this set and thought a 'plum' one would fit in with the Moxie Fab Challenge. I took my inspiration from Nichole Heady's blog HERE. You can only just see it, but I have used crystal effects on the pale plum dots. If you would like to play along, go HERE.

Stamps: Tree trimming trio (PTI), Signature christmas (PTI)

Card: Kraft, very vanilla, pale plum

Ink: Elegant eggplant, perfect plum

Accessories: Scallop edge punch, crystal effects, 1/4" circle punch, cm corner rounder, vintage buttons

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Embellish Challenge - Owls

One of my favourite PTI stamps is 'Wise Owl'. I use it a lot! So when 'Embellish Magazine' put up their latest challenge I was all set, sort of LOL! I had just used it to make my sister's birthday card (which I will post later). BUT when I sat down to to the card, nothing came to me. Here is my 'clean & simple' card:

Wise owl (PTI), Polka dot basics II (PTI), Cheap talk (SU!)
Card: Whisper white and chocolate chip
Ink: Certainly celery (+marker), cameo coral (+marker), chocolate chip (+marker)
Accessories: Paper snips, dimensionals, CM corner rounder

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)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Polka Dot Paradise Colour Challenge

I have been following Ashley Newell's blog for some time. She is an amazing artist. This colour challenge is from her new online magazine called 'Embellish'. Check it out HERE and Ashley's personal blog HERE.

This is my third attempt to do this challenge, and even though these are not traditionally 'christmas colours', I thought it turned out ok. I think I will put this in for the 'Moxie Fab Challenge' as well.

Stamps: Merry & bright additions (PTI), Believe (PTI)
Card: Apricot appeal, purley pomegranite, pumpkin pie and very vanilla
Ink: Purely pomegranite, apricot appeal, pumpkin pie and vintage cream
Accessories: Twill tape (SU!), Paris scissors (fiskars)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Baby ...

Stamps: A new little someone (SU - retired), Bitty baby blessings (PTI), Polka dot basics II (PTI)
Card: Kraft, baja breeze, chocolate chip and real red
Ink: Chocolate chip, real red marker
Accessories: Twine (PTI), vintage button (PTI)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Belated Birthday ...

Stamps: Whimsical Alphabet (SU - retired), Polka dot basics (PTI), Around and about sentiments (PTI)
Card: Baja breeze, kiwi kiss, chocolate chip and tangerine tango, kraft
Ink: Kiwi kiss, chocolate chip
Accessories: Vintage buttons (PTI), twine, corner rounder, spiral punch

Sunday, September 20, 2009

... more baby cards ....

Stamps: A new little someone (SU - retired), Polka dot basics II (PTI), Whimsical Alphabet (SU - retired)
Card: Kraft, very vanilla, pink pirouette and regal rose (SU)
Ink: Regal rose, pink pirouette (SU)
Accessories: Threading water border punch (fiskars), pink pirouette striped ribbon (SU), paper snips, CM corner rounder

Stamps: PTI Around and about, Bitty baby blessings
Card: Kraft, real red, SU Notebook DSP
Ink: Tempting turquoise, real red, chocolate chip and real red marker
Accessories: Twine, button, kraft labels, spiral punch

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Moxie Fab Challenge - Classy & Elegant

Way, way out of my comfort zone. I very rarely do 'classy & elegant', but I thought I should at least have a go ....

Stamps: SU! So swirly wheel, PTI Believe

Card: Very vanilla, bravo burgandy

Ink: Versamark, bravo burgandy

Accessories: Burgandy organdy ribbon (retired), large oval and scallop oval punch, clear embossing powder, fisars border punch

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Raspberry Suite CC #16

Ok, so as usual I have left it to the last minute to get my card done for 'Father's Day', which is tomorrow here in Oz. I still have one more to do for Grandpa ...

I have used the colours from Dawn's Challenge for this one (perfect 'boy' colours), to play along, go HERE.

Stamps: SU! All in the family and Occasional greetings, PTI Polka dot basics
Card: Kraft, very vanilla, apricot appeal and chocolate chip
Ink: Chocolate chip (+marker), apricot appeal marker
Accesories: Wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Moxie Fab Challenge - Clean & Graphic

This is my card for the Moxie Fab Challenge 'Clean & Graphic'. The sketch for this card is very similar to my previous post because I didn't read the challenge info correctly and made any old card, when it should have been a 'holiday' card. Cath has 5 challenges at the moment, so if you would like to participate go HERE.

Stamps: Tree trimmings (SU!), Mixed mega messages (PTI)
Card: Kraft, Notebook DSP (SU! retired), very vanilla
Ink: Ridinghood red and kiwi kiss
Accessories: Linen thread, scallop border punch, paper snips, dimensionals, paper piercer

Friday, August 28, 2009

Baby cards ...

I have a few babies arriving and needed some baby cards.

Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings (PTI)
Card: Kraft, Notebook DSP (SU!), Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Border scallop punch, paper snips, dimensionals

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge #15

Stamps: PTI Background basics - retro, PTI Polka dot basics I, PTI Around & about sentiments
Card: Very vanilla, certainly celery, pixie pink and only orange
Ink: Certainly celery, versamark, pixie pink
Accessories: Hibiscus burst ribbon (PTI), linen thread, cream vintage button (PTI)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge {three}

Stamps: PTI Scattered showers
Card: Kraft, ridinghood red, 'candy lane' DSP, very vanilla and pink pirouette
Ink: Close to cocoa, pink pirouette, ridinghood red, chocolate chip
Accessories: Striped ridinghood red ribbon and button, twine
Tools: Paper snips, dimensionals, sponge

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge {two}

WooHoo! 2 down, 3 to go ....

Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessings and Polka Dot Basics, SU! Trendy Trees

Card: Basic Gray, kiwi kiss, whisper white, 'good morning sunshine' DSP

Ink: Kiwi kiss, basic gray

Accessories: Basic gray corderoy brads

Tools: CM oval templates, paper snips, 1/2" circle punch

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge {one}

Verve are having a big release party and there are lots of Fab challenges and lots of giveaways. This is my card for the first sketch challenge. HERE is the thread with all the details. Have fun and enjoy!

Stamps: SU! Friendly flowers (retired), PTI Polka dot basics
Card: Kraft, chocolate chip, pink pirouette and very vanilla
Ink: Pink passion and pink pirouette
Accessories: PTI vintage buttons, stickles
Tools: Paper snips, CM circle templates

Two for {one}

Another quick one today ... this card is for Dawn's 'Raspberry Suite CC' and Karen Giron 'SSSC'. A fabulous sketch and gorgeous colours.

Stamps: PTI Damask designs
Card: Pink passion, perfect plum and purely pomegranate
Ink: Pink passion and perfect plum
Accessories: Twine, PTI cream vintage button, old book
Tools: CM circle template, paper piercer, sponge