Saturday, January 31, 2009

Makeesha's Sketch Challenge #2

I was on a bit of a roll last night, even though we are in the middle of a heat wave here in Melbourne, and last night we experienced our first power blackout between 1830-2030. But I didn't have huge plans for today (just relaxing - because it is still HOT!), I was able to stay up a bit later (1 am).
Anyway, back to business. Here is my second card for Makeesha's sketch challenge (scroll down for my previous one). As you can tell, this is my 'boy' card.

Stamps: SU! Congrats, SU! polka dot punches & PTI wise owl
Card: SU! Maine Bluberry DSP, bashful blue, not quite navy, whisper white & old olive
Ink: Old olive, bashful blue, night of navy
Accessories: SU! Wide dble stitch ribbon, twine, paper snips, sponge + dauber

Makeesha's Sketch Challenge

This is my first card for Makeesha's sketch challenge this week. I have a few babies arriving in the next couple of months, so I thought I will get a couple of cards done.
Both the sets that I have used you can get free during our 'Sale-a-Bration' promotion with Stampin up! for details go here.

Stamps: Congrats & Polka Dot Punches
Ink: Pretty in pink, regal rose (marker), rose red (marker)
Card: Rose red, pretty in pink, whisper white, regal rose & georgia peach DSP
Accessories: Wide regal rose grosgrain ribbon, pink taffeta ribbon, 1/2 sml pearl, stickles, sponge

Friday, January 30, 2009

From Newcastle

Hi everyone,
Just sharing some pics from our recent trip up to Newcastle. We went to the beach (Caves Beach) every morning. It was hot and sunny (just like I remembered - I haven't lived in Newcastle for over 20 years ... ). I miss the beaches the most, & family.

L - R Liam (4), Ruby(almost 5), Mackenzie(5), Tom(7) & Calum (7). Mine are Liam and Calum.

It was Ruby's 5th birthday just a couple of days after we left, so I made this card for her .....

Stamps: Pick a petal, whimsical alphabet, so swirly wheel

Card: Pixie pink, pink passion, whisper white

Ink: Pixie pink, pink passion, prettin in pink

Accessories: Fiskars threading water punch, rhinestone brad

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy 90th Birthday!


I have just spent the last week in Newcastle celebrating my Nan's 90th birthday. It's nice to be able to catch up with people that you don't see very often anymore. Anyway, here is Nan's card that I made (I wasn't going to use this one, but ran out of time and mojo to make another one.)

Stamps: Pick a petal, warmest regards, brocade basics

Ink: Ruby red, groovy guava

Card: River rock, ruby red, ginger blossom DSP

Accessories: MM Slice, rhinestone brads, paper snips

Monday, January 26, 2009

Butterfly Award

WOW! I have been nominated by the lovely Sara for the 'Butterfly Award'. I feel very humble, so thankyou Sara. And sorry that it has taken me a while to respond. I have been away VFR (visiting friends & relatives) in the sunny, hot and don't forget humid town of Newcastle (NSW Australia).

The idea of this award is to pass it along to ten others, as follows:

1. Post the award logo on your blog.
2. Add the link to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate ten other blogs and post their links as well.
4. Let those people know that they received the award.

OK, so here is the link to Sara's blog.

Here are my 10 inspirational blogs:

Sue Kohler
Karen Giron
Sam (Ryemilan)
Jo (from UK) :)
Jenny (from UK)
Jayne Mercer
Karen Thomas

Let me tell you, it was really hard to stop at 10 with all the inspirational blogs that I visit.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

KWerner CIC #38

Fantastic colours again for Kristina's Colour Inspiration. If you want to play just click here.

Pumpkin pie, ruby red, pretty in pink and whisper white

This inspiration picture this week came from here (in a round about way).

My inspiration for this little guy came from Nicole Heady (Papertreyink) here.

Stamps: PTI 'wise owl'
Card: Ruby red, whisper white, pretty in ping & pumpkin pie
Ink: Ruby red, basic black & close to cocoa
Accessories: Fiskars 'threading water' punch, SU! striped grosgrain ribbon, black brads, paper snips, SU! slot punch, dimensionals & paper snips

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Makeesha's Sketch Challenge

Here is another card using 'pick a petal'. It seems to be my 'flavour of the month' stamp set at the moment. Here I have used it for Makeesha's sketch challenge which you can see/play here.

I started this card with the flower and built it up from there. And these are definitely NOT my usual colours.
Stamps: SU! pick a petsl. SU! jumbo 'so swirly' wheel & PTI polka dot basics, SU! best yet
Card: Whisper white, basic black
Ink: Yoyo yellow (+marker) & basic black (+marker)
Accessories: Crimper, paper snips, 1/2" circle punch, rhinewtone brad, stickles, dimensionals

Friday, January 9, 2009

KWerner CIC#37

It is that time of the week again. Kristina's colour inspiration challenge. Absolutely gorgeous colours this week:
Chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, old olive and cool caribbean (baja breeze substitute)
OK, this photo came from Robyn's desk at Kristina's work. I always have a look at the link (, and this site has some fabbo stuff (you should have a look!), my favourite was 'life organisation' (nearly everybody needs this!).

... and I have had this set (SU! pick a petal for yonks), and have not been inspired to use it at all. I have lent it to lots of friends (well, maybe 2) and when I get it back, I just put it back on the shelf. Not this week, I have used it for a birthday card for my Nan (who will be turning 90 this month - go NAN!), and this challenge. Hope you like it ....
Stamps: SU! Pick a petal, PTI polka dot basics and warm words
Card: Cool caribbean, whisper white
Ink: Chocolate chip, old olive, pumpkin pie and cool caribbean
Accessories: Crimper, wide chocolate chip ribbon, stampamajig and paper snips

Thursday, January 1, 2009

K Werner CIC #36

LOVE this colour combo! so I have created 2 cards ...

Stamps: PTI wise owl & polka dot basics
Ink: Rose red, pretty in pink & basic black
Card: Whisper white, old olive & pretty in pink
Accessories: Taffeta ribbon, white gel pen, scallop edge punch, corner rounder

Stamps: SU Brocade basics, PTI polka dot basics, Short and sweet
Card: Old olive, pretty in pink, whisper white
Ink: Rose red, pretty in pink, old olive
Accessories: Wide double stitch ribbon, half pearls