Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Makeesha's Sketch Challenge #5

I needed to make a card for my Nan. I am trying to keep up to date on my birthday list. So I used Mekeesha's Sketch challenge for this one. If you would like to play along go here.

Stamps: Warmest regards (retired) & Live you dream
Card: Soft sky, chocolate chip, whisper white & 'afternoon tea' DSP
Ink: Wild wasabi & chocolate chip
Accessories: Brads
Tools: Fiskars 'threading water' punch, sponge
(All products used are Stampin' Up!)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ryley's Birthday

My son is off to a birthday party today. Here is the card I made...

Stamps: Whimsical Alphabet (retired), crazy for cupcakes
Card: So saffron, chocolate chip, kraft & very vanilla, chocolate chip & so saffron DSP and notenook DSP
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Brads, wide grosgrain ribbon
(All products used are Stampin' Up!)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

KWerner CIC #42

These colours were difinitely a challenge for me. It took me lots of trial and error to come up with something. Not sure I am happy with the end result, but I was running out of time.

The colours this week are:

More mustard, really rust, whisper white & old olive
If you would like to play along go here to Kristina's blog.

Stamps: Frames with a flourish, eastern blooms & birthday best
Card: Whisper white, more mustard & really rust
Ink: Old olive, really rust & more mustard
Accessories: Stickles & wide old olive grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Scallop border punch, scallop circle punch

(All products used are Stampin' Up!)

Monday, February 16, 2009


Just thought I would show you this card using Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration sets. They are free when you purchase $100 worth of Stampin' Up! product (which, let's face it, it is not hard to do!).

Hope you like it ....

Sorry, this is not a very good photo. I will try and replace it tomorrow when the sun is out.

Stamps: Congrats & Polka Dot Punches
Card: More mustard, very vanilla & so saffron
Ink: More mustard and so saffron
Accessories: 1/2 cream pearls, stickles, wide so saffron ribbon
Tools: Scallop border punch, flower punch, slot punch

Edit: I have replaced the original photos.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Baby Ashley

Last friday (6th Feb), by brother and sister-in-law had a new baby girl called:

Ashley Elizabeth Adams

Here is the card that I have made for them -

Stamps: Whimsical alphabet, friendly flowers and everything baby, jumbo so swirly
Card: Pretty in pink, rose red & whisper white
Ink: Rose red (+marker), regal rose & pretty in pink
Accessories: Paper snips, stickles, brads, wide dbl stitched grosgrain ribbon

Friday, February 13, 2009

KWerener CIC #41

I have been suffering from a bit of a creative dry spell. But, I always look forward to Kristina's Colour Inspiration Challenge. The colours this week are:

Real red (riding hood red), basic black, basic gray & whisper white

Stamps: Occasional Greetings (SU!), guide lines (PTI)
Card: Whisper white, real red, basic black
Ink: Real red & basic gray
Accessories: Real red wide grosgrain ribbon, clear buttons, linen thread, 1" circle punch, slot punch

Wise Owl

I hear you...not another owl card! sorry,but truely I love this little guy.

Stamps: SU! Friendly flowers, PTI wise owl, SU! so swirly jumbo wheel
Card: Cool Caribbean, pumpkin pie, whisper white & certainly celery
Ink: Basic black, cool caribbean
Accessories: Paper snips, clear buttons, twine, stickles, brads, dimensionals

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bushfire Appeal...

Being Australian, it seems that bushfires are a very natural occurance in our summer months. But we are being told by the authorities that some of these recent fires were deliberately lit. I totally don't understand how anyone could do this, especially on one of the hottest day ever recorded.

Everyone has rallied to support those people whoes lives have been devastated by these fires. including Stampin' Up!. They are offering the following special:

From 12 February through 31 March 2009, Stampin’ Up! will donate 50 percent of the retail value of all sales from a select group of 10 stamp sets to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal.

Here is a list of the Bushfire Appeal sets:

Stamp Set Item Number Page Number in Catalogue Retail Price


112312 105 48.95 AUD/57.95 NZD

Seeing Spots

108909 89 29.95 AUD /35.95 NZD

Baroque Motifs

112380 98 39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD

Live Your Dream

114261 3
(Summer Mini Catalogue)
55.95 AUD /66/95 NZD

Looks Like Spring*

108864 76 58.95 AUD /68.95 NZD

The Snowflake Spot*

108934 27 39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD

Bodacious Boquet*

108756 80 58.95 AUD /68.95 NZD

Polka Dots & Paisley*

110247 46 35.95 AUD /42.95 NZD

G’day Mate*

111973 115 35.95 AUD /42.95 NZD

Be Happy*

108744 51 39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD

*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal–while supplies last.

Monday, February 9, 2009

From Healsville ...

Well, as you are probably aware, we have had the most horrific weekend here in Victoria (Austrlia). Our fair state has been ravaged by bushfires. Lives have been lost and towns have been destroyed. Fortunately or unfortunately, my husband and myself (& a group of good friends) went away for the weekend to (of all places) Healsville. We were going for a concert by Simply Red (and other artists) at one of the wineries just near Healsville.

We were very fortunate that the fires did not come through Healsville while we were there, BUT they came very close, as you can see by these pictures:

All of these pictures were taken from just outside our room.
These fires are still raging through country Victoria and my heart goes out to all those people afftected.
I hope you all don't mind me sharing this with you.
Ange :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

KWerner CIC # 40

Just a quick one today for Kristina's CIC. When I saw these colours, I thought OMG! what am I going to do with these, so I just sort of just threw ideas together ....
Colours: More mustard, so saffron, taken with teal, old olive & whisper white

Stamps: Friendly flowers, short & sweet, brocade basics
Card: So safftron, taken with teal, more mustard & whisper white
Ink: Old olive, so saffron, more mustard & taken with teal (+marker)
Tools: Slice, paper snips
Accessories: Sponge, stickles, crimper

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


This challenge is for Karen Giron's SSSC (Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge). I love all of Karen's designs, and this sketch was a lot of fun!

Stamps: So swirly jumbo wheel, pick a petal, short & sweet, PTI polka dot basics
Card: Certainly celery, blue bayou, soft sky & whisper white
Ink: Blue bayou, certainly celery & soft sky
Accessories: 1/2 pearls (lrg & sml), stickles, paper snips, 1/2" circle punch

This is a matching box that I got from Makeesha 'MIM' a couple of weeks ago:

Monday, February 2, 2009

TECC #53

Sorry, no cupcakes today. Just another owl. Not sure about this card??? I love the stamp set, I love the paper & the colour combo. Just not happy with the way it turned out (never mind, I am posting it anyway LOL!).

So, this is for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge:

Stamps: PTI Wise owl
Card: Wild wasabi, groovy guava, whisper white, chocolate chip & 'afternoon tea' DSP
Ink: Chocolate chip, groovy guava
Accessories: Brads, sponge dauber, paper snips, cropadile, dimensionals