Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Adventure Begins ......

Warning: there are no cards in this post, just some personal stuff. One of the pictures might be a little confronting.

Ok, so this weekend is the beginning of our school holidays here in Victoria. For us they didn't start the best. My oldest son had a playground accident at school on Thursday, and broke his leg. A bit inconvenient you say, but we will cope, just put a cast on .... no, that is not what happened because he broke his femur (bone between knee and hip, largest bone in the body) and it was a spiral fracture that is quite long.

So the doctors decided the best course of action would be an 'external frame with pins going through the skin to the bone (6 to be exact)'.

Here is my 'big man' with his leg in traction before surgery.

Here is a photo after surgery, showing the frame and my 'big man' and my 'little man' lending him support and eating all his goodies.

Needless to say, I won't be doing much stamping any time soon. He is still in hospital and we are not sure when he will be coming home. This frame will be on for about 8 weeks
I will try to do some more updates soon.,,,
Ange :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

KWerner CIC #55 & SSSC #23

It's been a while, but I finally got a chance to do a couple of challenges today. I have combined Kristina's Colour Challenge with Karen's Sketch challenge. You can find direct links to both of these challenges on my side bar.

Stamps: SU! Occasional greetings and jumbo star wheel
Card: Going gray, very vanilla, really rust and more mustard
Ink: More mustard and basic gray
Accessories: Very vanilla wide grosgrain ribbon, small star punch, silver brads, 1/4" circle punch

Monday, June 15, 2009

Moxie Fab Value of Vintage Challenge

Over at Moxie Fab World (hosted by Cath of Paper Crafts Magazine), there is a regular challenge posted with Fab prize giveaways! This challenge is all about recycling vintage items in our designs. I have used an old book that I purchased for $1 at an OP shop. I have taken a page out, stamped, mounted and sponged it for my background on this card.

Stamps: PTI Damask designs
Ink: Close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Card: Kraft, chocolate chip, very vanilla and 'page from old book'
Accessories: Vintage chocolate button (PTI), twine, dimensionals, sponge, glue dots

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Jewelry Colour Inspiration #40

This challenge is all about the jewelry, isn't this piece fabulous? You can find this challenge on Stacey Schafer's blog HERE. And the colours this week are:
Garden green, certainly celery, pretty in pink and whisper white.
My card did not turn out the way I pictured it, and is a bit too busy for me, but here is it anyway...

Stamps: SU! Baroque motifs, frames with a flourish and PTI Mega mixed messages
Card: Whisper white, garden green
Ink: Certainly celery, garden green and pretty in pink
Accessories: Stickles, brads, paper snips, dimensionals, pink taffeta ribbon, pink vintage button (PTI), twine, glue dots

Friday, June 12, 2009

KWerner #54

Wow! These were such fun colours! and perfect for a card for a little 2yr old boy. The colours for Kristina's challenge this week are:

Taken with teal, soft sky, pumpkin pie, green galore and whisper white

If you would like to play along go HERE.

Stamps: SU! Family phrases
Card: Whisper white, pumpkin pie and 'rainbow sherbert' DSP (retired)
Ink: Versamark, green galore
Accessories: White emboss powder, lrge oval punch, twine, clear buttons, MM ovals, chipboard '2' and striped grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Brady's Birthday

Just a quick one today. I made this card for my sons friend in about 1/2 hour (love working under pressure LOL!). Looking at it now, I can see some things that I should have done, but too late now! Love the colour combo tho!

Stamps: SU! Crazy for cupcakes, whimsical alphabet (retired)

Card: Ridinghood red, baja breeze, whisper white and 'Hand drawn' DSP

Ink: Baja breeze, ridinghood red

Accessories: Tab punch, paper snips, baja breeze striped ribbon, dimensionals, tab punch

Friday, June 5, 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge #8

Check out this fabulous inspiration piece from Dawn this week. Yummo! And I just had to use my PTI Damask Designs which just so happens to be a set designed by Dawn. The colours this week are:

Chocolate chip, pink passion, very vanilla & kraft

Stamps: PTI Polka dot basics & Damask designs
Card: Kraft (my fav), chocolate chip, very vanilla & pink passion
Ink: Chocolate chip & pink passion
Accessories: Raspberry fizz vintage buttons, twine, wide grosgrain ribbon
Tools: 1/2" circle punch

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mojo Monday #89

I would love to be able to do the 'Mojo Monday' sketch every week, but lets face it, it just doesn't happen LOL! I have managed to get it done this week by incorporating it into a baby card that I needed to do.

Stamps: SU! Classic stars wheel & Whimsical alphabet (retired), PTI Bitty baby blessings & Mixed mega messages
Card: Kraft, whisper white and baja breeze
Ink: Baja breeze and pacific point
Accessories: Baja breeze striped ribbon, silver brad
Tools: SU! small star punch., paper snips, sponge