Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hi y'all,

Just popping in quickly to share a card with you. My girlfriend turned **** this month, and because she is a papercraft addict, our instructions were to make our birthday cards ourselves (no cards bought from a shop!) ... needless to say, I had to really do something special AND of course I had to use kraft (my favourite neutral), HAD to use polka dots (Sue's favourite). I was very happy with the way this card turned out and was going to use it in this month's PTI Blog Hop (but missed it because of the different time zones LOL! maybe next month). You will have to excuse my fingers in some of the photos, acetate is quite difficult to photograph.

You might not be able to see, but I stamped the flowers in versamark on the front, inside and back.

Stamps: Friends til the end (PTI), Birthday basics (PTI), Trademarks (PTI)

Card: Kraft (of course), basic black

Ink: Black stazon, versamark

Accessories: Swiss dot black ribbon (PTI), black brads, Kaiser rhinestones

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge 17

Wow! I can't even imagine what it would be like to move from one side of a country to the other, but that is what Makeesha has done. She has moved from Perth to Cairns, and I am sure it won't take long for them to settle in. (It might take a bit longer to get used to the humidity LOL!).

Here is another 'Inkspiration Colour Challenge' with very yummy colours ....

Stamps: Everyday button bits (PTI), Polka dot basics (PTI)

Card: Kraft, very vanilla, so saffron & chocolate chip DSP, chocolate chip

Ink: Chocolate chip, versamark, so saffron

Accessories: Melon berry vintage buttons (PTI), so saffron wide twill (SU!), fiskars scallop scissors

Red Hearts

This is my card for the 'Red Hearts' Challenge over on CAARDvarks blog. Thought I might put it in the 'Moxie Fab' Start to Finish Challenge as well.

Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes (SU!), Everyday button bits (PTI), Birthday basics (PTI), Frames with a flourish (SU!), Around and about sentiments (PTI)

Card: Kraft, pink pirouette, whisper white, 'candy lane' DSP

Ink: Ridinghood red, pink pirouette

Accessories: Striped grosgrain ribbon (SU!), stickles, scallop edge scissors

Thursday, January 21, 2010

{two} for one

Another Fabulous sketch from Karon Giron again this week. I thought I would combine it with the 'Embellish' Stripes Colour Challenge.

Stamps: Everyday button bits (PTI), Bithday basics (PTI)

Card: Kraft, chocolate chip, very vanilla, chocolate DSP

Ink: Chocolate chip

Accessories: Vintage buttons (PTI), Fiskars border punch, paper piercer, plum twin ribbon (PTI)

Monday, January 11, 2010

{two} for one

Hi Peeps,

It is soooo HOT here today (44*C - 111 *F). Apparently this heat will continue for a few more days yet ... anyway, I managed to find some time to play along with 2 challenges today. The first one is Stacey's 'Curtain Call Act 12' , and the also with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:

Stamps: Bitty baby blessings (PTI), Fancy flourishes (PTI), Polka dot basics II (PTI), Mega mixed messages (PTI)

Card: Pretty in pink, rose red DSP

Ink: Chocolate chip, pretty in pink, rose red

Accessories: Chocolate swiss dot ribbon

Sunday, January 10, 2010

KWerner CIC #57

Yay! Kristina's is back with a 'one off'' Colour Inspiration Challenge. And boy, was it a challenge! If you would like to play along, go HERE....

Stamps: Everyday button bits (PTI), Trendy trees (SU!)
Card: Ruby red, cameo coral, so saffron, more mustard and whisper white and 'sweet slumber' DSP
Ink: Black stazon, ruby red, more mustard, so safftron
Accessories: Wide so saffron twil, cream rustic twine, word window punch, clear button

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Raspberry Suite CC 21

Hello, hello

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Melbourne, and my mojo seems to be returning. Nothing like a few challenge to get the mojo flowing again. Anyway, I have studied Dawn's video on tying bows and mine doesn't look too bad. Thanks Dawn! Here is the inspiration photo for the 'Raspberry Suite CC' -

My inspiration for the flowers on the card came from Nicole Heady. I punched or cut the flowers, then stamped and sponged the edges, I destressed the edges with my scissors and then mounted them on dimensionals and put the brad through the middle of each one.

Stamps: Everyday button bits (PTI)

Card: Soft sky, barely banana, very vanilla

Ink: Barely banana, yoyo yellow, chocolate chip

Accessories: Chocolate swiss dot ribbon (PTI), brads, dimensionals, 1/2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Embellish Challenge - Hearts

Hi everyone, hope you all had a lovely Chrismtas and New Year. I have been away from mid-December until just before the New Year. I am hoping to blog a little bit more regularly now that all the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over (fingers crossed).

Today I have quickly done a card for Embellish Magazine - Colour challenge with Hearts. It is very simple, but I hope you like it .... to join in the fun go HERE.

Stamps: A happy heart (SU!), Damask designs (PTI)
Ink: Black stazon, real red and pink passion
Card: Whisper white
Accessories: Scorer, paper snips, dimensionals