Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Little Little One Kristina Challenge!!!

Another week has flown by, and apart from almost chopping my finger off (oh that is a whole other story!!) I've had a good week, busy but good!!! And of course I've managed to sit myself down for another Kristina challenge.

Here is this weeks colour inspiration:-

The colours this week are Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Bordering Blue, Sage Shadow and Certainly Celery.

I've gone a little different this week. It's Jorja's second birthday next Saturday and I want to create a couple of Scrapbook pages of her for the day, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make one... and soooo I did.. You must however forgive me for the photo.. I will take another tomorrow outside, but I didn't want to miss the deadline, so I HAD to take one inside!!!!

Anyway... I've used Perfect Plum as the Base and layered it with some Certainly Celery DSP. The photo is mounted onto a piece of Pale Plum. My flowers are from the Bodacious Bouquet set and I've used Pale Plum then 'Rock and Rolled' the edges in Perfect Plum to give it some depth, the centre flower is stamped in Perfect Plum with a Blue brad in the centre. I used my Big Deal Alphabet and my Simple Serif Alphabet sets for the title which I've stamped in Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum.

So there you have it... My beautiful 'Little Little One' having an OH so RARE moment of stillness... I absolutely ADORE this picture of her. I hope you like it too.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Bodacious Bouquet, Big Deal Alphabet, Simple Serif Alphabet
Card:- Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery DSP, Whisper White
Ink:- Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Brads.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Kristina's Colour Challenge #33

WOW.... it is that time of week again... another Colour Inspriation Challenge set by Kristina. And here is the inspiration picture for this week:-

The colours are Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Whisper White and Certainly Celery. I don't actually have any Taken with Teal so I've substituted it with Tempting Turquoise... I didn't think Kristina would mind!!!

Anyhoo... here is my card:-
I've use Chocolate Chip for the base of the card then put a layer of Certainly Celery DSP along the bottom, which I've Faux Stitched using my paper piercer and White Pen, I've also added some Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon. The circle are Pumpkin Pie (which I've done by cutting two 'Scallop Punches' and joined them together then layered them with a scallop of Tempting Turquoise and a circle of Certainly Celery. The Flower is from the Boho Backgrounds stampset and I've stamped that twice onto Whisper White in Chocolate Chip Ink. The brad in the centre is a silver brad which I've dipped in VersaMark and White Embossing powder and set with my Heat Tool.

The sentiment I've done using whisper white and Chocolate Chip Ink and my Simple Serif Mini Alphabet set.
Here's a little close up of the flower for you.

Anyway, I hope you like it.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Boho Background, Simple Serif Alphabet
Card:- Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DSP
Ink:- Chocolate Chip
Accessories:- Brad, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Wide Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Lachie

Tomorrow is our Godson Lachie's Birthday. We had is party on Saturday and I thought I'd show you all the card I made for him.
Now most of you know that I do indeed struggle to make BOYS cards... apart from the fact that they aren't generally too keen on Pink or Flowers, I just don't seem to be able to come up with as many funky ideas as I can for girls. My group of lovely ladies who attend my SAS nights have also challenged me to come up with a 'Cards for Boys' night, sooooo ladies... here is a sneek peak also of one of the cards that will be on the agenda!!!

I hope you like!!!

Now I'm sure I saw a card similar to this somewhere... but I can't for the life of me remember, so if you know where please let me know so I can link it back!!!!

Anyhoo... for this card I've used the Nursery Necessities Set for the Boat and Short and Sweet for the sentiment. Firstly I used Kraft Card stock as the base and then layered it with some Real Red and Blue Bayou, which I've stamped the bottom of with the star from the Nursery Necessities set and also punched some Jumbo Eylets using my 'Crop-a-dile' ( a nice new toy, which we will play with at our next SAS too!!!). I've added a strip of Whisper White and Bashful Blue and the boat is stamped onto some whisper white white after been inked up with Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Brilliant Blue Ink. It was then layerd on Kraft, Real Red and Bashful Blue Card. The waves were made by tearing some Blue Bayou cardstock and inking the top with my Brilliant Blue Ink Pad. I also used my Piercing Mat and Needle to do some Faux Stitching on the Bashful Blue Layer.

I was quite proud of the BOYS card... not an ounce of Pink or a flower to be seen. hahaha.

Hope you like and I hope Lachie liked it too.



Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Nursery Necessities, Short and Sweet
Card:- Kraft, Real Red, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink:- Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Versa Mark
Accessories:- Crop-a-dile, Jumbo Eyelets, Piercing Mat, Needle, Dimensionals.

Advent Calendar... FINALLY!!!

Hello, Hello!!!!

Well I promised my self last Christmas that I would make myself an Advent Calendar to hang on the wall. Lets just say its been a "Work In Progress" for quite some time.
Well I'm pleased to tell you all that I have finished and it is ready to be hung.... well ready apart from a few MAGNET Issues... which I will rectify tomorrow. Yes, I went to hang it and lets just say the magnets decided not to do their job... so there was a lot of "Clash, Clatter, Clang" going on, some under the breath chatter to myself and a lot of giggling from Shaney!!!!! mmmmm!!!

Soooo... here it is my 'Piece de resistance"!!!

Now.. I can't take full credit for this, as the idea I got from SCS, but I promise I did all the cutting and sticking (even the magnets that aren't sticking!!!!).
I used my Dashing DSP and some Old Olive DSP also for the top band. The Dashing squares are layered on some Chocolate Chip squares also.
I've used my Scallop Punch to punch out, Real Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Scallops which have been layered alternately with cirlces of Real Red, Old Olive and Choc Chip and then circles from the Dashing paper. I didn't have any number stamps so I've used some little wooden numbers that I've coloured using my Chocolate Chip Ink Pad. Then it was basically sticking it all together, which I must admit was the most time consuming part... particularly getting the squares all lined up!!!!!

Anyway I hope you like it, and Bear you should be proud... after all I was only ONE day late!!!! NOw all I have to do is fill the tins with some YUMMY goodies for Shaney and Jorja to indulge in.... Well Ella is too little and I'm probably too slow! hahaha

I've got some more cards to post, so don't go too far.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Big Deal Alphabet, Seasons of Joy
Paper:- Dashing DSP, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink:- Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories:- Crystal Effects, Magnets, Wooden Numbers, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Magnetic Spice Tins.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Colour Challenge #32

Hello Everyone!!!

Amazingly I've managed to make a card for this weeks Colour Inspiration Challenge by the lovely Kristina. Here is the inspiration for this week:-

The colours this week are Riding Hood Red (we don't have this yet so I've used Real Red), Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand (or a metallic).

And here's my card:-

I've used my Season's of Joy set for this challenge.
The base of the card is Very Vanilla then I've added a strip of Real Red, layered with some Whisper White and Very Vanilla. The Stamp is stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White and I've added some 'Faux Metallic' parts to it also and a little bit of Dazzle with some Dazzling Diamonds.
It's a pretty simple card this week, but I'm oh so tired and about to go and feed Ella and ship myself off to bed.

Hope you like the card and I'll be back soon with some more creations.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Seasons of Joy
Card:- Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:- Real Red
Accessories:- Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way Glue Pen.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Scarlett!!


Thought I'd show you the card I made for my cousin Sammy's little girl Scarlett. Scarlett turned ONE on Thursday and is having a 'LadyBird Morning Tea Party' soooo, I thought I'd make her a LadyBird Card.

Happy Birthday Scarlett, hope you had a WONDERFUL day!!!!

So, for this card, I used my NEW toys... my Heat Tool to Clear Emboss the base card stock, firstly I'd stamped it with my Polka Dot Background stamp in Versamark. Then to make the Lady Bird I pulled out my Pick a Petal Stamp Set and stamped the image on Whisper White Card in Real Red then used one of the outline stamps in Basic Black I've also 'Crop-a-diled' the white spots to raise them up. I used my circle punches to create the body. The flower is from the Diecuts from the Spring Mini with a little brad in the centre and the Real Red Layer that the LadyBird is sitting on I've also dry embossed with my 'Crop-a-dile' finally I added a scallop edge in some DSP and a touch of Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon.
Oh and the sentiment at the bottom is from the Short and Sweet stamp set.

I hope Scarlett likes it!!!


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Pick a Petal, Short and Sweet
Card:- Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink:- Real Red, Whisper White, VersaMark
Accessories:- Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain, 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch, 1 inch Circle punch, Crop-a-dile, Corner Rounder, Die cut Flowers (Spring Mini), Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Colour Challenge #30

Hello Again Everyone!!!

I have yet again managed to sit myself down to play along with Kristina's Colour Challenge.
Here is our inspiration piece for this week, and I have to say I LOVE the colour combo this week!!!
The colours this week are Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand and Whisper White.
And here is my Card:-

I got a NEW toy this week from Stampin' Up!... well a couple actually, some embossing powder and a Heat Tool and I've been itching to have a play with them.. so I did with this card.
I've used the Live your Dreams stamp set (available in the new Summer Mini) and stamped the large flower image with my VersaMark Ink onto some Old Olive Card stock then I've used my NEW white embossing powder and then smudged around the image with some Old Olive Ink, to make it stand out a little more, the butterfly is stamped in VersaMark and Dazzled with Diamonds!!!!! Then i've layerd the card Sahara Sand being the base, some DSP (Falls Flowers) and then the flower is layered onto some more Sahara Sand. The scallop is in Sahara Sand with an Old Olive and Whisper White Circle and the image on the circle was stamped in Old Olive for the Butterfly and Sahara Sand for the 'Thanks'. I added a splash of Certainly Celery Ribbon too.

I did have fun with my new toys!!!!!
Hope you like.


Here's everthing I used:-

Stamps:- Live Your Dreams (Summer Mini)
Card:- Sahara Sand Textured Cardstock, Falls Flowers DSP, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:- Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Accessories:- Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain, Dimensionals, VersaMark, Dazzling Diamonds.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Colour Challenge #29

WOW!!! are you amazed... I sure am!!!! Two weeks in a row and I've managed to sit myself down and make a card for the wonderful Kristina's Colour Challenge.
I of course had the 'Beautiful Ella' assisting me, she sat ever so patiently watching me while I made this card... well ok, she actually slept for most of it, but she did approve of the final result!!! hahaha.

Sooo... here is this weeks inspiration and colours:-

The colours were Pacific Point (we don't have this colour here yet, so I used Ballet Blue instead), Taken with Teal, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White.
VERY BOLD colours and I must admit I was a little bit... well ok a BIG BIT scared of this one, but I was DETERMINED to get a card made. And here is what I came up with:-

Sooo, I've used Pumpkin Pie as my card base and then layered some Taken with Teal (well a colour similar to it!!!) and used my 'A Little Bit of Happiness (Level 1 Hostess ) stamp set.
I've coloured the image with Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant and Ballet Blue Pastels using my Blender pens. Then I added a tad of Pumpkin Pie Striped ribbon and popped both layers up on dimensionals, then I used my paper piercer to add a bit of dimension and a border around the image.
The words 'forever friends' is from the Level 1 Hostess Set 'So Many Sayings' and is stamped in Pumpkin Pie, then I added a little butterfly from the 'A Little Bit of Happiness' set too.

So there you have it.... 2 challenges in two weeks... something to celebrate...well for me at the moment anyway... hahaha.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- A Little Bit of Happiness (Level 1 Hostess), So Many Sayings (Level 1 Hostess)
Card:- Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Water Colour Paper
Ink:- Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:- Blender Pens, Pastels, Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer and Mat.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Colour Challenge #28

Now... here's something worth celebrating... YEP I have managed to sit down, amidst the EXTREME lack of sleep (due of course to my BEAUTIFUL Ella!!) and actually participate in Kristina's Colour Challenge for this week... I'm VERY EXCITED!!!!

Here is the inspiration for this week:-
The colours are Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow and Whisper White.

And here is my card:-
I made this card with my 'Pick a Petal' stamp set, which I LOVE and I took my inspiration for the card from this one I'd made a while ago. (Oh and I've just realised that amongst all the excitement of actually sitting down and making a card that I have in fact used Rose Red instead of Ruby Red!!!! Oopps... Please forgive!!!)
Sooooo... the base of the card is Rose Red, with a layer of Sage Shadow and Whisper White. The Petals are stamped in Pumpkin Pie with an overlay of Rose Red and the sentiment is from the Curvy Verses Stamp set and is stamped in Sage Shadow.

This card actually has two purposes... not only is it for Kristina's Challenge but it's now going to be sent to my BEAUTIFUL Friend Leanne... well Just Because!!!!

Hope you like it.


Here everything I used:-

Stamps:- Pick a Petal, Curvy Verses
Paper:- Rose Red, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink:- Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Sage Shadow
Accessories:- Circle Punches.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Beautiful Ella!!!!

Ok!!!! I've been very slack, I know, but it's better late than never... RIGHT!!! hahaha.
Here are a couple pics of my BEAUTIFUL Ella. Oh and one with me in it too... yes I do look a tad tired in it I know... but there are just some things we can't hide...hahaha.

I think she is just GORGEOUS!!!! I can't believe she is ALREADY 3 weeks old.... how time flys... if only it could slow down a bit!!!

Hope you like the pics.
Will be back soon, and hopefully with some beautiful creations for you.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cupcakes and a Book!!!!


Well I'm pleased to say that I FINALLY managed to sit myself down and make a couple of things... still plenty more to come, but at least I've made a start!!!

My friend Tracy had her birthday in September and her daughter Sarah had her 6th Birthday last week so here are a couple of pics of the the little pressie I made for Tracy and the card I made for Sarah.

First up Tracys pressie:-
I made a note book using some Soft Sky Textured cardstock, some wide Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon and some Fall Flowers DSP.
I covered a chipboard letter with some DSP also before layering everything and sticking it all together. These are so simple to create yet make an absolutely GORGEOUS little gift.

And now for Sarah's card... and a little story to go along with it!!!!

I got the idea for this card from here and here . Ive used Chocolate Chip Card as the base which I've stamped with the Circles/Bubbles from the Big Bold Birthday Set, then I've layered some Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink Cardstock and then stamped the cupcake base in Chocolate Chip Ink onto some Whisper White Cardstock together with the 'Make a Wish' sentiment from the same stamp set also stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. The top of the cupcake was 'Rock and Rolled' using Pretty in Pink and then Regal Rose around the edges and the candles were stamped in Choc Chip, coloured with So Safron and then dipped in some Dazzling Diamonds. The ribbon is the very GORGEOUS Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain.

Now for the story to go with the card. I made this card in the morning, wrapped the pressie for Sarah and took the card out to stick on top (which I did) however... I actually FORGOT to write in the card... yep that's right... I gave a birthday card and didn't write in it!!!! How terrible is that... now I'm going to blame that on my current lack of sleep... what else can I blame... well perhaps the Blonde Hair, but we'll go with lack of sleep for now!!!! hahaha.

Hope you like these little items and I'll be back soon with some more things to share.


Here's everything I used:-

Tracy's Book
Stamp Set:- NONE
Card:- Soft Sky Textured Card Stock, Old Olive, Fall Flowers DSP
Accessories:- Chipboard letters, Old Olive Wide Grosgrain, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon

Sarah's Card
Stamps:- Big Bold Birthday
Card:- Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, PRetty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink:- Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I AM STILL Here!!!!!

Hello Everyone!!!!

Just wanted to let you know that I am STILL HERE!!!! Albeit EXTREMELY tired... but that is part and parcel of having a new little darling in the house isn't it... and truth be told I wouldn't change it for anything.
Ella is doing extremely well and is absolutely GORGEOUS... well perhaps I'm a tad biased, but she really is GORGEOUS!!!! Jorja is loving being a big sister... well apart from trying to draw on Ella's head with a Red Crayon yesterday... I guess though if the opportunity is there... well why not take it huh!!!! hahaha.

I will be back in action soon, with some little creations... hopefully much sooner than later... I just need to find some time somewhere in the day to actually sit down and pull out my stamps and get creative... well I'm half way there, I've actually got a stamp set on my desk just waiting to be played with... so perhaps tomorrow I'll get the card and Ink out and we'll be almost there.. hahaha.

So, I'll be back soon.

Take care.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Colour Challenge #24

Here is this weeks Colour Inspiration Challenge set by Kristina. I figured I'd best get in early with this one, given it could be a little while before I get the chance to sit down and make a card... with the arrival of Baby K#2 getting closer and closer...well pretty much any time now!!!! So I'll either have a little person to cuddle, which makes making cards a little bit tricky OR I'll be EXTREMELY sleep deprived... which would make for some very interesting card designs I think... hahaha. Anyway.. back on track, here is the inspiration picture for this week:-

The colours this week were Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss (I used Old Olive) and Very Vanilla.

And here is what I came up with:-

I've used Pumpkin Pie as the base of the card... (Sammy will be PROUD!!!!) and then used my corner rounder punch to make a scallop edge on one side, then I used some Old Olive DSP and scalloped that also before sticking down at the top of the card. I then cut a slit in the the side and used a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock as a band then tied a knot with some delicious Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain (just for something a little bit different really!!!) then I used my Oh So Lovely Stamp set (Hostess Level 1 set) to stamp the image on a Very Vanilla Circle in Old Olive ink and a flower from another Hostess Set (Cause for Celebration) which I attached with a Pewter Brad and popped up on a dimensional. The sentiment is from the So Many Sayings, yep you guessed it another Hostess Set, which I stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink onto some Pumpkin Pie Card stock.

Hope you like it.

Here is everything I used:-

Stamps:- Cause for Celebration (Level 2 Hostess Set), Oh So Lovely (Level 1 Hostess Set), So Many Sayings (Level 1 Hostess Set)
Card:- Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink:- Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:- Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Brad, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, Circle Punch.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Live Your Dreams!!!!

I thought I'd have another take of Keesh's challenge for this week. The Challenge was to case the current cattie for a layout...well this time I actually used the layout we used at the Regionals we had last weekend and used the new stamp set 'Live Your Dreams' which we also received, and will be available in the Summer Mini Catalogue (so keep your eyes open for more details on that one!!!!)

Here is my card:-
This really is a simple layout, and when it's altogether looks gorgeous.
I actually made this for my mum to give to a friend of hers who is leaving Australia for Italy to have medical treatment this week. (I made a little pen holder and covered some pens and a notebook for her and a little Keyring ala Keesh!! too - I'll post those a bit later!!!). So I've used Old Olive Card stock as the base and stamped it with the butterfly from the Stamp set then used the large flower and stamped that in Old Olive for the stems and Soft Sky for the flowers, then I re-stamped the flowers and cut them out added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds ( I'm a little obsessed with Dazzling Diamonds at the moment.. hahaha) and popped them up on some dimensionals. I stamped the little butterfly above the flowers in Really Rust and the sentiment ' A Little Something' is from the Level 1 Hostess set 'So Many Sayings' which I've stamped in Sahara Sand. The top layer of the card is in Soft Sky Cardstock which I've pierced and faux stitched and the bottom layer is a piece of Fall Flowers DSP and a bit of Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon.

Hope you like it.

Here's everything I used:-

Stamps:- Live your Dreams, So Many Sayings (Level 1 Hostess)
Card:- Old Olive, Soft Sky, Confetti White, Fall Flowers DSP
Ink:- Old Olive, Soft Sky, Really Rust, Sahara Sand
Accessories:- Dimensionals, 2 way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Paper Piercing Mat/Needle, White Gel Pen.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pink Boho!!!! With some BLING!!!!

Good Morning!!!!

I'm very proud of myself... I sat myself down last night and made a card for our online Demo's Weekly Challenge, which was set by the lovely Keesh!!! We had to use a layout from the Catty and come up with our own creation. I had heaps of fun making this card, so much so, that I didn't actually realise what the time was... it was indeed well after 11pm... so considering that, I'm even more proud of myself. It also helped to be sitting... helps ease the 'Heart Burn' that BabyK#2 is causing me at the moment!!! hahaha.

Anyway here is a photo of the card I came up with:-

The layout is from page 85 of the current cattie and I've used my Boho Backgrounds stampset to create this.
Being a PINK girl and possibly also due to the impending arrival of Baby K#2 who is also a little PINK person (phew!!) I decided to go with a PINK card... well I can't help myself!!!. Soooo... I've used Pretty in Pink as the base which I've stamped with the 'flowers' from Boho Backgrounds in Pretty in Pink Ink... the card layers are 'Barely Banana (I think), and Mellow Moss and I've added a strip of Regal Rose Ribbon...mmmmm!!!! Then I stamped the large flower/patter from the set in Regal Rose onto some Whisper White and punched out the centre flower then cut it out and dipped it into some Dazzling Diamonds (seems to be the theme for me lately... Pink and Dazzling!!!) then added a silver brad to the centre and popped it up on a dimensional in the centre. The sentiment ' Wonderful Friend' is also from the same stamp set which I've stamped in Regal Rose on some Pretty in Pink Card, roughed up the edges a bit and just adhered to the base. I might actually try and make another of these today MINUS any pink...maybe a BOY version.. now that is a challenge...well for me anyway!!! hahaha.

Have a great day, and hope you like my card.

Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Boho Backgrounds
Card:- Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink:- Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Regal Rose Wide Ribbon, Brads, Circle Punch.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Colour Challenge #23

Here is Kristina's Colour Challenge for this week. And I'm very proud of myself for actually sitting down and making a card for this weeks.... I missed out last week.

So here is our inspiration:-

The colours for this week are Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Old Olive.

And here is what I came up with:-

Unfortunately I didn't have any Bravo Burgundy Card stock so I substituted it for some Cranberry Crist (retired). I've used the 'Live Your Dream' stamp set, which I've stamped in VersaMark and then coloured using my Stampin' Pastels in Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron... the stems in Old Olive. The Butterfly is also stamped in Versamark and coloured in Bravo Burgundy (Pastels) and the 'Thankyou' sentiment is also from the same stamp set and is stamped in Chocolate Chip. I've torn some Old Olive Cardstock and 'Faux Stitched' it before attaching it to the top of the card and the bottom layer is some So Saffron DSP. Finished off with some Wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain.

Hope you like.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Live your Dream
Card:- Cranberry Crisp (retired), So Saffron DSP, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:- Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories:- Paper Piercing Mat/Needle, Stampin' Pastels, Wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, White Gel Pen

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Baby Shower Card!!!

Ok...I think this will be the last one for the night.... Three Posts in one night.... OUSTANDING but my lord my fingers are SORE!!!!!

Just wanted to share with you the card I whipped up tonight for a Baby Shower I'm going to tomorrow.

Such a busy weekend... most enjoyable for sure, but extremely busy... I'll share with you all the goss about the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar I went to today....but I'll do that post tomorrow or Monday.

Now back to the Baby Shower!!!!
Yep you guessed it the Baby Shower is for a GIRL baby!!!! I've used the Elephant and Bird from the Wild About You Set (my FAVE!!!). First up, I've stamped some Very Vanilla Card Stock using one of the Stamps from Boho Backgrounds and my VersaMark Ink Pad, to give it a Watermark effect, although you probably can't see it too clearly from my photo. (I must invest in some embossing equipment!!!!). Then I've stamped the Elephant in Pretty in Pink and added some extra dimension by stamping HER ear in Regal Rose, dipping it in some Dazzling Diamonds and popping it up on a Dimensional. The Bird I stamped in Regal Rose, and she got dipped too!!!!
Layered onto some Regal Rose Card and a splash of the GORGEOUS Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain, and there you have it .... my Baby Shower Card.

Ok.... that's me out for the night... of to rest this body and BUMP!!!!

Here is what I used:-
Stamps:- Boho Backgrounds, Wild About You
Card:- Very Vanilla, Regal Rose
Ink:- VersaMark, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:- Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals.

Cards from Becs!!!!

I've been meaning to post these cards up all week... but unfortunately TIME slipped away from me... so while I've just finished typing a MARATHON post about our Seasons of Joy Night, I thought I'd catch up on everything else I wanted to show you all. Gosh I hope you've got your cuppa with you!!!

Here are a couple of the cards we made at Bec's workshop last Friday Night.
The first two cards are the same layout just in different colours..... one for a girl and one for a boy.
Firstly... I used Pumpkin Pie as the base which I stamped with the 'Bubbles' (I think they're bubbles!!! hahaha) from the Big Bold Birthday stamp set in Pumpkin Pie. Then I used some Confetti White Card which I pierced around the edge using my piercing mat and needle then added a strip of Blue Bayou which had been stamped with the 'Circles' from the Big Bold Birthday set in Blue Bayou Ink and then tied some Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon around it before popping it all up on some Dimensionals and stuck to the Pumpkin Pie. The cupcake again from Big Bold Birthday is stamped using Pumpkin Pie for the base and Real Red for the top, add a little candle and it's all done.

Here is the same card in different colours...

I've used Mellow Moss as the base and Pretty in Pink for the strip. The cupcake is stamped using Mellow Moss and Close to Cocoa. Oh and of course some Pretty in Pink Grosgrain.

Next card is a Baby Card.... again we made this card in two colours, but you've already seen the BOY version on a previous post here, so I'll just show you the GIRL one!!!

I've used the Wild About You Stamp set and the sentiment is from the So Many Sayings (Hostess Level 1) Set. The base is Very Vanilla and I've used Regal Rose as the bottom layer, some Mellow Moss which I stamped using the Boho Background set, then the Giraffe is stamped in Pretty in Pink onto Very Vanilla Card and layered on Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose... oh and we mustn't forget the gorgeous little bird which I stamped in Regal Rose. This part was stuck down using dimensionals. The ribbon is Pretty in Pink Grosgrain and the sentiment is layered in the same way as the Giraffe.

And the last card.... Bec asked me to include a Wedding Card, sooo, here is what I came up with.

I've used Very Vanilla Cardstock as the base and stamped the flower background in Black Ink from the Boho Background Stamp Set, on the bottom half of the card.
Then I used the hearts from Forever in My Heart and stamped them in Basic Black onto some Very Vanilla and of course added some BLING to the edges of the top heart using my two-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds. The Heart is layered onto some Black and Basic Grey Cardstock and added to the card using dimensionals. Oh I almost forgot.... a splash of some Black Ribbon and all done....

Hope you like these cards.... let me know what you think.

Here is what I used for them all:-

Make a Wish 1
Stamps:- Big Bold Birthday
Card:- Pumpkin Pie, Confetti White, Blue Bayou
Ink:- Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Accessories:- Paper Piercing Mat/Needle, Dimensionals, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon

Make a Wish 2
Stamps:- Big Bold Birthday
Card:- Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Confetti White
Ink:- Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron
Accessories:- Paper Piercing Mat/Needle, Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain.

Baby Card
Stamps:- Wild About You, Boho Backgrounds, So Many Sayings (Hostess Level 1)
Card:- Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Regal Rose
Ink:- Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon

Wedding Card:-
Stamps:- Boho Backgrounds, Forever in my Heart
Card:- Very Vanilla, Black, Basic Grey
Ink:- Basic Black
Accessories:- Black Ribbon, Dimensionals, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds.

Seasons of Joy!!!

As promised, albeit a tad late... here are some piccies of the cards we made at the 'Season's of Joy' Night held at my place on Wednesday night.

All of these cards use the 'Seasons of Joy' stamp set which is currently available in the Spring Mini Catalogue, and I have to say... I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!!!!!

First up is.....
For this card we used Real Red as the card base and then some of the Dashing DSP which was layered onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card which we'd stamped with the 'Merry Christmas' stamp out of the set. The Real Red Grosgrain hides the join where the two papers meet and the embelishment at the top uses the Poinsettia flower out of the set which has been stamped in River Rock Ink onto some River Rock Card then punched out using a circle punch and layered onto an Old Olive Scallop, oh and lets not forget the little brad in the centre. I've layered these layers onto the Real Red using Dimensionals.

Card number 2 is.....
Mmmm.... well... this card very nearly ended up in the RUBBISH bin!!!! YEP!!! I cant even begin to tell you how much trouble I had getting this to look right!!!!. The idea for this card was from Karen Thomas who's card was ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS... but when I tried to get it to work with Old Olive and Real Red... well it just wasn't working for me. I ended up adding a tiny piece of Old Olive Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, some Dazzling Diamonds... well they say Diamonds can fix anything!!! hahaha and then did some smudging around the edges with some Old Olive Ink using my sponge dauber. The bow I made using some Real Red Grosgrain and although you can't see it in the photo there is the Merry Christmas sentiment stamped in Real Red onto the Red Card. I'm still not 100% happy with this one, but all of the lovely ladies who came loved it... and that's all that matters!!! (THANKS Girls!!!!)

Card No. 3.... PLEASE Bear with me..... this really is a long post!!!
This card uses the Swirl, Christmas Tree and Merry Christmas sentiment from the Seasons of Joy Stamp set. We stamped the swirl in Old Olive onto the Old Olive Cardstock and then stamped the tree and words in Old Olive onto, I think Very Vanilla Card stock (it was either Very Vanilla or Whisper White) and tied some Old Olive Wide Grosgrain around it before sticking it to some Real Red Card stock. You can't see it clearly in the picture, but there is also some extra sparkle added to the tree.... it was a Dazzling Diamond free for all!!!!!!

And last but not least... Card No. 4

You may remember this card from this post (my special PINK chrissy card), well I just love this layout, so I made it in TRADITIONAL Chrissy colours. The Real Red Card Base is stamped with the large and small flowers from the set and then the wording stamp is stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White and adhered to some Old Olive Card using Dimensionals, which is then adhered to the Real Red Card with Dimensionals... oops before attaching we tied some Real Red Wide Grosgrain around it too.

So there you have it... the four cards we made at our Season's of Joy Night... oh and of course we made another Chockie Slider the same as in this post.

Here is a list of everything used for each card:-

Card No.1
Stamps:- Seasons of Joy
Card:- Real Red, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP, River Rock, Old Olive
Ink:- Real Red, River Rock
Accessories:- Real Red Grosgrain, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Brad, Dimensionals.

Card No.2
Stamps:- Seasons of Joy
Card:- Old Olive, Whisper White/Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ink:- Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories:- Real Red Grosgrain, Sponge Daubers, Dazzling Diamonds, Old Olive Wide Grosgrain, Two Way Glue Pen.

Card No. 3
Stamps:- Seasons of Joy
Card:- Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ink:- Old Olive
Accessories:- Old Olive Wide Grosgrain, Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen

Card No. 4
Stamps:- Seasons of Joy
Card:- Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:- Real Red
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Real Red Wide Grosgrain.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!!!

Well what a BUSY day today has been!!! And come to think of it, yesterday too.... that was busy making cards for 'Daddy', Granda (or GanGa as Jorja says) and Papa.

Thought I'd show you all the cards I made for Father's Day.... Hope you like them:-

First up... the card we made for Daddy (Shaney):-

I got the idea for this card from here. I just adore this stamp set and have now found yet another way to use it. JUST GORGEOUS. For the sentiment, because I don't actually have any 'Fathers Day' Stamps I used the 'Happy Birthday' Stamp from 'It's your Birthday' and just inked up the HAPPY and the DAY parts of it in Pumpkin Pie and then hand wrote 'Daddy's' in myself. Considering the time of night I was making these cards... I was quite impressed with myself!!! hahaha.

Next up the card we made for GranDa (aka GanGa):-

Thankyou Di for your wonderful cards..... I've just changed the colours around a bit here, not much though:-

Both of these cards I've used the Jersy Shore DSP as well as Wild About You and as I said before stamps from 'It's Your Birthday'!.

And finally the card we made for Papa:-

I've been wanting to make one of these Tie/Shirt Cards for ages... and finally got around to making one... what better time than for Fathers Day. Again much easier than I thought it was going to be, and I will definately be making more of these. Aren't they CUTE!!!!

There isn't actually any stamping on this one, I've just used Whisper White and Jersey Shore DSP.

So a HUGE 'Happy Father's/Daddy's Day' to all of the Daddys out there, hope you all had a wonderful day!!!!


Here is everything I used for the cards:-

Daddy's Card:-
Stamps:- Wild About You, It's Your Birthday
Card:- Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Jersey Shore DSP
Ink:- Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:- Black Stampin' Write Pen

GranDa/GanGa's Card:-
Stamps:- Wild About You, It's Your Birthday
Card:- Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Jersey Shore DSP
Ink:- Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi

Papa's Card:-
Stamps:- NONE
Card:- Whisper White, Jersey Shore DSP
Ink:- NONE
Accessories:- Brads, Piercing Mat/Needle, White Gel Pen.

Oh So Lovely!!!!

I've been a tad quiet lately, haven't I??? So SORRY about that.... Have been REALLY busy... planning and cutting cards for our 'Tart and Tangy' Class last week..... which was soooo much fun (yes I will post some more pics of that soon...well of the little treats I made for the girls!!!) and then planning, making and cutting cards for our 'Seasons of Joy' Class this week and of course making and cutting cards for the Lovely Bec's Workshop on Friday Night....(HELLOOOO BEC!!!!).
I will post some photos of the cards we made at Bec's soon, must recharge the camera battery first though and then of course prepare my BUMP for another 'On the Ground, Deck, Photo Shoot', which is becoming increasingly MORE DIFFICULT to pull off... hahahaha.
Anyway back on track... here are some pictures of the set of cards and card holder I made as a gift for Bec. I've seen many of these card/letter holders made and thought it was about time I made one for myself. And I don't know why it's taken me so long, they really are so EASY to make and look so gorgeous when they are all together.
The lovely Sarah Klass had made a set of cards for one of her Hostesses using the gorgeous 'Oh So Lovely' Hostess Stamp Set.... which I must admit until just recently I had overlooked in the catalouge, but not anymore!!!!!.. So I got my inspiration from Sarah and changed the colours and dimension of the cards a tad for Bec.

And here they all are:-

I've used Confetti White Cardstock for all of them and the inks and ribbons are all from the current 'In-Colours' range. The first one is made with Purely Pomegrante, the second with Blue Bayou and lastly, Groovy Guava.
Here is a pic of the Card Holder I made to put them all in:-
This first shot is of the finished card holder all closed up... I just made a Belly Band with Soft Sky and Blue Bayou Cardstock and stamped another flower and coloured it in then attached it to a scallop which I'd punched the centre out of. And here is an open shot of it with all of the cards and envelopes:-
This gift really was a pleasure to make and not only 'Oh so Lovely' but 'Oh so Easy'. And such a beautiful gift to give to someone special.

Have I managed to convince you to hold you're own Workshop.... you may even qualify to choose either this gorgeous Oh So Lovely Stamp set or the ever versatile 'So Many Sayings' Stamp set for yourself. Contact me if you are interested!!!!

I hope you like them!!!

Here is a list of everything I used:-

Stamps:- Oh So Lovely (Hostess Level 1), So Many Sayings (Hostess Level 1)
Card:- Soft Sky, Confetti White, Blue Bayou
Ink:- Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock
Accessories:- Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Blender Pens.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Colour Challenge #20

It's that time of week already..... Another WONDERFUL Kristina Colour Challenge!!!!!

Here is this weeks GORGEOUS challenge:-

Ooohhh.... aren't those colours just AMAZING!!!!...Well maybe I'm a tad biased, but any combo with pink and chocolate is a winner in my book!!!!

Anyway... here is my card for this week:-

After a bit of fluffing around, trying to figure out what I was going to do, and how I was going to use these beautiful colours, I decided to go with a base of Chocolate Chip and layer it with some Pretty in Pink and a strip of Certainly Celery DSP... I've popped these both up on dimensionals. Then I did some 'Dry Embossing' with some Pretty In Pink circle and added another layer (on dimensionals) of Regal Rose and Very Vanilla Cardstock of course adding a splash of the beautiful Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain. My flower is from the Bodacious Bouquet Stamp set and is stamped in Regal Rose and the leaves in Certainly Celery, I've just attached the centre flower using a brad and again popped it up on a dimensional before attaching.
The sentiment 'You Make Me Happy' is from the EXTREMELY versatile, hostess set 'So Many Sayings' and I've used Chocolate Chip Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, which I've then layered on some Chocolate Chip.

So, there you have it, another amazing challenge set by Kristina.... I hope you like it!!!


Here are all the tools:-

Stamps:- Bodacious Bouquet, So Many Sayings (Level 1 Hostess Set)
Card:- Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Regal Rose, Cetainly Celery DSP
Ink:- Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Accessories:- Brad, Dimensionals, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain, Circle punches.