For the love of everything Holy!!

You will not believe this but oh my GOSH! I will not be able to do any posting for a little while. My computer is in for a service!!! It had a little hissy fit on Saturday. Probably some silly little virus. I hope to be back in time to do this weeks Inkspiration Challenge! I am currently at Theresa’s place doing this post. Thanks Theresa! You are a life saver! But you already know that. I will try and get some awesome projects done and ready to post for you next week.

I just wanted to explain my absence. Hopefully a short one!

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Inkspiration Colour Challenge #13

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Hey everyone! It has been a busy week with for me, hence the lack of posts. The kids are home for two weeks and I have been trying with all my might to get ready for the big workshop I am holding tonight. I’m nearly there. But onto this weeks challenge. It’s a colour one. I just love the colour ones-

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Very earthy huh?! Those three colours would have to be some of the first colours I bought when I met SU! I went for the earthy colours first. I did of course not get the Cameo Coral (shudder)  until I became a demonstrator….lol! But anyway onto the card-

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I decided the colours could be adapted to a boys card and I haven’t done some paper piecing in a while so why not this week. I stamped the little stars in second and third generation in the Navy. I just wanted it to be a subtle BG. I didn’t want it to overpower the rockets. I think I managed to balance it well. What do you think?

  • Stamp Set- Pun Fun, It’s your Birthday, In the stars
  • Cardstock- Not quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
  • Ink- Not quite Navy, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories- Old Olive ribbon, Mat Pack, Sponges, Crop-A-Dile and dimensionals

I used the Crop-A-Dile to punch out the little holes for the window on the rockets. The little portholes are so tiny I would only ruin them with my blunt craft knife, so the Crop-A-Dile was the perfect solution. Those rockets are sooo cute! Sorry just had to add that in case you didn’t know…LOL! Please check out the rest of the team, they will have something fabulous for you-

I better get back to the hard yacker! Well pretend to anyway! LOL!

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Merry & Bright!

Hey everyone! Guess what?? I got a new stamp set…….like I need it right?!….lol! I just couldn’t resist though. I have wanted it since it came out in the new catty! It is Holiday Lineup. Those characters are so cute and funny. Here’s what I came up with-

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Just a quick simple card…..well actually it wasn’t so quick….LOL! The water colouring took the longest but it was fun to do! I think I’m getting the hang of it now. I’m still no Gainsborough though….LOL!!

Anyhoo! I wouldn’t mind having a nap this arvy I had quite a late night last night and I’m starting to feel the strain.

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Inkspiration Sketch Challenge!

 

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Hey everyone! It’s Friday all ready and time for another Inkspiration Challenge and this week is  sketch time. Have a look-

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And here is my submission-

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I did a very simple version of the sketch. This is my second attempt though. Just don’t ask about the first one. It was absolutely hideous. Let’s just say it will never make an appearance on this blog…LOL!

I love this stamp set, it is just beautiful. I love how it goes with Kraft CS. If I ever pick Friends 24/7 up I always follow it with Kraft. Not sure why! So what do you think? I’m happy with it because I saw the first one…LOL!

  • Stamp Set- Friends 24/7 and En Francais
  • Cardstock- Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Kraft and Very Vanilla
  • Ink- Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip, and Tangerine Tango
  • Accessories- Linen Thread, Aqua Painter and sponges

And of course don’t forget the rest of the DT-

I hope I have inspired you to go forth and create…LOL!

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Team Day!

Hey everyone! I had a great day today with my team members……well most of them anyway….. LOL! There was lots of giggles and belly laughs. I should have these days more often. What do you think girls?? Anyway I made my beautiful team some gifts….wanna see?

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As you can see I used the same colours as the Pretty Petals card I posted the other day. Aren’t they just divine?! The Polka Dot BG was clear embossed and I love how well it goes with the Petal Pizzazz set. I also had another go at the Tucked Away, Timeless Template from Papertrey Ink. But in the mini version. I put in some of those new Dove Caramel Chockies…………… MMmmmmmmm….might need to go get one of those….be right back……Okay I’m back! They are sooo nice! Might have to make more of these gift boxes though they are so sweet……LOOK I have chocolate on the brain now……that means I’m no good for anymore chatter…LOL! 

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Pretty Petals!

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Hey everyone! Yesterday I had a look through my stamp set collection and Whoa be tide I have come across some sets I haven’t even played with yet! I’m not too sure how that happened……maybe it’s because I have tooo many sets…LOL! I decided that this was my challenge for this week. To play with all uninked sets! At the top of the list is Playful Petals.

I was getting a little frustrated trying to come up with a colour combo for this water colouring “masterpiece”. So while I was looking through an order that was just delivered I came across the ribbon bundle set that you get for free when you spend $100 (which mind you finishes at the end of this month, so be quick and get your orders in ladies). I really like the Certainly Celery Twill roll, so I went from there. I really love how purple looks with green so there was my colour combo.

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So what do you think? Oh and there is a boo boo on there somewhere….can you pick it? Oh dear it does stick out!! I used four colours, they were, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Blush Blossom and Certainly Celery. I water coloured using my favourite technique- Aqua Painter and ink. I started with the Blender Pens and Wonder Crayons but it would only go so dark. I really wanted some dark colouring in there so I made the switch. I was going to put some glitter on the dots in the big blossom but decided against it. I will up the anti next time.

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So Blue!

Hey everyone! I had so much planned for the weekend just finished. Mainly housework and maybe some crafting slotted in when no one was looking….LOL! We got heaps done on Saturday. The mowing, a dump run, caught up on the washing, stripped beds and remade them….you know all that yucky stuff! Sunday I didn’t have a lot to do, so I was going to get it over and done with and then get stuck into the crafting. Unfortunately first thing in the morning I hurt my back. I was not doing anything strenuous, I just bent the wrong way and “TWEAK”. It has happened a few times to me, sometimes in the most inconvenient place like the middle of a shopping center. That’s another story! So in short, I’m in a little bit of pain and I hope it goes very soon. I hate being incapacitated!! ARGH! Nothing worse.

I thought I would however show you a full pic of the card I submitted to the Elite Challenge the other day. I’m sure you all need some eye candy right?!

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Well I think I might go take some more Panadeine and see what happens!

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