Archive for September, 2009
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!
Thanks for dropping by!
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-
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-
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!
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-
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.
Hey everyone! It’s Friday all ready and time for another Inkspiration Challenge and this week is sketch time. Have a look-
And here is my submission-
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!
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?
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!
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.
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.
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?!
Well I think I might go take some more Panadeine and see what happens!
Hey everyone! I have decided to sell some of my retired stamp sets. I hung onto them thinking I wasn’t finished with them just yet………but ALLLL those new stamp sets I purchased from the new IB&C have taken my attention. Now when I when I check through my little pile of used stamps I realise I will not use them. So I have decided to list them on here and find them a good home!
- Itty Bitty Backgrounds (as new)-$7 SOLD
- Merci (my initials have been written on blocks)-$10
- Love Owl-ways (little ink stain on some blocks)-$15 SOLD
- For a Friend (brand new never used)-$10 SOLD
- Friendship Blooms (little ink stain on some blocks, initials also on blocks)-$10 SOLD
- Party Punch (as new)-$15 SOLD
- Bodacious Bouquet (well used, some ink stain on blocks)-$20 SOLD
- Canvas BG (as new)-$15 SOLD
If you would like any of these stamps just let me know via email!
Hey everyone! It’s time again for another Inkspiration Challenge. Oh I love these challenges. They always help me out of a mellow Mojo! At the moment though my Mojo is absolutely on fire I just haven’t had the time to use it! The school activities have been in high mode of late with Grandparents Day and Mad Scientist Day. We have parent/teacher interviews coming up to. As well as my youngest has a camp coming up. The housework on the other hand has suffered just a little. I have a mountain in my room and under all those clothes is my bed….I think! I better do a head count of the kids…..1, 2, 3……….oh and there’s 4. Okay, I’m good! No children have been buried in the avalanche…LOL!
Well onto this weeks inspiration-
I had a couple ideas for this one. Firstly, the colours reminded me of the beach. The surf’s up SS popped in my head straight away. This is usually how I work, colours inspire my SS choice. Secondly, the duvet and pillows have their own sketch pattern happening. But the third idea is what got me going. The patterns in the duvet and pillows reminded me of snowflakes, and all the blue hues represent winter to me. So this is what I ended up with-
There is some sponging, embossing and spritzing involved to add to the effect of Winter. I love how it has turned out. Especially when these colours would usually push me in another direction.
- Stamp Set- Winter Post and Seasons Greetings
- Cardstock- Ballet Blue, Yoyo Yellow and Whisper White
- Ink- Ballet Blue, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue and Yoyo Yellow
- Accessories- Clear embossing powder, Bashful Blue Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue Markers, Heat Tool, Dimensionals and Sponges.
Of course you cannot miss out on the rest of the DT’s work. They always have something fabulous.
I hope I have inspired you this week. I try to every week!
Hey everyone! I spent the morning at my children’s school for Mad Scientist Day, and I just had to show you all this photo of my daughter……..
Now isn’t that the most scary thing you have ever seen? Oh my it was tooooo funny! All the other kids in her stage also looked fabulous! They had a parade to show off their costume and then went back to the classrooms for some MAD experiments!
Sorry for not having some craft to show but I just had to share!