Archive for April, 2010
I thought I would let you know first that Keesh is experiencing more technical difficulties and unfortunately will not have the last Inkspiration winners or the current challenge posted as yet. No-one is more disappointed than Keesh is, but as soon as able they will be up for you all to see. So please stay tuned for that.
This time it is an Inkspiration Inspiration challenge and GUESS WHAT???!! I get to host this one. So very exciting! I do hope that you all have a go at playing with this inspiration piece. I find it so elegant and pretty! Take a look-
and here is my interpretation
Not a lot of stamping happening here but I do love how this has turned out and I will be giving this one to that special someone when the time arrives. Can you guess who?? LOL!
- Stamp Set- Flower Fancy, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
- Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
- Ink- Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
- Accessories- Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder
I am loving this scallop punch faux flowers. They are so easy to create and so very effective. I have seen them everywhere of late so I thought I would contribute. The colours in the picture are a little more pink than what I have used but I have been itching to play with the Cottage Wall DSP. So very pretty!! I also used the outline leaves stamp from the Flower Fancy set on the DSP to make my leaves. I think it suits this flower perfectly and will probably use it like this more often. You all know how I like to stamp flowers!
Make sure you visit the rest of the DT to see more fabulous eye candy and leave them all some comment love.
Want to play along? – here are some guidelines.
If you would like to play along, all you need to do is follow the directions:
1. Make your creation following the challenge ie, sketch, colour, or inspiration image.
2. Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, with a direct link back to the post on this website, so that others viewing the post will know where the challenge has come from, and it is courtesy to do so.
3. Then come back to this post so that you can add your name and link in the Mr. Linky!
You have until the Thursday the 6th May midnight to get your entries linked.
I will be announcing the winner and honourable mention on Friday the 7th May in the afternoon
I cannot wait to see what you all create! I am SUPER EXCITED!!
ETA- This Mr Linky is different to Keesh’s. I couldn’t get the other version as I am with wordpress.com and it doesn’t have Java script. Pain in the bum! LOL! Just click on the link below and it will direct you to the page to add your name and link. It will not list your names on my blog but will on the Mr Linky link page. IYKWIM!! LOL! Have fun people!!
I totally love this new BG stamp in the new Autumn/Winter catalogue. The medallion is just gorgeous! Since I first saw it I knew I would get it! Unfortunately I haven’t had much of a chance to play with it. This card is the one I made on retreat in March. Someone bought it for us to play with! I haven’t even inked the one I bought! LOL! Must be slack hey?!
Please ignore the obvious as my son had a good look at my card before I could take a photo and tore it just a little. LOL!
Anyway I best be getting ready for tonight’s workshop, we are making the Gardeners Gift box but we are converting it to a Mother’s Day Gift Set. It is going to be so much fun!
Well it’s time to draw the winners for the TWO FREE PASSES!! My daughter Jemma is ready to draw them and the first one pulled from the hat is………..
the second is
Congratulations ladies!!!! I will email you both with your blinkie codes.
You are both going to have the most fabulous time on this session playing with your Bigshots and accessories. Not too mention having the opportunity to win prizes and meet new stamper friends or catch up with some old ones. I hope to see you there in the chat room and all your fabulous recreations in the gallery.
It’s time for a Inkspiration Challenge and this week it is a colour challenge. I haven’t played with these colours in a while so it was a nice change. The other day I received in the mail my Sale-A-Bration stamp set that I qualified for, so I thought I would have a play with that as well. I am loving this set by the way and can see it featuring in many upcoming posts.
This one was is just a simple card but I love how it has turned out.
I have been playing around with how I have been taking photos of late. What do you think of this one? I am kinda liking it!!
- Stamp Set- Flower Fancy, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
- Cardstock- Real red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Whisper White
- Ink- Old Olive, Real Red and Bashful Blue
- Accessories- Linen Thread, Scallop Edge Punch, Bashful Blue Buttons, Word Window Punch, Polka Dot Real Red Grosgrain and Dimensionals
Check out the rest of the DT
That’s right it is time for another UStamp. The Hey Big Shot!! session will start May 7th. Not too far away now!! WooHoo!! Now for those who are unaware of what UStamp is about, it is a UTOPIA of gorgeous Stampin’ Up! projects posted daily designed by a fabulous hand-picked Design Team from all around the world. There are heaps of challenges to participate in as well, with the chance to win some fabulous prizes. There is a gallery to upload all your fabulous recreations and challenge entries. There is a chat room that we regularly meet in and prizes are given out. See lots of fun! How could you miss it??!
I will be one of the designers amongst a heap of other fabulous crafters who have been creating the most fabulous projects for you all. I am very excited about this session as it is devoted to the Big Shot. So if you want some fabulous ideas and projects for your Big Shot….this will be the place to be. If you would like to sign up today, ready for the “Big” event then head over to UStamp and click on the appropriate link.
Here is my blinkie for being the Australian Dream Team Designer-
I also have TWO FREE PASSES to give away as well. The two people who win these passes can have the members blinkie below. But if you decide to join through the UStamp link above you will also get this blinkie-
Lucky devils!! These blinkies are just gorgeous aren’t they!!
Now to win these passes all you have to do is answer a simple question-
Q- Name just one of the two projects I submitted to the last UStamp
Both of these projects were published on this blog as well as UStamp. Just leave a comment under this post with your answer and all the correct answers will go into the draw……. BUT this time you can all have the opportunity to DOUBLE even TRIPLE your chances. It is so easy to do.
To Double your chances all you have to do is answer the question correctly and email me with a $50 Stampin’ Up! order
To Triple your chances all you have to do is answer the question correctly and email me with a $100 Stampin’ Up! order
Now seeing as it is the BIG SHOT event I have decided that you can have 5% OFF any Big Shot product in your order. This includes the Big Shot, accessories and dies. Everyone that places an order will also go in a different draw to have the chance to win the HOSTESS ONLY set Picture This (clear mount). This set is in the Autumn/Winter Mini on page 4. So there are lots to give away, so take advantage of this fabulous offer and email me today.
Please be aware the added bonus only applies to Australian residents only. All others can still enter the draw for the Free Pass, just answer the question correctly. All orders are to be received by 29th of April and please make a note that you are entering the UStamp competition in the order so that your name is added to the draw.
I held a workshop last Thursday night and I took photos!!! Can you believe it?! I have proof that people actually do attend my workshops. I just cannot believe I have not taken photos until now! Some of my objects were a little apprehensive about having their photo taken and sometimes hid behind pieces of cardstock or other people (waving at you Laura H) LOL!
So here is a pic of the girls and the project they liked making the most on the night.
I suppose you would like some close-ups of those fabulous projects!! LOL!
Here you go
As you can see the workshop was based around the Top Note die. The girls had heaps of fun and I think I have them all head over heals in love with Naturals Ivory! Hehe! I wonder how many of you I have drooling over this awesome CS??!
Well I have heaps of projects to get organised so I best be off to get them done!
It’s time for the Inkspiration Sketch Challenge. I have to admit I struggle with circles. I just don’t know what to put in them. My initial thought is always to turn it into a flower, but I was in the mood for a boy card. Here is the sketch
and of course my creation-
I have a huge thing for naturals Ivory CS at the moment. You might be able to tell in the next few posts what I mean by that LOL!
- Stamp Set- Extreme Skateboard, Genuine Article (retired) and Extreme Elements
- Cardstock- Naturals Ivory, Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede
- Ink- Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Versa Mark
- Accessories- Heat Tool, Clear embossing powder, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Cutter Kit, dimensionals, 1/2″ Circle punch, Circle Scissors and Sticky Strip
Check out the rest of the DT
They will have something fabulous for you to see I am sure.
Thanks for dropping by!
I have been a busy girl of late….not long now and the kids will be back at school…..4 day and counting LOL! I thought I would show you all the other project I submitted to UStamp for the current Spring Soiree session. I tell you there are some fabulous projects being posted and when I have some time I will be recreating them and posting them here just to show you all! I am also very excited about the next session. I will keep it under wraps for now…..just to tease you all! haha!
Isn’t it just gorgeous. I have someone in mind to give this too, but my lips are sealed as I know she visits my blog…..see Karen I have other stalkers too LOL!!….and I want it to be a surprise!
Here’s a pic of what’s inside!
Some hand creams and lotions for the care of the true blue gardener. If you would like to get the tutorial for this project, the Easter bunny box and heaps of other fabulous projects join UStamp today and get creating. Even though the session is nearly finished you can still join as Dawn will leave the site open for quite a few months after the event.
I have a workshop tonight, so I best be off to prepare!
I did say I would have another go at the challenge, but this time with different coloured embossing powder. So here it is
It is the same LO as the last one but I changed the colours around a little. Which one do you like more? I like this one!
Best be off to create some more!
Thanks for dropping by!
This weeks Inspiration Challenge is very….. well…..BROWN!! You all know how much I love the colour brown. It is just so natural…..just like KRAFT…..one of my other faves. I nearly used Kraft in my card but realised I could use the naturals Ivory which is one of my new purchases. Yep!! That’s right, I have never had any of this Ivory before. The little picture in the catalogue is very deceiving. It looked very spotty and these spots stood out quite a lot! But in fact it is not that bad. When I was visiting Tina (one of my downlines), I came across it and asked her what CS this was, she informed how it has been under my nose now for the past two years. Well that’s not exactly what she said but that’s how it is! LOL!
Here is this weeks inspiration
I wish I had some Vanilla Embossing powder……actually come to think of it….wait a sec….found it! I had some Embossing powder with a colour called Brown Sugar! It is just a tad darker than the Ivory CS. I might have to have a play and show you the end result. LOL! Isn’t it weird how you think of things when you are doing your blog post up?!!
- Stamp Set- Inspired by Nature and Pocket silhouettes
- Cardstock- Ivory Naturals, Basic Black and Soft Suede
- Ink- Soft Suede and Versa Mark
- Accessories- White Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Black Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Cutter Kit and Sponges.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT
I hope I have inspired you all to create once again!
Thanks for dropping by!