Inkspirations Challenge #75

Hello everyone!

It’s sketch time this week at Inkspirations and I decided to create my daughters 10th birthday card with it. On this card I wanted to incorporate this gorgeous little creation that I saw on Sarah-Jane Kale’s blog. I loved the little dress so much I used the same DSP to create it.

I am so in love with this card right now and so is my daughter. Thanks Sarah-Jane, I love your work!

The number 10 is Perfect Plum CS covered in Crystal Effects and while still wet I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds. Pretty cute huh?

I Used three stamp sets and one BG stamp. Sew Suite, French Foliage, Bring on the Cake and Medallion. I know, a weird combo right?! But I think it has worked well. The only thing I would probably do different is the sentiment. I think it would look nicer in Perfect Plum. What do you think?

Don’t forget to head over to the Inkpsirations Challenge Blog  to check out the rest of the DT and submit your creation.

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Inkspiration Challenge #72

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I am sure the weeks are getting faster. Didn’t I just do #71 yesterday?! LOL! I must say I love it though. It ensures I keep playing with my goodies and also using the grey matter to create something different each time….well at least I try to! Hehe!

This weeks colours were a little difficult for me. I tried several options but having Not Quite Navy as a predominate colour on this card would just not work. So in the end I used it to stamp the sentiment. It seems a lot like cheating doesn’t it? LOL!

Again this week I played with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint {so lurve this stuff}. This time though I just stamped the image in Peach Parfait and then using a paint brush, painted the shimmer over the top. You cannot see it too well but I ran a sponge dauber, dipped in shimmer paint, around the edges of the card. You can just see it along the top………well I can anyway! LOL!

Heres a closer look at that flower

I pulled out an old favourite, Petal Pizzazz. I bet you noticed! I seem to go through some favourites don’t I? Currently it is Elements of Style, but that could soon turn into Nature Walk…….but then again French Foliage is a new one I have just acquired! Hmmmmmmm! I will let you know! LOL!

Don’t forget to go to the Inkspirations Challenge Blog to link your creation and of course check out the rest of the DT.

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Shimmery Medallion!!

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I have been having a play with my Shimmer Paint and I created a very simple quick card. Take a look-see

See…..I told you it was simple! LOL! Here’s a little close up

I am also in a pink mood…..not sure why?! Well I do apologise but I cannot hang around and chat today. I have lots of things to do before the sun goes down! LOL!

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Mother’s Day is Coming!!!

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Can you believe we are half-way through March already?! This year seems to be going much quicker than last. I’m not trying to make the year go faster by doing Mother’s Day projects, but next month I want to concentrate on the Autumn\Winter Mini Catalogue Launch. So here is some piccy’s of my upcoming workshop.

I love the combo of Rich Razzleberry, Tempting turquoise and Certainly Celery. From memory I did the Star Box in the same colours! So bright and vibrant. I have seen a few different versions of this box/purse. But I found this tutorial by Tami White on YouTube that shows a quick simple version. Super cute huh?!  It’s a very good size for Pandora/Chamilia packages or any type of jewellery. I’m not sure about you but when I have teeny tiny gifts they are hard to wrap or package nicely. I find making little packages like this are simply perfect.

If you are local to me and would like to create this project….email me and I will book you in OR if you would like to order the product to make your own at home email me and I will have the goodies delivered straight to your door!

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Starry, Starry Christmas!

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I had a fabulous evening yesterday creating some super cute Christmas Gift Boxes. Everyone (meaning the Inkspirations Crew), has been inspiring me to use other than traditional Christmas colours of late…..have you seen their work?? Simply stunning. So I thought that’s what I would do last night. I thought what would be one colour that is not usually associated with Christmas……..Purple was the answer. Rich Razzleberry in fact. I know it goes well with Pear Pizzazz so I used the colour coach, checked out both colours and on the Pear Pizzazz chip I found the combo Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise……perfect!

The template is a Lauren Meader creation (LOVE her templates) So I bet you’re dying to see it!!……well are you?…….okay, okay, here it is

and again

oh okay….and again

Of course I had to use the shimmer paint…..no Christmas bauble should be without it!! LOL! This time after I stamped the image I used a paint brush and painted the shimmer on. Super easy!! You should all have a go if you haven’t yet!

Well I have workshops to organise so I best be off!

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Notebooks Galore!

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I just have to show you these cute little notebooks I have been working on. It started out as a workshop and after the workshop I decided to make more for the fundraiser. We did the Baja Breeze one for the workshop and I made the Black ones yesterday. I think I love the black ones the most. What about you?

Bit cute hey?? Think I might make some more tonight!

I was in Officeworks on Monday to have my new catty binded and while waiting I came across a ten pack of A5 sized notepads. I new I would use them in some form so I bought them. I now realise I should have got more while I was there. LOL! Oh well when hubby is up there next for work I will send him in…….on second thoughts I think I will go as there were a few other things I wouldn’t have minded getting. Like a new freestanding filing system for my cardstock….. hehehehe!!

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JAI #25

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The plan for the weekend was to participate in as many challenges I could………I FAILED miserably! I completed one, and that took me allllll day. I finished it last night around 10.30pm. I am so not in the zone and I am hating it. But I like this card. At first I was “ahhh, okay this one is so,so”, but when I woke this morning with a fresh perspective, I didn’t mind it at all!

So this is Just Add Ink’s challenge this week

Verrrry nice hey?! You should give it a try!

Here is my submission

I will say when the card is front on you can see the whole sentiment. I didn’t see that I was chopping it off when I was taking its glamour shot. LOL! So what do you think of the two totally different stamp sets, the stamps that are in the “never thought of putting those two together” category. I think they look pretty good together. The big flower fits beautifully in the middle of the medallion. The colouring however will not be mentioned! LOL! I had a couple of boo boo’s! It’s all practice I say!

Anyway seeing as the kids are having a Pupil Free Day today (found that out the hard way, mind you I have never seen three kids sink so far down in the car seats before….LMAO!!), I am going to participate in some more challenges!

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Dare to be Fabulous!

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Well yesterday I said that I would do some baking and then some crafting! Well unfortunately my mixer is on the fritz so that meant I had all day to craft! So far I have only managed one card. But I love it!

Doesn’t it just hit you right in the face! LOL! I know I have used some retired product, but I felt that these suited this card perfectly. The sentiment is from the Fabulous Flowers set which of course is retired but I think it and the medallion were made for each other. LOL! I also used the Baja Breeze corduroy brad but the ribbon is still in vogue! I made the scallop edge by punching a few 3/4″ circles. I love the larger scallop look! What do you think?

You may be wondering what the funny looking lines are….well I had a play with the cracked glass technique. This is where you do layer upon layer of clear embossing over the top of the stamped image. I have done about seven layers using the SU Clear embossing powder. I then placed it in the freezer for a few minutes, pull it out and then bend the card to ‘crack’ the embossing. After cracking it a few times I then used a sponge to wipe Soft Suede ink all over the cracks. This shows the cracks more clearly.

I plan on making some more cards this evening in between cooking a roast dinner. So best be going!

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Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #22

 

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I had so much fun hosting last weeks challenge that I nearly forgot to make a card for the new challenge! LOL! I’m pretty sure I am not totally with it this week. Maybe it’s because I am super busy with parties and workshops but I have made sure that for just over one week will be free leading up to convention for me to get swaps and packing done.  That’s the plan anyway! Wish me luck!

Anyway here is the sketch for this weeks challenge

And of course my creation.

I was in vibrant mood last night and I have always wanted to do a bold card with the Medallion BG ever since I first saw it. I love how the Vintage Vogue SS suits the Medallion so nicely as well! I don’t mind this colour combo but it won’t be something I will do a lot! LOL! It’s one of those ‘one of’s’, ‘original’, ‘only copy’ scenarios! You all know I am more of a subtle girl!

  • Stamp Set- Medallion BG, Vintage Vogue
  • Cardstock- Barely Banana, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Kraft, Very Vanilla
  • Ink- Versa Mark, Melon Mambo, Barely Banana, Old Olive
  • Accessories- Black Embossing Powder, Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponge Daubers

Of course do not forget to check out the rest of the fabulous DT! Renee is hosting this week as Keesh still has comp issues to get sorted, so head over to Renee’s when you are ready to submit your creation!

Cindy

Renee

Chantelle

Sarah-Jane

Teneale

Makeesha

Well I best be off and finish getting ready for tomorrow nights workshop! I seem to be saying that a lot lately! Isn’t it great?!

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Glittery Medallion!

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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!

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