Festive Friday Challenge #18

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I am a little late today posting this. My week has been quite busy and I hope to get back on top of it before Mother’s Day on Sunday so I can sit back and relax! LOL!

Todays Festive Friday Challenge hosted by the lovely Nicole Derendorf is a colour challenge

I love this combo for Christmas cards, it has a lovely country feel to it.

I have used the Framelits die yet again, but this time I used the negative as an accent. You can also see I have used the gold Shimmer Mist over the card to Christmas it up a bit. Stamp set used is my favourite Christmas set, Winter Post and the sentiment is a part colouring of a stamp out of Tags til Christmas. I also used my favourite background for Christmas cards, Woodgrain.

Come along and have a play with the challenge and don’t forget to link your creation at Nicole’s blog

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Festive Friday Challenge #16

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Long time no post! I can tell you all the details about what I have been doing but I don’t want to bore you. We have just had some changes in our household and it is taking some adjusting. I hope to be back to regular programming soon.

Today though is all about the Festive Friday Challenge #16. It is all about punched flowers for a Mother’s Day theme. I hope you all get to play along.

Here is my submission for the DT duties!

Here are a couple of photos of it open

I love making different shaped cards and I wanted to incorporate the brand new edgelit die and embossing folder which is featuring in our new Autumn/Winter mini. The link to it is on my sidebar.

I also used new stamp set Mixed Bunch and the coordinating punch, plus some gorgeous new DSP called Twitterpated.

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Everybunny!

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I still have heaps of retreat creations to share…so don’t go anywhere. I managed to play with a set that I thought wouldn’t interest me. It was another challenge set by Mads. It was Make a card with a stamp set that pushes our boundaries, something that isn’t normally your style. I chose Everybunny for a couple of reasons. Watercolouring an image has never been one of my stronger suits and I don’t do Easter Cards. I have made one before for a workshop, but I have never made one to give to someone else. For the challenge we could earn extra points if we used our least favourite colour. Well I forego those extra points and used my favourite colour,  Calypso Coral. LOL!

This card is actually prettier than it looks in this photo, but you het the general idea. It is probably one of my favourite cards from the weekend and I will now be buying the Everybunny Stamp Set! LOL!

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Wisteria Field Flowers

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I was taking a gander around blog world yesterday and I decided it was about time I had a play with a challenge. It has been a while don’t you think?! One of the first ones I checked was Just Add Ink and they had a gorgeous colour combo challenge. Take a peek

Isn’t that a beautiful combo? But also a challenge for me as I always have a bold colour in the mix, maybe even two, but I don’t class any of these as bold. But I managed to make the Wisteria Wonder pop by embossing it. Have a look

Here’s a closer look

I used the stamp sets Field Flowers, French Foliage and Precious Butterflies for the sentiment. I used one of my favourite brads and the pretty Pool Party ribbon to add an accent. I also used the Woodgrain BG stamp on the base.

It was great having a go at a challenge again…..should do it again real soon!

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Inkspiration Challenge #98

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I am super excited!!! Tomorrow I am leaving for Rockhampton to my sisters’ for two weeks to help her with her first baby which is due today. I hope she holds out until I get there! LOL! I am going to be an Aunty for the first time and like I said I am super excited. I might even bring back my little nephew with me, but shhhhhh my sister doesn’t know yet that I night be stealing her baby!!! LOL!

Anyway todays challenge is a colour one

I am really happy with my creation. I had a play with Stitched Stockings a stamp set available in the brand new Summer Mini.

I also used the stamp set I Dig You for the presents. Pretty cute idea huh? I am sure I am not the first to think of it though. LOL! The Christmas tree branch is from the Tags Til Christmas set. I just used my Old Olive marker to ink with. Super easy.

Make sure you check out the rest of the DT’s creations at the Inkspiration Challenge Blog and of course to submit your design.

Oh by the way, even though I am going away for two weeks I will still be doing the challenges. I have worked ahead and have organised scheduled posts. So do come back and check them out.

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Inkspiration Chellenge # 97

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It’s Inkspiration time! This week it is a sketch.

I played with Field Flowers. I hadn’t pulled it out since the last field flowers card I made back in September, not even to experiment. So I thought it was time to pull it out again. I also pulled out my Wonder Crayons and had a play. Of course some made their way to the bin because I wasn’t happy with them but even my favourite one ended in the bin because it suffered an irreversible or hideable markings. It was one step away from being finished too!  I was devastated! LOL

Anyway here’s the fourth attempt!

I stamped the bolder image with the crayons and then the outline image in ink. I love this effect and might play with it some more. Maybe with the Hello Friend set. I think that would fabulous.

Don’t forget to check out the Inkspirations Challenge Blog to submit your creation and have a bo peep at the rest of the DT’s gorgeousness.

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The Owl and the Pinwheel!

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Gee I hope I pick up my game with the blogging soon. I have been creating some pretty cute and cool stuff with the owl punch. Gee what took me so long to play with this awesome, quite versatile tool?! I know what you’re thinking……she said versatile!! what is wrong with her? Can’t she see that it just punches out owls????! Stupid woman!

Well I will have to show you what I have been creating with it tomorrow!

But first I will show you a project we had this week at my workshops.

Isn’t she just the cutest??? It’s probably why I haven’t stopped playing with the punch, lol! I’m likin’ the pinwheels at the moment too. I’m not quite sure what made me put them togetether…LOL! But the owl looks cute holding the pinwheel!

Oh well best be off to make more things with this owl punch!

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Inkspirations Challenge #54

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Guess what????…..Oh well it’s too late now…..you already know, the title of this post gave it away! LOL!

Sorry I missed last week guys, I just was not having a good week and couldn’t get on top of things….NOT to mention MOJO had taken an unexpected holiday! I am sure it went to the coast, just where I was meant to be….hehe!

I didn’t realise it at the time but the card I made for Sketch challenge #51 a few weeks ago was in the same colours as this weeks colour challenge. So that meant I had to use more brain power to create a completely different card with the same colours…..I find that hard to do…… do you?

Well, I sort of had this card floating around my crafting memory banks for a few weeks now. The minute I saw it I knew I had to recreate it. This particular card is originally designed by that awesome friend of mine Karen, you have to see her card it is simply awesome.

Here is my version

After being absent for so long there has been mixed feelings about this card. Firstly the first card back from a long hiatus is never the best you can do…it is rather like a warm up if you know what I mean! LOL! I must admit it did take me a while to put it together. Secondly I don’t usually make cards like this. And thirdly I don’t know about you but I like this card. It had grown on me quite quickly.

You can just see the woodgrain BG. I clear embossed that over the top of the images, then I attached the brad, ribbon, twine and leaves.

Check out the rest of the DT work

Cindy
Kirsty
Makeesha
Renée
Brandi
Carrie
Helen
Ilina
Lee-Anne
Marisa

Don’t forget that you can check them out on the Inkspirations Challenge site all together, this is also where you can see the challenge and add your submission.

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A Holiday Lineup with a birthday attached!

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I will start with saying a big hello and thank you to one of my downline Jodie!! ;-) Jodie came to visit me yesterday to chat and stamp. Not a lot of stamping got done though…..I managed to make one card while Jodie stamped and punched a whole heap of goodies for Christmas. BTW I want to see what you are creating with those Jodie!! LOL!

Jodie sat there watching me botch my card up over and over and left before she could see the end result. I just couldn’t make up my mind. But I think she will be pleasantly surprised to see what I ended up with. You might even say she would LOVE to receive this card in the mail for Chrissy!!! ROFLOL!!! Sorry personal joke!!

Anyway here it is

Pretty cute HUH! I love it actually! You might not be able to see but I used the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz on the base of the card. I think I am in love with this stuff….this stuff really glows.

On another note my youngest girl had her birthday on the 2nd of December and she turned 7. I cannot believe how fast they are all growing, I would love for things to slow down a bit, but I now that won’t happen.

Can you guess what she got for her birthday?! Can you also guess that she loves pink?! She was very happy I can assure you.

And of course there was cake!

So there you go, we won’t mention that we were one candle short on the birthday cake….whoops…. LOL! I must say though she had a wonderful day, we even organised ice-creams to share with her class on the day. We had her best friend over for the afternoon and had hotdogs for dinner. What a day! Then that night we attended the Graduation Service where Sean handed over his Community Captaincy roll over to the new year sevens for next year. I cannot believe he is off to high school next year! Where…and I mean really where does the time go?

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Inkspiration Challenge #49

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I have had a fabulous week creating some goodies for the next Christmas in the Country Craft Fair for next year. Even though I just attended the event, there is nothing like getting a head start……..even if it is a big one! LOL!!  I have been pre-packaging some super cute punched owls. Some with bows in their ears and some santa owls, even some cowboy ones. They are all too cute. For this weeks challenge I thought I would use one of these cuties on a card.

 

See, they are ultra cute aren’t they? I must admit this card was a little fiddly, and will be one of a kind…LOL! but I did have so much fun making it.

  • Stamp Set- Dot, Dot, Dot, Woodgrain, Gifted
  • Cardstock- Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
  • Ink- Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories- Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Real Red 1/8 taffeta Ribbon, Owl Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Little leaves Die, Big Shot, Circles Die, Sponges, Twine, Dimensionals

Now to see what the challenge is for this week check out the Inkspirations Blog

Also don’t forget to check out the rest of the fab DT!

Cindy
Makeesha
Renée
Brandi
Carrie
Helen
Ilina
Lee-Anne
Marisa

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