Boy Wonder!

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I have some more scrapping to show you. This one was a workshop LO I made last year. I love the simplicity of this one. But it has come together well.

I used Well Worn DSP. The base colour is Lucky Limeade with Confetti White. I used the Tasteful Trim die for the chipboard scallop edge and inked it in Early Espresso ink. I used Simple Letters Alphabet for the ‘boy’ part of the title and Just Add Cake letter paper for ‘wonder’. I used Extreme Elements stamp set and the colours Early Espresso and Lucky Limeade. I used the scallop circle out of Perfect Pennants and cut out a chipboard drinks coaster and then stamped the big blotchy splatter out of Extreme Elements over it and tucked it behind a photo.

Hope I have invigorated you to crack open your scrapbooking!

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Inkspirations Challenge #84

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It’s colour challenge time and this ones a doozy!! I was completely stumped with them and had a couple attempts at it. Of course these other attempts will never see the light of day! LOL! I do like the end result though.

A funky little ensemble, dont you think? Quite a while ago in Stampin’ Up!’s Impression Magazine {only available to demonstrators}, they shared a technique with us, which I have finally got round to doing! LOL! It was about mixing two different coloured embossing powders to give a very different look! The magazine showed us Black and white mixed together and was quite impressive. I did however want the Concord Crush showing through the embossing and opted to mix Clear and Silver.

Here’s a closer look

Gives quite a different look doesn’t it? I might have a go at mixing some other colours and see what happens!

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Inkspiration Challenge #58

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I love this weeks funky colours! Absolutely awesome for a boy card. As soon as I saw the colours I automatically reached for my Extreme Elements set. I don’t play with it nearly enough…LOL!

I actually managed to keep this card fairly simple. I surprised myself actually! I won’t tell you how I debated over it for two days whether to add more layers or not……LOL!

If you look closely enough at the skateboarder you may notice he is smudged a little. I wanted to give the impression of movement. It was quite easy. All I did was when I stamped him and before you lift the stamp off the page I “dragged” him to the left (the direction the skateboarder is coming from) just a cm or two. Very simple! I like this card a lot….what do you think?

Make sure you go to Inkspirations Challenge Blog and submit your creation so we can check it out!

Don’t forget to have a look at the rest of the DT, they all have something fabulous to share!

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

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Funky Birthday Invite

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I had a wonderful day yesterday just relaxing……well catching up on washing isn’t exactly relaxing, but I have no deadlines, and I am not in a hurry to finish any crafting. I can just do my own thing! Today I decided to sit down and make a couple of things ……just to make a couple of things. They were not made for anyone or any craft show. I just made them. I must say that my best work comes out when it is nothing in particular. Strange HUH!

What do you think? I really like it. I cannot take credit for it though. I drew my inspiration from this CARD found on Splitcoast Stampers.

I made the pocket the same size as a regular card and chose the colour combo from the Colour Coach. I hope you like it!

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Inkspiration Challenge #44

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Sorry this is late! But I had a disagreement with Photoshop Elements this arvy…it won….but I came back and gave it what for and I won that round! LOL! I also had trouble with this weeks challenge. I just couldn’t wrap my head around the colours and there are quite a few samples lying in my bin right now! Don’t get me wrong……the combo is fine and dandy it was just my mind telling me I had no ideas! My initial thought was to do something with Extreme Elements but I used that set with the last challenge and I wanted to give you something different to look at. After playing with Awash With Flowers for a while I came back to my Extreme set…..I just couldn’t help it. LOL!

I was hoping the blue would be stronger so it was not so transparent, but I think it would only have worked with the craft ink which isn’t available anyway, but I do like that it is subtle enough for a cool girl card. What do you think?

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Cindy

Renee

Makeesha

I also have some photos I took the other day from our visit to the Wivenhoe Dam Spillway. The Wivenhoe Dam is purging water as it as at 100% and we are expecting a lot of rain in the coming months so they are making room. Very important as this dam stops Brisbane from being flooded and was built after the ’74 floods. The Spillway has not been opened for over 11 years and is quite an extraordinary sight to behold. It was so very busy there that Traffic Controllers were called in to handle the crowds. Everyone was dripping wet from the spray but no one cared. The kids were in awe. The power of water is simply amazing. You could feel the force as it rushed past.

On the way out alongside the road was a koala in a tree, we stopped to take photos and were greeted by a very cute and curious looking baby koala being cuddled by mum.

Well that’s it from me! I have a busy weekend getting ready for the craft fair next month.

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Inkspiration Challenge #43

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It’s Inkspiration time! My favourite time of the week! This week is sketch time and it is a very versatile sketch too…..I might just make a couple more things with it this weekend. Check it out

I was in the mood for a funky boy card, and I haven’t played with my Extreme Elements SS for a while so out it came and off I went

  • Stamp Set- Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, Perfect Punches
  • Cardstock- Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Versa Mark
  • Accessories- Mat Pack, Wide Oval punch, SAMJ, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black Markers

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT

Cindy

Renee

Makeesha

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Inkspirations Colour Challenge #32

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As soon as I saw the colour for this weeks Inkspiration challenge I got all excited and then when it came to putting something together I just didn’t know what to do! LOL! Just you don’t love that?! And when I thought I was about to give up a thought crossed my mind and I made this card in 10 minutes. Can you believe it?? But I must admit I am not exactly happy with it! Something is just not right or maybe something is missing I am not sure. You be the judge!

Ohhhhh! I don’t know! It’s starting to grow on me. Not bad for a quick card!

  • Stamp Set- Extreme Guitar, Extreme Elements, Really Retro
  • Cardstock- Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Regal Rose
  • Ink- Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Versa Mark
  • Accessories- Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Eyelet Edge Punch, Cutter Kit, Mat Pack

Now have a look at the rest of the DT

Cindy

Renee

Chantelle

Sarah-Jane

Teneale

Makeesha

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Inkspiration Colour Challenge #26

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It’s time for another Inkspiration Challenge and I have to admit I really went for something outside the box. I have been playing around with my stuff of late and making things I haven’ t tried before or for quite a while. It feels great….it’s like discovering stamping all over again! LOL! Does that make sense? With this particular card I went for a ‘grungy’ sort of style……you all know that is so not my thing! I think I succeeded!

  • Stamp Set- Extreme Guitar, Sanded BG, Extreme Elements, Wonderful Favourites
  • Cardstock- Kraft, Basic Grey, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink- Basic Grey, Versa Mark
  • Accessories- Brads, Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch

When I started this card I used Teneale’s technique from a couple of challenges ago? Do you remember her Wanted card where a coloured base was used and then embossed and brayered? I started the same way….but after I brayered I stamped the stars in versa mark poured white embossing powder over and heated, but I also reheated the clear embossing powder, I then quickly poured more white embossing powder over the card. It caught erratically all over the card but that is what I was hoping for…LOL! It gave that messy look as the stars by themselves looked too ‘clean’. I heated to set it! How do you think it turned out? I like it but it’s probably not something I will do a lot of! LOL!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT

Cindy

Renee

Chantelle

Sarah-Jane

Teneale

Makeesha

Lee Pelosi 

They will have something fabulous for you all to see!

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The Birthday Boy!

 

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I have been a little busy……..actually a whole lot busy! I will be heading for Sydney in two more sleeps and I have not started packing yet! Must get a wriggle on hey?! I am just extremely lucky that Keesh has decided to let this weeks Inkspiration slide and we’ll be back next week with awesome ideas and some exciting news to boot! Don’t you love being kept in suspense? LOL!

Yesterday it was my youngest childs birthday! After everything that has happened so far this year with this youngster it was extra emotional….for me anyway! I cannot speak for anyone else. He has turned three and seems to be three times the trouble of any child I know. But Ohhh how I love him so! This year we decided he was ready for his own bike. For the past year he has been pushing his brothers’ and sister’s bikes around the yard. It was a good hint at what he might have liked anyway. We got him a gorgeous Real Red bicycle and I decided to make a card to match.

Just ignore the mistakes. I had done too much to start again! LOL! How slack am I??! But I was making this card at about 12 midnight the day before his birthday! Nothing like leaving it to the last-minute!

Here are some pics from the day

 

Isn’t he just the cutest?! Don’t let those baby blues get to you though. He is TROUBLE!! with an extra big capital T! LOL! The candle blowing was extra funny. For some reason he was in a hurry and half way through the ‘Happy Birthday’ song he blew the candles out. The last photo was when we just started singing. Funny fellow….we were all sitting in the dark still singing happy birthday! LOL!

But anyway I hope to take photos of my gifts and swaps today and have them ready to post while I’m away at convention. Or maybe I should start the packing!!! What do you think?

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Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #21

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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

Cindy

Renee

Chantelle

Sarah-Jane

Teneale

Makeesha

Louise Ryan

They will have something fabulous for you to see I am sure.

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