Birthday Time!

Hello everyone!

Today is my eldest daughters birthday. My beautiful, gorgeous, kind, and hip daughter, Jemma! Who loves to get kisses by her youngest brother, Darcy

Lat year her favourite colour was purple, well this year it is black and pink. So her card and presents are decorated so.

The ‘in’ thing lately seems to be hexagons, so I thought I would have a play with them on this card. I don’t have any sort of hexagon punch or die so I knew I had to create these from scratch when I realised our Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals were the perfect size and shape.

The splotches is just Whisper White ink refill being splattered over the left hand side of the card and I really like how that has turned out. I may have smudged a couple of drops but I was in such a hurry to finish as I have a few things to do today, being a birthday in the house and all.

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For the Love of Framelits!!

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What a weekend I have had….actually make that a week! My youngest has come down with a middle ear infection, poor little thing, he was crying so hard and was inconsolable. I HATE that. You feel so useless and you cannot take their pain away. We are just super lucky our Doctor opens at 8am on a Sunday and we can come in without appointment. We got in straight away without waiting and it was our Doctor that was rostered on that weekend too. Extra bonus!! I love our Doctor! It is so hard to find a good one, especially one so good with kids…….Gee I can go on can’t I?!

Anyway, I have this super cute card to share. I made this a little while ago, I actually made a few of them I liked it so much. My new love is the Framelits Dies and matching Stamp Set Apothecary Art. I just wish I had more time to play! LOL!

I used colours Blushing Bride, Regal Rose and Crumb Cake to colour in the Image using a Aqua Painter. I used Water Colour paper for the image and Very Vanilla for the base and textured section. I also used some of the lusciousness that is Blushing Bride Pleated Stain Ribbon. Love these ribbons.

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Bright Birthday Blossom!

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I’m back again! I have cheated however. I made this card last week with the Spiced Paisley ‘Hello’ card. But I think it better I share them individually rather than all at once. Otherwise there would be no eye candy for a whole week. LOL!

On that day I decided to play with some stamp sets that I haven’t really played with a lot since getting them. Build a Blossom was one of them.

As you can see I also used the Spiced Paisley Stamp Set. Hahaha! Seem to be a new favourite of mine. I didn’t see that coming! I used the strip of circles stamp out of the Spiced Paisley Stamp Set to create the BG on the Very Vanilla and the biggest paisley for the Perfect Plum base. The other two colours used are Lucky Limeade and Red Riding Hood. A rather cute combo I think.

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Birthday Treats!!

It was my sweet girl, Akayla’s Birthday on the second of December, and she loves everything pretty, and so do I. That’s why I have lots of fun making her card and wrapping her goodies. A very pink and green girl to! Loves a princess or two also! LOL!

Oohhh I love those colours. I used Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla, with a little Early Espresso. Oh and the bow is Pretty in Pink 5/8″ Satin Ribbon.

The stamp sets used are Array of Sunshine and Happiest Birthday Wishes. Both sets are found in the hostess section of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. They are both gorgeous sets and worth having.

Here are some pics of the nights festivities

So that’s another year done. I wish it would slow down, my babies are growing up too quickly. My youngest starts Prep next year and I am just not looking forward to being by myself with no one to entertain. I suppose after a couple of weeks of twiddling my thumbs I will find heaps to do……maybe even card making!! LOL!

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Happy Day!

I thought I would share with you all a card I made recently for all the Stampin’ Up! parties I did in November. It has to be one of the quickest and easiest cards I have made in quite a while……and you know what? I love it!

I have used the stamp set Awash with Flowers {LOVE} and this set just so hppens to be on sale this month only along with a whole heap of other goodies available only from Stampin’ Up! Click on the pic below to open the pdf

What fabulous savings all those goodies anywhere from 30-50% OFF! If there is anything you like just EMAIL me and I will order it for you and have it delivered to your door.

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Inkspiration Challenge #91

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It’s Inkspiration time! The sketch is pretty simple but suitable for any occasion.

My submission

I thought I would keep it simple and subtle and to have a play with a new stamp that I have had here for a month….Precious Butterflies.

I pulled out my fave circle tool, Circle Scissor Plus to make the two bigger circles and my 3/4″ and 1″ circle punches for the smaller circles. I used colours Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz. A very lovely combo!

Dont forget to check out the Inkspirations Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT’s creations and to submit your design as well.

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Inkspiration Challenge #90

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It is Inkspiration time and it is a colour challenge, and a really pretty one at that. I should have resorted to doing flowers because that is what I do with pretty colours, but I wanted to challenge myself to do something different. I will say I did have some trouble…..lol!

This is what I came up with (minus the couple attempts sitting in the bin…LOL!)

I pulled out the Up, Up & Away stamp set for its first play. I would love to play with it some more but I will have to wait.

The annual Christmas in the Country Craft Show is in less than a month and I have lots to create. I best get started….lol!

Check out the Inkspiration Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT’s creations and link us to your submission so we can oohh and aahh over them.

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Inkspirations Challenge #88

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It’s Inkspiration time, and this time it is a colour challenge. I love the colour challenges. Check out this weeks colours

Pretty bright huh?! My first thought was “WHOOAAA!! What am I going to do with that??” lol!

Here is my sample-

I had a little play with the chair stamp in the Little Additions SS and used some other stamps to give the chairs a patterned appearance. I love how they turned out. I used the Kindness Matters SS and stamped the half-doily along the top to jazz up an otherwise boring card…lol!

Well, now you need to head on over to the Inkspirations Blog to check out the rest of the DT and to submit your creation.

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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 #79

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Before I get started on this weeks challenge particulars, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all my followers and commentors! I have now reached over 200 followers and I am just flabbergasted. It was only just a short time ago that I was giving a card away to the 150th follower. As most of you know my blogging has been….well, a little slim. I hope to turn this around this coming week and start blogging a lot more regularly. Things in my life have been a little difficult of late {I won’t go into particulars as there were quite a few challenges}, and I am starting to turn a new corner. But the support you guys give me boosts my spirits and makes me smile….a lot!

So I will be randomly choosing a subscriber to receive this weeks creation for the Inkspiration challenge. I will let you know the winner tomorrow……see good incentive to post again! LOL!

Okay, this week is a sketch

my submission…

I realised I haven’t played with the owl punch nearly enough, so I pulled it out. Isn’t she just the cutest?!

I have been seeing quite a few cards with circles in the back ground used as accents and I am loving it. Might do some more. More blog post gold! lol!

My Stampin’ Up! colour combo is Regal Rose, Soft Suede and So Saffron. Love this combo for girl birthday cards.

Now there is one more thing I would like to share with you all today. Last week I bought a new pet. He wasn’t an impulse purchase as we {my family} have been discussing it for a while. But we just were not sure what breed we would go with. But when I met this fellow I just had to have him.

So without further ado I introduce you to CHARLIE BROWN!

He is just the sweetest bird. He is hand raised and he gives the softest kisses and nibbles and I think he starting to copy my laugh!! LOL! He is a Rainbow Lorikeet and has the most amazing bright feathers. Under his wings is the most brightest red I think I have ever seen! In this shot he was entertaining us with his dancing on my crafting desk so his head is a little blurry. When I have some better pics I will post them.

Anyhoo! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT and post your submission over at the Inkspirations Challenge Blog. I would love to see what you have created.

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