You Make Me Happy!

Hello everyone, Did you think I would be back so soon? I know I didn’t, LOL! I seem to be on a card making streak. Let’s hope it lasts, I do have some Project Life to catch up on, so probably not too much longer. I have always wanted to go in without a plan with a card. I had an idea (you must have an idea), but no plan. I wanted to start with a water-coloured background and go from there. I just ripped four inks off the shelf, slapped them on some water-colour paper, wet them, spread them, then create something on top of it. I found myself quite surprised with what I ended up with. I seriously thought it would be a disaster, I would laugh loudly and say something like ‘What was I thinking?’ and go back to planning  a card. I must say it is not my usual sort of creation but I like it. What do you think? You Make Me Happy DSC_0478   I am loving gold at the moment and plan on playing with it some more, so keep a look out for that. You might end up telling me to “Back up away from the Gold!” Lol Stamps used-

  • Hello, Lovely
  • Hearts a Flutter
  • Gorgeous Grunge

Ink used-

  • Baked Brown Sugar
  • Strawberry Slush
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Pistachio Pudding
  • Early Espresso
  • Versa Mark

Card stock used-

  • Very Vanilla
  • Water-color paper

Tools used-

  • Gold embossing powder
  • Gold Twine
  • Gold Sequin ribbon
  • Heat Tool
  • Aqua Painter

I hope I have inspired you to ‘go in’ without a plan! Thanks for dropping by!

Hello Sweet Friend!

Hello everyone,

I have just recently had some time to sit down and make cards that are my very own creation. I love it when I have enough artistic inspiration to come up with something of my own. It has been a very dry spell on the card making front so far this year and this was a very welcome change. I have created other cards but they were CASE’s of other people’s beautiful work and I will put them up here on my blog in due course to share with you all.

I am so in love with the Fine Feathers stamp set and have been itching to create something “good” with it. I stress the word good because I have struggled with this set since I bought it. I have made a couple of cards with the set, but they will never see the light of day on my blog! LOL. Even though this set is not  predominate on this card it is one of the main elements.

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Stamp sets used

  • Everything Eleanor
  • Hardwood
  • Fine Feathers
  • Six Sided Sampler

Cardstock used-

  • Crumb Cake
  • Water-colour Paper
  • Vellum

Inks used-

  • Primrose Petals
  • Raspberry Ripple
  • Pool Party
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Crumb Cake
  • Early Espresso
  • Pear Pizzazz

Tool used-

  • White Gel Pen
  • Aqua Painter
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Sponges

If you have any questions just ask, either by leaving it in the comment section or email me by clicking on the MAIL link in top right hand corner of my blog.

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Everything Eleanor!

Hello everyone!

Everything Eleanor would have to be my favourite stamp set out of the 2012-13 SU catalogue. It is simply gorgeous. It has a variety of solid, silhouette and line art images. I love this sort of variety, very similar to Elements of Style and Creative Elements, which you all know I use a fair bit of both of those sets. So really is it any surprise?! LOL

I had a play with two cards using the same colour combo but mixing it up.

I think this is my favourite, but I always have loved red flowers.

After creating them and sitting back to have a look at them I realised that the birds look like they are ‘pooping’ the pearls. LOL!! It was not meant to look like that, I can assure you.

I also like the Natural Composition SDSP quite a lot and can see me using this a lot too.

So…..it has been a very long time since I have made a card and this one (two), could be my jumping block to get started again. We’ll see! So don’t be shy, what do you think of my ‘return from mega long card making holiday’ creations? Let me know which one is your favourite!

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For the Love of Framelits!!

Hello everyone!

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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Inkspirations Challenge #76

Hey everyone!

Can you believe it’s Inkspiration time already?! Time is just flying by. I have lots to do and no time to do it in! LOL! This weeks challenge is a colour challenge and it was a bit of a toughy! I’m not a huge Poppy Parade player. But hey it’s not called a challenge for nothing.

Here’s the colours

I had a play with watercolouring, followed by Shimmer Painting!

It’s quite basic, but I don’t mind how it turned out. I did a little masking, a little colouring, and daubed the two main flowers with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. I did use Baja Breeze….I promise! I coloured it lightly over the leaves….can you see it, well can you?! LOL!

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

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Melbourne Convention Workshop WOW #2

Hey everyone!

So I have made another one. I think this one is one of my favourites out of my presentation. It’s a little different but very striking, not my usual style, but hey, we have to try new things, and sometimes they work out well {we won’t mention the mishap to my butterfly onstage…okay?!}

This time round I embossed in black on Baja Breeze, bleached the image out, then dried it thoroughly with the heat tool because I used the markers to colour the image in. You don’t want to bleach out the tip of the markers so make you sure you dry it well! I used Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron.

It doesn’t matter what step you do first. You can do your bleaching and colouring or the butterfly cut. Whatever you feel comfortable with,

On the Beautiful Butterflies die you will notice the two half butterflies on the die. These are what you will use to cut your butterfly. Cut the big one first like normal, then place the butterfly back on the die over the top of the small butterfly. Placement can be a little tricky, you have to make sure the butterflies wingtips will not be cut by surrounding dies as they are rather close

but once you find that “sweet” spot on the die use tape to mark the position for the large folded butterfly…..like this -

It will be much easier for future use or if cutting multiple butterflies.

Well I hope you enjoyed my little presentation and I taught you something “new” at convention, also the people who couldn’t attend and are reading my blog now. I must say though the people who didn’t attend didn’t laugh at me!!! LOL! I had a blast though, and would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Melbourne Convention Workshop WOW!

Hey everyone!

I know that I have been promising that I would have the projects I made for my Workshop WOW uploaded and explained, but……you won’t believe this……I have to make the projects again! LOL! Unfortunately before leaving for Melbourne I forgot to take photos of all my samples. All my samples, by now, would be back at home office in NSW. So I cannot take photos of them now, LOL! So I hope to get one created each day until they are all made and I will post them here and on stampin’ connection for all to see. I do apologise. I am just lucky I have friends who have taken photos of my work up on the board at convention so I can recreate them perfectly!

Okay, for my presentation I was undecided on what technique or tip I wanted to show. I had two options that were sticking out for me. The Beautiful Butterflies die and the technique, Bleaching. In the end I decided to combine both and the two B’s were born! LOL!

My first project highlighted a simple bleaching technique, and here it is-

I stamped the image from Elements of Style {LOVE} in Versa Mark on Pretty in Pink CS. I then heat embossed clear embossing powder. Using my aqua painter filled with bleach I “coloured” the image in.

To give you a good idea what your CS will look like punch a little piece of CS out of every colour and bleach half of it so you can see what the end result will be. They don’t all go white like Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, just to name a few. Some go yellow or in Soft Suede’s case a soft mustard. Then punch a whole through them all and place on a metal ring for future reference. This is the one I made

I keep it in the colour families for quick reference, the only colour it doesn’t seem to affect is Basic Black. Whisper White seems to lose it shiny appearance, but doing something on white would seem rather pointless! LOL!

Anyway I best be off and make those other projects.

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A Holiday Lineup with a birthday attached!

Hey everyone!

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 #51

Hey everyone!

I have been a very bad blogger of late haven’t I? Well I must say that starting next week all systems should be GO!!  LOL! This is the kids last week at school and I am super excited about the upcoming weeks of non stop crafting!

Anyway this weeks challenge is a sketch and it is super easy and super cute. I enjoyed playing with Pear Pizzazz last week so I picked out another combo and off I went!!

I am loving my new Textured Impressions folder ‘Square Lattice’. Isn’t it gorgeous?! I am so in love with Elements of style at the moment and I have just discovered a gorgeous colour called Blushing Bride! Have you seen it before?! LOL! That might be my next colour of regular playing.

Check out the rest of the DT

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

Head over to the Inkspirations blog to submit your entry, we would love to see what you come up with!

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Inkspiration Challenge #50

Hey everyone!

You are all just gonna love this weeks challenge!! I know I loved it. The colours in the challenge are three colours I don’t use very often, especially Tempting turquoise, but you may have noticed the star gift box I made last week were in the same colours. I wasn’t aware they were the same as I made the star box first and used the colour coach to choose my colours. I then sat down the next day to create this weeks Inkspiration and had a giggle to myself! Oh well!! It was great to challenge myself and create something else with the same colours!

This card is for a very special mother who has it right now as it was her birthday yesterday!  Of course she loves it!

Here’s the inside……yep, I decorated the inside…..Shock, horror!! LOL!

So what do you think?? I think I have a new favourite colour combo!

Check out the rest of the DT, they will have something fab for your eyes to feast on!

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

If you get the chance to participate link your creation at the Inkspiration Challenge  site so everyone can see.

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