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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Festive Friday Challenge #20

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Time for a Festive Friday Challenge. This week we have an Inspiration photo…..a real pretty one at that.

Isn’t that just gorgeous?! It took me a while to think about what I wanted to do. My thought process is so out of whack. All I could see was the Candy Canes, LOL!

This is my creation

As you can see I made some candy canes, lol! I also used the colour scheme and the ribbon. I used the flourish out of the Always Elegant stamp set in the background, the idea was to make the candy canes ‘pop’ off the page and also to make it a bit more elegant. I think I succeeded! I used the stripes embossing folder for the bottom half of the card to break up the simplicity.

Now don’t forget to head on over to Nicole’s blog and submit your creation and share it all with us.

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To My Friend!

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Are you enjoying all the things I made at retreat this year? I only have two more to share after this one. This one was also a challenge. I had to use the decorative frames embossing folder. It didn’t matter which one. I went with the oval anyway.

I also used some of the Crumb Cake seam binding Madonna gave us.  Yep another freebie from Mads. Did I mention that she is the best upline EVER!! I was also very proud that this was the only Crumb Cake card I made. We all know that this is my favourite colour for cards, LOL! I used stamp sets Friends Never Fade, Elements of Style, French Foliage and Friendly Phrases. I used the colours Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla. You may have noticed on my Easter card also the scallop border around the oval. I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and used the same technique I used on my Elements of Style card. I threaded the seam binding through the sentiment piece and tied a bow. I just used a hobby knife to make the cut. Very simple. I used the Itty Bitty shapes punches to make the flowers and added a pearl in the centre. I love how petite they are. Even though they are so small I think they make a big impact on the overall look.

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Happy Engagement!

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Just the other day I was asked by a friend to create an Engagement card, followed of course by a Wedding card. I haven’t made the second one yet as I have a little time up my sleeve at the moment. But I have to admit I have not made an Engagement card yet. Does that sound weird? I have been to a few weddings and hens nights so why not engagement parties? I will have to look into that! lol!

I was also asked to make this card elegant. This is something I don’t do a lot of. I must say it took all my oomph not to sponge the edges! LOL! I am not entirely sure I pulled it off either…..what do you think?

I used the colours Calypso Coral (my new fave btw), Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. I pulled out an old favourite SS too, I {Heart} Hearts and mixed it up with a new favourite, Creative Elements. I think they look nice together. The background was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I think the card is growing on me anyway. Good practice for the elegant Wedding card!

I also made another card today but I am saving it for another day to share. Such a tease aren’t I?!

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Inkspirations Challenge #63

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It’s Inkspiration time, and this time it is a sketch. I had a lot of fun with this one. Maybe it’s because I got to ink up some new rubbah! LOL! Tonight people, I am giving you a sneak peek at a stamp set that will be soon released on April 1st in the new Autumn\Winter Mini. I absolutely adore this SS and the coordinating DSP. I haven’t used the DSP on this card but I am sure in no time I will have it all consumed and I will be buying some more.

I haven’t played with the cracked glass technique in a while so I thought I would with this challenge as there is a panel on the sketch that is perfect for this technique. I love, love, LOVE this technique. Take a look at the sketch-

The colours were selected from the Colour Coach. Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze. I added the Dynamic Duo, Basic Grey as well. There is also a teeny bit of Perfect Plum as I needed a fifth colour. Can you spot it? LOL!

A little close up of the cracked glass panel. After cracking the panel I like to rub some ink over it. It gets caught in the cracks and gives them more emphasis. Now my panel does look a little yellow but that is because I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the panel before clear embossing. It looks a little like I have burnt the embossing, doesn’t it?! Oh well you live and learn! LOL! The three panels behind were stamped randomly  then spritzed with Basic Black. I love this tool. I find I am using it a lot lately.

Well I hope I have inspired you to create and have a play with this weeks Inkspiration challenge and I hope to see your submission soon.

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

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

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Grunge Rock!

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I thought I would share with you all one of the projects from my Mini catalogue Launch. I liked this one quite a lot actually and it was super quick and easy to put together and to top it off it is a male birthday card! It’s not very often I make one of those for this here blog! I already have the perfect recipient. I just have to make sure I don’t lose it! You are probably thinking how can she lose it? Trust me….I do it a lot….unless of course I have a fairy card thief. I might just see if I can catch one and send it on over to Karen Thomas’s house to steal some cards for me. LOL! Sorry I couldn’t help it! I just love Karen’s cards so much that I would stoop to thievery!

Anyway here is my card-

See I told you it was super easy. Well I hope I have inspired you to pull out Grunge Rock and have a play because as I have just realised card making is super fun and calming. Actually, I think it has a lot to do with the fact my son just started Kindy this week and that might explain the high volume of card making and blog posts this week! LOL!

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Inkspiration Challenge #51

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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 #47

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Have we got some news for you or what!!! and it’s all fabulous!! LOL!

To start off the Inkspirations have a new home….yep that’s right…..Inkspiration Challenges now has its own blog. So if you want to see the new challenge, check out the DT’s gorgeous creations  and submit your creation to the challenge……… you can do it all  HERE (make sure you save it to your favourites) 

Another HUGE announcement is our new Design Team. We have six new members and they are divine stampers and crafters and you will fall in love with them all! I know I already have.

So here is the new team

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

OMG!!! It’s huge isn’t it! LOL! So there is plenty of inspiration for all!

Now onto my submission!

Well I’m at the craft fair right now……selling lots of my goodies! Well I hope so anyway. LOL! So here’s hoping the scheduled post thing works this time!

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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?

Check out the rest of the DT

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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My New Craft Trolley!!

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I have a little sneak peek for you all from the new catty and then some pics of my new Craft Trolley. I lurve my new trolley. It is so accessible and makes me want to craft more! WOOHOO!!! So exciting!

There is a card in the new catalogue that inspired this one. So very pretty! This is using one of the stamp sets that will be released September 1st and I am totally in love with it…..the stamp set that is! LOL! I also used the Vintage Wallpaper textured Impression Folder! Another one of my faves.

But now here are some pics of my new trolley!!

Some suspension files for all my cardstock! All named and ready to go. This is what I look at when I turn right in my chair.

Heaps of room for all my punches

and of course my BigShot and some other bits and pieces. It has not been refined as yet! I am sure I will chop and change things as I go to suit my needs most. I love it…love it…love it!! It sounds lazy but I just hated having to get up and dig things out of my tidy drawers to play. So maybe this will mean that I will be crafting more!! I am so excited about that! Are you?

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