Sweet Sunday Sketch #161!

Hello everyone!

Currently Karen who is the creator of Sweet Sunday Sketches is have a DT call on her blog. I thought I would have a go, you never know unless you try right?

So here is this weeks sketch

and here is my submission

I decided to have a play with the My Friend stamp set accompanied by Always Elegant. I did some second stage stamping with the main image of flowers and leaves. I also did quite a bit of sponging to make some of the panels ‘pop’. The little vintage brad was dipped in white Staz-On to change the colour a little.

I hope you all like my card,

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More Established Elegance…

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I did tell you I couldn’t put the Established Elegance stamp set away, right?! LOL! This one though I think is a little prettier. This is also a sneak peek at something that is new in our upcoming Autumn/Winter Mini. Can you pick it?

I really love this card. It was also a challenge from Madonna, but this challenge was for everyone (we had three of these). This was a sketch challenge, and it was actually one of the Sweet Sunday Sketches from Karen Giron’s site and this was challenge #151.

You may have noticed I used some of my favourite paper, First Edition. Love that stuff. The “Hello” is from one of the Sale-A-Bration sets Elementary Elegance. I used some Victoria Crochet Trim and an Antique Brad and the new item I used was the Pleated Satin Ribbon. The colour is Blushing Bride. Isn’t it just divine?!

This card, you may have noticed is a teeny bit shimmery, here’s a closer look

I used the Vanilla Smooch Spritz over the top of the card when finished. I love this stuff. It just makes your project really shine.

Anyway, I will be back again soon with another creation to share.

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Inkspiration Challenge #99

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It’s Inkspiration time! This week it is a sketch challenge and a square one at that.

I Think this would be a perfect scrapbook page LO but I stuck with the card. See I am boring aren’t I?! LOL! It’s just when I saw this design an idea came to me to use that large panel as a patterned scene, like wrapping paper and the three panels can be used for the sentiment.

Have a look

I like how it turned out and also how neutral it is. I used subtle hints of Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party. It looks better close up. For the sentiment I used Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. It makes the card ‘pop’ I love it. I used stamp sets Jolly Bingo Bits and Welcome Christmas.

Hop on over to the Inkspiration Challenge Blog and link to your creation and check out the rest of the DT’s designs.

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Inkspirations Challenge #81

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I bet you all think I dropped off the face of the planet! LOL! In a way I did. I have had sick kids home from school, 72 meters of 6ft fence to build, children’s parties to attend, tax appointments to keep, a hubby’s BBQ birthday to organise, workshops to hold and not to mention the usual day-to-day running of a four children household. All this just after I said I would be blogging more regularly. I have also had a lack of mojo, this certainly doesn’t help and I even missed last weeks Inkspiration Challenge. I do hope things slow down soon. I need a time out! LOL!

Anyway this weeks challenge is a sketch challenge.

and my submission

I love this stamp set. It doesn’t look it but there is a lot of paper piecing going on here. I spent all day yesterday getting that little panel together and then late last night I misplaced it. I nearly cried! LOL! I eventually found it and finished the card this morning, so I am not completely happy with the end result as I rushed it so I could have it uploaded. I had grand plans but ended up simplifying it. Oh well maybe next time I won’t leave it to the last minute.

Don’t forget to go to the Inkspirations Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the DT and to link your creation.

I do have something else to do as you all might remember I said I would give my last challenges’ card away to a subscriber to celebrate the amount of subscribers I have. I went to Random Number picker and the number 79 came up, which I thought was fitting considering it was Challenge #79. So after going through all the subcriptions #79 belonged to

Nicole Derendorf.

So I will send the card to Nicole as soon as I get her details! Talk soon girlfriend.

I have one more thing to share. It’s a photo of my boy Darcy with his new toy.

He absolutely loves it! He loves anything “car” He went to Mopar Sunday at Willowbank Raceway on the weekend and had an absolute blast. He totally loves Dodges, in particular the Dodge Superbee and the ’69 Dodge Charger. When he came across one he would tell his dad to take a photo of him with it. Very cute. He did impress some owners with his knowledge and let him sit inside their pristine show quality cars. He was in seventh heaven I can assure you. I have some photos of the day and I will share them with you next time.

Oh well have heaps more to do so I best get to it!

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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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Inkspirations Challenge #77

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It’s Inkspiration time! unfortunately my crafting has not ‘got the flow’ if you know what I mean……probably not so let me explain. When I start a card I don’t always have the end result in my head. It starts with a colour or stamp set. Gradually different ideas form as I work as I think what would suit the look I want and also the element that would make the card ‘pop’. Some very good elements and accents come out of this process. This is what I mean about missing mojo. You may have heard me mention about this before. So at this moment that flow is not happening and I get stuck on things and I now rush the card to get it finished in time for deadlines {which I think I was late for anyway….bugger!}. Oh well! Hopefully it will come back to me. Wish me luck! LOL!

Okay so the sketch for this week is

and my submission

I don’t know I am just not feelin’ it! It’s a nice enough card but I know it’s not the best I could do with it! LOL!

It is our neighbours sons 1st birthday this weekend, hence the theme. I am sure they will love it.

I glittered the dragonflies wings with dazzling diamonds and made the red beetle nice and shiny with crystal effects! They were meant to make the card ‘pop’…LOL!

Dont forget to go the Inkspirations Challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT’s creations and to submit your interpretation of this weeks challenge.

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Inkspirations Challenge #75

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It’s sketch time this week at Inkspirations and I decided to create my daughters 10th birthday card with it. On this card I wanted to incorporate this gorgeous little creation that I saw on Sarah-Jane Kale’s blog. I loved the little dress so much I used the same DSP to create it.

I am so in love with this card right now and so is my daughter. Thanks Sarah-Jane, I love your work!

The number 10 is Perfect Plum CS covered in Crystal Effects and while still wet I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds. Pretty cute huh?

I Used three stamp sets and one BG stamp. Sew Suite, French Foliage, Bring on the Cake and Medallion. I know, a weird combo right?! But I think it has worked well. The only thing I would probably do different is the sentiment. I think it would look nicer in Perfect Plum. What do you think?

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

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