Thank You Friend!

Hello everyone!

Wow!! I have another card to show you all…..can you believe it?! LOL

This card was made for my very dear friend, Theresa who on the weekend hosted a workshop for me. I was trying to channel her while creating this fun little card. I know she loves layers and texture and things that are ‘vintagey’ (lol). I was told by Theresa that I did extremely well! Yep that’s right!! SHE LOVES IT!!! Actually, I nearly didn’t give it to her as I loved it as soon as it was finished, but hey I can make another one! It may not be exactly the same but close.

You know how I said in my last post that I love the ‘hello’ stamp in the My Friend Stamp Set, well I used it again. Only subtly this time. I also used the large leaf and flower stamp in the same set. I clear embossed them on the card. I did use quite a few sets to finish this one but the main element is from Field Flowers. The colours are Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake, with Very Vanilla as the canvas. I used the technique Emboss Resist just slightly to highlight the embossing.

I do love these sorts of cards even if it took a couple of hours to complete! They are so worth it, especially when you are giving it to a dear friend!

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Inkspiration Challenge #82

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It’s Inkspirations time! A colour challenge too. I love this combo, you may remember my last play with it. I used the Morning Cup SS, did a little watercolouring as well. Hhmmmm I might pull that set out and have a play! LOL!

Here’s the colours

and here’s my card

I have been seeing quite a few pinwheels about lately, so I decided to have a play making my own. They are so easy to create, and also so darn cute!!! I made another project as well with them and the girls made it at our workshop. I will show that another day. It also has the ruffled scallops. I think they are also the cutest! LOL!

Anyway be sure to check out the rest of the DT and submit your creation over at the Inkspiration Challenge Blog

Oh and one more thing, I have a pic of my boys I have to share

We were visiting my parents and they were playing together on the trampoline. I love these brotherly shots. Super Cute!!

I just remembered I also promised you a pic of my son at Mopar Sunday as well….lol

He is standing beside his favourite car of the whole show, the Dodge Superbee. This is the one he wanted to buy, and as luck would have it, it was for sale! Pity we didn’t have the $32000!  LOL!

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Inkspiration Challenge #50

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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!

Kirsty (me)

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

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Starry, Starry Christmas!

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I had a fabulous evening yesterday creating some super cute Christmas Gift Boxes. Everyone (meaning the Inkspirations Crew), has been inspiring me to use other than traditional Christmas colours of late…..have you seen their work?? Simply stunning. So I thought that’s what I would do last night. I thought what would be one colour that is not usually associated with Christmas……..Purple was the answer. Rich Razzleberry in fact. I know it goes well with Pear Pizzazz so I used the colour coach, checked out both colours and on the Pear Pizzazz chip I found the combo Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise……perfect!

The template is a Lauren Meader creation (LOVE her templates) So I bet you’re dying to see it!!……well are you?…….okay, okay, here it is

and again

oh okay….and again

Of course I had to use the shimmer paint… Christmas bauble should be without it!! LOL! This time after I stamped the image I used a paint brush and painted the shimmer on. Super easy!! You should all have a go if you haven’t yet!

Well I have workshops to organise so I best be off!

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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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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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Making more Monsters!!

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I just wanted to show you the other card that I made at Michelle’s. Before leaving for her place I decided to cut down on what I was taking by choosing colour combos with the Colour Coach and only taking those colours in the CS. Clever hey??! I just had to match up the colours with Stamp Sets now!! LOL!

Well I wanted to play with Make a Monster and the Baja Breeze Sweet Set combo , I thought, went well with it…..what do you think?

Check out those eyes….just a touch leary…but hey he’s a monster! LOL!

I also did a little spritzing, just to dirty it up a bit so it is not so clean and crisp. More of a Darcy card LOL!

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Awash with Curly Cute!

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Today I am visiting a very kind and sweet stampin’ friend! Her name is Michelle O’Neill. You may have seen her some of my photos from the Fundraiser and Regionals and we belong to the same team…the Mad Inkstincts! I am making thank you cards for all the people who helped me on my big day that was such a HUGE success! But everyone’s card is going to be different! I get bored very easily making the same card over and over! LOL! I hope to visit my other helpers soon and when I do I will post a pic of their cards!

I am enjoying watercolouring a lot lately it has been very therapeutic! Not sure why??! LOL! I used to struggle with it a LOT! But I think I realised it didn’t have to be perfect!

I hope she likes it!

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Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #39

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I was very lucky to receive more brand new goodies today……and lots of them. I just couldn’t help but place another order……and another…..and another…hehee! Every time I open that catalogue I think Hmmmm I just HAVE to have that stamp set, ribbon, or DSP! LOL!

Anyway that’s not why we are here!! It is time for an Inkspiration challenge!

Isn’t that just gorgeous?! So simple but with endless possibilities. I had quite a few ideas running around my head…..I love and hate that at the same time. Love because I have heaps of ideas, Hate because I cannot do them all at once! LOL

This is what I ended up with

I am having heaps of fun making faux flowers at the moment. I have been experimenting with different styles and techniques, and having some fun along the way! I even maneuvered the ribbon tails to resemble leaves. Pretty cute huh?!

  • Stamp Set– Curly Cute, Woodgrain BG
  • Cardstock– Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgandy, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake DSP
  • Ink– Bravo Burgandy, Sahara Sand
  • Accessories– Crumb Cake Button, Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon, Scallop Trim Border punch, Dimensionals, Cutter Kit, Bone Folder

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Well best be off…..I have some planning to do! heheheee

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A Fabulous Affair!!

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Well first I would like to apologise for my absence from the Inkspiration Challenge last week! It is the first one I have ever missed and will be the last. Most of you know I had the RACQ Careflight fundraiser last Saturday and the week preceding was as you can imagine very busy! I just plum forgot and I thought I would be able to get it done on Sunday………that didn’t work. I thought I would just relax this week and come in with a fresh perspective this week with all cylinders firing……so watch out tomorrow!!!

I have to tell you though that we raised a stunning $1,962.20. The school my children attend raised a further $314.00. It was a fabulous event and I had a great time and so did the guests. Have a look at some of the pictures of the day!

I just wish I got more photos of the day, but that’s okay some of my helpers got some beauties on their cameras. I will show them when I have a copy.
We did receive a visit from QT (Queensland Times) and they did a little interview and took a couple of photos. Go HERE to have a look!

We ended up on the front page of Mondays edition….. OMG!!! But it didn’t end there. Channel Ten were in the area on Monday and asked if we would do an interview for the News at Five program. I was a little nervous but we did it, my hubby and I plus our little man. It was very strange seeing ourselves on TV. Even Darcy recognised it. They also showed some footage of the day when everything happened and Darcy told us that was when he ‘fell in the water’. It was a sad moment and Darcy and I shared a cuddle on the lounge as he remembered that fateful day. Poor thing…..I thought he didn’t recall a thing.

We were, however, so very happy that RACQ Careflight received more exposure and letting people know that CPR is an invaluable thing to learn. It can save someones life.

Well as you are probably aware there was a snippet of a card above! So that must mean I have something to show you! LOL! I received all my new goodies today….WOOHOO!!! So exciting. I had a small chance this arvy to have a play and what I have been most itching to play with is Awash with Flowers. It will be my new A Rose is a Rose.

I hope you like it and I am now off to do some more crafting!

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