Festive Friday Challenge #16

Hello everyone!

Long time no post! I can tell you all the details about what I have been doing but I don’t want to bore you. We have just had some changes in our household and it is taking some adjusting. I hope to be back to regular programming soon.

Today though is all about the Festive Friday Challenge #16. It is all about punched flowers for a Mother’s Day theme. I hope you all get to play along.

Here is my submission for the DT duties!

Here are a couple of photos of it open

I love making different shaped cards and I wanted to incorporate the brand new edgelit die and embossing folder which is featuring in our new Autumn/Winter mini. The link to it is on my sidebar.

I also used new stamp set Mixed Bunch and the coordinating punch, plus some gorgeous new DSP called Twitterpated.

Thanks for dropping by!

Inkspiration Challenge #69

Hey everyone!

Right now I am at convention……I am sure I am having an absolute blast, LOL! I will let you know all the deets when I get back. I will have lots to tell you!

So this weeks challenge!

Isn’t that a super cute sketch?!

My submission,

I really love how this one turned out. I haven’t played with faux roses for a while……actually ever since my presentation at Brisbane Regionals. With this card I was actually going to do it in all brown tones for that vintage look…..but I just couldn’t do it….Cherry Cobbler was screaming at me to be pulled out of its slot in the ink caddy! LOL! I also then added Pretty in Pink and Old Olive. If you’re wondering how I stamped the main image, I stamped it with Early Espresso and then clear embossed it, but that was when I thought I was doing all brown tones. I used the Aqua Painter to colour my image.

To make these particular flowers I first did the Faux suede technique where you separate the papers fibres in two. This made the flowers more pliable to create the rolled petals. I used the Little Leaves die and cut it up for the leaves.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT at the Inkspirations Challenge Blog  and submit your design for all to see.

Thanks for dropping by!

Mother’s Day is Coming!!!

Hey everyone!

Can you believe we are half-way through March already?! This year seems to be going much quicker than last. I’m not trying to make the year go faster by doing Mother’s Day projects, but next month I want to concentrate on the Autumn\Winter Mini Catalogue Launch. So here is some piccy’s of my upcoming workshop.

I love the combo of Rich Razzleberry, Tempting turquoise and Certainly Celery. From memory I did the Star Box in the same colours! So bright and vibrant. I have seen a few different versions of this box/purse. But I found this tutorial by Tami White on YouTube that shows a quick simple version. Super cute huh?!  It’s a very good size for Pandora/Chamilia packages or any type of jewellery. I’m not sure about you but when I have teeny tiny gifts they are hard to wrap or package nicely. I find making little packages like this are simply perfect.

If you are local to me and would like to create this project….email me and I will book you in OR if you would like to order the product to make your own at home email me and I will have the goodies delivered straight to your door!

Thanks for dropping by!

Inkspiration Inspiration Challenge #21

Hey everyone!!

I thought I would let you know first that Keesh is experiencing more technical difficulties and unfortunately will not have the last Inkspiration winners or the current challenge posted as yet. No-one is more disappointed than Keesh is, but as soon as able they will be up for you all to see. So please stay tuned for that. 

This time it is an Inkspiration Inspiration challenge and GUESS WHAT???!! I get to host this one. So very exciting! I do hope that you all have a go at playing with this inspiration piece. I find it so elegant and pretty! Take a look-

and here is my interpretation

Not a lot of stamping happening here but I do love how this has turned out and I will be giving this one to that special someone when the time arrives. Can you guess who?? LOL!

  • Stamp Set– Flower Fancy, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Cardstock– Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
  • Ink– Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
  • Accessories– Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

I am loving this scallop punch faux flowers. They are so easy to create and so very effective. I have seen them everywhere of late so I thought I would contribute. The colours in the picture are a little more pink than what I have used but I have been itching to play with the Cottage Wall DSP. So very pretty!! I also used the outline leaves stamp from the Flower Fancy set on the DSP to make my leaves. I think it suits this flower perfectly and will probably use it like this more often. You all know how I like to stamp flowers!

Make sure you visit the rest of the DT to see more fabulous eye candy and leave them all some comment love.






Louise Ryan

Want to play along? – here are some guidelines.

If you would like to play along, all you need to do is follow the directions:

1. Make your creation following the challenge ie, sketch, colour, or inspiration image.

2. Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, with a direct link back to the post on this website, so that others viewing the post will know where the challenge has come from, and it is courtesy to do so.

3. Then come back to this post so that you can add your name and link in the Mr. Linky!

You have until the Thursday the 6th May midnight to get your entries linked.

I will be announcing the winner and honourable mention on Friday the 7th May in the afternoon

I cannot wait to see what you all create! I am SUPER EXCITED!!

ETA- This Mr Linky is different to Keesh’s. I couldn’t get the other version as I am with wordpress.com and it doesn’t have Java script. Pain in the bum! LOL! Just click on the link below and it will direct you to the page to add your name and link. It will not list your names on my blog but will on the Mr Linky link page. IYKWIM!! LOL! Have fun people!!