You Brighten My Day!

Hello everyone,

I have been playing with some of my Sale-A-Bration goodies, and also wanted to create some cards to give to some friends who have been there for me a lot lately. I did make another one with a matching wine bottle topper but would you believe I forgot to take some photos. I really loved the design as well. I was just in too much of a hurry to give it away! LOL.

Instead I will share this one which is destined for another friend who has been my rock lately.

You Brighten my Day



Here is a close up of the main image

You Brighten My Day


This was such a simple basic design which would also work very well on a square card.

The star burst stamp is from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. I very carefully lifted the stamp, after the first impression, did a very slight turn and stamped it again in second generation. If you are not comfortable in doing that free hand you can use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help you stamp it perfectly.

The light bulb and sentiment is from the Sale-A-Brtion stamp set You Brighten My Day.

I used some Crystal Effects and some silver sparkle glitter adhesive to enhance the light bulb.

So in all a quick, easy, effective card. I hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by,

Kirsty xx

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Inkspirations Challenge #61

Hey everyone!

It’s Inkspiration time ladies, We have a sketch for you this week and it is super easy and adaptable to just about any stamp set.

I might even have another play with it.

I kept this one real simple, LUV simple and I love this card. 

Here’s my super cute monster

I’m sure you remember my little grumble about Wild Wasabi last week and how I barely play with it and I’m not sure what to do with it…..well I decided to play with it. Do you know how well it goes with Garden Green (another one of those colours I don’t play with) and Crumb Cake?! Which happens to be some of the colours in the Woodland Walk collection. These papers are just gorgeous. I wasn’t sure of them at first but I have fallen in love with them.

Don’t forget to play along over at the Inkspirations Challenge Blog and upload your creation for all to see!

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Some Workshop Goodies!…oh and some candy!

Hey everyone!

I am slowly getting back into the swing of things after a few months of….well how to explain…’s been a mixture of things, it started with a very stressful period of home life. Things just build up and up and before you know it you don’t handle things too well and you don’t seem to be in control of anything!! Things were staring to settle when we had a few weeks of flooding (See previous POST), and then the major flooding that wiped out a local town, Grantham. Things are still not good there. People are still missing with a huge possibility of not being found at all, the clean up is still happening and it is absolutely amazing how far spread the debris is. It is still lying all over farmers crops and paddocks, roads, railway and well just everywhere, not to mention the damage to the roads, rail and properties. Things that will take at least 6 months to fix or replace. Grantham is still a “no go zone” for the general public except trucks, heavy equipment, SES, Police, Army, Volunteers and of course traffic control ( hi Theresa). 

I want to thank all of my long time followers for sticking by me and sending me words of love and encouragement through the rough times. Even when my crafting time nearly turned non-existent people joined as followers to my blog. I now have 142 subscribers in the short time I added the subscription tab right down on the bottom right. Two of them joined today! WOW! Now I just have to get back on top of my blogging…LOL!! No I promise I will!! I’m being serious….just ignore previous claims of more regular blogging….which didn’t happen….I know, I know, but I am feeling good about this one! Just to prove it I think I will send one of my cards to the 150th person who subscribes to this here blog! LOL! I’m not sure if that proves it but it’s a good start. I will even let the 150th person choose the one card from a selection of three…how does that sound?! Now your probably just wishin’ those three cards were as good as Karen Thomas’s !!!!! ROFLOL!!! I will keep you all updated on how this turns out!

So onto my creation

I’m not sure if you recognise this but on the front of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue there is this gorgeous card. I simply fell in love with it. I didn’t have the appropriate stamps so I improvised. This card will be the project at tomorrows party. {Waving at you Deeann} I am sure they will love it!

I even have some table candy for them, full of chocolate eclairs, of course-

Well I best be going. I still have much to do!

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Inkspiration Challenge #43

Hey everyone!

It’s Inkspiration time! My favourite time of the week! This week is sketch time and it is a very versatile sketch too…..I might just make a couple more things with it this weekend. Check it out

I was in the mood for a funky boy card, and I haven’t played with my Extreme Elements SS for a while so out it came and off I went

  • Stamp Set– Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, Perfect Punches
  • Cardstock– Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink– Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Versa Mark
  • Accessories– Mat Pack, Wide Oval punch, SAMJ, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black Markers

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Making more Monsters!!

Hey everyone!

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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Baby Bundle!

Hey everyone!

On Thursday I told you all I was off to visit my buddy Michelle. Well I had a fabulous day! Even though we intended to stamp all day, we didn’t quite get there! LOL! Firstly I left home 2 hrs later than planned {don’t ask, LOL!}, got there did some chatting, started creating, did some more chatting, had lunch, more chatting, and then more stamping……….OMG!!! I have to go, it’s getting late! Oh well! The day just went too fast. So after saying my goodbyes I head off in the sunset only to get stuck in traffic on the Pacific Motorway for an hour and a half! I’m not even sure what it was that made us sit there that long….all of a sudden we were off and there was no clues to what blocked us. Later closer to home on the Warrego Highway there was a terrible accident in a well-known black spot and I was thankful ten minutes earlier I jumped off to get some dinner {which I planned to get in Gatton} at Plainlands.  What a mess. Wreckage was strewn all across the four lane highway {{{{shudder}}}} Scary stuff!

But anyway I did manage to create 2 cards on my visit and this is one of them

I was very impressed with the example in the catalogue, I recreated it some what. I left out a couple of the stamps and did a couple of my own things, but generally the same. I think I might love this set! I will play with it some more and I will let you know!

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Inkspiration Challenge #36

Hey everyone!

My week has gone by so quickly that at around 1pm this arvy I was thinking that there was something I had to do…….now what was that?? I then had a phone call from my friend and new downline Manola. After a quick chat and a reminder from Manola that today is Friday I came to realise what it was that I had to do……The Inkspiration Challenge. I just plum forgot, but with the fundraiser coming up very soon and all the things I have yet to do my mind is of course elsewhere. It was good however to have my mind on something else other than catering, seating, gifts and all other things associated with a crafting fundraiser. I even played with some new stamps just to give you another sneak peek at what is coming our way! Just so cute!

Here is the colours you have to play with this week

A very simple but pretty Christmas card in non traditional colours. I always like doing them this way. What do you think?

  • Stamp Set– Contempo Christmas
  • Cardstock– Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink– Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
  • Accessories– Mat Pack, Bone Folder, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch

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Thanks for dropping by and tomorrow I will have a treat for you all. I had a class last night and the project was so quick and easy that I just had to make more of them.

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