Inkspirations Challenge #77

Hey everyone!

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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Feeling a little Grungy!!

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I had a fabulous day today! I created a couple of cards, I had awesome company {waving at Andrea} and I took some very cute photos of my son, Darcy and his cute little girlfriend Ava.

The card I am showing you today had been sitting on my desk for about a month……not the whole thing of course or I would have blogged it. Have you ever started a card and thought….Hmmmmm it needs something….but OMG!!! I don’t have it. So you buy it just to finish it? Well in this case I needed the Smooch Spritz in silver foil colour and I am so glad I waited. LOL!

I really like this one!! A LOT! There is a lot going on more than you probably realise. The base piece is Naturals Ivory. I clear embossed the diamond pattern stamp from the Grunge Rock set, scrunched up the CS, then smooch spritzed it then ‘tapped’ the real red ink pad over the top. Pretty nice huh?

I ruffled the Black ribbon and stapled it into place. I love this effect and think it suits the style well.

Okay… I have to show you a couple of these photos I took today. But first a little BG. We first met the Francis family when Darcy and Ava were a few months old. Ava’s sister, Sahmara, is best friends with my youngest girl Akayla and Ava’s Mum, Andrea, is my good friend and scrapping buddy.

We have always joked about Ava and Darcy being an item…….but not this early!! LOL!

They were super funny. Ava was playing with some lipstick and dolled herself up just a little bit. Darcy also wanted it on so Ava obliged. Ava did inform us though that Darcy’s lippy was a bit messy and hers was just perfect..LOL! We of course had to take some piccy’s…..and look what happened next……

We didn’t want that lipstick to go to waste now did we?! Oh how CUTE!!!

Well that’s all from me today…..I fell like making another card!

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Inkspiration Challenge #43

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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!!

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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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Inkspiration Challenge #42

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I’m running a bit late tonight! Sorry guys! I have had heaps to do today, but I can say that my backyard has never looked so good! LOL!

The challenge

I am loving the Make a Monster set at the moment! So very cute!

See cute hey??! I got the idea for the top note square from Mary Fish. Clever hey?!

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The Birthday Boy!


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I have been a little busy……..actually a whole lot busy! I will be heading for Sydney in two more sleeps and I have not started packing yet! Must get a wriggle on hey?! I am just extremely lucky that Keesh has decided to let this weeks Inkspiration slide and we’ll be back next week with awesome ideas and some exciting news to boot! Don’t you love being kept in suspense? LOL!

Yesterday it was my youngest childs birthday! After everything that has happened so far this year with this youngster it was extra emotional….for me anyway! I cannot speak for anyone else. He has turned three and seems to be three times the trouble of any child I know. But Ohhh how I love him so! This year we decided he was ready for his own bike. For the past year he has been pushing his brothers’ and sister’s bikes around the yard. It was a good hint at what he might have liked anyway. We got him a gorgeous Real Red bicycle and I decided to make a card to match.

Just ignore the mistakes. I had done too much to start again! LOL! How slack am I??! But I was making this card at about 12 midnight the day before his birthday! Nothing like leaving it to the last-minute!

Here are some pics from the day


Isn’t he just the cutest?! Don’t let those baby blues get to you though. He is TROUBLE!! with an extra big capital T! LOL! The candle blowing was extra funny. For some reason he was in a hurry and half way through the ‘Happy Birthday’ song he blew the candles out. The last photo was when we just started singing. Funny fellow….we were all sitting in the dark still singing happy birthday! LOL!

But anyway I hope to take photos of my gifts and swaps today and have them ready to post while I’m away at convention. Or maybe I should start the packing!!! What do you think?

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Lots of Bots!

Hey everyone!

I have been a very busy girl of late! With heaps of workshops and parties. It has been absolutely fabulous to get back out there and meet new people and also catch up with the others. So that would be the main reason for my lack of posting. But it’s a good one right?!

Anyway, today is very special! My oldest is turning twelve today… excitment!! LOL! That is a preteen word isn’t it??

And as usual I have left the card to last minute. I made this little beauty last night and finshed just on midnight. See last minute! Of course Sean loves it. He loves any sort of mechanical, robot or model thing, so Lots of Bots was a perfect choice-

I was a little inspirationaless (a new word) last night so I went blog hopping and found Alisa’a card. It is just so nice and Alisa used Garden Green so beautifully. That is one of the colours I struggle with if you haven’t noticed… hehe. For this card I used Ruby Red, Going Grey and Very Vanilla. I love how it has turned out and so did the recipient.

I also want to mention that I have received some fabulous awards of late from some fellow gorgeous demonstrators.

I got this one from Christine Blain

here are the rules for this award-

  1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog or within your post
  2. Pass the award to other bloggers
  3. Link the nominees within your post
  4. Let them know that they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blog
  5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

The hardest part , of course, is narrowing it down!!

Here are my nominated bloggers

they all inspire me in some way, and I just want them to know the sunshine they bring into my days!! HEHE!!

The next award I have received from two people, Karen Rogers  and  Linda Craven.

Now I must pass this award on to another 10 beautiful blogs and tell you 10 things about myself. That particular bit might be a little bit boring…LOL!!

Okay 10 beautiful blogs

  1. Makeesha Byl
  2. Renee VanStralen
  3. Cindy Major
  4. Teneale Williams
  5. Chantelle Huizenga
  6. Sarah-Jane Kale
  7. Angie Brown
  8. Sally Little
  9. Debbie Minter
  10. Bronwyn Eastley

Now that was hard! Sorry Karen!!! LOL! I know I said this post would be up this morning but it was so hard choosing it took nearly all day!  Now my downline is here and she is watching me type this up, so now I best hurry!

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