Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Another Pocket Card

I really like the pocket cards I made a couple of weeks ago, see here for all the details, so I made another one for a friend of mine who has just had a beautiful baby boy. It's not a traditional baby type card, but I really like these colours together for a little boy.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge Number 4

Keesh has given us a inspiration challenge this week with this outdoor table setting picture. For my attempt, I have used Ballet Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron and Certainly Celery cardstock, Whisper white and versamark inks, some linen thread, a heart charm and rubons. I have also attempted to make this card a spiral/pop up card, so inside (which I have tried to take a picture of but not very successfully) is a spiral with little dummy, pram and safety pins attached. I also used my slit punch to create the scallop type border but by turning the cardstock underneath you are left with a circle effect. Something different.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mel's Weekly Challenge Number 9

Well, what can I say. There is one advantage of it being a rainy day and having your 3 yrs old unwell and wanting to sleep most of the day. I had the chance to make something for Mel's weekly challenge. Usually Mel's challenges are quite mmmm...... challenging, but this week she took it pretty easy on us and just wanted a card using current Stampin' Up designer series paper.

So here is my creation. The layout however is not my idea (I'm not that clever) and I must give credit to one of my favourite paper crafters Keesh for this lovely pocket card idea. The instructions on how to make one can be found here. I have made mine a little different to her samples. Unfortunately I don't have many punches like she has used to make great embellishments and I'll even come clean that the tab on the card insert is not made from the tab punch, I have actually just traced the tab out of the catalogue onto vellum paper and retraced pressing down firmly onto the patterned paper and cut it out freehand. The joys of being a poor paper crafter, he he. Thanks for looking.

And because I like the first one so much, I made another one.

My Hubbys Hidden Talent

Hello, I just thought I'd share with you some pictures of our kids birthday cakes. My husband has developed a passion for making the kids cakes for their birthdays. Yippee I say, one less thing for me to worry about. I think he has done an amazing job.

This was for our daughters 1st birthday (this may look familiar to some from the cover of a Women's Weekly Cookbook).
This was for our daughters 2nd birthday, she loves Strawberry Shortcake so he tried to replicate her face.
This is for our sons 1st birthday, a nemo cake. For some reason the picture keeps loading up sideways so you'll have to tilt your head.
And our daughter just turned 3. She asked dad to make her a cupcake cake so he made this lovely bunch of flowers.
He's never made me a birthday cake!! I might have to put in an order this year.

K Werner Color Inspiration #41

It has been some time since I last had an attempt at a Kristina Colour Challenge (yes I do know how to spell 'colour' in Australia although I do it the American way in the title). I didn't have much time so I just did this super quick card for valentines day using the colour below. In my haste, I forgot to stamp the sediment before assembling and yes, it turned out crooked, grrrr. Anyway least I have something to give hubby. We decided to donate money to the Bush Fire Appeal rather than spending it on Valentines Day, however, unbeknown to my husband, I have finally gone and had framed a wedding photo we have had in storage for nearly 4 years, so I hope he likes that.

Friday, February 6, 2009

I Have A Confession.....

It's official....I AM A BLOG STALKER!!!!

I haven't been too creative of late. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a bit weary by the time I get a chance at night or because I don't have an actual set craft room or space which I find frustrating or because I am just slack. I think a bit of each. My little boy needs to have a feed at night around 10.30pm so rather than going to sleep for an hour or so and getting up, I usually watch some tv or check out some of my favourite blogs (this is when I should be creating). I'm sure some people out there would regard me a stalker. Anyway, one of the blogs I regularly visit is the blog of Mae Collins. Mae set up the 'blog follower' feature on her blog and generously had some blog candy to give to the first person to become a follower. Now, prize or no prize, I would have always been a follower. So, this little lucky blog stalker was the first and look what a lovely gift I received today.

Thanks Mae. There really are some great Stampin Up demonstrators out there. Love your work and look forward to stalking on you some more, lol.