Monday, March 30, 2009

Thanks Tanya

Recently I left a comment on Tanya's blog Stamp'nChat and she kindly sent me a beautiful card and a pack of DSP in Bali Breeze. If you get the chance check out Tanya's blog. I really love the little album she made for her nephew Jake. You can see it here. One day I would love to make one too. Anyway, here is a pic of the paper and card I received. Thanks Tanya.

A Card For ?

Hi there, this card is for two challenges. Keesh's latest colour challenge (I love the colours) and Beate's weekend sketch challenge this week hosted by Charmaine. As soon as I saw the colour for Keesh's challenge I immediately thought about using the 2 flowers I had stamped at Kel's place last week when I was trying out her Embrace Life set. Scroll a bit further down and look what Keesh used, exactly that. I hope she doesn't mind me using the same stamp, only difference is her flowers look a thousand times better. I did however like her idea of using half pearls on the flowers and I have copied that idea. The sentiment reads "You've outdone yourself again". I know just the person to give this card to. I won't say anymore in case she reads this, but she deserves it so much. I hope she'll like it. So here is the sketch and the colours and of the course the card.

Supplies Used:
Card stock - Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Paper - Prints DSP Rose Red (which to me is like Purely Pomegranate. I actually thought it was until I grabbed my catalogue out to see what this paper was exactly called)
Ink - Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - Embrace Life, Friendship Blooms, Congrats
Other - Purely Pomegranate ribbon, dazzling diamonds, half pearls, slit punch, blender pen

Friday, March 27, 2009

Guess What???

Our ladies beach volleyball team won our semi final and then grand final tonight. We've gone the whole season undefeated. It's been years since I've brought home a dust collecting trophy so I'm excited to show little Logan in the morning what mum has won. Yippee!!!

K Werner Color Inspiration #47

My little angels were happily playing together this afternoon so I had a chance to whip up a quick card for Kristina's latest colour challenge. I have no sentiment on this card however, so it's a no name card. We don't have the new colour tangerine tango here yet, so I have used Pumpkin Pie instead. So here is the inspirational colours and my little card.

Supplies Used:
Card stock - Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set - One of a Kind
Other - Gold Brads, Boho Blossoms Punch, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Mel's Weekly Challenge Number 13

This week Mel has challenged us to make a 3X3 Trifold Card. Well, this sure did challenge me. I have made a couple of different types of trifold cards before but not a 3X3 so I wasn't really sure what to do but we got there in the end. The other day I made a card for my friend Mel's (another Mel) little boy Emerson. Well tomorrow is his party in the "am" and in the "pm" is a belated 30th party for his dad Duncan. So, since I hadn't made Dunc a card yet, I used this challenge to do so and used the same colours and DSP as the one I made for Emy. So here it is.

Supplies Used:
Card stock - Blue Bayou, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Old Olive (inside card)
Paper - DSP Spring Break
Ink - Old Olive
Stamps - Lots of Thoughts
Other - Blue Bayou Ribbon, Slit Punch

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nerine's Layout Challenge

Hello, last night I had the chance to go to my friend Kel's place and do a bit of stamping. I had seen Nerine's layout challenge earlier in the day and thought I would make something there for it. So here is the sketch and my card. You may need to double click on the picture of the card to see it better.

Supplies Used:
Card stock - River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink - Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate
Stamps - Linen Background Stamp, Oh So Lovely, Baroque Motifs
Other - 3 Eyelets and a fiddly piece of linen thread tied around the flower.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Makeesha's Sketch Challenge Number 6

This week Keesh has given us a sketch challenge and although this hasn't been my most favourite sketch, I was so inspired by what my mate Mel was able to create with it, I just had to give it a go. She has just made the best card, I hope she wins!!! Anyway, Mel made a card for her little boy Emerson's first birthday. We will have the pleasure of attending Emy's first birthday party and although I had started a card for Emy that just wasn't going where I wanted it to, I thought I might attempt again using this sketch. I hope Mel doesn't look at my blog before the weekend!! I really need to buy some kids stamps, I just have next to nothing in the kid department. Anyway, here is the sketch and my card. Again it uses the glitter window technique I have shown in a recent post.

Supplies Used:
Card stock - Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Blue Bayou
Paper - DSP Spring Break
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Stamps - Lots of Thoughts and from the See D's range Sharie's Numbers Mini (this is the number 1's and the word one in the window)
Other - Hodgepodge Hardware and Brads, Blue Bayou Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Dazzling Diamonds, Scallop and Circle Punches

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Paper Block Holder

I enjoy having an attempt at Keesh's Make it Monday projects. She is so talented and nearly all her projects are things she has made up herself. This week Keesh showed us how to make a Paper Block Holder. I decided to make one to add in with my sisters birthday present using some more of the Sassy paper I used to make her card. Click here to see Keesh's tutorial and make one yourself. Here is the final result (minus the paper inside) and a picture with her card too.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock - Green Galore, Only Orange
Paper - DSP Sassy
Other - Cardboard for base, ribbon, pencil and paper to fill it.

Little Pressie for Bec

Hi everyone, I haven't posted for a little while as hubby has been making some adjustments to our computer (adjustments to our wallets too). I had the biggest surprise of the year so far happen to me the other week. One of my best friends Rebecca in the middle of a conversation, placed some ultrasound pics in my hand. Well, I think my reaction was priceless. Bec and Craig have been saying for as long as we have known them they weren't going to have children. I still had hope for them up until about a year ago but then started to resign to the fact that I guess they won't be. I am so happy they have decided to become parents. They will do a fantastic job.

Anyway, to say congratulations I made this little goodie bag from one of Keesh's Make it Monday tutorials. You can find the instructions here. Inside I put a pair of newborn socks and some chocolates for the mum to be. The card uses the glitter window technique which I found on Mae Collins blog. This is so cute, yet so easy to do. The picture as always doesn't give it justice. Here is the link for the instructions to make one of these cards.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Weekend at Boaga

The weekend before cyclone Hamish paid us a visit, we went to Boaga, a small fishing village about 40 mins north of Bundaberg on the mouth of Baffle Creek. Thankfully we had perfect weather. We love this little spot and this is the 3rd time we've been there. The humpies you stay in are pretty rough, but that's half the fun and you are literally less than 10 metres from the water. No esplanade running between you and the water here!! Here is a pic of the kids playing on the grass between our humpy and the water under the lovely shady coconut trees. Logan has her life jacket on as she is about to go and check the crabpots. She must have been our good luck charm. We got 7 muddies.
This is a photo of Logan on some rocks at Boaga with Baffle Creek in the background. Each time we come to Boaga I take a photo of Logan here, it has become a tradition.
Here's a photo of Logan fishing with her pink fishing rod she received from her grandparents for Christmas. She also has her own pink tackle box. Gotta start them young.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Nice and Bright

Hi there. After doing Mel's latest challenge using soon to be retired products, it got me thinking about my first ever packet of Stampin' Up paper I purchased when I only used to try a bit of scrapbooking (I never thought I'd be capable of making cards). Anyway, the paper I purchased was called Sassy and I still have some. It's my sisters birthday in a couple of weeks and she is such a bright person, literally, so I thought I'd make a bright card for her. Now this little number is another type of card I had saved in my favourites to make one day. It's called a Criss Cross card and here is a link to the instructions if you'd like to try one yourself. It's very simple. What do you think?

Supplies Used:
Cardstock - Only Orange, Green Galore, Whisper White
Paper - DSP Sassy
Stamp Sets - In the Spotlight, Baroque Motifs, Friendship Blooms
Ink - Pink Passion
Other - Pink flower ribbon, Silver brads

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mel's Weekly Challenge Number 11

With the new Stampin' Up catalogue arriving soon, a list of retiring products has been announced this week. Mel's challenge for us is to make a card featuring a favourite retiring product. I've chosen the very popular Purely Pomegranate cardstock and ink and another of my favourites, the Berry Bliss DSP. This style of card is a Gate Fold Card. I've had this link saved in my favourites for ages to have an attempt at. Here are the instructions if you'd like to try making one. Once opened, the middle of the card is lined with Whisper White cardstock to write on.

Supplies Used:
Card stock - Purely Pomegranate, Whispher White
Paper - DSP Berry Bliss
Ink - Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Stamps - Friendships Bloom, One of a Kind
Other - Brads, Boho Blossoms Punch

Friday, March 6, 2009

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge Number 5

Here is my very rushed card before the cut off time for Keesh's latest challenge using the sketch below for inspiration. This card was made out of scrap pieces.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock - Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranite, Whisper White
Paper - DSP Berry Bliss
Ink - Purely Pomegranite, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets - One of a Kind, For a Friend
Other - Stampin' Dimensionals, Ribbon, Fabric covered brad, Hodgepodge Hardware.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gina's February Challenge

Yeah!!! my friend Gina is back after the Christmas break with a new challenge for us. This month Gina asked us to make a card using the following layout and the card needed to feature patterned paper on it and a sentiment. So here is my card. I'm really happy with how this one turned out. My photography is still dodgy. The sentiment says "You are one of a Kind".

I have used all Stampin' Up supplies except the colouring in on the flower which is some random watercolour pencil I have. Here are the rest of the supplies.
Cardstock - Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Paper - DSP Afternoon Tea
Ink - Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Stamp Sets - Oh So Lovely, One of a Kind
Other - Stampin' Dimensionals, Linen Thread