Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Truely Scrumptious

Hi There, I'm hear tonight with a card for the latest Truly Scrumptious Challenge. This blog has been running for 1 year and this weeks challenge is to make a birthday card using the layout below. I needed to make a card for a 2 yr old birthday we have coming up soon, so here is the layout and my card.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's Not Called Trendy Trees For Nothing

Hello. I had a chance tonight to throw a card together for Makeesha's latest challenge, which this week is a colour challenge. I can't believe how well these colours go together. I just thought for something completely random and different, I'd stamp some trendy trees. I've also done a bit of blotting or sponging, some paper piercing and added some hemp twine. Very simple. I was also going to enter this card in the La La Land Challenge Number 25 which was no DSP but I've missed the cut off time. Anyway, have a good evening and happy stamping everyone.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Clean and Simple Stamping FTL 78

Hello There. I'm really enjoying making cards for these simple layout challenges at the Clean and Simple Stamping blog. Here is the latest challenge, using the layout below. I have to fess up about this card. The flower you can see on the card was made some time ago and I don't know who's blog it was from now. At the time I was going to use the flower to make a card but the card never happened so the flower has been sitting in my bits and pieces container for some time. I think what put me off using it was the fact that I had used a red brad on it. I wouldn't normally put those two colours together but anyway, tonight I said it's time to use you up. So my card is made with Almost Amethyst card stock which I have used the little flower from Short and Sweet and versamarked onto it. I've also used Whisper White and Real Red card stock and used the Congrats stamp set for the sentiment in Real Red ink. This has been paper pierced down the side and along the bottom. The DSP for the flower is old stock with a red brad in the middle. So that is about it, clean and simple. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

50th Birthday Card

Hello Everyone, hope your week is going well. I was determined tonight to sit up and make a 50th birthday card I had to get done and to help me out I ran with Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 18 layout and the colours from Welcome to Colour Create Challenge 38 which had a colour group I absolutely, white, chocolate and pink with the optional extra of silver and hearts which I think I have managed to incorporate. Sorry, the photo isn't the best so I might try and take another in the morning.
And here is a picture I've now added taken outside, not that it is much better :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

FTL77 Challenge and PPA28 Challenge

Another quick card to show for the latest FTL challenge. This site has the best little layouts for cards. This time I have teamed it up with colours for the latest Pal Paper Arts challenge which is pinks and black (great for Valentines Day if you need some inspiration). Since I have a Valentine's Day card made already, I have made a card to give to my girlfriend Kay who's birthday is the day after Valentines Day. I have a bottle of bubbles for her that comes with chocolates wrapped in pink alfoil so it all matches perfect. Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge #17 and FTL76 Challenge

Hi there peoples, just a quick card tonight using the layout again for the FTL76 challenge but this time using the colours as inspiration from Keesh's latest inspiration challenge. This card is for my nephew Ben who is growing up way too fast. He has just turned 27.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spring Kit Candy

Now who wouldn't want to win this great kit? One of my favourite papercrafters Kellie Winnell has this great offer. You can check out her blog here and find out how you can be in the running (but I bags it first) lol.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

FTL 76 Challenge

I have made a card for Valentine's Day using the latest sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping Blog. This blog has great little sketches and I hope to get the chance to play along a bit more in the future. So here is the sketch and my card. I was so eager to get this posted as I wasn't sure of the cut off time and I won't get a chance tomorrow so the poor crystal effects hadn't even dried on the love heart, lol. I have used a colour scheme of Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Tempting Turquoise.

What's Been Happening In My World

Well I'm finally getting back into blogging again for 2010. Where did January go? Since I last posted, our family spent Christmas, as per usual, at our family holiday home on Fraser Island. We all had a lovely time and didn't want to come home. Here is a pic of the kids in front of the Christmas Tree. They had already opened their Santa gifts by then.
The kids have had quite a few birthday parties to attend to. Here is Logan at one of her best friends Grace's birthday party also with her friend Ella.
Kyan turned 2 and his dad made him a Thomas the Tank Engine Cake which turned out really well.
We've also been camping in our caravan with friends, I've gone back to work for 2 days a week (insert sad face) and Logan has started Kindy for the year. It is Logan's birthday today and she has turned 4. She can't wait to start ballet classes next week so look out "So You Think You Can Dance" in a few years time. Well that's a quick round up on what we have been doing. I'll be back soon with a card I've made.