Saturday, July 19, 2008

Kristina's Colour Challenge #16.

I wasn't going to attempt this week's challenge because life has been extremely busy, but I must say that it is a bit addictive and I couldn't help myself...I just had to give it a go.
When I was trying to make a card for Kristina's last challenge, (no. 15), I went straight for the Big and Little Pieces stamp sets but I couldn't make them work and I had to come up with another idea.
So when I decided to give this challenge a go I was determined try again and come up with something using Big and Little pieces and this is what developed...
I don't have any Pumpkin Pie Ink so I had to just stamp Pumpkin Pie cardstock with versamark and cut the images out. I also don't have any soft sky so I have used Bashful Blue instead.

I hope you like the card.
Stamps: Big Pieces, Little Pieces, Riveting.
Inks: Versamark, Softsubtles Markers.
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads, Light Blue Gingham Ribbon.
Tools: Circle Punches, Dimentionals, Mat Pack (paper piercing).

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hayley's Baptism.

I can't believe that our newest little angel, Hayley, is already 3 months old!! Where has the time gone?
She is being baptised on the 10th of next month and this is the card that I came up with to use as the invitations. I wanted something very simple but elegant and also soft and babygirl-ish.
I always knew that I wanted to use Blush Blossom and I am very happy with that choice combined with Whisper White. The cross is pierced and then I used my White Gel pen to do the Faux Stitching technique but I didn't like the way that it looked so I went over the cross with my Two Way Glue Pen and added Dazzling Diamonds and the finished effect is just gorgeous.
I have tired to take a picture of the cross on a different angle to show the effect of the Dazzling Diamonds so if you click on the second picture you will see the glitter a bit better.
Anyway, I hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: French Script.
Cardstock: Blush Blossom, Whisper White.
Inks: Whisper White Craft.
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
Tools: Mat Pack for paper piercing.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kristina's Colour Challenge #15.

This is the very first time that I have attempted one of Kristina Werner's Colour Challenges.
If you haven't visited her blog before it is definitely worth checking out. She has regular colour challenges, makes a card every Monday in a video tutorial and has numerous other tutorials on techniques and projects. Kristina's blog is a great resource and source of inspiration.
I have been wanting to join in the challenge for a while and I loved this colour combination when I saw it, so I decided that it was time to give it a go.
I wanted to get my card made and posted by the deadline so I have had use the flash when I took the picture because it is 10:40pm here but I will re-photograph it tomorrow in the natural light and re-post it so that the colours look more natural.

Hope you like the card and thanks for looking.

Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet, Seeing Spots.
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Palette 'O Prints Sampler Pad.
Accessories: Chocolate Grossgrain Ribbon.
Tools: Dimentionals.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I'm still here!

OK, I found a few minutes last night after all of the girls were in bed to whip up this card and have found a couple of minutes this morning to post!!
I had so much fun making this flower for Alisa's Challenge that I thought I would make another one in different colours and on a different layout.
I am quite happy with the way it has turned out and I love these colours together.
Hope you like it too.

Stamps: Time well spent, All year cheer.
Inks: Basic Black, Black Marker.
Cardstock: Rose Red, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Palette 'O Prints Sampler Pad, Whisper White.
Accessories: Rich Regals Brads, Sweet Shop Ribbon (retired)

What to buy?

My birthday is coming up in about 3 weeks and my Husband asked me today to think about what I want for my present.
I am so confused about what to get that I thought I would post the question "what would you buy if you could spend $100.00 on Stampin' Up! stuff."
As I have mentioned in a previous post, I don't have either the Hodgepodge Hardware or the Pretties Kit (can you believe it!?) so should I get those? And which Hodgepodge? The one from the Catalogue or the one from the Mini?
Or should I get stuff from the Spring Mini? I don't have the Flower Punch but again...which one would you get? The catalogue one or the Mini?
I would LOVE to hear how you would spend the $100.00. Please give me some advice.

If all else fails he could buy me the Wii Fit!!

I look forward to your thoughts.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Busy, busy,busy..

If you are anything like me then you are always checking your favourite blogs for anything new and get a bit disappointed when there is nothing new for days!
Well, I thought that because I feel that way and because I have noticed a few people come to visit me regularly that I would let you know that I won't be posting anything this weekend due to family stuff and the school holidays have just started here, so I will be posting every couple of days when I can fit it in around the kids and their activities.
Please hang in there with me and I will get some new stuff up here ASAP.
Oh, and by the way, thanks for visiting me. I get such a kick out of seeing that people have been here and come back regularly.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Petals for wings.

I have really liked the idea of using the petals from the Pick a Petal set as insect wings.
I have seen a few cards using this idea and decided to give it a go myself.
This is my first attemp at a butterfly made from the Pick a Petal set but since making it I have come up with other ideas of how to use it, so don't be surprised if you see another version posted up here soon.
The wings of the butterfly are made out of Vellum paper, in an attempt to give them that fragile look and I have dusted the edges with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds to give them some sparkle.

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Riveting, Bouquet Jumbo Wheel.
Inks: Brocade Blue, Versamark.
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue.
Accessories: Rich Regals Brads, Dazzling Diamonds.
Tools: Circle punches, paper piercing.

Origami Box.

I love to visit Kristina Werner's Design Blog and recently I watched her tutorial on how to make an Origami Box.
She gives a really clear and detailed tutorial that is easy to follow, so after I had seen it done I just had to give it a go myself.
This is a picture of the Origami Box that I made and I am quite pleased with the way that it turned out. It was so easy to make and a lot of fun.
If you haven't already checked out Kristina's Blog then I recommend that you do. The cards that she makes are beautiful and her tutorials worth watching.
Cardstock: Bold Brights 12x12, Petals and Paisleys DSP.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Gorgeous four year old daughter.

Today during our lunch time my 4 year old daughter told me that she wanted a Vegemite sandwich. When I reminded her that she had forgotten to use her manners, she replied..

"Oh Mummy, I just don't know where my manners goes, sometimes it gets lost out of my voice!!" cute! Had to share.

TIME for another post!!!

I really liked this card when I first saw it and I decided to use it as the Make and Takes for 2 workshops that I was doing just before Fathers Day last year.
I originally cased the card from Alisa Tilsner's blog but because it was going to be used as a Fathers Day card I decided to change the colours a bit to make it "manly". I also taylored the card colours to suit the taste of the workshop hostesses. (Hense the two colour schemes).
The technique used on the clockface is "Crayon Resist" which was a really fun technique to do.

Stamps: Artifacts, Itty Bitty Backgrounds.
Cardstock: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Glossy White.
Inks: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Stazon Black.
Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads,
Tools: Sponges, White Crayon.

Stamps: Artifacts, Itty Bitty Backgrounds.
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Not Quite Navy, Glossy White.
Inks: Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Stazon Black.
Accessories: Earth Elements Brads.
Tools: Sponges, White Crayon.

Ironing out the blog bugs...

Just wanted to quickly apologise for the few problems that I am having with my blog.
If you have logged on and realised that the Header was missing and so were some of the card photos in a couple of posts, it is because I have had a few hiccups since adding the slideshow but I am sure that I will have them ironed out soon.
Thanks for being patient with me as I am still learning.