Thursday, September 25, 2008

Out of action!!!!

Hello everyone,
This is a quick note to let you know that I am out of action at the moment and won't be posting anything for a few days.
My children and I are all very sick with bad colds! We all have very bad coughs, temperatures, sneezing and just feeling really miserable! Also my eldest is recovering from a case of Chicken Pox, on top of everything else!! Chicken Pox and this viral cold seem to be all over Perth at the many people are sick.
Anyway, I am planning to TRY to rest (a bit hard with 4 sick children) and I will hopefully be back with something new to post very soon!
I hope that where ever in the world you are reading this, that you are safe and well.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kristina's Colour Challenge #23.

I decided to have another go at one of Kristina's challenges this week and I must say that these colours really were just that.......a challenge!!
This time the colours are: Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Old Olive.
I don't have any stamp sets that represent Autumn and I think that they are very Autumn colours and I had this idea in my head from the start to do a bunch of flowers!?!? I don't know why but I just had this thing about doing a bunch of flowers tied with a ribbon!
So that is exactly what I did and this is what I came up with.

The base of the card and the centre flower are Bravo Burgundy and the sentiment is Chocolate Chip. I know that it is a bit hard to tell the difference, but that Bravo Burgundy is a hard colour to photograph because it is so dark!

Anyway, thanks for visting.

Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet, Greetings Galore. Inks: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Earth Elements Markers. Cardstock: Bravo Burgandy, Whisper White. Accessories: Wide Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Rich Regals Brads. Tools: Stamp-a-majig

Monday, September 15, 2008

My Perth Regional Swap Card (2008)....

As promised, this is the swap card that I did for the Perth Regional's that were held on Saturday. I had a blast at Regional's learning, swapping and meeting some of the other talented demo's, on what turned out to be a very full and very enjoyable day.
I didn't know what to do for my swap card but I knew I wanted a Christmas theme and I wanted to do something quick and easy, given my hectic lifestyle. I decided on this card which was inspired by a card that I saw on Splitcoast and it fit all of my requirements so I ran with it!!
The pine cone has Dazzling Diamonds on it for a bit of *Christmas Sparkle* which you can see if you click on the image to enlarge it.
I am really happy with the simple design of this card and it has inspired me to make a different one that I will post here at a later date.
Hope you like it too.

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Perfect Ending.
Cardstock: Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Perfect Ending.
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
Tools: Stamp-a-majig.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Picture of me....

Yes, that is a picture of me over there on the right!!! I thought that I would add a picture of me to the blog because we are having Regional's here in Perth on Saturday and I would love to meet some of the Perth Demo's who visit my blog. So now that you have seen what I look like please come up and say "Hello" on Saturday.
I will be back here to tell you all about Regional's on Sunday and to show you the swaps that I made and received.

Father's Day cards...

When I first saw these gorgeous Father's Day cards, on Sam's blog, I knew that I had to have a go at making one. I followed Sam's advice and joined the 'Stamping School', which is a great resource, and learnt how to make them.
Aren't they great!!!!
They are so addictive and easy to make that just I couldn't stop at one and I ended up making 5 of them!! ( The ones that I made for my Step-father and Brother-in-law aren't pictured).
I hope that you like them as much as I liked making them and thanks for the inspiration Sam!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Kristina's Colour Challenge #21.

I haven't participated in one of Kristina's Challenges for a while but when I saw this one, while surfing the net last night, I thought that I would play along.
The colours this time are:
Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Regal Rose and Whisper White.
I had to substitute with Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive because I don't have Pacific Point or Kiwi Kiss.
And this is what I came up with.
I have put Crystal Effects on the vase to give it that "glass" look and then I sprinkled a bit of Dazzling Diamonds into it for a bit of sparkle.
You can see it a bit better in this picture.

I was up far to late last night putting this one together so that it could be in on time and I hope that you like it. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Sassy Stems, All Year Cheer. Inks: Stazon Black. Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, DSP Sampler Pad. Accessories: Chrystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds. Tools: Water colour crayons, Aqua pen.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bronte's 1st communion...

I spent the better part of Saturday baking a chocolate cake and a carrot cake because on Sunday, 31 August, we went to celebrate my niece Bronte's 1st Holy Communion.
I had no idea what to make for her card, so I struggled pulling this one together. I didn't know where to start because I don't have any religious stamps and I wanted her card to be subtle and girlie at the same time. Not sure if I pulled it off......but this is what I came up with.....

I just started to play around with ideas after I decided to go with pink and brown as my colour scheme and I knew that I wanted to use an "On Board Accent" because I have never used one before.
I thought that I could make the cross out of ribbon in the background and then *bling* up the 'b' (for Bronte) with Dazzling Diamonds because what little girl doesn't like glitter!!! I just popped the flower on it for a bit of colour.
Anyway, let me know what you think.

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Berry Bliss DSP.
Stamps: Time Well Spent.
Ink: Basic Black.
Accessories: On Board Accents, Rich Regals Brads, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.