Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I just scrolled back on my blog to see where I posted the challenge I set for my customers but realised I never posted it. Oh dear! It must have been the silly season.... But anyways the entries close today and here are two that Katrina has made. The first one is a colour challenge with the colours Kraft, Blush Blossom, Pale Plum and Whisper White and the second one is a sketch challenge that Keesh had set on her blog a while ago. Hopefully I will be back later with some more entries......
Monday, December 29, 2008
I have no cards to show you, but I have been doing something crafty "scrapbooking". I will get back to cards but at the moment I have been enjoying catching up on some of my scrapbooking. This page uses Jersey Shore DS Paper and Night of Navy. I have cut the letters out with my cricut machine and used a rubon for the letters. Those rubons are now retired. I stamped the images out of the ABC Images and watercoloured them. I hope you are having a great day wherever you are.....
Sunday, December 28, 2008
One of my customers and good friends emailed me this picture today. She made this card for her daughter from her son-in-law and grandson. They were giving pandora's as a present and she came up with this card to give with the present. I thought it was a great idea if you are giving pandora's as a present just tie them on. Daddy's got one and so does max. I'm guessing the colours are Wild Wasabi and Real red. The stamp set is all in the family and short and sweet. Thanks for emailing me this, I couldn't wait to share it all with you. I think it's just so clever......
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This will be the last Christmas card I will post on here for this year because its Christmas tomorrow........ So I wish all my blog readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. I made this card as a male Christmas card. I used my cuttlebug and then embossed it with silver as per a tutuorial that was on the cuttlebug challenges site.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
This card is made using the Carousel Notes in Soft Sky and the Love Bird Rubons and the lovely Live your dream stamp set. I mounted the Carousel Notes on Chocolate Chip cardstock which I cut to size to fit inside the chocolate chip envelopes that comes with the carsousel notes. I then added the rubon and stamped the flowers and butterfly and cut them out. I used one of my handheld circle punches to punch around the scallops and then stamped the for you with the say it with scallops and cut it out with square scallop punch and added a little ribbon behind it to finish it off.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This is my card for the challenge with the girls. I used Big Bold Birthday and the Colour Challenge Colours Night of Navy, Real Red, Ballet Blue and Whisper White. I used a chipboard Number 7 and some new chunky glitter. I needed this card for a seven year old's birthday. I hope you like it.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I received these entries for my colour challenge yesterday they are both by Katrina. She has used two of the new sets out of the Summer Mini and man she doesn't muck around I only delivered them to her on Monday! Thanks for entering! I would say a fair bit of time went into colouring in those apples!!!!! They look fabulous. I hope you are getting time to stamp where ever you are today!
Monday, December 15, 2008
I made this card for Keesh's Inspiration Challenge, I was trying to match the cushion on the left hand side of the picture. I used the Illuminated wheel and wheeled in Versamark then heat set it with heat and stick powder, then dazzling diamonds and heat set again. So then I matched the cushion exactly a black background with a dazzling diamond border.........BORING for a card so I had to invent how to dress it up a little...... Well no wonder I am so late with my entry because I found this so hard....... So I came up with the Square Metal Tags and spotlighting a part of the border. I will stamp the other square when I find an occassion to use this card. Keesh works so hard at bringing these to us every week I really do love to play along, but gee this week I struggled......Its great to get out of your comfort zone occassionally!!!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Yesterday while I was checking out Karen's blog I also found another lovely card that I wanted to case. This is my take on it. The colours are Pretty in pink, regal rose, mellow moss and always artichoke. I also used my trusty old stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up just beautifully. This is a gorgeous stamp set to use......
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Ok officially my stampin mojo has left me so whats a girl to do....... Well case of course. This card is a total case from the very talented Karen Thomas. Check out her blog I just luvvvv her work. (It makes me feel a little better to no that Karen also cased this one...lol) So I used the new scallop punch out of the Summer Mini catty as well as the 3/4" and 1" circle punch and the small star punch. I also used the Say it with Scallops stamp set out of the summer mini. I hope you like it....
Friday, December 12, 2008
I needed a thank you card last nite and I decided I wanted to use the colour Blush Blossom so I pulled out my colour coach and turned to blush blossom and the colours that matched were Certainly Celery and Always Amethyst and what do you no they actually match. The colour coach is a very handy tool to have....... I used the Eastern Blooms stamp set out of the summer mini catty and the thank you out of short and sweet. I added some cert celery brads to the flowers and also coloured the insides with the white gel pen. The background is stamped in blush blossom with the flower out of short and sweet and the centres are highlighted with the white gel pen also. I finished with some faux stitching and some certainly celery ribbon......Have a great day..
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This week's colour challenge comes from treehouse. I carn't wait to see this week's entry's. If you want to play along either link to this comment or email me your picture. Have fun with it. Entries close 7pm next thursday.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This is a Birthday Card for my Grandmother. I also made a Folder to put some cards in as a present as well. The colours are Wild wasabi and Groovy Guava. I have used the Carousel Notes and cut them in half and then run them through my cuttlebug machine and then used the small circle punch to punch out the holes. I then used the Live your dream stamp set and Wonderful favourites and finished off with some Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon. I hope she likes them.... There is a tutorial on how to make this card folder on Keesh's website you can find it here.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I just posted this out for my Group as this week's Colour Challenge. I thought I would post it on here as well in case any body else was interested. This is so fresh for summer I found it at ezibuy. The colours are Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Kraft and Whisper White. Entries close 7pm Thursday 11th December. Stampin Up products only please.
Liss's Card (Has she told you before that she loves this ribbon....hehehe)
Liss's Card (Has she told you before that she loves this ribbon....hehehe)
This is Week 2's colur challenge for the ladies in my group. I used the colours that Leigh used for a challenge a few posts back because I had so much fun using these colours. They were Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose & Rose Red. Another lot of great cards. Well done girls!!!! Carn't wait to see your creations next week.
This is the card I made for Keesh's Colour Challenge. The colours were Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and Groovy Guava. I have been busting to crack open the time for you stamp set so that was the set I just had to use. I matched it up with some Afternoon Tea DS Papers. You can buy this all out of the new mini catty. I also used a brad out of the my hodgepodge and some groovy guava ribbon with a bit of soft sky tied in there as well. I just love how all the colours coordinate within the Stampin Up range.........
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I received this award from a fellow blogging friend Robyn at Rainbows by Robyn. Check out her blog it's very inspirational. Thanks so much Robyn for passing the award onto me. I really do appreciate it. Now part of this award is that I need to pass it onto 5 other people i think. But that is going to have to wait for another day. I am a bit strapped for time today and have a few things going on around here, hence the lack of regular posts. I am hoping to get a challenge completed later on tonite, so hopefully I will be back to load that on for you all to look at. Thanks again Robyn for your award!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I apologise in advance for this photo being a little odd looking but everyway I have taken it hasn't worked except this way. So I hope you can all get a bit of an idea. I have been hooking into the scrapbooking a bit lately hence, the lack of cards to post here. Hopefully tomorrow night I must be able to get some cards happening again. Ok for this page I have used the new Carousel Notes out of the Summer Mini in Wild wasabi and I have cut it in half and put half on this page and half on the other page which is not pictured.... I have used paper out of the Jersey Shore DS Paper pack and the stickers out of crew kids boy scrapbooking kit and also some other stickers that I had on hand that are not stampin up...sorry.... I hope you are all having a great day wherever you are...