Saturday, January 31, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch challenge #4

Hi... & a happy HOT Perth day to you!

Just before I hop into the pool I thought I'd post a card I have just finished making for Makeesha's sketch challenge. I love visiting Makeesha's blog, she is a constant source of great ideas & inspiration...almost every day she has something new...amazing!

Anyway here it is...There are some changes I would make but it's all stuck down now & I have to go & cool down, so it will have to do ...

Stamps: Big bold birthday, polka dot background, sending happy thoughts Ink & card: Purely pomegranate, pretty in pink, so saffron, whisper white Other: scallop circle punch, paper piercer/mat, purely pomegranate ribbon, rhinestone brad, dazzling diamonds, 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches.

All the best with back to school stuff next week!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

A CASE of Love!

The reason I like this card I made today is not really about the card itself but more about making a card for a reason other than a challenge! It needed to be a 10th Wedding Anniversary card and it had to be a suitable design that a husband (ie mine!) would like! I actually CASED the layout from my own card a couple of posts back, so it was quick to create. I liked incorporating the chipboards bits & bobs. I have a whole drawer of all things chipboard & really need to get using it!

Here's the card:

Stamp sets: Define Your Life, Simply Said, Short & Sweet, Polka dot background. Ink & card: Pretty in pink, real red, choc chip, soft sky. Other: red grosgrain ribbon, scallop circle punch, chipboard, paper piercer (non SU!)

Thanks for looking!


Diary dress up!

This afternoon I gave my work diary a Stampin' Up! makeover, and as you can see in this before photo, it sure needed it!!
This is how it looked after the transformation.......Taa Daa......!

I had decided to use the Bali Breeze paper & then saw Jayne Mercer's card for Kristina's challenge this week & just had to CASE her Eastern Blooms flower design. I have also used Office Accoutrement and the chipboard numbers are SU too, coloured with tempting turquoise ink.

My desk at work will be so much brighter now with my 'new' diary on it!

Have a good week!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Colour Inspiration #38

Just a quick post to pop up my card for Kristina's latest challenge before I miss the deadline. Have never used these colours together before & I love the way they go together.

Here's my card:

I did stamp the journalling lines from Live Your Dream (in Pretty in Pink) before stamping the sentiment - but as usual I've not been able to get the photo as sharp as I'd like so it can't be seen here. Oh well, that can be one of my goals for this year to update my camera, photography & editing skills! Any tips would be welcome!

Stamp sets: Cheer & Wishes, Live Your Dream Ink: Pretty in Pink (my current favourite!) Ruby red Other: Scallop circle punch (snipped to make petals) Pumpkin pie DSP, pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon.

This is Kristina's inspiration photo:

Have just seen that Kristina's has over 200 entries!! I don't envy her the task of only choosing a selection.

Well, I have a day of stamping & scrapping planned so hope to be back before too long!

Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Colour inspiration #37

Being a new year I'd love to report that I'm raring to go, reinvigorated and enthused. This is not the case in general (perhaps the Perth heat is slowing me down!), except I am happy to say, with stamping & card making where I am enjoying a kind of new start after a Christmas break & in particular am enjoying Kristina's challenges again.

Here is my card for this week (using soft sky in place of baja breeze which hasn't arrived here yet):

Stamp sets: I used petal prints as a challenge to myself & in honour of what was my first favourite SU! stamp set when I joined over 2 years ago, and one that I now never use. I don't expect it to make the new catalogue, so decided to make the most of it in case it goes. The other sets are short & sweet (?? Kristina's writing, which I love) polka dot background and define your life. Card/ink: pumpkin pie, soft sky, chocolate chip, old olive, whisper white. Other: chocolate chip grosgrain, scallop punch, corner rounder punch, earth element buttons, paper piercer & mat pack, scallop circle punch.

And this is Kristina's colour inspiration photo:

Thanks for looking!