Monday, September 28, 2009

Cards for Men and Boys!

Well, I've enjoyed a lovely long weekend in Perth especially feeling the sun at last! I'm a bit of a slack blogger, but at least have two cards today. One was made for my daughter to take today to the birthday party of a young fellow in her school class and the other is for the Stamp with Us sketch challenge this week.
First, the sketch challenge card (which, I might say, I found quite tricky!)
Stamps: Just cricket, on your birthday, sanded background Card & ink: kiwi kiss, real red, night of navy, chocolate chip Other: bella rose dsp,bold bright brads, paper piercer, stampin' dimensionals.
And now the birthday card......just can't get enough of those elephants in party hats!!
Stamps: Party hearty, crazy for cupcakes (balloon) wild about you, think happy thoughts Card & ink: Pacific point, tangerine tango, white, black Other: Pacific point striped grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, paper piercer, scallop circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch.
Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Party Parade Colour & Inspiration Challenge!

Hey there!
I'm just sneaking in at almost the last moment to post my card for Makeesha's Colour Challenge this week, which is to use real red, so saffron (couldn't live without it!!), regal rose and whisper white. I got the inspiration for my card from the new Spring mini (choo choo card), which fits with Marelle's spring mini springboard challenge this month too. Anyway, can't stay long as Mr 3 is trying to climb on me & randomly push the keyboard buttons (just had to re type 2 lines as I didn't notice it had all suddenly changed to CAPS lock!), so here's the card....

Front view:
side view:

The party hearty hats with the elephants is a fab idea that I CASED from Mary Fish!

Stamps:Wild about You, Party Hearty Ink & cardstock: so saffron, regal rose , real red Other: scallop circle and edge punch, paper piercer, stampin' dimensionals.
Thanks so much for looking.......and just before I go - CONGRATULATIONS to Leanne (blog to follow!!) for achieving her first 3 months Stampin' Start!!!! ;)
See you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Stamp with Us Sketch Challenge

Hello there!
It's been a while but finally have got back to posting! I made a card for this weeks Stamp With Us sketch challenge and have just popped back to the site and realised that I turned the sketch upside down..oops! Oh well, it could easily be reversed and I guess these challenges are meant for individual inspiration!

I have used big bold birthday & the raspberry tart dsp. I also dug out a little of my purely pomegranate stash (from last years in-colours) as it seemed to match quite well.....anyway here 'tis....

Stamps: Big bold birthday ink: purely pomegranate, cameo coral card/paper: cameo coral, purely pomegranate, raspberry tart dsp other: rose red ribbon, clear rhinestones, silver brads.

I recently made a tri fold card too (they are all the rage at the mo!), for my cousin in the UK & used the raspberry tart dsp and other similar colours to above. I like these cards 'cos they're so simple but look a little tricky. I'd better get on to posting it now (as in sending it in the mail before I get so involved with planning and making the card that I don't actually get around to sending it!...sound familiar to anyone?!!)

Anyway must go, I'm off to walk the dogs before it gets too dark!