Thursday, June 25, 2009

Stamp with Us recipe challenge & a new baby!

Hopefully I'm still in time for this week's stamp with us recipe challenge-I haven't tried a recipe challenge before, so it got my brain ticking working out what I needed to do! Meanwhile, a work colleague celebrated the arrival of her first grandchild on Monday - so I have made the card for this exciting occasion!
The challenge was to use only 2 cardstocks, 4 patterned papers & NO embellishments! The card I have made fits with this, BUT I can't promise I won't add some dazzling diamonds before giving it to the recipient!!
The stamp set is a new one in this years Australia/NZ catalogue...and I like the cute sentiment for a new born! The paper is actually retired berry bliss from the 08/09 catalogue. The colours are pretty in pink, so saffron (flowers), chocolate chip & black stazon.
Here it is:

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stamp with Us Colour Challenge

Hi there!
The stamp with us colour challenge this week is based on this picture below:

Looking at it again, I would now choose SU! pink passion & real red BUT when I made my card yesterday I was inspired to use regal rose, rose red & sage shadow. If I get time (unlikely!) I will try & make another using the brighter pink & red.....meanwhile, here's what I came up with:

Stamps: embrace life, polka dot background Card & Ink: regal rose, rose red, sage shadow, black stazon Other: regal rose grosgrain, silver hodgepodge hardware, scallop punch, rose red dsp, nestabilities dies (non SU!)

Here's a close up of the layering on the flower (or rather, an excuse to try out the macro function on my new camera!!)

Why not pop over to Stamp with Us & join in?

Bye for now from a cold, blustery Perth!


Friday, June 12, 2009

Colour Inspiration #54

Good afternoon!
Kristina sure knows how to pick colours - this weeks combination here is really striking. I haven't seen the other entries yet, but I bet they're going to be good! Anyway, this is my card. It involved a little bit of fiddly cutting, but I wanted to use this cheep talk set a bit differently to how I have before.
Stamps: Cheep talk,polka dot background Ink: Pumpkin pie, soft sky, green galore, taken with teal Card: As for ink, plus whisper white Other: Pumpkin pie grosgrain, silver hodgepodge brad, 1 1/4" square punch,scallop edge punch, button (retired).

Here's the inspiration pic:
Thanks for looking - I'm off to check the other entries out now,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stamp with Us Congratulations theme Challenge

Hello from a rainy winter's day in Perth!
In fact it's good to get rain, especially as we know it won't be long before the sun's shining again.
Anyway, enough of the weather report and on to a card I have made for the Stamp with Us weekly challenge and for friends who are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Here is my card: Stamps: SU! Cheer & wishes, Always ink: baja breeze, night of navy card: whisper white, urban garden dsp other: ribbon originals valet pg 150 of the Aus catalogue, eyelet border punch, pretties kit - rhinestone brad, non SU! polka dot cuttlebug embossing folder.
Thanks for looking..I'm off to make a nice hot cuppa!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #8

Keesh's colours for this challenge were pumpkin pie, pink passion (haven't used that for a long while!) and celery.
So I got to work with my new stamp set - petal it! and created 2 cards, one in the challenge colours & another in the sweet slumber dsp colours (I had seen this combination used very effectively on SCS).
This is my challenge card:

Stamps: Petal pizazz, polka dot background and on your birthday Other: earth elements brads, celery 5/8" grosgrain, silver hodgepodge brad, corner rounder punch, polka dot embossing folder (non SU!)

And this is the same layout but using the sweet slumber dsp colours of ruby red, so saffron and bali breeze. The ribbon is from the dress up ribbon originals on page 150 of the catalogue - it's actually riding hood red, but is a good match for the ruby red here. The card base is sahara sand.

Well, I hope you are enjoying your Sunday,



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #8 & a 60th!

Just posting my card for Keesh's challenge this week before the school pick up. I was also asked to make a 60th birthday card for someone who loves all things I combined the two. Here is the sketch challenge pic:
And here is my card using the fabulous fifth avenue floral stamp set:

The colours for the card & ink are pretty in pink, so saffron and rose red. The sentiment is a computer font.

Must dash...thanks so much for looking!


Monday, June 1, 2009

Stamp with Us Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday!
I'm back with a card I created for a sketch challenge which I found by going from Sam Post's blog here to Kate Lewis' blog here to Stamp with Us here! The sketch has circles, so I couldn't resist! Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:
Stamps: Wild about you, family phrases, polka dot background Ink: So saffron, tangerine tango, old olive, more mustard, black Other: cirle punches 1 1/4", 1 3/8" & scallop circle punch, paper piercer, tangerine tango striped grossgrain ribbon.

Thanks for looking - have a good week - hope that UK sunshine continues!