Friday, July 31, 2009

Mojo Monday #97 Sketch

Happy 1 August!
I headed over to the Mojo Monday blog yesterday when I needed to make a birthday card for my daughter's little friend (for her party today). The sketches are fab...and incredibly popular, with several hundred card makers participating each week. I had a small window yesterday to make a card as I was poorly all day, but had a small timeslot where the panadol & cough potion(!) kicked in enough for me to drag myself up from the couch & make a card!!

Anyway, I've used the Great Friend stamp set, which is in the new Australian Spring mini catalogue starting today. If you don't have an SU! demonstrator & would like a copy, please email me (address on the right) & I would be happy to send one to you.
Anyway, here's my card:
Stamps: Great friend, baroque motifs, on your birthday (Happy o' Birthday with the o' cut off!)
Ink: Pale plum, so saffron, pretty in pink, celery card: whisper white, pretty in pink, lavendar lace Other: washington apple dsp, paper piercer, chipboard number (on board lots of letters), dazzling diamonds, so saffron striped grosgrain, oval scallop punch, nestabilities (non SU!), rhinestones (non SU!)
Have a good weekend!
Keep away from the bugs!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stamp with Us Colour Challenge

Sitting here in my fleece & jeans it's a bit hard to imagine being back on the beach on a Summer's day (as in the Stamp with Us Colour Challenge photo this week). However, it was great to be out bushwalking here in WA this week seeing rivers overflowing and plenty of water racing over the rocks at Bell's rapids after the recent heavy rain we have had....

So, this is my card using the Just Surfing stamp set & the sweet slumber dsp for the cloud background - this is very similar to another Just Surfing card I made earlier this year. I have used riding hood red, so saffron & pacific point as the main colours - my current fave colour combo (well for this week anyway!)
Stamps: Just surfing, polka dot background, sanded background. Ink & card: So saffron, whisper white, pacific point, baja breeze, riding hood red Other: cutter kit (to distress circle edges) pacific point striped grosgrain, sweet slumber dsp, scallop edge punch, circle punches
This is the colour challenge photo: Well, we're off to see 'French & Saunders' tonight, so looking forward to a good laugh!
Thanks for popping in!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Colour Inspiration #56

Just a very quick post as I have to get out to do some food! Lovely bright colours for this week's Kristina Werner colour challenge! I cased one of my own card layouts here and used the cute owl together now stamp set.
Stamps: Owl together now, polka dot background, It's your birthday (retired) Card & Ink: So saffron (yes, it does look rather bright!), riding hood red, ballet blue, pumpkin pie, celery, whisper white Other: scallop circle punch, so saffron brads, so saffron striped grosgrain, paper piercer.
And here's the colour inspiration pic:

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #10

So pleased I got this finished, particularly with it being school hols...but managed to get a few minutes to sneak off and stamp! I've used the Upsy Daisy stamp set for probably the first time and also (a sneak peek!) the butterfly and sentiment from one of the new Spring mini catalogue sets Great Friend. Ordering begins on 1 August and there's lots of good things to add to your wishlists!
Anyway here's my card:
Stamps: Great friend (Spring mini) Upsy Daisy Ink & card: Not quite navy, so saffron, baja breeze Other: scallop edge punch, silver hodge podge hardware, clear rhinestones, urban garden paper, friendly words stampin' around wheel, dazzling diamonds, paper piercer, nestabilities (non SU!)

And here's the link to Makeesha's blog and sketch for this week.

Have fun and keep warm (that's if you're experiencing winter in Australia!)

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Stamp with Us Theme Challenge

This weeks Stamp with Us challenge is to make a child's card. What a great theme! I'm always trying to make last minute cards as I should be about to head out with my children to a party! I've made a girly one for one of my 6 year old daughter's friend. I based the card layout on a sketch by Amy Rysavy here (she has some wonderful sketches). I used All in the Family which is a bit fiddly, but so cute!

Of course I couldn't go past using pink & lots of shiny dazzling diamonds & bling!

Stamps: All in the family,family favourites, family phrases Ink & card: So saffron, rose red & regal rose Other: pink flamingo dsp, word window punch, regal rose grosgrain ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig. Non SU! -nestabilities & rhinestones.

Got to dash,

Have a good week!


Friday, July 3, 2009

One Sheet Wonder Workshop

Last week I was a little busy preparing for my one sheet wonder workshop based on a project by Heather Summers for UStamp earlier this year (or could have been last year?). I even had hubby cutting templates for me to get it ready on time! Anyway, it was all worth it as we had a lovely afternoon on Sunday creating & chatting! So, I thought I'd post a few photos, including ones of the cards & gift box we made.
Below are the sample cards & box (the tangerine card was from a previous workshop):And this is one of the colour variations of baja breeze and pretty in pink (Jaana's cards):

And another using riding hood red, which I think looks quite striking with black & the bella rose riding hood red dsp:

So that was what we were up to on Sunday! If you would like more details please email me on the address on the right.

The other exciting news is that the first mini catalogue for this year will start on 1 August. As a demo I've been able to have a good browse & pre order products already! So stay tuned for more information later......

Have a great weekend - hope you get to do all the things you want to!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Two in One!

I've combined Keesh's Colour Inkspiration challenge #9 and this weeks Stamp with Us sketch challenge in one card. I've also taken Keesh's suggestion of making a male card and have used an old favourite set of mine - Voila!

Stamps: Voila, sanded background Ink & card: Ruby red, baja breeze & basic grey Other: Urban oasis & urban garden (hat) dsp, ruby red brads, nestabilities, paper piercer & mat pack.

Bye for now! Caroline