Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Before I go, congrats to Bronwyn who won my free UStamp pass from my previous post!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I'm back with the opportunity for you to win a FREE pass to the Christmas projects round of UStamp. Please leave a comment here by 24th October for your chance to win. I will email the winner by 25th October!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Hope you're enjoying the school hols if you are in Western Australia!
Just popping in to post a sneak peek at my project for this round of UStamp Cool Moves. If you would like to see more great cards that move, spin, pop up, slide & lots more, just click on the 'Cool Moves' designer box link on the right side bar of this blog so you can sign up join the fun!
Here's a peek at my card:
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Just about off to bed when I remembered I hadn't drawn the free UStamp pass, so with no further ado...CONGRATULATIONS..........................
Venessa! I will be emailing you now!
Thanks to all for leaving comments & please call back before the end of the Cool Moves round as I may have more passes to give away for the next round!
Have a good week!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The next round of UStamp has started today!!! It's all about cards this time & I have been asked to design a set for this round!! I have added the link to my side bar if you would like to join in the fun!
The card below is one I made for a colour challenge for the last round of UStamp & it's for the twin brother of the little girl I made the card for in my previous post.
Stamp set: Fox & Friends, party hearty. family phrases Ink/card: Old olive, tempting turquoise & real red.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I've been busy with challenges today! (Life is tough!!) This was fun as I've used the sketch to make a card for a sweet little soon-to-be-3 girl!
So, here's Makeesha's sketch:
And this is my card - such a cute stamp set for the girls!
Stamps: Pony Party Ink: So saffron, pretty in pink, bashful blue Card: Celery, pretty in pink, bashful blue, so saffron Other: celery grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, polka dot embossing folder, nestabilities dies
Now I have to go and make a card for her 3 year old twin brother!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, On your birthday Ink/card: As for challenge plus watercolour card & versamark Other: Vanilla grosgrain & button, stampin' dimensionals, little leaves die, polka dot embossing folder, embossing powder, aqua painter.
PS: I have since sharpened my scissors & trimmed off the straggly ribbon bits! (not that anyone noticed, of course!!) ETA: I have just changed the photo of my card after redoing the ribbon - as it was bugging me!
Thanks for stopping by! Love Caroline - from blustery Perth, WA!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Stamps: Occasionally (soon to be retired I'm assuming!), short and sweet Ink/card: As for the challenge other: Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, scallop border and scallop circle punch, 11/4" & 13/8" circle punches, button latte
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
As for 10 things about me...well I'm only going to mention one recent stressful event which was the near death of our gorgeous (& a wee bit scatty!) red setter X retriever, Rosie, from rodent poisoning. However, she is back on form now (after plasma transfusions & mega Vit K doses), barking to wake us up early for her breakfast & generally bossing us around!! I'm just glad she is still with us!
Stamp set: Owl together now card: basic grey, pretty in pink, orchid opulence, tempting turquoise.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Just before I settle down to watch England V Germany in the World Cup soccer I thought I'd post a project that I did for an Unconvention challenge back in May. I do have a tutorial and template, so please email me (address on side) if you would like a copy and leave a comment so I make sure to check the emails!
It's a good sized bag & only uses 2 sheets of A4 card and some dsp depending on how you'd like to decorate it. The gift bag pocket is the perfect size for a Stampin' Up! love note card.
This is a close up of the gift card:
Stamps: Flight of the butterfly, vintage vogue
Card & Ink: Rich razzleberry, pale plum, white stazon, kraft dsp: Cottage wallOther: Jumbo eyelets, rich razzleberry polka dot ribbon, love note & envelope
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
And finally, for now, we had a colour challenge using colours that suited a masculine card, so I made a card for father's day next month for my Dad in the UK:
Stamps: occasionally Ink/card: rich razzleberry, old olive, more mustard, choc chip.
Thanks so much for looking - it's about time I had something to show isn't it?!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Stamps: vintage vogue, occasional greetings, tiny tags Ink: pink pirouette, regal rose, rose red, melon mambo, certainly celery Other: top note die, big shot, tiny tag punch, clear rhinestones, regal rose ribbon, silver cord (retired), polka dot embossing folder (non SU!)
Okay - time to go & get the little people to bed!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Stamps: Pony party Ink & card: Melon mambo, rich razzleberry, so saffron, orchid opulence, regal rose, certainly celery Other: melon mambo & rich razzleberry polka dot ribbon, dazzling diamonds
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
That would be a simple card, not simple male....! (boom boom ;)) This is for my brother's birthday next month and I CASED the idea from this lovely creation here...isn't the bunting cool?! The layout is inspired by Makeesha's sketch challenge here.....so all in all I've just used everyone elses ideas!
Here's my card:
I've used all SU! supplies. The colours are so saffron, tangerine tango, pacific point and riding hood red. The numbers are from the Timeless Type sizzlits dies - fabulous for cards and scrapping.
Please let me know if you make any bunting inspired cards as I'd love to see them - the monkey from Fox and Friends would look cute hanging from bunting don't you think?
Thanks for visiting!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
So this is my sketch inspired card:
Stamps: Vintage vogue (can't believe I almost didn't get this set...what was I thinking?!), on your birthday Ink & card: so saffron, rich razzleberry (yipee they're staying in the new catalogue!), orchid opulence, whisper white Other: square punches, razzleberry polka dot ribbon, filigree brads, clear rhinestone, silver brads.
Well, I'm off to have a cuppa & put my feet up now! I played hockey today (first time for nearly a year) & my back & legs are already feeling sore!....I should just stick to stamping...
Anyway have a good w/e - it's apparently very peaceful today where my family are in the UK with no planes overhead....but of course not good for those with travel plans....
Friday, April 2, 2010
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Heard from the Heart, Polka dot background Ink & card: pink passion, green galore, only orange, whisper white Other: button latte, ribbon originals dress up, polka dot embossing folder
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
And here is the stylish after shot!
Products used: So saffron and rose red grosgrain ribbon, felt fusion flowers and sticky strip.
I hope to have more posted soon, particulary as I'm having a great time trying out all my new Autumn mini catalogue pre order products - so much good stuff and so little time!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I made a card today as a thank you from my son's cricket team to their coach and decided to use the All in the Family stamp set and accessories. To add some dimension I used masking, dimensionals and crystal effects - nothing unique there, but I haven't used this set for a while and just by adding these techniques I was able to get just the effect I wanted - and was reminded of what a versatile set this is!
And here's a close up of some dimensional detail:
Follow this link for the Just Add Ink Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Stamp with Us posted a new inspiration photo colour challenge today, so, luckily, this afternoon Mr 3 went to sleep & whilst the other two watched Wall E (after arguing over who had already seen it the most!) I snuck away to my little craft santuary, and cleared a small area of desk to create on - would have been good if I'd cleared up yesterday, but organised? Me? Nope! Unfortunately.
Friday, February 12, 2010
So now off to the shops I go...hi ho hi ho....
Have a good w/e! Caroline x