Sunday, October 10, 2010

Curtain Call

Back again, I'm really enjoying my lazy Sunday-let's see if I enjoy housework Monday as much!!

Another 2 challenges on this card, Clean & Simple (FTL111) sketch challenge and another new one i'v e come across-Curtain Call colour challenge (Act51)

Here is my card, very simple & quite quick as I managed to sneak this one in before I had to make dinner : )

I stamped the Crumbcake base with the pretty Bella Toile BG stamp in Sahara Sand ink (stamped off once) My Marina Mist panel has been stamped with Elements of Style with MM ink. The butterfly is the gorgeous Bigz Die-Beautiful Butterflies, cut out of watercolour paper,stamped in StazOn & watercoloured with Marina Mist & So Saffron. I dabbed some shimmer paint over the top of the flowers & popped it up on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by xx

the fine print:

Stamp sets- Bella Toile BG, Elements of Style, Afterthoughts

Cardstock- Crumbcake, Marina Mist, Basic Black, watercolour paper

Ink- Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, So Saffron, black StazOn

Other- Butterfly die, Aquapainter, white taffeta ribbon, shimmer paint

Awash With Flowers

This is another stamp set I just loved as soon as I saw it in the new catalogue, I'm sure there will be a lot more posts featuring this one in the near future!

My card again covers 2 challenges,
Stampin Royalty colour challenge and Makeesha's sketch (again)

I wasn't too sure about these colours together, but then I saw Alisa Tilsner's gorgeous card & thought I could make the colour combo's my attempt...
another 6" square...

I stamped the Concord Crush layer with the solid flower stamp (doesn't show up to well in the photo) One flower has been popped up with dimensionals & more pearls to finish off.(more of these will be on my next order if I keep this up! see previous posts...)

I stitched around all of the panels on my sewing machine with some turquoise thread and used the scallop border punch on the choc chip panel (layered with concord crush & so saffron ribbon)
Thanks for stopping by xx
the fine print:
Cardstock-So Saffron, Choc Chip, Concord Crush, watercolour paper
Stamp sets- Awash with Flowers, Curly Cute
Ink- Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, black StazOn
Other- So Saffron ribbon, aqua painter, scallop border punch, pearls, dimensionals

Saturday, October 9, 2010

thanks Al...

I got another challenge completed, uploaded AND entered on time! This one is Makeesha's latest sketch challenge...

and my cute little thank you owl. I've used my new Woodgrain BG, lots of sponging & cut out the 'thanks' from "A Word for You" stamp set. The owl is popped up on dimensionals & has a cute little bow in her hair, I saw this idea on Kirsty'sCardsnScrap. Love her style!

The colour combo comes from the fabbo new colour coach-my first play with that too...It's the 'sweet set' combo on the Poppy Parade page. (I also added Choc Chip)

My card is just a wee little 4" square, rather cute size for some thankyou cards that I need to send out

Thanks for stopping by xx
the fine print:
Stamp Set: Woodgrain BG, A Word for You
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade, Choc Chip
Ink: Choc Chip, Night of Navy
Other: Owl (Al) punch, pearls, word window punch, dimensionals

Pretty Grungey

I am determined to create this weekend, I've been doing lots of stuff for everyone else lately so this weekend is all mine! (with some housework thrown in if I get the guilts!!)

I've written down all the challenges I want to enter-it's quite a few, so I've combined 2 of them for my first card - Just Add Ink - Just add pink & bling, along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

I went a bit bigger than my norm-this one's 6" square.

This card was nothing like this in my head when I started, I was going for sweet,pretty,pink,girly etc but what I've ended up with is (still)pink, girly & grungey...I think it works, what do you think?
I have used lots of new stuff on this card & possibly went a little pearl crazy!

Here are some close ups so you can see the shimmer paint & the pearl overload!

I added some shimmer paint to the flowers after watercolouring, & stamped the bird in Choc Chip, sponged on shimmer paint then cut out.

and then came the pearls....really, can you blame me? It was a brand new pack...and they're just so simple to stick on...and on!

Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think...overload or not...

the small print:

DSP-level 1 hostess DSP pack

Cardstock-Crumbcake, Choc Chip, watercolour paper

Ink-Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Choc Chip, Old Olive

Stamp Set-Elements of Style

Accessories- Aqua painter, PP ribbon, twill tape, sewing machine. pearls

Friday, October 8, 2010

Lots of pics, not much to read...

These are some of the cards I made for a recent workshop to showcase some of the gorgeous new products from Stampin' Up!

Contempo Christmas & Vintage Wallpaper emb.folder

Friends Never Fade, Greenhouse Gala DSP & new In-Colours

Friends Never Fade (this was one of the Make & Takes for everyone)

Artistic Etchings & Newsprint DSP

A CASE form Pat Carr's demo @ Perth Regionals on punch artShowcasing all 5 brand new In-Colours & one of the new level 2 hostess sets, Apple Blossoms

more Friends Never fade & Concord Crush (in-colour)

Sorry for the short descriptives, too busy to talk, Gotta run!

If you want to know any more details just ask!

Thanks for dropping by xx

Friday, October 1, 2010

Regional Training Swaps

I went to our annual Regional Training day a few weeks back & had a great day out. These were my swaps...

52 in all...

Friends Never Fade (Ithink this one was my fave)

Friends Never Fade + Butterfly Embosslit (Beautiful Wings)

Artistic Etchings + Newsprint DSP

I will have to take some photos of the projects we made on the day & post them for you to see.

Fiona's Baby Shower

I wanted to make a special card for my besties baby shower, this is what I came up with...

I used some punches to save cutting-ovals for hair, word window for arm & chest, butterfly for face, scallop border for bottom of dress. I thought she was pretty cute, actually looks a lot like Fi. p.s She had a boy- Hadley Thomas Walker x