Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #10

Hi there,
I had fun with Makeesha's Inspiration challenge this week. After I decided on and completed the main image I felt the card needed something else so I decided to try the "Faux Grid Technique". I think it added a whole new dimension to my design.
Stamps: Flower Fancy, Great Friend
Card: Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Lattice Punch, Basic Grey Cordury Button & Ribbon, 1 3/8" Round Punch, Cuttlebug, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Black Stitched Ribbon from Pink Hedgehog, Black Fine Line Pen, Aqua Painter, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Stamp a ma jig
Thanks for taking a peek,
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

SC238 - Bloom Away


My card for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. This set features three Australian Native plants from Bloom Away a new set in the Australian/New Zealand 2009-2010 Catalogue. From Left to Right the flowers are Gum Blossom, Waratah and the Banksia.

Stamps: Bloom Away
Card: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: 1 3/8" Square Punch, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Cuttlebug, Square Nestabilities, Square Brads, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Riding Hood Red Ribbon

Thanks for dropping by,


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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #10 Gum Blossoms

Terrific colour sketch this week Makeesha. My design is basic with an elegant twist.

I used my markers to colour the image. Stamped the back ground and then sponged with Always Artichoke.
I wanted to add more detail, but decided to leave the card as is and attached the pearls and pretty bow.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Bloom Away, Tres Chic
Card: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Rose Red, Print Pattern DP 6 x 6 Pack
Ink: Always Artichoke, Rose Red Marker
Accessories: Sponge, Pearls, SU's Satin Vanilla Ribbon, Bow Easy, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels Three, Dimensionals
Till next time,
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Sunday, 19 July 2009

Christmas in July Swap


Second post for today. I made this card for the Stamperoo's Christmas in July Swap. I made 34 swaps and 6 extras to add to my stash for Christmas. I love this scene, it definitely has a Northern Hemisphere feel. As we don't have snow at all, let alone Christmas it's something I can only dream about.

Stamps: A Wish for Peace, Occasional Greetings
Card: Handsome Hunter, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Basic Grey & Summer Sun Markers
Accessories: Aqua Painter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Wide Oval Punch, Cuttlebug, Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Dimensionals

I kept the design fairly plain, and used Handsome Hunter card, a colour I only seem to use for Christmas cards. I could have added some brads or crystals if I had enough to go round, which I will probably add to the cards that remain. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by today.


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Thank You's

Hi there,

I have a few cards to post today that I have made during the week. I have been busy with other commitment's and not able to do the usual challenges. The first ones were made as Thank You's for my workshops. The finished cards are 3" x 3".

Recipe: I have used punches to make the sheep.
Stamps: Weathered, Itty Bitty Background(R), Pun Fun for Thanks so much
Card: Basic Grey, Going Grey, Black, Whisper White, Urban Garden DP
Ink: Basic Grey, Going Grey
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Crimper, Cuttlebug, Tag Die, Dimensionals, Embroidery Thread, White Gel Pen

Recipe: Blue Card
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Pocket Silhouettes
Card: Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Pool Party DP (R)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Crystal, Word Window Punch, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Recipe: Pink Card
Stamps: Embrace Life, Occasional Greetings
Card: Pretty in Pink, , Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DP
Ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Postage Stamp Scissors, Martha Stewart Doiley Punch, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Best Wishes,

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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #9 The Pink House

I am at last uploading a card, had a busy week travelling backwards and forwards to Perth our capital city here in Western Australia. My husband has had a hand operation, so I am the designated driver. I have only managed to create this card and a few 3" x 3" cards as thank you's for my customer's orders. I thought the picture on the wall and the colours were the dominate feature, so I used a bit of creativity to make it.
I stamped the window applied a mask and stamped the background and sponged the colour on the white card. I then masked parts of the window and stamped the cakes inside. The roof and fence are on dimensionals.
Stamps: Window Dressing, Crazy for Cupcakes, Lucy Stamps Tag Letters and Numbers, Sanded BG, My Favourite Things Cakes
Card: Rose Red, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories: Crystal, Antique Brass Build A Brad, Martha Stewart Fence Punch, SU Scallop Edge Punch, SU Felt Flowers, Regal Rose Ribbon, Mini & Standard Brads, 1/4" Round Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Sponge
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