Saturday, 30 January 2010

SC265 - Just a Country Gal

Hello Stamping Friends,
Today's post is for this week's Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch Challenge.  I have used a really fun image from Penny Black.  Hope you like it.
Stamps: Penny Black 2343K Grass Cake, SU's On Your Birthday
Card & Papers: Basic Grey, Black, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Gingam DP by MFT Digi Papers
Ink: Stazon Black, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Grey, YoYo Yellow, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Garden Green
Embellishments: Basic Jumbo Grommets, Gingaham Ribbon
Tools: Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Aqua painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig
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Friday, 29 January 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch #123

Hi there,
Today's post is for the Mojo Monday Sketch this week.  I also used the Colour Challenge (to use Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive) for a new stamping Group I signed up with ESAD-SU (Extra Special Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators) . 
After cutting the card and papers I sewed them onto the Bashful Blue base. I punched 5 1" circles to make the button and then pierced the holes into it. I applied glue over the top piece and sprinkled it with the fine glitter. For the flower I cut a thin strip of card, punched it with the Eyelet border Punch, crimped the whole strip and then draged the piece of card over the White Craft Ink Pad to give it more dimension. For the leaves I punched them out with the Small Oval Punch, scored them in the centre, then crimped them at an angle.
Stamps: SU's On Your Birthday
Card & Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Sweet Always DP, Holiday Treasures DP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive Markers, Riding Hood Red Stamp Pad, Craft White Stamp Pad
Embellishments: Brads, Fine Glitter, Hemp, Ribbon
Tools: Sewing Machine, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Scallop Edge Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Glue, Dimensionals, Crimper, Small Oval Punch, 1 3/4" Punch, Pop Up and Mini Glue Dots
I enjoyed playing with these colours and doing the sketch, hope you like it.
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Monthly Calendar Challenge - February 2010

Hi there,
It's time for another Monthly Calendar Challenge.  Of course February is a special month with a lot of love in the air as it includes Valentine's Day. For me it is more than that as I celebrate 37 years married to my wonderful husband and it's also includes my Birthday. This February we will have another special event to celebrate as we welcome a new Grandchild. 

Edited to Add:  I have also linked this post to the Just Add Ink Challenge - Just Add Hearts, my two Calendar pages fit the Challenge.

So drumroll.........................

February's Monthly Calendar Challenge is - Love and Romance.

Love and Romance for me means Red Roses, Chocolates and lots of Love, my husband is a true romantic and has always spoilt me throughout our marriage at this time of year.  I have made two Calendar's for February's challenge.  For the first one I tried to keep it simple and a definite border around the edge.
Stamps: SU's Priceless, I (Heart) Hearts, Penny Black - The Look of Love 2815K, Artee Stamps - AS666B Hugs and Kisses, Love Unknown
Card & Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Embellishments: None
Tools: Friskers Heart Edge Punch, SU's Heart to Heart Punch, Window Word Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Computer and Printer, Cat's Calendar Template from Splitcoast, Sponge, Dimensionals
The second one appears a lot busier so I aimed for a less is more approach.  I made the calendar in Microsoft Publisher and I very happy with the result, I can now change the colours and font size easily.
Stamps: SU's I (Heart) Hearts, A Happy Heart, For the Love of Chocolate (R)
Card & Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon
Tools: EK Success Arrows Edge Punch, Cuttlebug, Classic Plain and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Bow Easy, Dimensionals, Computer and Printer, Heart to Heart Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Hope you like them, let me know which one is your favourite.
If you would like to play along check out the guidlines in this post.

Calendar Stand
I have had a couple of requests for some details on the calendar stand.  So here they are:
Base is 23cm (9") x 6.5cm (2 5/8")
Up rights 24.3cm (9 1/2") x 4.2cm (1 5/8")
Holes for Dowel start at 1.6cm (5/8")  from the top of the uprights.
Dowel length 22cm (8 5/8")
Dowel 1.5cm (5/8") round
Two 3cm (1 5/8") rings
S/Up's 6" x 6" (15.2cm x 15.2cm) Page Protectors
So I hope you can find the time to join in my Monthly Calendar Challenge. C'm on have a go!!
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Winners - Monthly Calendar Challenge - January 2010

Hello fellow stampers,
I would like to thank the two lovely Ladies, Genelle Little and Chantell Randell for participating in my January Monthly Calendar Challenge. The theme was Let's Party - Celebrate the New Year. I have decided to share the Blog Candy of A$50 of Stampin Up products between the two of them.  So if Genelle and Chantell could email me at ( ) with your details and let me know what you would like I will send you some Happy Mail.  Here are their Calendars :).

Genelle Little

Chantell Randell
I will be back soon with February's Monthly Calendar Challenge.
Stamping Hugs.
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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #17

Gidday, to everyone on Australia Day,
This post is for Makeesha's first Inkspiration Colour Challenge for 2010. It is a fun challenge using one  of Stampin Up's unloved colours, Cameo Coral but I think the key is to get a good balance of colour and it works well.  As you can see I have made a feature of Cameo Coral and I like it.
To colour the flower petals I spritzed the petals with water, dried them slightly and then used a paintbrush and re inkers and painted them with pure colour to obtain the depth of colour. I built my flower adding dimensionals to give it some height and placed the ribbon in between the layers for something different and finished with the crystal brad.
Stamps: Whimsical Words, Sanded BG, Butterfly Prints
Card & Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, So Saffron Stamp Pads and Re Inkers
Embellishments: Crystal Brad and Crystals, Hemp Twine, Pretties Kit
Tools: Paintbrush, Art Palette, Water Spritizing Bottle, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Butterfly Punch, Cutter Tool, Needle & Cotton, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Curved Rectangles Nestabilities. Mini Glue Dots, Glue
Hope you like it,
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Baby Shower

Hi there,
Happy Australia Day!!
I have had a busy couple of days catching up after visiting family in Perth.  While I was there my youngest daughter had a baby shower and I made a similar card to these for her present.  I forgot to take a photo so I remade the card and changed a number of elements.  Thank's to Crystal Jakiko for the idea, I can't find my notes at the moment so I can link to her blog. 

I made my own template from an A5 piece of card, which is a lot smaller than Crystal's.  I used a couple of ideas from Pat Carr for the Babies head.  I used magnets to hold the card together and changed the positioning of the ribbon and only tied it to the front.
Stamps: Priceless
Card & Paper: Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Print Patterns DP, Petals & Paisley DP (R)
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink Marker
Embellishments: Organdy Ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EB Folder, 1 3/8" Punch, 1/2" Punch, Word Window Punch, Cropadile, Heart to Heart Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Martha Stewarts Butterfly Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Screw Punch, Fine Black Pen, Sponge, Magnets, Computer & Printer
Leave a comment and let me know if you thinks it's cute.
Happy Stamping,
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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

It's a Jag Convertable

Hi there,
This is the fourth card I made for my Sister in Law for her Son's Birthdays.  They are both mad on racing cars and one races within the state at racing competitions, so this is the best I could do not having any racing car images.

Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Jemac - Jag Car, SU Party Punch (R) - Sentiment, Amazing Creations - Map Pin
Card: Black, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Night of Navy Markers
Accessories: Scanned a Map on my Printer from a Roadmap Book and Printed it,  1 3/8" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Aqua Painter, Crystal Effects, Gelly Roll Pen, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool
Hope you like it,
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Monday, 18 January 2010

The Tool Man

My nephew Nathan is 40 this coming Sunday and likes to be known as The Tool Man, hence the title of  this post and the tag.  This is card #3 for my Sister In Law.  I really enjoyed making this card it was a fun one to put together.

Key Ingredients:
Stamps: SU's For Father, Power Up (R)
Card: Riding Hood Red, Black, Basic Grey, Pattern Designer Series Paper Riding Hood Red
Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Basic Grey Really Rust, Bashful Blue Markers, Riding Hood Red Stamp Pad
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Distressed Stripes EB Folder, Ribbon, Screw Brads, Spanner Charm, String, Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Computer, Printer, MS Hole Punch, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Dimensionals
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 Another one of the Male Birthday cards I made for my Sister In Law. My original design was going in a totally different direction, didn't like how it was coming together so I changed it, I stamped and coloured the main image three times. LOL. It's funny how the design can take a totally different direction because you know it's not working.  I love how it came together in the end, do you?  I used the cutter tool to rough up the edges of the designer paper and card and then I created the torn edge from corner to corner.  The main image was stamped and then coloured with an aqua painter, marker's and River Rock stamp pad.  I tied the string to the top layer and added the main images mounting them on dimensionals.

Key Ingredients:
Stamps: SU's For Father, On Your Birthday
Card: Very Vanilla, River Rock (R), Chocolate Chip, Apple Cider DP (R), Spring Showers DP (R)
Ink: Stazon Black, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust Markers, River Rock Stamp Pad
Accessories: Cutter Tool, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, String, Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, Aqua painter
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Stockman's Hat & Whip

Today's post is one of four cards my Sister In Law asked me to make for her two son's Birthday's next Sunday. 

This one is an Easel card.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Stamp It - Stockman's Hat & Whip, SU's Oval All
Card: Black, Whisper White, Metallic Silver, Urban Oasis DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Grey Marker
Accessories: Brads, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Hole Punch, Aqua Painter, EK Success Dotted Wave Punch, SU Scalloped Oval Punch
Let me know if you like it.
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Friday, 15 January 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch #121 - Ted's Butterflies

Hi there,
Here are my cards for the Mojo Monday Sketch this week. I used the same main image and changed the Designer Paper, ribbon and sentiment.

Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Penny Black 3696H Butterfly Bear, SU Think Happy Thoughts, Great Friend
Card: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Parisean Breeze DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Yoyo Yellow, Apricot Appeal & More Mustard Markers
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug, Scalloped Edge Circle Nestability, Pearl, Martha Stewart Embossed Scallop Border Punch, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Aqua painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Hope you Like it!!
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Monday, 11 January 2010

I Love You - Heart Topped Box

Today's Project is a little Heart Topped Box.  Lynn Pratt from stamp-n-design has provided a free template for anyone who would like to join in her challenge.  It is such a cute, fun project and I like how it came together.  I stamped the main image and attached it to the heart shapes on the template.  I glued the Mini Red Heart Crystals to the heart and attached the sentiment.  I embossed the top of the box with a Friskers heart template, cut out and punched a strip of Regal Rose with my EK Success Arrows Border Punch (funny name but the little cut outs at each diamond point look like a heart) and finished the box with some ribbon and a bow. Let me know if you like it!!

Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Amazing Creations J-71
Card: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose
Accessories: Computer and Printer to print Template and Sentiment, Friskers Heart Embossing Template and Embossing Tool, Mini Heart Crystals, Word Window Punch, EK Success Arrows Border Punch, Heart Ribbon, Bow Easy, Glue and Double Sided Tape
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Sunday, 10 January 2010

Monthly Calendar Challenge - January 2010

Just a reminder to everyone that I am hosting a 6 x 6 Monthly Calendar Challenge for each month during 2010.  January's calendar theme is Let's Party - Celebrate the New Year. 

I am offering some BLOG CANDY so have some fun and join in, let all your scrappin and stamping friends know, closing deadline is the 25th January, 2010 Midnight.

I would love to see your creations, check out the guidelines here.
Happy stamping,
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Mojo Monday Sketch # 120 - Cupids Arrow

Hi there,
Just getting back into the swing of things and decided to do the Mojo Monday Sketch for this week.  Hope I haven't missed the deadline.  I love these cupcake images which I am using for the first time.

I paper pierced the cupcake, pleated the ribbon and coloured the heart pins with a copic marker, otherwise I followed the sketch.

Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Love  is Sweet
Card: Real Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Patterns II DP, Ski Slope DP, MFT Digital DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Pretty In Pink, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Markers & Baja Breeze Stamp Pad & R39 Garnet Copic
Accessories: Classic Circles & Scalloped Circles Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edge Punch, Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heart Pins, Heart Brads, Dimensionals, Aqua Pen
Happy New Year to you all!!
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