Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #13

Today I have a card to share that I made for Makeesha's colour challenge. I like the colours in this challenge and came up with a card that was realy quick and simple to make but still looks pretty.

Here is the Colour Challenge #13:

And here is the card I came up with:

I used the following materials (from Stampin' Up! unless specified) -

Stamps Eastern Blooms, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock Vanilla, Old Olive, Urban Garden DSP

Ink Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy

Accessories Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, clear button, linen thread, scallop border punch

Thanks for looking,


Monday, September 28, 2009

Close To My Heart - Fundraiser for SIDS and Kids

I am excited to be involved in an upcoming craft event, a fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. If you live on the Central Coast it would be wonderful to see you on the night to help raise funds for this worthwhile cause.

Please see the flyer below for details and be sure to contact me as soon as possible to book a place.

If you would like to read more information about SIDS and Kids head to their website here.

I hope to see you on the night.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 13

Since I went back to work in July, after being on maternity leave for over a year, I feel as though I've hardly had time to stamp. I am only working 2 days a week but this seems to take up lots of time in preparation (and recovery, lol). Anyway, to get back in the mood to create I thought I'd take part in some of the blog challenges out there. I chose to do Makeesha Byl's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge first up. I am usually more of a 'free range' stamper, deciding on my colours and playing around with the layout as I go'. I had heaps of fun doing this sketch though.

Here is Makeesha's sketch:

And here is my card:

The supplies are as follows:
Stamps - Great Friend, Eastern Blooms
Ink - Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Cardstock - Natural Vanilla, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ribbon - So Saffron grosgrain

Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blown away...almost.


This week I have been trying to improve my photos of my cards after receiving some tips from my lovely upline Alex, who suggested taking them outside in daylight. Well, I achieved some better photos as opposed to my indoor, night time ones, but it was a task! Especially since I chose today of all days to venture out and give it a go. First, I had to wait for all the dust from the dust storm to clear. Once I could see some blue sky I took my cards outside and discovered just how windy it was. Luckily, I got a few photos of each card before they had a chance to blow away.

This card uses the Parisian Breeze DSP and the Great Friend stamp set, both from Stampin Up! This layout was actually one I found in the current Idea Book and Catalogue. I just adjusted it by using a different stamp set and selection of colours.

I'll be back later with a card I made for a challenge.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Clean and simple wedding and more


Just thought I would share 2 cards I made with some friends at the card class I held at home last weekend. One special request was for a wedding card. I kept the card clean and simple, given that not all my guests were heading to a wedding in the near future and may have wanted to change the card to suit another occasion. I think the card below would make a beautiful baby card - just change the sentiment, the ribbon colour and the glittered image to suit. My apologies for the poor photography. This card really is much prettier in real life.

The swirl image is from the Priceless set from Stampin Up! It has been placed on a back ground of natural cardstock then a swiss dots embossed background. The twill ribbon is by Martha Stewart, which I bought from Spotlight.

Another card we made was an all occasion card using one of my favourite colour combinations right now - kraft, chocolate chip and baja breeze. Along with some beautiful textured cardstock from the Stampin Up! Spring Mini we used the flower from the Embrace Life stamp set and the cute little label from my new set Great Friend.

Well, that's all from me. I am off to take Maddy for a walk around the lake and enjoy this lovely sunshine we are having.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Welcome to my stamp nest!

Well, I finally did it - started a stamping blog, that is! I have been following blogs of all descriptions (stamping, craft, decorating, cooking etc etc etc) for a long time and have always admired how productive the bloggers seem to be when all I manage is to keep up with the new posts on all of my favourite blogs!! So, starting a blog has been one of the things on my to do list for a while and I hope that by doing this I will be pushed to be a bit more productive with my spare time, especially before baby number 2 comes along. I will be using this blog to share the creations that come from my stamping room. I welcome your comments and feedback.
Here is one of the designs I did for a recent card class with some friends. It uses the Circle Circus stamp set from Stampin' Up. The colours used are Riding Hood Red and Basic Grey on Naturals Ivory cardstock. I also heat embossed the images on the 'flowers' using clear embossing powder over Riding Hood Red ink.

The second card I have to show you today I made to send to a friend for her birthday. I really like how this colour combination turned out and I think I'll be using this combination a lot more. The colours are Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery. I used my new Great Friend stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue. I just love the butterfly!

Thanks for looking at my new blog and I hope to see you back here soon.