Friday, January 28, 2011

Just Add Ink - Burst Of Colour

Just a quickie today as I have guests about to arrive any minute now, for the week. My "burst of colour" is a small burst of colour, but it is a burst of colour! Here is the picture that we got to use as "inspiration".
I have embossed the white backing and the back butterfly is white gloss. And I'm still loving Stampin' Ups white organza ribbon! The striped paper is an old Kaiser 12x12.

Make sure you check out the rest of the amazing team's inspirations here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Just Add Ink #52 - Sketch

OUCH - what a sketch this week! I really struggled to think of what to make this week for the Just Add Ink Design Team but I decided to go with some hot striking colours - basic black, melon mambo and whisper white! I love them!
Here's is the sketch for this weeks Just Add Ink.
The flowers are coloured using crystal effects and ink, which I mixed together in a little container and painted on with a little paint brush.

cardstock: basic black, melon mambo, whisper white
ink: basic black, versamark, melon mambo

stamps: happy moments, sweet little sentiments
white embossing power, white taffeta ribbon, top note die, crystal effects

Monday, January 17, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls: Challenge #29

Still home alone and still making cards!!! Why? Because I now have some time to! It's so lovely!

Now this one is for Papertrey Paper Dolls - "Simplicity" and simple it is! It was difficult for me not to tizz, so met myself halfway and placed one and only one little bling in the centre of the flower on the left!

stamps: su! live like you mean it, pti signature greetings
cardstock: naturals ivory
ink: poppy parade, wild wasabi, basic black
corner rounder, rhinestone

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Colour Cue #11

I'm still enjoying my peace and quiet while Miss Charlotte is staying at Nanny and Poppy's house - so today I made two cards. I played along for the first time and did Colour Cue #11Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and I chose Going Grey for the "Pick A Neutral".
I made the rose using the Fancy Flower punch - you can see the tutorial I made here.

stamps: pti signature greetings
cardstock: glossy white, going grey, pink pirouette, whisper white
ink: basic grey, pink pirouette, blushing bride
sponger daubers, sticky strip, silver glimer mist, organze white ribbon, basic pearls

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #53

I've been "home alone" for the last 24hrs away- my 1st time in ages and need I tell you that I'm loving it!
I wasted the afternoon yesterday watching some tv etc but last night I conjured up some mojo and played along with the Inkspirations Sketch Challenge (#53).

I absolutely LOVE Perfect Plum - one of my fav Stampin' Up colours!

I embossed the Fifth Avenue Floral rose with 1st. Versamark and 2nd. Perfect Plum ink, then heated Clear Embossing Powder over it. I then sprayed the entire rose with water, and used my Aqua Painter dipped in Perfect Plum ink to lightly spread some colour. I let it dry and it some parts of the petals again to make darker. I then "tizzed" and used some So Saffron ink and Aqua Painter as well. THEN, I sprayed the entire flower with Silver Glimmer Mist and then I stopped before I went too far!!!

'So Glad We're Friends" is embossed with clear embossing powder - to make it "pop"!

Friday, January 14, 2011

The start of 365....

I've started my own 365 Project - seems its the "done-thing" to do at the moment!
It's fun so far - but not sure what happens when I run out of creativity!
Honey-Soy Chicken & Noodles

Peach Tree Leaf

Charlotte's Traffic Tomatoes

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just Add Ink - Monochrome 1

Black and stylish and elegant. I embossed my all-time fav stamps in white embossing power and used my friends crocheted flower and a black button as an accent. I found some pretty black lace in my stash to tie around the top of the card.
I have another Monochrome on my blog as well...a Baja Breeze one! See that one here.

Just Add Ink - Monochrome 2

BAJA-BREEZE - Oh how I love thee!

Monochrome at Just Add Ink this week really made my head hurt - I just didn't think it would be as hard as it was. I'm not sure if technically I'm meant to have some of the white, but I justify it by saying that if you lighten every colour it will eventually go back to white? Or if you spill some bleach on it it will definitly go back to white! LOL

In the end, I quite enjoyed this challenge and I like my card! I hope my friend does too!

I made thi card with a particular friend in mind, and as I had no sentiment suitable, I decided to make my own by printing this one from my computer. Handy!

Don't you just adore these deluxe big striped grosgrain bows! So so so yummy!

I also have another Black & White Monochrome card here. Pop around to see that one too!

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stamps: inspired by nature
ink: baja breeze
cardstock: baja breeze, confetti white
accessories: baja breeze striped grosgrain, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

11 Roses From Tilda

I'm trying hard to distract myself tonight - I'm really struggling with sadness and grief for the unfortunate people who are suffering right now in our Country - with fires on the West side and major floods on the East...there is lots of sorrow at the moment. So Tilda arrived tonight just to share a little love!

As I am not fortunate enough to have any fancy Copics etc...I have used my trusty old Aqua Painter and ink off ink pad lids (as well as straight markers for the roses, stem and her shoes).

I have used some Crystal Effects on all the leaves in her bouquet and also on her shoes and eyes.

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Clean & Simple Challenge 122

Another "cyber-craft" night last with a fab took a while to get the mojo happening and decide on what to make. Ended up doing a Clean and Simple Challenge - here is the sketch.I made a simple spiral rolled rose out of one of these absolutely DELISH paper (Christine Re). The papers have a really beautiful sheen to them - metallic. So so so scrummy!You can see my simple tutorial on how to make one of these roses HERE.

Thanks for coming to have a look. Feel free to have a wander around my blog and see what else I've been up to lately!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch 99

Last night, I participated in my 1st "Cyber-Craft" session with some great new friends, Patrice Easton and Trish Radacs!!
I had such a lovely time and it made my often loney craft times much more fun and exciting! Make sure you pop over to see what they also made last night!

We decided to particpate in this week's
Sweet Sunday which was the following layout.

I ended up trying a few different Designer Papers and was going to use a completely different stamp set, but in the end, ended up with these!!!

I absolutely LOVE this paper - just screams Asian to me! And I've had these gorgeous wooden birdcages for ages now and just haven't known what to do with them....and it all came together last night!

The black ribbon across the scallops is a really lush black ribbed velvet....feels so good!

Anyway, thanks for coming to see, I hope you like!
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stamps: silhouette sentiments, elements of style, embrace life

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Stylish Blog Award

I have been totally blessed lately with getting this award from not one but two lovely ladies, Patrice and Susan. As copied off Patrice's blog, the rules are:

- thank and link to the person who gave this award
- share 8 things about myself
- pass it on to 8 others
- let them know about the award


So here are some of my fav Stylish Blogs:

Patrice Easton - Spring Blossom Musings
Bronwyn Eastley - addINKtive designs
Sam Post - Ryemilan' Stamping and Scrapbooking
Paula Dobson - Stampinantics
Mae Collins - Mae's Cachet
Karen Thomas - Luv To Stamp
Gardenia Pepworth - A Little Less Useless
Trish Radacs - Spring Blossom Journey

And 8 things about me:
#1 - After over 3yrs of looking and waiting and procrastinating, I finally bought another car!
#2 - I drink far far far too much Pepsi-Max and can't really see a day that I don't.
#3 - I have 9 hens, 1 rooster, 3 "teen-age" chicks and 1 baby chick.
#4 - I love working on my parents farm. Love getting my hands dirty and learning new farm things.
#5 - I hope to get to QLD later this year to take my daughter on a special "mummy/daughter" holiday.
#6 - But before the QLD holiday, I'm hoping to take my daughter camping this month - our first time besides the time on my parents front lawn! (not my 1st time camping but OUR first time camping! - I'm an old-hand! haha).
#7 - I have a slight obssession with curries at the moment!
#8 - I hope to paint my daughters room and my craft room with a feature wall each before school goes back (pics will be here on my blog when I do!)

It's so fun to learn new stuff about people! Hope you liked learning a little bit more about me!

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