Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My desk today...

What a mess! And there wasn't much creating going on either!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Just Add Ink #90 - Sketch

This week at Just Add Ink the sketch challenge was provided to us by Bronwyn Eastley.

I have used a chocolate chip base and stamped KaiserCraft "Devonshire" lace stamp down the left hand side in a cream ink (not sure on the brand).
I used my new favourites, my nesties (Nestabilities) in lavendar lace and confetti cream.
The bird from Stampin' Up Friends 24-7 is popped up on dimensionals and I've stamped the Papertrey Ink stamp from Signature Greetings Vol 3 #63 in chocolate chip and embossed it using versamark and clear embossing powder.
Of course I couldn't resist adding some flowers, so I've rolled a few roses in the lavendar lace and confetti cream and added some chantilly crochet trim.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Smile - You Make This World A Better Place

Trying to get a head start on some thank you cards I want to send....this is one I whipped up the other night and hadn't got around to photographing.
I accidently pressed a bit too hard on the embossed wisteria wonder, so it kinda flattened the raised dots, so I went with the flow and used my bone folder to flatten them all down - I liked it!

cardstock: pool party, wisteria wonder, whisper white
ink: pool party, daffodil delight, silver
stamps: SU build a blossom, Verve all about you
daffodil delight 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, silver ribbon/cord/string, dimensionals, crystal effects, perfect polka dots embossing folder, build a blossom punch

Monday, October 10, 2011

Some Birthday Love!

I was so so so super spoilt for my Birthday (which was last Saturday - 1 Oct)!
I spent the day outside working on my parents farm - which I absolutely love doing. My parents treated us to dinner that night so that topped off a fun day for us all!
So I just HAD to share with you some of the amazing handmade cards that I received in the mail! I'm so blessed to have met such wonderful, caring friends through Stampin' Up and the world of card-making. Thank you friends!

My mummy, Jeane McQueen

Friday, October 7, 2011

Just Add Ink #88 - Add A Die Cut

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a bit of a different challenge; "Just Add....A Die Cut"!
I chose the trusty old Top Note...and I kinda turned it into a mini-book, covering the front and back of each page with DSP.
Each "page" has a cardboard middle, making them stiffer and stronger.
The sentiment I chose to put on the first page says:
"Let us be grateful...
to people who make us happy
for they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom."
The last page I've left blank, ready for a personal message to the recipient.
I have inked the edges with my little friends, my sponge daubers and I punched 3 holes in each page and laced up with crochet lace.
The crocheted flower was made my the beautiful Patrice who was so generous and whipped up a few and posted them to me! I've rationed them and saved them, not wanting them to run out! This flower was actually white, but I dipped it in some water and re-inker and left it to dry. I actually used 'Close To Cocoa" ink, but the flower turned out an orange-y colour, but I liked it and it matched the DSP perfectly!
And I loved inking my latest addition - "My Friend" Stampin' Up set - LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Thanks for coming to have a look, and I look forward to seeing what you're going to make if you enter this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink!
BTW - check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs - they are truly amazing!
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