Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Keesha's challenge

What a diverse range of colours for this weeks challenge. The colours are Soft sky, Pumpkin pie, Basic grey, Regal rose and Whisper white. I don't have regal rose so I substitued in pixie pink which according to the catalogue is fairly similar. I wanted to stay away from my fish, frog and crab stamps that I am prone to using so have gone with a flower or two instead and a bit of designer paper.

The finer details

Stamps: Flower from SU Friendship blooms, Quote from SU All I have seen

Cardstock: SU Soft Sky, pumpkin pie, pixie pink, whisper white, basic grey and pumpkin pie designer series paper

Misc: Ribbon from overflow, brads from SU Hodgepodge

It is a different style of fold for this card than I am use to which added a bit of difficulty for me and it took me ages to get that bow bowed. How to you tie a bow neatly? There must be a trick that I haven't found.

Anyway, lot of fun and a bit of thinking.


P.S. Keesh, the weather is beautiful in Cairns at the moment, just beautiful.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another challenge (OCC)

I can't believe that Christmas is coming so soon. I just had my hair cut and booked the next appointment for the 17th Dec - a week before Christmas!! and the day before I go to New Zealand to spend Christmas with my family.

Though not strickly keeping to the sketch challenge at our creative corner, I couldn't leave this one without a sentiment. The bling (ribbon and pearl brads) came from cheap shops here in Cairns and I do like the velvety ribbon along the bottom which is a dark green.
The card stock used includes glorious green, green galore, real red and whisper white. The stamps come from the fishy friends set and the crab and co set and coloured in using blender pens. I think it turned out ok and quite suitable for the summer Christmas here in Australia.

Simple and effective

I just love these stamps and have made quite a few cards with them. I think I like the fact that you can fit three stamps accross the card. The card colour is the 'in colours' of purely pomegranate and river rock and some good old whisper white. The river rock was stamped with versamark using the scribble this stamp. The two outside panel have been stamped with chocolate chip and the middle panel with purely pomegranate using the All I have seen stamp set.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
1821-1881, Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Photos of my backyard

Well, not literally my backyard but a gorge on the outskirts of Cairns. This is Crystal Cascades which is a popular swimming spot in Cairns during summer for the locals (tourists swim in it all year!). The water is still a bit chilly for my liking. I have been doing a photography course, not that you can tell from the 'merry' card below but this is a photo I took on Sunday at 7am...crazy!

The rains are here...well hopefully for a few days

For some reason it is raining here in Cairns. Its a bit early. Rainy season usually doesn't start till the beginning of December but it has been raining for three days now. I just got saturated putting out the garbage bins.
Last Thursday a small group of us got together for some card creations and this was the best of the cards for me for the day. A bit of embossing and a few brads and wha-la, a card.
Also did some BBQ invites on Friday to sell at the markets. This one is part of a pack of six. Cant say I really enjoy doing the same card over and over but this was ok once a I got a production line sorted out. Here it tis...

Off to have dinner at homegroup
Saturday, October 4, 2008

Mojo 55

I'm at it again. Another challenge. This was a bit different for me. I have never done a square card before so the layout seemed a little tricky. I have had the bubble background for a while and knew that it had to go with the fishy friends stamp so here is my take on Julee's sketch challenge.
The finer details
Card: SU Briiliant Blue, Soft Sky, Green Galore, Water colour paper
Stamps: SU Fishy Friends, and 'note of love' from a SU set that I forgot to name
Brads from Spotlight


Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein
Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm on a roll

It seems that today is the day for challenges. This one is from Gina's blog. It is a design sketch not a colour challenge. I have just acquired the bold brights collection and ceased the moment for some creation with new colours so here goes Cardstock: SU Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Only Orange
Stamps: SU Unfrogettable
Water colours: SU Brilliant Blue, Only Orange, Pixie pink, Real Red, Green Galore, Glorious Green
Other bits: Black brads, plastic eyes for the frog

I will be back to try Gina's colour challenge.

My first KWerner Design Challenge

Even though these are Autumn ("fall") colours and it is spring (sort of) here, they are still colours that I have had much fun with. The first colour group that I brought was the Earth Elements and I have recently brought a second pack along with a few colours that I seem to run out of super fast such as chocolate chip. So here were the colours in the challenge:

When I first saw this I thought 'if only I had a swirly stamp!' But I don't have a swirly stamp (yet). Then I thought 'maybe I need to use a tag' But I didn't. I have changed Kiwi Kiss to Old Olive to fit the Australian colours so this is what I came up with.

I think the little flower at the bottom helps it because the blank space was driving me nuts. to try another challenge