Saturday, February 28, 2009

Trying something new...a video

I am going to give this a go and see what it turns out like. These are the cards I made at a recent stamping morning/afternoon with Paula and Adrianne. Adrianne didn't get to see the last ones I made so I am hoping this works rather than sitting here waiting for cards to download

Ah that was faster, just hope it works


Squares and scollops

I think North America must have a different paper size than our A4 size. Their cards really match their layouts and then when I have a go, it doesn't fit quite the same. Here is an example. Here is the sketch challenge of Mojo Monday and look, it fits so proportionately well.

I realised the other day they I dont have any get well cards so I took the opportunity to convert this sketch into one. Here is what I did...

And for a close up...

The fine print
Cardstock: Creamy caramel, old olive, whisper white, ruby red, afternoon tea designer paper
Inks: real red, old olive and chocolate chip
Stamps: Fun and fast notes
Bling: silver hodgepodge

That all for now

Have a good weekend


Beate's weekend challenge

I should be studying but my stats paper and more precisely logarithm's are doing my head in so I have hit the stamps and done some challenges. Beates weekend challenge is a sketch challenge which I must say are easier for me than colour challenges. Here is the sketch:

It looks innocent enough so I gave it a go

I think it turned out ok. It was a tight squeeze at points but a bit of trimming and we were there. I dont have a lot of word stamps but have been using the 'lexicon of love' stampset alot to make up for it.
So here is the fine print
Cardstock: Cameo coral, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, whisper white, afternoon tea designer paper
Ink: Cameo coral, versa mark and chocolate chip
Stamps: Live your dreams and lexicon of love
Adds and ends: chocolate double stitched ribbon and scollop punch
So onto the next one

Keesha's challenge - lots of layers!

Hey Keesh, it is good to hear that you have had a good time here in Cairns. You have had some good weather while you have been here in Cairns. Its rained, but just at night. Today it is quite windy so you also choose a good day earlier in the week to the reef. I must say well done on not spewing on your way to the are better woman than I. I have fed the fish every time I have been to the reef except one time despite drugs.

I have given your challenge a couple of go's. Here is the sketch out line.

Here is my first attmept and then I realised that that flower really doesn't work on its side that well. Its just not right.

I thought it might work, but it just didn't.
The fine print
Cardstock: Purely pomegranate, Going grey, Old olive, Whisper white, prints designer series paper in purely pomegranate and old olive
Ink: Purely pomegranate, old olive
Stamps: 'live your dreams'
Ribbon: SU purely pomegranate double stitched
Bling: Silver hodgepodge
So I had a second go...

And then after I had stuck it down realised that I had forgotten the ribbon or strip of card on the left hand panel. Oh well, its just going to be one of those days. I do like this one more than the first one.

The fine print
Cardstock: Really rust, Close to cocoa, Old olive and Whisper white
Ink: Eastern Blooms and sentiment from fun filled
Bling: SU large eyelets, pewter hodgepodge

Hope you are having a great weekend


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Amy's Challenge

I was a day late getting a card in for Amy's last challenge but have given this weeks a go. Here is the sketch outline
And here is my creation
The fine print

Cardstock: Chocolate chip, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, SU afternoon tea designer paper

Ink: Chocolate chip

Stamps: "with love"from Yummy and a little bit of happiness

Bling: Silver hodgepodge and some white ribbon

Now because I had actually done a card for Amy's challenge last week, I am also going to add it on this post. So here is the sketch
And here is the card that I made last night
The fine print
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate chip, Whisper White and SU Afternoon tea designer paper
Ink: Old Olive and Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, "Dream" from live your dreams
Bling: Chocolate chip ribbon, some pearls and pewter hodgepodge
I had fun doing this one

Gina's challenge

Hi, I'm back again for another challenge. This time its Gina's. The rules are that it must have some designer paper and a sentiment. Here is the sketch

Here is my version. When I was making it, I was thinking 'this card looks very autumny'. Then for the next minute of two I struggled to work out what season it is in the Southern part of the Southern Hemisphere. You lose track in the tropics because we dont have autumn or spring and not really summer and winter. We just have a wet and dry season and after having 1.5 metres of rain so far this year, I think it is safe to say we are still in the wet season. Anyhow, back to the it is

So, to the fine print

Cardstock: Chocolate chip, Whisper white, afternoon tea designer paper

Ink: Chocolate chip, basic black, really rust, yo yo yellow

Stamps: Eastern Blooms and the salutation is from a SU set that I forgot to name (if someone can tell me what it is called I would be greatful).


Mel's challenge

Mel has posted a challenge to create a wedding card using current SU products. I have actually done two cards for this one as I wasn't entirely happy with one of them. So, here are my entries;

What you cant see very clearly in this photo is that the flowers on the cake are blinged with crystal effects

The fine print:

Cardstock: Whisper white and Afternoon Tea designer paper

Ink: chocolate chip and cameo coral

Stamps: Fun and fast notes

Bling: Silver hodgepodge and dazzling diamonds

Again you cant really see the crystal effects on the bases of the cake stands but it is there.

The fine print:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomgranate and Whisper White

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Real Red and Glorious Green

Stamps: Fun and Fast notes

Bling: Crystal effects

Have a great day


Beate is back

Here is another challenge that I completed last night. Beate's challenge was a layout sketch;

And this was my take on the challenge;

The fine print

Card: Old olive, Not quite navy, Whisper white and Bali breeze designer paper

Stamps: Eastern Blooms and Lexicon of love

Inks: Not Quite Navy and versamark

Bling: Pewter hodgepodge and random white ribbon

Have a good weekend


Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm back

So it has been a while and the main reason is because I have a new computer and I had forgotten the password for my blog. I finally dug around and found the piece of paper hidden in that special spot that took ages to find. The second reason is because I have started studying again and that is taking up some of my spare time.
Saying that, I came home from work this afternoon and decided that I needed some time for my brain to slow down so I hauled out the stamps and decided to do some challenges.

The first one in Kristina Werners colour challenge. I am surprised that her edible arrangement was not a colour challenge in itself! Here are the colours;
We haven't got kiwi kiss yet in Australia so I substituted Old Olive instead. I must say that I have not used anything like this combination before and to be honest, in the earth elements colour family, I use really rust and more mustard the least. So here is the card;
Here is the fine print
Card: Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Whisper White and Old Olive DSP from the Bali Breeze set
Inks: Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Whisper White and versamark
Stamps: One of a Kind
Punch: Boho (how great is this punch!)
Bling: Silver hodgepodge and random white ribbon.
I will be back soon with some other challenge cards.