Monday, October 11, 2010

A little bit naughty, a little bit nice

I, like many others couldn't resist the challenge from the Just Add Ink blog which involved using pink and bling in celebration of pink ribbon week for breast cancer awareness. I, like many others have done similar cards involving bra's. So, here is my version.

 And, I even got a couple of pink ribbons in there. These cards are so much fun to make but it would have been a bit easier if I had a heart punch instead of cutting by free hand!
I hope you enjoy it and it has added a smile to your day.

The end is in sight

Hi there, I only have three more weeks left in Cairns this year before I have eight weeks off work (see me smile). I haven't had more than a week off at a time in more than two and a half years which has been a long haul. So, I am off to Nepal, India, Wagga Wagga (NSW) and then at last to New Zealand to see my family. Therefore, this weekend is probably the last time for the year that I will get to stamp for an extended period of time. Instead of studying (and getting my research proposal finished) I decided to head up to the coolness of the Tablelands and do some stamping with Adrianne.

One of the things I was determined to do was Makeeshas sketch challenge. The first problem was deciding what ├íre the dimensions of a square card. Is it 10x10cm or 12x12cm or some other measurement? I decided on 12x12cm. So here it is. I must say I quite like it.

The designer paper is the new Stampin Up Elegant Soiree on the background of Kraft, Bashful Blue and Soft Suede (I call it cow poo brown which is probably a bit harsh but see cow poo and soft suede together and you will see the connection - I'm still a farmgirl at heart). The stamp is sincere salutations and the bling is cheap spotlight stuff. I does look better in real life.

And as an add on here is a video of other cards I made over the weekend

Well, I hope you all have a good week. I am off to the Gold Coast on Saturday for a conference (which I am speaking at!).
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Birthday time

Well, not birthday time for me but a few of my workmates have requested birthday cards so birthday cards it is. I took a break from study on Monday and got stamping. It was a wet day here which is starting to be the norm as wet season sets in for another six months. The problem with stamping in wet weather with high humdity is that your card stock is damp and the stamped images turn out blotchy which is dissapointing. I suppose I could have got the hairdryer out.

So, I borrowed Adriannes "wild about you" stamp set and created these cards. Hopefully the video works.

Well, my plan is to do some more over the weekend but I have to do some more work on my research proposal so we will see how it pans out.

Four weeks of work left this year then off to Nepal, India and New Zealand