Sunday, February 27, 2011

Clean and Simple

I did have time to sneak in another challenge on Friday but I didn't have time to photo it or post it yesterday, but here we go today... I liked the look of the Clean and simple sketch this week so decided to give it a go, this is the sketch...
I turned it on it's side and this is what I came up with...
I went with the Upsy Daisy and Flight of the Butterfly stamp sets, and I'm not sure if you can see it or not but there is a bit of glitter on the tips of the flowers and and butterfly, yep shock horror I used some glitter!! Those of you who know me know I can not stand it lol, I hate every thing about it, the feel, the mess, just every thing!

Until next time
Happy Stamping

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays #3

Sorry I haven't had a lot of time to create this week, as we had a long weekend away at Brisbane where my eldest boy competed in the State Championships for Discus and on Monday he had further testing for the Navy so we thought staying down there made more sense than driving back and forward for the three days, then Tuesday was that day when you come home from being away for awhile and within a matter of minutes the wash basket goes from empty to bursting at the seams (I can tell all you mothers out there are nodding your heads right now lol) And to top off a busy week it was my turn for Tuckshop duty on Wednesday.
But I have been itching to get to my desk to play along with Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch this week as it is such an easy one that the mind can go a million ways around it, take a look....
Now I am on a bit of a mission at the moment to use up some old supplies so I pulled out the Brocade blue ribbon I had left and worked the colours from it, going with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze.

This is the first time I have used my Morning Cup stamp set and liked what I have made. I hope you like it to?
I may just have enough time to fit in one more challenge today if I make it snappy before going to pick up the kids for swimming lesson, will be back tomorrow to show you.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays

I wanted to say a big Thanks to the Ladies at Try Stampin' on Tuesday for picking me in their top 3 for last week.

Try Stampin' on Tuesday is a new challenge site, so if your in for a challenge pop over and see whats happening this week, hopefully I have the next few days at home so I will be giving this week sketch a go.
Thanks again Ladies...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

Well I feel very honoured today, as I received not one but two of these awards....
which translates, from German, into "Dearest Blog".  The premise behind this award is to draw attention to new blogs, or blogs with fewer than 3,000 followers.

So firstly I want to say a really big Thank you to the very talented Christine Blain at Happy Heart Cards and Rachel Moore at Stampin 4 Passion, for choosing me for this award, now you have probably since there work on some challenge sites like Just add Ink but if you haven't you should get yourself over to their blog asap because you are really missing out on some real talent!

As a recipient of this award I must:
1- Create a post where I blog about the Liebster award & reveal my 3-5 blog picks
2- Let the honorees know that I selected them
3- Copy & paste the blog award on my blog
 Now I would like to pass this award on to few Ladies who are also very inspiring and visit my blog regularly and leave me lovely comments which I really appreciate.

1 Karen Gower at Cards by Karen
2 Debbie Airey at Deb's Stamping Corner
3 Robyn at Rainbows by Robyn
So pop on over and have a look at these sites I am quite sure you will enjoy what you see.

Until next time 
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays #2

I wanted to get in early this week with the challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday since I was a little slow at it last week at missed the cut off. This week is another sketch....

and this is what I came up with...
I went back to one of my favourite stamp sets Flight of the Butterfly I cut them out and popped them on the reeds from Inspired by Nature, all this done on Riding hood red and Pretty in pink, and there is that pattern stacks paper again! in the subtles range,  it comes in so handy I can't wait till the rest of the colours arrive, I am out storking the postman each day now lol.
Off to do some real work!

Clean and Simple

I have had more time at the desk, I am just loving it!! Yesterday I decided to play along with the challenge at Clean and Simple this is the sketch...
Now I must say my card is simple but not so sure about the clean look what do you think...
 Anyway I have used the very pretty Vintage Vogue stamp set with Bravo Burgundy, pretty in pink and Sahara sand.
Off to find something else to challenge the creative brain.
See you all soon

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Inkspiration #57

Two posts in one day, I told you I was on a roll.
This week over at Inkspiration they have a sketch challenge...
I decided to put the sketch on to a note book which will make a little gift for someone special...
I have used the Petal Pizzazz stamp set which is one of my favs but always seems to take a lot of cutting out, oh well its worth it!  and the sentiment is from After Thoughts which is a level one hostess set.
I hope you like it, go and check out the design teams work and the other entries here.
Happy Stamping

Try Stamping On Tuesday #1

Hi All,
Well I seem to be on a bit of roll lately with the blogging thing, hopefully I can keep it up now school has gone back and we are all in our little routine.
I found this new challenge site called Try Stamping on Tuesday run by Cherylann Robinson of Canada, its so new this is the first challenge, and it is a sketch, you can go and check it out here, but anyway this is what I came up with...

Now I think I may have been a little slow at finding this site and think I miss the cut off for this week as Mr linky doesn't seem to be there, but I wanted to play along anyway. You will also notice I left of the Valentine theme I just don't seem to be in it but I hope you like it anyway, it was such a quick one to do, but I did spend a bit my time creating something for the Inkspiration sketch this week I will post it later.
Thanks for dropping by

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all having a lovely Valentines day and getting nice and spoilt!!
I just wanted to share with you what my son has been up to for Valentines day...
He and is girlfriend Tess decided between them to make sweets for sweets, so my son Jake took over the kitchen yesterday, and with only a little help on how to make icing he came up with rest all on his own, so with out further ado......The sweets for his sweet

Now he did such a good job at making these little cakes, it was up to Mum to come up with a box to put them in, so this is what we came up with...
He didn't want to put a card with it he just went with the little tags on the box, here they are up close....
So all and all I think Tess should be pretty happy with her sweet treats bake by her sweets....

Now that's enough of all this sweet talk, I am about to sit at my desk hopefully till school pick up time, so I may even get some challenges done.

Till then, Happy stamping

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #56

See I told you I would be back with my other challenge, you had little faith in my return didn't you?
But I had to find something to do while I am waiting for paint to dry!! We have just renovated our Bathroom so now its my job to paint the trim ;o(  Does anyone really like painting! So anyway while I am waiting to do the second coat I got around to taking the pics I needed to enter this weeks challenge over at Inkspirations, it is also a colour challenge so I lucked out with any sketches this week but the colour combo Keesh has picked is fantastic...
Not a combo I would have come up with but I love it,  I will be defiantly be using it again,
but to start with this is what I came up with...
I have just purchased one of the colour collections  patterned paper stacks page 127 of the Ideas Book and catalogue and I don't know why I hadn't done it sooner they are fantastic, think about it... a piece of patterned paper to go with every colour... how good is that and they only work out to be around .95c each for a double sided piece of 12x12 now that's a bargain! So now I have to add the rest of the colour families to shopping list!!
Any way back to that painting.
Happy Stamping

Just Add Ink # 54

Hi All, Yesterday I had a chance to sit at the craft desk most of the day so I decided to do a few challenges.
The first one I played along with is Just add Ink, this week is a colour challenge which I struggled a little with I much prefer a sketch.
Here is the colours they gave us to play with...
Now I have been making some gift sets lately for Mothers day... I know how organized is that!!
So I did one in these colours...
Here's a pic of them standing alone to have a better look...
Even though the colours are not what I would have picked to put together I think I like it.
I have used the Vintage vogue Stamp set and the matching wheel.
Best go and enter it now, I will be back later with another challenge entry for Keeshs this week just got to take some photos.
Until then Happy Stamping

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Tess

Well I mentioned a couple of posts ago I had a few Birthdays coming up, so here is another of the cards I have been working on....
and the inside....

This one is for my Sons Girlfriend Tess, who is turning 17 today so....

Happy Birthday Tess !!
We hope you have a wonderful day!

For this card I used the Petal Pizazz stamp set along with Curly cute for the sentiment, the colours are Concord Crush, Rose Red and Olive.

Happy Stamping

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Just Add Ink #53

It has been a while since I have played along with a challenge, and at Just add Ink this week is an Inspiration Challenge here is the pic you have to take your inspiration from...

Pretty isn't it, but I did find it a little hard, but had a go anyway and this is what I came up with...

I am not completely happy with it, I think it is the fact that yellow is not a colour I use offen.
I have used the Upsy Daisy stamp along with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Card stock is Wild wasabi and Marina Mist which I ran through the Big Shot with the Textured Impressions Embossing folder which is in the current Summer Mini and only available until the 31st of March.
Hopefully now school is back and all is back to normal I will get to play a long with some more challenges.
Until Then...
Happy Stamping