Tuesday 29 January 2013

Best Wishes

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 86: Use Your Oldest Ribbon

A second card today using background card I made with my distress inks - love the bright colours and it just so happened that I did have a very old piece of coppery coloured ribbon to match so I could play along with the Shopping Our Stash challenge #86.  I used the layout PP130 from the Paper Player sketch this week. Thanks for taking a peek.

Birthday Greetings

This card has just come together for me as I searched through my collection of pre-cut dies and scraps...I wanted to do a card for the Scrapbook Boutique colour challenge for January - gorgeous Lemon and Lime and I've teamed it with the layout at Paper Craft Crew card sketch #26. Layered it all on this super embossed background and topped it with a layered daisy.
 Thanks for taking a peek

Friday 25 January 2013

Seize the Birthday, Inspired by Stamping

Well this afternoon I'm a little late to post on the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping #42 - but I love the colours so I'm still including it for my inspiration for my feminine card for the Seize the Birthday STB#3 challenge.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Thursday 24 January 2013

Sunshine Birthday

Lovely bright colours on the Annabelle Stamps colour challenge ac154 caught my eye to use this distressed ink background I'd previously created and so I teamed it up with the appealing layout at Retro Sketches re#47 this week. I used the die to emboss the shape into the sentiment panel.  Thanks for taking a peek
PS this pic doesn't do the colours justice - it's a very sunshiny, shimmery light background

Wednesday 23 January 2013

White Swirl Best Wishes

White with a Decorative Edge

Hi there today from sunny Queensland - well it's not sunny it's been pouring rain all day and the yard is flooded - talk about tropical weather, this is the side affects from a small cyclone that crossed the coast 450kms north of here.  I'm not really complaining we can do with the rain - but I can't garden so the next best thing is to get out my stamping gear once again and set up temporary work space on the dining room table.  I've made an all white card today for the Our Creative Corner challenge - embossed a panel, cuts some swirls and a decorative edge and rolled a couple of flowers. I stamped the sentiment in charcoal and embossed with pearl white to soften the effect. Thanks for taking a peek

Sunday 20 January 2013

Special day Wishes

My card this afternoon started with me make a long card for the CAS-ual Friday CFC86 challenge, then I combined it with the colours at JUGS172 - gorgeous Lime Green, Grey and White and the Chuppa's lovely layout at Sketchbook Saturday #88.
We four had a super weekend creating at Vikki's and I just want to thank her for sharing her space with us - it's a cheery room where we were able to spread out and feel at home, bounce our ideas of each other and share our stuff, looking forward to our next stamp weekend.
Thanks for taking a peek

Butterfly Mornings

PPA151 Sketch

My first card today uses the layout from Pals Paper Arts PPA151 and my own colour theme - :-) I'm reeaally happy with it - possibly because the colours are me!!!  say no more.
Thanks for taking a peek

Saturday 19 January 2013

Seize the Birthday

Seize the Birthday #2 {Use the Sketch and make a MASCULINE birthday card!}

Whoa ...a male card - so pleased the ladies set up this challenge blog - yes I definitely need a stash of birthday cards usually make friends/thinking of you cards - so this will be a great blog to follow. This pic looks a fair bit darker than it really is and it's pretty simple but then it is for a bloke!!  Thanks for taking a peek

CAS(E) this Sketch, the Play Date Cafe

Oh wow I'm sure making some different kinds of cards this weekend....I love the layout this week at CAS(E) this Sketch #11 and the gorgeous cards made by the design team were a huge inspiration  
AND then the colours at the Play Date Cafe #165 are soooo nice,  but then to select the shades to use was a challenge in itself.  Anyway they're not as soft as I'd probably normally do but in the end I'm very happy with the result....thanks for taking a peek

Retro Sketches, Colour Q, Just Add Ink

Well we're a bit slow here in the craft room today, it's already lunch time and this is my first post....mmm.  (Mind you we have made a visit to the local craft shop and we didn't come away empty handed :-) !!!   Retro Sketches re#46 layout caught my eye and then it was a challenge to use the combination of colours at Colour Q cQc#172 - so I've stuck with the solid colours and I kinda like the outcome, my bit of embossing also enables me to post it with the Just Add Ink challenge #149.  Thanks for taking a peek

Friday 18 January 2013

Deconstructed Sketch, CR84FN

Deconstructed Sketch No. 84 
My last card for tonight, we're off to bed so  we'll be fresh and bright for tomorrow.  I like the soft colours for the CR84FN70 challenge and the layout for Deconstructed Sketch #84 suited my pre-stamped bear but in saying this the colours are out of my comfort zone - 
I am happy with my card :-) .... so good night and thanks for taking a peek

The Sweet Stop, The Paper Players

Well to start off this creative weekend stamp camp at Vikki's craft room, I've made a card using the sketch at The Sweet Stop SSS193 and the colours from the Paper Players PP128. I'm quite happy with the end result - I've had my eye on the grey designer paper for a while and it came together really well with the Sturt Desert Rose stamp from Flourishes.  Hope you're in for a fun weekend as we are...and thanks for taking a peek

Thursday 10 January 2013

Less is More

with a touch or a splash, a hint or suggestion, a dab or a  patch of 
colour of your choice!

What a disastrous afternoon - I actually screwed up a whole card and tossed it in the bin ... too many smudges and then stuck it on crooked and a few other hiccups.  So I started fresh with a new challenge - here at Less is More - just a plain white card with a splash of colour ... so here's my birthday card, thanks for taking a peek

CR84FN Colour Challenge, retro sketches, the Paper Players

Today three of us are having a bit of stamping session ... Vikki R has joined us and just started blogging so click her name to visit her site.  I've chosed the gorgeous colours at CR84FN 69 -
 Raspberry, Lavender and Neutral  and the layout at retro sketches rs#45 and ran with the theme at the Paper Players #127 - "Love is  in the air".   Thanks for taking a peek