Sunday, October 31, 2010

Taylored Expressions Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share a couple of cards I made the first one is for a challenge over at the Taylored Expressions blog.

I have been at home with the dreaded lurgy ever since coming back from holidays, so I have had lots of time to create although nothing much else has been done.
The card I have made to today uses the Welcome Christmas Stamp Set the colours I have chosen are Early Espresso & Cherry Cobbler. I just love these 2 colours together! The second card was made for our  Demonstrator swap last weekend & uses the Dasher stamp

Sorry about the quality of the photo its early evening & I have taken the photo inside the house.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #43

Hi Everyone
I just popped into to share a quick card I made for a challenge site I just discovered Stampin' Royalty .

I really like the card I have made using the new In Colours Concord Crush & Blushing Bride along with the new Embosslit Beautiful Wings.

Please let me know what you think, the comments I receive are few & far between, maybe nobody likes what they see!

Happy Stamping

Monday, October 25, 2010

Inkspirations Sketch challenge #45


I am back to share another card, this one was made for Makeesha's Inkspiraion Challenge


Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets:  Friends 24-7, Woodgrain & Teeny Tiny sentiments.
Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede & Marina Mist.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, & Marina Mist.
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Word Window Punch & Marina Mist satin ribbon.

Happy Stamping

Pink Ribbon Day

The card I have to share today is one I have made for Pink Ribbon day.

One in every nine Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85. It could be a mother, sister, aunt, cousin, niece or friend. Whoever they are, one thing they have in common is that they will all need our help and support.

This October, Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day is your chance to help raise money and awareness for all Australian women affected by breast cancer.
For as much as we do to help improve survival rates and treatments, the fact is there is still so much more to be done in the fight against this terrible disease.
To show you support follow the link to make a donation.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge

Wow I am back with a third post for the day, I do seem to be on a roll. This post is an entry for the Just add Ink  challenge.

This weeks challenge was to Just add Blue, make the card with someone in mind & then send it off.
 As this month is Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month 
its a great time to make a card just to let someone know you are thinking of them.

Over a million people in Australia live with depression. Over two million have an anxiety disorder. With the right treatment, most people recover.

It's easy to help raise awareness. Sometimes the simplest acts have the greatest impact - just talking openly about anxiety and depression helps reduce the stigma.

beyondblue Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month provides an opportunity for workplaces, community groups and individuals to take part in activities to raise awareness of anxiety and depression, and help reduce the associated stigma.
To find out more go to

I made this card using the new Blueberry Crisp DSP , the Vintage Vogue set (one of my favourites) & the sentiment from Occasional greetings I have also used our gorgeous new Antique brads.
I hope you enjoy my card I think it's the best card I have made today.

Happy Stamping

Inkspirations Challenge take 2

I can't believe it I am back with another entry into Makeesha's Inkspirations challenge.

This card came together very quickly & I am really happy with it, I am meeting up this week with two friends who celebrated their birthday whilst I was on holidays & this card will be just perfect for one of them.

I have used the Simply Said stamp set & sentiment from Best Yet set, Simply Said is a set I bought yonks ago but really haven't used it much. The white background has been embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder & i have stamped EnFrancis onto the blue & tore across the bottom & again finished with daffodil Delight satin ribbon.
It was very hard to photograph as the flowers are much brighter in real life & I have also placed a bit of bling to one of the large yellow flowers but it's hard to see.

I would love to know what you think.

Happy Stamping

Inkspirations colour challenge 44

Well I finally found some time to stamp the house is lovely & quiet, hubby has taken the kids to the Murrumbateman Field Day. I would normally go but still feeling a little unwell.

I found the colours from Makeesha's colour challenge a little difficult, even though I love them all. I had decided straight up I wasn't going to use flowers & that's probably where I have gone wrong. After searching through the piles of stamp sets I decided on Circle Circus, to give it a little bit of a wow I added lots of bling &the gorgeous Daffodil delight satin ribbon.

It's not what I imagined making, so I have set myself a challenge to make another card using these colours by the end of the day.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Holiday Wrap up Part 2

The next leg of our holiday was12 nights in Anaheim home to Disneyland.

From Anaheim we made several day trips into LA & Universal Studios. LA suffered a mini heatwave whilst we were there reaching the highest temperature ever recorded 113F or 45C on our scale needless to say that day was spent at an air conditioned shopping centre, most days the temperature was over 35C but for me who hates the heat survived quite well after buying a mist water bottle with fan attached.

The kids absolutely loved Disneyland & we probably spent close to six days making sure we went on every ride & saw every show.

Kids cooling off on Hollywood Boulevard

 We found some stars on the Hollywood walk of fame

Meeting Bart Simpson at Universal Studios

Hubby thinking he the Terminator at Universal Studio

Everything Mickey Mouse at Disneyland

Of course meeting the Mouse himself.

The last leg of our holiday was spent in Las Vegas. We had a great time here with the milder weather, again though we ran out of time do all that was planned.

Family photo at the Grand Canyon

The mighty Colorado river a lovely Really Rust colour after flash floods earlier in the week .

My photos of the canyon are certainly not as awe inspiring as being there, it is certainly one amazing place that hopefully we can fly over next time, Helicopter & plane flights were cancelled earlier in the week due to storms so they were taking all the resheduled tours & those pre booked first.

I hope you have enjoyed my holiday overview & I hope to be back in the next few days with some new creations.

Happy Stamping

Where have I been

Wow it's been 2 months since my last post, I don't know what happened to the first month, although I have agood excuse fr the 2nd month. Our family was lucky enough to spend 3 1/2 weeks in the US having a lovely holiday. We arrived home Monday morning & I seem to have been chained to the washing machie ever since.

The first week of our holiday was spent in San Diego, it was such a beautiful place we ran out of time to do all that was planned.

This photo was from our trip to Seaworld the best part of the day was the Killer Whale show.

Well Blogger won't let me add any more photos so I will start a new post with more photos.

Happy Stamping