Friday, February 25, 2011

Baby on Board

Well I never did get back, we had a work emergency that took me away, but I am back with the card as promised .
We are having a bit of a baby boom around us at the moment & in the last couple of months my niece & her husband announced they were expecting their first child, then one of our staff announced he & his wife we also expecting their first child. I wouldn't normally make a congrats on expecting card, but couldn't go past the sentiment " Baby on Board"  from a PTI stamp set called Enjoy the Ride.

Hope you like the card, I tried to keep it quite simple & not gender specific.
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stampin' Celebration Challenge

Just a quick post of a card I made for the Stampin Celebration Challenge, I kept it quite simple with lots of white space as per inspiration picture. I just love Daffodil Yellow It reminds me so much of my mother & its such a happy colour. The rose is made using theFancy Flower punch & a tutorial I found on the net. I have also used my scor pal to create to lines above the sentiment even though it a little hard to see in picture.
I would love to know what you think!

I have a couple more cards to share so I may be back later today.

Happy Stamping

Friday, February 18, 2011

Another Male Card

I am back with another card,  this card was made for another Brother in law who is also celebrating his birthday this weekend, he is a cabinet maker so this card should hit the nail on the head.....LOL!!!!

I chose the sketch challenge at Diva Coffee Break designs & I must admit it had me a little stumped to start with, but am happy with the end result although I could possibly change the Cajun Crush to a different colour.

Not sure I will get back with a third male card might have to start searching the stash for the last one I need..

Happy Stamping

Artistic Etchings Birthday Card

I am back with a card I made for my Brother in law Stephen's Birthday, I am sure he will appreciate it & not think it's to girly. I now have only 2 more male birthday cards to make for this weekend.

I followed this sketch for the challenge at Create with Connie & Mary & would also like to enter it into the male challenge at StampinUpLNstampers.
The card came together quite quickly once I had chosen the stamp set & DSP papers. I have finished off the card with lots of distressing with crumb cake ink & I have also spritzed the whole card with  Crumb cake.
Happy Stamping

Just Add Ink Challenge #56

Today I was supposed to be making some male birthday cards instead I ended up made cards for some challenges ( well at least I still have tonight & sometimes I work better under pressure).
The first card I have to show is one I made for the JAI challenge, as soon as I saw the sketch I new straight away that i would use the Just believe stamp set & Faux Silk technique, me made a similar one last week at my fortnightly classes. I haven't showed you that card yet as it is to go out to my Secret Sister next month.
I have stamped the background with the En Francis BG stamp & used the markers to ink up the flower.
I then applied glue stick directly onto white card stock & then pressed crumpled tissue paper onto surface & then trimmed off excess.

I am really happy with how this card turned out, these colours together are stunning & the faux silk adds a little texture.
Card recipe:
Stamp Sets; Just Believe, En Francis, Three Little Words
Inks; Early Expresso, Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler.
Card stock; Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso.
Accessories: Neutrals designer button, Old Olive satin ribbon, Hemp Twine, Tissue paper & Glue Stick

Would love to hear you comments PLEASE

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Colour Q challenge

Last post for today

I have another challenge card I made this time for the Colour Q Challenge & StampinupLNstampers . I originally started out to make some adult male birthday cards  as I need 3 for this weekend & thought these colours would make great blokey cards but I feel something is not quite sure so I think its back to the card table tomorrow to create something different.
It's also the first time in years that I have made a long card not sure what size it's called although it fits in a DL envelope.
Happy Stamping

White on White

Another quick post this one is for a new challenge site I found called Create with Connie & Mary
It was a colour challenge this week so I decided to use small amounts of the colours & the majority white, I have also used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to give it a little texture & some dazzling diamonds to the flowers, which of course you can't see in the picture.
I would love to know what you think so please feel free to leave a comment.

 Happy Stamping

Wow how time flys

I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I last posted. I have been very busy with the first week of school as well as end of quarter paperwork for our BAS.
We also attended my nephews wedding on the weekend at Jamberoo.The wedding was held at Jamberoo Mountain Lodge it is such a beautiful setting & the wedding was one of the best I have been to. I would have shown you a photo of the gorgeous bride & groom, but they all look like they have been taken by a 2yr old & sorry no photos of the wedding cards either (yes I made 2 one from us & one from Mum & Dad) I didn't finish these till 11pm Friday night then we left first thing Saturday morning.

I do want to share with you a card I made last week for Makeesha's challenge, but the camera was not charged then I missed the deadline.
The card was made for our neighbour (see story below)

 In between paperwork last week I looked out our window to see someone mowing our median strip thinking that's strange as I was sure hubby had gone to work, so I  proceeded to get out the binoculars for a better look (it's 500mt to the front gate) I then realised it was our next door neighbour, no big deal if you have a normal residential block, but our median strip is 200mt long. Needless to say we felt bad that he has probably done it before & we haven't noticed, so I thought a card & choccies would be good as a Thank You, not that he would expect something, as hubby does mow up to his gate from our boundary when he is mowing but that is only about 30mt.

Would love to know what you think.

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Inkspirations challenge #55

This post will be very short as its nearly 1am & I should be in bed. I made this card today for the sketch challenge over at the Inkspration Cahllenge site, again it is one of those cards that didn't photograph well I have inked around all the squares & lace with crumb cake but it is actually much darker IRL.
Would love to know what you think, so please do leave a comment.

 Happy Stamping

Holiday Time

I am back after spending 9 days in South Australia for Business, as well as visiting friends. I had to fly home early to do paperwork paperwork, Hubby & the kids are still there enjoying the beach & spending time riding their motorbikes on the sand dunes.

I have a couple of photos to share of the sunset we had one night. It was absolutely magic like a fire in the sky!!!! so we decided the next night we would take a trip down the road to capture some photos of the wind turbines at sunset, but were a little let down the colours were not as bright but still very pretty. (I suppose all sunsets can't be that magical every night)!!!

I hope you enjoyed the photos will be back later with a card to share.

Happy Stamping