Monday, January 30, 2012

As Promised

Well as I promised on Saturday, I am back to share with you a card I made for our 7 year old neighbours birthday. I used the same colours & embellishments but chose a different layout & it's amazing how different it looks.
So here it is , let me know what you think.

Inside card

I will have a few scheduled posts over the coming weeks, as I will be giving my poor hands a rest it's seemed they didn't like all the extra hours spent in my craft room over the weekend when hubby & the kids were away & my arthritis has flared up.

Till then,

Happy Stamping

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #19

My last challenge card to upload tonight is for the Freshly Made sketches challenge.

I decided to rotate the sketch to fit the image I wanted to use. The stamp is from a Hero Arts & I have paper pieced her Kimono & used my Copics to colour her face.
I love how she turned out so much so I made another card for one of our little neighbours who is turning seven tomorrow, I even used the same colours. I will schedule that post for Tuesday if you would like to pop back.

Well I am off to enjoy my last evening before Hubby & the kids return from their 5 days of camping with piles of washing & unpacking needs doing.

Thanks for dropping by
Happy Stamping

Case Study challenge

My second post for the evening is a card, well actually cards I created using the Case Study challenge.

I took my inspiration from the 5 colours of twine & the simple underline on the sentiment.
Not sure of what I was going to use, I came across a set of Hero Arts stamps that as of today had not seen ink & I have had them for approx 4-5 years but sshh!!! don't tell, as I know there is more where they came from.

The card (see below) used for inspiration for this challenge was made by Jen Rzasa

This card is my favourite of the three & the one I have chose to be included in the challenge.

Thanks for dropping by, I have one more post to upload for tonight for the freshly made sketches challenge if you would like to pop back.

Happy Stamping

Colour Q challenge

Tonight I will be adding a few posts for some challenges I completed today.

The first challenge is the Colour Q challenge. I used the Flying By mini stamp set from PTI for the first time, not sure I am 100% happy with the finished card but thought I would upload it anyway.

Thanks for dropping by, please let me know what you thought of my card.

Happy Stamping

Monday, January 16, 2012

CAS-ual Friday #35

Today I have two cards to share that I made for the current challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday challenge blog, which is to use scallops on your card.

Thanks for dropping by,

Happy Stamping

Sunday, January 15, 2012

JAI #100

Sorry I have been a little quiet on the blog front this week, seriously lacking some creative mojo. I even started doing a major clean out & reorganisation in my craft room, although it's now messier then when I started. On a brighter note I have talked hubby into a trip to Sydney this week to visit Ikea & get some new cube shelving.

I did do a little Copic colouring this evening using the current weeks Digi Stamp Freebie from Bugaboo.
The image was of a Prince & Princess which also fits with the challenge over at Just Add Ink this week which is to Just Add Crowns.
I thought it would make a great Anniversary card for my stash, as I don't have any on hand at the moment.

Thanks for dropping by,

Happy Stamping

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A New Card for my Blog Header

Howdy, I was having a play around in Picnik (photo editing site) today & came across a collage that I liked for my blog header, trouble was I didn't have any nice piccies that would fit in the photo space so I went ahead & made a card that coordinated. I am still not 100% happy so there may be more changes in the week ahead, problem is I am not very technologically savvy.

This is the card I made using the colours that were already in the collage template.

Would love to know your thoughts or any tips on creating a blog header.

Take care,

Happy Stamping

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Predominantly Purple

WOW two posts in one day, I have a card to share that I made for the Less is More  Colour Challenge & the Clean & Simple  Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for dropping by,

Happy Stamping

Using my new Goodies

Well they are not technically new just not used before now, & I am sure I am not the only one with goodies stashed in the cupboard just waiting to be used. This year I my aim is to use something on each card that I haven't used before, this will be hard then again I have loads of unused goodies.

So today I dragged out the Cover plate Quatrefoil die (thats the beautiful lattice type background), the Button Boutique stamp set as well as the Mat Stack #1 stamp set & die all these are from PTI.

I also used my set of three rolled rose flower die from MFT to make the felt roses. the two smaller sizes are on the card & the largest size I made into a brooch to give as a gift.

I would also like to add my card to the challenge over at Crazy for challenges this week which is to do or use something new on your project.

I hope you like what I have made, if so feel free to leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by,

Happy Stamping

Friday, January 6, 2012

My First Challenge for the Year

Well January seems to be flying by at a great rate of knots, the kids will be back to school before we know it. Hubby is on holidays & we are enjoying daily sleep ins & then the day spent pottering around the house, I can't remember the last time our January holidays have been so cruisey.

I did spend the afternoon in my craft room as I need to make a couple of cards for January birthdays, & what a better place to start than with a challenge. The card I made is for my Sister in law & follows the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts & the CAS challenge at Young Crafters Unite.

I have used a flower from the Beautiful Blooms stamp set, sentiment  from the Birthday Basics stamp set & the Book Print  Impression Plate all from PTI ,


Inside the card

Card & Envelope

Thanks for dropping by,

Happy Stamping

Monday, January 2, 2012

Year in Review Part 2

As promised I have some favourites from each month. My little blog was quieter during September & October so I didn't have a lot to choose from.

Overall I had a very good year in 2011 with a total of 166 posts where as 2010. I had only 60 posts all year. It remains to be seen if I can do as well next year but I will try. I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in challenges especially the CAS ones & find they are a great way to get the creative juices flowing.

Thanks to all who have dropped by & I truly appreciate those who left many wonderful comments.

JULY a sweet baby card for my new great niece!

 AUGUST Loved this colour combo & the rolled flowers!

 SEPTEMBER Mind boggling!

 OCTOBER Just love all that shimmer & the seam binding!

 NOVEMBER I loved the scrunched flowers & the layout!

 DECEMBER My Christmas gift bags, a lot of work but love how they turned out!

Thanks for dropping by. I would love to know if you have a favourite from my year in review if so please leave me a comment to let me know.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Laid back start to the New Year

I hope the rest of the year is as laid back as today was but I seriously doubt it. The day started with a sleep in & then Brunch at 11am, a little time spent in my craft room this afternoon & a simple dinner on the front verandah watching a summer storm roll in. The best thing was I didn't do any housework, but you know that means double to do tomorrow.

Here is a card I made for this weeks CAS challenge over at The Outlawz. It's super simple but I really like it. Would love to know what you think.

thought I would include a photo of the storm clouds building up at sunset that I took from the front verandah.

Thanks for dropping by,

Happy Stamping

2011 in Review

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!  Best wishes for a happy & healthy 2012.

Today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite cards from 2011.

This was actually harder than I thought as some months had more than one card that stood out & some months no cards stood out at all. So here they are let us know what you think.

JANUARY, I just love this card, so pretty

 FEBRUARY a simple Baby on Board card.

MARCH My favourite flower the Iris.

APRIL Love this colour combo.

MAY an attempt at collage stamping

JUNE Again love the colour combo & the simplicity.

Hope you have enjoyed my first installment of my year in review, I will be back tomorrow with the second half.

Happy Stamping