Monday, April 30, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #32

Hi! Recently I was asked to make some cards for a relative, and one needed to be a male card. I decided to go over at Freshly Made Sketches for some inspiration and I got it :)

Here's the sketch:

I made the card C6 size and used some retired DSP from my stash. I used my nestabilities to create my circles and did some sponging in crumb cake to get a bit more depth on the image circle. The tree is from 'Lovely as a Tree' and it's stamped in chocolate chip. I used some kitchen twine for the detail on the green panel and added some small silver brads.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blissfully Vintage

Well I'm here to show you a card which I have duplicated so many times since first seeing it. I LOVE this one so much I made one for myself for my craft space. I initially saw this card and was in love. But I realised that I didn't have the paper or the stamp set that was used, so I used my retired 'Bliss' stamp set.

The colours I used were 'cherry cobbler' and 'very vanilla'. I pulled out my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the stamps for the back panel and then ran the whole panel through the square lattice embossing folder, which had been inked with crumb cake, just so I could have more definition. The middle panel has been stamped with the 'bliss' stamp, then I sponged the edges with crumb cake. I cut the butterfly from 'Beautiful Butterflies' die cut and partially stamped it in 'cherry cobbler'. 
As I said, this card has become my favourite, and it is also a little vintage which I'm also proud of!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bright Birthday!

Hi All! I recently posted that I came runner up in a competition that Australian Simply Cards magazine was running. Well I won a prize as well and this stamp set was included. So I just had to have a play and all I could see was bright, kids colours!

I used the DSP 'Big top' which is defiantly stepping out of my comfort zone, but I do love the result. My colours are tempting turquoise, real red, daffodil delight and old olive. The red mat for the sentiment is made from the decorative label punch. 
It's a pretty clean card, but I like the end result - What do you think ? :)
Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 23, 2012

IBSIC #5 - Inspiration Photo

Good morning! I'm back with a card which I made for the Inspired by Stamping challenge. We had a photo to use as inspiration and were asked to use a doily, cream, kraft and pink. I recently purchased the dizzy doily from the Die-namics range and still had yet to use it! Here's the card I came up with:

 I was actually pleased with how this card turned out. I kept it pretty clean and simple as I wanted the doily to be the main focus, but I did pull out my sewing machine to stitch a border and I used some vintage paper that came in the prize pack I won a while ago. The flowers are from Kaiser Craft - I'm so glad I found some mini flowers, as I struggle to use anything bigger :) The verse is from Verve.

Here's the inspiration photo we had to use:

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Festive Friday #15 - Inspiration Photo

Hi everyone, it's time for another Festive Friday and this time we are focusing on Mother's Day cards, as it's only a few week away here in Oz. For this weeks challenge we have an inspiration photo for you.

I loved this photo! Tulips are my favourite flower and the soft tones are just beautiful. However, when looking through my stamps, I dont own anything that remotely resembles a tulip, so I pulled out 'Field Flowers'. The colours I used were crumb cake, pink pirouette, certainly celery, rose red, so saffron and very vanilla. To get the two toned look on the flowers, I stamped off the base stamp once so it's a little lighter and then inked the detailed stamp using my stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up perfectly. I used my sponge dauber to add so saffron to the centers. I fussy cut all of the flowers and popped them up on dimensionals. The sentiment is from field flowers as well.   

So now it's over to you. Go and check out  Nicole's blog to see the amazing creations the design team have come up with and join in on the fun!

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Back again, this time with a card I made for my DD's friend who was turning 5.

This is another card which I loved for the simplicity. I made all my 'm's' by layering the card with adhesive sheet, then ran it through my big shot and cut it with the timeless type alphabet. This made sticking them so much easier and no messy glue any where! I used card from my stash and you can use your scraps for something like this! I then ran the whole white panel (with the 'm's' stuck down) through my big shot again with the square lattice embossing folder to get an embedded embossed look - TOO EASY!

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Funky Birthday

Hi! I was going through my files and realised that I have a heap of photos going back nearly a whole year! So over the next week or so I'll share them with you :)

Here's my first one:

I love the simplicity of this card and I made a whole heap for all my male relatives for their birthdays. I found the idea from this blog

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Afternoon everyone! I just wanted to share a quick thank you card I made today. My inspiration comes from this card. Knowing that this card was going to my Mum, who loves soft pretty colours and the medallion stamp, it was a no brainer :)

This photo doesn't do the card justice!

I used my 'Kindness Matters' stamp set, which had yet to see ink, 'Fabulous Phrases' for the sentiment and of course the 'medallion' stamp. I clear embossed the medallion, because I dont have pink pirouette ink and the versa mark just didn't show up enough. My colours are very vanilla, pink pirouette, certainly celery and crumb cake. I love these soft colours and hope my Mum does as well!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ABSC048 - Sketch Challenge

Hi, just quickly passing by to show you my entry for this weeks Annabelle Stamps challenge.

Heres the sketch:

Here's what I created:

I tried to challenge myself and use this paper which I have had hoarded for ages. Not sure about you, but I bought this paper because I loved it, but I struggle to use it on a card - any one else out there who buys paper then comes home and cant seem to use it?! 
Even with the sketch simple and one I'll use again, I feel as though there is something missing. But I'm proud that I have cut into this paper and used it on a card!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Festive Friday #13 Colour Challenge

Good morning!

Well it's time again for another Festive Friday and we're switching it up a bit. We are moving to a more 'traditional' style of blog challenge, so there will be colour challenges, inspiration photos, sketches for you to join in with us. Nicole has done a great job at sorting out the new format and I cant wait to see what the other design members come up with.

So for our first week we have a colour challenge for you and here it is:

I really love these colours together. I found that this card came together quite easily, as I had the colours picked out for me and I had told myself that I wanted to used the 'snow swirled' for my next card I made... so here it is :) I also used 'final press' embossing folder and 'short and sweet' for the sentiment and a few rhinestones add a bit bling! I love the clean lines on this card and could see myself easily mass producing this one.

So now it's over to you... visit Nicole's blog and check out what the other design team members have created and join in on the fun!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mojo Monday #234

Good morning! Well I'm just quickly passing to share my take on this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. I chose to go with the square.

I made two versions: One with sponging and one with out. I think I like the sponged version-what do you think?

Thanks for looking and have a great day.