Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #13 - Gorjuss Bumble Bee


This week Makeesha has a colour challenge, and here are the scrumptious colours:
As well as my creation below, I also made a boy's birthday card - these colours are great to work with! Here is my card:
I am a big fan of Suzanne Woolcott's Gorjuss Girls stamps, and I received my first bunch in the mail last week - this one is Bumble Bee. I have stamped her in Chocolate Chip onto Very Vanilla cardstock, and paper-pieced her skirt onto Very Vanilla DSP (from the Candy Lane pack). I coloured her clothes and hair with my markers (Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Choc Chip) and used my inkpads and blender pens to colour her face and arms in Creamy Caramel and Pink Pirouette. The rest of the recipe is below:

Stamps: Bumble Bee (Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie) (I purchased the EZ-Mount foam online from Paper Forest Designs), Best Wishes & More
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Choc Chip, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock: Old Olive, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP, Urban Garden DSP
Accessories: Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion Too felt flowers, olive rhinestone (circle ice pack), Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Choc Chip 5/16" Jumbo brads, paper piercer, mat pack, dimensionals.

I love checking out everyone's gorgeous creations online (sometimes I spend too much time doing that when I should be getting some work done, lol) but due to my browser being outdated, I am unable to leave comments on many people's blogs - thank you to those who leave comments here and I hope to have my computer issues fixed as soon as possible! :)

Have a great day,

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wish Big - Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #13


My head has been buzzing all week with the possibilities for this fabulous sketch from Makeesha for her Inkspirations Sketch Challenge this week. Here is the sketch:

See what I mean?! I love this sketch, and can't wait to use it again.
Here is my card:

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Short & Sweet
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Creamy Caramel
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon, Kiwi Kiss corduroy button, linen thread, blender pen, dimensionals, Crystal Effects, large oval punch, scalloped oval punch, scallop square punch, scallop edge punch, paper piercer, mat pack, white gel pen.

Hope you enjoy it,

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Inkspirations Inspirations Challenge - Summer!

Hi all,

I have been so busy this week and have just found some time to make a card for Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge #12. Here is the inspiration pic:

I love summer, and it's been really hot here lately so I decided to make this card:

Stamps: Just Beachy, Cute & Curly

Ink: Pacific Point, Summer Sun

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Good Morning Sunshine DSP

Accessories: Whisper White taffeta ribbon, antique brass jumbo eyelet, curly label punch, slit punch, dimensionals

Just a quick post for now (my bub is a bit grizzly) but I have actually been busy with a lot of projects, which I hope to share when I get a chance, so make sure you pop back soon!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge # 12 - Sunset Thinking of You

This week Keesh had a Colour Challenge for the weekly Inkspirations challenge. You can join in and view the other entries here.
Here are the FABULOUS colours - I enjoyed mixing the Real Red in there instead of my usual Choc Chip:

Here's my creation:

When I saw these colours, I immediately thought of a sunset, but I didn't want to add any other colours to the mix. I decided to emboss the tree (from Forest Friends) onto glossy white cardstock, and brayer the So Saffron, Regal Rose and Real Red across the sky. I masked out the ground with some sticky notes, and sponged some Real Red to give the ground and trunk some definition. I added a layer of Real Red underneath, and added some of the new So Saffron grosgrain ribbon with some thinner Real Red grosgrain ribbon tied around it. I then adhered a So Saffron button from the Button Latte pack, with a thin strip of red cardstock threaded through it. The greeting (from Trendy Trees) was embossed in white onto Regal Rose cardstock and the edge punched with the Eyelet Border punch. The whole layer was then placed onto So Saffron DSP and the folded corner detail was completed with another button from the Latte pack, this time in Whisper White with Regal Rose cardstock 'thread'. I added the paper-pierced corner and adhered everything to the Regal Rose base.

I'm happy with how it turned out - my first attempt at brayering, and a larger card than I usually make - that's why it's called a challenge, I guess :)
Hope you like it,


Monday, September 7, 2009

September Special - Catalogue Party

No doubt you have heard about the fabulous Free Ribbon Bundle being offered by Stampin' Up! during September. (If you haven't, just scroll down a bit to read all about it!) In addition to this wonderful offer, I am also holding a Catalogue Party during September - if you would like to receive a FREE Ribbon Bundle, plus $10 of FREE merchandise with a $100 order ($200 orders will receive $20 in free merchandise and so on), simply place a minimum $100 order with me by Monday 21st September. One lucky participant will also win a FREE Level 1 Hostess Set of their choice. I will finalise orders and draw the lucky winner by 5pm on the 21st, so that leaves you 2 weeks to choose your goodies if you'd like to participate!

If you are new to cardmaking/scrapbooking/stamping, I am more than happy to help you put together a kit so you can start making your own beautiful creations - just email me for assistance.

Have a great week,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free Ribbon!

During September, you can receive a gorgeous ribbon bundle for FREE, by placing a $100 Stampin' Up! order, or hosting a $600 workshop! The ribbon bundle (pictured above) includes 9.1 metres each of 5/8" (1.6cm) wide grosgrain ribbon in So Saffron, and 5/8" poly-twill ribbon in Certainly Celery. These colours are exclusive to the September promotion!

Contact me if you'd like to place an order!

Happy Spring ;)