Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue....

.... goes live tomorrow!

Pop back in the morning for a catalogue link, and join in the fabulous ESAD Blog Hop showcasing the beautiful new products in the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue!

It's my first Blog Hop as a participant - I'm really looking forward to see everyone's beautiful creations! You can also be in the running for some Blog Candy by leaving a comment at each stop along the way (please note that Demonstrators are encouraged to comment but aren't eligible for any prizes).

See you bright and early tomorrow!

Just Add Ink #10 and Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #20 - Happy Easter

Hi all,

I have finally managed to get another entry ready for Just Add Ink. This week was a colour challenge, and here are the colours:

I decided to use this week's Inkspirations Sketch as well:

And here is the card I made:

I wanted to make an Easter card featuring the cross, and these colours were just perfect. I added a tiny bit of Very Vanilla for the sentiment, and I think it'd look better with a Vanilla image panel as well (instead of the extra Blush Blossom).

I used some flowers punched out with my Boho Blossoms punch for the detail on the cross, taking inspiration from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue (the card in there uses Flower Fusion, but I needed different colours!)

Make sure you pop on over to check out the other entries (follow the links in this post or in my sidebar) and also check back here tonight for some exciting news!

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless noted):

Stamps: Special Blessing, Teeny Tiny Sentiments*

Cardstock: Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP, Walk in the Park DSP (retired)

Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, word window punch, Kraft taffeta ribbon, Pretties Kit pearls, adhesive pearls (non-SU), dimensionals.
*Available in Autumn/Winter mini catalogue

Back later ;)


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #19 - Too Kind

Hi again!

Finally I have had a chance to finish my card for Keesh's Inkspirations inspiration challenge this week. You can view the fabulous entries here.
Here is the inspiration image:

I could not get a good photo at night, so I will put a better pic up later, but the challenge closes at midnight, so here is my card:

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Whimsical Words
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Lavender Lace, Whisper White

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Kiwi Kiss, Lavender Lace

Accessories: Jumbo eyelet (pewter), Black brads, mat pack, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, 1 3/8" square punch, 1 1/4" square punch, dimensionals.

Can you see some supplies I haven't listed? Just a little sneak peek of some awesome new products from the upcoming Autumn/Winter mini catalogue, which goes live next Thursday.

Hope you are all having a good evening!


March - Monthly Calendar Challenge

Hi all,

Well, I am leaving it super late to get some challenge entries in! This one is for Susan's Monthly Calendar Challenge for March. This month's theme was Autumn, and you can check out all the details here. Although I am leaving it really late, there might still be time for you to join in, but if not, I'd love to see you join in next month! It's such a fun challenge.

I can tell you that the upcoming Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue has some great autumnal products... which I don't have yet :) and I was wishing for them while doing this month's calendar page! I settled for the Lovely as a Tree set and attempted to add some Autumn colours to the branches. The calendar template is once again from Cat on Splitcoaststampers, you can find it here.

In my part of Queensland it doesn't feel like Autumn yet, everything is green and lush from all the rain and it is still hot and muggy. The nights have been cooler though so before we know it I'm sure I will be complaining about the cold :)

I will be back later with my other challenge entry - hopefully in time to play along!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #19 - Bella Rose Birthday

Hi all!

I actually have a challenge entry to show you - finally got a chance to do Keesh's latest challenge, Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #19. Here is the fabulous sketch:

And here is my card, a birthday card for my lovely cousin:

I have stamped the presents from 'Happy Moments' onto various Bella Rose DSP and popped them onto a large metal-edge tag. I saw this set used with the metal-edge tags a while back but I can't find the site again! I love how the 1 3/4" circle punch fits the tag so neatly for my background image.

The rest of the DSP is also Bella Rose and I have used Chocolate Chip double-stitched ribbon and taffeta ribbon for the knot, and jumbo silver brads to finish it off.

You only have until the end of March to earn this stamp set for FREE with a $100 order, as part of Sale-a-bration - contact me if you'd like to place an order, or for more information!

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Happy Moments
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip (textured), Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip double-stitched ribbon, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, large metal-edge tag, jumbo silver brads, mat pack, dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Busy, busy...

Hi all,

Firstly I must post a belated 'congratulations' to the catalogue party winners! I hope you are enjoying your new freebies!

I will try to get some new photos on here tomorrow - I have been very busy which is good work-wise but haven't had any time to stamp for fun or do my favourite challenges! I have been doing a LOT of stamping though so hopefully I can put some pictures up.

Enjoy the miniscule remainder of the weekend :)