Monday, August 30, 2010

Just Add Ink - Challenge #32 - Material

It feels like it's been a while since I have updated this poor blog. I have had so much going on in the last few weeks with my daughter's Deb ball, then our family all getting sick with the flu over the past couple of weeks. Then throw in a couple of birthdays as well.

In the middle of all that I seemed to have lost my mojo somewhere and would sit at my desk for ages just thinking of what I could create!!!

I kept thinking about the new Just Add Ink Challenge and decided that today was the day that I would create something. I cringed when I saw material as I am not an avid sewer (can't sew to save myself!!!) or have a lot of material on hand. I scrummaged through my old sewing box (yes I do have one of them!!) and came up with some lovely lace bits that I used to use when making knitted coathangers. My goodness that seems like so long ago, I even found one that was finished that just needed to be put onto a hanger!!!

Anyway, here is my entry for the Just Add Ink Challenge #32 which you can find here:-
It's hard to see in the photo but I have ruffled the lace under the polka dot paper. This is the lace that has the holes in the middle which I have hidden underneath.

Here is a close up of the lace that I have used to make some leaves underneath the rose but when I had finished it I didn't like it because you couldn't see it properly so then I just slotted the leaves underneath the lace.

Not sure if my mojo is back but I ended up being happy with this creation after it all came together although I wasn't too confident. Now off to enter the challenge.

Happy stamping,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

More Fancy Favour Boxes

I was going through my pics to find something to update my blog with and found a couple of pics of some Fancy Favour boxes I had made while having a play with the Big Shot. I just love this die, it is so very handy to use for any kind of box.

So here we have it:-
What do you think - a little bit beachy!!! I think they would make a beach party just that little bit more perfect. I have used Kraft and then randomly stamped the lovely little fish, bubbles and seashells over it. The little tags are tied onto the ribbon with string.

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Birthday Invites

I have been asked by a lovely friend if I would make her invitations for her 30th birthday and the request was colourful and dragons!! Well colourful I could do, but dragons??? (even though my kids think I could be one!!!) - lucky my friend had a couple of dragon stamps on hand so all was good.

We ended up deciding on 10 different colours with eight invites of each colour. Anyway, here they all ready to be written on:-
From left to right we have Purple, Orange, Yellow and Black. We have colour co-ordinated the invitations to match each other.

This next lot we have are Silver, Red, Teal and Pink.
For the last two colours we have chosen Blue and Green. Now some of the colours are Stampin' Up! but as I did not have enough of some colours to do the whole lot we ended up using a variety of other cardstock but all the ink pads we used were Stampin' Up! It's hard to tell from the pics but we did clear emboss the bottom dragon in Basic Black and coloured them with blender pens and the ink pads. The top dragons are stamped in colours and then clear embossed.

They are not the best of photos as we have had some overcast days here and I took these ones indoors.

Happy stamping,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Just Add Ink - Challenge #29

Well I told you I would be back and this time I have completed the new Just Add Ink Challenge. Here is the colour challenge which is absolutely gorgeous!!!:-

When I saw Always Artichoke I must admit that I did cringe as this is a colour I don't use very often. I ended up searching through my scraps and managed to scrape up a couple of small pieces.

So I went on my merry way with my challenge project and lo and behold when I was almost finished I realised, with horror, that I had used Regal Rose instead of Rose Red. I managed to rip off the offending colour and fixed it up with the right one, phew!!

Here is my entry:-
This is the cutest little bird house and the template you can find here. It is very easy to put together. This is the front view and you will notice that I have the top of the roof sticking out a bit and that is because I haven't filled it with anything yet so will look at closing it down with something later on. I'm not sure what kind of bird this is meant to be but it does look cute.

Here is a view of the top. I have versamarked the Canvas background on the roof and then used the word window punch to jazz it up a bit and make it stripey. This roof part was the bit where I had accidentally used the wrong colour so it was quite easy to fix.

Now to enter this lovely challenge.

Happy stamping,

A Card with Seahorses

A while ago I had made a card for a Just Add Ink challenge with the Ocean Commotion set and was stoked to be placed in the top 5!!! I then decided to make another card using the same set, this time with the seahorses.

Here are the seahorses:-

I have used Pacific Point as the base of my card followed by Soft Suede and then Baja Breeze. I have also polka dot embossed the top not die after stamping the lovely swirls with Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede. After looking at this card I am not sure of the positioning of the ribbon, it looks a bit odd!!

I am off to have a go at the new Just Add Ink colour challenge so if I'm lucky I may have two posts in one day, woohoo!!!

Happy stamping,