Monday, September 27, 2010

Adding some variety

As I mentioned in my previous post I ended up making a few sympathy and get well cards to add some variety to my card stash. It is always handy to have these type of cards on hand as you just never know when they could be needed. I just recently lost a cousin to a horrible cancer disease. My cousin was just such an outgoing person and he loved life, his family and just everything in general. But we can be sure that he is now in peace and no longer suffering anymore.

I have a couple of different cards to show you, the first one here is a Sympathy card:-
I have chosen Not Quite Navy as the base of my card followed by Very Vanilla. I have used Certainly Celery as the base of the mat piece followed by the polka dot paper. I have stamped my flower image with Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy. This is then layered onto a piece of Not Quite Navy. It is then all finished off with a lovely chocolate ribbon, tied with a celery bow.

My next card is a Get Well card:-

Now for this card I have chosen Kiwi Kiss, Kraft (Crumb Cake), Very Vanilla and Elegant Eggplant. I just absolutely loved this colour combo even though Kiwi Kiss is no longer available I still have a fair bit in my stash as it is one of my favourite greens. I have to add in here that I also used River Rock to stamp the big flower petals. I then stamped Elegant Eggplant over the top of them.

I was inspired by a gorgeous card by my lovely friend Karen Thomas and you can see her inspiration card here. I didn't change it too much as I just loved Karen's card when I first spied it on her blog and have had it saved to my computer for a one day card.

Anyway, I am off to do some more packing. We are heading to Brisbane to catch up with my husband's family. It will be the first time in a very long time that both of his sisters and brother will be in the same place at the same time!!!

Happy stamping,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Just Add Ink - Challenge #35

The theme for the challenge at Just Add Ink this week is Sympathy. It just so happened that I was going through my stash of cards and really needed to make some more Sympathy and Get Well cards so that was on my to-do-list. I ended up making about 5 sympathy cards but just chose one to enter this challenge. You can find the Just Add Ink challenge here.

Here is my card:-
I have used Very Vanilla as the base of the card and also for the Top Note die as well. The stamped image is from Thoughts & Prayers which I have coloured with the markers. I haven't used this set for so long so it was good to get it out and get the dust off it!! I just love the simplicity of this card which I think is always good when making such cards like this.

The photo is again not so great. I made quite a few cards over the last couple of days and thought I would leave them all to photograph at a later date (today) but we have had constant rain since the early hours of this morning and it hasn't stopped since!!!

My husband bought me a new laptop last weekend but I am still waiting for him to install a couple of programs for me so that I can edit my pics and add the watermarks to my cards. At present I am using the "old dinosaur" to update my blog today.

Happy stamping,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Birthday Card for a Birthday Boy

Today is my middle son's birthday and he is now 11 years old. My golly time does go so fast, I can even remember vividly the early morning when he decided to make his entrance in such a big rush. I reckon that's why he can never walk anywhere, always runs!!!

As always I have been busy making lots of other projects and cards but left his birthday card until yesterday to make!! After much deliberating I finally came up with this:-

He absolutely loved it and told me it was "wicked", I presume this means he liked it!!!

Now I can't take the credit for this idea and I was inspired by this lovely creation by the equally lovely and talented Teneale Williams and you can find her card here, which I did change a bit to make it more "boyish". I loved Teneale's card so much when I first spied it on her blog and set myself a challenge to give it a go. Even though I enjoyed making this card for my son I don't think I will be in a hurry to reproduce it.

Hopefully I will get around to some more card making over the school holidays and will have some more cards to share with you.

Happy stamping,

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Just Add Ink - Challenge #34

Time for another Just Add Ink challenge and this time it is a gorgeous colour combo just perfect for spring. Here is the combo:-
Gorgeous aren't they? I don't have any Crumb Cake but substituted with Kraft which I think is close enough. As soon as I saw these colours I thought of butterflies and flowers so ended up going with a bit of a spring theme.

Here is my card:-
Again I must apologise for the bad pic. It is so windy outside today and I wanted to use some natural light so had to take it quickly before the wind took it away!!

I have started off with a Kraft base followed by a Certainly Celery top not die which I then embossed with the polka dot folder. It's hard to tell but the butterfly has been stamped in Pretty in Pink then layered onto a piece of Pretty in Pink underneath. I kind of folded the wings up a bit. Looking at my ribbon there it doesn't look quite straight but I swear it doesn't look like that in real life!!! I have also versa-marked the little leaves from the Sprinkles set on the Kraft card.

Happy stamping,

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Lollipop Ladies - Challenge #3

I told you my mojo is making a slow return!! I have often looked at these gorgeous Lollipop Ladies challenges but haven't got around to having a go until I saw this challenge which was to use cellophane or acetate on your project. I must admit I did sit and scratch my head for ages trying to think of something.

So here is my challenge card and I can tell you there were a couple of ideas that I cased so that this project came together.

Sorry about the pic, it doesn't look so great. We have had not such nice weather here at the moment so I have been taking my pics inside where the light isn't the best.

Anyway my inspiration came from this lovely card here on Lorri Heiling's blog. Aren't those icecreams just so delicious!!! My other inspiration for the lollipops came from my lovely friend Karen Thomas and you can find her card here.

I have chosen Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss for the lollipops. They are then wrapped in parts of a cello bag and all adhered with glue dots. It's hard to tell but I have stamped "sweet treats" on the bottom from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set.

Now off to enter this gorgeous challenge.

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just Add Ink - Challenge #33

I think my mojo might be making a bit of a return!!! I decided that today was the day that I would tackle the latest Just Add Ink Challenge and surprised myself with a card that I think fits the bill.

Here is the sketch that the lovely ladies at Just Add Ink had for us this week:-

I loved this sketch and it was so easy to work with. So without further ado here is my entry card:-

I have used Chocolate Chip as the base card followed by a layer of Riding Hood Red then a layer of vanilla. I stamped the bottom of my card with a lovely stamp from Vintage Vogue in Chocolate Chip. The label is Lots of Tags from the Sizzlits range cut with the Big Shot.

I have then stamped up the large flower from Vintage Vogue in Chocolate Chip then the smaller flower in Riding Hood Red. I have also used a red rhinestone brad in the middle of the flowers. The ribbon is some that I have had in my stash.

Happy stamping,