Monday, February 28, 2011

Ready for Easter

I wanted to make some Easter goodies for my market stall so after going through some of my templates I finally decided on the Pretty Petal Pocket from the very talented Lauren Meader which you can find here.

Now here is one of my easter baskets and I will end up making some more because they are so easy and I love how they are a good size for a few yummy chocolate easter eggs.

The petal pocket is made up of some of my old cardstock that is no longer available. I had quite a stash of this Glorious Green cardstock so thought I would put it to good use. The DSP is also some from my stash of assorted Tangerine Tango designs. I made the little grass pieces on the bottom with the Oval punch and scored them in half to give them a bit of a 3D look.

It's hard to tell from the pic but I have stamped one of the stamps from Sprinkles with Tangerine Tango and the sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo over the top. The ribbons which hold the handles together are also from my stash (gotta love that!!).

So now I can say I have started with some Easter goodies!!! Now I have a lot more templates that I printed out today so hopefully over the next week or so I should have a nice little collection.

Happy stamping,

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Candle Stamping

I have always wanted to stamp on candles and after seeing how easy it was to do I thought I would give it a go.

So here is my first attempt of candle stamping:-

So what do you think? I ended up adding some more bits to it this morning as I wasn't quite happy with it. It still looked too white so after filling in some more spaces I think it came up a treat.

After realising how easy this is to do I think I will be getting myself some more candles and have a bigger play. Unfortunately it has been far too hot over this last week or so and I just can't seem to get the energy to do much stamping. Hopefully the weather gets a bit kinder otherwise I will start relocating to my outdoor back table!!!

Happy stamping,

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

A Happy Valentine's Day to all today!!! I have a couple of more Valentine's cards to share with you today and here they are:-
This first card is the one that my daughter chose to give to her Valentine today. Aww, young love, ain't it sweet!!! As per most of my Valentine's Day cards I have gone with Cherry Cobbler followed by a piece of Vanilla cardstock and then some of that gorgeous spotty paper from the Love Letters DSP. The hearts are from Polka Dot Punches and punched out with a heart punch, so easy!!
Now this next one I will give to my other half when I see him later tonight. No surprises, but I have used Cherry Cobbler again followed by a piece of Crumb Cake and the same spotty paper as the previous card. With a lovely heart and a lovely sentiment it is pretty much all you need to finish off the perfect Valentine's card.

Enjoy your day and passing on some Happy Anniversary wishes today to a couple of my relatives and friends who are also celebrating today.

Happy stamping,

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge #55

This week's Just Add Ink Challenge is "Just Add Love", so something made for Valentine's Day is the go.

Now for my entry this week:-A cute little "Goody Bag" filled with some very yummy choccies. I made this little bag to cover a small cellophane bag. The bag is made with my all time favourite colour, Cherry Cobbler, and I also used papers from the Jolly Holiday range.

Now this bag had a very sad demise I'm afraid to say!!! It was "hiding" in my fridge until some little person (aged 3) decided that the chocolates were too tempting. It was later discovered all ripped open and only the empty choccie wrappers left!!! The funny thing was the whole box of chocolates had been "hidden" in the fridge without anyone noticing them at all. At least I got to have a couple before the rest of them got demolished.

Anyway, I am off to do some housework and then hopefully some creating today, yay!!!

Happy stamping,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mojo Monday #177

Wow, two posts in one day!!! As the title suggests I think my mojo is making a comeback (no pun intended!!). It has been quite some time since I entered the Mojo Monday sketch challenge so after seeing this sketch I decided to give it a go:-Now here is my challenge card:-

Not my usual colours as I am not a huge fan of anything orange but I do so love Pear Pizzazz which works beautifully with Pumpkin Pie and the gorgeous Greenhouse Gala DSP. I have polka dotted the white background which is layered onto Pear Pizzazz. I have also incorporated Real Red into this card which brings out the red on the flowers. I have stamped the Circle of Friendship saying in both Real Red and Pear Pizzazz and punched out the little circle in the middle, layering it on top.

Now don't get too excited when you see the little stitches - I am not a big fan of sewing so have just done some faux stitching to keep in line with the sketch. So there we have it another challenge done and dusted!!!

Happy stamping,

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #56

I was determined to make some cards today and so far have made just one!!! This card I have made is for the following Inkspirations Challenge:-

When I first saw this colour combo I had no idea what I was going to do let alone what stamp set to choose. After sitting at my desk for a while something finally came to me (maybe my missing mojo!!!). So here we have my challenge card:-

Not sure if I am totally happy with it in the end but hey at least I stamped something!!! I have gone with the Baja Breeze as the base of my card followed by Cherry Cobbler. I ended up settling on the lovely Vintage Vogue stamp set (one of my favourites). To incorporate the Basic Black I have inserted black brads into the flowers and have stamped my sentiment in black as well.

Now off to enter this challenge and hopefully make a couple of more cards while I am in the mood.

Happy stamping,

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Couple of Valentine's Day Cards

Well after having a very uneventful week with no sign of any creativity I thought I had better update my blog with some more of my Valentine's Day cards.

I even tried to sit down this morning and make a couple of cards for some current challenges but alas, even that wasn't a happening thing. My mojo has definitely packed up and moved on to greener pastures!!!

Well here we go:-
This card was inspired by a lovely creation belonging to my wonderful friend Karen. You can find the inspiration card here. For mine I have stamped the Canvas background onto Certainly Celery cardstock. The piece of Pink Pirouette has been stamped with a saying from So Many Sayings (the one that has all the love sentiments). Now the heart "flower" was made using the Full Heart punch, punched 5 times then kind of crumpled and had the edges rolled over.

This next one is very plain and simple, not too much on this one. The background is Cherry Cobbler followed by a piece of Crumb Cake and then a gorgeous spotty paper from Love Letters DSP. The "love" sentiment is stamped onto a strip of Very Vanilla and the heart was stamped with Cherry Cobbler.

Now I might just go and do some blog surfing and hopefully come up with some kind of inspiration to make a couple of challenge cards later on.

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #55

Well I did manage to make a card for the latest Inkspiration Challenge, this time being a sketch which is as follows:-
Now it's been awhile since I have made a card with this kind of orientation so I can say it was a bit of a challenge for me so it made me get out of my comfort zone.

Here is my entry:-
The size of my card is 14cm square starting with a base of my favourite colour "Cherry Cobbler". This is then followed by a square of vanilla and squares of papers from the Jolly Holiday and Love Letter ranges.

I have cut out five scallop circles which have been stamped with the "because" saying from Life Definitions in both Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. I then crumpled them up to make my flower look "fluffy".

Now I am off to do some major cyclone preparations for the "monster cyclone" that is heading our way. I am really not looking forward to this one, some of our lower lying areas have been asked to evacuate today due to storm surges. Luckily for us we are quite high but not sure how the winds are going to effect us. Time will tell!!!

Happy stamping,