Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge #66

Wow, it feels like it's been awhile since I have updated this poor neglected blog!!! I ended up checking in with the Just Add Ink blog and have decided to enter the challenge this week, which is Just Add a Flower - I can definitely enter this one :)

I have been really busy doing market bits, so busy in fact I haven't even managed to get around to photographing my creative bits. This is high up on my "must do today list".

Anyway here is the card that I am entering for the Just Add Ink Challenge:-

Now I can say that I cannot take full credit for this card as I was inspired by this one from Deb Fearns. I did however change the colour scheme by going with Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. I absolutey love this Cottage Garden set, it is so pretty!!!

Now I'm off to enter the challenge and then get my camera out so hopefully over the next few weeks I will be able to update my blog more regularly.

Happy stamping,

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another Mother's Day Set

Good Sunday morning to you all :) What a weird day we had yesterday, who would have thought that us here in Mackay would feel the effects of an earthquake!!! I was sitting at my dining table when all of a sudden my huge side windows starting shaking uncontrollably. I was seeing which kid I was going to get cranky at for running in the house but they were all in the lounge watching a DVD.

We found out later that Bowen which is south of Townsville suffered the effects of a 5.2 earthquake which was felt all the way from Townsville to us here in Mackay. How freaky is that!!

Anyway, enough of these crazy weather patterns and onto some more Mother's Day creations. I have another set to show you which includes a box and a small gift card so on with the show:-

Now I'm finding one of the most difficult colour to photograph is the very gorgeous Concord Crush and it didn't help that I took these pics on a day when the weather wasn't too favourable either. I did take photos of the set together but they look downright terrible - the brads I used are of a So Saffron colour but in my pics they came out really yellow. Also the ribbon isn't blue either, I swear it is a lovely purple colour. My colour combination consists of Very Vanilla, Concord Crush and Pale Plum. Both of these creations were inspired by the very lovely Mary Fish and you can find Mary's creations here which also includes a video tutorial of the cute folded flower.

That's it for me today and now to tackle the washing and after that, some crafting!!

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mother's Day Roses

I'm back again with another Mother's Day project to share, this time I have made another set with a box and a card. I am in the process of making some more of these sets which makes gift giving so much easier. So here is the next gift set to share with you:- I have used the very lovely Rose is a Rose set and have chosen the soft Pink Pirouette teamed up with Very Vanilla and Old Olive. The card is finished off with a lovely clear button that I happened to find in my stash (hope it's not needed for someone's clothes!!). I have stamped the rose in two steps, firstly in Pink Pirouette then followed by Rose Red.

So there we have it, another Mother's Day set and this box would be perfect for chocolates, jewellery or anything small that you can think of. Hopefully in the next few days I should be able to make some more cards and sets and have a nice little stash for my market stall.

Happy stamping,

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Card and a Can

You may recall a couple of posts back where I entered a Just Add Ink Challenge and made a cute little watering can which can be found here. Now I decided to make a few sets for Mother's Day and ended up making a card to match the watering can.

Here is the card:-Now I think the watering can looks more finished off now with a lovely card to match. As you can see I kept to the same colours and the same stamps with the card.

We have finally had a break in the weather and have enjoyed a few days with no rain and some very lovely sunshine. I have been itching to get into my poor neglected gardens and have spent most of my day pruning, weeding and re-planting so it now looks like it should, all nice and very green.

Well as I have mentioned before I am really looking forward to my new market stall which is coming up in May ready for Mother's Day so I have a month to do some more lovely items which I hope to share along the way. Well, I'm off to get my dinner out of the oven and feed the starving mob.

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Owl Did It!!!

I kept looking at the lovely Aviary set in the mini catalogue and couldn't decided whether to get this stamp set or not so I left it to the last minute and in the end I caved in - it was the cute little owl that did it!!! He is so adorably cute. The day this stamp set arrived on my doorstep I couldn't wait to make a card and of course I just had to use the owl. Here he is in all his cuteness...Now I can say this card was not my original idea and I had it saved on my laptop but it didn't contain a watermark so not sure who to give credit to. If anyone out there knows of the original creator please pass on my thanks. I did change it slightly from the original but the concept is the same.

Anyway, I have chosen a colour that I have never used before "Marina Mist" and have teamed it up with Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy and River Rock. I can say that I did get some input from my lovely friend Tammy so I know that she will be waiting for this one to make it's appearance here (smiling at you, Tammy!!).

It is looking promising for some sunshine today after having two weeks of constant rain any little bit would be good. Not sure how long it will last though but I can say that it has been good weather to stay indoors and reconnect with my cardmaking.

Happy stamping,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #64

Back again, this time to share with you a card I made for the latest Inkspiration Challenge which I ended up turning into another Mother's Day Card. Hopefully I will end up with a nice little stash soon. Anyway here are the colours that were chosen this week:- I struggled a bit with these colours but in the end I settled on a stamp set and just went with it. I also was inspired by a layout of a card in the latest Stampin' Up! catalogue which made it a little bit easier. Here is my entry card:- I seem to grab the "In Full Bloom" stamp set when I see colours that are "autumnish", don't know why!!! Anyway, it's pretty straight forward - I have gone with the Cajun Craze for the base of the card followed by a polka dotted piece of More Mustard. I have stamped the leaves in More Mustard and the flowers in Poppy Parade. They say we are still in for more rain which, although is very annoying after having it for more than a week, it does make for good card making!!! I have been on such a stamping journey at the moment so hopefully I can keep it going. Happy stamping, (P.S. The blogger "gremlins" are back again!!!)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge #62

After seeing the new challenge at Just Add Ink (Just Add a Box or a Bag) I knew exactly what I was going to submit. I have been making a few little bits and pieces for a market stall I am going to attend in May before Mother's Day so have been busy making Mother's Day related things. Now I can say that I have had a template for a "Watering Can" for some time but have never made it up until now. So here is my entry:- I have used Crumb Cake and have stamped the vine from Vintage Vogue around the bottom in Chocolate Chip. The flowers have been stamped with Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride. I have also stamped the small flower with Blusing Bride on the tag and have stamped "happy mother's day" over the top. This is such a cute little box and I think it would look lovely with a nice packet or two of Mum's favourite plant seeds. Also I have to give a big wave to my stamping friend, Tammy, as I have managed to update my blog so now she will have something to look at. Happy stamping, (P.S. Blogger is not playing nice today so my post is not spaced out the way I would like it and it has also mucked up my signature!!)