Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
It has been a while since I posted. As mentioned in my previous post I have been really sick with a virus and chest infection which has sent my asthma all over the place. I have had a week and a half off work and it has finally started clearing up today. (About time) I hate taking time off work I feel guilty and the catch up is just to much so monday is not going to be fun. I have been so sick I have lacked any motivation to sit at my craft table and make anything which is quiet unusual!
Anywho. I got up this morning and decided to tackle another Kristina Colour challenge. The colours were so pretty that it actually helped me feel better. This weeks colours are Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla. I made 2 cards this time and I'm happy with both although my brother Ben thinks they are quiet plain. What do you think?? I love comments so please let me know!!
This first card is made for friends of mine and my bf that had a little baby boy last week. I think the card is simple but so sweet and I really hope they like it. Congrats Emma and Brett on the arrival of a beautiful baby boy!
Stamp Set: Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon, Mat Pack
The second card I made I got inspiration for the layout from the catalogue on page 85. I'm so happy with how it turned out.
Heres a close up for you...
Stamp Sets: Simply Said, Occasional Greetings, In the Spotlight, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla
Ink Pads: Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark (for water mark effect along edge)
Accessories: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Square Punches, VV Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine
Thanks for looking! I wish everyone a lovely weekend and I hope everyone who is attending WYD enjoys the end of the week and travels home safely. I went to the last one in Germany and I know how much trouble the last few days of WYD were for myself.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
I was also fortunate enough today to stumble across Kristina Werner's blog and noticed she had posted another colour challenge so I decided today was the best day to give it a really good whirl. The colours given were based on some beautiful bedding shown below. The colours were Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Really Rust and Certainly Celery.
I used a layout created by Taylor Vanbruggen which i saw via the lovely Kylie Swain's blog who is a fellow Inkling. I had alot of fun creating this card. The colours are so incredibly beautiful and warm. I will use them together again. I am going to apologise in advance for the crap photography. I was having alot of trouble taking decent photo's of my card due to just taking the nebuliser which makes your hands shake and legs like jelly!! Silly Me! Oh well, ENJOY!
I proped the flower up so it looked like it was coming off the page. Here's a close up:
Stamp Set: In the Spotlight
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DSP
Ink: Certainly Celery, Really Rust Marker
Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery Brad
I have also been working on some cards using this months spotlight product. Stay tuned to see them tomorrow! Enjoy your weekend whatever your up to!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Challenge #2 was a colour challenge that can only be a real doozy! Never in my life time would I have thought to put those colours together and never will I again because it really tested me and I'm not overly fond of the results. My apprentice (my 15 yr old brother, Ben) actually helped me big time with this colour challenge. He came up with the warm and cold aspects of the colours and different ideas with what stamp sets to use. I think he will make a great card maker this Christmas!! Now enough blabbing and time for the colours we were given. Get out your catalogues ladies and image these colours together... Soft Sky, Ballet Blue, Not quite Navy, Really Rust and Pink Passion! Here is my dodgy attempt!!
Challenge #3 was a layout challenge. The layout was created by Lauren Meader. The layout could be used for a scrapbook page or a card. I chose to do a card as I already had in mind a card I wanted to make so it was quite easy to make. I tweaked the layout a little. I think the card looks lovely.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my creations. Please stay tuned for next months challenges as they will be set by the lovely... ME! I am racking my brain and hopefully I come up with something great!
I'm off to hybernate on the lounge at doctors orders as I have yet another chest infection. I've tried so hard to avoid it and it snuck up on me :( Not looking forward to the end of August as that's when I get them the worst.
Have a lovely night!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Remember when signing up you don't have to get the pre-selected 5 sets, you can choice your own favourite sets (of equal or lesser value) and your choice of 4 ink pads along with the basic black.
To find out more info or find out how you can sign up contact me today. I'd love to welcome you into the Stampin' Up family!