Monday, September 21, 2009

Elegant Stars

My youngest brother celebrated his birthday earlier this month! I really wanted to make a card that combined things that he liked while also keeping it masculine which is a challenge in itself. He loves dark purple and black together and he loves stars so I knew I needed to include these on the card. I decided to play with my punches and here's what I came up with.

Stamp Sets: Spotlight on Christmas, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Small and Large Star Punches, Dimensionals, Black Brads

Needless to say I was really happy with the card and he really liked it too which is even better!

Have a lovely evening!
Dani :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Choo Choo Challenge

When I went away in August on the Inklings Team Weekend Away I got to participate in some challenges throughout the weekend. One of them was an old Kristina Werner Colour Challenge - Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White and Sahara Sand. I really think these colours look great together so decided to have a play with the Choo Choo Set from the Spring Mini Catalogue and make a baby card as I know SOOOO many babies being born at the moment. Here's the card

Stamp Set: Choo Choo, Nursery Necessities, Sanded BG
Ink: Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Versamark, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand and Old Olive Markers
Cardstock: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Stamp-a-majig, Old Olive wide grosgrain Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!

A call for scraps

Hi Guys,

Are you a hoarder like me and keep scraps of cardstock "just in case" and then never use them? If so I have the perfect solution. The Inklings Demonstrator group I am part of has been doing alot of stuff for Westmead children's hospital including visits and making cards with sick kids. They are always on the look out for punched out shapes of cardstock, paper, DSP, Whatever, for the kids to play and create with. So next time you look at a scrap and can't decide what to do with it, punch out a few shapes, put them in a pile and when you get a decent amount send them to me (Or Jayne Mercer who is organising this) and we will make sure they get to the Children's Hospital. They don't have to be SU! product so any punches or cardstock you have will help!
If you want anymore information including my address so you can mail them to me please email me at

Thanks for your assistance guys!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Makeesha Colour Challenge #12

Wow, 2 posts in a week, I'm on fire!! Ok not literally because that would hurt! Anywho... I got some spare time yesterday to have a play with this weeks Makeesha Challenge! The colours she chose are just divine and work really well together. Here are the colours she chose...

I took a little inspiration from this card I received from a fellow demonstartor, Kylie Swain after giving birth to Riley. I absolutly LOVE this card so couldn't help but get inspired by it! Here is the end result...

Stamp Set: Wild About You, Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, So Saffron, Regal Rose Prints DSP Pack II
Ink: Regal Rose
Accessories: 1 1/2' and 1 3/8' circle punches, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Real Red Ribbon, So Saffron Button from Button Latte pack

I have a few friends including Kylie Swain who are pregnant with baby girls and are due in the next week or so, so I thought it was appropriate to start stocking up on some cards! This one is for my friend Sarah who was hoping to pop today so she has an easy birthday to remember but it didn't quiet happen!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Beautiful Thanks

Gees, Haven't I been slack! I keep meaning to update my blog but have been so slack. I sincerely apologise to any of my loyal followers, If you still follow that is! Life has just been so hectic in between a million august birthdays including my own and my partners and having a little bubba I just feel like I haven't stopped! I have heaps of stuff to share just no time to share it if that makes sense!

Here is a card I made on the team weekend away back in August! It was a sketch challenge and I really wanted to do something using sets I don't own. So I had a play around with "A Beautiful Thing." As happy as I am with the outcome this card took me 4 attempts to get the stamping right! So for future reference don't use this stamp set when you only have had 4-5hrs sleep! The Flowers have Dazzling Diamonds on each little dot but you can't tell in the photo! They look stunning though!

Stamp Set: Three Little Words, A Beautiful Thing
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst
Ink: Almost Amethyst (Marker and ink pad), Lovely Lilac, Sage Shadow Marker
Accessories: Choc Chip Wide Grosgrain, Ice Rhinestone Brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen, Large brads (From spring Mini)

Thanks for looking and I will try to be a little more prompt with my updating! Also Fiona Harrison email me your details ( so I can send out the card I had on offer for blog candy to you!