Friday, January 28, 2011

Embracing Simplicity

Hey All,

In my last post I advised that I found simpler cards harder to make especially cards with less layers. Well I must have been hit with the Less is more bug cos I managed 2 simple cards that took under 30 mins each to make. AWESOME! They are both similar but hey I am still happy with them especially cos they are BRIGHT and cheerful.

This first one I made for my dad whose birthday it was on Australia Day. He also had surgery yesterday so nice and cheery is definatly on the cards

Stamp Set: Circle Circus, On your birthday
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Accessories: Marina Mist Button, Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Corner rounder

This second one I made to say thanks to our friends for letting us stay at their caravan last weekend. We had the most awesome time. I'm really tempted to buy my own down there now.

Stamp Set: Circle Circus, Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon, Rose Red Button, Corner Rounder

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just Add Ink #52

Hi guys and gals,

I've just gotten back from an awesome break away down the south coast. Was much fun and very needed for me to have a bit of a destress. Then to arrive home to this horrible weather, I think I'm going to pack up and move down there. Anyway I got to sneak in a card for Just Add Ink's weekly challenge. This week its a sketch, here it is...

I really love there sketches as they are usually on the more simpler side of life which for me is a challenge to not add 20 billion layers. So I tried not to complicate it this week and embrase the simplicity. I must say I don't know if I LOVE this card yet but please tell me what you think as it's a little bit different for me. Also would love to hear what age group you feel it's appropriate for.

Stamp Set: Grunge Rock, Sanded
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Paper Snips, Top Note dye, Real Red Taffeta, Night of Navy thin taffeta, Rhinestones, Paper Snips

I also find it quiet fitting that I just randomly chose these colours and happened to put it on my blog on Australia Day, How fitting. Trust me, none of it was planned. Happy Australia Day everyone, I hope you all had a great day munching on some snags and sipping a few beers! (I however worked, bah humbug!)

Have a great one!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just Add Ink #50

Hi guys,

Third post in 3 days! I'm on a roll. Have a very quick card to share with you today. Must admit I'm not 100% happy with it. Few things not perfect on it and I wanted to do more with it but I needed to get it up so I could enter it in time for Just Add Ink's 50th Challenge!!! So here it is...

Stamp Set: Awash with Flowers, On your birthday
Ink: So Saffron, Elegan Eggplant, Ridinghood Red, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Watercolour Paper, Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: White Taffeta, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Vintage brads, SAMJ

Thanks for looking,


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One of foxes friends

Hi guys,

Told you I'd be back. So excited that I have had the chance to blog again. I've been feeling a little lost without it actually. I have the other baby shower card to share with you today. This card needed to feature a giraffe and needed to be non gender specific. So what was better than the cute little giraffe from fox and friends? I actually drew some of my inspiration for this card from the catalogue. Best place to get some mojo from when it's lacking

Stamp Set: Fox and Friends, Baby Bundle
Ink: Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Baja Breeze prints DSP from Subtles DSP paper stack
Accessories: Whisper White taffeta, Whsiper White Button, Linen Thread, 1 3/4" circle punch, Dimensionals

I'm not if you can tell but the middle section is adhered to the base with dimensionals. Give the card some more dimension. Now I was a little unsure if this was "gender nuetral" enough or does the baja make it more "boyish". Please let me know your thoughts.

Also I thought I'd share a photo of my gorgeous daughter Riley just because I can. I can't believe how quickly she is growing up. Here she is running around blowing kisses to however will catch them. Do you love her skirt?? I got it specially made as a one off for her by Ilja at Em&Femme Designs for Christmas. I also got the cutest shirt to match with fairy wings on it but she got it all dirty by the time I took this haha.

Have a great one,

Monday, January 10, 2011

Don't you hate it when....

You have no idea what to title your blog post?? Well that's me today. Possibly because I haven't updated in like 6 weeks and I'm a little out of touch! I apologise for my quietness but things have been pretty crazy in my side of the world. I have been creating and have so much Christmas stuff but just haven't had time to upload it, that and my computer has had issues. I have been working pretty crazy hours in amoungst that we have been very busy with our new adventure which I am hoping to have final information about next week. I also have a new job starting next month which I am very excited about and have just been spending lots of time with my gorgeous little girl.

Anyway onto some of the stuff I've been creating. A friend of mine asked me to make her some baby shower cards for friends who were having baby showers this month. Both needed to be non gender specific and one had to include giraffes. So this is the first one I made...

Stamp Set: Baby Bundle, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey, Stazon Black
Cardstock: Watercolour Paper, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Certainly Celery Button, Aqua Painter, Certainly Celery Brads, Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch*, Linen Thread

I must say the photo doesn't do it justice but I don't feel I really do the best photos of my cards.

Thanks for looking. I will be back soon with some more awesome stuff to share.

Happy Stampin'