Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Sarah Jane

Hi guys and gals,

Today it is one of my good friends and one of Riley's godmothers Miss Sarah's birthday. Sarah loves anything crafty and thinks what I do is awesome and that makes her even more awesome haha. So for her birthday I made her a gorgeous card using two challenges except I didn't get it on here soon enough before the challenge ended which is all good it happens. Anyway I used these stunning colours from ColourQ which are so totally Sarah it's not funny.... (Also first time I've done a colour q challenge look at me changing it up)

I also used Just Add Ink's Sketch from last week

And here's the card... Nice and bright, nerdy and not too girly! Hope you love it Sarah!

Stamp set: Best Bots Forever
Ink: Stazon, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Watercolour Paper
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon, Marina Mist Button, Hemp Twine, Decorative Label Punch, Pinking Heart border punch, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday again Sarah, Hope you had a great day, See ya tomorrow sweetie!

Thanks for looking,

Monday, February 21, 2011

Inklings CyberStamp

Hi guys,

As I've mentioned before the team I'm a part of is the Inklings and last week we had a cyberstamp and I have so far made one card for it. Feels like forever since I've participated. I have other things in my head for the other challenges set on the night I just haven't had the opportunity to sit down and make them for reasons I will finally be able to explain in my next post.

Anyway this is for challenge one which was to chose a number between 1 and 23 flick open the summer mini to that page number and make something based on the layout/s on that page. Initially I chose 3 but there isn't a card on that page so I flicked to number 4 and based my card on the layout of the turtle card. And I must say I am STOKED with how it turned up and how quick and simple it was to make. Please let me know what you think. Oh and it was for an engagement! And I love it too cos it's not your traditional silver and white lovey dovey. Anywho I'm rambeling now...

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, Early Espresso Taffeta, Baja Breeze Prints DSP

I don't own a love heart punch yet, I know SHOCK HORROR! (Don't worry it's in my next order) so I cut the heart by hand and faux sueded it to give some texture, Really stoked at how good it turned out.

Have a good one,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Inkspired by Sweet Sunday

Hi Hi!

Well I've got a ripper of a card to share tonight. I'm actually really happy with it. It evolved in my head during the week and then evovled more as I created it and I'm really happy with it. It's very different to my usual style, quiet vintage which I don't think I do very well so I'd love to hear your thoughts.

I used this weeks Inkspirations Colours... Aren't they lush? I love these colours together!

I also used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I have never participated in there challenges before so I really hope I did it justice. Here's the layout...

I tweaked it alittle but here's the end result...

I must say it was really hard to photograph particularly the acetate I used along the middle with the musical notes on it. The photograph really doesn't do it justice also as there is so much texture and elements to it.

There are a few things I love about this card, Firstly the background. On the background there is musical notes wheel all over then the butterfly image from "bliss" SAB set. I then crumpled it into a ball a few times and then played with the edges, ripping, tearing, crumpling to get a really vintage feel. I also love the acetate through the middle. I stamped the wheel in stazon onto acetate. I love how the different colours all look coming through. It was a bit hard to adhere it to the card without to many glue marks. I used mini glue dots to assist with this.

Stamp Set: Bliss, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Musical Notes Wheel
Cardstock: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Standard Wheel, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Black Stain Ribbon, Acetate, Black Button Non SU, Labels Big Shot die, Big Shot

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lots of Valentines

Hi guys,

Just a quick one tonight. I really should have been in bed ages ago as I have a 6am start tomorrow but I was busy making a Valentine's Day card for Karl whilst he was having a night out. I used the Inkspirations Sketch

I really love this sketch. I had so many ideas floating around in my head but just not enough time to execute them all. Here's what I did do with it though...

My photography hasn't been the best lately due to moving everything around in my craft area so please bare with me. I don't have time to post the recipe but if you have any questions please email me.

Have a good one and TFL!