Monday, August 6, 2012

JAI 129 - Sketch Challenge

Over at JAI this week, the girl's have come up with this sketch challenge.
And as Father's Day is getting closer, thought I would have a crack at a masculine card. (These cards don't come naturally to me at all lol)

I've included two pictures of the same card.  Card #2 has a touch of Pacific Point on the sails to help blend the colours throughout the card
All products are Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:     Sahara Sand
                        Cajun Craze
                        Pacific Point
                        Whisper White
                        Glossy White

Ink:                 Black Staz On
                       Basic Black
                       Sahara Sand

Stamp Sets:   Sail Away
                       On Your Birthday

Other:           Sponge, Hodgepodge Hardware, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Pacific Point     
                      Stampin' write marker

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mojo Monday 251

A new challenge!  Having scoured other blogs and visited a few of the challenges they follow, thought why not? Let's give another couple a go too! :)  So, this week's challenge is this sketch ..
Last year, I saw a few of these Christmas cards floating around, but never gave one a shot.  I kept seeing it in this sketch, so here is the outcome. I hope you like it and thank you for looking xx

I have never...ever...done a Christmas card in July either! Scarey :o/

All Supplies are Stampin' Up! (unless mentioned)

Card Stock:       Always Artichoke
                           Whisper White
                           Old Olive
                           Cherry Cobbler

Ink Pads:           Sahara Sand
                           Always Artichoke
                           Old Olive

Punches:            Boho Blossoms 
Stamp Set:         Snow Swirled

Other:                Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Sponges

(Non Stampin' Up!:   Bell, Woodgrain Effect embossing folder)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Triple Layer Stamping

I have found another new technique addiction, and I love it!
It's quick, easy and striking all in one!

Triple Layer Stamping

Please visit the link: Triple Time Stamping - Frenchie Stamps, she is a very clever lady and will guide you through step-by-step how to go about this terrific technique.

Friday, July 20, 2012

JAI 127 Colour Combo

Life has thrown me into a bit of a whirlwind lately, and with that, my paper crafting went with it unfortunately.  It is the one thing I love to sit down and relax with when time allows, but have had no oomph and a huge lack of imagination.

Anyway, moving along. 

This week over at JAI, it is a colour combo challenge and had had this idea in mind for thank you ladies for getting me to pull myself together and do a little creating.  :o)

 All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Cardstock:     Basic Black
                       Whisper White
                       Cherry Cobbler
Ink:                  Basic Black
Big Shot
     *     Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot die
     *     Beautiful Wings embosslits
     *     Framed Tulips Textured Impressions embossing folder
     *     Framelits Die
Stamp Set:     French Foliage Stamp Set
Other:            Sponge
                       Glue Stick

Sunday, October 23, 2011

JAI 90 - Sketch Challenge

     Having spent some time having lost my card making mojo, thought it was time to give another Just Add Ink challenge a go.

     Firstly I need to apologise for the fuzziness of the pics, it's nearly that time of the year and a camera is on the pleeaasse list :) - and forgot to change the date when I changed the batteries whoops!!

    I'm not completely happy with the outcome of this card, but will have another fiddle with it when a little more spare time comes my way.

(All supplies are Stampin' Up!)
cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red
Stamp Set:  Up, Up and Away, Create a Cupcake
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle
Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso
Other: Sponge, White embossing powder, heat tool

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What do you give a man that has everything??

A papercrafted tea caddy full of his favourite tea sachets!!                                         
I was at a loss as to what to give my step dad for Dad's Day this year and found an awesome template for this tea caddy.  I used up a lot of retired SU! product in his favourite colours, did a little paper weaving on the top, changed the template a little so the top flips open for refilling and ended up with a cute little pressie :)

New Baby Boy - Owl Card

Making this card was an absolute challenge.  All of my supplies had been packed into storage due to renovations and I was asked to make an owl baby card as an order for a school mum. 
I decided on an easel card, as they look a little more special and a layering I went lol. 
This was the final result.  (Sorry, the camera was having issues again!!)