Sunday, 31 May 2009

Inkspiration's Sketch Challenge #8

Hello there,

I have been busy today making two, yes two card's for Makeesha's Sketch Challenge #8. Both have a slight variation on the original sketch for the focal point, but I have followed the sketch for the rest of the layers.

For the first card the top layer is raised on dimensionals and Mother Teresa's words are actually on a layer underneath. Unfortunately my camera hasn't picked this up in the photo. I cut the oval shape with the Cuttlebug and Oval Nestabilities and while the Nestabilities shape was still in place I used my Gelly Roll Pen to outline and accentuate the oval shape on the pink card. I used the eyelet border punch to punch the corner on the focal piece of card and do the border on the other layers.

Stamps: Echoes of Kindness, Occasional Greetings, En Francais BG
Card: Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Versamark, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette & Cranberry Crisp Markers & Re-Inkers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Oval Nestabilities, Swiss Dots EB Folder, Sponge, Gelly Roll Pen, Pearls, Ribbon, Silver EP, Stamp a ma jig, Aqua painter, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals

For the second card I used the Colour Chart, looking for some different colour ideas. I thought the colours were a bit weird to start with but they have grown on me, and I like the finished result. I used the Watercolour Technique for the rose and I really love how it turned out. I then made the leaves with my crimper. The rose is raised on Dimensionals.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Cheer & Wishes, En Francias BG
Card: Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter, Apricot Appeal, Ivory Metallic
Ink: Versamark, Apricot Appeal, Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Real Red Re-Inkers for the rose
Accessories: White EP, Crimper, Cuttlebug, Birds & Swirls EB Folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Horizontal Slot Punch, Ribbon, Stamp a ma jig, Aqua Painter & Spray Bottle

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Thursday, 28 May 2009

Jen del Muro's SFYTT 23/05/09

Hi there,

Managed to finish another sketch challenge from iheart2stamp from last Saturday. Tried to use some different colours for this sketch that I don't normally use and I like how it came together. Fluffles images are always cute and nice to work with.

Stamps: Stampendous H197 Snail Fluffles, SU Best Yet
Card: Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Vanilla, Watercolour Paper, Good Morning Sunshine DP
Ink: Noir Black, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip Markers & Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss Re-Inkers.
Accessories: EK Success Punch, Martha Stewart Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug, Oval & Circle Nestabilities, Sponge, Aqua painter, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Brad and Ribbon from Pink Hedgehog, Dimensionals

Hope you like it,

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Mojo Monday Week # 88

Another sketch for this week. This was a fun one to do and easy to complete. I just adore this image, thanks to my friend Jenny who is a cat lover also and always finds the most interesting stamps.

Stamps: Great Impressions Centralia, WA F372
Card: Not quite Navy, Baja Breeze, W/White, Petals & Paisleys DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Summer Sun Markers & Re-Inkers Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Crystal Effects on goggles and cats bubbles, White Gel Pen, Rain Dots, Baja Breeze Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Tiny Bubbles EB Folder

Hope you are all having the most perfect day.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Inkspirations Inspirational Challenge #7

I had fun putting this card together for Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge. I love the Duvet cover and the colours.
I used quite a few stamps from a number of sets to complete the card and lots of embellishments, which I don't usually do. Flowers and Butterfly Wings and Sentiment raised on dimensionals. Finished card size is 3 1/2" x 8 1/4".
Stamps: Best Yet, Garden Whimsy, Seeing Spots, Cheep Talk, Season of Joy, Always, Papertrey Ink Small Butterfly
Card: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Versamark,
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Buttons, Brad, Fine Glitter, Glue, Dimensionals, Stranded Cotton, Curly Label Punch, Spring Flower Bouquet Punch.
Thanks for taking a peak.
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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

K Werner Colour Challenge #53

Hi all,

Trying to get back into the swing of things, this is my first challenge for a few weeks. Life does get far to busy at times. I have tried to keep it simple, but look at all those stars.

Stamps: Pun Fun
Card: Pacific Point, Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Sun
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red Marker, Pacific Point Re-inker
Accessories: Star Button, Eyelet, Gold Cord, Star Punch, Aqua Painter, Computer to generate sentiment, White gel pen, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug

Enjoy, leave a comment and let me know if you like it.

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Monday, 25 May 2009

Demo Swap - 6 x 6 Scrapbook Page

Hi there,

Finally have something to post. I made this 6 x 6 scrapbook page for the Stamperoo's May Demo Swap. I took the photo of the Beach Huts at Mornington in Victoria while I was on holidays. We don't have them in Western Australia and they can be very expensive to buy and own nowadays.

I wanted to make the bottom of the page look like the waves on the beach, which I think worked out well. Firstly I sponged the vanilla card with Creamy Caramel and then used Itty Bitty Backgrounds, I then made the waves. I used Crystal Effects and then mixed Dazzling Diamonds and Clear embossing powder together, sprinkled it on the crystal effects and then tapped off the excess. Then I intermittently sprinkled white embossing powder to make it look like foam. Tapped the excess off and heat set it with my Heat Tool. Next I stamped the footprints with Creamy Caramel. Then I made the cute little Beach Hut with my punches and crimper.

Itty Bitty Background
Card: Vanilla, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Barely Banana
Ink: Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Clear and White embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Pacific Point ribbon, Crimper, Word Window, 1/2" Circle and 1 1/4" Square Punches, Computer for journaling.

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Monday, 18 May 2009

We Welcome Jessica Jorja to Our Family

We are delighted and have been blessed with a new addition to our Family. Our new Granddaughter arrived on the 14th May, 2009 at 12.57pm and weighed 8lb 1oz.

Jessica Jorja is pictured with myself and big sister Kaela. Jessica is 4 hours old in the picture.

Hope to get back to my stamping and have some projects to show soon,


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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #7

I found time to do Makeesha's Sketch Challenge, after a busy couple of weeks. I coloured the images with markers to try and give them more dimension.
Stamps: Cheep Talk
Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White, So Saffron, Vellum, Bella Bleu DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, Old Olive Markers, White Craft Ink
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Pearls, Sponge
Thanks for taking a peek and don't forget to leave a little comment lovvvvve......
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Friday, 8 May 2009

Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - Canberra


This is my summary of the Stampin' Up! Convention I attended on the 1st and 2nd of May in Canberra. All the ladies from Western Australia had a fabulous time. And a number of our group Stamparoo's got to walk accross the stage and receive a hug from Shelli Gardner Co-founder of Stampin' Up! & CEO, Aaron Scott Regional Business Development Manager Australia and Emma Parkin-Wilson New Zealand Country Manager at the Awards Presentation for achieving different milestones.

This is Shelli Gardiner who is the co-founder of Stampin' Up! presenting the Introduction at Convention.

When you arrive on the first morning you are presented with some stamp sets that you use for the Make & Take Session, name badge, catalogue and program for the event and this year they were all in this beautiful satchel bag. We received Circle Circus and Trendy Trees stamp sets. When I complete the Make & Takes I will post them on my blog.

Then it was off to Memento Mall to pick up the goodies on offer to remember the convention. All the items were really nice this year. Some Ladies go crazy and buy heaps of things, but this year I just bought what I could use and a present for a Friend. Featured here are the Rasberry Tart Memo Box and Keychain Calculator, Souvenir Pens, and the Sterling Silver Stampin' Up! Jewelry Beads.

I just had to have this georgeous Manhattan Flower Umbrella from Memento Mall, totally awesome.

This is the totally delightful cafe` that we had breakfast at called Dobinson's, we arrived to be confronted by all these beautiful cakes. Ummmmmmmm......... Breakfast was delicious.

On the Friday night we all went to Sammy's for chinese. The resturant was totally packed when we arrived but within 20 minitues all 27 of us were seated and within quarter of an hour everyone had something on the table to eat. I had the most delicious Lemon Chicken, the best I have ever tasted.

Ngaire, Makeesha and myself. Ngaire presented a WOW presentation and Makeesha demonstrated how to run a Workshop.

I took a photo of the table centre piece, the flowers were lovely on our tables at the Banquet. I though it would be a terrific colour combo for a card. We enjoyed a three course meal of BBQ Asian Pork, Chicken Breast served with Potato Gratin, Mustard Grain Sauce, Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Compote, and dessert was a Citrus Tart.

Here we are all dressed up waiting for Shelli to arrive for dinner. Left to Right myself, my husband Graham, Jenny, Pat, Lynda, Odette and Alison.

We took over the stage for this picture, we are all part of Ngaire's direct downline that attended convention. Ngaire was awarded "Demonstrator of the Year" for the second time in two years and she is a much deserving recipient. Left to Right are Lynda, Louise, Makeesha, myself, Ngaire, Jo, Skip, Rebecca, Pat, Jenny, Terese and Helen.

Lynda, Odette, Makeesha, Ngaire, Skip, Cherita and Helen all received awards. Next years convention will be held in Sydney on the 21st and 22nd May, 2010.

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