Monday, 29 June 2009

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #9 French Provincial

I enjoyed working with these colours for Makeesha's Colour Challenge this week.
I love how this one turned out. The rooster image is one that I really enjoy working with and although rustic I think this card has a touch of elegance too in a French Provincial style. Lots of paper piercing and roughing up the edges with the cutter tool.
Stamps: Rustic Rooster, Friends 24-7
Card: Basic Grey, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Word Window Punch, Large Oval Punch, Brads, Cutter, Computer to generate sentiment, Dimensionals
Hope your enjoying your day, it's blowing a gale here and raining,
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Inkspirations Colour Challenge #9 Tug Boat

I came up with 2 Stampin' Up! stamp sets that I thought would be suitable to use with the colour challenge over on Makeesha's Blog for this week. I like how they both came together. I made the clouds in the background with a Scallop Circle Template and sponge. The rest of the main image is basic stamping and colouring.
Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Weathered
Card: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze Stamp Pad
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, White Cord, 1/4" Circle Punch (R) Dimensionals, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Cropadile, Scallop Circle Punch Template, Sponge, Aquapainter
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SC234 Cheeky Smile


I have a couple of posts for you today. This one is for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers SC234. I thought it was time for another cat image, so I decided to ink up this cheeky, smiley cat. Don't you just love it!!

Stamps: Cheesy Cat 3756D C. Briggs by Stamp It, Mouse and Eaten Fish by Artee Stamps,
Card: Kraft, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, Whisper White, Cat Chitchat by Cloud 9 Design DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Basic Grey Markers
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Crystal, Dimensionals, Computer to generate Sentiment, Fish Charm, Tangerine & Apple Green Ribbon (RSU), Aqua Painter, Glue

Hope you like it,

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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Dalwallinu Workshop

Hi there,

This post shows the projects that the Ladies and three sweet young girls completed last weekend. I have been trying a different lighting setup and these photo's unfortunately have a yellow hue, so the colours are not true.

This card was the biggest Wow for the Ladies and featured the "Watercolour rose technique" as seen on Splitcoast Stampers recently and used the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, En Francais BG, Cheers & Wishes
Card: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Bella Rose DP
Ink: Versamark, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Slot Punch, White EP, Heat Tool, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, White Ribbon, Sponge, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals

The Ladies also made this notebook.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Card: Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue dot, Brads.

The next three projects were made by the children.

A note book. The front was cased from a card by fellow Demonstrator Kerry Goldfinch.

Stamps: All in the Family, Warm Words
Card: Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Pink Passion, Gable Green, Lovely Lilac, Only Orange, Whisper White
Ink: Gable Green, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Stapler, Rick Rac Ribbon

A cute card. The cat image was cased from my very talented Demo friend Pat Carr. Pat does marvelous things with punches.

Stamps: Occasional Greetings, C is for Cat, Sanded BG
Card: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Grey, Bashful Blue,
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, 3/4" Circle Punch, Small Star Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Ribbon, Stampin Write Marker, Sponge, Dimensionals

A Butterfly Basket, template created by Brenda Quintana (Qbee on

Stamps: Priceless
Card: Lovely Lilac, Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stickles, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Crystal, Sponge

Enjoy, Happy Stamping,

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Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #92

Gidday from Western Australia,

This is my creation for the Mojo Monday Sketch this week.

Stamps: SU's Pocket Silhouettes, Best Yet
Card: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu DP
Ink: Bordering Blue, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Ribbon by Elements, Cuttlebug, Rectangle & Square Nestabilities, Bow Easy, Dimensionals

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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #9 K Werner Colour Challenge #55


I have combined two challenges for this card as I am running out of time to meet the deadlines. Great sketch Makeesha, nice clean lines. I enjoyed using Kristina's colour challenge to create the card.

Makeesha's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #9

K Werner Colour Challenge #55

Stamps: Wanted
Card: Really Rust, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Outlaw DP
Ink: Really Rust, Basic Grey
Accessories: Antique Brads, Jumbo Eyelet, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Ribbon, Star Punch, Dimensionals, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool


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Monday, 22 June 2009

Stampin' Up! Convention Swaps

I am finally back with some projects to show. I was organising a workshop last week, so I have a few posts to follow this one. I have also been experimenting with my lighting to take photo's of my cards. Not totally happy with them yet, so it is a work in progress. I used an Ottlight but the colours are not good, but there is more definition in the pictures and you can tell if I have used dimensionals.

The following card and set of four mini cards are Make & Takes from the Stampin' Up! Convention in Canberra.

Stamps: Circle Circus, Trendy Trees
Card: Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Versamark
Accessories: C6 Whisper White Envelope, Kiwi Kiss Grossgrain Ribbon, Silver Brad, Button Latte 1 White button, 2 Way Glue Pen, Mini Glue dots,Stampin Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, 1/2", 1" &1 3/8" Circle Punches, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool

I used the set of four cards for a Make & Take at a Workshop at the weekend in Dalwallinu. The cellophane packet is used to create a gift holder for the cards. All the Ladies at Dalwallinu enjoyed making this cute set.

Stamps: Trendy Trees
Card: Old Olive, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1" Double-stitched grossgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Medium Cellophane bag

Hope you are all having a happy time stamping,


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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Business Suits

I made these cards so I could make a wedding card for a customer. She wanted Bride and Groom outfits on the card. I needed to make a smaller version of the suit, which I have done , but sadly now the wedding has been called off I haven't completed the card yet. Hopefully soon. I found the instruction's on Splitcoast under Jackie Topa's blog, via 2bighouse74 and JenD . Thank's Ladies!!

Stamps: None
Card: Certainly Celery, Black, Basic Grey, Urban Oasis DP,Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper
Ink: None
Accessories: Chocolate Chip & Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Buttons,

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Saturday, 13 June 2009

Splitcoast Card Sketch SC232

Another one for today, just catching up with my challenge post's. Can't make up my mind on a sentiment for this one, so I will complete it when I know who is going to receive it. (Does anyone else have this issue when they make a card?) Had some fun with this sketch, tried to add another colour but kept coming back to the Gold and Black, which I like.

I stamped the Kimono on the gold metallic card and then embossed with black. The embossing on the Kimono is shiny and the rest of the black card is matt, so it stands out. the strips at the top and bottom of the card are the scraps from punching the Scalloped Edge.

Stamps: SU Calming Garden, Kimono both retired sets
Card: Black, Metallic Gold
Ink: Versarmark
Accessories: Gold EP, Black EP, Cuttlebug, Provo Craft Vintage Borders, SU Corner Rounder Punch, SU Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals


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Mojo Monday Sketch # 90

Howdy all,

I made this card for the Mojo Monday Sketch #90 this week.

I have used a Stampin' Up! Set called "C is for Cat" that only appears to be in the Australian Idea Book & Catalogue for 2009-2010. This is a really cute set. I blinged it up with some pearls and a mini green crystal for the eye from Taylored Expressions.

Stamps: C is for Cat, P is for Paw Standard Wheel
Card: Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Going Grey, Urban Garden DP
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Grey
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls, Mini Crystal, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Cutter Tool, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Dimensionals


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Thursday, 11 June 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #8

Hello there,
It's finally raining, which makes it a most perfect day here, we really need the rain. This is my contribution to Makeesha's Inkspiration Colour Challenge #8. The colours are bright and really harmonize together if balanced correctly.
I added a bit of bling to the small flowers, and raised the three larger ones on dimensionals, hard to tell in my photo. Do you like my sweet bow? I used my newly acquired Bow Easy which makes it very easy to make them so small.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, It's Your Birthday
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DP
Ink: Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EB Folder, Brads, Stickles, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Bow Easy, Dimensionals
Have a nice day,
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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Convention Swap Case


I cased this card from a convention swap I received from Marelle Taylor (Hi Marelle). I thought Marelle's was very pretty and I like the combination of colours. I have added the daisy flower to make a background for the base and put the chocolate chip section through my Cuttlebug. I have also added a different sentiment, designer paper, ribbon and pearls.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Happy Birthday is from a Hero Arts Clear Set Cupcakes
Card: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Chocolate Pearls, Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EB Folder, Dimensionals

Enjoy!! Hugs,

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SC231 Purple Coneflower

Hi there,

I have been busy organising my shorter length's of cut ribbon, with the Ribbon Ring Tags from Pink Hedgehog. It certainly makes a difference, it is so easy to see what I have and use the ribbons for my projects. I previously had them filed in draws and boxes, mind you it took me four days to complete the task, with other cleaning and chores thrown in. Besides creating some order in my stamping room I have also made a few cards. This one is for last weeks Splitcoast Card Sketch SC231.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Sanded BG
Card: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, Lovely Lilac, Always Artichoke, Old Olive Markers
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Pearls, Old Olive Ribbon, Computer to generate Sentiment

Hope you like it!


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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Mojo Monday Week #89

Hi all,

I enjoyed creating for the Mojo sketch for this week. The High Hopes Monkey image is so cute.

Stamps: High Hopes, SU Crazy for Cupcakes sentiment
Card: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Black, Prints DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Celery, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue Markers
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug, Pinking Circles Nestabilities, Ribbon, Brads, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking a peek,


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