Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Challenge

I have really been struggling for ideas this weekend. I have a lot of time and no ideas, just when I wanted to get a stack of cards done for back-up. So to help me through I have been trolling the challenge blogs for ideas. This one has come from Stamping 411 which issues a couple of challenges each week, this one being a sketch. This is my first entry with this group.

Project recipe
Stamp set: Nature's nest, Grunge Rock
Card: Crumb cake, cajun craze, watercolour paper
Ink: Soft suede, old olive
Accessories: Scallop trim border punch, Jolly holiday dsp, ribbon, buttons

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Natures Nest

I have had this stamp set for a couple of months now and thought it was about time it saw some ink! The sketch for this layout came from Utah Diva's blog which is a challenge blog, Leonie is on the design team and it is from her blog I first saw the sketch.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Nature's Nest and Curly Cute
Ink: Always Artichoke and river rock
Card: Always Artichoke, river rock and whisper white
Accessories: Polka dot embossing folder and Big Shot, Circle die, Circle scissors plus, silver eyelets.

Friday, January 28, 2011

JAI 53

I am back from holidaying in Esperance and ready to do some stamping. THis weeks challenge from Just Add Ink is an inspiration challenge from a photo of a sunflower. The idea being to use the subject, colours or any other part of the photo as inspiration for a project. I have used the bright yellow colour and flower theme to create this tri fold card. I made the flowers using 2 different sized scallop circle punch and then add a little dazzling diamonds for bling.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Just Believe and Butterfly prints
Ink: Pear pizazz, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie and basic black
Card: pear pizazz, daffodil delight and whisper white
Accessories: Greenhouse gala dsp, large and extra large scallop circle punch, large oval punch, crimper, pumpkin pie flower brads and dazzling diamonds glitter.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Stampin' Up! Australia Flood Appeal

To help the victims of the floods that have devastated over three quarters of Queensland, join with us in supporting the Australia Flood Appeal. Stampin' Up! will donate $2 AUD of the retail value of sales from any stamp set (with a retail value of $30 or more) sold in Australia and New Zealand from 15 January through 15 February to the State Emergency Services in Queensland.

Stampin' Up! s well-known for being a company with heart and they have proven it again with this campaign to help those in Queensland devastated by flood. After the Victorian bushfires two years SU! raised tens of thousands of dollars to help those in need and they have stepped in to help again. So call or email me so that we can do our part to help those in need.

Monday, January 10, 2011


It seems like forever since I have done a scrapbooking layout. I have created a few digital pages, but this is the first traditional page in awhile. The idea for this layout came from the new Creative Crew challenges on Splitcoast. The challenges are available to Stampin' Up! demos only, but the gallery can be viewed by anyone. At the start of each month 4 challenges are put up, the idea being to showcase new products and promotions.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Medallion, For you flower
Ink: cherry cobbler, night of navy
Cardstock: very vanilla, night of navy and cherry cobbler
Accessories: Antique brads, newsprint dsp, chantilly lace (summer mini), fancy flower extra large punch

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas holiday! I haven't done a lot at my craft desk over the holidays, except make a load more chocolate boxes like the ones on the previous post. This is the first card I have made in ages that didn't have a Christmas theme. I made this one for a friend of Isobel's having her 11th Birthday. Now this girl is very much a tomboy and not into flowers, butterflies or anything pink! So my new set from the Summer mini catalogue is just perfect for her. Called Grunge Rock, I made the card as distressed as possible.

Project Recipe
Stamp set: Grunge Rock
Cardstock: Soft Suede, cherry cobbler and very vanilla
Ink: Brown and Cherry cobbler
Accessories: Newsprint dsp and Antique brad