Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dedicated to my Mum xx


Another Saturday Sketch Challenge from the ladies at Stamping 411. I love the simplicity of this layout.

The stamp set is from the upcoming Winter Mini which starts on Friday 1st April. It is called Strength and Hope and is very special as $2 from the sale of each set goes to Breast Cancer Research. As those who know me well, my Mother died from this disease almost 16 years ago, so this one is in memory of my Mum.

Project Recipe
Stamp set: Strength and Hope
Card: Choc chip, regal rose, daffodil delight and whisper white
Ink: regal rose, sahara sand and choc chip
Accessories: daffodil delight ribbon, polka dot embossing folder, beautiful wings sizzlit, large oval punch and scallop oval punch.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sketch Challenge 195

ssc195

I have been thinking about this sketch from Stamping 411 for the last 2 days. I couldn’t decide what stamp set or colours to use, finally deciding on dsp first and building from there.

Project Recipe

Stamp: Every moment and Oval all

Card: Baja Breeze, sahara sand, pear pizzaz, so saffron, whisper white and garden green

Ink: black stazon, not quite navy, baja breeze, pear pizzaz and so saffron

Accessories: Greenhouse gala dsp, pinking hearts corner and border punches, chantilly crochet ribbon, little leaves sizzlit, beautiful wings sizzlit, large oval punch, scallop oval punch.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I Did It!!

I set myself the goal of making 4 cards today and I did it!! The first one you have already seen.

Number 2

baby girl

This one is for nephew and his wife who are expecting their first baby any day now. And yes we do know it will be a girl!

Number 3

sc fan club

Black, white and a dash of colour. That was the challenge set by the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen.

Number 4

sc 324

Splitcoast sketch 324 provided the layout and Isobel chose marina mist as the colour. I  was originally going to go with flowers, but the blue colour changed my mind, lol.

JAI 60


It has been weeks since I have done a Just Add Ink challenge, I just never seem to get time to do a lot of craft these days. Between work, study and family my craft seems to come a very lowly fourth on the list of things to do. Something I am rectifying today. I have the day to myself with the kids at school and Matt working on a computer in another room so I set myself the goal of doing 4 cards today. This is number one! Stay tuned for more (hopefully, lol).

Project Recipe
Stamp Set: Every moment
Card: Rich razzleberry, old olive, crumb cake and whisper white
Ink rich razzleberry, black stazon, old olive and soft suede (watercolouring)
Accessories: dsp (retired), elegant lines embossing folder, lots of tags sizzlits and rich razzleberry ribbon

Sunday, March 6, 2011

SSC 193


Stamping 411 have come up with another great sketch this week. I don't normally do square cards because I can't find envelopes to fit them properly, but I really liked the way this one has turned out. The photo doesn't show it well, but I have watercoloured the petals with elegant eggplant and pretty in pink pastels and a blender pen.

Project Recipe
Stamp set: Scribble this
Card: Basic grey, concord crush, pretty in pink and very vanilla
Ink: Concord crush
Accessories: vintage wallpaper embossing folder, lap of luxury dsp,victoria crochet ribbon, pink taffeta ribbon, circle fire rhinestone brads, pastels and blender pen.