Monday, July 26, 2010

Just Call me Organised!!!!

I have been talking to a few friends and we are all convinced that there is 'something in the air' at the moment!! We are all being far too productive and organised which is NOT like us as a general rule!!

Take ME for example, not only have I completed a card for the Just Add Ink Challenge this week. I have also completed a SECOND card!!! Not only that, I have finished all the craft preparations for my son's 5th birthday that is 6 weeks away!!!! I am usually lucky to get things done 6 miniutes before!!

So, this post is a share AND a brag!!

Here is the second card I made for the JAI Sketch Challenge (see previous post for sketch) which will probably become my son's birthday card being that these are all his favourite colours :)

Stamp Sets: Fox & Friends, On Your Birthday, Simple Serif Mini Alphabet & Numbers

Cardstock & Inks: Rich Razzleberry Cardstock & Ink, Melon Mambo Cardstock & Ink, Tempting Turquoise Cardstock & Ink, Kiwi Kiss, Cardstock & Ink, Whisper White Cardstock

Accessories: 1-3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain ribbon

Nice and bright isn't it??!!

While we are on the topic of me being organised, here is what I have been working on for Ryan's birthday. Can you believe I made 36 of these??!! I am sure the kindy mums will think I am a complete freak!!

and a close up..........

Ok, back to being organised!!
Enjoy your week

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just Add Ink #27

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great weekend. I wasn't sure I was going to have time to do the challenge this week, but decided to have a crack at it at 1am so please excuse my effort!!

Not entirely sure I like it but you never know, it may grow on me like all the others!!

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge. I have flipped the sketch , but otherwise I have followed it pretty closely.

So here is my entry.....
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Best Yet
Cardstock & Inks: Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Melon Mambo Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Ink, Melon Mambo Ink, Very Vanilla Cardstock
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Melon Mambo Grosgrain Ribbon, Mat Pack

For this one, I decided to go bright and use one of my favourite colour combos. First I inked up the Medallion stamp in Melon Mambo and then used a sponge to dab Rich Razzleberry in spots to give it a different look. I quite like how it turned out :) Not sure how it works on the card overall, but it certainly IS different!! I also used the scraps of the stamped image to cut the scallop oval.
Ok, I think its bed time for this little chicken.
Night all!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Just Add Embossing :)

Its that time again! Time for another Just Add Ink Challenge. I like having a reason to get out my craft stuff, especially if I don't have a workshop.

For this challenge I decided to step RIGHT outside my comfort zone and go a little Vintage! I had a picture in my head and wanted to see if I could put it onto paper.

I used the Emboss Resist Technique for this card and although it is not my 'usual' style, I am finding it growing on me :)

Stamp Sets: En Fraincais, Friends 24-7, Vintage Vogue
Cardstock & Inks: Baja Breeze Cardstock, Not Quite Navy Cardstock, Basic Grey Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Baja Breeze Ink, Not Quite Navy Ink
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-A-Majig, Baja Breeze Ribbon, (Pearl from Pretties Kit), Mat Pack, Word Window Punch.

So, first I stamped the En Francais background stamp in Baja Breeze and then I stamped over the top with the motif from Friends 24-7 in Versamark. After each stamp, I clear embossed the image. I had to use my trusty Stamp-a-Majig to line them up, seriously what did I do before I had one of these??!!! After all that (it took quite a while, lol!) I went over the lot with my brayer in Not Quite Navy Ink. I had A LOT of trouble finishing this card off as I didn't want to take away from the background, but in the end I went simple and just used the word 'Friends' from Vintage Vogue. I isolated the sentiment from the stamp with my marker.

So what do you think ?? The background reminds me a bit of wallpaper, lol!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just Add Ink #25

Hi Everyone!

Had a lovely evening catching up with some friends. Stamping, scrapping, chatting and chocolate. What more could you ask for!!

I had another go at the Just Add Ink Challenge. Having a ball doing these. The girls come up with some really gorgeous colour combos that really stick in my head!

This week's Colour Challenge is below.....

and here is what I came up with. Played around with MANY different ideas and am really happy with the end result. I have been wanting to use a ribbon rosette on a card for ages and have been tring to get a more layered effect with it. I think it looks pretty good. I didn't have a button in the right colour so I turned one of the SU buttons over to the rough side and sponged ink on it!!

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Occassional Greetings
Cardstock & Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Rose Red
Accessories: Rose Red Wide Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Bouquet, Scallop Edge Punch, Mat Pack

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ben 10 Punch Art

Anyone who has a young son will know all about Ben 10 and is probably as tired as I am hearing about him!! Ryan is turning 5 in September and of course wants a Ben 10 birthday. So the plan was to make the invites with the Omnitrix (this is the watch Ben 10 wears) but after spending hours making this one, I think we will be rethinking that one!!!
I really am pretty proud with how it turned out, although I was told by my 4 year old that it is missing all the buttons???? Still, its pretty close, lol!

Enjoy your week


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Baby Shower Stace!!

I had a child free day on Friday (Yay!) and spent the day in front of the TV making baby shower invites for a good friend :) It was quite relaxing really!!

I made the baby onsie card, which I have seen in many places but I think I originally saw it on Lauren Meader's blog

I kept this one pretty simple. I have been known to do these with handmade buttons on the crotch and faux (or real) stitching all over! I had to make 20 of these though, so I kept it low key and I really like the way it turned out :) I got to play with the Tiny Tags set (20% OFF THIS MONTH!!!) for the first time and I LOVE IT!!!

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags

Cardstock & Inks: Whisper White cardstock, Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Sweet Always DSP, Pretty in Pink Ink

Accessories: Medium Jewellery Tag punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Heart from Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies (Big Shot)

Hope you enjoyed your weekend :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Just Add Ink #24

I am really enjoying doing the Just Add Ink Challenges. 3 weeks in a row, I must be!!

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge (see below). It's a very simple sketch and up to you how you interpret it. I made one card and didn't like it, so made another and ended up going back to the first one again!! The first one just seemed to grow on me :)

So for both of the cards I did, I decided to use the Masking Technique.

So this is the card I am submitting to the challenge. I really wasn't sure about it at first, but now I quite like it. It's simple but effective I think.

Stamp Sets: A Happy Heart
Cardstock & Inks: Ridinghood Red cardstock, Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Ridinghood Red Ink, Pretty in Pink Ink (and markers)
Accessories: Ridnghood Red taffeta ribbon, stapler

This is the second one I made. I had a lot of trouble with it as I think it looks 'messy' but thought I would post it anyway :)
Stamp Sets: Party Hearty, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, A Happy Heart, Scribble This
Cardstock & Ink: Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Melon Mambo Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Ink, Melon Mambo Ink, Pretty in Pink Ink
Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon, Build a Brad

I hope you like my cards. I will be back tomorrow with the invites I made for a friend's baby shower.

Have a great weekeknd :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

OMG!!! How Excitement!!

Hi everyone, Happy Toy Sale Day!!

GUESS WHAT??? I am sure I am unusually excited about this, but hey who cares!!! I AM EXCITED!!! LOL

I was a Top Pick in this week's Just Add Ink Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!! Now can you see why I am excited!!

I get to put this fancy little badge on my blog too, so here it is......

Isn't it purty??!!

Anyway back to the Toy Sales ;D