Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge 119

Hi Everyone,

Here is another sketch challenge for this week from the Paper Players

It looked like a fun and versatile sketch, so I wanted to play along.  Here is my card


I've used the Four Seasons Hostess stamp set for my card.  The base is Not Quite Navy which I've stamped with the Illuminate ink and small snowflake from the set.  I've trimed with Real Red Card and Whisper White Card and Silver Glimmer Paper with some retired snowflake dsp.  I've added a row of Basic Jewels to the top of the glimmer and the image has been stamped twice.  Once for the outer, then the inner circle was coloured with markers and stamped and punched out with the 1 inch circle punch and popped up on dimentionals for a layered effect.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please feel free to leave me a comment.



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Paper Craft Crew Challenge #13




Hi Everyone,

Here is the latest challenge from Paper Craft Crew

I've made a rather quick and simple card for this challenge.


This is my card using the Open Sea Set 
Cardstock used - Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White with some retired Dsp.

Thanks for taking a look.  I hope you enjoy my challenge entry this week.




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Monday, October 29, 2012

Create with Connie and Mary CCMC224


Hi Everyone,

The latest challenge at Create with Connie and Mary is a colour challenge here.

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When I saw these colours I thought of flowers and wanted to stamp a big yellow Blossom.  I've chosen the Mixed  Bunch Stamp set and the co-ordinating Blossom Punch for my flower finished with a Glimmer Brad, with the Little Leaves die on a Patchwork Background cut with the Top Notes die.  I've used patterned Dsp from the Festival of Prints Paper Stack and Attic Boutique which has been embossed with the Fancy Fan Embossing folder. Some Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Island Indigo Bakers Twine and Sentinment is from the Tiny Tiny Sentiments greetings finish the card.

Here is my entry to this weeks challenge.  It's a cheery Get Well Card.



I hope you like my entry for this week's challenge.  Don't forget to leave me a comment if you like what I've done.  I love to read them. 

Bye for now,


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Sunday, October 28, 2012

JAI # 141 Colour Challenge



Hi Everyone,

It's time for a colour challenge at Just Add Ink.  Here are the colours



I love this combination of colours and could think of lots of ways to use them.  In the end though, I decided on a pretty vintage card using the Apothecary Art stamp set, Labels Framelits and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder for this recessed window card.  I brayered inside the embossing folder with wisteria wonder ink before I put the panel through the Bigshot.  This adds more depth.  On the stamped image I firstly coloured some of the flowers with white gel pen to show up on the crumb cake and when dry, coloured over the white with Wisteria Wonder marker.  I've added tiny pearls to the centre.  I have 2 greetings on the card, the Happiest Birthday on the outer and Wonderful You on the inside from the Loving Thoughts set.

Here's my card


and photos of the detail closeup and the inside



Thanks for looking.  I hope you enjoy this week's entry to the JAI challenge.  Don't forget to leave me a comment if you like what you see. 



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Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Countryside Ute


Hi Everyone,

I've made this card to suit the current Paper Players challenge to use frames.


I've used the stampset Countryside with Woodgrain background stamp and Label framelits to frame the image which has been watercoloured with SU Regals Watercolour crayons.  My base card is Cherry Cobbler, with Always Artichoke and Sahara Sand.  There is a little strip of patterned paper from the Festival of Prints paperstack underneath the banners.

Unfortunately I missed the deadline to link the card for the challenge, but I still wanted to make it for my next class featuring Masculine cards for next weekend.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Create with Connie and Mary #223


Hi Everyone,

Here is the latest sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary2012 Create Thursday-003

Well...we know how you all just LOVE sketch challenges!  We do too!  We don't do many challenges that are on a diagonal...that tends to be more 'challenging' for many people.  This is similar to another challenge we did.







And my card



I've used a base card of Basic Black layered with Pink Pirouette which has been embossed with the Lacy Brocade Embossing folder.  I've stamped my jar on vellum and posy of flowers in Primrose Petals, one is stamped off, some Dsp mat on black from the Candlelight Christmas Pack.

Here is a closeup


Hope you have enjoyed looking at my latest entry for Create with Connie and Mary.  I welcome your comments and love to hear from you.




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Paper Craft Crew Challenge #12

Hi Everyone,

I've decided to play along with this sketch challenge from Paper Craft Crew



Here is my card using the Postage Due stamp set.



The base of my card is Naturals white and I've used a piece of patterned paper from the Twitterpated Dsp pack and cardstock accents of Summer Starfruit for the banners and Raspberry Ripple for the mat of my Emboss Resist panel which is on glossy white card sponged with Island Indigo and Summer Starfruit inks.
Thanks for stopping by for a look and please feel free to leave me a comment, as I love to know who's been visiting.

Here is another one of these cards made with an Island Indigo Base.  I gave this to my friend Marian, who loaned me this set.


Thanks for looking.



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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches # 57

Hi Everyone,

Here is the latest challenge for Freshly Made Sketches




Here is my card


I've used cardstock of Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla. I've used embossing folders of Lacy Brocade and Delicate Designs, Window Framelits & Little leaves dies and Friendship Preserves stamps.

 Please feel free to leave me a comment and thanks for looking.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Just Add Ink - JAI 139- Theme Challenge

JUST ADD SOMETHING NEW

The latest challenge from Just Add Ink is encouraging us to use something new - ie new Annual Catalogue or New Mini.  Tough choices, I have so much stuff to chose from that it's difficult to narrow it down to one card.  Here is one, with lots of new product on it.

I've used the Window Framelits to create this easel card, plus the Perfectly Preserved and Friendship Preserved sets and Cannery Framelits for the Jar and greeting from the Holiday Mini.  I've used the Lacy Brocade embossing folder on the Pool Party card for the background and Papillon Potpourri stamp for the butterfly which I've hand cut.  Cardstock used was Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla and Pool Party, plus vellum for the jar which was coloured from the back with Regal Rose marker to represent something red in the jar, like jam.  I've also used the Raspberry Ripple ribbon and an old favourite die Beautiful Wings.

Here is a closer look at the front.  You may have noticed in the background there are a few of these cards.  Well, I've killed two birds with one stone, so to speak, as I was in the middle of making these cards as swaps from the Holiday Mini and it was perfect timing to enter this for JAI 139 challenge.

I must have rocks in my head as there were so many elements for this card.  Most people choose something a little quicker for a swap.  I'm not known to take the easy way out.  Here are all the cards lined up. 

I think they look fantastic laid out like this, and they have also been delivered for distribution.

What do you think.  Please feel free to leave a comment and thanks for looking.


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Fab Friday Challenge



Hi Everyone,

Here is another colour challenge from Fab Friday





I kinda like these colours together and could imagine heaps of possibilities, but when in doubt, go with butterflies I say.  Here is my CAS card which was a very quick one.

I've used the Bigz lattice die on the background of this card and a layered butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp set stamped in Midnight Muse along with the greeting.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to leave a comment, and I love to read them and see who's been visiting.



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Monday, October 15, 2012

Create with Connie & Mary Colour Challenge 222 - Take 2

How's everyone this Monday evening,

I've had another go at the challenge colours at Create with Connie and Mary, so here is my second card


I've used the Blooming with Kindness set on this card and the edgelits on cardstock of Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green and the base card of Chocolate Chip.  I've also used the piercing tool on the edgelits.

 Here were the challenge colours2012 Create Thursday-002.

I'm not sure if the rules even allow it, but I'm loading another card.  Thanks for looking.





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Sunday, October 14, 2012

CCMC222 - Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

Hi 2012 Create Thursday-002Everyone,

It's Sunday arvo here and I've had a chance to finish my challenge card after a very busy class yesterday.

This weeks challenge at Create with Connie and Mary is a Colour Challenge in the Colours of Summer Starfruit and Gumball green with Chocolate Chip.

Here is the card I've made

I've used the Scallop Square die to make this Easel card and the Bigz Lattice die on the background which I cut 3 times, in the 3 coloured cards.  I've also used the Fancy Fan Embossing folder on the piece of Gumball Green card before it was diecut, then I've stuck the pieces of the green and the starfruit into the background of the Chocolate Chip diecut.  The stamp sets used are Creative Elements and Field Flowers.

Here is a closer look

It is a different card for me in a colour combination I wouldn't choose for myself.  I guess that's what challenges are all about.

I'd love to know what you think of this one, so please feel free to leave me a comment.




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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Paper Players Challenge 116


Hi Everyone,

Well, it's Wednesday today and very hot and dry here on the Sunshine Coast.  Gosh, we need some rain.

I've made this card for the latest Paper Players Challenge to feature a cup or cups.

Here is my card


I've used the Tea Shoppe Stamp set to stamp the large cup on my tag and I've used a double embossed background with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder on plum card with my Frosty Glitter added.  I've also used the Delicate Designs Border Embossing folder on some brushed gold card and the Base of my card is Elegant Eggplant.

These are the details of the challenge below.

Paper Players #116 - Cup of Joy Theme Challenge from LeAnne


Hi everyone!  LeAnne here, and it's my turn to host today's Paper Players challenge!  Fall is definitely in the air, and who doesn't like to warm up with a nice cup of something?  So today, my challenge is "A Cup of Joy"! Share a cup with us....cup of coffee, cup of tea, cup of hot chocolate....anything in a cup!  Can't wait to see what joyful creations you come up with!

Thanks for looking and please feel free to leave me a comment.


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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas Card Swaps

Hi Everyone,

These are some cards I've made for a Swap with my adopted team (Stamp with Style) who are mostly Morayfield, Qld based demonstrators.  I'm actually the adopted one and I was introduced to the team by my demo friend Robyn Noden.  I posted them down yesterday, so they will have been received by now for sorting. I've used Candlelight Christmas Dsp, Window Framelits and Scentsational Season Stamp set (Mug) stamped with Early Espresso ink.  I treated myself to a new style inkpad in this colour to get lovely crisp coverage of my solid stamps.



The cardstock used was Primrose Pink and Very Vanilla, with some featured Early Espresso Core'dinations card embossed with the Lacy Brocade folder.  The products are available from our Holiday Mini catalogue.


The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and cut with the Bity Banners Framelits die from the Annual Catalogue.   If you would like more information, please contact me.

Thanks for stopping by. 




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Monday, October 8, 2012

JAI Challenge #138


Hi Everyone,

This week's challenge with Just Add Ink is a colour challenge to use Basic Gray, Whisper White and Summer Starfruit.  Now this combo is a bit of a stretch for me and way outside my comfort zone.

So without any further ado, here is this week's challenge colours...

Here is my card


I've made a triple layer card stamped with Betsy's Blossoms (large flower), French Foliage, Blooming with Kindness for greeting, and a Butterfly from Papillon Potpourri, as no floral card would be complete without one.  The Blossom is glitter embossed with a mix of Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds.  I've also used one of the Ribbon Slides from the Holiday Mini on this card.

Please feel free to leave me a comment.  I'd love to know what you all think of this card.

Bye for now.




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