Monday, July 28, 2014

Awesomeness


Wow, it has been so long since I have participated in a challenge. And, when I say a long time, I'm talking months and months.

I saw this sketch this morning from the paper players and decided that I would make a card using the new Flower Patch stamp set from Stampin Up.



The colours I have used are - Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pistachio Pudding and Old Olive. Along with Whisper white and a few scattered pearls.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just for you



Here is the card I have made for the Stampin Royalty picture challenge this week. I was busting to use my newest stamp set called Work of Art from Stampin Up, and I am loving it. Here is the picture below that was my inspiration.


I am quite sure I am going to be using this stamp set for quite a while.
Don't forget, if you want to purchase this stamp set, you can always click on the shopping cart on this page and order from me! Just make an account and every purchases you make adds up to a special bonus.



Work Of Art Clear-Mount Stamp Set134114
Price$37.95


Painted swatches, swaths, and shapes make up the bulk of this clear mount set as you decide which strokes are right for your project when you need just one more element in the background. Set Quantity: 11. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.




Thursday, July 17, 2014

You're so Lovely



This week over at Stampin Royalty we have a colour challenge for you to try. Using the colours stated above, create a card or project of any kind and link it up to our challenge site. I have used stippled blossoms, very quickly becoming my favourite stamp and the Sale A Bration stamp set called You're Lovely.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This Week!




This week at Stampin royalty we have an Anything Goes Challenge! I love these types of challenges, as it gives me a chance to do what I really love doing, and that is, as you can see, Scrapbooking. I have used the new Project life kit from Stampin Up, called Everyday Adventure! I love it! I think I am in love with the little teeny weeny storage box as well! Because the Galahs in my photographs are pink, I decided to with a Pink theme for the pages. Actually it is Strawberry Slush to be precise! I used a little bit of scrap designer paper to make my embellishments and my Big Shot and alphabet to use for the titles on the photographs. Speaking of photographs, please excuse them! I haven't quite found the correct way to take photos of finished pages yet. If you want to join in on our challenge this week, I will attach the link for you.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

You're my Hero


This week over at Stampin Royalty, we have a colour Challenge for you to try. This was a bit of a tricky challenge, but I really wanted to use the You're my Hero stamp set from Stampin Up, and especially to try out my new Blendabilities Pens, also from Stampin Up. My Goodness! They really do blend exceptionally well. Head on over to the blog, and see what the other girls have made using the same colours.



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ombre



Here is my OMBRE card for this week over at Stampin Royalty. Our theme is Ombre, as if you didn't know that already. I had to whip out the My Design Studio from Stampin Up, for this one, after I googled what Ombre was, that is. I used the digital stamp set, Lovely tree. I love the way you can re size the stamps and add special effects to them, like shadows. So I guess you could call this a Hybrid card. I also used varying shades of Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso. Head on over to Stampin Royalty and have a look at what the other girls came up with.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ANZAC 2014


This week over at Stampin Royalty we have a picture inspiration challenge for you to try. Looking at the picture below, see what you can come up with. I thought that this ANZAC layout would be a pretty great match for the colours and the chevrons.



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Scrapbooking Challenge



Today over at Stampin Royalty we have a scrapbooking challenge for you to try. Here is the digital scrapbook pages I have made for this challenge. I am working on Project Life again this year, but this particular week I had no photos what se ever of the week. I have vowed, that I am never doing that again. So I came up with some of my favourite photos of my boys and what they do to make then who they are. Quite happy with the results in the end.



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Anniversary




Here is the latest colour challenge from www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com. I have used my favourite stamp set, stippled blossom, with the stamping off technique to get the lightest part of the rose.
Come and have play with the challenge, and see what you can come up with. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Anything Goes at A Random Fan



Here is my entry for the Anything goes challenge, over at A Random Fan this week. I have been working on a little Simple Stories snap album (Copic marker Journal) for a little while now, and finally decided that it needs a cover. Go over and have a look at what the other girls have come up with.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunshine and Summertime



Here is my card for the latest sketch challenge over at A Random Fan
Pop on over to the challenge site, and have a go at the sketch for yourself.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My first tutorial on A Random Fan


Check out my tutorial on 3d digital stamps.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Easter Everybunny



This week at www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com we have another Picture Inspiration challenge for you to have a play with. I used the retired Pretty in Pink card and designer paper for this little Easter card, along with the stamp set called Everybunny. Check out what the other girls have come up with using the same picture as inspiration. I am also entering this card into the SUO Challenges this week. Check out the link here.

http://suochallenges.com/

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Random Fan - Share a Latte


this week over at A Random Fan we have a springy, pastel challenge for you.
Create a card or project, using Pastel colours to be in the running for some awesome digital stamps.
I used the stamp called Share a Latte, and used (mostly) discontinued papers from Stampin Up.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

So Kind of You



This week over at www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com we have a colour challenge for you to try. I used, apart from the colours above, the Flower Shop stamp set from Stampin Up.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Your Special Day


The challenge over at stampin royalty this week is a sketch challenge. I'm pretty sure I have told you by now, how much I love sketch challenges. Here is my card for this week. I used my new stamp set Peaceful Petals, which is available on my store and coloured in using my copic markers.

The colours I used on this card are Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz with a little bit of Elegant Eggplant, card stock and matching designer papers.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Planes, Trains and Automobiles


How amazingly cute is this little fellow. Absolutely gorgeous, and fun to colour too.
I coloured up this little guy for the challenge this week over at www.arandomfandt.blogspot.com.
I have a lot of paper stacks everywhere in my craft room, so I have decided that I really should try and use some of them up on the cards, and this paper here seemed to fit perfectly with this little image. Head on over to the challenge blog where you can see some other amazing cards by the Designer Team. 

Don't forget, all of these images are available for purchase on the blog.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I can not believe I did that.


I can not believe, I have had this card ready to be scheduled, and I forgot. This card was supposed to be for a colour challenge over at Stampin Royalty. So, here is my card. It posted on the team page, but didn't quite make it to my blog. Very busy week. I will do better next week, I hope, anyway.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Birthday Challenge


Here is my take on the Birthday Challenge over at www.arandomfandt.blogspot.com this week. This digital stamp reminded me of France, so I coloured her, what I thought were appropriate colours for a little French birthday. Luckily, I know some people in France, so this little card may find itself on the other side of the world in a few months. I am sure I have, but have I told you how much in love I am with Sherry's digital stamps. Amazing. Pop on over to the DT blog and have a look at some amazing cards by the other Design Team members. Grab some inspiration, and play along.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bee-Happy




Over at A Random Fan this week, we have a new section of challenges, made just for you Sketch lovers. I, know that I will be using this amazing sketch again. I love it. So gather your Random digital stamps, your card making supplies and come and have a play. You will not regret it.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

All that Glitters


All that glitters - Gold is our theme for this week over at Stampin Royalty.
It is pretty simple really. Create a project using something gold.
For my card, I found some gold card stock from Stampin Up, that I had neatly stored away so I thought that I would make a birthday card, paper piecing a balloon and using my star punch to punch out some gold stars. I then paper pierced around the outer edges and used my gold gel pen to create the faux stitching. All in all, I am pretty happy with the way it came together.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

My First Spotlight Card

Faux Stitching Technique

As it is my turn to be the Spotlight Designer this week over at 

www.arandomfandt.blogspot.com

I have decided to share one of my favourite techniques called Faux Stitching. Although this is not a NEW technique, it is one that I fall back on a lot. If things get a little confusing, I have inserted the link to Splitcoast Stampers, where I first learnt this technique.





  • Paper piercing pad or mousepad
  • Paper piercing template or Plastic Ruler
  • Paper piercing tool or Darning Needle works just as well
  • Marker or gel pens
  • Cardstock



  • Step-by-Step


    Step 1

    Place cardstock piece on top of the paper piercing pad.


    Next, place the clear paper piercing template over the cardstock piece to be stitched.Use the paper piercing tool to poke holes in cardstock, using the piercing template or ruler as a guide.

    Step 2
    Use a marker or gel pen to connect the pierced holes in your cardstock. This will form stitch marks. Make sure to pause at each hole so the hole is highlighted with marker. This helps to form a more realistic stitched look.






    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Hello There


    I made this card for the challenge over at Stampin Royalty this week. I shuddered when I saw that this challenge was a 'Clean and Simple' type of project. So while I was out watering my garden, I thought that I could use my washi tape. (Never opened). And, yes, there you have it, my very first clean and simple card that I actually like. Oh, and the best thing about this card, is it took longer to print out the image, than it did to make the whole card. I think I may make a few more of these and have then ready for those occasions when you just want to send a card because, you can.


    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Bedtime Stories - Sketch Challenge




    Over at www.arandomfandt.blogspot.com we have a little sketch challenge for you to try. I must admit, following a sketch makes card making so much easier for me, as I tend to move things around a lot, before sticking them down. Although, I have been known to pull cards apart after I have stuck them down to move things around. For this challenge I have used A Random Fan digital stamp called Bedtime Stories. She is so cute. I have used some colours that I do not usual use when it comes to card making. I thought I would venture outside the square a little.


    Week 3 - 2014