Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Friday Mashup - Challenge 34- Here come the Boys

I made this card for the Friday Mashup Challenge 34. The deal was to use Chocolate, Aqua, (taken with Teal) and White. Although technically, Santa wears a red suit, I can see him chilling out in a bit of aqua every now and then after the business end of the year is over. The colours I have used are all Stampin up, including Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and the retired Taken with Teal. You can't tell, but there is a chocolate Chip button on the greeting.

Here is a close up of the colouring. I have used my Copic markers for the colouring and the Digital Stamp comes from Sassy Cheryl's. Oops I almost forgot to enter this card in the Here Come the Boys blog challenge. Here are the details: http://www.herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 28, 2011

Something a little different

Well, it would seem that I have not done any scrapbooking for a while now, and it is the thing I love doing the most, so I thought I would post my most recent page layout for you to see. The page is a double spread layout 24' x 12'.

Okay, so you will notice that the date on the bottom of this page is 2002. That would mean that in another months time, I will be exactly 10 years behind. I think I had better try a little harder in future. There you go, my first New Years Resolution.

The template came from Crystal Wilkerson
The Designer Paper came from Becky Higgins - Project Life

Color Throwdown 169

Here is my card I am using for this weeks Color Throwdown. Awesome colours, although I did really struggle including the Baja Breeze. Not my most favorite colour in the Stampin Up range. The image came from Sassy Cheryl's. She has the cutest images. I am in love with all of them.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

All in the Family - Birthday

I forgot to add these cards to my blog when I posted the other All in the family cards. I have used the same colours as the All in the Family - Thank You post below, just a few little changes here and there.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #73

Here is the card I have made for the Paper Players this week. The theme was a clean and simple challenge using Night of Navy, Whisper White and Silver. Click link below for details

I embossed the stamped image and the sentiment on the bottom of the card, used a little piece of acetate to cover my image to give it a little bit of a shine and silver thread to wrap around the brads. I am really happy with the way that this card turned out. Again, I apologise for the crappy photo.

Woo hoo. My Christmas card earned me an award. So very happy. Thank You.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Challenges x 2

The first challenge I am using for this card is the one from 

The second challenge is from

I had fun using my quickutz for this one for the Christmas tree, added heaps of bling, a few punches from Stampin Up and there you have it. A really simple, yet effective card for Christmas.

My Christmas card earned me this award. Thank you so much.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sail Away FMS10

Here is the card I have made for this weeks challenge from Freshly Made Sketches # 10. www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. I have used the Stamp set The Open Sea, which is available 1st December from from the new Summer Mini Catalogue. I really like this stamp set. So this is more or less a little sneak preview of whats to come.
Sketch10 Rita
So, it's not exactly like the sketch, but it is pretty close in the design. I have just added a few little other bits and pieces.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The cards we really made Monday

So, Sunday afternoon I decided that I was still going to use the stamp set All in the Family by Stampin Up, but I thought I would go easy on the girls and refresh their memories on using the Stamp a ma jig. So instead of the previous card I posted for the class preview, I decided on this one instead. I also used Bashful Blue, Marina Mist (my favourite), the word window, and the two square punches. The inspiration for these cards came from the very talented Andrea Karadimos from Sydney. You can check out her blog here:

Here is a closer look at the card. Stamp a ma jig heaven. The colours I used here are:

Watercolor paper
Pink Pirouette card stock
Pretty in Pink card stock

Flower Fancy - Thinking of you 2

I almost forgot to blog about this card I made using SU Flower Fancy. I think I will enter this as my second card in the SUO - Thinking of you challenge. Again, thanks Shirley for the use of your stamp set.

SUO Challenges - Challenge 31 - Thinking of you

Friday, November 4, 2011

Flower Fancy - Thank you

This is the first card I have ever made using vellum. Don't ask me why? It just never crossed my mind. I thought I would make a few more cards using this flower fancy set before I must return it to its owner. I'm now thinking I probably should add this set to my wish list. Boy is that getting long.

Flower Fancy - Thinking of You

Well, firstly I had to borrow this stamp set from a good friend of mine. Thanks Shirley. Secondly I have decided that I would enter it into two challenges this week, as I have not done any challenges for a while. There is a list of supplies I have used on the bottom of this post, although, until SU Australia decided that we will have online ordering, they will just take you to my Stampin Up home page, but you can drop me an email if you would like anything ordered. It's all a bit of fun. It is a little hard to see, but I have covered the front of the card with vellum, to tone down the brightness of the flowers. (Must remember to find a photography class online somewhere). The two challenges are:

Freshly Made Sketches - FMS9
SUO Challenge 31 - Thinking of You