Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Pink

This is the card I finished off today and will enter into the Tidily Inks Challenge 89 Pretty in Pink. I used the Wryn Digital Stamp. Fortunately I have had this imaged coloured in for a few months now, but just decided to use it in this challenge. The patterned paper comes from a small pack of papers that I had for years. Decided to use these up as well. I think they come from Echo Park or somewhere like that. They come in a 6 x 6 pad. I used my copies for the colouring.

Guess who won the above mentioned challenge. Me. I now have a gift certificate for $5.00 from Tiddly Inks. (Already spent) mind you.

First, a HUGE thank you to all who joined us for this challenge!!! WOW!  Let's pick this weeks winners of a $5 gift certificate to our favorite shop - Tiddly Inks! 

Congratulations to....

Bugs R Us

Here is the card I created for the Connie and Mary Colour Challenge 208, using the above colours as reference. I decided that I would use an old stamp set, that is still one of my favourites, although discontinued. I thought that the colours in this card looked a little buggy to me, so it was the perfect stamp set. Check out the challenge site of Connie and Mary's, there are heaps of example cards using the same colours. All items on this card are Stampin Up of course.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Greeting Farm Ribbon Challenge

This little card here I made as an experiment to see if I could colour with my copies on Crumb Cake card instead of Whisper White. So my answer for this would be YES. It is possible to colour on Crumb Cake as well as white. So this little guy is one of my favourites for The Greeting Farm. The challenge was supposed to include ribbon, but alas, I had no ribbon of any colour that would match this card. So my ribbon for this challenge is my little pennant strips of Faux ribbon. Cheating? Probably. Sorry, I shall endeavour to do better next time around.

Dynamic Duos #8

Here is the card I have made for the Dynamic Duos challenge number 8. I have used the stamp set My Friend from Stampin Up and stamped this in Always Artichoke onto Very Vanilla card. I then sponged the background with River Rock ink to finish off the front panel.I don't think I have made a card using these colours before, so I like the way it turned out.

There is a link on the right hand side of my blog. Click on that link and it will take you directly to more cards made using these colours on the challenge page.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

First Mini Album 2012

Well, I guess this has been one of the worst two weeks we have had to date. After the passing of my husbands mother (my mother in law), one of the most beautiful people I had the honour of knowing, and entertaining a total of 29 family members, lots staying with us, I decided that it was time to get back to the craft room and this is what I created. This is the first mini album I have posted on my blog. This one was just to highlight some of my favourite photographs of my children. The front pages are of my eldest son Nathan and the back side of the album is about my youngest son Daniel. After a loss in the family, I suppose you tend to reflect on your own life, and am using this album to write down all the things I am thankful for.

The colour scheme was a challenge from stampin royalty Colour Challenge

and the cover was designed using the sketch from Deconstructing Jen

Sunday, June 3, 2012

CCMC 204 Colour Challenge

Here is the card I finished last night for the Create with Connie and Mary ccmc204-color-challenge.html
for this week. I really love these colours. These women are amazing with their colour challenges. Their colours are so awesome mixed together.

Card Monkey Dynamic Duos Graduation Challenge

Here is my card for the Card Monkey challenge using a sketch and also a theme. The theme is Graduation and the sketch and details can be found on the above link. Cool site. The colours came from the dynamic duos challenge which involved using the two colours as shown below.