Monday, August 31, 2009

Another Sketch

Good morning everyone. This is for Taylor's Friday Cupcake Challenge (TESC80). Love playing with these sketches.Here is what I used:
Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Sweet Little Sentiments (Hostess Set)
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP (Retired)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon, Old Olive Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Small and Large Oval Punches, Paper Piercer & Template, White Gel Pen, Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots Folder
Thanks for dropping by have a great day,

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Father's Day

Well downunder Father's Day is next Sunday so here is one that was inspired by this card. Something different. Had to make my own template for the pocket as this set is an old SU retired one that I don't have.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Wonderful Favourites

Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Real Red, Basic Black

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Brocade Blue

Accessories: Silver Brads, Word Window Punch, Sponge, Basic Black Marker

I sponged the Brocade Blue cardstock in the same ink all over including the pocket and belt loops. For the belt I crumpled the cardstock to give it kinda leather look. You could put anything in the pocket but decided a hankerchief looked ok.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Some More Inspiration

I was cruising through the gallery on splitcoasters and found this amazing card by tankgrl. I loved the little punch art baby so thought I would give it a go.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Basic Phrases, Sprinkles

Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal, Windsor Knot DSP

Ink: Sage Shadow

Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Oval Scallop Punch, Large & Small Oval Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots Folder

Thanks for dropping by


Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday At Last!

Gotta love it when the weekend is just around the corner! It is such a beautiful day here - the sun is shining and the birds are singing. It seems so long since it was warm can't wait for Spring cause I am so over winter! In celebration of the sunshine here is a nice springy feel card. This is a pocket card I made for a recent stamp club.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Great Friend

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Urban Garden DSP

Ink: Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Curly Label Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Pretties Kit, Flower Fusion, Large & Small Oval Punches, Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

I stamped the inside panel with the sentiment from Great Friend and the matching stamp on the DSP from the Always stamp set. Sorry I forgot to photograph the inside bit!

Have a great day,


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Teacher Thankyou's

Last night my daughter took part in J Rock (a dance competition for primary schools). They did so well I was very proud. She wanted some thankyou cards for the teachers who put in so much time and effort to organise their performance. I was inspired by this card by cmc2stamps over on splitcoasters and just flipped one around to make them slightly different.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Sweet Little Sentiments (Hostess)

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Summer Picnic DSP (retired)

Ink: Real Red, Old Olive

Accessories: Old Olive & Real Red Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Gotta love the apple in this set for those school related things. I also took Mr Terrible Two to watch Playschool Live on Stage yesterday as well. He had an absolute ball and did all the dances and everything. I got a real buzz out of watching him although I don't think it should be legal to have that many toddlers in the same room at once!

Have a great day,


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm Back

Don't just wonder where all the time goes in the day. I have been so busy I just haven't had time to post but I have been doing some stamping so at least there is some good news. I decided to hop on over to Taylored Expressions and participate in the Friday Cupcake Challenge. I needed a layout for a stamp club card and TESC79 was just perfect. So here it is:

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Short & Sweet

Paper: So Saffron, Basis Gray, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Windsor Knot DSP

Ink: Sage Shadow

Accessories: Basic Gray Corduroy Button, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots embossing folder, Googly Eyes, White Puff Paint and Dimensionals

There are some great Punch Art designs out there so get punching!

Monday, August 3, 2009

A little Aussie Season Midnight Madness!

This is my first go at a midnight madness sketch over on priscillastyles blog. I have started to think I am running out of time for Christmas cards so used this sketch to make one. I love all the traditional Christmas colours and cards out there but I also think sometimes we need a little bit of Aussie. We don't have snow or but definitely have lots of heat and sun. I think these colours reflect Australia for Christmas, all nice and earthy and natural, and I think this one will go OS this year.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Season of Joy, Punches Three (Hostess Set)

Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Holiday Harmony DSP (retired)

Ink: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate (retired)

Accessories: Linen Thread, Ric-rac, Circle Punch, Star Brad, Dimensionals

The sentiment I cut out from the stamp from Punches Three set - I cased this idea from the very clever Claire Daly check out her amazing blog for other great projects.

Thanks for stopping by I had fun making this today (can you hear that? - its the lovely sounds of a 2 year old sleeping - I can play!)


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Blues

It was such a beautiful day today that I didn't do any stamping :(, but on the plus side I got all my washing done and soaked up some vitamin D! It seems like it has been forever since the sun shined. I think because my in-laws are basking by the pool in Phuket it makes it that much worse when it rains here - I wanna be by the pool too! Anyway here is a card from the archives.

This one was from way back and was for SC231. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Pun Fun

Paper: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Unknown DP from my stash

Ink: Staz-On Black

Accessories: Markers, Blender Pen, Dimensionals

I have hooked up to another great blog - McMahon Five Designs - Sue is giving away some fab blog candy too so check our her blog before the 15th August to enter! Also visit her store for some great digi designs by clicking on the store button at the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Candy Alert!

Just wanted to let you all know about the fab blog candy being given away over on priscillastyles blog. This is the home of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge too (see the blinkie on the left). Hop on over to check out the absolutely awesome giveaway!


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Spring Mini Is Here

Yeah starting today the new Spring Mini Catalogue from Stampin' Up! starts downunder. There are some beautiful sets in it and some lovely accessories. Here is one using a new set - Great Friend.

This was also for the sketch challenge over Our Creative Corner - check it out. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Great friend

Paper: Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Raspberry Tart DSP

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: Pearls, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch (now available at Spotlight!), Flowers

Thanks for dropping by and remember you can order your Spring Mini Catalogue items now just drop me a line and check out the catalogue online by clicking on the link in the sidebar.

Happy stamping,