Sunday, May 30, 2010

Inkspiration Challenge #25

This week is a sketch challenge from Makeesha and the Design Team, check out the card designs from the team HERE. I love this sketch

I haven't used my crazy for cupcake stamp set this year, so it was time to dust it off.

What do you think of the ribbon? Something we were showed at convention.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, Rose Red and Very Vanilla.
SU Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
SU Inks: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose and Rose Red.
SU Other: Candy Lane DSP, Dazzling Diamonds, watercolouring paper, scallop edge punch, mat pack, regal rose ribbon, very vanilla and rhinestone brads.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Just Add Ink #19

When I saw the colour challenge from Just Add Ink I was taken back. I had no idea what I was going to do.

But after some thought, I clear embossed the butterfly from very vintage wheel and cut it out. Then used my Bird on a Branch Stamp set. What do you think?

Here's a close up.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Taken With Teal, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.
SU Stamps: Very Vintage wheel, Bird on a Branch, Short and Sweet
SU Inks: Versa Mark, Black, Taken with Teal, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo.
SU Other: Clear embossing powder, rhinestone is not su.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

INKlings first blog hop WINNER

And the winner is
Michelle Miller from WA

This is the card I will be popping into the post, I have filled the treat cup will buttons and brads, I hope Michelle likes it.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand.
SU Stamps: the stem is from Petal Pizzazz and sentiments from Cheer and Wishes
SU Ink: Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette.
SU Other: Treat Cups, Twine, Regal Rose Ribbon, Top Note Die, Lots of Tags, Big Shot.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Just Add Ink #18

For those who was at convention I was inspired by shelli's journal, I thought it was beautiful. This week is a sketch challenge from the Just Add Ink Team, If you would like to play along click HERE
I'm loving vintage at the moment as you can see.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.
SU Stamps: En Francais, Friends 24-7.
SU Inks: Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand, Versa Mark
SU Other: Clear Embossing powder, Wide oval Punch, lots of tag die, cutter kit, spritzer tool, spongers and pearls are not SU.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Convention 2010

Look who I meet over the weekend..... What a inspiration Shelli is.

I'm back from convention and WOW. I have had the best time and can't wait to next year. At convention it was announced that from now until 31st July that you can join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator and receive a extra 20% off your starter Kit.

Would you love to make money while stamping, set your own hours, and supplement your income with a successful home business? Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator means you'll enjoy all of this and more. Whether you'd like to earn money to pay for your stamping supplies, create a full- or part-time career, or simply get a discount on your stamping supplies, Stampin' Up! will help you do it.

You get the customisable kit valued at $560 for only $259.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask
or 02 8883 4929.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fancy Border

Do you remember this card? A while ago I was left a comment from Donna asking on how I did the fancy border. Sorry Donna it has taken so long to get back to you.

Cut 1" wide piece of cardstock or DSP, length is how long you want it.

Then used my border punch along one edge

next step is opional, I then crimped my DSP.

I placed a fold in every valley as per picture, very easy.

The finished result, you will need to use a lot adhesive and have a patience on getting into place.

I hope that helps.

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Friday, May 21, 2010


I feel like a kid..... I'm very excited I'm off to convention tomorrow. This is the swap card I have made, I have clear embossed the medallion on kraft. Well I should say lots of medallions LOL.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Kraft, Soft Suede and very vanilla
SU Stamps: Medallion, Vintage Vogue and Occasional Greetings
SU Ink: Versa Mark, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette
SU Other: Big Shot, Little Leaves die, Heat Gun, Clear embossing powder, Clear Rhineshone Brad

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #24

This week is a Colour Challenge from Makeesha and her DT, If you would like to play along check out Makeesha's blog HERE.

I have made another card using Fifth Avenue Floral.

I have taken a close up picture of clear embossed background on the white cardstock. I a little bit hard to see in the picture.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow and Basic Grey
SU Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations, Friendly Words.
SU Inks: Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal, Basic Grey, Versa Mark,
SU Other: Clear Embossing Powder, DSP from the Hostess Level 1 pack, leaves from the bird punch, Watercolouring paper, pearls non SU

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just Add Ink #17

This week is a Fabulous challenge from the Just Add Ink team. The ladies from the team are having a Technique Blog Hop check it out HERE. How it works is that you make a creation using one the techniques. I have created a card using masking, I have NEVER masked before, I'm happy how it turned out and we be doing more masking in the future. Danielle Daws has the masking technique on her blog HERE

Here is a close up of the flowers, I used 2 flowers for my masking.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey
SU Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral and short and sweet.
SU Inks: Basic Grey and Kiwi Kiss
SU Other: Top Note Die, Big Shot, Post it Notes, White Uniball Pen, Scallop Punch, Hodgepodge hardware, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon and Urban Oasis DSP.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

INKlings Team's first ever blog hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s first ever blog hop. You may have arrived here from Michelle or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.

What style of cards do we frequently get asked for inspiration for? More often than not it’s masculine cards, be it little boys or grandfathers everyone seems to struggle with cards for the males in our lives. So as a team we thought we’d help you out by providing you with 20 team members’ fantastic blogs that you can hop through and get lots of fantastic ideas from.

Want to win some Blog Candy?

Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 20 handmade cards plus other goodies.
Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators.

I have made 3 cards in total, The first one is a simple card using only one stamp.

Card Recipe:
SU Stamps: Cheer & Wishes
SU Cardstock: Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green and Handsome Hunter
SU Other: Vintage Brad

This card I have watercoloured the large shell from the seaside stamp set and also used my new spritzer to give a sandy look.

Card Recipe:
SU Stamps: Seaside, Sanded BG and Occasional Greetings
SU Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Kraft, Basic Grey.
SU Inks: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip. Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand
SU Other: Watercolouring Paper, Urban Oasis DSP, Jumbo Eyelet, Spritzer.

For this card I have made a star embossing template, I would like to thank Merryl Blacker for this fantastic idea of creating your own templete with punches.

Card Recipe:
SU Stamps: Occasional Greetings for Sentiments
SU Cardstock: Brushed Sliver, Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, Ballet Blue
SU Inks: Versa Mark
SU Other: Homemade star embossing template, Big Shot, Silver embossing powder, heat gun, Mat Pack, Small and Large Star Punches, Star Designer Brad.

Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Rachel Capps. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #22

This week Sketch challenge is run by Renee from Stamping for Sanity. Renee's work is Stunning, check out her beautiful creations HERE

I have used the Asian Artistry Stamp Set yet again.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey
SU Stamps: Asian Artistry, Sentiments from Pocket Silhouettes
SU Inks: Basic Black, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand.
SU Other: Oval Punch, Lots of Tags Die, Black ribbon, Crystal Effects, Urban Oasis

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers day

I hope you are enjoying your Mothers day. I look what my 9 year old daughter made for me... Imogen has used the horizontal Slot to glue the butterflies on. The colours are Almost Amethyst, Ruby Red and Comeo Coral. Imogen used all the colours that will be retired in September. I have trained her well.

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Just Add Ink #16

This week is a colour challenge from the Just Add Ink team. If you would like to play along or just check some the beautiful creations click HERE.

I'm not happy with my creation but I guess you can't be happy all the time.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron.
SU Stamps: Petal Pizzazz and Sincere Salutations
SU Inks: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Pretty In Pink
SU Other: Tea Party DSP, Circle Scissors Plus.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Having fun on the Seaside

I would like to Thank my Aunty Karen for the loan her Seaside Stamp Set. I had fun watercolouring this card.

Card Recipes:
SU Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
SU Stamps: Seaside, Basic Phrases, Sanded BG
SU Inks: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip
SU Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Pewter Brad, Lots of Tags Die, spritzer

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

inkspiration Inspiration Challenge #21

Look at this stunning picture.

Kristy is the host for the Inspiration challenge this week so pop on over to her Blog HERE. Make sure have a look around while you are there, Kristy makes Amazing Cards.

My Inspiration is the flowers and you can guess it.....the pinks. Yes I'm having a pink week.

Who loves the medallion? I do. Here I have clear embossed the medallion on Pink Pirouette Cardstock.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red.
SU Stamps: Flower Fancy, Tiny Tags, Medallion.
SU Inks: Versa Mark, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Assorted Pinks.
SU Other: Regal Rose Ribbon, Pretty In Pink Ribbon, Twine, Clear Embossing Powder, Watercolouring Paper.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Just Add Ink #15

This week is fab sketch challenge from the Just Add Ink team, If you would like to play along chick HERE

With having 3 girls the pony party stamp set was a must in my house.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink
SU Stamps: Pony Party
SU Inks: Assorted Pinks, Certainly Celery and Basic Grey.
SU Other: Tea Party DSP, scallop punch, Clear Rhinestone brads, Hodgepodge Hardware, white taffeta ribbon, watercoloring paper, dazzling diamonds.

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