Archive | March, 2010

papertake weekly #37

24 Mar

My dear friend Kirsty son Dylan is turning 5 and as we have brought him a fishing rod for his birthday I thought the card I have made for him today suits.

The image I got from Lilly of the Valley and have held off using it as I was not sure how to actually use it (I brought it after my husband saw it and insisted that I buy it, how can a woman say no!). I coloured the image using my watercolour pencils last night and put it aside feeling very unmotivated. Then today I looked at this weeks sketch over at Papertake Weekly (they always seem to have the great sketches) and got to work right away:

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I have had the papers (Cosmo Cricket) sitting in my stash for a while now but thought they suited the image of this card well. The card is very basic but I think the colours and they layout together with a little bit of faux stitching was all it needed. The colouring is ok think I will need to play around with this stamp a little more to get the right shadings etc.

Today is a wet and overcast day up here so I think I may play a little more before the mayhem sets in this afternoon, Elizabeth has netball training after school and then after dinner I am off to a committee meeting so between training, dinner and the meeting I have 2 readers to do, 2 lunches to make, bathing of two grubby munchkins and then getting them off to bed for my mum who has kindly given up her evening to come and watch them. 

Until next time xoxo

A special card for my special boy…

22 Mar

My little baby is turning 6 soon and with school holidays fast approaching I thought I better make his card so he will not see it. I can’t believe how quick the last 6 years have gone just feels like yesterday that I was holding him for the first time now he is a big cheeky monster that runs around the house at a million miles an hour!

I came across a challenge blog the other day called Just Christmas and Birthday Cards. I think the name is pretty self explanative. I have used their current sketch for the base of Robbie’s card. I will also be entering this card in Stamp Something current challenge – Distressing.

  

I have used the Sir Dunstan stamp from High Hopes as when Robbie saw this stamp a few months ago he begged me to make his birthday card using this stamp. I have had fun colouring the image using my watercolour pencils. Paper is from Cosmo Cricket and the cardstock is all Stampin Up. Of course I have also distressed my edges. A fairly simple card lets hope he likes it!

I better dash still got a few things to do.

Until next time xoxo

A day of celebrations

20 Mar

This afternoon I surfed my way over to The Pink Elephant and was looking through their top 12 when I discovered that I was one of them. I am surprised you did not hear my squeal of delight after I found this out as it the first time I have won an award. I am now proudly display my award on my sidebar!

My second celbration for today was that Elizabeths netball team won their game 19-0 which is a hige achievement for them. They only started in September last year and to see them have such a good game is just fantastic.

Then the third celebration for today is I am off to an engagement party for my cousin. As she is still relatively young I wanted to make her a card that was a bit funky and a little left to the centre. I decided to do the sketch over at Friday Sketchers and I also incorporated this weeks challenge over at All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge (easel card). I have never made an easel card. I always thought they looked a bit fiddly but they are the complete opposite they  are so simple and I love the effect of them.

Anyhow I better make this short as I have to get ready. Here is the sketch:

  

And here is my card:

 

I have used another of my stamps from the Sugar Plum Spring Set that I got from All That Scraps a month or so ago (still got about another 3 images that I am yet to ink). I have used my copics for colouring, paper from October Afternoon, Stampin Up Cardstock. and the Fiskars Apron Strings punch. I think that I have listed it all!

 Well I better be off now as I have to get ready.

Until next time xoxo

Sweeping my way into lots of challenges

16 Mar

So I got my new windswept stamp last week from Funky Kits (it is one of those stamps that I hummed and ahhed about for ages and I must say I am so pleased I finally got it) and have been aching to get it out and play with it. I actually coloured it on Sunday afternoon and then put it aside waiting for some mojo to arrive!

So this morning after I dropped the kids to school I came home pumped up the music cleaned the house, did some washing and then sat down with a clear head. I knew that I wanted to do this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers so that is where I headed straight away. I saw that one of the DT Members, Claudia, had done a gatefold card which inspired me to follow suit as I have not done a gatefold in ages. I am also entering this into this weeks Stamp Something challenge (something Green and Cream), Totally Gorjuss (something Sweet, becuase the colours in the papers remind me of a sweet lolly and the also think the image is very sweet), and The Pink Elephant which is Spring themed (seeming spring is renowned for being windy).

So here is the wonderful sketch provided by Jacque the host of Friday Sketchers this week:

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And here is my card:

 

I have to say that I love the papers and can not believe that the groovy guava that I had hanging around matched the colour of the flowers in the patterned paper perfectly. The patterned paper is called I’m yours by Vintage Valentine. The lace I picked up from Dandenong market a few weeks ago at an absolute steal for $1 per metre! I have also used groovy guava double stitched ribbon and watercolour pencils. I really struggled to come up with a flower embellishment so I cut out some of the flowers from the patterned paper and had mounted it on, here is a closer look:

 

 

I love the simplicity of this card and will be putting it aside as for my mum, for mother’s day, as she has always loved the gatefold cards.

Well it is now 3pm so I better get this posted before I have to pick up my cherubs from school.

I hope you are all having a great week.

Until next time xoxo

 

 

 

Dusting off Miss Anya…..

11 Mar

Hello again…..I hope you are all well and if in Melbourne enjoying the sunshine today, it is so nice to see after all the overcast weather we have had this week.

Thursdays have become a bit of an indulgence day for me as I have decided to dedicate this day to NO HOUSEWORK which means that if I am home I can play with my stamps and stash. Lucky for me I was home today so I could play. I started using this weeks Papertake Weekly sketch for my card but I was not happy with how it was turning out and was getting frustrated trying to make it work so I decided to ditch it. The colours are not my normal but I have to say I really like the way it al came together.

 

So I am entering this card into this week’s Anyone for Anya (mums the word) and Anya Ink (include embossing) challenges. I have not done a card using a Greeting Farm stamp for ages so I thought it was time I dusted them off.

So what have I used, well I used copics for colouring, Anya from Miss Dressy collection, sentiments from Kraftin Kimmie, Stampin Up DS Paper, embossing folders, kaisercraft rhinestones, lace and if you look carefully you will see the buttons on Anya’s dress are tiny gems which I had in my stash.

I hope you all like. I am going to dash now and see if I can get two cards made in one day.

Until next time xoxo

just a quick one today…

10 Mar

What a week we have had! I hope if you live in Victoria that your home was not too damaged in the storms this weekend. I have never seen anything like it before the hail stones were the size of golf balls!

I had a great LONG weekend by taking the kids into their daddy’s work for dinner (my husband is a head chef and they think it is great to go and be able to walk through the kitchen and have special attention!) with my mum, dad and sister Sarah. We had so much fun talking about things from many years ago it was great to share the memories and have a good old chuckle together. Michael was home Sunday and Monday so we did a few things with the kids which was lovely to do.

I have been sick this week so my enthusiasm has not really been in cards. I did make one on Saturday for last week’s Mojo Monday but I spilt coffee all over it before I got a chance to take a photo! The card I have for you today I made on Sunday but have only just had the chance to take a picture and do this post today.

The card is for this weeks over at Sketch Saturday together with this weeks the challenge over at Stamp Something which was to Stamp something Girly.

 

 

You can see the card is very girly with the pinks and grey plus the bumble bee image. I am still making my way through the set I got from All That Scraps the other month on sale for half price. The paper is by October Afternoon – This Little Piggy and the stamp as I mentioned is a Sugar Plum kid by CC Designs. I have also used my copics for colouring, some lace I had in my stash, kaisercraft rhinestones and as per normal I have added some faux stitching.

That is about all I have for you today, as I said I have not been well this past week so have not got a lot to say!

Until next time xoxo

Sketch and Stash Challenge 30

4 Mar

Hi again, it has been a week since my last post but it feels like only yesterday. I have obviously had a busy week and not been able to make any cards. I hope everyone else has had a great week and looking forward to the weekend (Yey for us in Melbourne it is a long weekend).

The card I have made today my entry into the sketch and stash challenge, and to be honest with you I am not too sure about it, I think it needs something else but I did not want to start adding heavy embellishments I wanted to keep it simple. 

I have used my new Sarah Kay stamp (a kiss for cloe) and some long forgotten about Stampin Up DS Papers. I have also used copics for colouring and done some hand drawn borders, as a change from double mounting or using faux stitching. I quite like the effect of it. 

That’s all I have for you all today, I know very boring but at least it was straight to the point!

Until next time xoxo