Archive | May, 2010

Yipeeeee!!!!

31 May

Hello, just wanted to quickly pop by and share with you my exciting news. I have been selected to be a DT member at the new Lil Lolita Challenge site (insert squealing!!!!). 

That is my happy news for the week.

Challenges will be starting soon so be sure to keep an eye out and if you don’t have any Lil Lolita’s pop over to Tickled Pink Stamps and check them out.

Until next time xoxo 

Anyone for Anya challenge

30 May

Hello again, I hope this post finds you all well. We have enjoyed a lovely wintery day here by rugging up and going to the market and then spending a very lazy afternoon inside. I have to say as much as the warmer weather is nice I do enjoy these days when you can sit back a bit and not feel guilty as it is too wet to be outside.

Today is Anyone for Anya Challenge day and it is my third week as Guest DT. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges. This week is a sketch from our very own Dawny, and once again she has provided a good one.

As it was cold when I made this card I went for darker colours. The papers I have used are from the Queen Bee collection by Pink Paislee, Kraft, Black and White cardstock from Stampin Up. I have coloured my image using my watercolour pencils and also a bit of paper toling, then I cut her out and put her on a slightly inked paper doilie. I have some hand stitching, kaisercraft pearls and black sprays  which I picked up from spotlight last year. To keep with the lace effect of the paper doilie I have used my lace punch from Fiskars.

So there you have it my third card only one more week to go 😦

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, I am off to go snuggle up on the couch with my hubby.

Until next time xoxo

Lil Lolita meets Tuesday Sketches

27 May

Hi there. I hope you have all been having a good week. Mine has been quite busy but nothing really exciting to tell, sorry! I know last time I was here I said that I hoped I would be back soon after as had lots of sketches wanted to get stuck into, but much to my disappointment I have just not had the chance.

Did I tell you in my last post that my gorgeous friend Dee has booked our tickets for Eclipse, now that is exciting!

The card I am brining to you today is using a Lil Lolita Stamp which you can purchase from Tickeled Pink it also combines this weeks sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

 

My first try of colouring (using watercolour pencils) this image which is called Ivy, think she needs a bit more practice. I have also used paper doilie which is also from Tickled Pink, ribbon was from my ribbon drawer, kaisercraft pearls, faux stitching, grey patterned paper is Autumn Blossom from Pink Paislee, blue patterned paper is Lacey Bay from kaisercraft to which I slightly distressed.

Hope you all have a great night.

Until next time xoxo

Double Up

23 May

Hi again. I know 2 posts in one day but really I made this card the other day for my GDT  at Anyone for Anya, so does it count?

You will notice by the heading that this weeks challenge requires you to use 2 images on your card. Luckily for me I have my CC Design Sugar Plum spring kit which gives me lots of images to play with. I decided to use the boy and girl as I wanted to use my bench that I brought at the same time as the spring kit but not actually inked up yet. 

Once I got started though boy did I struggle. I was trying to use a sketch for the layout but after trying everything to make it work I scrapped the sketch and the papers and started again.

I am happy with how the card came out and the layout ended up being none other than my own, LOL! As the papers are quite bright I thought I would keep all the girly embellishments off this card and try to make it a card that you would give your hubby/partner.

 I have also used my copics (for colouring) inks for background, Hot Punch PP from October Afternoon, Study Hall PP from Cosmo Cricket, kaisercraft pearls, sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie, faux stitching and doodling. Ended up being very basic indeed.

Lots of great sketches I am itching to get stuck into this week so hopefully I will be back in a day or two with some more for you.

Until next time xoxo

Tickled Pink.

23 May

What a great day I have had. My hubby woke me up this morning with a nice cuppa in bed which I got to enjoy with a book while smelling the bacon and eggs cooking. It was soooooo nice!!! He then decided that it was my day off (being a Sunday) and told me to go play with my cards while he went outside and played in the garden. I know very spoilt!!

Other than that I do not have much other interesting stuff to tell you so will pop straight into it and show you my card.

This card I have done is for the monthly challenge over at Tickled Pink and it is a sketch at that:

 

What do you think? I had to search the back of my drawers to find the eyelets, been so long since I have used one!

Other than that I have used Clara from the Kraftin Kimmie stamps, coloured her with my watercolour pencils, blue floral paper is Report Card by October Afternoon the other patterned paper is Glacier from Basic Grey, pearl pin from Quixotic, lace and ribbon was in my stash. I have lightly distressed the edges applied a little bit of faux stitching.

Well I am going to make a run for it now and go and have some cuddles with my little man.

I will be back later tonight with my GDT card for Anyone for Anya.

Until next time xoxo

A Thank You

18 May

If you are in Melbourne I hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather today. I have been out and about and enjoying the feeling of the sunshine on my back (I reckon it has to be one of the best feelings).

The card I am showing you today is for my son’s wonderful teacher. Robbie has entered his schooling life this year and has had some difficulties but his teacher has been fantastic. We are so pleased that he has her and grateful for all the extra effort she has given. We are going to give her this card with a bunch of flowers to try and show our appreciation. I made this card yesterday afternoon but ran out of energy to do a post.

The card’s layout is based on this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers:

 

 

 

I will also be entering this card into Quixotic Challenges – Let Your Garden Grow! Basically you had to make your own flowers. I came across a tutorial on how to make these flowers about a month ago and have been itching to give it a go. Unfortunately I can not give credit to where it belongs as I have lost my slip of paper that I had written it down on and it was not on one of my regular blogs as I have checked. If however you do know where the tut can be found please let me know so I can post a link here. Here is some close ups of the flower:

Being the toughest of critics that I am I am convinced the flower is too big and does not fit in well and think that I may remove it. In fact here is a pic without the flower tell me which you prefer?

I have used my watercolour pencils for colouring the image, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket patterned papers, old olive Stampin Up cardstock, kaisercraft pearls, paper doily I got from local $2 shop, Sarah Kay stamp, Flowers Soft, sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie, scalloped punch and faux stitching.

Well I better dash only got ½ hour to get organized before need to pick up the kids from school.

 

Until next time xoxo

Yey I am Guest Designing over at Anyone for Anya

16 May

Wow Mr Random Thingy must like me at the moment as it picked me to be a Guest Designer over at Anyone for Anya, yey!! I love this challenge blog and it made it easier for me finishing my stint up at Papertake Weekly knowing I had this to come to for the next 4 weeks. I look forward to joining in with the AFA DT for the month.

We have had a busy weekend here in The Beekman household with Saturday morning sports and sleepovers. My wonderful sister Sarah decided that she wanted the kids for a sleepover so we packed them off yesterday afternoon and then enjoyed some much needed us time. We were however a bit lazy and just went out for dinner then came home and watched a movie.

This morning we headed off to pick the kids up and then headed over to the footy oval where hubby played his fortnightly match. I love the atmosphere of the local footy and the kids get a real kick out of seeing Daddy play.

So this week over at AFA the challenge is “Don’t be Square” and I have to say this was a challenge for me as I have fallen into the trap of making all my cards square. I knew though it was the prefect opportunity to make my first circle card and was a bit shocked on how small they are. However having said that it takes away a lot of the anguish you have about laying out your card and embellishments as you don’t have much room to work with and as a result they end up being a quick and easy card to make. Well I suppose I better stop blubbering and show you my card:

 

As I said nice and simple. I have used Miss Anya from the dressy collection, copics markers for colouring, black and white cardstock, patterned paper is Creative Imaginations-Flourish Poppy, ribbon and lace had laying in my stash and the hair pin with glass beads I got from Quixotic. I finished off the card with some doodling using my white and black pens.

Be sure to pop over to AFA and have a peek at the other DT’s fantastic work.

Better dash we are now off to my mum and dads for dinner.

Until next time xoxo