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A bit of this and that.

20 Oct

We have had the best weather here in Melbourne today. The sun has been shining and everywhere you go there is people out and about. It is very motivating.

 

This morning I caught up with Kirsty and Dee for a coffee at the Soda House. As always it was great to catch up and have a good old yarn.

 

So my offerings today meet two challenges. The first being this weeks Mojo Monday sketch:

 

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The second challenge it incorporates is the very first challenge at the new Totally Gorjuss blog. This weeks challenge was to use pink and of course one of the wonderful Gorjuss Girls stamps. As I have previously told you I am in love with these little girls so making a ccard with them is never a challenge.

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I have used the Bumble Bee Gorjuss Girl stamp which you can purchase through Funky Kits, Pretty in Pink & Wild Wasabi Stampin Up cardstock. I have used my copics for colouring and some ribbon I had laying around. The sentiment is my trustworthy stamp from Impression Obsession, Inc and the flower rhinestones are Kasiercraft. 

 

The next card I have to show you is one that I made last week using one of my new Christmas stamps. I love this snowman and I can not wait to make some more cards with him soon. I made the card just for fun and not following any challenges. When I first finished the card I was not too sure on it but it has grown on me as the week has passed hence why I am now happy to share it with you. The snowman is from the Homegrown category of Sugar Nellie range which you can purchase from Funky Kits and the cardstock as always is Stampin Up, Always Artichoke. The paper I got from Maxine’s last week and is from the Belle Collection by Kaisercraft. I used my Stampin Up watercolors for the colouring of the image.

 

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I will be back tomorrow to show you some more stuff I have been playing with.

 

Until next time xoxo

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A bit of this and that.

1 Oct

Today is the last “weekday’ of the school holidays as tomorrow I am off to work. I have had such a great week with the kids. Monday as you know we went to the movies. Tuesday Kirsty and I braced ourselves and took the kids into the city by train (we had the incentive of a shop in town that sells copics cheap LOL!). This is about a 50 minute train ride, with 4 children, hence the reason why we have never undertook this adventure before. Thank goodness that they all behaved. Once we got into town we had some lunch, listened to a band playing on Bourke Street, walked through the city, played at the park near federation square and then braved a tram back to where we started and hoped back on the train to home. It was a great day out with all the kids. What Kirsty and I liked the most that other than lunch and train fare (and maybe the purchase of a few copics) the day was pretty cheap but very enjoyable.

 

Yesterday Michael and I took the kids to Sovereign Hill. I have to say this was far the best day out we have had as a family. The kids were old enough to walk around all day without whining and to really appreciate everything. There was no arguments or tears just smiles and laughter.

 

Anyhow that is enough about my week and here are some cards. The first one I did today for my sister, Sarah, who asked me to make a card for her friends who have just moved into together. Now this is an area that I am not too good with so after much procrastination I came up with this:

 

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You will notice that I 3D the butterflies to make it look like they are in flight. Here is a closer look:

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Supplies: SU – Great Friend stamp set, SU DS Paper& cardstock, gemstones, SU So Saffron ribbon.

 

I was happy with the way this card turned out in the end. Sarah came and picked it up this afternoon and she loved it so to me it was a winner.

 

 

The other card I want to show you is the card I made for my niece’s birthday. This card just came about by playing and was not based on any sketches. Once again I was pleased how it came out.

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Supplies: Stamp from Gorjuss Girls Range, DS Paper, SU Cardstock, SU Watercolour crayons.

 

 

Anyhow I will be back tomorrow with my post showing the card for the current Sugar Bowl Challenge.

 

Till then xoxo

The Sugar Bowl Sketch Challenge

15 Sep

This weeks Sugar Bowl sketch was a real challenge for me.

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 I really struggled with the top of the card with having to put the two strips coming down. The other requirement of this challenge was using pink and brown. I have done the card and even though I really hate having to use the two strips I needed to leave them on the qualify for the challenge.

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The card is once again using the Gorjuss stamps this one being the Poppy Fields. I have been stepping out of my comfort zone this week and using lots patterned paper and embellishments. I generally like to leave my cards a little more basic.

 Here is a look at my card without the two strips coming down and I personally think it looks a lot nicer.

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Supplies: SU Cardstock and DS Paper, Stamp – Gorjuss Girl, Poppy Fields, Embellishments – kaisercraft rhinestones and flowers.

 I will have for you later today my card that I have done for the Anyone for Anya Challenge, I know been a busy little girl this week, LOL!!

 Till next time xox

My cyber adventures begin

10 Sep

Hello. I think I will be talking to myself for quite a while but have decided that I love to visit blogs and are often left disappointed when they are not updated! So I thought that if I have my own then can spend time creating on this and hopefully sharing my day to day tales and creations with you all. I am not a demonstrator for any company just an ordinary person who does not pretend to be an expert.

My gorgeous friend Kirsty, who’s blog you can find here Dark Arts has got me onto the Gorguss stamps which you can buy through http://www.funkykits.co.uk. I love the uniqueness of these stamps. Here are a couple of cards I have made from them:

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Supplies: Gorjuss Stamps-  Bumble Bee, Stampin Up Card Stock, Kaisercraft Paper and SU ink pads.

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Supplies: Gorjuss Stamps – Party Girl, Impression Obsession, Inc – Happy Birthday stamp, Stampin Up card stock, Kaisercraft Patterned Paper and bling, SU Inks, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Miscellaneous Ribbon

Anyhow I hope you have enjoyed my first blog. Till next time. xox