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Willow meets Sketch & Stash

3 Jun

Hi all again. Hopefully you have all had a great week, mine seems to have flown by and it appears it is now Thursday evening and I have no idea how I got here! If anyone can fill me in on the last few days that would be great, LOL!!!

Late this afternoon I was itching to play, isn’t it funny some weeks you don’t get the inkling at all but others it is at you all the time, so I decided to join in the current challenges at Tickled Pink (using Ribbon/s) and Sketch & Stash:

 

I have had this patterned paper sitting in my stash for so long now I can not even remember where I brought it from. However I do know that it is called Red Olives from Jenni Bowlin Studios, not a brand I have heard of before, but I think it matched the theme of this card quite well. I have used Willow from the Lil Lolita range which you can buy here and coloured her with my copic markers, ribbons, rhinestone and flowers I also had laying in my stash and of course it would not be one of my cards without some hand stitching (I just feel  the stitching seems to bring all the layers together).

Off to work tomorrow and then its the weekend so I will be back on Sunday night (if I don’t get a chance to be back before) with my last Guest DT Card for Anyone for Anya. Did you hear that the lovely Dawny is handing the blog over? She feels that she is not spending enough time with her family and sometimes something has to give. It would be great if we could get lots of people over for her last few challenges as a farewell for her.

Anyhow I better dash.

Until next time xoxo

Cold, wet and windy day brings a card!

13 May

I hope this post find everyone well today.

It has been a cold wet horrible day here in Melbourne today so after being at school this morning I came home and felt like hibernating and making a card. Was very naughty of me to do as I was out all day yesterday, having fun though with Dee shopping at Ikea, so had not done any cleaning so in retrospect I should have been cleaning today not making a card. Oh well need to let it give sometimes!

Anyhow I will keep this quick as I have some soup and dinner on the stove that I need to tend too. Here is today’s card:

 

Unfortunately as the weather is so yuck when I tried to take the photo by the window it was too dark and now that I have put the flash on it has made the green look at lot brighter than what it actually is. It is for my brother, Ben, who’s birthday is in a few weeks. I always struggle with masculine cards so was happy that I actually managed to make one ahead of time.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenges – Buttons

Sketch & Stash – patterned paper new as well as one of my shades of grey copics

Stamp Something – Birthday Somethings

The paper I have used is from October Afternoon – Report Card, stamp is from Kraftin Kimmie, buttons I had in my stash, apron strings punch from Fiskars, ribbon and pearls from kaisercraft, spellbinders Nestabilities labels four, cardstock from Stampin Up, copic markers for colouring and last but not least some faux stitching.

Well I better dash.

Until next time xoxo

 

A mixture of challenges

21 Apr

If you are from Melbourne I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather we have been having. I really thought last week that the start of winter had settled in but obviously it was just a small taster of what’s to come.

Lizzie has a choir performance later this morning so just a quick post for today.

I was picked as a Top 3 over at Anya Ink’s last challenge, which was hugely exciting for me, and as such I eagerly wanted to participate again this week (not that I ever really needed motivating to join these challenges). The current challenge over at Anya Ink is Pink & Sparkly, just my sort of thing! I had heaps of fun making this card trying to add as much bling as possible without it being too over bearing. I have also used the current challenge over at Sketch & Stash for the layout:

 

 

Here is a closer look at the image where you can hopefully see the sparkle a bit better.

I have also used sparkle by adding a few rhinestones on the card and on the ribbon I have added a sparkly Prima Dynasty flower centre, which I picked up from Quixotic Paperie a few months ago but had not managed to use

I have also used my copics for colouring, buttons I had laying around, DS Paper and cardstock from Stampin Up, Image from The Greeting Farm, metal to tie the buttons down, faux stitching, spellbinders and miscellaneous ribbons/lace.

I am also entering this card into this week’s Anyone for Anya challenge, Sweet as Sugar, which leaves a large scope for interpretation and this weeks Quixotic Challenge, heavy metal, following Elaine’s example and only using minimal metal!

Well I better be getting myself ready.

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