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Wow another card……

10 Jun

My Mojo must have really set in this week as I am about to bring you another card!! It has more to do with the fact that it is wet and cold and hubby went out last night so could sit down and make some cards and not feel guilty.

My nephew is turning 4 on Monday and is currently going through a superhero stage. When I was at Kirsty’s on Monday night she had the Superhero Ian stamp and I knew straight away it would be perfect for him. I coloured the image on Monday at Kirsty’s meaning it really did not take too long to make the card last night. I decided to use this weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday as I have not been able to do one of their sketches for what seems like ages.

 

and here is my card……

 

I have used Superhero Ian and sentiments from TGF and coloured him with copics, silver string, red buttons, coloured cardstock from Stampin Up!, kaisercraft Thrill Seeker paper and Spellbinders Labels Nine and of course some faux stitching!

I hope he will like it. Something tells me he should.

I hope you are all keeping warm or if you are over the other side of the world keeping cool!

I will be back later today with my post for the Lil Lolita Boutique’s first challenge, be sure to pop back and not miss it.

Thanks for stopping by, 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 Saturday

8 Feb

I hope everyone is well. It has been a few days since I last posted because I have been struggling with my colouring, does not matter what I do or what I use I am not happy with it at all. Today however, I coloured an image which I was reasonably happy with, still not brilliant, nut as I need to get a card made for my nieces birthday decided to use it.

I decided to also play along with this weeks challenge over at Sketch Saturday, which may I add ended up being really hard!!

 

 

 I love this stamp and really wanted to use it as it reminds of my niece. I am happy with how this card came out, I wanted to use these new papers that I picked up on the weekend and thought that as they were quite heavy that I did not want to over embellish. This ended up been very difficult as everything I was trying to use was too heavy. In the end I thought the buttons were my best option. This card has taken me hours to make as I think my mojo has gone for a little walk!!!!!

 I hope you all have a great week and ask that if you see my Mojo to send it back my way LOL!

Until next time xoxo

Supplies: Swiss Pixies- Heidi among the flowers, October Afternoon patterned paper, stampin up cardstock, copic makers, Nestabilities, fiskars punch – apron lace, miscellaneous buttons.

Kraftin’ Kimmie meets Sketch Saturday

26 Jan

Hi all just a quick post today. Happy Australia Day to all my fellow Aussies!

My Chester from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps arrived last Friday and I have been aching to ink it up since then. I decided that I would partake in my first Kraftin’ Kimmie challenge, this week no embellishments, and combine it with this weeks sketch at Sketch Saturday:

So there you have it. I hope you like. Once again my bad photography has let the card down as I have not been able to capture the colours to well. The brown on the patterned paper does not have such a heavy orange tone.

Still school holidays here so been busy with children.

 Will be back soon hopefully with some more for you.

 Until next time xoxo

A mixture of challenges

17 Jan

Arrghhhhh!!!!! I have not had a good week for stamping. It seems that everything I set out to do is just blah. It started off with trying last weeks Anya Ink challenge, a one layer card, resulting in two attempts not even remotely good enough to post  to 5 attempts of coloring an image today for a card. I have also being finding it difficult lately to make cards as when I looked back on my blog I saw that I was creating a lot of the same style card so I challenged myself to step outside the square.

 

This morning I got up and decided to clean the house and give my stamping stash a bit of a clean up (in a very vain hope it would help me) and then set out to try again!

 

I managed to pull together a card that I am reasonably happy with. It covers this weeks Anya Ink’s challenge, flowers, Cute Card Thursday, using grey and pink and this weeks Sketch Saturday:

 

 

So without further ado here is my card:

 

As I said I am not in love with it but I don’t totally hate it either, in fact it seems to be growing on me more and more.  There are four types of flowers on this card, the first being in Miss Anya’s hair, second being the flowers petals I have made, the third being on the DS Paper and the fourth is one of my buttons I have used.

 

I came across a great tutorial on how to get the “bounce” in the hair. This was my first attempt doing this and it is the thing I like most about this card! If you would like the details of the tutorial please send me an email and I will email you the link.

 

I have used Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities to make my flowers, miscellaneous buttons, Stampin Up cardstock and DS paper. I have also distressed my edges by running the scissors down the edge of my paper and applied some faux stitching.

 

I think I may go any try to make another card. I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.

 

Until next time xoxo

3 in 1

17 Dec

Hi all again. I have been so busy with the kids Christmas concerts and picnics that my blog has been neglected this week. Having said that though, I have made a few cards this week, for Christmas and others occasions, so I will gradually bring them to you over the next few days.

Today I am bringing you my card for three challenges, Sketch Saturday challenge, Anyone for Anya and Quixotic challenge. 

 When I first saw this sketch I went eewk!!

 

I wanted to go out of my comfort zone (feel I have been too comfortable lately) so I gave it a try.

 

For the Quixotic challenge it was easy peasy just had to use lace and for Anyone for Anya had to use some glitter/bling. I wanted to put a lot of thought and care into this card as my Nana is in hospital again (she had a big stay a few months ago) and she may be in for a few weeks again so wanted something that could help keep her spirits up. The image is a perfect one for Nana as when we were little kids she used to dress us up as “French Tarts”! It reminds me of those days and makes me smile.  I loved the card that Emma Lockley did for sketch Saturday last week and really wanted to give the colours and papers a go. Even though I have used her colour ideas I think I have made the card my own. So anyhow enough blabbering here is my card, I hope you like it:

 

 

 

I have used, Stampin Up DS paper and cardstock, image from The Greeting Farm, dies from spellbinders, kaisercraft pearls, copic markers, flowers and lace from spotlight and kinder glitz on the flower.

 

Anyhow I better be off to get some nods before another crazy day tomorrow.

 

Until next time xoxo

Sketch Saturday with a twist….

7 Dec

We have woken up this morning to the sound of rain and lots of it. I love the cooler weather so the rain has lifted my spirits today. I just hope that the rain is actually hitting the areas that we need it to.

 

Michael and I took the kids into the city on Sunday to see the Myer windows and to visit Santa at David Jones. Apart from the lots of queuing, must remember not to visit Santa during lunch hour, the kids had a great day and that is all we could ask for.

 

So today I am brining you another Christmas Card. I really must sit down tonight and start writing them so I can send out. I have rapt with the way this card actually turned out. I started basing my card on the Sketch Saturday sketch but once again realized that I had used an image that was not suited and did not want to do another square card. The card is very close to the sketch and was inspired by the interpretation of the sketch done by new DT Member Emma Lockley (her card is absolutely gorgeous).

 

The stamp is part of the Sugar Nellie range and I have used my SU watercolor crayons to colour the image. The patterned paper (which I just love) is from Little Yellow Bicycle (The Sharon Ann Christmas Magic Collection, Red Herringbone) the ribbon is by Green Tara, flower is a wooden flower which I have colored in with a texta. I think that is about it!

 

I will be back tomorrow, hopefully, to show you the presents I made for the teachers.

I hope you all have a great day, until next time xoxo