Saturday, 28 September 2013

ATCAS Challenge #23

Hello everyone! Are you glad it's Saturday?

Over at Addicted to CAS, we have a new code word for you. Your hostess this week is Sylvia and she has chosen

It is spring where I live. I'm sure you will remember me telling you that I only get two 'real' seasons here in Queensland. Spring and Summer. I think this year winter only lasted around 4 weeks.

Being in Canberra around this time of year was wonderful because as Spring sprung (spring sprung?), all the cherry blossom trees came to life. I miss seeing the change of seasons.

Here is my DT card -

I have created the focal panel by inking up an acrylic block with Pumpkin Pie and then pressing it onto Whisper White cardstock. 

I then masked that area with Post-it notes and used my French Foliage set in Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and More Mustard. I stamped randomly on the panel.

Then I simply mounted that panel and stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip.

I would also like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges -

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for looking xx

Supplies Used -
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (SU), Pumpkin Pie (SU)
  • Stamps: French Foliage (SU), Express Yourself (SU)
  • Ink: Soft Suede (SU), More Mustard (SU), Pumpkin Pie (SU), Chocolate Chip (SU), Sahara Sand (SU)
  • Accessories: Acrylic Block, Double sided tape, Dimensionals, Post-it Notes

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

ATSM Challenge #64 - CAS

Goodmorning everyone! Are you ready for a new challenge over at ATSM?

We have a CAS challenge for you this week. Don't forget what Clean and Simple means and follow the guidelines over at the challenge blog.

Here is my DT card -

I am loving these new summery In colours from Stampin' Up. The base of my card is Pool Party. Who doesn't love a pool party!! 

The stamp is from a set that I was yet to ink - Sketched Birthday. Because I don't have a scallop die that fits this stamp or a punch, I had to cut this out by hand. I stamped this image twice so I could cut out the middle and pop it up on dimensionals. 

We have a wonderful sponsor over at ATSM for this challenge -

paper nest dolls blog

Prize will be a $25 gift voucher!

Pop on over to the challenge blog as there are tons of inspiration from the DT. 

Thanks so much for looking xx

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Sketched Birthday (SU)
Cardstock: Pool Party (SU), Whisper White (SU), Wisteria Wonder (SU)
DSP: Birds of a Feather (SU)
Embossing Folder: Fancy Fans (SU)
Accessories: Dimensionals

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Frostyville Christmas Card

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is well.

When I was down in Canberra it was great to catch up with my crafty friends. Mum and I always exchange bits and pieces from our stashes. It's a great way to try out different papers, inks and embellishments. 

I had afternoon tea with Phillipa and Trudi right at the end of my stay in Canberra. Phillipa and I did the same thing - Phillipa was lovely enough to give me some cardstock and I had some dies that Phillipa liked, so we spent some time cutting them out so she could have some. Now, Trudi isn't a 'crafty' person and was very patient with us while we did all this. Yay, Trudi!! lol.

Yesterday I received a package in the mail. Phillipa had put together lots of die cuts for me. It was such a lovely surprise and of course I had to start playing with them. 

Here is a card that I have made with the Frostyville Border die that was in my package.

With the package of dies that Phillipa sent me was a printout of a card that used this particular die and a die that I already own - Pine Tree Border. You can see the original card HERE. It was wonderful inspiration.

Once I had cut the Pine Tree Border, I embossed it with my Perfect Polka Dots folder to give the effect of snow.

The sentiment has been stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges.

This Pine Tree Border reminds me of the Christmas Trees that would be cut so you could have a real tree.

Make My Monday - Flowers or Trees

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes or create your own colour combo

I sorted through all my Christmas cards yesterday and still have so many to make! I had better get my skates on.

Thanks so much to Phillipa for my goodies!! xx

Thanks so much for looking xx

Supplies Used
  • Cardstock - Brights cardstock stack, Whisper White (SU)
  • Stamps - Heard from the Heart (SU)
  • Dies - Pine Tree Border, Frostyville Border
  • Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (SU)
  • Silver Embossing Powder (SU)
  • Accessories - Versamark Ink, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Double sided tape

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

ATSM Challenge #63 - Colours

Hi there everyone, I hope you are all well. I certainly AM. Back home now, safe and sound and back to usual. I am now feeling 100% better and thank you all for your good wishes.

We have a challenge starting right now over at Addicted to Stamps and More! and I hope you will be able to join in.

We have a colour challenge for you this week -

We have used Stampin' Up! colours as a reference but you can use whatever is closest in your stash.

Here is my DT card -

I have used some new things from my stash today. Thanks to Phillipa (stalker no.1), I now have some Real Red cardstock. I have used that for the base (obviously, duh) and the love hearts which are dies from my Hearts a Flutter Framelits. I have outlined them with a white gel pen. My other new addition is the DSP from the Season of Style paper stack. 

I'm loving my new background stamp which I inked up with Baked Sugar and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. I first stamped it onto a scrap piece of paper and then onto the panel so it didn't overpower the whole design.

The little embellishment that is secured with the Hemp Twine is from my mum's stash so I'm not sure what it is called. Whenever I go back home, mum and I swap goodies and add to our collection that way.

So, over at ATSM we have a wonderful sponsor for you this week -

The prize will be a $25 gift voucher to their store!

I hope you will join in with us. Check out the wonderful projects from the rest of the DT at ATSM.

Thanks so much for looking xx

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Stamps: En Francais, Simply Sketched
Ink: Baked Sugar, Real Red, Marina Mist
Dies: Hearts A Flutter Framelits
Extras: Hemp Twine, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

I'mmmmm baaaaaack!

Hello everyone!!! I'm back after nearly 4 weeks of not creating one single thing. Why? I am recovering from pneumonia. A lot of you may know that I made the big drive to Canberra to stay for a few weeks. The temperature difference is incredible (I went from humid and warm to very cold). Hence, a chest infection which turned into the dreaded pew-ne-monia... Luckily it wasn't a very bad dose but a few hours were spent in the hospital having tests and xrays done. I'm still a bit 'off'  but actually feel human again now. I am leaving to drive home on Saturday so I am trying to spend as much time now with my family before I go. 

Tomorrow my son and I are going to spend a couple of hours at the Australian War Memorial. He's a big lad so if I get tired I reckon he will piggy back me ;)

Anyway, we are here today for a new challenge that is on at Addicted to Stamps and More.

This week we want you to MAKE YOUR MARK. What does this mean? Well, you must use markers, pencils, crayons, chalks etc on your project. 

Here is my DT card -

Now, the best thing about recovering when you are sick is that you can still do your online shopping. I have a few new goodies to try but when I was so sick I couldn't even stamp something without being exhausted, and to have no inspiration to boot... 

Anyway, I am very happy with how my latest card has turned out. 

I have used my markers directly onto my stamps. 

I have decided that I am going to start listing my supplies at the end of my post instead of within my post. That way if you would like to know what I have used it will be much easier to see.

I was inspired by the colour palette over at the House of Cards which is hosting their CAS week. 

vintage hues

I would also like to link this card to these wonderful challenge -

Cuttlebug Mania - back to Nature

Thanks so much for looking xx

Supplies Used:
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder
  • Stamps - Papillon Potpourri, En Francais, Express Yourself
  • Ink/Markers - Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum
  • Punch - Elegant Butterfly
  • Dies - Framelits (Circles Collection)