Monday, October 27, 2014

Make a Wish

Today I have finally finished a card for this month's challenge at Scrapbook Boutique.  Their inspiration photo is gorgeous, as usual.
Enter Our Challenge - starts 10th each month
Decided to go with the cupcake theme, but added some ribbon and pearls as well.  I do keep trying for the clean and simple style,  but usually end up adding a bit of bling here and there.
I have used some of my recent purchases from SB - the stamp set from Avery Elle and some new copics.  I enjoyed the colouring on this one so much I made a couple of extras in different colours.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Clearly not my style

Ok folks, I was too late with the last challenge at Just Add Ink so was eagerly anticipating this one, but, shock ! horror! it is clear block stamping, and clearly this is not my style.  Why am I posting?  Well I have spent most of the day trying to come up with something.  I had Strawberry Slush fingers for the early part of the morning till I washed that idea away and then I moved into the twilight zone with the silver ink pad.  I must put a warning onto the Encore Stamp Pad to remind me that it takes FOREVER to dry!   I keep reminding myself that not everyone is good at everything - so here it is.

Honestly, the layers are straight! - its just the photographer, or I should say, the person  who takes snaps!!  - me!!   Not everyone is good at everything...... not everyone is good at everything........not everyone is good at everything........
Now remember girls, if you can't say anything nice .......
PS:  I should have left the stars off !!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

... and a Partridge ...

Hello, I'm back!  Two posts in one day!! Woo hoo !!
Having spent the best part of this glorious day inside making cards, my brain was obviously still on the Just Add Ink colour challenge. 
JAI 235

Not being happy with the previous card I tried something different, and this one makes me smile.  Not sure if a second entry is allowed but here it is: 

The stamp set I have used is SU Partridge in a Pear Tree, and although it was my first choice from the occasions catalogue, this is the first time it has seen ink and it didn't disappoint me.

I have no idea what a partridge looks like, but pretty sure it isn't blue and purple any more than pears are pink and purple or leaves are pink and brown, but it sure was fun colouring it in.  Although I started with Whisper White card, I decided to use the aqua brush to keep the colours a little more muted.  So happy with the Blackberry Bliss stripes from the Moonlight Paper Stack, but it took a while to decide on the matting which is Glossy Black and Whisper White.

Not a ribbon or gem in sight, just layers!

Hope you like it!

NB:  Just realised that this is my 100th post- so there's another "woo hoo" for the day!

Rainy day

Well it certainly isn't a rainy day here in Melbourne - it is a brilliant Sunday.
Just Add Ink have a colour challenge this week and I am playing along. 
JAI 235

I had the idea of making raindrops with the circle stencil but the circles were all too large so went with the stars. 

Got carried away with using all the colours in the challenge and made too many stars with not enough white space, and the finished card needed was looking rather dull so gave each star a little dazzling diamonds, and some gloss on the umbrella.   The finished card doesn't look like the one in my head, but with a full week ahead I wont have time to make another.  At least the Strawberry Slush should brighten up the recipient.
All supplies are Stampin' Up:
Stamp:  Life's Adventure
Card:     Whisper White; Strawberry Slush; Blackberry Bliss


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sweet Baby

"Just Add Baby" is the request over at Just Add Ink, and as I have been wanting an excuse to use this sweet bunny for some time now, I decided to join the challenge.  Instead of opting for pink or blue, I have stayed fairly neutral with Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey on lots of lovely baby white.

All supplies are Stampin' Up:  
Card stock:  Whisper White and Lost Lagoon
DSP:  Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamp:  Baby, We've Grown

Happy World Card Making Day to all

Edited to Add:  Thanks to the team at Just Add Ink for giving me an honourable mention for this card.  I was tickled pink. M