Sunday, May 22, 2011
I searched high & low - was it amongst my scraps? So I sorted and filed all my bits, still no luck. Was it among the DSP - resorted & organised? OK so lets go through all the embellishments, the book case, the catties, anywhere really.
Now keep in mind it went missing back in January!!!!! 4 Months ago!
I desperately wanted to use it to make my swaps for convention, but it was nowhere to be found - Until after Convention of course! I opened a box that contained samples I'd made for a Christmas Fundraiser and there it was!!!! Yay - so excited! So of course I had to use it.
Funny though how we all see things differently - my daughters comment was "I don't really like that - looks like Hospital Crosses" think she means First Aid! LOL
This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge
During convention I was lucky enough to meet most of the JAI Team - it was really nice to meet them in real life & get to know them a little. They really are a lovely group of ladies.
Anyway on with the challenge - here's my creation:
Thanks for stopping by,
Stamps: Cat & Bag Stamp (non SU), Oval All, Tiny Tags.
Inks/Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizazz, Perfect Plum, Whispher White, Pear Pizazz DSP
Other: Border Punch (non SU), Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Tiny Tag Punch, Organza Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Blender Pen, Non SU Crystal Pin. Jewels - Rhinestones & Pearls, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Crystal Effects, Water Colour Paper,
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Here's my entry, a quick and simple card:
I used the Colours of that are represented in both the Australian and New Zealand Flags.
After looking at some of the other entries I see I'm not the only one who feels the friendship of a boy and his dog represents this theme perfectly.
Thanks for stopping by,
Card Recipe - All SU unless noted.
Stamps - Non Su Dog & Boy, Think Happy Thoughts
Cardstock/DSP: Whispher White, Pacific Point DSP, Real Red.
Ink: Basic Black
Other: 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 inch circle Punches, Jumbo Eyelet, Crop-o-dile, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Non SU Die, Twine
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Please rest up because I will be home soon, and you'll all be getting a workout when I get back.
Love a Deprived Papercrafting Addict. xoxo
7 nights ago we headed off on a family holiday which was arranged around my baby cousins wedding last Saturday - which was just perfect.
It soon became evident I had underestimated the free time I would have & what do I like to do in my free time? I like to create!
I recently acquired an iPhone which I love and this has allowed me to check in on my fav blogs & check emails (mostly Stamping related). It soon became too much temptation/inspiration, but there are no craft shops around!!!! What's a gal to do???
First I purchased a cardmaking magazine thinking it may help - nope, but it did come with papers. I've never actually used the freebie papers before because they don't really appeal but I am desperate!!!!
Just Add Ink's Challenge this week is to be inspired by the colours in your favourite Chocolate Bar Wrapper.
Anyone who knows me knows I love peppermint in all it's forms - particularly Cadbury Mint Chocolate so I picked up a block of the Bubbly to use with this challenge. The Green Gingham paper seemed to suit - but I needed more supplies!!!
I coloured this cute little gal in colours to match & voila! But it needed something - a Scallop Border courtesy of a 20cent coin & my sketch book paper. You might think I had some Crumb Cake C/stock, but nope that's my Grain Bar box. The ribbon was from the hang up bits I cut off my new top.
Here's the result. . . . .
Don't look too close though as the edges are rough & not one is really straight, hence my heartfelt letter to my precious (straight & even) guillotine. . . .
One more sleep & I'll be home, even better I will actually have some time to play with my toys....
Thanks for dropping by. . . .
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
LOL I hope I didn't get you too excited. No I've no special news on the new SU In-Colors, I'm actually sharing the gift I prepared for my friend when we celebrated the arrival of the latest set of Colors - yes - way back in September last year!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
I was realy hesitant when I saw the colours this week:
but as I began to play I realise that I LOVE them! That's the best part about these challenges they make you step out of your comfort zone & you find yourself discovering fab new combos etc.
I really wanted to make a card with Ice-Creams or Chocolate - mmm Strawberry Cream Chocies. Didn't have anything remotely like it so here's my card for this challenge.
I'm a sucker for PINK and Birdies so I course I love this card. LOL
Thanks for visiting - have a great day!
Card Recipe - All Stampin'Up! Unless noted
Stamps: Sweet Summer, Happy Together, Life Definitions, Tiny Tags
Inks - Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Cameo Coral,
Cardstock/DSP: Blushing Bride C/stock, Very Vanilla C/Stock, Early Espresso C/Stock, Poppy Parade DSP
Other: Crochet Trim - Victoria, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Sizzix Square Scallop Die, Brad, Vintage Trinkets, Poppy Parade Ribbon, Clips Assortment, Sponge.
This weeks challenge at color throwdown is:
Here's my card:
I really struggled - this card has had so many metamorphasis 's LOL. So many stamp sets were used in it's creation to finally only showcase a sentiment from flight of the Butterfly. Still it's a sweet card & was able to use a scrap of crumb cake that I'd previously run through a friends Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. Gotta love using those scraps in the basket.
Card Recipe - all supplies Stampin'Up! unless noted.
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock/DSP: Crumb Cake, So Saffron DSP, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue DSP & C'stock.
Inks: Early Espresso
Other: Beautiful Butterflies, Adhesive Rhinestones, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, So Saffron Ribbon, Pinking Hearts Border Punch.
Here's the color challenge for this week:
and here's my entry.
Love the elegant combo of these colours. The card didn't exactly come out the way I imagined but I do love the Cobbler Rose & Antique Brad surrounded by the black leaves.
Good to be used neglected toys too.
Stamps - Sincere Salutations
Ink - Basic Black
Cardstock/DSP: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Other: Little Leaves Sizzlit, Floral Fusion Sizzlit, Antique Brad, Lots Of Tags Sizzlit, Moderna Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Black Brads.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
What a wonderful surprise I've been crowned a ColourQueen! for my entry for CQC #69 - refer this blog entry
Thanks so much for this honour! Part of this is being able to display this badge:
Please click on this badge to see all the other amazing entries to this challenge, and to see this weeks challenge - love those pinks & chocolate.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Decided to participate in this week's JAI Challenge # 53
We are throwing a new challenge into the mix - an inspiration challenge! Take a look at our beautiful picture, take inspiration from it (e.g. from this photo you could take the colours, or flowers, or just something that makes you happy!) and we'd love you to tell us in your link how the picture inspired you.
Here's the inspiration photo - click on it to visit JAI's challenge blog:
Seeing the bright sunflower made me think of a yellow & Black Card instantly. It seen summery too & I thought this stamp named Bumblebee would suit perfectly.
So here's my entry/creation:
Front closed so you can see that the front layer is narrower that the back & the greeting is actually stamped on the the side of the back layer.
Then as I went back to get the inspiration pic to add here I realised that under it the JAI team have added
When we gave the Design Team the brief for this challenge, we called it a Bright Burst of Colour (basically like naming the photo), so when you visit the Design Team blogs, you might find that's what they've called the challenge. It is the same challenge! Your entry can be inspired by the photo in any way, whether it includes a flower or not. Hope this clears up any confusion!
Now I hope to come up with another entry that better suits the challenge before the Linky is closed.
Stamps - Bumblebee, Cute & Curly
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Urban Oasis DSP, Crushed Curry
Inks - Momento Black, Versamark
Prismacolors: Black, Sunburst Yellow, Light Peach, Canary Yellow.
Other - Nestabilities - Labels One, Black Embossing Powder, Crushed Curry PolkaDot Grosgrain Ribbon.
Today's going to be a scorcher - 40 Celsius or 104 Fahrenheit! So what better than to stay inside with the cooling and make some cards.
This morning I decided to attempt this weeks ColorQ's Challenge#69 - (just click on the pic below to visit their site.)
Initially, thought I would make a masculine card, then I thought a giraffe may form part of it, untimately deciding on "For All You Do" stamp set which is one of my all time fav's. You can never really tell where a challenge will lead you. . .
Here's the final result
Have a great day,
Stamps: For All You Do, Occasional Quotes, Itty Bitty Bits.
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Inks: Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark.
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Peach Parfait Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Scallop Trim Punch, Corner Rounder (non SU) & Rhinestones & Pearls.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
As promised I am back with the birthday card that I've made for my wonderful friend Natalie.
I decided the colour palette in this weeks Inkspirations Challenge would fit the bill perfectly.
Now to decide on the individual elements. I did try to move away from my tried & trusted but those Butterflies and the Ruched Ribbon snuck their way in. I do love the result however:
Here's the inside
and here it is with the giftbag I made to co-ordinate:
Sadly, now I'm home from delivering this gift I see that the photos aren't really that crash hot - will remember to check prior to giving next time.
Thanks for stopping by,
Recipe - All Stampin'Up! unless noted otherwise:
Stamps - Just Believe, Well Scripted, Friends 24/7
Cardstock/Inks - Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Butterfly Embosslits, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Brad, Pearls, Blushing Bride Ribbon, Finial Press Embossing Folder.