Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just Add Ink challenge #45

It's a sketch challenge at Just-Add-Ink this week and it's a NEAT one!

I'm usually a very pinky-blingy-ribbony girl, so I set myself the added challenge of using none of my usual fluffiness and I also chose blue, a colour I don't use often enough. I photographed the card at night, so the Whisper White looks like Very Vanilla!  In saying that, I'm really happy with how it turned out.

What a difference a day makes!  Here's a picture taken during daylight:

Card stock - Whisper White, Night of Navy, Night of Navy Patterns Pack.
Ink - Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum.
Stamps - Vintage Vogue.
Extras - silver brads, dimensionals, eyelet border punch.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Still got my mind on Christmas...

If you read my last post, I had been inspired by Just Add Ink's Christmas challenge.  Well, it hasn't worn off yet so I decided to make some cards for some of our extended family.  This proved even more of a challenge - with only two Christmassy stamps, trying to make even a slightly diverse range of cards was very trying!  Good though - it forces you to go outside the square.  You'll notice one of the "Echoes of Kindness" flower stamps dressed up to look like pohutukawa!  I also found my little giftbox stamp, which I repeated with Subtles collection inks.
You can tell I'm loving my Cherry Cobbler papers and my new eyelet border punch... I'm using it on everything!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Just Add Ink challenge #43

Ho ho ho!  Can you tell I'm getting into the Christmas Spirit already?  I have to thank the gorgeous girls over at Just Add Ink for firing me up about Chrissy cards!  I've never been a Christmas-card person, but I think I've been bitten by the bug - I kind of figured as much when I took my Ideas Catalogue to bed last night to pour over Christmas stamps!

ANYway - here's my entry.  Loads of Cherry Cobbler and Regals Patterns Pack cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds (of course!) and some ribbon to finish it off.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Back again!

My, how time flies when you're busy busy! Life has been crazy, but here is the Just Add Ink challenge from week before last (that I didn't get around to posting), but here it is for your viewing pleasure.


Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
Stamps: Very Vintage, Flower roller (can't remember the name!)
Miscellaneous: Scallop circle punch, Baja Breeze ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, silver brad (and blue pearls & random rhinestone button).

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I'm currently working on something for my mother-in-law's birthday, but as all good things take time (read: me mucking around and not getting down to business earlier!), I thought I would share some of my earlier projects. They were all done quite early on in my creative journey, so I hadn't applied some of the gorgeous tricks I have learned since!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hello and welcome to my blog!

My very first post is dedicated to this week's
Just Add Ink challenge. The theme is Just Add Birthdays. I wanted to go all out with this challenge and go beyond an ordinary card. This card opens sideways first, then top & bottom to reveal the final sentiment.