Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yay for new toys!

Yippee skippy joy joy!  I got a lovely box of goodies from Stampin' Up! yesterday (seriously, it's like Christmas!) and couldn't wait to try them all out.  The first thing I was into was my new heat tool and all the things I needed to have my first go at heat embossing.  All I can say is "WOW!"  Talk about fun!  So I decided to use my goodies to enter my first Inkspirations Challenge.  Here's the sketch:

As my friends know, I'm usually a pinky-girly girl, so every now and then I like to use colours I don't use much.  Like now!

For the butterfly silhouette, I used the Bliss set and white-embossed on Whisper White.  Then I sponged on Bashful Blue and used my new colour spritzer tool to splat Night of Navy over the butterfly.  When it was completely dry, I used a tissue to wipe the ink off the butterfly.  I couldn't resist a little bit of bling - a rhinestone jewel.

Card stock - Bashful Blue, Night of Navy (and patterns stack), Whisper White, Rose Red
Stamps - Bliss
Ink - Versamark, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Other stuff - Scallop border punch, embossing equipment, rhinestone jewel, colour spritzer, Beautiful Wings die

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge #59 and Colour Throwdown #132

Time has been flying by now that I am studying again!  It was nice with sit down and balance out the academic with the creative this week.

This week's post is for Just Add Ink's sketch challenge this week - it's a doozy!

I have also entered it into The Colour Throwdown for the first time!  Delicious colour combo, too:

I really enjoyed making this - my niece had her baby shower today, so it was nice to give her something special.  It's a little box that she can keep baby's first haircut and first teeth in.
I substituted Soft Sky for Marina Mist - closest thing to it!  Here you go:


Card stock - Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake Paper Patterns Stack
Stamps - Music Note roller, Defining Alphabet, Echoes of Kindness, Loving Hearts (r)
Ink - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Other - Very Vanilla 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Baja Breeze ribbon (r), Scallop Circle punch, dimensionals

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Amy-June's birthday

Yay!  A completely guilt-free reason to make a really, really girly card!  My niece, Amy is turning 7 and she is a girl after my own heart - a pink girly blingy girl!

It's big - I used a whole A4 sheet of card folded in half to make this.  I dug out the Beautiful Butterflies die and the Dazzling Diamonds (of course!)

Hope you like it.  :)

Card stock - Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Bella Rose DSP (r)
Ink - Rose Red, Old Olive
Stamps - Circle Circus, Yummy (r)
Other - silver brads, Dazzling Diamonds, extra-large Scallop Circle punch, extra-large Circle punch, Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly ribbon