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Monday, January 31, 2011


This week at Just Add Ink it's an inspiration challenge- I've taken inspiration from the flower and a burst of Colour. Some really cheerful DT samples and entries this week.
I hope you like my page- I love peonies- every year my own peony bush gets better- this is a bloom this year.

Colour combo; Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight.
Stamp Set: Greenhouse Garden.
DSP: Greenhouse Gala.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cafe Au Lait

Bonjour mes aime!
Following on from my last card and dreaming of drinking cafe au lait in a Paris street cafe, I've come up with this card. I wanted to use this stamp for another Gingersnap Challenge, but just couldn't quite get it to work- then I had this idea, I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out. I especially like the colours.

Colour Combo: Pink Piroutte, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip.
Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Elements of Style, Lovely as a Tree, Pun Fun.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paris in the Spring

I've made this card for the Gingersnap Creations colour challenge- Coffee and Cream. I've not added a coffee cup- but I can imagine sitting in Paris in a cafe drinking expresso! I have added a little pink- I'm happy how this cards turned out.
Check out the DT's cards Here

My Colour Combo:
SU; Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I feel like I might have some serious competition on my hands LOL. As jasper is on a card making mission. This is todays card he's made, I have given him No help, he's chosen the colours, the stamps the design- he's even taken the photo. I love how he's got the monster coming out of the undergrowth- and what a Colour Combo! Feeling like a proud mom, I'm entering his card into his first challenge! Check out the other kids entries at Kona Kid Krafters.

Stamps;make a Monster, Grunge Rock, Organic Grace (retired)
Colour Combo; Pacific Point, Certainly celery, Riding Hood Red.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kimono Fun

I hope you like my card I've made it for this weeks sketch over at Stamping 411. I think it looks fun and I'm really happy how it's turned out.

Here's my son, Jasper's card, it's the time of year for thank you's! He saw me make mine and he wanted a go:)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pretty in Blue

I've made this pretty blue card for the Case Study Challenge this week. I've picked out the pretty blue colour and the shapes to Case. Sometimes for bigger occasions I think it's nice to have a different shaped card- lots of room to write nice things on the inside on this one!
I got the idea from one of the projects at this round of UStamp with Dawn- to join the fun, use the link on my sidebar.

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White.
DSP: Greenhouse Gala- small piece for flower.
Stamp Sets: Echoes of Kindness, Friends 24/7, Tiny Tags, Perfect punches.
Inks: Not Quit Navy, Baja Breeze.
Other: Wide striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage trinkets, Tag punch, Wide oval punch, Paper daisies, smooch, button, hemp twine.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Berry Monochrome

I will often make monochrome cards, because I like how they look- and this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is Just Add Monochrome.
Here's my card, I've used Rich Razzleberry, it's not quite turned out like I'd hoped, I think it's just a little heavy.

Card: Glossy paper, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White.
DSP: Island Oasis, Newsprint.
Inks: Rich razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Versamark.
Stamp Sets: Friends Never fade, Fifth Ave Floral, Ovals All.
Other: Clear embossing powder, Taffeta ribbon, Circle Ice Brads, Dimensionals.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Dam

I've been missing my scrapbooking, with all the Christmas cards out of the way, it's the perfect time to pick up some 12 X 12 pages and Scrap all those new photos.
Over at Just Add Ink there's a yummy colour challenge this week.

And I thought it would be cool to combine this with the sketch Challenge over at Stamp a Memory. Sketches are always great when you have a group of photos or colour combo in mind, or you just don't know where to start..

All SU.
Inks: so Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red, Staz On Black, Shimmer Paints.
Stamp Sets:Extreme Elements, Artistic Etchings, Grunge Rock, Rough Type, Fine Flourish, Pendant Park.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (12 X 12),So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz.
DSP: Level 1 Hostess- Pear Pizzazz.
Other: Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain(retired), Hemp Twine, smooch, Subtles Buttons, Brads,1/16th Circle Punch,Scallop Edge Punch,On Board letters, Big Shot, Lots Of Tags Die, Butterflies Die.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Vintage Travel

I've been wanting to play along at Mojo Monday for a while- finally got chance this week. They have some cool sketches, this week is no exception.

cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Inks: Versamark, Peach Parfait, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy.
Stamp Set:Extreme Elements, Teeny Tiny Sentiments,Coast to Coast (Retired).
DSP: Newsprint, Travel Journal.
Other: Black Embossing Powder,Vintage Trinkets, Big Shot, Lots of Tags Die, stitching,Smooch, Aqua painter & sponges.

Breezy Summer

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is to Just Add Summer. Now for me it is a real challenge to do a simple card- I love adding heaps of bits and bobs. So I set myself the challenge of doing a real simple card. I've embossed with black a shell from Seaside (retired) on a scrap piece of Whisper White. Embossed again with black the sentiment from Grunge Rock from the current mini. I've then brayered on both pieces, using inks: So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise. Add a little bit of distressing and Linen Thread and it's done. I think it has a real sea worn effect- I love it!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Because I Care

I've joined this latest edition of Ustamp with Dawn & Friends, I wasn't sure what to expect but 2 days in I've already seen and got the directions to make some gorgeous stuff. Here is the first project I've had a go at- designed by my very own upline Paula Dobson. So I had to make this one first!! She is a very talented lady, and I'm proud to be part of her team.
To join in the fun over at Ustamp with Dawn & her friends- please see the blinky on the right hand side- it will take you right there.
Happy New Year to Everyone-