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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Big Day Out Swap

Well I'll be having a great time by the time you read this post :-) at a Stampin' Up! fun day.
The first photo is my swap card, I hope they like it! and I can't wait to see what swaps I get back, so excited to be meeting everyone in real life rather than just online x

The second 2 photos are a specail vintage set I've made my lovely upline Paula Dobson because she's driven me up to Auckland and her folks are putting me up and she's lovely- waving at you Paula xx

No doubt over the next week I'll be sharing some of the cool stuff we got up too.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Just Add... Something

This week is my last week as a guest Designer at Just Add Ink and Jo has come up with a great challenge- To use something from your stash that you've has for ages but not used... Now like most paper crafters I was spoiled for choice!!! But I've had this pretty paper for nearly a year in my stash, and the little snowflake brass charm I've probably had in my stash about 8 years!!! Just waiting for some snow. Well as you know we had snow, so perfect opportunity to finally create a snowy Scrapbook page.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Masking Challenge

Wow- your White on White entries last week were all so pretty.
Our next Craft Room Challenge is here and Esther has chosen a technique challenge-Masking- I use this technique a lot, but for this card, I've just done simple masking to create the hills, and to mask the hills when I used a big Pine tree Stamp to create the little pine trees on the hill.
I have to confess that after our polar Antartica weather last week- with snow in our neighbourhood like that not seen for 70 years- I've been inspired to start my snowy christmas cards :-)

Here's some photos of the snow at our house last week, soooo pretty.

You can just see the roof of my studio- looking all snowy.

And I love how the trees look covered in snow- here's a corner of the garden.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Just Add Ink #81- Colour Challenge

Bron has chosen this really pretty Colour Combo for this challenge- my card also has a slight Indian feel which I just love :-) I've clear embossed onto Very Vanilla, then sponged and over stamped. This new Stamp set Delightful Dollies is really versatile and pretty.

Sneek Peek- Delighful Dollies
Clearly for You. French Foliage, Oval all.
Organic Grace (retired)
Other: Smooch and basic pearls.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Just Add Ink- #80

This week Bron has come up with this cool sketch, I've gone all Oriental for my take. I can't wait to see what you all come up with, check out the other gorgeous DT work,here

Thursday, August 11, 2011

some Cool Stuff

I've been remiss in not sharing with you some of the great projects we've been making over at Crafters Anoymous over the last few weeks, so here we go.

This was my monday class, we made this cute book Box.

Julia Leece showed us how to make this lovely pretty Zig Zag carrd last week.

And Narelle Hoggard showed us how to make a rose from the owl punch.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

White on White

Wow, we are already up to challenge number 6 at Craft Room challenge Nikki has chosen the theme- White on White and the DT have made some gorgeous creations make sure you check them out and join in the fun.

For my card I've added texture with an Embossing Folder, disressing and stamping the main image with glitter- I think this is a perfect wedding card for that specail couple.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Nice and Simple

I've been playing around with all sorts of things this morning- most of which I can't share with you yet! But I can share this card which I've kept nice and simple- but have based it on the sketch over at Stamping 411 this week.

I did find the sketch a little bit tricky, and I really wanted to keep the card more simple than my usual style :-) which I think I managed.
As always I love to know what you think, wishing you all a fab week.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Just Add Tearing, Distressing...

I'm thrilled this month to be a Guest Designer at Just Add Ink the ladies are there are a talented bunch. For my first challenge of the month it's Just Add Tearing, Distressing. Which is right up my street. I've created this Bon Voyage card for a dear friend and work colleague who as we speak is now enjoying the European Summer!
I hope you can join us for this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happiness is....

I'm joining in the fun at The Paper Players again this week- there's a sketch from Nance. This is what I've come up with.
Have a great week everyone, and remember that happiness is often to be found in the simple pleasures of Life, like the scent of a rose.