Saturday, November 28, 2009 1 comments

Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #19

Hi all
This is a quick post this morning as I am off to enjoy celebrating 5 years with my Damo! But I did do a card for him that I hope isn't too late to put in for the challenge on Dawn's blog. The coluours were fantastic to use together even if there were so many. I could have put this up earlier since it has been done since earlier in the week - but didn't want to just in case "someone" decided to have a look!
Here are the colours

And here is my creation!

Sorry about the lighting with the card but it was taken at 6.30am this morning because I didnt think of actually taking the photo earlier in the week when I had much better light to work with!! I must say a big Thankyou to Dawn because I had not known about The Pioneer Woman and have since fallen in love with her website!

Ingredient List:

Stampin Up: Cardstock - Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip, Orchid Opulance, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss and Whisper White. Ink - Pink Passion, Bashful Blue and Mellow Moss. Stamp Set - Always

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 7 comments

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge #15

Hello everyone, I am back with another of Makeesha's challenges and this time it is an inspiration one! I had quite a few things come to mind when I saw this one but of course I couldn't get past the silver embossing on black..pity I don't have glitter..haha!!
As always here is the picture first:
And here is my creation
Nice and simple yet effective! Be sure to have a look over at the other entries as they are all great!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredient List:
Stampin Up: Whisper White Cardstock, Snowflake Spot and Snow Flurries stamp set in Versamark then silver embossing powder, silver brads.
Black paper from my stash (non SU).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 1 comments

Makeesha's Colour Challenge #15

Hello everyone, today I finally have got around to doing Makeesha's Colour Challenge #15 and I must say that this one is definitely out of my comfort zone and that is the point in doing challenges isn't it! So what are the colours you they are:
There are some wonderful creations so be sure to check them all out! In the meantime though here is mine:
I also actually have a great idea for a scrapbook page with these colours because now that I think about it they would go fantastically with my photos of Karajini National Park! I will have to work on that one!
As we know time is flying by and it is time for Christmas creations to begin (should actually be thinking of finishing but at least I have started). I will post a couple of my cards shortly!

Ingredient List:
Stampin Up: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and Really Rust Cardstock. Eastern Blooms stamp set in Chocolate Chip and Really Rust ink (used markers), Symbols of Solicitude stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink (marker) and Close to Cocoa ink around the edges of the Very Vanilla.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 0 comments

Birthday Card Time

It is one of my best friends birthdays on Thursday and I have made a card for usual though it will arrive late but at least I have sent it prior to the birthday this time! I decided to base it on a card I saw on K Werner's blog a while ago.

I just added white gel pen around the cut out pieces as I laid them flat not using dimensionals. It is a great way to have simplicity but also using left over pieces effectively!

Now next on my ever growing list is the Christmas cards....and thinking of pressies too!

Ingredient List:
Stampin Up: Sincere Salutations stamp set - tempting turquoise ink, Berry Bliss DSP for two squares. Non SU - Bazzil Kraft CS, remaining squares other patterned paper in my stash!


Hello November...but where did October go?

Hi everyone, well it's November and also Melbourne Cup Day so good luck to those of you that have backed "a winner"! It is bad though when I think what happened to October...what did I achieve ...definitly not much in the craft department...haha!

We have been spending alot of time on our house and especially our pool area since that is where we will be spending the majority of the time from now on! We have hit the 40+ degree weather now but Kimani our Aussie Bulldog doesn't mind all that much because that means she gets to spend the afternoons inside in the air conditioning!

I have been working on a few things though and one is our trip north and I have done a scrapbook page on our stop over in Exmouth. Exmouth is a beautiful place on the coast of Western Australia - beautiful marine life with the Ningaloo Reef which is famous for the Whale Sharks. Now we were there at the end of January which is actually their off season. The town was pretty much deserted and therefore limiting in terms of where to stay, eat etc. This however did prove also to be an advantage because we had an entire beach to ourselves as you can see in the photos and Kimani had so much fun in the water. BUT this night was also the worst of the trip because in our whole trip this is the one place that didn't allow us to have a cabin because we had Kimani (even with her staying outside) so we had to tent it in 40+ degree weather and 30 degree's sleep was had and we left as soon as we could the next morning! But I do want to go back because it is great there and not overly far from where we are living now. We will be going in peak time though which is winter so we can go swimming with the whale sharks !!

I love the centre photo as it reminds me of one of those photos you see in tropical oasis tourism shots and you think the water could never be so blue or clear or so calm (or so deserted) but it actually can...haha! And to add to how special the day was...this is a dog that doesnt normally like the water!

Ingredient List:

Stampin Up: Seaside & Eastern Blooms stamp set, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion and Real Red ink, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White Cardstock. The yellow paper is from a bulk pack and non stampin up.