Friday, July 29, 2011
I can't believe it has been a week since I got home from my holiday in QLD, and that I have only made one card since coming home! It prompted me to go searching for inspiration and I found a couple, well three, challenges that took my fancy.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Can you imagine my surprise when I found out that my lovely up-line and friend Kasey awarded my blog "A Thing of Beauty Award"!!! Perhaps you have to understand how wonderful her creations are to fully appreciate it, so please pop over and check out her wonderful creations.
As part of receiving this award I have to do two things. The first is to tell you five things about myself, and the other is to share this award with five blogs that I find inspiring. First things first ... Things you might not know about me ...
- I love to cook
- I am currently trying to lose almost 30kg (doesn't always go well with the love of cooking!!!)
- My favourite colour is purple
- I love to read
- I spent a number of my childhood years living on a yacht, cruising up and down the QLD coast.
Onto the super fun part of the award, the part where I get to pass it on to 5 fellow bloggers. These ladies have blogs that I frequently visit, in fact I have them on "follow" so I don't miss any of their up dates!
Shirley ~ Stamping Elephants
Deb ~ Deb Fearns, Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Andrea ~ Enchantink
Sandra ~ Sandra's Stamping Spot
Leonie ~ Stamp a Latte
I would like to give these ladies a special "thank you" for all of your constant inspiration. Please pop by and see their lovely blogs and wonderful creations.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Well I am back home from a lovely visit to my family in Central Queensland, sooooo much warmer up there than here, will be warmer still when we go up in January for my brother's wedding!!!!! No stamping or creating for 2 weeks meant I came home and had itchy fingers so got straight into creating.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
For these last three I have again used a similar layout...
Being inspired by the previous card I again wanted the band to be something special so stamped the flourish onto Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. This is the first time I have tried stamping onto ribbon, and I was so pleased that the ink didn't bleed!
So that is the end of the cards made for mum, I hope you have liked them, leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I really do love this set and have really loved creating these for mum, I hope she loves them too.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I hope you are liking the cards I made for my mum's birthday gift. Here are a couple more, again same layout just in different colours ...
For this one I wanted the flower to be present but part of the background and used Melon Mambo on the butterfly so it would be the focal point of the card. The flourish has been coloured to match rather than left as a line image, I just love that it is so flexible.
Not Quite Navy is the focal colour on this card, and for this one I cut out the flower instead of stamping directly onto the card.
There are another couple of cards to go so pop back in a couple of days and check them out.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Last weekend I held my first stamping class, I have thought about doing classes for a while, and the theme of Christmas in July was enough to get me organised. I had a lovely group of ladies come over and everyone seemed to have a great afternoon. It went so well I will be planning more for the future! I wanted to use Delightful Decorations and the Ornament Punch as the featured products for this, the goal was to show the ladies a variety of uses for a single set and punch. I also used a couple of Big Shot products and Four the Holidays stamp set, a great set with four Christmas sentiments, all in different fonts.
Finally there was this one, another CASE from Regionals Swaps, this time I didn't lose the original, so thank you to Maggie-Anne Coffison for this one. I love the simplicity of this layout, you can bling it up with Rhinestones like I have here, use stamps or DSP for the ornaments.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011
I hope you have enjoyed this creation. I hope to get a couple more done over the weekend, but I am heading off to visit my family for a couple of weeks so won't be doing stamping, and it is possible you won't hear from me again until I return.