Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Sunday, 28 December 2008
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Saturday, 20 December 2008
The challenge was to scrap something that had happened to you during the year, (& the only embellishments allowed were die-cuts & stickers), & although I had lots of different things to scrap, the one that really stood out for me was the fact that I started my own blog... This world just keeps getting smaller & smaller, don`t you just love technology? So to all of you who visit & take the time to comment, I`m eternally grateful, & to those of you who just lurk, I hope you also enjoy visiting...(I know there`s not always enough time to comment, & I`ve been known to stalk a few blogs too LOL) I`ll be back later with another card, but I have to make it first :) Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Friday, 12 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
I`ve used the girl image from the "Christmas 2" plate from PFD, & the "Merry Christmas" is from the "Christmas 1" plate. I stamped both using Adirondak "Cabin Fever" (a mix of inks in the one pad) & covered the images with clear EP. I cut & distressed the edges, & inked with same ink. I used a white card inked around the edges with Encore ink as my base, & used a piece of DCWV metallic cs trimmed with the Fiskars Treading Water punch (love it to bits, thank you Marie), layering my image using foam tape. I added the heart brads (originally gold, but coloured with my trusty brown Sharpie) before sticking it all down, & for the finishing touch, I added some metallic embroidery floss. I still have a couple more Christmas cards to do, & I really liked how this one turned out, so I might just use the same design, but use one of the angel images instead...I also received my order yesterday from TheStampingQueen, with the new Somerset Studio magazine (which I still haven`t had a chance to read!) & they kindly added some lovely pps in with my order, so I`ll be using them shortly (thanks Barb & Ray) Now I just need to ask Santa for Time, LOL...I hope you`re all organized for Christmas...I`ll be doing the wrapping tonight, wish me luck :)
Monday, 8 December 2008
Friday, 5 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Monday, 1 December 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
This one`s for Marie at Pernickety`s...
She wanted layers & a Christmas bauble effect... It`s hard to tell from the scan, but I`ve put my "baubles" up on foam tape, & layered over some crinkled cs which I then inked using my Encore metallic ink. The baubles have been threaded with wire & beads (I really like the look of this) & I`ve also inked the edges of the black card base, adding some fibres. :) I had to go back & add some BLING, as I forgot that was one of the requirements, so I`ve added some KG to the edges of the baubles, & some tiny rhinestones to the lower corners... You can see more detail if you click on the photo :) B4N
I`ll be back later with another card...but don`t hold your breath, dinner is calling (DH kindly offered to cook tonight) so I better go...as always, thanks for stopping by, & whether it`s in English, or Spanish, I do appreciate your comments :) I need to practice my Spanish, so Cuchy, keep it comin` :)
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Monday, 24 November 2008
There are so many beautiful entries, it always amazes me to see how differently we all interpret the same theme...There`s still a few days left to enter this challenge, so why not try something a little different, don`t forget Inkurable Stampers has some very generous sponsors too, so you might just win something for your efforts...Now I`m off to do a LO for week # 5 over at SBT50
Friday, 21 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
Isn`t it pretty, it reminds me of the Amy Butler pps..Anyway, the rules are :
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
So here it goes, Cuchy (check out the Christmas cards she`s been creating, as well as her mini-albums), Godelieve (she always has beautiful projects & great ideas) Sarah over at Inkurable Stampers ( she comes up with great themes every month AND she does some fantastic samples to inspire us), I would have added Sandie to the list, but Lyn beat me to it, & of course I can`t add Lyn as she`s the one who bestowed the award to me in the first place...so now I will go & leave comments on these ladies` blogs to let them know I appreciate their creativity...B4N but N4E LOL & don`t forget to C8 something :)
Thursday, 13 November 2008
For both sketches, I took the liberty of flipping them on their side(I`m sure the girls wont mind LOL). For the first card, I used BB cs, a new cuttlebug embossing folder, a Bella cb book plate, & an AED cb butterfly which I coloured with my brown Sharpie & covered with DM, I also covered the Kaiser pearls with the brown Sharpie (Sharpies are a great & quick way to colour pearls, brads, rhinestones, & chipboard)
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
For challenge #2 we had to do a LO all about what summer means to us, using bright summer colours & includind some journaling...
Again, BB cs, white & green acrylic paint, MM cb alphas, ribbons (one of the ribbons was the daisy-chain one which I cut apart to use as bullets for the journaling), brads, Signo gel pen, & another UL rub-on.
Just in case you`re curious, the journaling reads: Stifling Heat, Lakes Entrance,Long late-night walks on the beach, Washing is dry within a few minutes..., There`s always sand in the car, Smell of sunscreen in the air, Peppermint & choc-chip icecream, yum!
Well, I`m happy to report that I was one of the lucky winners of the scavenger hunt (who knew I`d be a good hunter? ), AND I also won a prize for my "Summer" LO, so thank you Victoria over at SBT50 for the awesome challenges, & thank you Diane over at Scrapbook Savvy for sponsoring our play-time...
There`s lots of new competitions happening over at SBT50, so if you`re looking for a friendly place to hang out, or want some inspiration, go check it out...
Now I`ll try to catch up on some Blurfing, thanks for stopping by, & I hope all`s well in your neck of the woods, B4N
Saturday, 8 November 2008
& this morning I remembered Sandie`s sketch for this week, so here it is...