Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Addicted to Stamps - CAS Challenge #2

Good Wednesday morning ~

We've got a nice easy one for you over at Addicted to Stamps today - it's our second Clean and Simple Challenge. Well actually many of you don't find CAS easy I guess, but it's right up there for me with most of what I create being exactly that.

I've used a base of Crumb Cake c/s and cut a Whisper White banner using my Half & Half dies from PTI.  I've stamped a little flower and sentiment in Crumb Cake and added an Old Olive button threaded with twine and tied a little knot of matching satin ribbon.  Voila, nice and clean and simple.

Pop over to the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog and check out the design team inspiration.  We hope you find some time to join the fun this week.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Addicted to Stamps - Colour Challenge #2 - Gold

Good morning & happy hump day ~

Well finally I got over my lurgy.  Eight long days of feeling crap...I didn't think I was ever going to feel good again.  I'm very happy to say that I now appreciate good health *wink*.

This week over at Addicted to Stamps we're having our second Colour Challenge - Gold.  It was a real challenge for me too because I'm not really a 'gold' person.  Although in saying that I wear gold jewellery over silver so go figure.  I just don't tend to craft with it very often.  Because of that I have next to NO gold in my stash other than embossing powder. it is.  I tried the same thing on Whisper White c/s but it didn't really look like much at all.  Here is the cute little Christmas tree from Season of Joy on a Basic Black c/s, with just a little bling added.The sentiment is from PTI.

Fairly CAS and it's not often you come across a black Christmas card is it?  I don't know if I'll actually end up posting this out to anyone - because it's black, but it met the challenge requirements at least *smile*.

Go over to ATS and check out the design team inspiration.  Hope you can join us this week with all your golden goodness!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I really do appreciate the time you take to visit and leave the lovely comments that you do.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Addicted to Stamps - Theme Challenge #2 - Cards for Boys

Happy Wednesday ~

Over at Addicted to Stamps this week we're up to our second Theme challenge - Cards for Boys.  I'm cheating a bit this week because I've been really sick since the weekend.  I actually made this card in February this year but haven't posted it on my blog, so hope it's okay to share now even though it wasn't 'originally made for ATS'.

I've coloured up a The Greeting Farm Ian image - fairly poorly now that I look closely.  I think I was just starting to learn to use my copic markers back when I did this little guy.  I've got shadows in all the wrong places - and if I'm being honest I still have trouble working that part out.  You'd think it would be fairly straight forward right?  Hmmm not so much I'm embarrassed to say.

Anyway pop over to ATS and check out the other design team inspiration for yourself.  Hopefully you'll get a few ideas and join our challenge this week.

Other news...we had a fabulous weekend away.  Unfortunately due to very poor weather conditions our Whale Watching Cruise was cancelled.  The ocean was just too choppy.  Instead we were offered a Dolphin Watching Cruise in the Bay.  We rugged up (5 layers I think I had on) and headed out on the tour at Huskisson.  Our tour leaders were fabulous and lots of fun - they made sure we all got wet (I could have done without this bit of fun but Gorgeous Kid was in his element).

We saw some absolutely gorgeous dolphins, and one of the mum dolphins had her baby with her - so precious. They came up nice and close to the boat and gave us a show.  I'm not sure if it was getting so wet or the nasty wind but by later that day I was feeling crud.  I've gotten progressively worse since then and spent a couple of days in bed.

On a much happier note - a super dooper happy birthday to Gorgeous Kid's Godmother Sue for today.  We had a fabulous weekend.  Thank you so much for organising it and making it so special for our boy!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Not Quite Navy Version

Hello lovely friends ~

I did say I'd show you the other card I made and here it is...

My photograph makes it look like I've used a couple of different blues.  I assure you it is all Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla - would be nice if the ribbon was NQN also but I've never had a lot of success dying my ribbons - they tend to rub off onto the c/s no matter how dry I wait for them to get.

As you can see it's exactly the same as the Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card I made for the ATS bingo challenge posted yesterday.

So...who's excited about the new Catalogue release coming soon?  I know I am.  Can't wait for new 'stuff'.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Addicted to Stamps - Bingo Challenge #2

Good Wednesday morning ~

It's already time for another Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and this week we're doing 'bingo'.  Here is the card:

And here is mine:

I really needed a starting point for this one, and spotted this card of Teneale Williams' over on CASE Study and decided I really liked the layout.  That's all I needed to get going with my Bella Bleu designer papers, Vintage Vogue stamps and coordinating c/s - Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  I've used the top line - Gems, Die Cuts and Flowers.

While I was making this card, I decided to make another with other Bella Bleu papers.  Pop back tomorrow to see that one.  Meantime head over to ATS and check out the design team inspiration this week...hope you'll join the challenge fun with us.  

On a personal note...can I just tell you my two week old car is a dream to drive!  I can see myself getting the odd speeding ticket or three though.  It's so smooth that I'm sitting on 100km/h before I know it and it certainly doesn't feel that fast!  Anyway so far so's getting a bit of a run this weekend as we're off to Culburra Beach again.  Gorgeous Kid is having a birthday in a couple of weeks and his Godmother has organised a Whale Watching tour for him.  How cool is that?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark Challenge #2

Happy Wednesday ~

Wow August already!  I've got lots on this month (and next for that matter)...will keep you up to date as I go along.

Today is the first day of our second round of challenges over at Addicted to Stamps.  We're back to Make your Mark - you should use a colour medium of your choice in your creation this week.  I've used my copics on this little stack of pressies.

I found this awesome pic to colour over at Elizabeth Dulemba's Colouring Page Tuesday.  I've added some Dazzling Diamonds, Champagne Shimmer Mist and a touch of white gel pen before fussy cutting and popping up on dimensionals.  A pretty simple start to my Christmas card stash!

If you'd like to join the challenge fun over at ATS this week go check out what the design team has come up with and get your colouring tools out.  We love visiting your blogs!