Friday, February 22, 2013

JAI#154 - Just Add Pop-Up Cards


I had a rather rotten start to my week.  I managed to pick up a vicious tummy bug and spent two days sprawled on my bathroom floor.  Just as I started to recover Gorgeous Kid got a dose.  Needless to say food is still a dirty word in our house.

Delys chose our challenge over at Just Add Ink this week and it's pop-up cards! Because I was not at all prepared to lose a few days I had to make my card while I was still recovering.  As such it's fairly CAS (which is what I tend to do more these days anyway).

I made a spiral for the inside and attached some butterflies.

Sorry it's not more exciting.  You can see I was feeling pretty crud and it was so hard to get inspired and come up with something totally cool and awesome.  I'll do better next challenge for sure.

The Royal Canberra Show is on this weekend so I'm thinking I might take GK and show him a fun time after our yukky sick days.  Plus we've got a very special first birthday party to go to for twins - double the fun!!!  It's going to be a good weekend.  Hope yours is too.

Thanks for stopping in, lovely that you did.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Addicted to CAS Challenge #6 - CANDY

Happy Saturday evening lovely friends ~

I've scheduled this post because right now I'm at the National Multicultural Festival eating, drinking, laughing and dancing my way around the world.

It's time for a new challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  Shana is our host this fortnight and her chosen code word is CANDY.  In Australia we call candy lollies so I went for the obvious and created a little lollipop for my card today.

I've used a base of Concord Crush with some of the Lime Twist papers (love love love these and I'm down to scraps now).  For my little lollipop I heat embossed one of the images from the Trendy Trees stamp set and punched with my 1" circle, layering on a larger circle to help it stand out.  I cut the end of a lolly stick I had in the pantry and wrapped in cello, tying off with a little twine.  The sentiment flag was made with my Rough Type alpha set (retired) and wrapped around my 'candy' stick.

We have a terrific sponsor this week.  Beverley from Uniko Studio in the North East of the UK.  Uniko Studio specialises in surface pattern design and clear stamps.  Beverley has been kind enough to offer a fabulous prize - digis from her store!  You can find her awesome selection HERE

Hope you're going to play along with us this fortnight!  Be sure to read our rules so you're in the running for the prize.  Let your imagination run wild and remember ... keep it Clean and Simple (CAS).

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fab Friday Birthday

Happy Friday, yay for the weekend ~

I made this card on Wednesday but I'm pretty slack when it comes to taking photos - half the stuff I put together in my craft room doesn't make it to blogland.  Since this is for the Fab Friday 11 sketch I thought I'd better get a wriggle on and upload it.  There is a lot of lovely inspiration on their blog so be sure to head over and check it out.  It's fast becoming one of my faves.

I imagine many of you are groaning at my use of the Sweet Life stamps agaaaain.  I can't get enough, just love 'em.  The colour combo I've used this time is Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Real Red.  I'm trying to increase my stash of birthday cards so they're the sentiments you'll be seeing plenty of in coming weeks.

Other news - Gorgeous Kid has completed his first week at high school and absolutely LOVES it.  So grateful.  Phew.  I hope he continues to love it.  Funny thing...last year he was happy to have one sandwich (or similar) and a fun bun from our local bakery included in his lunch.  This year, however, he's a big boy and has asked me to drop the fun bun and include two sandwiches.  He makes me smile.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Vintage Vogue - Still AddINKtive Style

Hi bloggy friends ~

Thought I'd surprise you all with a mid week drop in.  I've had a little time to potter with a couple of challenges which is unusual for me - both in time and that I don't often play along with challenges despite good intentions. I do love to look at many of the challenge sites in blogland and I'm going to try and play along more often I've decided.  Let's hope that lasts!

Two lovely friends of mine started a fabulous new challenge site last month and I've been wanting to join the fun since they launched.  It's sketch and colour time at Still AddINKtive - rather delicious colours ladies, thanks.

I had so much fun playing with Vintage Vogue - love that set.  I'm thinking this card could probably do with a few leaves now that the photo has been taken.  I did mean to do that earlier and completely forgot between finishing the card, making some lunch, getting sucked into a bit of daytime tv and coming back to photograph lol.

Thanks for visiting today!