Friday, February 28, 2014

Just Add Ink #204 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Yay it's Friday ~

The ever so lovely Nikki provided us with a Colour Combo of Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake and Gold over at Just Add Ink this week.  I must admit that I don't use a lot of Gold in my crafting and so I didn't have much more choice than good old embossing powder.  Boring huh!

I do love this sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.  The ink splatter was made using the Colour Spritzer Tool and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker - I really need to pull this handy little tool out more often.  It took care of all that white space nicely.  I made this card for a friend to give her husband on Valentine's Day.

Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what the other lovely ladies have provided for your inspiration this week. Hope you find the time to play along with us.

I have a few special plans lined up today and I can't wait.  It's going to be a good day!  On the downside it's the last day of Summer and Autumn officially starts tomorrow *insert sad face*.  Autumn is my least favourite season of the year.  I do love all the pretty coloured leaves, but I really don't like them falling off the trees leaving them bare and bald.  It's a sign that the freezing cold weather is on its way.  Boo!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Valentine - Card in a Box

Hi friends ~

I've been meaning to pop by and show you my very first Card in a Box all week.  It wasn't the easiest to photograph but here it is.

I've used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Whisper White c/s, papers and inks.  There is also some heat and stick powder, and dazzling diamonds, white heat embossing and of course the delicious Silver Glimmer paper.  A little touch of Cherry Cobbler and the white Stampin' Chalk Marker brightens things up a bit.

Stamp sets used are Hearts a Flutter and Perfect Pennants.  I used several different framelits and dies - if you want more info feel free to email me, or leave a comment and I'll be happy to help you.

I had a hard time keeping it flat as it's been open on the dining table since Valentine's day.  It fits perfectly in a C6 envelope for posting - what an awesome 'wow' card to receive in the mail!  I followed a super simple video tute from Tanya Bell, you can find it here.

We have a celebration happening at our house this weekend.  The twins are having their second birthday. They're not really sure what all the fuss is about, but I have no doubt they're going to enjoy candles and cake!  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy your weekend as much as I'm going to enjoy mine!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Just Add Ink #202 - Just Add Stripes

Hello hello ~

I'm popping in this morning to share my latest creation for the Just Add Ink challenge.  This week Paula set us the task of adding stripes.

My stripes are embossed!  I played with my new Simple Stems stamp set using the colour combo Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla.  You'll notice my ever faithful Champagne Shimmer Mist sparkling on the flowers - goodness knows how I'm going to survive when my little bottle runs out because this has long been a retired item!

Pop over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration.  Hope you're enticed to play along with us this week!

I'm off on a lunch cruise this Sunday to help celebrate a special 70th birthday.  Hope the weather plays nice - although it's been such a long time since we've seen rain I don't think anyone would complain if it started bucketing down.  This poor old (bush) city is very brown and burnt and soooo dry.  I really feel for the wildlife.  Our summer months certainly take a toll on the kangaroos, koalas and other beautiful animals we're lucky to have in Australia.

Hope you have a nice weekend lined up too!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Just Add Ink #201 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Yay for Friday ~

I'm off to get my hair cut and coloured today, and not before time because my greys are seriously taking over!

It's challenge time over at Just Add Ink and this week we have a colour combination courtesy of Kim.  The colours to work with are Island Indigo, Real Red, Pool Party and Sahara Sand.

I pulled out one of my favourite Paper Smooches stamp sets for this one.  A fair bit of paper piecing happening here ... I stamped the image several times, did lots of fussy cutting the various pieces and coloured the wheels with Copics.  I used Pool Party Baker's Twine and popped the Sahara Sand layer (cut using the Nestability Labels Two dies) up on dimensionals.  

The design team has come up with some really cool cards for your inspiration, so pop over to JAI and check them out, then join the challenge fun.

The weather has cooled a little this week so it's been really pleasant.  The heat wave temps were getting A LOT too much!  I have nothing exciting planned for the weekend - I'm actually looking forward to a little crafting, reading my book and generally taking it easy.  Hope your weekend is shaping up to be just as fun!