Thursday, April 29, 2010

Inkurable Challenge

Red,Black & White was an interesting challenge. Not the usual colours I deal with, but then again..... what are the usual colours I choose? I'm lovin' Soft Suede (Stampin Up!) and Basice Grey, oh and distress inks, just love them too. Tumbled glass is the most gorgeous blue. Its funny how you get stuck in a small rut. So I think doing Inkurable challenges helps you get right out of that rut and onto other ideas. Here's what I did.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

This is my baby

I thought it was about time I introduced you to our furry baby. Narla isn't a baby anymore. She's 14. Not as perky as she used to be and likes life to be a little on the quiet side. She is suffering from a disease called Cushings Disease. She is ok though, and so far the only symptoms are a unsatiable thirst and a ravanous appetite. She has never been one to be a scavenger but of late I constantly trip over her in the kitchen. We still love her though!
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Cute little gift cards

The first card was stamped on hand made paper. Stamp image on the paper with Stazon Black. Blend around the edges very carefully with a blending tool loaded with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Get the old trusty sewing machine out and sew the corners of the hand made paper and light blue cardstock. Use aqua pen and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and colour in flower, add button and DD sentiment and you're done!
The next two are as easy as! Just stamp the image in Tumble Glass and Basic Gray sew around the edges add a bit of fibre and a button. The edges of the gray one were torn and inked.
These last three are pretty self explanitary. Stamped and embossed and popped. Done!
I just love making these little cards. They are so quick and the Darkroom Door stamps really lend themselves to this size.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Inkurable Birthday Challenges

Challenge No.3
The base card stock is soft suede from Stampin up. The next layer is 7 Gypsies and lastly very vanilla. I stamped the bird in soft suede x 2 and used the 7 gypsies paper to back the oval. I used the stamp resist method and stamped the scroll in versamark and clear embossed it. I used the blending tool to blend the Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen Distress inks over the very vanilla cardstock. Finally I added a ribbon and a sentiment from Darkroom Door.
Challenge No.2
The 2x4 inch cardstock is a pale brown colour. I added a darker piece of cardstock and then another piece of cardstock in a tan colour. The tan piece was stamped with a scroll stamp and smudged around the edges with Distress Walnut Stain. I added the picture with was from Studio 45 and attached it with sanded back orange brads. I added a scrap piece of handmade paper and stamped over it with a scroll stamp and walnut ink. The star is grunge board painted with moonglow and heated.

Challenge No.1
ATC base card is purple cardstock. The next layer is water colour paper which has been stamped with Basic Grey scroll stamps and versamark. Embossed with clear embossing powder. I then sprayed over with various colours of Moon glow sprays and wiped over to reveal the scrolls. With the left over paper I stamped Darkroom Door ATC Stamps in Stazon Black and versamark and embossed in clear embossing powder. I cut out the little pictures and popped with a backing of the purple cardstock. Finally I added a gorgeous butterfly charm.

I thinks its time to share what we did after we went to Sarah's Inkurable Birthday party! We had a fantastic time with great people, conversation, party games, party food and drink, although the last two were supplied by me! It was excellent to be able to talk to all the girls who regularly submit to the blog and we even had several overseas visitors drop by. Thanks Gio and els. Some great prizes were won playing bingo and crazy captions and a trivia game, at which I was pathetic at. Thanks for all your organization Sarah!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Got some new toys.

Yep went out and bought myself some new toys. I had to. After religously leaving a comment every day for fifteen days on DD's blog did I win nooooo....but congrats to those who did. So it left me no choice, thats right, no choice but to go and buy them. Don't know what happened but several Distress inks found their way into the parcel too. Here's the results. Be mindful that these little puppies are only gift card size. Hoping to post some larger cards soon.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Michelle!!

Here's a quick post just to wish my bestie Michelle Happy Birthday and share a picture of the card I made for her. Why do you have to be so hard to buy for Shell! LOL!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hope the Easter Bunny stopped by.

It feels quite weird not having anything pressing to do. Chilling out over Easter is just what I needed. I am grateful to have the time to play around a little and create some new cards for my friend Trin's shop. Happy Easter everyone, I hope the Easter Bunny stopped by!