Saturday, October 30, 2010


Hi There,

The card I have to share today is inspired by the sketch challenge on Sarah's Inkurable Stampers blog which also stipulates the use of at least 3 stamps. I really had no clue what to do when I started this card and it is a little different from what I first thought I might do - I guess I was limited by what I actually have. I thought I had a reasonable collection of things like stamps, but there is always more I want need

I started by embossing a love heart in gold from Stampin' Up! set Hearts and Posies onto black cardstock. I masked the heart and then stamped the Music Background from Victorine Originals and embossed it in silver. I placed the four squares onto red cardstock stamped with Darkroom Door French Script Background stamp in white pigment ink from Stampin' Up! and placed it onto the black card base. On the left is a Cuttlebug embossed piece which I stamped with a love heart. The Edwardian border punch used is from Fiskars by Cristina Re. The sentiment border from Pink Paislee Fancy Frames  is embossed in black and the sentiment from Hero Arts set Treasure the Moments is again in white pigment ink from Stampin' Up! These two stamps seem made for each other! Finished off with a gold ribbon from my stash.

I just want to shout out to a wonderful person I have met out there in the blogging/crafty world with whom I have shared some information about the difficult time I have had this year. She is totally amazing and has been very supportive, encouraging and more than helpful these past few weeks. Thank you so much Zoe - you are one of a kind. xox

May your days be filled with inspiration,

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just a Note

Hi there,

I have a card to share that I had a chance to make this evening, just in time to enter the latest challenge on the Scrapbook Boutique blog. The challenge requirements were to use the colours pink, brown and white, so I had some fun with Nestabilities Labels 9 and Petite Ovals, some stamps (Hero Arts Everyday Sayings and Autumn Leaves Spring) and Distress Inks Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap and I added a chipboard piece and a pearl.

May your days be filled with inspiration,




Thursday, October 14, 2010

Check this out!

I know I have been MIA this month - I have been floating about and I have been blurfing, but this month has proven a difficult one for a number of reasons and I will attempt to share a card soon. I want to say thanks to those of you who haven't abandoned me!

Meanwhile, Bec of  Bizzy Becs has a brand new blog and to celebrate has candy on offer! Check it out here!

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Home

Hi there!

Today spring weather has really started to show its face. It must be something to do with daylight saving time beginning this weekend! I do prefer DLS and the weather as it gets warmer - I am definitely not a winter person.

Well, my sister and her fiance have finally moved into their gorgeous newly-built home after waiting twelve months longer than they initially thought they would have to. It's a beautiful abode and of course the occasion called for a card!



(Right click on photo and select 'View Image' for larger image).

This great image came from a stamp I borrowed from a friend - I have told her she's not getting it back!

I water coloured this image using ink and an aquawash pen (pen filled with water and has a brush you screw onto the end). Fun! I just found this video which demonstrates how I used Stampin' Up! ink to colour:


I then used Flower Soft  glue on the shrubs surrounding the house and sprinkled a mix of colours to create gorgeous flowers! Flower Soft comes in many colours, mixed and plain and is great stuff for furry critters too!!! I used the Spring mix and I then added to this some glitter - hee hee - I couldn't resist! The image has been layered onto brown cardstock embossed with the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic folder

I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABCs - you know how much I love this set of font stamps! The little heart stamp comes from Lawn Fawn's Sophie's Sentiments.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes


Stamp Insanity - Embossing

That's all for tonight! I'll say it again - GO PIES!!!

May your days be filled with inspiration,



09 10 11 12
Blogging tips