Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kristina Werner Colour Challenge # 13

This was so much fun. I loved the colours for this weeks Kristina Werner Colour Challenge. The In Colours are great and Purely Pomegranate is one of my favourites. I have used the Oh So Lovely Hostess Level 1 set, En Francais and Linen backgrounds. The colours for this week were Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Regal Rose and Whisper White.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oh, So Lovely Hostess Set

One of the best things about hosting a Stampin' Up!® party is that you can very easily earn free stamp sets! So not only do you get to catch up with friends, make some fun thing, you can receive free goodies as well! What a great way to spend a couple of hours.

My favourite Level 1 Hostess Set is Oh, So Lovely. It is so versatile. I made this card as part of a set for a Workshop to demonstrate how flexible the set can be. The card is Pretty in Pink and Certain Celery. I used Blender Pens to colour in the flowers and created a "Highlight" to lift part of the image.

If you would like to see more samples of how this wonderful set can be used, get a few friends together and book a workshop.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Yet another great stamp set

This is another favourite set of mine, Brocade Basics on page 101 of the Catalogue. It is so versatile and striking and not to mention great value! You can create borders, backgrounds or a stunning centre piece for a card or on a scrapbooking page.

I have gone for the simple approach again as I have said before, always in need of a quick and easy card. The main card is Not Quite Navy from Earth Elements and the other colour is Purely Pomegranate from this years In Colours. I added a little highlight with the Round Tab punch and the small flower is from Baroque Motifs on page 98. I punched the flower with the 1/2" circle punch and mounted it with Dimensionals. It is difficult to see in the photo but I also covered the small flower with Crystal Effects to make it look like a clear button. The centres of the main flowers also have Crystal Effects and Glitter for that all important Bling factor.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Kristina Werner Colour Challenge #12

This is my first attempt at a Kristina Werner Colour Challenge. I used the Garden Whimsy Set and the colours for this week are Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Sahara Sand and Whisper White. I have to admit that I struggled with this one as these are not colours I would normally gravitate to but that's why it is a Challenge. I added some glitter for a bit of Bling!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Our Site Supervisor

In the absense of any creativity that I was hoping to have today, I thought I would show you our Site Supervisor (SS). Every day when the builder arrives, SS Benji checks out his van and tools to make sure he is well prepared. Any work that is done must be inspected by him and given his approval.

When the digger arrived he wasn't quite sure if it was safe to drive so had to check that out also.

Hopefully my mojo will come back soon and I will have some new creations for you.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Renovation Update

After a week of rain and no progress, two extremely messy but very efficient men arrived at my house and turned my front yard into what might resemble a war zone. This is what those in the building industry call progress but I am yet to be convinced. I just have my fingers crossed that the rain has gone for a week or two.

Hopefully now some real action can take place and we can get back to normal. The best thing is, I have an excuse for messy floors and dusty shelves.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Waste Not Want Not

My husband brought home a Memory Card for one of the children to use for school. They were so excited that they now had one but I was far more excited about the tin that it came in. Before it got discarded into the rubbish I grabbed it to create this great little gift card holder. I thought it would make a fantastic gift for someone.

I used Basic Black and Whisper White card stock. The stamp set is Bud Basics which is such a versatile set. The outline is stamped in Black ink and the flowers are stamped in Silver.

I purposely didn't put any words on them so that they could be used for any occassion.To finish it off I tied some black and white ribbon around the tin for presentation.

Make sure you take a closer look at packaging before you throw it out, who knows what you could do with it.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Quick and Simple

Once again I had to produce a quick card for birthday. One day I will get time to make a whole stack of cards that cover all occassions but that sounds like a perfect world.

I used the in colours for this card with Soft Sky and Purely Pomegranate. The stamp set is Brocade Basics from page 101 of the catalogue. This is such a great set!

I stamped the stems in Soft Sky and the flowers in Purely Pomegranate on Whisper White card. Each piece is edged with Soft Sky also. These were then mounted on Purely Pomegranate on a Soft Sky base card.

This card literaly took minutes to make but I think is quite stricking. I hope that you like it.