Friday, July 18, 2008

Kristina Werner Colour Challenge # 16

I was excited when I saw Kristina's Colour Challenge this week. The colours were fabulous and the Bundle of Joy Stamp Set came straight to mind. This weeks challenge was to use Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla.

I had so much fun making this card. It may be difficult to see but the moon is mounted and the stars have a little glitter for a bit of sparkle.

This is such a sweet set and I have now been inspired to make a few more cards.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I Love That Picture Frame Mum

A few months ago my daughter was looking through a furniture shop catalogue in the Sunday papers and saw a picture frame that she absolutely loved. We have recently redecorated her room to make it look a little more teenagerish and I have to admit that it would have suited her room perfectly. That was until I looked at the price!!! The look of disappointment on her face was obvious but she took it very well that it wasn't possible.
A few weeks ago we were in The Reject Shop and saw this picture frame only it had pictures of Beer and Spirit brands in it. Great for the husbands bar but not so for a teenage girls room. "Just imagine it with some black and white cardstock and stamped images", I said. She pretended to be excited but I don't think she thought it would look like the store one.
Finally tonight I got around to putting it together. I was thrilled with the look but the real test was showing my daughter. With great trepidation I took it and asked what she thought. To my great relief, she loved it. Now we just have to wait for Dad to put it up on the wall. No-one said things happen quickly in my house.
I used Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock and ink pads. The stamps used are from Peaceful Wishes, Brocade Basics and Baroque Motifs. I also used the So Swirly Jumbo Wheel.
I am thrilled with the final effect, what do you think?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Latest Stage of Reno's

Our house is taking shape. The gutters have been replaced, the roof has been painted and the rendering is finished. We are getting to the final stages now and it is very exciting. Over the next two weeks the driveway gets done, the painting will be finished and we should have some turf. I am so looking forward to the final product. I have to get out to buy some tiles this week so haven't had as much time as I hoped in the holidays to be creative. Hopefully I will get a few hours tomorrow to make some cards and I will get them posted as soon as possible.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kristina Werner Colour Challenge # 15

This weeks Kristina Werner colour challenge was very difficult for me. This is my second attempt and for anyone who knows me this is so far away from my comfort zone and not anywhere near my usual style. I really wanted to do something different and challenge myself so hopefully it worked. These are not colours that I would naturally be drawn to so that was an extra challenge but I did think mans card when I saw them so thought I would get a head start on Fathers Day. The colours are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa. Real Rust, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. The wording is from Occasional Greetings and I have used several different sized circle puuches. Hope you like it!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Kristina Werner Colour Challenge # 14

When I first saw the colours in Kristina Werners challenge this week I thought this would be easy but I have to admit I struggled a little. I decided to be monochromatic and to exclude the Ruby Red and River Rock thinking it would be easier. That's why it is called a Challenge though and it was rewarding in the end.

I have used Basic Black, Whisper White, Going Grey and Basic Grey card stock and Basic Black and Whisper White ink pads. One of my favourite wheels is So Swirly which adds great effect on the Black and after many attempts at putting some words onto the card I went for the flower from Think Happy Thoughts and kept it neutral. Just for a little extra effect I used a silver brad in the centre of the flower.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Yeah! I have Stairs

I am so excited, I have stairs again!!! No more climbing up and down a ladder, which I don't do very well. My children are a little disappointed though as they found the site of Mum on a ladder quite amusing.
We also have our retaining walls finished which made a huge difference to the appearance of the house. Next week is going to be a hive of activity with gutters going on, the renderer will start, and the roof will be painted! My apologies to all the farmers but I do have my fingers crossed that we don't get too much rain over the next week or two - purely selfish reasons of course.