Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sunny and photos


We're enjoying a beautiful Autumn day here in Sydney with plenty of sunshine!  Just thought I'd share a quick card I made last night ready for Mother's Day...........To the British readers of my blog.......we celebrate on a different my Mum in the UK has two........and why not as the mother of 8 she deserves it!

Now I'll confess..........I had some pink petals already die cut so this card was super quick.  Just a case of shaping the rose and choosing a background.

Papers from Echo Park Style Essentials. The top one is a very soft pink which sits beneath the edge of my ric rac border.   I used MFT Jumbo ric rac die to cut this edge by positioning the card over half of the die only.   Spellbinders Rose Creations and Foliage dies were used for the flower.

I thought I'd share a picture of my craft room as of last night :)

44 boxes (Some of them quite small though!!)  Thank goodness for a friend who works at the local hospital.........these recycled boxes have saved us a fortune!

 This bookshelf was full of magazines (sewing , paper craft) and books......which took up most of the boxes!

These shelves held all my stamp folders so what's left are the ones I'll transport!  The chest of drawers was full of card, paper pads and ribbons ......fancy having to empty all that.....yuk!

Behind that curtain are four plastic tubs full of fabric, a sewing machine an embroidery machine and an over locker!!!!!! Aghhhhh just starting to worry about where it's all going to go when we get to the new place!


Friday, 30 March 2012

AnnaBelle Bling Sketch Challenge #048

Hi Blogger's  are you ready to play along with this weeks sketch from Andrea?  One lucky person could be shopping in the why not play along.

For my card I started with a pre folded blue card with a matching envelope and used BBD #5 and VersaMark to stamp the mottled background. 

The image is from Whimsy Flowers, I used a Spellbinder die to trim the stamped scallop from the edge.   To colour this image, which I stamped to watercolour paper, I used my Inktense colouring pencils.  It's a while since I played with these, I'd forgotten how a little water makes the colours come to life.

The felt ric rac was cut using a Die-namics jumbo ric rac die and I added the white spots with a Sharpie poster paint pen.Some ABS pearl tear drops for my bling this week and the sentiment also stamped using Versamark.

Hope you'll go check on the Belle's creations this week.  We are thrilled to be welcoming a new member to our team this week,  drop by and say hello to Danielle.  All the links are under the DT tab at the top of my page.

Thanks for calling past........see you soon......

About our challenges: 
- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge. 
- Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $10.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).  
How To Play Along : 
- Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post if you have a blog.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog or gallery.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.        
- You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps and embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas :)


Monday, 26 March 2012

It's Party Time......and a Challenge......

2ND POST TODAY.......Look at me go! ......Scroll down for The Roses challenge card another Uniko Studio pretty!      Oh yes before I forget........HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEZAM!!!!!

Hello again,
I'm joining in with the challenge at Uniko Studio today.  I couldn't resist the first two stamp sets or the matching digital paper that was released last week either!  Beverley has a sheet of digital paper free to anyone who would like to join the challenge, so why not go take a look.  You can read about it HERE and collect your paper HERE.

Here's a Birthday card and a little gift box I made by printing two sheets of the design paper.
The sentiment and images are all from the TIME set.

Hope you can see how pretty this DP is!

A simple pillow box that measures 6" x 3.75" complete. Printed to the reverse of the DP and cut out...easy as!  You can find these templates from lots of sites on the Internet.

So are you up for the challenge? There's a great prize.......

OK off to pack a couple more boxes :)


The Roses March Challenge

Hi Bloggers

It's the last Sunday of March so time for the Roses Challenge.   Actually it's Monday a.m. here in Sydney. I had trouble photographing this card last night, so held it back until I could get a better shot :)  
The sentiment is quite pale but IRL a little easier to see than it appears here (Please click on the picture to see it properly)!! This month's  challenge was to make a card for a friend.   We want her to know we're thinking about her, miss her and hope these cards from her crafting friends will brighten her day!  Off to the Post Office at 9!

Here's mine  using Uniko Studio's set Today, Tomorrow & Always TIME.

If you're keen to see The Roses cards you'll find the link under the DT tab at the top of my page.
Back soon with a little gift set.........

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Scrapbook Boutique - Me & You

Hi Bloggers,

Today I get to share a card I made for Scrapbook Boutique. You can find all the details for this card over on the Scrapbook Boutique Blog, though I have added the product list below so you can click on any item to take you to the store!

My card was made with a Male in mind...........could be an Anniversary or even a Birthday card...See what you think!

There is no stamping at all on this one, I've just used papers from Teresa Collins Fabrications Linen  paper and accessories Pack.  Got to tell you this is seriously gorgeous 'stuff'!

The little double mounted butterflies are from Memory Box with the top lacy layer cut from some sponged scrap card.  Yes you hear right sponged.....I don't do sponging but I wanted the colour as close as possible to the red/brown of the dp so Rangers Distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw and a tap of shabby shutters did the trick!

Go check out the store, Evelyn has a  Storewide Sale on this week end only........Why not add a few items to your shopping basket to receive 10% off.     (ends midnight  Melb time Sunday)

Thanks for calling past........See you soon!


Friday, 23 March 2012

AnnaBelle Stamps - Say It With.......

AnnaBelle Stamps has a beautiful collection of hemp twine so what could be better.  The hard part is choosing which colours to add to your stash......

I wanted to try  one of the 'butterfly' cards  I see around the blogs. How about  using twine to for the butterfly........What do you think?  

I've stamped AnnaBelle Stamps All Squared to contain my butterflies in this little 4 inch square card. The gingham dp is one of the digital papers Andrea has in the store.....always great to have on your computer........ready to go!

Hope you'll go check in with the Belle's or the ABS Blog.   I've had a sneak peek and can tell you there are some fabulous ideas to get you inspired.........  If you link up your card over at Stamp Embellish Create just add the TAG ac068 so we can find it in the gallery:)
Thanks for calling by this week........have a great week end............