Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sarah Kay with Amy's sketch challenge!!

It is nice to have some time to create. I love sketch challenges. Can you tell? All the heard work is done for you. Sometimes I change them too much and look nothing like the original challenge. Whoops !! Oh well you've got to live a little. This challenge is from Amy Rasavy her blog can be found here. This is her sketch,

This is my version. I got to have a play with some New things. The sprtizer from SU. I have never used it before and think it is quiet a sutle effect. Also the new Scallop oval punch is lovely... It is in the Catty out in August. Love the new catty. I also got to have a go of Stampin Up's new flower Brads. Thanks Sally for my sample. Sally is my downline and has a wonderful blog too, it can be found here.
Enough chatting, here is my version, I love this Sarah Kay stamp.

Stamps : Sarah Kay stamp, Linen, Occasional Greeting

Card stock:Ivory Naturals, Almost Amethyst, Creamy Caramel, Pretty Pink

Ink: Almost Amethyst, Creamy Caramel, Pretty Pink, Old Olive, Bordering Blue, Going Grey, Close Cocoa

Accessories: Pretty in Pink flower brad, Pretty Pink brad, Oval punches, Oval scallop punch, Caramel gingham ribbon, Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Spritzer, Aqua painter.

Take care

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Makeesha's Inspiration makes another lovely card. Thanks!!

Jobs done. Little time left to create yesterday. I love going to Makeesha's blog it is sooo inspiration and nice. I find great colour challenges and sketches. Well here is the one I found waiting for me.

Here is my take on her lovely colour inspiration. I even coloured my own ribbon for it. What do you think?

I must admit that I just love this tree. I managed to get some crystal effects on the tree too. Sorry don't have time to do the recipe list. It's all from SU.. Love Stampin Up!!

Take care and have great week end, (what's left of it)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Echos of Kindness

Hi there.  It is rather chilly today.  I have the day off due to the kids having a pupil free day off from school.  I thought I would share one of my recent creations.  It utilizes the faux silk technique.  I love this technique as it is so soft and feminine.  Have a look, 

Stamps :Echos of Kindness, En Francias

Card stock: Kraft, Confetti, Old Olive and Cameo Coral

Ink: Stazon black, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Oval small and large oval punch, edge punch, Crystal effects, tissue paper, Grosgrain ribbon.

So there you go..  What do you think?

Take care and have a great day.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Amy's Friday Sketch with Kindness

On the week end I had sometime to do a challenge.  This one is a little different to the normal for me.  I do like the Lilac colours, a colour that I don't always use.  I used Amy's Friday sketch challenge looks like this,

Amy has a wonderful blog and it can be found here.  Her colouring is amazing she is very talented and very inspirational.  Thanks Amy.  Here is my take on her challenge.

Hope you enjoyed it.  Take care

Monday, July 6, 2009

Scrappy day

How was your week end?  Good I hope.  I had some time to have a play and create a scrapbook page.  This page is of the lovely Anna on our holiday.  (I know it was a few years ago now.) I was inspired by the lovely Makeesha's scrap pages here.  She is so talented and has some lovely creations to share.  It is well worth a look.  

I am noticing a trend however, I always use circles when I scrap.  Note to self, next time try something new.  Hope you like it. 

Stamps : Seeing Spots, Frames with a Flourish, Pick a Petal, Think happy thoughts, Always, Wonderful favourites, Happy everything,  Sanded.

Card stock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Washington Apple DSP

Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey
Accessories: Assorted Circle punches, Pumpkin Brad, Bashful Ribbon and Riding hood satin ribbon.

Well I hope that you were inspired a little by that.  I have some more tho show you so be patient.

Take care

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Hippo!!

I had been meaning to post this a few weeks ago but had some camera software issues.  But here is my cute little hippo.  He was so easy and such a pleasure to colour.  Hope you like it.  I did this as an Elite sketch challenge and well better late than never I say. Here is the blog for more inspiration..

Stamps : Pun Fun, Circus Circle, (I cannot remember which set the bigger balloons were from, sorry)

Card stock: Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Good morning Sunshine

Ink: Stazon Black, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss.

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Paper clip embellishment, Tag punch too.

What fun.

Have a great day.