Thursday, March 31, 2011

Inkspirations Number 63

It's been forever since I played along with the Inkspiration challenges and with a little bit of time on my hands to do a little crafting it was the perfect excuse to play.

I found some B E A U T I F U L paper at my local craft shop, it's 'Rosalee' Madeline Collection and I couldn't wait to use it!!!

I've used:
-Naturals Ivy, Baja Breeze and
Ink - Baja Breeze and Early Espresso
Stamp Set - Whimsical Words and Holiday Label #14 by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Other: Nestabilities, Baja Breeze brad and stunning crochet flower made by my BFF

Here is the sketch

Wishing you all a great Friday!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Challenge #17 = Macaroons

Check out these yummy looking Macaroons............ Nom Nom Nom!!!

These yummy looking delights are the inspiration we are to use for this weeks challenge at the Lollipop Ladies. We've also been asked to add in the extra challenge of gloss!!!!

Not sure if you can see but I've glossed up the leaves with some Crystal Effects.

I've used:
-Naturals Ivy, Pink Pirouette, Close to Coco and So Sage

Pink Pirouette and Close to Coco
Stamp Set - Well Scripted and Grandiflora Rose from Heartfelt Creations
Other: Nestabilities, Lace and a button!

Don't forget to check out what the other Candy Stripes have created this fortnight and most importantly don't forget to enter something your self!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

BFFs Birthday Card

As some of you may know it was my BFF's Birthday last week!!! I wanted to make a card that was fun, girly, playful, bright and cheery. As well as use one of her favourite colours -light green.

Do you think I filled the brief????

It was a bummer I couldn't be there but it sounds like she had a great day though - very spoiled!

Hugs and Kisses to you BFF

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rainy Sunday

It's been raining here in Brisbane for the weekend and I was hoping to get out into the garden (or should I say jungle) and do some much needed weeding.

I'll have to find something else to do today.....perhaps some crafting..... I wish!!!

I've got sooooooo much house work to catch up on as I've been away for the past two weekends.

Photo by: ttejera7, Photo Source: Photobucket

But what I really feel like doing is curling up on the lounge with a warm blanket and watching a good movie or two.

Have you seen a good movie lately - got any suggestions??

Hope you have a relaxing Sunday

PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY BFF wish I could be there with you.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lollipop Ladies Challenge 16

Remember those yummy lolly necklaces and bracelets you wore as a kid?? Well they are the inspiration at the Lollipop Ladies this fortnight - they bring back so many nice childhood memories.

They've also thrown in the extra challenge of using circles!

So I took the colours of yellow and pink from the necklaces and paired them up with Circle Circus and presto here is what I came up with.

I've used:
-Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron

Pink Pirouette and So Saffron
Stamp Set - Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Garden Whimsy and Circle Circus
Other: Nestabilities, Pearls and a butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies

Pop on over to the Lollipop Ladies blog and see what other yummy creations the other Candy Stripes have made.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!!

It's my Dad's Birthday today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!

I really don't enjoy making male cards as much, I find them such a challenge. Do you find them a challenge? I guess I just need more practice.

Here's what I created for him

Hope you have a great Sunday

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Miscellaneous cards

I've had a little bit of time to craft and decided not to play along with any challenges and just use my brain for a change to come up with some designs myself!!!

I'm really happy with the first and third cards but not so sure about the middle one....perhaps because I don't usually work with orange??

Happy hump day every one!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Popping in to say Hi

Just a quick little post to say 'Hi All!!!'

I've got lots of blogs to catch up on since I've been away and I can't wait.

Here's a picture of T and I at the wedding on Saturday. He was the best man and made a fantastic speech.

Lucky it was reasonably warm on the day because it was soooooooo much colder down there compared to Brisbane!!!!

Ok I'm off for a few hours of blog reading. I'll be back later in the week when I have some time to sit down and make something to show you.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm a Candy Stripe!!!

I've been busting to tell you all that I was picked by the Lollipop Ladies to be one of their Candy Stripes!!!!

I'm so excited to be apart of this fantastic and fun challenge blog!!!

This weeks challenge is...................

Bah Humbug with the extra challenge of stripes!

What a doosy for my first challenge with the team.
I'm off to a wedding in Canberra this weekend so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make the card. (I'm very excited to see my BFF when I'm down there too!!)

I've used:
-Whisper White, Basic Black
and Basic Black DSP
Basic Black
Stamp Set - Teeny Tiny Sentiments, a Nestie Waltzing Matilda stamp and a random wedding bells stamp
Other: Nestabilities, Whisper White Ribbon, Pearls and a hat pin from the SU pretties kit

Go and check out the amazing creations the NEW Candy Stripes have created for your inspiration here and don't forget to enter the challenge!!!

See you all next week when I get back from my little trip.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CR84FN and Get Sketchy

I was hunting for challenges to play along with last night and I decided to play along with two that I haven't really entered very much!!!

I've combined the colour combo #17 from CR84FN and the sketch #76 from Get Sketchy.
Here is their baby.......

I've used:
-Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery and Pink Flamingo DSP

Melon Mambo
Stamp Set - Birthday Sentiments by Amy R stamps
Other: Nestabilities, Certainly Celery ribbon, Paper flowers and Brads

The Colour ComboThe Sketch

Not 100% sure if I like it.... seems very plain... may be it will grow on me?