Monday, 26 August 2013

SAF 2013: Sugar Coated

Quick entry to showcase my card for the Sugar coated challenge

I didn't have prisma glitter- well, more like, i couldn't find I used glitter paint.


Sunday, 25 August 2013

SAF 2013: Limited Ingredients challenge.

OK- so this one, I'm not mad about. But I had a go, and I thought I'd enter it in the challenge just coz I spent about 40 mins on it. (!)

The challenge was to only use limited ingredients set out by the PTI design team and come up with a card. Here's the list

  • white cardstock
  • white or transparent glitter(Prisma Glitter)
  • 1-3/4" circle punch or die
  • 1" strip of light gray cardstock (Soft Stone)
  • melon cardstock & ink (Melon Berry)
  • aqua cardstock & ink (Aqua Mist)
  • golden yellow cardstock & ink (Harvest Gold)
Here's my card

Hope you likey!
(That'll make one of us! HA!!!)


SAF 2013 Morning Bake and Take Challenge

Hi All,

I have been soooo very busy today with various activities- and have jealously watched on as the rest of the world has participated in SAF this year. But I wanted to get in with my 2c! So here I sit in my craft room in Sydney Aus, where it is 11:30 pm on Sunday August 25...Bloggin while the rest of the family sleeps away the day's activities!

So the morning bake and take task was great! Plenty of ideas to stash away for future inspiration. But here's the pair that I chose. Nichole provided us with a bunch of card sketches and colour combos to use to make a card. Here are the layout and colour combo I used.

And here it is translated into a card.

I am so super happy I decided on this colour combo and sketch as i would NEVER in a million years choose to make a card like this if I had to wing it. And I am so delighted with how it came out!!! Let me know what you think :)

I'm also going to submit it into the gallon: quart: pint challenge which teaches you how to use colour to achieve balance in your projects. So above, you can see that the Grey was my gallon, the green was my quart, and the aqua was my pint.  Too easy!

Hope you likey!


Friday, 23 August 2013

SAF Recipe Remix!

Hi Everyone,

I am quite excited because tomorrow is Papertrey Ink's Annual Online Stamping retreat called Stamp a Faire! ONe of the tasks they invite customers to participate in, is to submit a card that they have made which could use a little 'something' extra. So I dug through my stash and came up with this one.

This card was good in theory, but just didn't look as good as what I imagined. I hope someone chooses my card to be remixed... (and fingers crossed for it to be chosen by one of my 4 favourite DT ladies!- but won't name them as I would be happy for anyone of those amazing ladies to have a crack!)

Waiting impatiently for tomorrow!


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Sweet Life- Two Ways :)

Hi everyone. It has been an awfully long time between posts. THings have been a bit crazy here with my Mum being ill- but hopefully she will on the road to recovery soon. As such, the blog has been neglected somewhat. But today I am stopping by to share with you two cards that I made using the same stamp set- The Sweet Life from Papertrey Ink.

This first one is a bit vintage, and I got to use my brand new Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock and ink from Stampin Up!- LOVE this colour. I have waited so long for them to come out with a soft melon colour like this. 

I think what makes this one special is the ribbon that extends past the boundaries of the card. Something a little unexpected :)

And this next one, just makes me happy :)..No... :D
I like the black against the soft tan/grey base, and the gold and blue Pearl Ex pigment is something new that I have tried. Pops of black on light colours are very on trend right now, and so is a shimmer of gold. Although this picture really shows up the shimmer of the pearl, in real life it is quite a subtle look.

So there you have two very different cards made from the same gorgeous stamp set.

Hope you likey!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

A guest tutorial by me!

Hi All, Just to let you know that I was featured on the wonderful Soumya McBrien's Blog '' this week! I did a tutorial on how to draw on colour inspiration from pics you may see on Pinterest and use them to create  cards in a simple way. Hop on over to check it out!