Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat



Happy Halloween Everyone!



We don't really celebrate halloween here in Oz, but I have been stalking so many US websites that I thought I would do something small for the boys to take to school/playgroup. Not sure where I saw the idea (so sorry I can't give credit), but these are 'wrapped' lolly pops with a little spider on the front. (I think that somebody did something like this on Kristina's Challenge this week).They were super easy to make (it just the volume that is the killer!).



Stamps: Occasional greetings
Card: Only orange, black & whisper white
Ink: Basic black
Accessories: Scollap punch, word window punch, 1/2" circle punch, cropadile, marvy square scollap punch

Thursday, October 30, 2008

K Werner CIC #28


Ok Mr Linky - here we come. Kristina is trying something new for her Colour Inspiration Challenge. Hopefully it will make life a little bit easier for her. This week the colours are:

Pumpkin pie, ruby red, sage shadow & whisper white.

AND I simply love that coin purse. You know how most people collect something, whether it's baseball caps (my husband), jeanie bottles (I used to), cat figurines (because my husband hates real cats!) that sort of thing, well I love coin purses as well! Anyway, enough rambling on, here is my card ....



Stamps: In the spotlight & thanks for everything
Card: Sage shadow, whisper white, ruby red & pumpkin pie
Ink: Pumpkin pie, ruby red, sage shadow & basic black
Accessories: Kristina's curvy card template, embossing powder, rhinestone brads & stickles, corner rounder, dimensionals

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Beate's WSC #63


I missed last weeks sketch challenge, so was glad to find the time to do this one. These are deffinitely NOT colours that I use (I blame the SU! colour wheel!). Anyway, I have used a cuttlebug die and nestabilities for this one (probably too many scollaps ?? oh well ...). Enjoy!



Stamps: Pretty princess, in the spotlight
Ink: Green galore & pixie pink
Card: Whisper white, green galore & pixie pink
Accessories: Nestabilities, cuttlebug die, bigshot, rhinestone brad, embossing powder

TECC #39


Here is my card for this weeks 'cupcake' challenge.

I have had the use of a 'big shot' this weekend (thankyou Sue). When Sue told me she was going away for a few days, I thought I would 'borrow' some of her fabulous stamp sets. I never imagined that I would bring home her 'big shot' + nesstabilities + cuttlebug dies (woo hoo!).





Stamps: Family phrases, all in the family & birthday best Card: Night of navy, old olive, whisper white, bashful blue & 'maine blueberry' DS
Ink: Night of navy, old olive marker, night of navy marker, bashful blue marker & basic black
Accessories: Dark blue grosgrain ribbon, lge oval punch, 1" - 1 1/4" - 1 3/8" circle punch. bigshot, cuttlebug die

Friday, October 24, 2008

KWerner CIC #27


Time again for a Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration Challenge. No particular colours this week, just 'something red -ish'. Here is what I came up with (hope you like it)...





Stamps: Pretty princess & so swirly jumbo wheel
Card: Rose red, regal rose & blush blossom
Ink: Rose red
Accessories: Stickles, ambossing powder, scollap edge punch & rose red wide grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Beate's BIC #28



Here is this weeks 'Be Inspired Challenge' from Beate. If you want to play along, go the Beate's blog here ...
Stamps: Warm words, big pieces & little pieces
Card: Whisper white, chocolate chip, old olive & really rust
Ink: Really rust, chocolate chip, white craft, blush blossom
Accessories: Jumbo eyelets, embossing powder

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Makeesha Tri-fold/Joy fold Challenge


Makeesha ... Thanks for the push to get this challenge done. It was not too hard and I liked the way it turned out. If you want to see some great inspiration and join in some more challenges, go to Makeesha's blog here.


Stamps: Family phrases
Card: Kraft, old olive, pumpkin pie, whisper white, bashful blue & DS 'summer picnic'
Ink: Pumpkin pie
Accessories: Wide old olive grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer & template, large & small star punch

Saturday, October 18, 2008

TECC #38


Time for another Taylored Expression Cupcake Challenge! Number 38 to be exact ....



You know how sometimes you start a card and it gets moved to the side because you get another idea in your head, and it takes you a while to get back to the half finished one. Well, this was one of those cards. I started to make it for a TECC challenge a while back, but it wasn't working out. But it has worked out nicely for this one YEAH!

Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes & family phrases
Card: Whisper white, rose red, pretty in pink, DS rose red & certainly celery
Ink: Certainly celery, basic black and Certainly celery/rose red marker
Accessories: Wide dble stitch grosgrain ribbon rose red, 1/2" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" punch

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Beate's Inspiration Challenge #27

I have been looking at Beate's Inspiration Challenge for a couple of weeks, but only been doing the sketch challenges. Anyway, I finally got some inspiration for this weeks challenge ....
Here is the inspiration ...


and here is my card ...





Stamps: Season of joy & warm words Card: Sahara sand, perfect plum & pale plum
Ink: Perfect plum
Accessories: Paper snips, kindyglitz, rhinestone brads & scollap edge punch, 1 1/4" punch &
1 3/8" punch

Short Order #

Just another quick one today (2nd post for today - sometimes you have inspiration and sometimes you don't!) ...




Stamps: Short order alphabet & numbers
Card: Whisper white, rose red, certain celery & barely banana
Ink: Barely banana, certainly celery, rose red & cameo coral
Acessories: Wide twill so saffron ribbon, hodge podge, scollap edge punch & lrge oval punch

Kristina Werner's CIC #26

Kristina has chosen some really great colours this week ... wild wasabi, bashful blue, rose red, so saffron & whisper white.




Stamps: Family phrases
Ink: So saffron & bashful blue
Card: Wild wasabi, whisper white, rose red DS, so saffron DS & bashful blue DS
Accessories: Dimensionals & hodge podge

I was a little disappointed that the 'happy birthday' didn't quite fit in the hodge podge, but I like the way it came together. It was a very simple card to make.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Makeesha's 'No Stamping' Challenge

I used this weeks sketch challenge from SCS for this one. The only condition was that there was no stamping, so I used a rub-on instead.

Don't forget to scroll down as I have published 3 cards today ....





Stamps: NONE

Card: Whisper white, kraft & 'notebook' DS paper

Ink: NONE

Accessories: Jumbo eyelets, rub-on & brown grosgrain ribbon

Beate's WSC #61

Here is my card for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge ...





as you can see, I turned it upside down, and used ovals instead of circles.

Stamps: Thanks for everything

Card: Sahara sand, old olive, really rust, soft sky & 'fall flowers' DS paper

Ink: Versamark & old olive

Accessories: Old olive wide grosgrain ribbon. white gel pen, paper snips, clear embossing powder, oval & circle creative memories templates

TECC #37

Woo Hoo! I have completed 3 challenges this weekend .. the first was 'Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #37'.






Stamps: Loads of Love + accessories & making tracks wheel

Card: Whisper white, so saffron DS paper, close to cocoa & so saffron & very vanilla

Ink: Close to cocoa, ruby red & ballet blue marker

Accessories: Creative memories circle templates, paper snips, 1 3/8" + 1 1/4" + 1" circle punches, dimensionals and sponge daubers

Friday, October 10, 2008

K Werner CIC #25

What better way to get back into it after a 2 week break, than with Kristina's Colour Inspiration Challenge. And this week the colours are So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue and Ruby Red. For some reason, I haven't used Ruby Red for this particular card ... I will try to get another one done before the deadline ....
Stamps: Office accoutrement & best yet
Card: Certainly celery, so safftron, ballet blue & so saffron DS
Ink: So saffron, certainly celery & basic black
Accerssories: Grosgrain ribbon, jumbo eyelets, uchida square scollap punch, fiskars threading water punch

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

From Hollywood (Los Angeles)

Hi Everyone

Well, we are on our final leg of our journey (fingers crossed we get on tonights flight). It has been a great holiday, and our last two days in Hollywood have been our (mine & Gordos') shopping time (YEAH!). We are staying in the 'Kodak Theatre' complex, right next to the 'walk of stars' and 'Grossmans Chinese Theatre' with the hand & footprints of all the stars.

Here are some pics ...


Gotta love the weirdos .....





These characters hang out in front of 'Grossmans Chinese Theatre' for most of the day. There was also a Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, 1/2 a dozen Jack Sparrows, Tigger, Batman & Robin and Superman ...

And here is a look into Calum's future (he! he!), this bike is outside the 'Harley Davidson' shop at the 'City Walk' Universal Studios. Cool hey!



... anyway, I'm hoping that we might be able to squeeze some more shopping in today (I don't know how I am going to pack more stuff (we have purchased 7 pairs of runners ...), but I will try.

Monday, October 6, 2008

From San Diego (part 3)

On friday we went to 'Legoland'. The weather had cooled down a bit, so the boys weren't able to go into the 'splash' areas. Here are some photos ...

This is actually the end of the day ...




... there are a million things made of lego all through the park





and this is the 'soak zone' ...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

From San Diego

Dear Grandma & Grandpa

Well, we have had a busy week and this is our last day in San Diego. Here are some pitures for you ...

San Diego Zoo
This is an albino python (it was soooo HUGE! but an amazing colour)...

This was the hippo enclosure. They were swimming right next to the glass.


On Thursday, we went back to Seaworld. We were able to by fish in a tray and feed dolphins and seals. You could touch the dolphins as you were feeding them! How fantastic is that ... you can't really tell in the picture, but there are no barriers between you and the dolphins.

We went to the 'Shamu' show again ... and they had the baby performing ...

Check out this car ... it is a VW with a dorsal fin, tail and painted like a killer whale. How cool is this...

Anyway, I will be back later with photos from 'Legoland'.