Friday, November 30, 2012

Just Add Ink #146.....

Who has their "Advent Calenders" ready for tomorrow? The countdown is on! Although I'm not sure what happened to November, but the big jolly bearded bloke will be here before we know it...:0)
I would like to wish you all a very stress free and enjoyable pre-Christmas preparation, keep safe my friends and enjoy as much silliness as you can. xxx

OK, onto this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge and once again Kim has suggested another fantastic colour combo for us to play with, have a look at these pretties.



These colours make such a pretty combination and l must say, not ones l would usually put together, but l love them and I'm pretty happy with this card too!
There are some great Design Team creations for you over at Just Add Ink, so don't forget to check them out and play along if your so inspired.

           "Thanks for popping in & have a lovely weekend"
Crumbcake & Whisper White Cardstocks
Chocolate Chip-Pretty in Pink-Crumbcake & Pear Pizazz Inks
Stippled Blossoms-Sassy Salutations & Everything Eleanor stamps
Apothecary Accents Framelits & large Scallop Edgelits
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
Chocolate Chip-Pretty in Pink & Pool Party DSP
Chocolate Chip & More Mustard Markers
Pretty in Pink Button & 1-1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

All Supplies used are Stampin-Up

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas in the Heart....

Just popping in to share another Christmas card with you. I thought it was about time to have a play with my "Heart of Christmas" stamp and "Northern Flurry" Embossing Folder.
I seem to be sticking to the same colours of Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and a hint of Sparkle with the Stampin-Up Silver Glimmer Paper for most of my Christmas creations this year!

I even went as far as adding some snowflakes to the inside panel with the sentiment from "More Merry Messages", l thought it was a little boring as it was, not sure that it's that much better though...:0)

"Thanks for stopping by and l hope your day is wonderful"
All Supplies are Stampin-Up
with the exception of the MS Snowflake & Kaiser Rhinestone

Friday, November 23, 2012

Just Add Ink #145......

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is a lovely sketch provided by Mae.

I used the sketch to make my Nephews Wedding card, as it was perfect for the simple style l had in mind and l wanted to make a card that was similar to their Wedding invitations....Simple & Stylish!
I certainly managed the "Simple", but l will let you decide if it's Stylish....:0)

Here is a pick of the Invite, you can see l have followed the colour scheme and simple Monogram style on the front. But l couldn't resist adding a little sparkle with some Rhinestones and Silver Sparkle E/P.

Don't forget to stop over and check out the Design Team creations and play along if you can..:0)

                "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
Whisper White & Brushed Silver Cardstocks
Basic Rhinestones-Silver Sparkle E/P (Mix of Silver E/P & Silver Glitter)
Mr & Mrs & Everything Eleanor Flourish Stamps
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder & Heart to Heart Punch
All Products are Stampin-Up

Monday, November 19, 2012

Prismacolour & Bordering on Romance....

I had been wanting to play with my Prismacolour Pencils for awhile now and decided to have a go at using them on Crumbcake, as l have seen some lovely inspiration by Danielle Daws and wanted to try my hand.
I must warn you that this post is photo heavy.....:0)

               This one is Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise & Daffodil Delight with Crumbcake

                          This one is Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight & Crumbcake

                          This one is Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant & Crumbcake

                          And the last one is Rose Red, Daffodil Delight & Crumbcake

                 They make a pretty gift set, so l think that's exactly what l will use them for.

                      "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
 All Products used are Stampin-Up Unless Noted
Jute String-Bunnings.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Just Add Ink #144.....Tis The Season.

Hiya, l'm back with another Just Add Ink challenge for you and this one was provided by Trish.
She suggested we Just Add "MUSIC", how fun is that?

Well still being on a bit of a Christmas card kick, l decided to combine the two and see what l could come up with. Not having all that much in the way of "Music" inspiration in my stash, well not a lot l could think of anyway...:0) I decided to pull out some of my very first stamping purchases to see if there was anything l could use and l discovered this clear set, by Autumn Leaves called Rhonnas Christmas Swirls.

I combined some of the images and sentiment, along with the Stampin-Up music wheel and this was the result and might l say, l have been singing this tune ever since...l guess there could be worse tunes and at least this one is appropriate for this time of year....:0)

Don't forget to stop by and check out the Design Team creations, there is some great inspiration to get you started and hopefully you can play along too!

               "Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
Rhonnas Christmas Swirls stamps by Autumn Leaves
Music Wheel-Regals Cherry Cobbler button
Soft Suede-Cherry Cobbler-Bravo Burgandy Inks
Soft Suede & Gumball Green Markers
Snow Festival DSP & Whisper White Cardstock
1-3/4" Circle Punch & Fiskers Corner Rounder
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details & Bakers Twine
All Products are Stampin-Up unless noted.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Simple Christmas Ornament....

I thought l would pop in with a very quick post, to share another CAS Christmas card with you. This seems to be my style for this year and l am enjoying making cards that l like to think look effective, but don't do my head in with a million layers and elements...:0)

I just love the striking colour combo of crisp white and Cherry Cobbler and nothing says Christmas like Ornaments and sparkle....

                "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
Snow Festival DSP & Silver Glimmer Paper
Ornament Punch & Delightful Decorations Stamp set
Cherry Cobbler Ink- Marker & Seam Binding
Greetings of the Season Stamp set
Basic Rhinestones & Corner Rounder
All Products used are Stampin-Up.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Just Add Ink #143........

It time again for another Just Add Ink Challenge and this week we have a great colour challenge provided by Kim.

Check out these lovely bold colours...........

I had no idea what l was going to create with these, so l pulled out the cardstock and left it sitting on my table for a bit, until l warmed to the idea of using the Tangerine Tango with the Doily Die and pretty much it just evolved from there...

I must say l really like how it turned out, kinda pretty and colourful, but not in your face bright! I am so glad l cut the doily in Tangerine, as usually l tend to stick to neutrals, but stepping outside my comfort zone was quiet enlightening...:0)
The Design Team have done some amazing things with these colours and hopefully they will inspire you to play along too!

     "Thanks again for stopping by & have a great weekend"
Sahara Sand-Early Espresso-Marina Mist-Tangerine Tango & Very Vanilla Cardstocks
Early Espresso Ink
Beautiful Wings Embosslit-Delicate Doily & Little Leaves Sizzlits
Circles #2 Die & 2-1/4" EK circle Punch
Distressed Dots Background & Bring on the cake Stamp sets
Marina Mist Satin Ribbon (Retired) & Basic Pearls
Kaiser Flowers.
All Products used are Stampin-Up unless noted.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CAS Christmas....

Just popping in to share a very quick CAS Christmas card with you.....I recently enrolled in the Holiday workshop round, over at "On-Line" classes and boy those girls have some great ideas.

This card is loosely based on one from the first day and this technique is so simple and fun, l couldn't resist having a go using the smallest Ornaments from Stampin-Ups "Ornament Keepsakes" set.

I kept my sentiment panel straight rather than angled and omitted the shading along the outer panel edges, preferring a cleaner look for this card.

                  "Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day"
Ornament Keepsakes & Sassy Salutations Stamps
Pumpkin Pie-Midnight Muse-Cherry Cobbler & Lucky Limeade Inks
Paper Piercing Pack & Dazzling Details (Which absorbed the ink and went blue)
Fiskars Corner Rounder
All Products are Stampin-Up unless noted.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Just Add Ink #142.....

Our challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is a great "Sketch" provided by Mae.
I enjoyed using this sketch and pretty much kept it as is, not being one to think outside the box to much with sketch's,  l still try doing something a little different if the mojo is playing nice!

Once l had water coloured and fussy cut the image for the main panel, it still looked a little blah, so l clear embossed the black panel, using the poppies repetitively to add interest and a little texture.
The end result is rather bold & striking, don't you think?

The Design Team have once again pulled out all stops and really come up with some fantastic cards. Don't forget to swing by their blogs and leave them some love, it's always appreciated...:0)

               "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
Pleasant Poppies
Poppy Parade-Old Olive & Versamark Inks
Basic Black-Poppy Parade & Watercolour Cardstocks
Silver Glimmer Paper & Tasteful Trim Die
Basic Rhinestones & Adorning Accents Embossing Folder
Clear E/P-Aqua Pen
All products used are Stampin-Up.