Happy Monday to you:) It's hard to believe we are at the end of May already...how time flies when we're having fun! Here is one of my weekend creations for last weeks challenges using the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#51) and the colour challenge from Stampin' Royalty (#21) - Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink. Hope you a fantastic week in your neck of the woods! x
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Here is my other Friday afternoon creation:) I was able to combine three challenges in one fantastic card!!! The first decision I made was to use the colours at this weeks Curtain Call colour challenge (Act31) - Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Pretting in Pink, Night of Navy & Garden Green; then the Cute Card Thursday Challenge 114 was to use no designer papers and the great sketch is from Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge 17...all in all a great combination of challenges wrapped up in a little ole friendship card! mmm...what next?!
After a busy working week and a spot of 'house stuff' yesterday morning I popped out to have a coffee & see the kids do their school swimming lessons...leaving me a little window of opportunity to play at my craft desk in the afternoon:) Here is my Sweet Sunday sketch challenge...and I think that I'll just be able to submit it in for a last minute entry for this weeks challenge:) I loved the simplicity of the sketch...a little bit of stamping..a little bit of ribbon...a star embellishment to go with the rocket spacey theme...and wahlah...a nice way to spend my Friday afternoon! I'm hoping to do a spot of crafty fun over the weekend too!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The latest Just Add Ink challenge sketch was such fun to do! Out came Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip & Old Olive papers, the ever so cute coffee cup stamp from the 'Pun Fun' set, little bit of embossing with the Cuttlebug and here is the latest creation at Sandybeaches:)
Monday, May 24, 2010
Feeling creative over the weekend for the latest Thursday Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge I came up with this cute 'Miss You So Much' card:) I've used Stampin' Up! blue, pink, grey & white papers, ink & punches. It was such a great sketch to use:) Click here to see the sketch and other inspirational designs!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
My next wet weather creation is for this weeks Stamping Royalty challenge...I just love, love, love the Stampin' Up! colours of Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive...my favourite colours at the moment:) They have come together so nicely for this 'So Kind' butterfly card:) Stamps from the 'Priceless' stamp set and a I must say a big THANKS to Donna @ Donna's Creations for lending me her wonderful butterfly punch...just love borrowing it!! (I now have a little collection tin full of butterflies stashed away for another rainy day!!! hee hee) Anyhoo...hope your weekend has been a goodie and your week is a crafty one!!
Here is another wet weekend creation:) For Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week I have created this bright & cute birthday card. Using Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie & Summer Sun papers and ink. The lion stamp(from the Fox & Friends set) was coloured in & then stamped to allow for the two/tone effect:) a little bit of background 'daubing', cuttlebug embossing, a bit of greenery using the leaves from my new bird punch, a little ribbon and there we have it!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
With the rain still tumbling down this afternoon...it was just perfect weather for craftiness!! Using this weeks Mercy Tuesday Sketch and Colour Q's colour challenge I made this ever so cute Birthday Card:) This weeks Colour Q challenge was to use Stampin' Up! colours of Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun, Soft Suede & Whisper White..this cute little owl just flew out of the 'Owl Together Now' stamp set and landed on an Old Olive Branch ready to party:) Click the here & here to pop over to both blogs to have a lookie at the other amazing ideas! Just inspirational:)
Well I've had a little Mojo Monday madness...or should I say creativity..this afternoon:) The weather in my neck of the woods was chilly & wet today...so I opened up my little notebook of challenges for the week and got a little crafty!!! For this weeks Mojo Monday sketch (#139) I've teamed up with the Curtain Call Colour Challenge (Act 30)for the week and created this 'Thinking of You' card! The colours used are Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Kraft & Pink Pirouette. I have used Perfect Polka Dot embossing on the black background, Top Note Die Cut using Pink Pirouette, punched out a variety of coloured flowers, Pumpkin Pie ink for stamping, ribbon and thread...and tahh dahh (drumroll...hee..hee) todays first creation!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Phew..how time flies when you're having fun!! The Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Party Piece paper pack that I used over the weekend was still scattered over the craft desk...so instead of tidying it up I used the bright blues and orange colours for this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge...I've also used the technique that I saw of the Just Add Ink blog hop JAI17 challenge last Friday using my blender pen - as I mentioned the other day...you should really pop past the Just Add Ink blog to check out all of the wonderful techniques that they are sharing!?! The stamp is from the 'Fun & Fast Notes' set, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie 'Flower Fusion' felt flowers, Perfect Polka Dot embossing...so all in all an enjoyable midweek crafty evening..now the craft desk looks even messier:) lol...oh well..there's always tomorrow!!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I was feeling a little 'blue' this evening so jumped on board the alittlelessuseless blue/green 3D Die Cut Challenge!!! And......abracadabra...I have created a blue 'note' book:) Pop over here to alittlelessuseless to see the challenge to make a 3D creation using die cuts of some description with a blue or green theme...I've used paper from the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Party pieces pack, a little designer paper, white & blue paper punched flowers, white brads, blue ribbon, versamark stamping and the die cut letters are created using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' letters. It will certainly make a great 'Things to Do' notebook!!?! As life goes on there are certainly plenty of things to add to life's list of things to do!! Hope you've had a chance to appreciate lifes treasures this weekend:) The sunset here was just a beauty tonight! Have a great week:) x
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I created this 'Bird-day' card this afternoon using this weeks challenge for Friday Sketchers (#102). The papers & ink are Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie and Not Quite Navy, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Word Window punch and the cute bird from the 'Pun Fun' stamp set. The card also fits in nicely to Our Creative Corner (OCCSC12) theme challenge of 'Masculine' and the Allsorts (Week 52) 'Birthday' bloghop challenge!! Wow...three challenges wrapped into one cutsie little 'Bird-day' card!! Hope your weekend is travelling along nicely:)
Friday, May 14, 2010
I was about to say goodnight to the world of blog when I came upon another blog hop...over at Just Add Ink ...so I went hopping along...its jam packed full of techniques to try for this weeks challenge...but now to just pick one to try?!? Pop over and have a look here:) Have fun..nitex
The last but not least wet, windy day creation I had in my feeling 'o-so-crafty' afternoon...was a cutesie little 'Thank You' card....I used the creative sketch from this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip paper & ink, Pink Passion patterned paper, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, a mixture of flowers -that I just happened to come across in the local craft store:) and a dash of ribbon. Mmm...what a relaxing afternoon I've had:)
This afternoon the rain continued to pour...so I continued to stamp:) This next card is my Our Creative Corner Thursday creation! I've used Stampin' Up! Summer Sun, Blue Patterned Paper & the sweet little whale (from 'Fun & Fast Notes' stamp set) with Not So Navy Ink...a little bit of Cuttlebug embossing, red brads and a dash of ribbon...I created this 'Get Whale Soon' card!!
But wait there's more...this afternoon I also played with Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip & Pretty in Pink papers, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and scallop punch to create a birthday card using the cutesie owl from the 'Fox & Friends' stamp set:) The sketch I've used is from this weeks Mercy Tuesday Sketch challenge!
I know it's Friday...but it's taken me all week to find my MOJO:) I've used Stampin' Up! Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry papers & Ink, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and the cute little chickadee is from the 'Fun & Fast Notes' stamp set. Here is my 'Just for You' creation for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge:) Just click here if you need a little Mojo inspiration to get you going!!
I've had a busy working week and have enjoyed an afternoon of relaxing 'catch up' stamping. The weather here today is windy & wet & a little chilly - a perfect day for staying inside:) Here is my creation for Sweet Sketch Sunday. I've used Stampin' Up! Grey/White patterned paper, Rich Razzleberry paper, ink & ribbon to create a pretty little 'Thinking of You' card.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Hippy Happy Mother's Day!!! Just had to quickly pop these on to my blog..I've had a wonderful day!! The day began with gifts & breaky in bed...tea and toast...and a lovely collection of goodies!! Here are the gorgeous Mother's Day cards that the kiddlywinks made for me!! I was banished from the craft desk yesterday:)Just LOVE 'em!!!! On request to my second cup of tea before getting up to have a shower...they made me a cuppa in a travel mug and said that we were going to do a spot of morning fishing (before soccer) as a Mother's Day treat! Gotta love 'em:) Hope your Mother's Day has been a goodie wherever you are!! x
Saturday, May 8, 2010
For this card (I hid my Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry papers - lol) and have used Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive papers, ribbons and stamps to create a 'Just for You' card following this weeks Sweet Wednesday Sketch:) The close up photo shows a better view of the fantastic Stampin' Up! colours that I've used...not too sure why the main card has come up a little different?!(mmm...a little photographic mystery to solve?!) Anyway..hope your weekend is travelling along nicely...wishing you a Happy Mothers Day for tomorrow!! I'm looking forward to the kiddlywinks bringing me breaky in bed! nite x
Here is my Mojo Monday card I made on Friday and now posting it on my blog on Saturday?!? Time flies when you're having fun:) What a great Mojo Monday sketch to work with! I've used the Stampin' Up Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry papers and inks, the little critter from the 'Pun Fun' set and the 'Perfect Polka Dots' embossing folder to create this cutesie 'Thinking of you' card!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Hello there!?!? I was just about to turn the computer off for the night when I thought I'd check out the world of blog before saying goodnight?! To my great surprise.... I had received this award a few days ago from alittlelessuseless... I had even read her post on the day she had received the award but I didn't even think to see who she was passing it on to?! let alone thinking that it might be little ole me?!?! lol:) Anyway...I now need to tell you 10 things about myself and then pass it on to 10 others in the great wide world of blog!! So here we go...
1. I'm now sitting here celebrating with a glass of white port! Cheers:)
2. I have a wonderful husband and two gorgeous kiddlywinks:)
3. I've become addicted to blog challenges?!
4. Love to go camping with family and friends:)
5. I'm a chocoholic!!
6. Just love my Nespresso Coffee machine! (note to self..must order more coffee pods!)
7. Enjoy going to the beach!
8. Moving house in the next few months:(
9. The last DVD I watched was 'My Sisters Keeper' and needed the tissues?!!
10. Cooked 'Mummy Maccas' for dinner tonight:)
Phew...now to the tricky bit...I'm just loving the whole blog experience...sending this through to Louise (a big thank you for first introducing me to the fabulous Stampin' Up! products), Kooky, Donna, Janice, Nancy, Shannon, Barb, Glenna, Lesley & Caz.
ps. Remember to check out the chance to get a hold of some blog candy from alittlelessuseless :)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I was so pleased when I checked the Stampin' Royalty blog tonight to find that this weeks challenge was 'anything but a card'...I had in mind to create a last minute Mother's Day bookmark...so here it is:) Yep...just loving that new colour from Stampin' Up - Rich Razzleberry?! A slice here, punch there, stamp over here and a ribbon there...eyelet punch and abracadabra...a Mother's Day (or really any day?!) Bookmark!
I have had a go at doing two challenges in one tonight?! This is a first:) I have used the colours from this weeks Curtain Call Colour Challenge- Stampin' Up! Rose Red, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy & Kraft, along with this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch with ribbons, petals, brad, perfect polka dots embossing folder and stamps from the 'Priceless' set. Phew...here is tonights creation:) Hope your weeks has been a goodie so far! x
Wahhooo! Here is a little something I made the other day -I haven't had a chance til now to take a photo and post it on my blog... its a shame that work gets in the way of play?! This card uses this weeks great sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges - one of my favourite Stampin' Up! colours - Old Olive is the main card colour, with Rich Razzleberry and the new Cottage Wall designer papers:) a few brads, punched out flowers and here it is! I just love the cute little chick from the 'Fun and Fast Notes' stamp set:) mmm....what's next?!
Hope your week is travelling along nicely! Just wanted to let you know that you should pop on over to alittlelessuseless to get a chance at a taste of some blog candy!! Also check out all of the wonderful, inspiring creations you'll get as well!! Enjoy:)
Sunday, May 2, 2010
This weeks Allsorts challenge was to use 'Animals' as a theme. So naturally that cheeky monkey (and two of its friends that I've just acquired from Stampin' Up) jumped off the shelf and stamped themselves using Chocolate Chip ink:) a little bit of scrapbooking paper, ribbon, brads, versamark and hey presto! Here is the latest creation at Sandybeaches:)