Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cute Card Fun:)

With my end of May mojo flowing this weekend - in between kiddlywink sporting commitments, school work, washing, folding, gardening and all that jazz I managed to create a few cards so here is my 'With Sympathy' card using this weeks sketch over at Cute Card Thursday. Just love the way that the cute CC Tulip Birgitta stamp; Copics colouring; Cuttlebug embossing; Stampin' Up! papers, ribbon, sentiment, ink and embossing folder came together so easily:)

Sweet Fun:)

I finally had a chance to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week to check out the latest sketch and had so much fun making the 'For You' card that I used the sketch again for a 'With Sympathy' card! Magnolia stamps, Copics colouring, Stampin' Up! papers, brads, inks, sentiments and a whole lot of relaxing fun:)

Thank You Card:)

By LORi Designs Challenge is having its final challenge this week:( so on Friday before K2's swimming carnival I just had to grab one of my By LORi Designs Digi Shop fabulous images -click here to have a lookie at so many gorgeous designs, Copic colours & Stampin' Up! papers to use this weeks sketch to create this simple but sweet 'Thank You' card:)

May Mojo Madness:)

I found a little of my Mojo over the weekend! Here is a quick pic of my latest creation for this weeks sketch over at Mojo Monday (#192)...

Gotta dash to pick up Grammy from the bus station:)

Stay tuned for some more snippets of weekend craftiness later!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Midweek creation:)

With a birthday parcel ready to send for a 'May Birthday' I popped over to see the latest colour combo at Colour Q (#83) and this weeks theme at Our Creative Corner of Embroidery Floss. As I am away from the craft desk my holiday kit included Copics coloured images By LORi Boyd; Stampin' Up! paper, dimensionals; coloured brads and cutter. I then raided mum's sewing stash for Embroidery Floss and wahlah... a mid week birthday card:)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Check it out!!

On Friday I was just 'blogging around' checking out the latest in challenges to discover that I made it in the Top 3 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday for one of my Easter cards last week!! Wahooo:) With a trip to the city for 83rd Birthday celebrations just around the corner...I was getting inspiration to create the perfect card for my wonderful nan and there I was in the Top 3!! So here is my Friday afternoon creation - with this weeks sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#99) I then popped over to see the latest colours at Colour Q (#82) and set out to create...mind you I was supposed to be hanging out the washing, folding, planting vegies in my vegie patch, packing for the trip to the city, wrapping pressies...and so on..but ahhh creating nan's card was so much better:)

Close up.....

Inside the card....

I took photos late yesterday afternoon of my creations hoping to have a chance to blog last night before setting off this morning...however those bits and pieces that I had put off earlier needed to be done! Luckily mum has internet with kiddlywinks tucked in bed, the computer is warmed up and ready and plenty of Easter chocolate to munch on and a Kahlua & milk to sip...stay tuned for other snippets of weekend craftiness:)

Mother's Day Creations:)

While putting off 'jobs' on the 'To Do' list...or should I say putting 'crafty me time' managed to set myself up nicely with a cuppa at the craft desk:) The first card uses this weeks sketch at Stampin' Royalty (#69) and the gorgeous image & colour combo from By LORi Designs Challenge .....

And with a little bit of hot water added to the cool cuppa, the second uses the 'Just Add a Flower' theme this week at Just Add Ink (#66) I've done these flowers before and just love the the effect:) Using a variety of papers and the small scallop punch from Stampin' Up! crimp each one a few times, bundle them together with a brad...a little bit of 'scrunching' and ever so cute flower:) For a much more detailed here to follow where I got my original inspiration from and check out the creativity over at alittlelessuseless :)

I've packed my Copics and LORi Boyd images to colour at my home away from home this week! Hoping you are getting plenty of snippets of crafty time in your day:) x

A little more Mother's Day creativity:)

A little bit of 'Bugs & Embossing' inspiration over at Stamps R Us and the 'Wings' theme over at Stamp Something this week led me searching through the stamps to find this cutsie dragonfly stamp that I've had for ages...a Kaisercraft stamp that I just knew would come in handy one day lol:) A Mother's Day card creation that uses Cuttlebug embossing, bling things from the local craft shop and gorgeous papers, ink, sentiment, ribbon & label punch from Stampin' Up!

With K1's orthodontic appointments at the end of this week keeping us from returning 'back to school' for Term 2...I decided to leave a crafty Mother's Day package for my relief teacher to do on Thursday:) So I created this 'good idea' in my head that became a little bigger than anticipated... 24 embossed cards; 24 pillow box die cuts - to hold 24 wrapped Tim Tams & 24 teabags; many paper punched flowers and the other bits and pieces were left for the PP/Yr 1 & the relief teacher to create for their mums:) I'm sure they will be made with love! (and hopefully not too much frustration - lol) it is...the "Mother's Day Relief Pack"...

Sample of front cover - blank white embossed cards ready for kids to colour & decorate:)

Sample for inside the card to attach Pillow Box:)

Fingers crossed that my 'seemed like a good idea at the time' will be an enjoyable one!