Saturday, July 31, 2010

Follow Picture Perfect Creations - Crafty Challenges!

PPC is back at it again and is ready to give away more prizes! Read below to see how you can win!

Over at PPC, they'd would LOVE to get more particpants and followers, so they've decided to have another 'Follow PPC' Contest! The goal is to reach 150 followers by Monday, August 9th, and they NEED your help!

All you have to do to win is become a follower of PPC AND submit a design this week for the #23 color combo challenge! Winner will get a package of 50 Kraft Colored Cards with Envelopes! (See picture below). The contest ends at 10am EST on Monday, August 9th.

So head on over to PPC and enter for you chance to win!!!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Clean and Simple # 100

I just had to play along this week as it's Clean and Simple's 100th sketch!!!!!!!!

This card came together super quick and I just love the simplicity.

I've used: Paper - Very Vanilla and some paper from my stash
Ink - Sahara Sand
Stamp Set - Special Blessings
Other: Vanilla Ribbon

and here is the sketch

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #33

OMG I have just been over at Keesh's blog and I can't believe the huge stash of stamping goodies she brought back from America - It must have cost her a fortune!!! What a very lucky lady :)

Well here is m entry for this weeks Inkspirations challenge.

I've used: Paper - Whisper White, Kraft, Barely Banana and Bella Bleu DSP
Ink - Barely Banana and Sahara Sand
Stamp Set - For the Bride
Other: Nestabilities

and here is the sketch

Fabulous Blog

The beautiful Patrice from Spring Blossom Musings gave me this 'FABULOUS' blog award!!!!!

The rules are to pass this Award forward and tell you 10 things about myself. There are so so many blogs I love to visit regularly, it is too hard to choose just 1!

But I've narrowed it down to Michelle from Divine Finds
I just love her blog and she has such beautiful taste - go check out all her Divine Finds!!!!!!

Now for the 10 things about myself:

1. I looooove ice cream especially chocolate flavours

2. I’m a hopeless romantic

3. I have a boring desk job

4. It’s a toss up between my favourite foods – Italian or Indian

5. My favourite meal is Chicken Paprika (no one makes it like my Moma used too)

6. I love making cards but I also love to paint, draw and sew – not that I seem to have much time for any of these things lately!

7. My favourite website is

8. I’m on the boarder line of gen y and gen x – I consider myself a Gen Y

9. I suffer from depression, card making gives me a huge relief from this

10. I have no idea what I want to be when I ‘grow up’

Monday, July 26, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #23

Can you see the BEAUTIFUL pin from Pretty Pin Embellishments that I've used on my card for this weeks Picture Perfect Creations challenge.

I've used: Paper - Whisper White, Basic Gray and Summer Sun (no Daffodil Delight here in Australia yet!)
Ink - Versamark
Stamp Set - Forest Friends
Other: Gray embossing powder, white ribbon and a BEAUTIFUL pin from Pretty Pin Embellishments.

Here is the colour pallet

Check out what all the other ladies have created:

Don't forget to check out the Pretty Pin Embellishments website and grab some pin's for your creations!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Copics practice

So I've been practicing using my copics and here is a Tilda that I've completed.

I'm finding it a little difficult to get my technique down pat and I'm not very quick and it takes me a long time to get it all done. But I think I'm getting there..... as the old saying goes 'practice makes perfect!'

If you look carefully on her hair you'll see that I've added a little sparkle!!!!!!

Hope you all have a good weekend :)

Just Add Ink #26

This week at Just Add Ink the challenge is just add embossing!

I just had to play along this week because my it's my BFFs first challenge as part of the design team.

I decided to use heat embossing for this card, with some new goddies that I've just received in the mail.

I've used: Paper - Whisper White, Real Red, Bella Rose dsp and Pink Flamingo dsp
Ink - Versamark
Stamp Set - A Happy Heart and Sincere Salutations
Other: White embossing powder and ribbon

Monday, July 19, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #22

This week I decided to make something completely out of my comfort zone!

I love the fresh cut notes and I finally got the Fresh cuts stamp set from Karen who was having a clearing sale! Thanks Karen :)

So the little thank you cards were no problem but to make the folder to put them in was a bit time consuming because I've never made one before.
I'm not sure if I like it or not....perhaps it will grow on me.

I hope that you get some inspiration and start doing things outside of your comfort zone too.

I've used: Paper - Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose and Really Rust (no Cajun Craze here in Australia yet!)
Ink - Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Really Rust and Versamark
Stamp Set - Fresh Cuts
Other: Fresh Cut notes, White embossing powder and brads

Here is the colour pallet

Check out what all the other ladies have created:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Copics Class

A little while ago I told you that I was attending a Copics class.

Well I had my second lesson tonight and we learnt about so many different things that you can use copics for other than just to colour in paper!!! And even with the images you have coloured in there are heaps of techniques you use to make patterns and add texture.

I'll have an image to show you in a few days and you can let me know if you think I'm progressing.

My little container of Copics is slowly growing............

Monday, July 12, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #21

I've been told that apparently I use a lot of butterflies on my work.....I'd never noticed before it was pointed out!! HA isn't it funny how some times you don't notice things in life until it's pointed out to you.

This week's Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo is a lovely one. There are two colours in the challenge that we don't have here in Australia so I've used similar ones.
I can't wait for the new catalogue to come out on 1 September so we can get all the new beautiful colours!!!!!!

I've used: Paper - Soft Suede, Craft, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink
Ink - Soft Suede, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink
Stamp Set - Occasional Greetings, Great Friend and a swirl from Kazazz
Other: Soft Suede ribbon, Craft ribbon and Dew Drops

Here is the colour pallet

Check out what all the other ladies have created:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #30

I had a quick few minutes this afternoon to whip up a card for Makeesh's Inkspirations Colour Challenge.

I didn't quite manage to get any Whisper White on the card but I did make a matching WW envelope which I should have taken a picture of - Doh!!

When I found this card on Maile's blog I just fell in love and I just had to CASE it!!!! Of course mine doesn't look nearly as lovely as hers but I gave it a shot!

I've used: Paper - Craft
Ink - Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive
Stamp Set - Happy Moments and Whimsical Words
Other: Twine

Here is the colour pallet

Monday, July 5, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #20

The colour combo this week from Picture Perfect Creations was a beauty!

I love Rose Red and it looks lovely with the Chocolate Chip.

I've seen on quite a few blogs lately ladies using ribbon all bunched looked pretty hard to do! I haven't tried it before BUT it's actually fairly easy to do and I really like the look it creates.

I've used: Paper - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Rose Red
Ink - Chocolate Chip and Rose Red
Stamp Set - Occasional Greetings
Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, 1xBrad and Paper flowers

Here is the colour pallet

Check out what all the other ladies have created:

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Copics - My very first try

You might remember a little while a go I went to the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo and I bought my first Copics!!!!

I've been hesitant to use them but I've have had a little play... see the image below.

So becuase I've been a bit usnsure I decided to enrol in a Copics course run by my local scrapbook store.

I'm attending 1 night every fortnight for 6 weeks (so 3 classes). The course goes for 2 hours each night. I went to my first class on Thursday and it was so much fun!!! I was given soooooooo much information and there are so many techniques to learn. I had no idea you could do so many things with Copics. It's fantastic that it's being held over a few nights so that I can go home and practice and if I think of any questions to ask I can the following session. Also included in the price is 6 Copics - so I need to decide which ones I want to get next!

I'll show you some of my practice pieces as we go a long but for now here is what I've done before I started the course. You can let me know as I go if you think I'm improving (fingers crossed I do!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 36

It's almost the 4th of July and Stacey's Stamping Stage is holding a perfect colour challenge to celebrate!

I love the striped cushions that she has used as inspiration :)

Here's what I came up with

I've used: Paper - Whisper White, Craft and Night of Navy
Ink - Real Red and Night of Navy
Stamp Set - Whimsical Words
Other: Real Red ribbon and Nestablilities

Here is the colout pallet

Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you all for participating in Picture Perfect Creations Summer kick of blog hop!

And thanks so much for leaving some wonderful comments on my blog.

Now to announce the winner.......................


Tracey left me a lovely message and she made a sweet card for the hop

Check out her blog here
Tracy's Stamping Blog

Tracey has won this bundle of ribbons from my personal stash

Don't forget to pop over to Picture Perfect Creations to see if you were a winner!!!