Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stamp sets FOR SALE!!

Hi Everyone I'm doing a little purge of stamp sets to make room for my purchases from the new Satmpin' UP! inspiration book that goes live in a few days!!

If you see something that you'd like just email me on trishradacs@yahoo.com.au

Postage will be in an Express post bag as I find them the most reliable. If you order one stamp set postage will be $9.50 if you order one to five sets the postage will be $13.

Payment will be via direct deposit or if you're in Brisbane you could do cash on pick up.

First in best dressed!!

A Light Heart $15
Be Happy $15

Cause for Celebration $15

Congrats $10

For A Friend $10

Garden Whimsey $15

Gently Falling $10

Good Neighbors $15

Great Grads $12

Just Cause I Like You $12

Live Like You Mean It $12

Mini Messages $10

Polka Dot Punches $8

Punches Three $8

Say it with scallops $10

Stem Sayings $8

Wishing you the best $10

I'll update the post as things sell.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

So what did I make with my new power tool??

In my last post I showed you my new power tool and I promised to show you what I created with it!

I've been looking around for paper storage for my 12 x 12 sheets.
There are so many choices and I've been umming and aaahhing about what to choose.... vertical... horizontal......ect.

I've been quite envious of the storage BFF had custom made for her a few years ago -you can get a glimpse here.
So everything I've looked at since then just hasn't compared and I can't find anything like it in the stores.

So I decided to create my own!!!

Here I am hard at work using the new jigsaw, cutting my side panel to size.

Notice my work safety approved shoes!!!

Here are my draws almost completed.... just needing a good paint

And here they are in there new home all painted and filled with paper.

So it was my first go at making anything like this and there are few little quirky characteristics to it that I love and hate - but I'm proud as punch to have made this from scratch and it works!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

My very first power tool!!

Yep that's right I recently bought my very first power tool- insert little squeal of excitement!

It was so much fun to use!!!

You'll never guess what I created with this bad boy................ and yes it is craft related

I'll pop back soon with pictures :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paper Players and Embellish Magazine

Tonight I had a little bit of time to whip up a quick card.

I used the Paper Players sketch #60 and the colour inspiration from Embellish Magazine - Red, Green, Cream and Kraft- WITH the added challenge of embossed flowers.

You can see here I've got two types of embossed flowers, the back ground has been embossed using an impression plate and the green flowers have been embossed with powder!

I've used:
-Naturals Ivory and Kraft

Ink -
Real Red
Stamp Set - Friends never fade, Tiny tags and Mega mixed messages from PTI
Other: Green Embossing powder, Twine, Half and Half die and In Bloom impression plate both from PTI

Here is the sketch

Here is the colour pallet
WooHoo it's nearly the weekend!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Kid

It's one Gorgeous Kid's birthday today!!!

I can't be with him but I did post him a little present and a handmade card (see below!).

I used the ColourQ 98 for inspiration..... I don't have all the new colours yet so I just used ones I thought were similar. I've also used a good slathering of crystal effects on the ice cream!!!!!!!

I've used:
-Whisper White,
Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist and Old Olive
Ink -
Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist and Old Olive
Stamp Set - Sweet as can be and Signature greetings - both from Paper Tray Ink
Other: Ric Rac, Crystal Effects, Nestabilites and Sunshine impression plate from PTI

Here is the colour pallet


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CR8FN 36

I was super excited to arrive home yesterday to a parcel of goodies from Paper Tray Ink!

Inspired by the CR8FN 36 colour pallet, I inked up some sets and used some dies to create this CAS card .......

I've used:
-Whisper White,
Crumb Cake and Woodland Walk DSP
Ink -
Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set - Flower Fusion #6 and Little Labels - both from Paper Tray Ink
Other: Half and Half die, Daffodil Delight ribbon and Pearls

Here is the colour inspiration

I think you might be seeing some more PTI inspired cards from me over the next little while!!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mojo Monday 203

I wanted to use some bright colours for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and I thought the Greenhouse Gala paper fitted perfectly.
I love the Greehouse Gala paper and stamp set and after making this card I've decided I definitely don't use it enough!

I've used:
-Whisper White,
Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink -
Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set - Greenhouse Gala and Apple Blossoms
Other: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Scallop Boarder punch, Scallop round punch and Champagne Mist

Here is the sketch

Hope you all have a great weekend planned!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just Add Ink 79 - Distressing/Tearing

OMG you won't believe what has happen to me this week!!!

I slipped over in our kitchen/laundry area and while going down I took out the bins, the cat food bowl and made a hell of a noise. I really hurt my foot and got some ice onto it straight away. However the next day I wasn't feeling so great and headed of to the doctors... well turns out I gave my head a bit of a bigger bump that I realised because I've got concussion!!!

So I've been at home resting for most of the week as I've found it frustrating to do many things - like crafting!!

I made this card earlier this week so I'm going to blame my concussion on the lateness of my JAI entry.........
The challenge was to Distress or Tear!!

I made this cute little flower with a heart punch and just stuck them all together!!

I've used:
-Whisper White,
Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo DSP
Ink -
Old Olive
Stamp Set -Signature Greetings from PTI
Other: Dizzy Doily by Die-Namics, Pink pearls, Seam Binding, Pink button and Twine

Phew... writing this post took me a while.... back to something using a little less brain power!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Stamp Spot mashed with Color Throwdown

For this card I've used the sketch from the Stamp Spot and the colour combo from Color Throwdown.

I was a bit skeptical with these colours at first but I actually really love them together!!

I've used:
-Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and
Aqua Mist from Paper Tray Ink
Ink -
Crumb Cake and Versamark
Stamp Set -Fifth Avenue Floral and Well Scripted
Other: Aqua ribbon, Clear embossing powder, Nestabilities, Embossing folder, Pearls and Paper Flowers

Here is the sketch

Here is the colour combo

Beautiful Balloons!!

Yesterday BFF and I spent the whole afternoon cyber crafting together!! It was sooooo much fun :)

We played along with a few challenges but the first card I'll show you is using the sketch from The Paper Players #57 and the colour combo from Embellish Magazine.

The sentiment I used got me singing some Kylie Minouge (very badly I might add!).
Poor BFF having to listen to that!!

I've used:
-Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz and Crumb Cake DSP

Ink -
Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink and Copics
Stamp Set -Sentiment is from Verve's Birthday Bash and the balloons are from MFT's Birthday Balloon Jolinne
Other: Pretty in Pink ribbon, Yellow twine, Rhinestones and doily the Martha Stewart boarder punch.

Here is the sketch

Here is the colour inspiration

Enjoy your Sunday

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mouth watering......

I was reading A-M's blog post yesterday and if you scroll to the very bottom of the post you'll see something that looks DELICIOUS!!

That gorgeous chocolate treat got my mouth watering.... she said it was the most delicious thing she's ever eaten!! I knew I had to try it and to make things even better the place, Les Bon Choix is just around the corner from my work.

I popped in this afternoon to pick one up but to my utter disappointment they had sold out for the day *insert sad face here*

But I just couldn't walk away empty handed, there were so many yummy looking treats in the cabinet. They were all just screaming "take me home Trishy"

This was the first beauty that took my eye.... look at those perfect layers!

And I just couldn't go past this magnificent looking chocolate one

T and I ate them for dessert tonight and let me say.... they were both just divine!
But my favourite bit was the chocolate balls on top of the chocolate one - YUMMO

What a wonderful way to start the weekend.
Tomorrow I'm off to the fruit and veg markets in the morning with Mum. Hate the early wake up to get there but love the freshness of the beautiful produce. Then I'll be crafting with BFF for the afternoon - woohoo.

I'd love to hear what you're up to this weekend so leave a comment and let me know.