Saturday, December 31, 2011

Creative-Sketches CS54H

Hi Fellow Bloggers, I have still been hunting around for sketches to give me some inspirtation and I came across this sketch from Creative-Sketches from October that I liked. So, I gave it a go and this is my card. My little neice is having a birthday in February and I think this will do nicely. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. Until next time......oh.....and Happy New Year!!! See you in 2012!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Creatively Yours Sketch

 Hi Stampers, today I came across this 'old' sketch from the Creatively Yours blog. I wanted to make a card for a work collegue who retired today and I thought this would do nicely. The recipient is a male which is why I have used the olive & grey cardstock....I always struggle with male cards. Anyway, I think this has turned out quite nicely, hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by, until next time....

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch #32

Hello Fellow Stampers, I started off doing a Less is More challenge this morning but as the card started to get too many layers for their site, I went hunting for another sketch to use. I ended up using the latest Deconstructed Sketch but turned it upside down and I also got a shot of inspiration from Olena's blog (love her cards). When I started making this card, it was going to be for my sister in-law who's birthday is in January but I ended up making the card for our niece who will be 21 in March. She is off to Europe for the holiday of a lifetime in  May and as one of her stops is Paris and as she has already started buying nick nacks of the places she is going too, I know for sure she will love the 'Eiffel Tower' on her card. I am really happy with this card, it is a lot busier than what I would usually make as I struggle with busy even though I like it when others do it. So, I hope you like it too. Until next time, happy stamping.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mojo #221

Hi All, I am really enjoying my week off over the xmas/new year break...this is the third card I have been able to sit down and make over the last few days. I have used this weeks Mojo as inspiration for this card, I chose to do the round card as they are always a challenge for me for some reason. The colours are very different to what I normally gravitate to also but I do try to step outside the square every now and again and I think I have done it successfully with this one. I hope you like it, until next time, happy stamping!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Simon Says Stamp 14th Dec '11

Hi Blogger Friends, I hope you and your family had a great Christmas day as my family & I did. Today we are having an easy day until we go out for a Boxing Day event with friends where there will be eating, drinking, backyard cricket, volleyball & for all!!
I had the urge to make a card on christmas eve when I had a little 'me' time but have only just found time now to post it. This is a sketch from Simon Says Stamp that I used. I have never participated in a SSS challenge but I think I will be doing more. I missed being able to submit my card for this challenge but here it is anyway.
Until next time, thanks for stopping by....

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mojo #220

Hi All and Season Greetings to you. I hope you are all organised for the BIG day, I was until I went to make a Mango & Passionfruit Ice Cream Cake and found my mangoes weren't ripe even though they looked it!!! Guess I am off to find some ripe mangoes later. But enough of that, this is the first time I have sat down at my desk for a couple of weeks. A classic example of how long it has been is that the first card I made was a belated birthday card for my brother in-law!!! Oh well, it is that time of year.
This card was made using the latest Mojo. When I looked at it, I thought it lent towards a 'male' card so that is what I went with using dark blues & greys with a dash of yellow. Hope you like it, until next time all the best for the Festive Season, I hope you all have a great time whatever you are doing and where ever you are.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch #28

I finally sat down and wrote on my xmas cards and found I am a few now I have to make a few more cards which is really helping me get my mojo back. This is the latest Deconstructed Sketch that I have used as the design for my card. I had picked this paper out previously but didn't use it at the time so it has been laying on my desk which came in handy for this card as the colours were all sorted.
Well I am off to make a few more....bye for now.

Less is More #43 - A Bit of Bling


Hi Stampers, I was doing a bit of surfing this morning and checked out the latest challenge on Less is More and lucky for me it was all about bling!! Well I had just made this card for my christmas stash and saw that it fitted in perfectly with this weeks challenge. Not only was it CAS which suits LIM but it has bling on it too. I really like this card and have made a few different ones using the same design but different stamps and colours. Hope you like it. Until next time, happy stamping and thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mojo #216

Hi Blogger Friends....well I have lost my mojo a bit and am struggling to sit down and make some cards. I am that bad that I have even made my xmas cards but can't be bothered to write on them!!! Anyway, I know I have to snap out of it so my goal today is to make my daughter a birthday card and to write on my xmas cards and so far I have achieved 1 of the 2 goals. This is my take on this weeks mojo...not a lot or I should really say, no stamping (that will have to go on the inside just to make me feel better about that) but I think she should like it. The background paper/card is from a pack called 'Merci' Vintage Rose collection...there are some really nice prints in this pack and they also have 3 other packs I have come across and of course, I now have them too, as we do....LOL.... I picked these up in Big W for any of the aussies out there that stop by my blog. Well I hope you all have a great weekend, until next time, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mojo #215

Hello Stamping Friends...well it has been a couple of weeks since I have been able to sit down and make a card and its good to be back!! This card was made using this weeks Mojo Monday which I really like. I have made this card for my little neice who is turning the big 1 in a few weeks. Normally I don't get too involved with kids cards as kids are usually more interested in the present then the card, which is fair enough, that's the joy of being a kid. But even though it is a bit fancy for one of my 'kids' cards it is still simple enough. I really like the colours, I think they worked out nicely. Hope you like it too and thanks for stopping by. Until next time....

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch #26

Hello Happy Stampers, I had to make a card for my sister's upcoming 40th birthday and after checking out the latest Deconstructed Sketch and getting inspiration from Andrea Ewens card for that challenge, this is what I came up with. I used some new paper I bought recently and as it was purple..her favourite colour, I went with that. Hopefully she will like it and I hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by, until next time.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scrapbook Boutique October Challenge & JUGS #104

and last but not is the card I made for the Scrapbook Boutique October Challenge. I had been skyping earlier with Robyn and she told be to check out this challenge. I had looked at it previously but not got around to making a card for it. Luckily, I just happen to have some 'new' black & white papers so that really gave me the inspiration to have a go. I was still a little blank as to what sort of layout to do and after searching my regular sites came across the last JUGS design which I thought was quite, here it is and I hope you  like it.
Well that's it for me today, once again, thanks for stopping by. Until next time, happy stamping.

Mojo #212

....and here is my take on this weeks Mojo. I really like this design. Thanks for stopping by.

Less is More #38


Good Morning Fellow Stampers...It is a lovely Saturday morning here in North Queensland, Australia. Summer is not quite here but enough to make it a lovely sunny day, good to be outside..but better yet a good day to be stamping!!

I have sat down early to make the latest Less Is More challenge...hopefully it is still open when I go to post it. This week it is 'Polka Dots' so I have cheated and used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots to add the 'polka dots' to my card. As usual of late, it is a xmas card, helping me to take the stress out of making my xmas cards instead of the mad rush that I usually have each year.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend....until next time.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mojo #211

Hello Fellow Stampers....I hope you are all having a great weekend. I am glad it is the weekend as this was my first week back at work and I really struggled to get motivated. But, right now, I am happily doing what I love...stamping!! This is my take on this weeks Mojo Monday. I really have to get in and make some more christmas cards so that is what I made using the mojo recipe. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mojo #210

Hi Fellow Stampers...Today I have made a 'new baby' card for a friend using this weeks Mojo design. I must admit, I cheated a bit...I had made a similar little boys card a few months ago and as I really liked the colours and image I used them again. I find it really hard to make kids cards, probably because I know they are more interested in the present...LOL...anyway, thanks for stopping by, hope you like it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

the DS #22 & C4C#108 - Leaf

Deconstructed Sketch 22

Hi Stampers, After doing my chores this morning like a good girl, I stole a bit of 'me' time to sit down and make a card with my stamping buddy Robyn. For this card, I combined two challenges again by using the Deconstructed Sketch #22 and Crazy4Challenges challenge of using only leaves with a couple of other rules. Wellll, my original idea was to cut the palm tree out but after stamping the image I just couldn't quite do it. I know most stampers will be doing 'autumn' as it is that time of year for them, but for us Aussies, it is spring which is really more like summer. So, I have gone with a 'summer' card. Hope you like it...thanks for stopping by.

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