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Monday, 31 January 2011

Play Date Cafe







Ok I know some people of commented on my use of butterflies, but sometimes they just fit!! and I do so love them. Not sure if you are like me but I go in roundabouts, one week its butterflies then boats then something else. I kept this card very simple but am happy with it. I dont think I will add a sentiment as it would spoil the look in my opinion. I used a plain white card and stamped the upsy daisy image from stampin up on some whisper white. I mounted this on black card stock and then elegant eggplant. I used free hand and my stampin up marker of elegant eggplant to do mock stitching around as a border. To finish I stamped my trusty butterfly from great friends and cut it out. mounted it using dimentionals and finished it of with some pearls.
You can have a go at their challenge HERE

thanks for looking.

Jo

Just add Ink plus Sweet sunday Challenge




I loved the sketch from sweet sunday this week, and with the Just add Ink flower for inspiration I had the perfect card in mind. I had cut out this image from a birthday card many moons ago and I have been looking for the perfect challenge and these two just were abso perfect. The bear is so adorable and he looks like it really should be a sorry card decided to make the sentiment slightly more uplifting but at the same time usable for many occasion. I am really chuffed with it.

You can find the link for Just add Ink HERE
Sweet Sunday Sketch HERE

Please enjoy him. Thanks for looking.

Jo

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Inkspiration Challenge



Its been a while since I have had a go at this challenge. Today was a layout sketch and I felt drawn to it. I used my cottage garden stamp set from Stampin Up and some DS papers from last year. I decided to use the tag instead of a circle.

You can find the challenge HERE

Thanks for looking.

Jo

Friday, 28 January 2011

CPS and Colour Q




I have used both these challenges for my inspiration today. I am glad for a simple layout as my brain isnt firing on all cylinders. Although I used the CPS sketch challenge I am not sure if it completely qualifies as I turned it round and used 3 full circles. I used my 'Great Friends' stamp set for this one. And the sentiment is from the upsy dasiy set.

Colour Q challenge can be found HERE
CPS Card Sketch can be found HERE

Go on have a go.

Jo

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Mojo 174



I just realised I have forgotten to blog my entry so will have to be quick lol. Made a velentine card using the lovely DS papers from stampin up along with the I love {heart} stamp set.

You can have a go by clicking HERE

thanks for looking
Jo

Sweet Stop Sketch and Our Creative Corner recipe challenge





Well here I go again with another combo..........to easy. I interpreted that we could use any 3 colours as long as they were in a row. Hopefully that's right. I am loving the blue and purples together, not something I would normally do but I might a bit more now. The sweet stop sketch, another lovely layout but bows really arent my thing, I hardly use ribbon on my card these days and even rarer for a bow. I tried I really did even had a nice tag made, but I just couldnt bring myself to put it on, to me it ruined the whole look. I just had to leave it off, I hope this is ok. Maybe I should do a with tag photo too and let you decide lol. Well I have updated my card and have included a new photo with tag.

Any way, I used a butterfly stamp which I have had forever but not used (well not that I recall) and my colouring skills are really not up to much but I had a go using my water colour pencils from stamping up. The card stock is razzelberry and pale plum, with some corresponding DS papers from last year.

Anyways the links
Sweet stop sketch HERE have a go.
Our Creative Corner HERE loads of combos this week.

Thanks for looking
Jo

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Play date cafe and Clean and Simple




another combo, 2nd today. I used the Play Date Colour challenge along with the Clean & Simple challenge. I used the balloon from 'party this way' and 'pun fun' stamp sets from stampin up. Not my usual colour combo, but I am happy with it.

Play Date Cafe link can be found HERE
Clean and Simple link can be found HERE

Thanks for looking

Jo

New Challenges, Case Studay and Lori Challenges




I stumbled on these challenges whilst browsing other blogs. I like the look of them so decided to have a go. I used the case study challenge (card by Mercy Kerin) for the inspiration behind the layout but got so hung up on my design I forgot the ribbon.......doh. The Lori Challenge was a colour recipe so a combine the two and this is what I came up with.

For the case study challenge click HERE
For the Lori colour challenge click HERE

Thanks for stopping by.

Jo

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Colour Q and Sweet Sunday Sketch




Its been a while since I have done the Sweet Sunday Sketch, so I decided today was the day. I coupled it with the Colour Q challenge. I used the Embrace Life stamp set from stampin Up, I stamped this onto some textured paper which was the closest I had to poppy parade, I used white ink for this and cut them out. I dressed them up with some pearls. I am not sure if the green I used was always artichoke but its pretty damned close.

Click HERE for the Colour Q challenge
Click HERE for the Sweetest

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The sweet stop sketch challenge



Ok i failed a bit on this challenge as I did not do the twist of embossing....sigh. I just loved the sketch so I though I would still blog my effort. I yet again used the love letter DS paper and the Artistic etchings stamp set both from stampin up.

You can find the challenge HERE

Thanks for looking.

Jo

Waltzing Mouse Challenge



I loved this design this week and although I didnt follow it to the letter I am very pleased with the way it came out, great way to use up some scraps too. I used the Love Letter DS paper from stampin up (which I adore) and used my heart shaped punch to make the row of hearts.

Have a go at the challenge HERE

thanks for looking

Jo

Our Creative Corner



I love simple sketches, so easy to work with. I decided although the challenge was to dress up to keep my card clean and simple. I used my vintage vogue set from stampin up for the flowers and some of the last year DS papers. Razzleberry and pale plum card stock.

OCC challenge blog can be found HERE

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Card Pattern Sketch 98



2 weeks in a row for this challenge lol. I did rotate a little, hope thats ok. I love the DS paper from stampin up its great for kids cards. I made the little boat by half a circle and cut out 2 triangles, easy peasy. I added some chrytstals to the boat for some bling.

For the Card Pattern challenge just click HERE

Thanks for looking

Jo

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Colour Q



I thought I would have a go at the challenge this week. I like it sort of, I wish I had mounted it on dimensional s to give it more depth but didnt and I cant get it off to do now. Very frustrating. It looks a bit flat. I used the Skipping Stone Design as a layout base but will do another card for that challenge.

Colour Q challenge is HERE.

Thanks Jo

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Play Date Cafe and Card Pattern Challenge




I thought I would have a go at the challenge this week along with the recipe from 'The Play Date Cafe'. I used the leaf stamp from the vintage vogue set from stampin up to make the background for the blue card stock. I had made a card with my demonstrator Linda Higgins earlier in the week and I really liked the image, it was on a smaller card and I just had to use it as it fitted so perfectly with the recipe, so I liberated it from that card lol, cut it into an oval, re mounted it and put some lace behind it before fitting it to the card. I have to say I really like this card very much and I know its not good to say that about your own stuff but I just love blues and browns together.

You can have a go at the Card Pattern challenge HERE
And the Play Date Cafe HERE

Jo

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

MOJO173



Well this is a bit on the ball for me. I have already made a card for this challenge woohoo. Usually Its the weekend before I get a chance. I dont get Mojo til Tuesday here in Aus but today my daughter is having her tonsils out and I am up early and dont have any work so what better thing to do. She is 16 mind so not young. I used some old DS from stamping up and my I{heart} set. I am quite happy with it.

Have a go too just click HERE

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Sunday, 9 January 2011

The sweet stop sketch challenge



I used the 'party this way' stamp set from stampin up. I love these colours, perfect for kiddie cards. I quite like the way this one has turned out.

For a go at the sketch click HERE:

Thanks for looking

Jo

Thursday, 6 January 2011

MoJo 172



It has been a goodly while since I have made a card, but xmas is over and it was time to drag all my stuff out of the cupboard and take over the dinning room again lol. Hope you all had a good xmas.

Anyways I used the Mojo challenge to dust off my crafting cobwebs.

If you want to have a go click HERE

Thanks for looking
Jo