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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sketch Book Saturday Challenge and the Embellish recipe challenge



I have twinned another set of challenges, this time its the Sketch Book Saturday Challenge and the Embellish recipe for this card. I realised probably a little bit late that I had forgotten the die-cut challenge bit doh! but am hoping the sentiment punch out is adequate. Whatever I love the soft colours.

For this card I used the following products from stampin up

Card - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, River Rock
Big Shot - Square lattice embossing folder
Stamps - French Foliage, Simply Soft
DS Paper- Beau Château, and a scrap of old paper
Thanks for looking
Jo


Taylored Expression and Colour Q



I decided to do another 2 for one again. This time it was the turn of The Taylored Expression Challenge and The Colour Q colour recipe. I am happy with this card.

For this card I used the following products from Stampin UP

Card - Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White
DS Papers are from last year.
Stamps - Silhouette Sentiments (old hostess) and Vintage Labels (retired)
Big Shot - Perfect Pennants Die and Embosslit Beautiful wings

Thanks for looking
Jo

Friday, 28 October 2011

Deconstruction Challenge and Play Date Cafe





I did struggle with this Deconstruction Challenge Sketch this week but overall I am relatively happy with the result. I like the colour scheme over at the Play Date Cafe.

For this card I used the following products from Stampin Up.

Card - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue
Ink - Crumb Cake
DS Paper - Beau Chateau
Punch - Lace Ribbon Border
Stamp - Bliss
Embossilit - Beautiful Wings

Thanks for looking
Jo

Thursday, 27 October 2011

My Favourite Things and Colour Throwdown




This is my card using the My Favourite Things sketch challenge and combined it with the Color Throwdown Challenge.

I used the following products from Stampin UP.

Card - Pool Party, Peach Parfait, So Saffron (had no daffodil delight), Old Olive and very vanilla
Ink - Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Stamps - French Foilage, Simply Soft
Big Shot - Tasteful Trim
A button and some linen thread

Thanks for Looking
Jo

Sketch Challenge 356


Haven't had a go at the Sketch challenge over a the splitcoast stampers site for a few weeks so but I loved the design. It did take me a while to decide what to do but I just had to use this piece of embossed/inked check that I made. I discovered this technique by accident (sorry dont remember where) a few weeks ago but never had the embossing folder. Any ways I basically designed the card around the check lol and I am more than happy with the result.

For this card I used the following products from Stampin Up

Card - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Ink - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Choc Chip
Punches - Square, Scallop Square
Stamp - Sentiment from Contempo Christmas and a tree from a very old set (unknown)

Thanks for looking
Jo

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Mojo meets Inkspirations


In a blatant act of plaguerism I was fully inspired by the rope knot on this card of Marisa's at the Inkspiration challange and decided to combine the Mojo Sketch (which worked in perfectly with thoughts). I am very happy with the way this card has come out. I think I may even put this away for my sons birthday as he is in the Navy.

For this Card I used the following products

Card - I think its Night of Navy (whoops), Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand
Ink - Stayzon Black, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand
Stamps - Little Pieces (retired), Seaworthy
Punch - Circles x 2, Scallop Edge

Thanks for looking
Jo





Verve Challenge and Embellish Challenge



A 2 for 1 entry this week. I decided to use the Verve Sketch Challenge with the Embellish Challenge Recipe this week. I actually made another card which I hated so had to revamp and although its quite simple I really quite like it.

For this card I used the following from Stampin Up

Card - So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Wild Wisabi
Ink - Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Stamp - Posy Punch and the sentiment from Trendy Trees
Big Shot - Square Lattice embossing folder and Little Leaves sizzlet
Little Yellow Button for the Button Bit :)

Thanks for looking
Jo

Deconstruction Challenge



I missed the Deconstruction challenge last week, so this week I was determined to give it a go. I am also determined not to make every challenge I do a Christmas Card and so far I have think I have done very well.

For this challenge I have used the following Products from Stampin UP:

Card - Bashful Blue, Real Red and whisper White
Ink - Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Sahara Sand
Stamp - Up Up and Away
Punch - Cup Cake Builder
DS Paper - Big Top Birthday

Thanks for looking
Jo

Taylored Expression


I havent done as many Chirstmas Cards for challenges as I usually do this time of year, but I had stamped and coloured this image and I decided to use it on the Taylored Expression Challenge Sketch this week. It was also a good excuse to use up some old stock Jolly Holly DS papers.

So for this card I used the following products from Stampin UP

Card - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie
Punch - Word Window, Scallop Oval (cut down)
Stamp - Happy Xmas Mate, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
DS Paper - Jolly Holly

Thanks for looking
Jo

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Freshly Made Sketches


I flaffed around a bit trying to make a card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week, nothing I did seemed to work, or look any good. I finally settled on this card but I am still not sure. Mind you I find that the more I think about it the harder it seems to get.

For this card I used the following products from Stampin Up

Card - Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Island Indigo
Punch - Fancy Flower
DS Paper - Timeless Portrait
Sizzlet - Little Leaves

Thanks for looking
Jo

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Play Date Cafe and Case Study





Its that time of the week for the Case Study Challenge and this week I coupled it with the Play Date Cafe recipe. This month the muse for the Case study is Niki Estes and I loved the simple design of her card.

For this card I used the following products from stampin up

Card - Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade.
Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray
Punch - Fancy Flower
Stamps - Happiest Birthday Wishes, Post Punch (hostess)
Sizzlet - Little Leaves

Thanks for looking

Jo

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Verve Challenge Oct Week 3



This is my entry for the Verve Challenge over at the splitcoast stampers site.

For this card I used the following products from Stampin Up

Card - Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
Ink - Soft Suede, Blushing Bride
Punches - 6cm Scallop Circle, 3.2 and 3.5 cm circles, Cupcake Builder
DS Papers- Beau Château
Big shot Bigz L Dies - Tasteful trims

Thanks for looking
Jo

Sketch Book Saturday Challenge



I had made this card for the Sketch Book Saturday Challenge but I was waiting for my little label punch to arrive to finish it off and it arrived today. I really like this card and I think I will do this for my Christmas Stamp a stack in November.

For this card I used the following products from stampin up

Card - Blushing Bride, Early expresso and whisper white
Ink - Choc chip, Blushing Bride
Punches - Petite Pennants builder, Jewellery Tag, large oval
Sizzlet - Lots of tags
Stamp - Pennants Parade, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Thanks for looking
Jo

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch



Its been a few weeks since I have had a go at the challenge at Sweet Stop Sketch. For this I decided to dust off my true blue Aussie Christmas stamp set. Hmm maybe I will use this set in one of my up coming Christmas stamp-a-stack.

For this card I used the following products from Stampin UP.

Card - Real Red, Whisper White and Marina Mist
Ink - real red, marina mist, daffodil delight, sahara sand, river rock
Stamp - Happy Christmas Mate

Thanks for looking
Jo





Thursday, 13 October 2011

Freshly Made Sketches and Colour Throwdown




I have combined the Freshly Made sketch challenge with the The Colour Throwdown colour combo.

For this card I used the following.

Card - Early Expresso, Pear Pazzazz, Baja Breeze
Ink - Pear Pazzazz, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip
DS papers - Greenghouse Gala, Letters to Santa
Stamp - Because I Care
Punch - 3/4 and 1 inch circles, scallop Edge

Thanks for looking
Jo

Mojo 210



This is my entry for the Mojo Challenge this week.
I used the following products for this card

Card - Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, River Rock and Very Vanilla
Ink - Island Indigo
Big Shot - Tasteful Trim, Lots of tags and the polka dot embossing folder

Thanks for looking.
Jo

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Sketch Book Saturday Challenge




Sigh yet again I have missed the deadline for the Colour Throwdown Challenge. But anyway I combined the Colour Combo with another fab sketch from Iwona over at the Sketch Book Saturday .Challenge blog. I did actually pinch her idea to combine these two together :)

For this card I used the following products from 'stampin up'

Card - Early Expresso, creamy Caramel and So Saffron
Ink - Stayzon black, pool party, pear pazzazz
Punch - Lace border
Big shot - Perfect Pennants

Thanks for looking
Jo






Thursday, 6 October 2011

Case Study Challenge



There is a new muse over at the case study challenge this week, Niki Estes and I really liked her case card this week and it just called out for this new background stamp.

For this card I used the following products from stampin up

Card - Naturals Ivory, Pink, Soft Suede
Stamps - Parlor Prints, Style Beautiful
Inks - Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Punch - Lace Border, Extra large oval
Sizzlet - Beautiful Wings, Lots of Tags

Thanks for looking
Jo

Monday, 3 October 2011

I [heart] 2 stamp



I used the sketch over at the I [heart] 2 stamp blog for this card. I think this stamp set is such a fun one, great for those little boys (and big boys lol).

For this card I used the following from stampin up

Card - Poppy Parade, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Calypso Coral
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamps - I Dig You, Happiest Birthday Wishes
DS Paper - Just Add Cake

Thanks for looking
Jo

Card Patterns Sketch



This is a card I made using the sketch over at the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge Blog.

For this card I used the following

Card - Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Ink - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black
Stamps - Occasions Alphabet, Happiest Birthday Wishes
DS Paper - Big Top Birthday
Punches - Scallop Edge, Extra Large Oval, Word Window

Thanks for looking
Jo

Tuesday Morning Sketches



I have discovered another new sketch blog :) This one is Tuesday Morning Sketches. I decided to do a Christmas card for this one again on my mission to use all of my old papers (which is gonna take forever lol).

For this card I used the following products from Stampin Up

Card - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
DS Paper - Holly Jolly
Stamp - Pennant Parade, Contempo Xmas
Ink - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Punch - Scallop Edge

Thanks for looking
Jo