Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Sugary Challenge and a Sassy Guest DT Call!

Simply Sassy is having a Guest DT call at the moment (here).
Well, I just love these images and I'd love to be part of the team!
I recently won this image on the Sugar Nellie FB Challenge and I couldn't wait to ink her up - isnt she gorgeous!
This card is also an entry for the Sugar Bowl Challenge # 64 (sketch and lace) and for the Sugar Nellie FB challenge - Blue!

Card Recipe
Stamps :  Retail Therapy (Sugar Nellie), Digi ticket stubs (Bizzy Becs)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy,Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Curio paper pad (Basic Grey) 
Inks:    Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!), tuxedo black (memento)
Coloured with:  Copics (cool grey's)
Other :   pearls, ribbon (Stampin' Up!), crystal leaves (Magnolia), flowers, lace trim (KaiserCraft), lace trim, doilie (stash)

You need to showcase 3 creations for the DT call and the other 2 for me are from previous posts.
One is using the gorgeous Hippie Chick (see full post here)
My final creation uses the Sassy Fabulous Darling! (see full post here)
Thanks so much for stopping by, and for all your lovely comments, I love reading them.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Little Lilith Loves Butterflies!

The new Lil Little Range over at Tickled Pink Stamps is just adorable. Well, I was lucky to win some digis from a previous challenge - so I couldn't wait to use them. Lil Little Lolita Lilith is just adorable and she features on this card. I'm also joining in Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge # 28 this week which is "cute .... with a butterfly". Hope you likey!
I've also spent some extra time Photoshop'ing my image - following the recommendations of the amazing Jen Schults (here). I was amazed with the results - particularly adjusting the white colour balance!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and for all your lovely comments, I love reading them.
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Lil Little Lolita Lilith digi (Tickled Pink Stamps), Digi ticket stubs (Bizzy Becs)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, naturals ivory,Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Curio paper pad (Basic Grey) 
Inks:    Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with:  Copics (cool grey's)
Other :   pearls (Stampin' Up!), crystal leaves, Leaf & Swirl and Angel Wing Doohickey's dies (Magnolia), flowers, wooden butterfly (KaiserCraft), lace trim (stash)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lets Get Sketchy!

Woo Hoo ... There's a new sketch challenge blog on the block!! Pink {INK} Sketch Challenges. Of course I had to join in in their first challenge (here). I love sketch challenges - great way to get motivated and inspired. I'm also joining in the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge # 27 - doilies. I've tried a different colour combo than I usually do - very fresh tones compared to the vintage look that I love. I'm quite happy with the result and love the look of the yellow flowers ( I rarely use yellow). I'm still getting used to my copics (the 6 I have anyway hehehe). I've made this for a friend whose birthday is next week - the image reminds me of her! This is also a submission for the Tickled Pink Stamps DT Call.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and for all your lovely comments, I love reading them.
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Lil Lolita Christina digi (Tickled Pink Stamps), Digi ticket stubs (Bizzy Becs)
Cardstock: Confetti White, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzaz,Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Chapter One paper pad (KaiserCraft)
Inks:    Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with:  Copics
Other :   Crystal effects, pearls (Stampin' Up!), Leaf & Swirl Doohickey's dies (Magnolia), heart doilie, ribbon, flowers, lace trim, bakers twine (stash)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Cutie Birdies For Some Babies!

I just love spending hours (sometime days even) creating a single card or scrapbook layout. I enjoy adding details and spending time colouring. I also sell a lot of cards and surprisingly the cards that are the best sellers are what I call quick cards (no colouring and minimal embellishments). This is due in part due to the lower cost of the simpler cards but also I think many non-card makers just like them better! Well, a friend just asked me to make a baby card for her (twin boys), so I got out a cutsie bird image from PTI that is used with buttons. I love the effect (my friend did too), and I also made a baby girl card too - all in less than 1 hour!
This is a submission for The Stamp Spot Blog July inspiration challenge - where I've taken the birdies as my inspiration!

Time to get scrapbooking!

I do love to scrapbook but I havent done much lately because I find it takes me longer than making a card. I know that is no excuse but I think it is selecting the photos that seems to take me ages. I need to get more organised and get a few selections of photos that are ready to go. The current challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique at the moment is a colour challenge with an inspiration photo - so I decided to get back on the scrapbooking horse and give it a go. This is a SB layout of my youngest daughter at 7 weeks - such cute little toes! Hmmmm now I have a look at the layout and I realise I have forgotten the journalling ... the most important part!!!
Hope you have all had a great weekend.