Friday, March 16, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Sponsors Forever Night Challenges!

 This week Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring Forever Night Challenges where the Challenge is "Bling".
I wanted to make a useful card as I have a few birthdays coming up. Now,  Forever Night Challenges are all about dark and creepy - this was a bit of a challenge for me. A friends 40th birthday party is today and they are having a "heros and villians" themed party so I couldnt go past Vampire Lestat to feature on my card! I have glitter bling on the numbers, some brads/rhinestones, and I covered the clock with crystal effects to make it shine. I felt like I fought with this card for a start but am pretty happy with it now - they always seem to look better in real life too!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Lil Haunts Vampire Lestat (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Cardstock: Whisper White, confetti white, early espresso, basic black (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:    early espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with: Copics (cool grey's)
Other :  rhinestone brads, crystal effects (Stampin' Up!),  tea die distress stickles (Tim Holtz), weathered clock die (Tim Holtz Alterations), rhinestones, alphas (KaiserCraft), lace mesh, wooden numbers (stash)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Its time to SMASH*!

There has been an amazingly inspiring SMASH* blog hop organised by some amazingly creative gals (starts here). Heaps of inspiration and some fun prizes! I've seen SMASH* journaling for about the last 6 months or so on the internet and just after Christmas made my first purchase (there is so much fun stuff to buy!!). But I've been a bit slow on the creativity lately so this hop was a wonderful excuse to get into it!

I decided to use my orange SMASH* book to be sort of  a journal diary with a month to an opening and some fun photos of what happened. I've done pages for January and February, woohoo!! I'm happy with the result and hope to do more soon!!

Happy SMASH*ing!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Sponsors "Crafting For All Seasons Challenges"!

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring Crafting For All Seasons Challenges where the challenge is a "green and yellow" colour challenge.
When I first saw this challenge I had reservations about these colours. But I soon got over the need to have the whole card in only green and yellow - I just love the results and hope you do too!

Card Recipe
Stamps :  Easter Pinkette Daisy August (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Cardstock: Whisper White, kraft, pear pizzaz (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Sidewalks (October Afternoon
Inks:    daffodil delight (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with: Copics (cool grey's)
Other :  vintage brad (Stampin' Up!), Beautiful Blooms II dies (PTI), hearts die (Provocraft), alphas (KaiserCraft), staples, bakers twine, ribbon, doilie, white paint (stash)

Challenges I'm joining:
The Stamp Spot Challenges: use twine, brads and the colour green
The Sketchy Challenges: sketch
The Kraft Journal: fun shapes