Thursday, 17 October 2013

Vintage Happy Birthday

Well, after a lovely weekend away sewing I am now getting back to my card making.

            Today I have just completed a card for the final IBS birthday challenge. Here is the link if you wish to play along:

  My entry covers both the birthday theme and one of the colour challenges as well, so I think I will enter it in both challenges. The greeting is from IBS Big Wishes II set. The colours are pale blue, Olive and Dark Blue/Navy. However in this photo the embossed area nearly looks white.haha....

Got to fly so that I can get this entered, time is running out.
                                       Hope you are having a creative day.

Friday, 11 October 2013

IBS Colour Combinations

Another challenge for Inspired by Stamping is the colour combinations. There are 4 combinations to choose from and I have chosen to do the White, Rose and Olive Green. Here is the link:

Even though I have made a Christmas card in these colours I think it turned out fairly well. Who said we have to stick to 'traditional' colours for Christmas??? Hope you enjoy my creation:
The Stamp set I used is from IBS and is called Festive Frames.

                              I am having a creative day and I hope you are too.

IBS Chalkboard Challenge

The latest craze to hit the stamping world(and everywhere else) appears to be chalkboards.

Over at Inspired by Stamping they are having a challenge to incorporate the use of chalkboards. In other words. White ink/embossing on black cardstock. Here is the link:

and here is my entry.

         Hope you are having a creative day.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Quilt bound for Chile

                   I have been asked to do the quilting on this beautiful quilt made by the ladies at my church. It's a present for our link missionaries and it will be heading for a life in Chile. I have spent the past few hours pinning and preparing it ready for the quilting. It is funny to say that I have spent the last few hours on my knees which I haven't done in a while, considering that it is a quilt from our church.

                       The fabric is from a range designed by a very talented Australian called Lisa Chandler and it is is lovely Autumn tones.   Here it is so far:

It is time to head to the sewing room and get started on the quilting. 
                                 Hope you are having a creative day.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Inspired by Stamping 2nd Birthday Challenge

The  company Inspired by Stamping is celebrating their 2nd birthday this month and are having a big party. Lots of challenges and fun things going on.

 I have created a card for the sketch challenge #1. Here it is: This is using the stamps from IBS Holiday sentiments, patterned paper from K& Company 'Holiday Traditions'

This entry is for sketch #4 in the birthday challenge. I used Festive Frames inked with Memento markers in Cottage Ivy and Love Letter and the sentiment is coloured using Espresso Truffle. The border is Martha Stewart  Lace Doily.

     Hope you are having a creative Day.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

WHW #119 Using Markers on Your Projects

Good Morning,

                 It is a sunny day here in Sydney and the predicted forecast is for 30 degrees Celsius today and its only Spring!

              Yesterday I managed to get a few cards made for various challenges and today I am posting for Inspired by Stamping Wednesday Tutorial on using markers to colour your stamps instead of inks:

Here is my card and by doing these challenges I am getting my Christmas cards started early. Lol.
I have coloured the sentiment with Memento markers in Tuxedo Black, Love Letter and Cottage Ivy. The stamp is from IBS Holiday Sentiments. The embossing folder is Couture Creations "Baubles". and it has been highlighted with Sakura Gel Pens.

                   Hope you are having a creative day.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Stamp TV Mix it Up Monday

I have spent a wonderful day in my craft room today getting lots of cards made for various challenges. To start with I am playing along with Gina K Design Challenge Mix it up Monday.

It is a sketch challenge this week
and here is my entry.
I have used patterned paper from Gina Designs called 'Love Letters', hot red and craft cardstock. All the stamp sets are from Gina K Designs , the bird image and saying is from 'Sung from the Heart' and the other set is 'Sweetest Memories' for the heart and 'You" stamp in the sentiment. I reversed the bird stamp by stamping onto acetate first with Memento Tuxedo black ink, huffing on the image before turning it over and rubbing over it onto the cardstock. This gives a reverse image.

    Hope you are having a creative day.