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Friday, January 29, 2010

SSSC 53 & Curtain call: Act 14

A quick post for today! Not sure where my mojo has gone, but am in need of some serious help!! I have been using some challenges for inspiration, which pushes me to use colours and layouts that I normally wouldnt use. This creation is made using the SSSC #53 and Stacey colour challenge - curtain call : Act 14. Orchid Opulence is not a colour that I use very often , but I must say that it is certainly growing on me. hope you enjoy my creation.............

The recipe: (all SU unless stated)
Stamps: On your birthday and blooming with happiness (always a good fallback)
Ink: Stazon black
Markers: Bashful blue, Orchid Opulence and almost amethyst
cardstock: Bashful blue, orchid opulence and almost amethyst
Accessories: bashful blue taffeta ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder "Caramello", nestabilites circles and blossoms, Stickles 'Çrystal', corner rounder.

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happy stampin'

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

clean and simple

Even though I missed putting this one in on time I thought it was still worth posting!! i love the simplicity of this design, which was inspired by an Alex Liddy platter of Elisa's- inspiration can be found in sooooo many places. I thought it was a good fit for last weeks Clean and simple challenge on Split coast stampers, using white, teal and any other colour with a very simple design, minimum bits and layers!

the recipe:
stamps: PTI Giga guideline, SU short and sweet
paper: SU whisper white, basic black and tempting turquoise
Ink: stazon black and tempting turquoise (1st and 2nd stamp)
accessories: PTI 3/8" true black twill, kaiser black rhinestones
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happy stampin'

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sweet sunday sketch challenge #52

Our girls are still away at Nana and Pop's, having some spare (& uninterrupted) time I have been able to sink my teeth into some challenges. The amazing Ange has always liked the SSSC, so I thought I would give it a go. If you would like to have a go too, check it out her SSSC #52. I also had time to check out Dawn McVey's tutorial on 'Poofy flowers', which I have used in this card.

The recipe:
: SU kraft, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, very vanilla
paper: unknown brand (have had it for ages) daisy stripes and floral crochet (for the flowers)
ink:chocolate chip
accessories: sizzix sizzlits little leaves, brown button, SU twine, fiskars daisy scallop punch, mini rhinestones, SU chocolate chip satin ribbon.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Curtain Call colour challenge: act 13 & Mojo Monday

I am back......... finally! Christmas and 40th birthday celebrations are now complete! with the children away with Nana and Pop, I have managed to sit down today and complete a double whammy- Stacey's Curtain call colour challenge act 13 and Mojo Monday week 122. It was a great excercise to free up and get back into the swing of things again, I can now feel my mojo returning!!

the recipe: All stampin up unless stated
card stock: pumpkin pie, pink passion, basic black and whisper white
ink: pumpkin pie, pink passion, basic black
paper: can remember which one, but it is stampin up pumpkin pie with a small white dot!
stamps: princess time, birthdays
accessories: nestabilities ovals and scallops, black marker, unknown black and white polka dot ribbon, kaiser rhinestones, small star punch, stickles 'crystal' and black

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butterfly birthday

A 40th birthday card made for my friend Elisa............................................................

The Recipe: all stampin up unless stated
cardstock: ridinghood red, pink pirouette, whisper white
Ink:ridinghood red, pink pirouette
stamps: flight of the butterfly, PTI fancy flourishes
accessories: pink taffeta ribbon, ridinghood red striped ribbon, filigree and rhinestone brad, little white beads, red rhinetones (envelope),mini rhinestones, fiskars daisy boarder punch, stickles crystal, crystal effects, hat pin and beads from SU

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