Monday, January 31, 2011

While I breathe, I hope.

Welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Blog Hop! Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

I made these first two cards for last week's {Ippity} challenge which was to use brads. My first card uses stamps from the set Devoted and is lightly airbrushed with Copic markers.

The next card uses stamps from How YOU Doin'.

My last card today was made using stamps from The Simple Things and is airbrushed with Copics.

Don't forget you can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets and paper from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Devoted, How YOU Doin' and The Simple Things by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
Copics
SU marker
SU DSP
Basic Grey DP
CM corner rounder
Scalloped border punch
Basic Grey brads
Paper flowers
Foam dots

Saturday, January 29, 2011

From the Heart

Another week...another cupcake! Today's card is for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #95. Here's the inspiration...

...and here's my card!

Supplies:-
Nice & Easy Notes by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
SU markers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
SU heart punch
SU ribbon
Foam dots

Friday, January 28, 2011

For all you do

I have two cards today that are both made with Penny Black Stamps. My first card is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This week the challenge was to use something that you purchased during the January sales. I haven't been buying much at all lately as I'm trying to use up what I have but I did pick up a packet of flowers with my 40% off coupon at Michael's...hope that counts!

This next card is for the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #53.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Guess What?! and Greetings by Penny Black and Mix Up of Cuteness by Unity
PTI cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Copics
Paper flowers
K & C Co DP
SU DSP
SU corner punch
Nestabilities
SU scallop border punch
Eyelet
Embroidery thread
Foam dots
SU coloured cardstock

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Pocket Full of Posies

First of all, the winner of yesterday's Ippity stamp set is...Tammy...congratulations! Thank you to everyone for all your lovely, heart warming comments. Tammy, I sent you an email this morning.

I have three cards today...all for the Moxie Fab World Colour Challenges. I had fun making all these pink cards...I do love pink!

The first is for the Pretty Pastels Challenge.


The second card is for the Monochromatics Challenge.


And the last card is for the Metalics Challange.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM July 2009 and Big on Spring by SU
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
CM silver paper
Brilliance ink
Versamark ink
SU marker
Copics
Gold Embossing powder
Paper flowers
Felt flowers
SU Rhinestones
Buttons
Brads
Silk Ribbon
Fiskar paper edgers
Foam dots

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day and Happy Anniversary to me as I launched my blog exactly one year ago today! I remember saying to my husband how great it will be to have a record of my cards and how I'll be able to share what I'm making with my Mum in Australia. I set myself the goal of posting every day for a year (I missed a couple)...hoping that maybe a few people might stop by and say "G'day"! Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined how my first year of blogging would actually turn out. In the past year I've had over 32,000 blog hits, 79 followers, 1000's of wonderful comments and have developed friendships with people all over the world. I have learnt lots of new words like Blog Candy, Blog Hop, Blogoversary and I've discovered lots of fun challenges that have stretched me creatively. I've enjoyed visiting lots of wonderful blogs and have donated over 500 cards around the world. Who knows what this next year will bring?

Today, I have two cards to share...the first is for a "Tangled Up in Creativity" challenge hosted by Danie over at D-Dazzled Designs. In honour of Australia Day she challenged us to make a card in Aussie colours...green and gold and only use cardstock....no papers, no ribbon, no bling etc....only stamping.

I decided to make a card for Australia Day...I coloured the gumleaf stamp with SU markers before stamping the image and I stamped the gum blossoms in the background with versamark ink. I used my Justright stamps to make the Happy Australia Day stamp.

My next card is for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge...to make a vintage style card. This was a challenge for me as I don't really make vintage style cards and I'm not sure if this one is vintage enough but I like how it turned out!


To celebrate Australia Day, my anniversary and all your wonderful comments over the last year I will select one random comment from today's post to win an Ippity stamp set of your choice! I will announce the winner tomorrow!


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...Oi, Oi, Oi!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Print Blocks Australia, Just Right Stamper, Unity KOTM July 2010 and Delight in Life by SU
Gina K Luxury Cardstock
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU markers
Colour Box Chalk
SU coloured cardstock
SU circle punches
Versamark ink
Bazzil textured cardstock
Fiskar paper edgers
Lace
Ribbon
Ribbon roses
SU pearls
Foam dots

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Love Ewe & Happy Birthday

Christina, over at Crafting with Christina is holding a Black, White and Grey (or silver) challenge at the moment. I used the cute Unity set "Love Ewe" for this challenge.

Here is another card for the Moxie Fab World Colour Challenge. This one is for the Bright and Bold Challenge. I couldn't resist using "Party Koala" for Australia Day tomorrow!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Love Ewe by Unity, Party Koala by Whipper Snapper Designs and sentiment by Savvy Stamps
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
Nestabilities
Ribbon
Foam dots
SU rhinestones
SU markers
Copics
SU circle punch

Monday, January 24, 2011

Love can build a Home

Welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Blog Hop! Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

My card today is for last week's {Ippity} challenge...actually it's for all three weeks! I used Week 1's sketch, Week 2's colours...red, white and blue and Week 3's inspiration photo. I stamped the houses four times....once on the white base, once in red, once in gingham and another in white, cut the last three out and had fun paper piecing them back together!


Don't forget you can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets and paper from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Dots for Sure, Simply Home and What Matters Most by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
CM DP
SU coloured cardstock
Ribbon
Nestabilities
SU DP
Scallop border punch
SU markers
Bazzil Textured cardstock

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I'm here for you...

My first card today is for the All Creatures Great and Small challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs. I used a couple of stamps from the set On Eagle's Wings and airbrushed my card with Copic markers.

This next card is for Moxie Fab World...they have six colour challenges running at the moment until the end of the month and today's card is for the Jewel Tone challenge.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM July 2009, On Eagles Wings by ODBD and Occasional Quotes by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
SU coloured cardstock
SU marker
Nestabilities
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Ribbon
Foam dots

Saturday, January 22, 2011

God is, and all is well.

This week OWH Stars and Stamps is celebrating one year of sketch challenges with challenge #52. They missed #34 so this week there are two sketches to use and I made the following two CAS cards.

This first card is for Challenge #34 and uses stamps from the Ippity set Devoted...


...and the second card is for Challenge #52 and uses a stamp from Stampin' Up's set Refuge and Strength.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Devoted by Ippity and Refuge and Strength by SU
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
Imaginisce Enchanted and Garden Party DP
SU ink
SU circle punch
SU scallop circle punch
SU border punch
Paper flower
Foam dots

Friday, January 21, 2011

You are what you eat!

Look at this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

What a cute little cupcake and such fun colours to play with! You don't have to make a card with a cupcake on it but I couldn't resist using a cupcake stamp from Ippity's set Cuppy Cakes. If you're interested I have this set in stock HERE for only $9.00 (MSRP $12.00)....free shipping within the US and $5 worldwide.

Here's my card...I airbrushed the doily with my Copics to match my card. The fun sentiment is from SU..."if you are what you eat, eat something cute!"

Supplies:-
Stamps - Cuppy Cakes by Ippity and Birthday Bakery by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
Copics
Doily
SU DSP
Brads
Foam dots

Thursday, January 20, 2011

i love you...

I am part of a wonderful Blog Group called Tangled Up in Creativity and now that the new year is underway it's time to get our blog groups challenges underway and we have two this month. Today's card is for Molly's challenge over at Miss Molly's Creations and it's open for everyone! She has challenged us to find something we were given for Christmas that inspires our creativity - take a picture and make a card with that inspiration.

Here is the photo of the gift I was given by my husband. It's a little Swarovski crystal brooch. Something you probably didn't know about me was that I love archery and shoot every week with my family and compete once a month. I've placed the pin on my black quiver (which holds my arrows).

Here is my card...inspired by my black quiver and of course the gold and crystals! It didn't photograph very well but the coloured crystals are red, green and blue. I did discover that if you colour your rhinestones with Copics they still sparkle! Another reason to love my Copics!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM September 2010, Big Heart by Hero Arts and Regal Greetings by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
Versamark ink
Gold embossing powder
SU rhinestones
Copics
Foam dots

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wait Upon the Lord

Today's card is for three challenges...I think that is a record for me! I usually like to make a different card for each challenge I participate in but this one just seemed to come together for all three. I made it for Our Daily Bread Designs Wing It challenge, Stampin' Sisters in Christ "New" challenge and Moxie Fab World's Neutral Colour Challenge...French Vanilla, Twig and Smokey.

I love this stamp set (On Eagle's Wings) by ODBD because it has one of my all time favourite verses in it, Isaiah 40:31. The eagle is great for the wings challenge and I thought the verse was perfect for the "New" theme. What a wonderful comfort to know that when our strength is depleted if we just wait upon our Lord he will renew us with such strength that we will be able to soar like an eagle...wow!

Supplies:-
Stamps - ODBD On Eagle's Wings
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
Silk Ribbon
SU corner punch
Foam dots

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thanks a Bunch!

I have a couple of cards to share today. The first is for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is a Card Buffet!

These are the items on the buffet table and you have to select 4 to use on this week's card or creation and remember the all important RULE....that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE!

This was a fun challenge...and absolutely no calories were consumed! I chose to use patterned paper, ribbon, 3 flowers (I didn't count all the flowers in the background paper) and 3 gems. I coloured the white paper flowers with my copics which seems much brighter in the photo than it does in person!

My second card is a very simple monochromatic card...I made this for a Stampin' Up card swap so it uses SU paper, ribbon and stamps! I paper pieced the heart and bird.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Greetings by Penny Black, Stampendous sentiment, and Big on Spring and The More the Merrier by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Imaginisce Enchanted DP
Paper flowers
SU markers
Copics
Basic Grey Brad
Hero Arts Gems
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU ribbon
SU scallop border punch
Foam dots

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hello, i love you!

It's Monday...time for another {Ippity} Blog Hop! Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

I made this first card for last week's {Ippity} colour challenge....red, white and blue...and I used the {Ippity} sketch from the week before.

This next card was made for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge...


Don't forget you can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets and paper from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Because of You and Delightful Little Things by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
SU markers
Versamark ink
White embossing powder
SU scallop border punch
Scrap DP
Ribbon
SU heart punch
Nestabilities
Paper flowers
SU rhinestones

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Guess Whoo Loves You!

I made this card for A Cause for Cards challenge...and as promised last week, I remembered to include green!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Owl Together Now by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
Nestabilities
Brads
Foam dots

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Let the cute begin!

I had so much fun participating in last week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge that I decided to play along again this week! Here is this week's inspiration...

...and here's my card.

Supplies:-
Stamp - Big on Spring by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
Imaginisce Garden Party DP
SU scallop border punch
K & C Daisies
Buttons
Foam dots

Friday, January 14, 2011

You make my heart flutter!

This week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is to include wings in your project. The inspiration verse is Ruth 2:12, "May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge."

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM August 2009
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU markers
SU coloured cardstock
DP unknown
Foam dots
SU ribbon

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Beginnings...

I have loved Penny Black stamps for nearly twenty years and at one stage I was selling them for a stamp distributor for a while when I lived in Australia. One of the benefits of selling them was the discount I received and I have a large selection of Penny Black stamps that I purchased during that time. When I came across the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog I thought it would be a great opportunity to re-visit some old favourites!

This week's challenge is New Beginnings...could be new baby, new job, new home or anything! This cute little Penny Black stamp is called Flower Delivery.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Flower Delivery by Penny Black and Unity KOTM February 2009
SU coloured cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Imaginisce Garden Party DP
SU scallop border punch
Paper flowers
CM corner rounder
SU brads
Ribbon

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Birthday Blessings!

It seems like I've been doing mostly challenge cards non-stop for the last couple of weeks...having made the decision to try some new challenges this year the challenges seem to be piling up on my table. I do enjoy doing them and there are so many out there to try! I've had a little extra time during the last couple of weeks to play but I know that won't last forever! I'm really not complaining...I just hope you're not sick of seeing them!

I actually made this card for two challenges...the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge and the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge. The ODBD challenge is to use something new and something old from your stash. The new was the stamps that I just received from ODBD and the old was the paper flowers and button I've had for years!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Happy Birthday by ODBD
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Imaginisce Garden Party DP
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Paper flowers
Button
Sizzix Beautiful Wings die
Foam dots

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

He Restores My Soul!

Today's card is for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #63.

The day this challenge was posted I received my very first order from Our Daily Bread Designs. I've been wanting to place an order for nearly a year now so I was very excited when it arrived. The stamps I used on this card are from the set Quiet Waters and I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. The stream is sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds and I coloured the image with a combination of airbrushed Copics and SU markers.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Quiet Waters by ODBD
PTI white cardstock
SU markers
SU Dazzling Diamonds
Ribbon
CM cardstock
SU coloured cardstock

Monday, January 10, 2011

Capture the Moments

It's Monday...time for another {Ippity} Blog Hop! Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

I have a pencil holder to share with you today...I found the white chipboard base when I tidied up my craft room and decided to finally decorate it! What better way than to use my favourite {Ippity} flower!


Don't forget you can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets and paper from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Life's Little Moments and Now & Always by Ippity
K & C DP
SU ink
Nestabilities
Buttons
SU scallop border punch
SU coloured cardstock
Rhinestones