Friday, July 29, 2011

Floral Friday

I mentioned last week that I was nearly coming to the end of my Floral Design course...I still have one module left and a few more weeks of arrangements to share. Thank you to all who have left such encouraging comments...I'm so glad you've enjoyed me sharing my arrangements with you each week.

Today's arrangement is a Formal Linear arrangement which is not my favourite to design but today's has special meaning. I had to include a 'treasure' in this design too so I chose a little mosaic ball that my Mum recently made for me and if you look closely at it you will see Australia on it. It's sitting on a frame made out of Equisetum (Snake Grass) and raffia. The little Australia is made out of different shades of orange and green glass to depict the outback (where I use to live) and tropical coast (where my Mum lives) and I used the orange in my design in the Gerbera Daisies and Cymbidium Orchards. The little yellow flower you see is Kangaroo Paw to tie in the Orchards and Australian theme! There is a little Ming Fern and Bear Grass which always adds a little movement and whimsy to any design.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sharing in Your Sorrow

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week is to make a card or project that depicts the sharp contrast of black & white or ivory.

Supplies:- Thoughts and Prayers by SU, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, Current DP, SU coloured cardstock, Paper Flower, Button, and Foam dots.

Monday, July 25, 2011

With Sympathy

This week's Play Date Cafe challenge is Black and White with a splash of any colour. I made a clean and simple card with a large splash of red!

Supplies:- Unity KOTM November 2010, All Night Media, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, Flower stamen, SU pearls, Embosslits Beautiful Wings Die and Foam Dots.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Floral Friday

It's hard to believe that I am nearly finished with my Floral Design course...it's been very interesting learning about all the different styles of design and also different flowers and foliage that I wouldn't normally reach for. Today's arrangement is my Interpretive Landscape flower arrangement using Gerbera Daisies, Ornithogalum, Hypericum, Curly Willow, Ivy, Galax and Pittosporum. I needed to include a treasure in my design so I used a little bird's nest I found a few weeks ago while mowing my grass. Its hard to see in the photo but there is a little bird ornament in the nest too.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Peace on Earth

I'm very happy to share my first Christmas card of the year today. I'm happy because I am now 1 card closer to having my Christmas cards finished! I made this card for the Stampin' Up card club last night to swap with the other members and I made an extra one for me! I used stamps from the set Peaceful Season and added a little bling and some Dazzling Diamonds for some sparkle!Supplies:- Peaceful Season by SU, SU ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU corner punch, SU rhinestones, Nestabilities, Foam Dots, SU Dazzling Diamonds, SU marker, and embossing folder.

Monday, July 18, 2011

You're my Favourite Chick

Just a quick little chickie today...I used some scrap patterned paper and paper pieced the cute chick.

Supplies:- Unity KOTM April 2011, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, Assorted DP, Ribbon, Paper flower and Button.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Floral Friday

I made today's arrangement for a friend. She gave me the container and the silk flowers and asked me to arrange them for her bathroom. They are the perfect match to the colour scheme of her bathroom and she loves her new arrangement.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Rise above it all!

I love this little house image and sentiment from Unity's Kit of The Month April 2011 that I made two cards to share today!

Supplies:- Unity KOTM April 2011, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU markers, SU brad, SU circle punches, Ribbon, foam dots, DP unknown, and white cord.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Another Happy Birthday!

It's a busy birthday week here in my house...today is my daughter's 13th birthday. I now officially have two teenagers in the house! My daughter loves to bake cupcakes with me, loves shoes with heels and her favourite colours at the moment are green and pink! The other day, we came home from a neighbours pool and I asked her for her wet towel so I could hang it over the shower rail only to turn around and discover that she had done it all by herself! She is very excited that she is only a 1/4 of an inch shorter than me and will very soon be taller than me!
Supplies:- Party Girl Bella, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, DP unknown, SU coloured cardstock, SU markers, Copics, Ribbon, and white gel pen.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Floral Friday

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Be Still and Know that I am God.

I've been very busy lately and haven't had much time to participate in all my favourite challenges but when I saw this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge I couldn't resist. First of all the inspiration verse is one of my favourites..."Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10 and secondly the challenge is to make a CAS card...Clean and Simple! The white background is embossed in one corner with flowers (doesn't show up very well in photograph) and the stamp is from Ippity's set What Matters Most.Supplies:- What Matters Most by Ippity, PTI white cardstock, SU ink, SU coloured cardstock, Embossing folder, Paper flowers, SU half pearls and foam dots.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today is a special day...it's my son's 15th birthday! Wow, I can hardly believe he's 15! He towers over me...which he is very happy about :) I wish him every happiness for today and the year ahead!Supplies:- Crazy for Cupcakes and Happy Everything by SU, PTI white cardstock, DP unknown, SU coloured cardstock, Foam dots, SU markers, Brilliance ink, and Cricuit.

Monday, July 4, 2011

You're too Kind

I needed a couple of thank you cards and couldn't resist using this cute little mouse by Penny Black. I made them slightly different so I could use some of my scrap designer paper. Doesn't this mouse have the cutest smile?


Supplies:- Scented Garden by Penny Black, Whimsical words by SU, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, SU circle punches, Scrap DP, Ribbon, and foam dots.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Floral Friday

My arrangement today is a Flemish arrangement which is a traditional European design where 'more is better' and the designs often include alternative materials such as shells, birds, and food items! I really didn't think I would enjoy this style but it was a fun piece to put together! Can you spot all the different flowers I used? Not to mention the limes and lemons and hummingbird! Oh my!