Friday, June 15, 2007
I'm sorry again for not posting but my little one is going through a hard time at the moment, I can't go into details, but he's having a really tough couple of weeks, which in turn means I'm not getting any sleep and I'm just trying to get through the day at the moment in one piece.
Your hugs would be nice if you have the time.
Monday, June 04, 2007
DH and DS go back to school/work tomorrow, so woohoo, get my life back! :)
Thank you for wondering where I was Jenn, that is so sweet.
Hugs and hope you are all well.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
This card was for today's color challenge on Splitcoast. It uses Vintage Violet, Certainly Celery and Old Olive. My favorite color combination is Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive and so it was really good to try Violet instead. It is a while since I used this color and I forgot how much I love it. It's so pretty and I think it works really well with gold, so there is lots of gold embossing on this card, lol.
Details of the card
Sets - Artfully Asian, Canvas
cardstock - white watercolor, Vintage Violet, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
inks - versamark, Vintage Violet, Old Olive and Certainly Celery reinkers
accessories - aquapainter, ribbon, brads, eyelet, gold embossing powder, ticket punch
Monday, May 21, 2007
I have never tried this colorway before, it is Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise and Taken With Teal with one of my favorite sets, Bodacious Bouquet.
It's really hard to see, but I used Taken with Teal craft ink on the background and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, it is soooo sparkly in real life.
I'm so sad about Cool Caribbean retiring, I love that color. :)
Sunday, May 20, 2007
I love VSN on Splitcoast, but this weekend I only had time to make 4 cards, this was one of them.
You had to make a card with quilling. I used to teach quilling a lot a while ago and I got so fed up of it, I could never do any quilling. But I've had a break and I really enjoyed making this card, it only took me about 30 minutes all in.
So, I am determined to make more non-stamped cards, like quilling or teabag folding, but I don find myself going through stages. This stage is obviously scallops and cuttlebugging lol.
The scallops were actually made with my cricut and not scallop punches.
Details of card
sets used - Papertrey Green Thumb
cardstock - Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, white
inks - lovely lilac
accessories - cuttlebug, cricut, ribbon, quilling tool and papers, slit punch
Saturday, May 19, 2007
This is the card I made for the sketch challenge this week on Splitcoast.
I'm going to miss this little frog when it retires, I'm not a demo, but I'll miss seeing him on other's cards.
I don't know why, but I always preferred him to the frog on Unfrogettable, he has more character.
Details of card
sets - Frolicking Frogs
cardstock - Cool Caribbean, white watercolor, DCWV retro papers
ink - Versafine black, versamark
accessories - prismacolor pencils, gamsol, white embossing powder, dimensionals, brads
Friday, May 18, 2007
This is my card for today's Limited Supply Challenge, you had to use one image, stamped only once, one background stamp, one sentiment and no more than three colors of cards plus white.
I really should do this challenge more often. Lots of times I get so overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I have that I don't know where to start, so this challenge is fantastic for giving you a starting point but also for testing your creativity.
I used my favorite form of coloring, reinkers and an aquapainter to color the main image. It is hard to see but I used Papertrey's Butterfly Kisses for the background.
Details of card
sets - Sassy Stems, Papertrey's Butterfly Kisses
cardstock - Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Cool Caribbean, white watercolor
inks - versafine black, reinkers in same colors as cardstock
accessories - ribbon, aquapainter