Monday, February 22, 2010

Super sketchy week @ 365 Cards

I spent last night and this morning finishing my cards for the 365 cards sketch week. Im really happy with the cards that i made. The first one is for card number 353- Audreys Sketch.  

My second card is for card sketch number 355- Amys skeych. I made this into a 13x8 cm mini card, and sent it to a friend as an acceptance card.

My third card was for card number 356- Sophies sketch. Butterflys are my big fave at the moment. I dont really make a lot of girlie scrapbook pages, so i like to make girlie cards when i get the chance. Alot happen to feature butterflys.

My last card is vickis sketch- card number 367. This was another rsvp im sending to my Gram for an upcomming faimly reunion in May.

I loved doing all this weeks challenges. A whole week of skethces. I love working from sketches, alot of fun.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

365 cards- day 352 Glorias sketch

This week is sketch week  on the 365 cards blog. Every days card will be a new sketch. For Glorias sketch-  number 352, I decided to make a clear card. Clear cards being my new 'thing' at the moment. But i just cant seem to ge the wow factor that i see in other clear cards. O well, gotta keep trying i guess.
This card also fits the stamp n scrap blog challenge- red , black and white.

Monday, February 15, 2010

365 Cards- 346 Tuesday Trio

I finally found some time to update my blog and challenge entries. I had infact made another 3 cards for other  challenges besides this one, but i really dont like them. So i think im going to give them all another shot, and make some cards i AM happy with.

This card was for card 346 Tuesday Trio. Use Scollops, Ink distressing and Ribbon. And the best part was, i made this card using all scrap paper.
I was FINALLY sorting out my scrap paper collection yesterday- by sorting i mean attempting to make it look a little neater. I put my coloured CS in  snap lock bags by colour to save me searching through all my paper to find the colout i want. Its working really well for me so far.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Love is in the Air

This card was made for a challenge on The paper therapy critique group girls post a card sketch every week. I made this card for the sketch challenge, and then realised it also suited 365 cards - love is in the air challenge. Card number 339.
The Challenge was to use the word love somewhere on your card. Inside one of the hearts on the pp I wrote I Love You over and over for a simple personal touch.

365 Cards- Thats familiar

Card # 342 was to use a part of the stamp from the front of the card on the inside aswell. I made the center of my card by blending 2 colour inks together inside a square border, then stamping my flowers over this back round i just made.After i made my card i used one of my flower stamps on the inside panel.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Simple Things...

Yesterday, being saturday, Matt (husband) Cooper (son) and I went into Tweed to go shopping and visit my mum. Tweed Heads is 20 mins from where i live in Murwillumbah, not that far at all.

 Now when Cooper and i are at home and its been raining for a while and hes starting to get a little bit annoyed from being inside all day, i take him outside for a few minutes to play and spin in the rain. We both have so much fun, although my neighbours think im nuts im sure lol.
It started raining again while we were visinting my mum and cooper wanted to go outside. So my mum got out the umbrella and took him outside. After a while she gave up on the umbrella because Cooper was having such a fantastic time running aound in the rain. The sight of my mum and 2 yr old toddler running around together in the rain was something I will remember for a long time. Something so simple brought my little boy and his nana so much joy, and created such great memories.
                                         It really is the simple things  in life that mean the most.

365 Cards Blog- Challenge 343

After i made this card, i realised it suited the 365 card blog #343 challenge.
The challenge was to use 2 different stamp sets together. This card uses my flourish and butterfly stamps.
This card started out as an experiment, but by the time i was finished i was really happy with the way it turned out.
To begin with i sprayed plain white CS with glimmermist, mounted that on whit CS again, then attached to my blue card. The i stamped my images on the glimmermist CS. Instead of using ink, i tryed something different and used white ink. I really like how this effect turned out. Then for a little bling i Kindyglitzed areas of my stamps, and added rhinestones to the end of my flourish.

365 Shape Up Challenge

I made this card for the 365 Card blog Shape up challenge. The challenge was to make the chosen shape ( in this case a heart) STAND OUT on your card.
I had a few different kinds of heart PP. I placed my first pp over a maroon square card id scored. Then i cut out a heart from my 2nd pp, matted it on light purple  CS  and then used foam tape to attach it to the card to give it dimension.
A really simple, but- i think, effective card.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Altered Clock

Febuarys challenge for IIGs Altered Arts topic was to alter a clock face.
Thankfully the instructions on how to dismantle the clock are all there :-) Last night i sat down and took apart my fiddley clock, and went from there. i had such a great time making this clock, and i was really happy with how it turned out. I cant wait to make more :-) This one im going to give to my mum, hence the 'nanas boy' title.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Card Making Morning.

I was going through some blog challenges yesterday and decided to make a start on them this morning. I ended up making 2 cards.

This first one i made for the 2 sketches 4 you  blog, based on the card sketch. I wasnt too sure abou this card when i started making it, but i was really happy with how it turned out. Nice and simple but still rather pretty. :-) 

The 2nd card ended up suiting about 3 different challenges.The 365 cards colour scheme, Mojo Monday sketch, and Practical Scrappers die cut's challenge. The heart in the middle is my die cut of choice. I matted it with 2 flowers, and then i kindy glitzed the petals with a paint brush to give it a little sparkle.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Card sketch.

This is a card i made using a sketch from my Paper Therapy group from
The sketch was posted as part of our ongoing weekly sketch challenge.