Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Just Inspirational

This weeks Just Us Girls Challenge was a Photo Inspiration Challenge. This is a gorgeous photo but left me wondering, "Who sleeps in their kitchen?" !  This is such a subtle and pretty room and obviously multi-purpose!  This room kinda reminds me of my "up line" Louise Sharp - Pink and dotty (in a GOOD way)!   I am always in awe of her creations and she is also part of the inspiration for my card below.

I like the white of the room and used the subtle colours seen above as an "unfeatured" feature. I am particularly impressed with the white-on-white wood grain embossing, it reminds me of the storage space and the chairs in the room - I may use that again in the future!

Hope you like it, I'm quite impressed with it.  Now after all this Girly stuff I need to make Father's Day Cards!!  Wish me luck.  Keep Stampin' Marls xx

Friday, 24 August 2012

Missed it by "that much"!

 Well Thanks to Pentaq I'm now able to connect to the world wide web! Unfortunately I missed out on this weeks JUGS challenge, but I'll show you anyway.  The challenge colour this week - I find colour challenges a bit "challenging" sometimes (really?) I just can't get the colours to work the way I want them too but I think I nailed it with my Betsy Blossom bird...

I made this one to give away to a co-worker who is having her birthday today!
Well, there's only a few more hours until JUGS post the next challenge so I will wait with eager anticipation!  Keep stampin'  - even if you know you can't upload it in time!  ;)  Marls xx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Ahhh, modern technology...

Due to the fact that I can't access the Internet at all at home I will be unable to participate in this weeks JUGS challenge.   Boo hoo. It was a great challenge and I made a great card! Until next time... Keep stampin' Marls xx

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Clowning Around

Well, I must say I'm feeling a little sorry for myself this week - I have a cold, and am feeling miserable :(  I'm not even excited about the pre-order (Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue) because the stamp sets I want are not on the Sneak Peek List :{  Oh well, I guess I will just have to wait for Spring (in Australia!) Yay, September 1st!

My mojo has left me dry (at the moment) so I thought I'd join the JUGS and use up some of my ribbon scraps.  I have a big jar of ribbon scraps and as most of the stampin up ribbons are now retired too this project did not even put a dent in it!

So here is the challenge  Just Us Girls #149

And my "cute" card ~ yes, I did make it for myself!

Keep well! (unlike myself) and keep stampin'  Marls xx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Cheerful Retirement...

No not me, the STACKS of paper I have accumulated over the past 6 months only one pack is not retiring! Boo hoo for old and YAY for new papers! I guess I could "donate" some to my daughters craft stash. 

Two challenges this week folks they have been sitting on my desk for a few days awaiting their "close up" and posting for the world to see.  First up is the Monday Mojo 253  sketch by Julee Tilman

My just add cake and in colour 2010 - 2012 you rock card

And I also joined in at Just Us Girls again this week (note to self - I must get their blog badge)


 My Cheerful Treat and in colour 2010 - 2012 (Plus Wisteria Wonder Textured 12x12)
"interpretation" (Can't wait to get the small scallop circle to make "small" scrunchie flowers)

I hope you enjoy these I am trying to post them on to my facebook page but am having "technical issues". See how we go.

Till next time, happy stampin'  
Marls xx