Sunday, 15 November 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #29 - Happy Wonderful Christmas

Did you hop on over from my gorgeous friend Lisa Eaton?

INKspired sketch:

 This is a quick and easy card and post! 
I am getting prepared to go to Melbourne for Stampin' Up!'s FIRST On Stage Event!! 
I'm Looking forward to catching up with some of my "once a year" guys and gals!

I had to take this second photo as I didn't think you could see the Sentiment too well.
I used the washi mask again to ink up the "wonderful" on the greeting and then coloured "Happy" & "Christmas" with the stamp'n write marker.

It is a VERY simple and quick card!  Perfect for someone busily multitasking family duties and packing at the same time as well as starting a new job too! Phew!
I know you will have time to hop on over to Renee Lynch's blog!  Don't forget to share the love and leave a comment if you feel so inclined!

Be kind to each other 

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

#GDP009 Thinking of You

Short and Sweet! 

 Check out the Global Design Project this week! Colour Challenge!

Be kind to each other xx

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

INKspired #28 Endless Birthday Wishes

Look at this!! Isn't it just amazing? How many different images can you see on those circles?

Welcome to Blog Hop #28.
Did you come from Lissa Carter? Aren't her cards just beautiful?

I love this sketch it can be used for ANYTHING and probably even everything!!!!!!

As I have been doing so many Christmas Card lately I thought I'd do something else.  My girls are constantly asking for birthday cards for their friends and I guess I could say their requests are  "endless".  So I thought I would make a birthday card using the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set and also one I really love but haven't used that much, Age Awareness.  I also used the Hearts and Stars masks and drew in some random stars and just scribbled them in to look a bit rustic.

I used the masking-with-washi-technique where you cover part of the image with washi tape before inking up, then remove the tape and hey presto! It's all good

Don't forget to check out the other Blogs, next up is Narelle Macey

Be kind to each other

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Friday, 30 October 2015


Over at Global Design Project this week they have another CASE the designer, I have chosen to Copy And Selectively Edit this card from the lovely Kylie Bertucci.

I have used Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla as my main colours and added a splash of Blushing Bride and Pear Pizazz.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Eye (heart) ewe! #GDP007

Ok, over at the Global Design Project this week, the theme is "Farm".
I could have gone to the funny farm for a bit of a break!

Well we don't really have beautiful big red barns in Australia (sure we some, but not altogether that many...) and when I think of farms I think usually think of crops and drought. I thought a soft suede (blank) card just wouldn't do...
I must say I did "cheat" and looked to the design team for inspiration and my inspiration came from the lovely Kylie Bertucci.  Thanks Kylie, ewe are awesome! 

I took the photo outside in my own little farm garden (containing strawberries and copious amounts of herbs) with my Hubbies little gnome friends & our tin cow!

I even used "Farmers Market" DSP (designer series paper) to keep with the farm theme.

It is supposed to be I love you, but you already knew that! You can tell it's a female sheep because she has a pink bow.

Be kind to each other

Sunday, 18 October 2015

INKspired 27 - Happy Elfin' Christmas!

Did you just come from Lisa Eaton's blog? Isn't that an amazinge card? I just LOVE her work!

As you may know, Christmas is just around the corner - sorry to keep reminding you, but I am constantly being reminded especially by what's INKspiring me at the moment!
I do so love the Christmas Cuties stamp set they are just so adorable!

When Teneale set this sketch for us she said we could substitute the star for any shape we wanted to use, but (in my opinion) this little fellow and the way he's leaping for the joy of Christmas makes him look like a star! Don't you agree?

Renee Lynch is having a well deserved break this week so next up is my very gorgeous and talented, SU Aunt, Narelle Macey.

Remember to be kind to each other

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015


This week over at the Global Design Project they have a doozy of a sketch.  I really struggled with this - even still not too sure about the end result,but hey it's there for inspiration and this is what I came up with based on the sketch provided!

I am totes loving the Peaceful Pines and especially the matching perfect pines framelits.

Remember to be kind to each other,

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Monday, 5 October 2015

#GDP005 Thanks

This week over at the Global Design Project they are having a colour challenge
It was the perfect opportunity to break out the Cottage Greetings stamp set.  When I made the front panel, I thought it would be good for a journalling panel for a Project Life page, will definitely be doing this one again!  

My workplace has been going through some exciting changes over the last few months and I made this card for my boss as she has been very supportive and understanding over the last six years that I have worked for her but especially during this transition time.

Be kind to each other, 

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #26 - You've Got This

Did you notice we have a new line up now?  If you came from Lisa Eaton then you probably did notice because you may have been expecting Lissa Carter. 

 Whatevs, right? You'll just have to hop all the way around to see the amazing talent of our team and what they have done with this fortnights sketch #INK26

This sketch had me for a moment, then I saw out of the corner of my eye "You've Got This" and YES! I do "got" this.  Perfect background stamp to partition and a great sentiment to boot!  I might even frame it and put it in my craft room to remind myself of this very same thing (I sometimes need to be reminded).

It's a bit hard to colour the non white bits of the Designer Series Paper. I still like the effect it has and it gives that extra boost of colour.

The talented Renee Lynch is next up, don't forget to comment and share the love!

Be kind to each other xx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

#GDP004 - CASE the designer...

It's very daunting to case the designer publically, especially when the designer is

She is very talented and has worked really hard to get to where she is.  We are case-ing her card today (for those of you who are wondering; CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything, be it the layout, colour scheme, theme or any other part of the project that just grabs your attention and inspires you - there is a better definition on the Global Design Project's Blog but that is it basically)
So from Louise's card I have taken the following elements of design to make it my own; colour scheme (neutrals and gold) and theme (Christmas)

Now any card "inspired" by Louise needs 3 essential ingredients...

1.  a bow of SOME kind,  - check
2.  Some sparkle or bling &  - check
3. PINK  - check

This little angel is water coloured with stampin' write markers in neutral tones with PINK blushing cheeks.  She is just so cute and she comes from the Christmas Cuties Stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue.

I will list the products below so you know what you need to recreate this project yourself - or something similar 

Don't forget,

Be kind to one another.  

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Celebrations Galore!

I Love those juicy Strawberries!  If you didn't come here from Louise Sharp's Blog you simply MUST check it out.

Here is our sketch this week.

Along with the standard sketch we had a theme of Celebration/birthday because it is INKspired's 1 year birthday! So thank you for coming each fortnight for a whole year!

 Now, let us celebrate... Christmas.

This is probably the fourth card I made for the challenge as I thought the others were a bit busy or just didn't look "right" to me.

Make sure you head around all the blogs in the list and see what everyone else has done. Next up, Maree McIntosh

Be kind to each other


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Saturday, 19 September 2015


Oh My
Unfortunately the link closed just as I was adding my photo.
Here is my #GDP002

Monday, 7 September 2015

THE Global Design Project is here!!!!

Welcome back Stampers!  Those of you who follow my blog regularly will know about Louise Sharp and Teneale Williams.  Well anyway, they are part of the design team at a BRAND NEW Challenge blog called Global Design Project.  The "project" has enlisted the skills and talents from stampers ALL OVER THE GLOBE! I am very exited to be part of their very first challenge. 

I was going to do a Welcome / Congrats Baby type card to celebrate the "birth" of this new blog, but instead I though I would make it a bit more personal...

The Stamp sets used are Endless Thanks and Words of Truth

Inside I used the Big News stamps because the person receiving this has made me so proud and their awesomeness does seem to be on tap!

Be kind to each other

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