Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oh my goodness, it's been a long while...

Hi ho blog friends ~

It's late on Tuesday night and I have finally taken a few pics of all the cards I've been making recently. Talk about completely slack! Can you tell I'm missing Winners and Losers already? I no longer have a Tuesday night fix *insert very sad face*.

With Father's Day here in Australia this weekend I thought it good timing to show you this one first. Look familiar? It should. The supremely talented Paula Dobson, a fellow JAI team member made this card and I loved it so much I told her I was CASEing it. It's totally blokey and just perfect for Father's Day I think - I've put an appropriate sentiment on the inside of course.

Thanks for the inspiration Paula, I love it!

Friday, August 19, 2011

JAI#81...Just Add a Colour Challenge

Oooops running late....it's been one of those days! Thankfully it's Friday so can only get better from here.

We have a Colour Challenge over at Just Add Ink this week thanks to the delightful and super talented Bron. I have to say I struggled with these colours, I'm so NOT a Cajun Craze fan. When faced with such a challenge go CAS I say ... and that's just what I did.

I've used a mixture of inks, Versamark and clear embossing here, along with various sized Circle Punches and dimensionals. If you look closely you'll see I did a little piercing along the bottom of my Cajun c/s for added interest to my very CAS card. The sentiment is from Verve.

We have a bit of excitement at our house this weekend. Gorgeous Kid is turning 11 on Sunday and all I've heard for days now is "can I please open a present early"? Fortunately I have that fabulous ability all parents learn very early on in their parenting careers - to tune out! It drives him nuts, yet keeps me sane lol.

Anyway best be off, things to do and all that ... do pop over to JAI and check out what inspiration the design team has offered up for you all this week. Hope you can play with us!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sketch Challenge - The Stamp Spot

Happy Friday evening friends ~

I spent a wonderful day at the Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair with my fellow JAI friend Kim. We had a great time, spent lots of money, did a hands on workshop and managed to stop for cake - we shared so it wasn't as bad as it sounds lol.

Last weekend I managed a few hours of cyber crafting with my beautiful BFF and this card is just one of the results. We followed the colours provided by Colour Throw Down #153 (but I'm too late to enter it over there) and the August Sketch Challenge by Liz over at The Stamp Spot. I can't believe it's taken me all week to photograph and post it.

I've had a really busy week, and will pop back to show you a little of what I've been up to over the next few days. Tomorrow I'm looking forward to some more copic colouring with lovely friends.

Hope your weekend is great!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Just Add...Tearing, Ripping, Distressing #79

Happy happy Friday friends ~

This weeks Just Add Ink challenge was just that for me, a challenge. Most of you know I don't really do the tearing, ripping, distressed type of card called for this week. I think you'll agree I kept it to a minimum.

I pulled out my copics for this one. I saw these two images from Growing Green on a card of Teneale William's some time back and just loved what she did with it. I've sprayed my pink flower with Champagne Shimmer Mist, however, you can't really see the shine in the pic.

My cardstock colours are Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. Do go check out the design team inspiration over at JAI and I'm sure you'll be inspired to join in the challenge this week.

Hope you've got some fun weekend activities planned. I'm looking forward to a little cyber crafting with BFF and taking Gorgeous Kid ice skating again! Enjoy whatever you get up to!