Friday, January 20, 2012

Just Add Ink #101...A Sketch Challenge

Good Friday morning lovely people ~

It's a beautiful day here in Canberra so I was up early and off for my walk. Came home and mowed the lawn, cut the edges and tidied things up before the real heat hits. Gorgeous Kid is off playing with some friends for a few hours and I've got some free time. Hmmmm I think I'll play in my craft room. I love Fridays.

Over at Just Add Ink this week we've got a gorgeous little sketch that beautiful Bron did for us before she left the team :o(

I pulled out my copics and tried my hand at colouring one of the gorgeous little Pure Innocence images. I do love her. I even did a little sponging, however, I'm still a bit heavy handed and not entirely happy with the outcome.

I have used Island Indigo as my base colour, with the matching dsp and ink. The little swirls are a SU Sizzlet Die - how did I live without them? They are the perfect little addition. I've given the whole card a quick spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist so irl it's a little sparkly.

Pop over to Just Add Ink and check out the design team inspiration this week. Hopefully you'll find some time to join our Challenge too.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2012

JAI#100...Just Add Crowns - Special JAI Blog Hop

Good Friday morning ~

Wow can you believe we're up to Challenge 100 over at Just Add Ink? This week we're adding Crowns. A very regal occasion indeed!

You will have hopped here from Nikki's blog. There are 11 stops on our Blog Hop, and it's set up in a loop so it doesn't matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click the JAI Blog Hop button at the end of each post and you'll be taken to the next stop! If you get stuck just head over to the JAI blog to find all the links.

There is a prize for commenting on all the Design Team member posts this week, and a prize for the winner of our Just Add Crowns Challenge.

This week I've made a crown shaped card (I saw this in a magazine ages ago). The size is the usual A5 so it will fit into a C6 envelope for posting. You'll notice my card is quite a bit different than my usual style. I rather enjoyed sponging ink all over, spraying it with shimmer mist and layering up some ribbons, seam binding and lace.

If you would like any further details about this card just shoot me an email. Thanks for stopping by today. Click on the badge below to check out Paula's awesome interactive project this week.

Big hugs

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!


Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! I've been having a bit of a blog holiday ... actually a completely craft free, laze around doing nothing kind of holiday. Yesterday I decided it was high time I get back into a routine of sorts as I'm back at work on Tuesday ... soooooooo I hit my craft room, a pretty good place to start don't you think?

I needed to make a birthday card for the 12th ... I am always behind during January and I've decided that this year I'm going to try to change that. Having not crafted for so long I just couldn't get a decent start, although I did know I was going to use reds (a fave colour of the birthday girl), so I had a little look around blogland and found this CAS card over at Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine and off I went. It came together really quickly.

What do you think? Simple but I kinda like it. If you'd like a supply list please feel free to give a shout & I'll happily oblige.

I hope you're all enjoying the new year so far. Like a lot of others I didn't mind seeing the back of 2011 and I'm really looking forward to seeing how this year unfolds and embracing what 2012 brings.

Big hugs