Friday, November 23, 2012

Just Add Ink#145 - Just Add a Sketch

Happy Friday friends ~

After a bit of a break I'm back!  I've missed my JAI friends, but life had gotten a tad too busy to fit it all in so I did what had to be done and here I am again a few months down the track.

Over at Just Add Ink this week Mae has given us a lovely sketch to work with.  As most of you know CAS is my preferred style of card so it wasn't difficult for me to add a couple of banners and a bit of bling and be done.

I've used the lovely new Cotton Ribbon (from the Holiday Catalogue) and stamped my sentiment directly on it in Midnight Muse ink.  How fabulous is that!  Punching two of the Elegant Butterflies and using a dimensional I've made a 3D embellishment that sparkles with Champagne Shimmer Mist up close.  So quick and simple if you need a stack of cards in a very short time.

Please do head over to JAI and check out all the gorgeous inspiration the design team has for you.  I hope to see your creation linked up too.

Other news - my wrist surgery went well yesterday as far as I can tell.  I'm very drowsy and sleeping a lot.  My wrist is tender and uncomfortable but the meds are keeping the stronger pain at bay thankfully.  It's awkward being all bandaged up and unable to use my dominant hand again.  Will see what news my follow-up appointment next Thursday brings.  I'll be going stir crazy by then that's for sure.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flower Fest Birthday

Good morning ~

I made this card a few months back and stumbled across it recently when I was having a clean up of my stash. Thought I'd pop in and show you.

I've used a vellum top note and added some flower layers from the Flower Fest stamp set.  These were actually stamped on Whisper White, and then sponged with Perfect Plum and a touch of Island Indigo.  I did the same with the leaves using Pear Pizzazz.  The flowers have been spritzed with Frost White Shimmer Mist.

Other news ... I'm off to hospital tomorrow morning bright and early (ick) for some wrist surgery.  I tell you housework can be a dangerous thing!  Read my post here on how I broke it in the first place.  So I expect to be out of action for a little bit again.  I do have a few posts scheduled for the coming weeks and I may pop in to give you an update on how the surgery goes - if I can master left hand typing again lol.

Thanks for stopping in today and enjoy your week!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Addicted to CAS Challenge #1 - SNOW

Happy Saturday evening friends ~

So excited!  Welcome to the very first Addicted to CAS challenge!  This is going to be a fortnightly challenge, going live on a Saturday evening.  Each of the design team members is going to take a turn at hosting and choosing the code word for your inspiration.  Guess what else?  We've got sponsors...yep you read it right, we're going to be giving our top addict a prize.

Hosted by Kylie this weeks code word is SNOW.  Let your imagination run wild but remember to keep it Clean and Simple (CAS).

I've coloured up a super cute little digi penguin from 2 Cute Ink with my copics and mounted him on a Basic Grey Blossom nestie die cut.  The little half scallops of silver Glimmer Paper are an attempt at faux snow (you know, like the stuff in the Antarctic) - although looking at it here they could be taken for penguin wings lol.  There is only so much you can do with CAS!  That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.  I've also spritzed the whole card front with Champagne Shimmer Mist for that extra sparkly snowy look.

Our fabulous sponsor and guest designer this week is Joanna Munster from Inspired by Stamping.  Joanna is offering our winner a $20 GIFT VOUCHER.  Head over to ATCAS and check out all the details - please be sure to follow our rules so you are eligible for the prize.  The design team has some wonderful inspiration for you too!

Hope you can join the challenge fun this week, I so look forward to checking out your entries!  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Just a Note...Hello & Prize Giveaway

Good Saturday morning lovely blog friends ~

Goodness me I've been neglectful of this poor little blog lately.  I've been all caught up in 'life'.  It's been crazy busy and we're not even up to the silly season yet.  Has me a little worried about what's to come I must admit....

Anyway no time for blurb, thought I'd pop in with a CAS one for you this morning.  A few scraps of dsp and voila a simple little card for my stash.

I hope you'll all pop back to check out the brand new Addicted to Stamps CAS challenge kicking off next weekend. In fact head over there now and check out the awesome prize pack up for grabs.  There are lots of ways you can win - details on the blog.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by today.