21 November 2010

Every Moment Sketch Challenge

On Saturday I attended the Stampin’ Up Regional Seminar in Sydney.


During the day there was training, make and takes as well as some wonderful presentations from other demonstrators and Head Office Staff.


One of the presentations was on Water Colouring and Masking.


I had forgotten how much I enjoy water colouring, so I came home last night and used the Every Moment Stamp Set and did some water colouring.


I created a card for the sketch challenge which has been displayed on a site called ‘Create with Connie and Mary’. 


The sketch challenge is number CCMC 125 and you can view the sketch by clicking here.


As I am water colouring I have stamp my image with StazOn and then I have picked the colour up from the ink pads with my Aqua Painter.


The sketch layout has been created in a Portrait layout but I have created my card in a landscape layout.  The card uses two of the new In Colours ink pads – Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait.


This sketch is very versatile and I will definitely use it again.


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Stamp set: Every Moment, Great Friend
Card: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  1/4” (6.4 mm) Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8” (1 cm) Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Basic Rhinestones, Uni-ball White Signo Gel Pen, Aqua Painter



Let me know what you think of the end result by leaving a comment or if you have any questions on Water Colouring, you can email me by clicking here.


Thanks for looking and until next time – keep creating!



19 November 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #48

I have created the card below as per the colour challenge at  Inkspirations Colour Challenge #48.


The colour challenge used Crumb Cake, Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White.


For the stamp set I used the Fox and Friends set which I have not used very much but I am happy with the results.


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Stamp set: Fox & Friends, Hello Again
Card: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive

Accessories:  3/8” (1 cm) Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/8” (3.5 cm) Square Extra-Large Punch, 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Square Large Punch,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders


Let me know what you think by leaving your comments.


Keep creating….. regards  Meg

17 November 2010

Elegant Soiree Sketch Challenge

Hi, I am back – finally I have had a chance to post another card.


I found another card challenge at Stamping411 and I have used the lovely Elegant Soiree DSP to create a card in this layout. 


The layout is SSC177 and you can click the link above to look at the layout and other cards that have been created.


For my card I have used the Friends Never Fade stamp set and I really like the basic rhinestones so I have added a little ‘bling’ inside the Filigree Designer Brad.


I inked up the Friends Never Fade image in Crumb Cake and then rolled the stamp in the Baja Breeze which added a different effect to the image.



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Stamp set: Friends Never Fade
Card: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Filigree Designer Brad, Elegant Soiree DSP, 3/8” (1 cm) Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper-piercing Mat Pack


Thanks for looking and until next time… keep creating



03 November 2010

Unscripted Sketch # 76

I have just completed another sketch challenge from Unscripted Sketches.


If you are stuck for a layout on your next card have a look at some of these websites, they can give you some great layout ideas.


The sketch number I have used is number #76 and this sketch can be viewed by clicking here.


For this card I have used the lovely Elegant Soiree DSP and the colours used in this DSP packet include Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Basic Grey.




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Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral. Elements of Style
Card: Marina Basic Grey, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Elegant Soiree DSP, 1” (2.5 cm) Circle Medium Punch, Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive



The flower images are from the lovely Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and ‘For You’ from the Elements of Style set was punched out using the 1” Circle Medium Punch. 


Hope you like the card – it was quick to make and this was a great layout for using some of the wonderful Designer Series Paper you may have!


Thanks for visiting.


Till next time…… Meg

02 November 2010

Dasher Christmas Card

This lovely stamp ‘Dasher’ is a great little stamp for quick Christmas Cards.


I wanted to create a card in non-traditional colours and I have used the ‘Dasher’ stamp with a Marina Mist and Crumb Cake combination.


I have embossed the Marina Mist cardstock with the Big Shot Embossing Folder ‘Elegant Bouquet’ and I have added a little ‘bling’  too.



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Stamp set: Dasher, Snow Swirled
Card: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White 
Ink: Marina Mist, Early Expresso
Accessories:  Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, 3/8” (1 cm) Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive




I do not mind the colours together and I get a really Christmas feel from the card. 


I do not think a greeting should go on the outside but would add one to the inside.


Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.


Until next time, keep creating and thanks for stopping bye.









01 November 2010

Curtain Call Colour Challenge # 53

I am really liking the sketch and colour challenge blogs/sites I have been finding and the latest challenge I used for some inspiration was from the Curtain Call Colour Challenge # 53.


This colour challenge had a Halloween feel to it and used the colours:


Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie


These are definitely not colours I would normally use together but I enjoy creating the card below and I am happy with the way the card turned out.



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Stamp set: Autumn Days, Razzle Dazzle
Card: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White 
Ink: Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Square Large Punch, 1-3/8” (3.5 cm) Square Extra Large Punch, 1-3/4” x 7/8” (4.4 cm x 2.2 cm) Oval Large Punch,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive




Until next time – Meg