31 January 2012

How is your week going……

Well its Tuesday evening and my little girl has settled back into school, so I am off to work again tomorrow after a few days break.


I have been busy doing some tidy up in between school drop off and pick up – you know time flies from the time you drop children off and until you pick them up again!


But I have been playing with a few challenges and I have used Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Whisper White to create some cards.


These are the colours that I matched to The Play Date Cafe colour challenge and the colours are all In-Colors.


I have also used the sketch from Create With Connie and Mary for the card layout.


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I used the lovely verse from the Just Believe stamp set and I also got to use the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Lucky Limeade cardstock.  I have been wanting to use this embossing folder for sometime now but not had the right inspiration.






Stamp set: Just Believe

Card: Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 3/16” Corner Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, 3/8” (1  cm) Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


Unfortunately the picture has not captured the embossing very well and my ‘bling’ or Rhinestones look like silver brads!


I finished the above card and then made another card with the same layout, same colours (except the Island Indigo) and used the lovely but forgotten Creative Elements stamp set.





Stamp set: Just Believe, Creative Elements

Card: Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  3/16” Corner Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


I used the Rock n’ Roll Technique with (Pear Pizzazz & Concord Crush ink) on the flower image  and stamped the swirl image with Pear Pizzazz.  Don’t ask me why I used the Pear Pizzazz instead of the Lucky Limeade ink pad as I couldn’t tell you but it still looks ok and I think it has come out darker than the Lucky Limeade would have.


Again I have used a little ‘bling’ – one of my favourites Rhinestones but again they look like brads! 


I have also linked this post to the challenges found at:


Moving Along With The Times Challenge – # 133 Blooming Marvellous

Truly Scrumptious Challenge – #72 Something Forgotten

Everybody-Art-Challenge - #177 Swirls

My Time To Craft Challenge - #171 Your Favourite Embellishment

Lollipop Crafts - #65 Anything Goes


Wow, two cards at the one time I am impressed with myself :)


Hopefully when I catch up with some friends on Friday night I will be able to do this again but I will not hold my breathe on that one, as we normally do more talking then stamping!


Thanks for visiting once more, see you next time….. Meg

29 January 2012

Some Valentine inspiration…

I am sure that you can relate to losing track of time when you start browsing the internet. I know that I do.


Time goes so fast when you find a site that you like then click on another link on that site and so on and so on.


During my recent surfing I found some challenges I wanted to try from:


Pretty In Pink - http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/

Mojo Monday - http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/

The Pink Elephant - http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

Simon Says - http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/


The challenges for each site were:


Charismacardz Challenge # 3 is Pretty in Pink, to create something in Pink, yep think that is possible.


Mojo Monday is  sketch challenge…. love these sketches they always give you a challenge.


is a Photo Inspiration….


I show this photo and found some more pink and flowers and thought Valentine.  I missed adding this to The Pink Elephant Challenge list, to me the photos show a lot of love and warmth.


and Simon Says Challenge  is Anything Goes!  So my card fits this challenge as well this week.


I have used the I {Hearts} Hearts Stamp Set for my Valentines Day card with Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla cardstock.


The Real Red marker has been used to get the darker shading on the larger hearts.






Stamp set: Marry Me, I {Hearts} Hearts

Card: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  1-3/8” (3.5 cm) Square Punch, Real Red Marker, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



The quote is from the Marry Me stamp set in the Summer Mini and reads


….. Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. – Jean Anouilh…..


If you liked the retired stamp set For the Bride, you will like the Marry Me stamp set, especially if you need to create some wedding invitations or a wedding cards.  You could use this set in so many ways.


Well I am off to prepare things for tomorrow as my little girl is going back to school.


Thanks for stopping by and having a peek, keep well until next time….. Meg







Wow, it has been such a long time since my last post but it is a new year with new things to come.

I am slowly getting back into making something, you know when you have things in your head, ideas/inspirations but you just have to stop yourself to create them!

I think I am going to start to jotting things down in a book.  Things like layouts or colour combos, so I don’t forget them.




There is lots of new inspiration in the current Summer Mini Catalogue which you can click here to see or email me and I will send you a copy. 





Also from 24 January until 31 March, Sale-A-Bration is on! 







This is a great time to get free products – you can choose one item from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for every $100 you spend.  Who doesn’t like an extra bonus and there are some great choices to choose from. 



You can see what is available in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue if you click here or email me and I will send you one.


I think DSP is a winner as well Ribbon and Brad Pack,  hmm but then again the stamp choices are very tempting too. 

What about getting a few friends together and hosting a party?  Let me come and inspire you and during Sale-A-Bration earn a few extra things for yourself.


Have you been thinking of joining the to be a demonstrator? You can save $40 and you can choose any current stamp set for free!  Now that should help get the creative ideas going!!







Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today. I appreciate the visit!

Take care….. Meg