Sunday, April 27, 2014

White with 1 April Challenge

So for once I'm actually not going to be loading this challenge on the last day of the month thanks to having Anzac day off work.

I was lucky enough to be able to work on this challenge today and get it finish, it's the first opportunity I've had all month to scrap as I've been busy with cards and work lots of work.

This month the challenge was

ww1 mint

Everyone's interpretation of MINT is different, even on the world wide web there are many many shades of MINT, so this is what I've come up with.

Sorry about the quality of the photo's but I've tried twice now, once with my ipad and also with my camera and for the first time ever they aren't uploading very clear.
With this challenge I got to use lots of new products from Stampin Up, Studio Calico & Heidi Swapp's new range.
So that's going to be me tonight as I must leave as Downton Abbey final is about to start and I can't miss that.
Can't wait to see what next month's challenge will be and if I'll have time to get that one done as I'll be away for 18 days of the month on holidays in Port Macquarie living it up at The Observatory. Woo Hoo
See you all around next month.
Nighty Nite

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A little bit of inspiration at Bearly Mine Designs

Hoppy Easter

So I've jumped in early for my Inspirational post this month to help out a fellow DT who hadn't quiet finished her card and mine was already up and ready to go so I only had to change the posting date.

This card I've created was made for my bosses daughter's wedding and I just love it, she married a gentleman from Africa so it gave me the opportunity to actually colour a coloured person as I certainly couldn't give her a wedding card with two white people on it as that just wouldn't have been right. I was really happy that they both loved it and I did it in the colour for her wedding which was Coral.

The products I've used are
American Crafts cs
I Am Roses & Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Lilly of the Valley Stamp
Stampin Up ink & stamp
Spellbinder & Marianne Designs dies
Cremen Creations fake crystal stem
Cremen Creations lace
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Marker Pop Challenges - Anything Goes
So that's it for me tonight, lots of things to do and can't have too late a night as I'm working tomorrow but thankfully for only half a day and then I've actually got the weekend off. The quicker the weekend goes the closer my holidays are getting.
Nighty Nite

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's time for a "Spring" challenge over at Bearly Mine Designs

Good evening once again

So it's time for a new challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges and it's a "Spring" challenge. Doing these challenges is always fun for me as Bearly Mine is based in the UK and I'm in Australia so we are always the opposite for our seasons, so this means it's Autumn here while it's Spring in the UK.

I enjoyed putting this one together as I actually used a couple of my new dies which I haven't used before and also used some pins differently.

Before I get onto showing you my card our wonderful sponsor for this month as always is

Marianne Design are offering this stamp set and die set as their wonderful prize package.

and of course the amazing
Bearly Mine Designs are also offering the lucky winner a £15 voucher to the Bearly Mine Designs Shop
So now the formalities are over here is the card that I have designed for this challenge
When designing this card I not only got to use a new die but some new Stampin Up stamps & coloured dots and I also got to use my new embossing enamels from Stampendous, just love these and there effect.
So the products I've used are
American Craft cs
Stampin Up ink, die, stamps & dots
Stampendous embossing powder
Spellbinder & Marianne Designs dies
I Am Roses & Wild Orchid Craft flowers
Maya Road pins
Tim Holtz distress ink
Ribbon & lace
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stamps - Dies
Kaboodle Doodles - Spring is Coming
Melon Headz Friends - Time for Spring
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Ready for Spring
So that's me for tonight, looking forward to my day off tomorrow starting the day with a massage at 7.30 (so there goes the sleep in) then coffee with one of my besties before taking hubby to work and then catching up with My Kitchen Rules and maybe some time in my craft room later.
Nighty nite