Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
colour create the colour combo definately said Alisa's shower card as she is having twins, one of each a boy and girl. I have used SU card whisper white, pretty in pink, bashful blue and green gable. The extra challenge was to add buttons, these are from spotlight, the colours match well. I also went to Cute Card Thursday who had Wheely good fun, for their challenge so I have embossed prams with my cuttlebug. I am off now to read before I go to bed, with only one more working day until holidays. Hooray!!
Ok, so I am in love with this fish stamp at the moment, I really need to give it back to Denise. This is my Inspirational Card Sketches challenge this week. THey have a really interesting sketch using a circle window in it. This is my first attempt at a window card and I must say I enjoyed it. I think I will try to be a bit more adventurous this weekend and see if I can do some more. I have used SU fishy friends stamps, bold brights tempting turquoise, brilliant blue card. and coloured in with bold bright markers. I have cuttlebugged bubbles again but don't worry this is my last piece I saved in blue card. Amanda
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Cheers to you all
Sunday, June 21, 2009
THe challenge at Stamp Something is black, white and another colour. I have seen alot of cards for Dad's on the blogs lately I think it is Father's Day today in some places but in Australia it is not until September. I was going to enter some of the dad card challenges but found it too hard now my Dad isn't here anymore, but than I thought I'd make one with things about him on it.
Ok. I will now tell you about my card. I have used Black and White stripe paper because his favourite AFL football team is Collingwood Magpies and they wear the striped black and white Jersey. THe diamonds in the embossing and the black diamonds which are overlapped are to represent chainwire fencing, this is the wire with the interlocking diamonds you see on tennis courts and security fencing. Dad did fencing for trade. I have added yellow as my colour through lightly printed daffodils. Daffodils always remind me of my Dad, I remember when I was young him telling me they were his favourite flowers because they his mum loved them. They now remind me of him in another way as Dad lost his battle with cancer last year on August 22nd which was Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is for cancer, you can buy daffodil merchandise and daffodils throughout the month of August to raise much needed funds. If your interested in learning more about it here is the link http://www.daffodilday.com.au/About.htm. Lastly my stamped message Always on my mind - forever in my heart are just the perfect words to share with my Dad.
Cute Card Thursday. THere challenge is TAg- you're it. I have used stampin Up products in Real Red, Pixie Pink and DP Bella Rose. I am loving these Bella Rose papers they are so pretty. I have made this card for a girl but I think I am going to copy it and make another using male colours if I get time today. I have one more post to do straight after this one and am going to make yummy hot breakky.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
I had alot of fun again creating a Christmas card for the Let It Snow Challenge at Winter Wonderland http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/. I had a swap of cuttlebug folders with Alicia and I thought this was just perfect for snow. I have used my snowman from SU tags and more again so this time I teamed him up with the traditional Christmas colours red and green, or to be exact SU kiwi kiss and real red cardstock. I love having this Christmas challenge blog, it brings a little hint of that excitement you feel as Christmas gets closer.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I can't believe I got to make a card today, I didn't think I would get any card making time in this weekend as my mum arrived last night to stay with us until Wednesday and I didn't want to be off crafting and not keep her company. But as usual I wake up way before everybody in the house and crept quietly into the craft room. I was stuck between challenges because I so wanted to do both challenges set for the weekend, the first one was use a digistamp challenge set by http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/ and also the sketch at http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ . Knowing my limited time I tried to combine both and this is what I came up with. I have used Spaceman Josh from digi stamp boutique and have used cardstock whisper white, brilliant blue and green galore from SU. I have not had time to post it until tonight as I have had a very exciting day. My daughter turns seven on Monday and today we had her and her best friends birthday party at a local cabaret restaurant called Dracula's. It is well known for its popular nighttime stage shows and dinner but on a Saturday they do a Drax for Kids birthday party with a tamer kids version stage show. It was alot of fun and really enjoyable. She has been hypo all day and is finally exhausted and ready for bed. So I better go and tuck her in, I hope all the children that came sleep well with no spooky dreams.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Hello, it is nice to have my card making bug back, I had lost it for a few days but now I'm sure it's back to stay a while. This is my sketch for MojO Monday sketch#90. Have a look at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com/. I cannot seem to move away from red, I started this card with a green card base but changed it back to a red one after an opinion from my daughters. It is good to get their take on my cards sometimes they come up with ideas that work really well.
For this card I have used all Stampin Up except the ribbon. Cardstock in colours real red, ruby red, kiwi kiss and whisper white. Bella Rose papers ans stamps botanical blooms and short and sweet. Inks pixie pink and real red. Thanks for looking at my card, I am off to look at some other blogs now.
While I was looking at a few of my favourite blogs I jumped on a link at kazabing's bloghttp://cozy-frog.blogspot.com/ called Winter Wonderland a Christmas Challenge Blog. What a fantastic idea!!! I am ready to start making some Christmas cards and would love the inspiration of a new challenge for it each week to keep me on track. THis week their challenge is a Christmas carol, I have decided on Frosty the Snowman because my last beautiful dog I had was a Christmas present and we called him Frosty(he didn't look anything like a snow dog he was a black and white border collie). I have used CS whisper white and basic blue from stampin up also stamps short & sweet and tags and more. If you want to follow this great new blog the link is http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ . Enjoy the challenge and start counting down the weeks till Christmas.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
THis was a fun card to make, though I have driven myself crazy repeatedly singing the rainbow song as I went. I have used strips of stampin UP bold bright card and the background cardstock is real red. I wasn't sure of an image to use so I have kept it quite plain with a Happy Birthday stamp(outlined for fun-stampin up). I was thinking about going back to bed and waiting for the rest of my family to wake up, after I posted this card but the bright colours have made me feel awake and ready to take on a funfilled Sunday.
Enjoy your day, Amanda
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Today for the sketch at Sketch Saturday