Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pearls and Pastels

The The Shabby Tea Room are having a Pearls and Pastels challenge this week.  I love the inspiration photo.  I have made a card and a bag to match for my neice's birthday in October.  I thought it would be fun to add a French Quotation to the bag. My neice Ashleigh is learning French at school.  Ashleigh went to Noumea, New Caledonia last week to practice French. The holiday was arranged through her school , so a group of them went. (During the school holidays)  What a holiday!   The quote reads

"Le monde un livre
Don't chaque pas nous
Ouvre une page"

Alphonse de Lamartine

(Translated . "The world is a book, each step opens a page for us")

The Card and bag  were prepared using the following:

Paper:  Bella Rose Dsp Stampin Up.  The Blue Paper at the bottom of the bag is also Stampin Up, but I cannot remember which Dsp pack it comes from.  The blue wallpaper style of paper I have had for a long time. Other pink paper I have also had for a long time.

Ribbon: Pink Ribbon.  Recycled from a headpiece that my daughter wore when she was very little.

Flowers :   From my stash
Brads:        From my stash
Pearls:       Flourish with a bling
Stamp:       A Flower for all seasons  , Stampin Up.

Its almost the end of the School Holidays. I love having the kids home, but I do also love getting back to the normal routine.

Have a great week!!   (What's left of it)

Inspiration Photo


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Holidays and a wonderful find.

Well it's school holidays here, and I enjoy the non routine of it all.

We went away for a couple of days to a place called Johanna.  We stayed at the Johanna Seaside Cottages. On the Great Ocean Road. Victoria.    The cottages were wonderful. (Dog friendly too!)

On the way there we stopped for some refuelling. I suddenly spied a second hand store next to us. I quickly told hubby that I would pop in and have a quick look. (As I do) I found the Pitcher and bowl for $3 each!!!  The car was full , so for the rest of the journey (approx 20 mins) I sat with it on my knee.
(It  travelled back home in the suitcase) . 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Vintage Tag

Good Afternoon,

It is not too bad a spring day here today.   Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I am entering the challenge at Our Vintage Affair.  You have to see some of the work entered. There are some really talented crafters out there.  I made the vintage tag to match Nans birthday card that I made here.  The photo on the tag is of nan when she was in her early 20's. A little bit of a pose for the camera there Nan! I also made a matching bag. As mentioned in a previous post  I was inspired by the bags made by Sherry  at Creations from my heart.. (She does some beautiful crafting)

Flowers:   Prima (large flowers)    Flowers in a bunch (From my stash)
Paper :      Blueberry Hill  Papermania , Stampin Up DSP & Stampin Up Cardstock  Rich Razzleberry & Crumb Cake
Material:   From my leftover material box. (Material behind photo  Pink flowers)
Ribbon:     From my stash.
Pearls  :     Big Pearl Paper Chic,  Little Pearls Flourish with a Bling
Ink:            Rich Razzleberry

All the best


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tea Cup Stitches

Evening ......

Pop on Over to Tea Cup Stitches.  Lynn has  this fantastic giveaway.
Embellished bottle and set of matching notecards



Monday, September 13, 2010

The Stamp Spot turns 1

Head on over to  The Stamp Spot , they are celebrating their 1st birthday. They have some great prizes this week.
Have a great night.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Colour Create

Inspiration Photo

Well this is definately a Vintage Photo!!  The photo is of me sitting on Santa's lap, when I was approximately five years old.  I was blog hopping (As I do) and I saw the Challenge at Colour Create Challenge blog. The challenge is to create a project using Red, Gold, White or Cream. (With the optional extra of Oriental or Christmas.)

I will also link to  Simon Says stamp hop challenge. Their challenge involves creating a project relating to either, Thanksgiving, Halloween, or Christmas.

The card recipe is as follows:

Paper: Dark Red (Striped)  Deck the Halls  Rusty Pickle.   Deck the Hollies (Spotted) Cosmo Cricket.  Red (Holly) Mitten Weather Cosmo Cricket.  Cream coloured paper from my stash.
Gold Vine.  I purchased it from Lincraft. Sold off the spool.
Gold Flowers.  I have had these for absolutely ever, and have always been annoyed with them. I actually found a good use for them!!

Brads.  From my stash.

Well I really must go...........    I think the dog is up to some mischief....



Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Nan's Card

Good afternoon,

I am really having fun participating in challenges.   I have been far more motivated to get things done.    I have decided to enter my card into 3 challenges!   It's my nan's birthday in October, so I decided to make her card now.  I made a scrapbook page using this photo, but I have never used this photo on a birthday card for her.

I have used the following products for this card

Flowers:   Prima (large flowers)    Flowers in a bunch (From my stash)
Paper :      Blueberry Hill  Papermania , Stampin Up DSP & Stampin Up Cardstock  Rich Razzleberry & Crumb Cake
Material:   From my leftover material box. (Material behind photo  Pink flowers)
Ribbon:     From my stash.
Pearls  :     Big Pearl Paper Chic,  Little Pearls Flourish with a Bling
Stamps:      Always,Oval All,
Punch:       Oval
Ink:            Rich Razzleberry

I am entering my card into the following challenges

Stamping for the Weekend  (Shabby or Vintage)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts              (Vintage)
Cute Card Thursday             (Material Girl)

Have a great afternoon!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Tip Top Tuesday

Good afternoon,
Posting today to let you know about a new blog commencing on the 7th of September 2010. The blog is called Tip Top Tuesday.  The blog is about sharing your favourite tips/tutorials. Leanne is offering some blog candy.  The blog candy will be on offer until Sunday the 5th of September.
Pop on over and check out the new website.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

The One Stop Craft Challenge #95

We are celebrating Father's day this Sunday. I thought I would link up with The One Stop Craft Challenge Blog.  This week the challenge is to use a sentiment as the main focus of the card.  I actually tried making up my own sentiment for the Father's Day card.  (Basing it around what Hubby likes to do- and what the kids love.)  I don't know whether I have been successful adding my own sentiment.  Only you can be the judge of that...........And of course Hubbby.

Well must be off..... time to pick up children and hunt for the Father's day present.  Maybe a real guitar (see sentiment)
Have a great afternoon


For this card I used
Stampin Up! Dsp.
Creative Memories Designer Paper
Baja Blue Stampin Up! Cardstock
Butttons from my stash
Heart Stamp Stampin Up!
Blue ribbon from my stash.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 37

Well here we are the first day of Spring. (In our part of the world)   Today , it has not stoppled drizzling. Oh well!  We need the rain.  Good time to craft.  I have decided to try the Inkspirations # 37 challenge.on
Chantelle's Stampin Space blog.  I have made a thank you card.  The challenge is a sketch challenge and it requires that you include polka dots.

The card was made using Stampin Up! Bella Rose Dsp.  The background paper is Stampin Up! but I am not sure which DSP collection it comes from.  The "Thank You" stamp is one the original Stampin Up! stamps I purchased. 

The pink ribbon , burgundy flower and brads are from my stash and the burgundy ribbon is from my wedding materials. (14 yrs old!)

Have a great day