Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Little me time.

Hi there papercrafters, well I finally gave in to my urge to try out copic markers and have joined a group of very friendly and talented papercrafters who get togethert every other Saturday to have copic classes with the very knowledgeable Deb J. Each week we get given home-work to do and we bring it back in the form of a tag which then gets swapped with the rest of the class. This is my very fist tag after my very first lesson, I am really enjoying the me time and having fun colouring in these cute little images. I used Stampin'Up!'s Crumb cake to make the base of this tag which is matted on SU's basic black card stock, the lesson was to colour in on Kraft coloured paper and I really had fun with this one.

I hope the recipient of my tag likes it and it wasn't too bad for a beginner, keep visiting to see more of my efforts in this new medium as well as my usual posts with StampinÚp! products of course.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your week, lots of inky hugs from.....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A bit of Nautical art...

Hello out there in Blog land, I hope you have been enjoying a lovely weekend. I've certainly cheered up since my last post and can happily report that my nasty cold is well on it's way out!
I had a wonderful saturday and went to my second Copics class with my lovely friend and downline Michelle, who also happend to be celebrating her birthday ;-) After finishing our class I went on to my youngest daughter's house to attend a Neutrimetics party, lots of pampering and chatting, then off home to get ready for a dinner rendezvous with friends at a wonderful Chinese restaurant. Very Yummy! To top the weekend off, we rose bright and early this morning to ride the Harley out with fifty five other Harley owners, we all met up at Perth Harley's then rode out to Mundering wier for a quick refreshment, then onto Chidlow for a srcummy lunch before heading home. We were really lucky and only encountered some light rain just before reaching home, it was another fabulous day shared with great friends and really made me feel truly blesssed to be alive.

These two cards were made with the new stamp called sail Away, it's in the new Autumn/Winter mini and can be found on page 22 with the other a la carte single stamps. I used a brayer to colour the background fo the card above after embossing the sails with some clear embossing powder to resist the ink, I saw a card similar to this on the web somewhere and unfortunately have lost the name of the clever person I cased it from so if it's your's please let me know so I can give proper credit to you. The top card was water coloured using our very versitile ink pads which double as palletes very easily. I also used the little tag punch and tiny tags stamp set to add the embellishments, I think this one is appropriate to send to my brother as he is still working at sea like so many of my family members.

Oh well, take care, lots of inky hugs from....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

bag shop.

Hi there, I hope this finds you well and not suffering with a nasty cold like me ;-(
This card is one I made for a dear friend's birthday a couple of months ago. I had seen it on the net by the very talented Julia Leece. I just knew it would be perfect for my friend as she is a real bag collector and I was right because she loved it. It's hard to see in this photo but the little bags are sitting on a shelf in a shop window, (just click on the picture for a close up) they have been made with various stampinÚp! punches and stamp sets, the little clutch was embossed with clear embossing powder and I scratched the faux crocodile skin into the hot embossing powder. I hope you like it as much as I had fun making it.
Take care and keep away from those nasty colds, lots of inky hugs from.....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A few more birthday cards...

Hello again inky people, I'm sorry for not posting sooner but I have had an awful cold and I'm not feeling the best right now. Here are a few more birthday cards that I received from some lovely friends. The butterflies are from the very sweet Wil who comes here for classes, I love the colours she has chosen and who doesn't love butterflies! The fabulous background stamp Bella Toile was used by Kathy who carefully coloured it all in with pretty subtle colours, then my gorgeous friend Lou lovingly made this classy card with black ribbon and of course a bird on it just for me. The next cards below are lovingly made by my dear friend Heidi who stamped those pretty daisies and Marie very carefully cut out all those butterflies to make the beautiful concord crush card for me, then Marg also punched out some butterflies to put on the regal rose card and last but but no means least the very elegant buterfly card from my friend and roomie Nic.

Thank you so much for all these gogeous cards, they are very special to me and as with all my cards I will cherish every one.

Lots of inky hugs from .....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

birthday cards round one...

Hi there friends,
Well I did promise some of my birthday cards and I don't like to disappoint, so here goes...
These first ones are from Michelle, Tracie, StampinÚp! and my dear friend Ronnie. Michelle made me the great Kenny K one of the girl by the lamp post and it came just in time to whet my appetite for my first copic markers class, the gorgeous little kitties were hand cut lovingly by dear Tracie who along with Mchelle are part of the Paper Charmers team. StampinÚp! sent me the pretty cupcakes along with a voucher to buy some birthday goodies and Ronnie sent me the lovely big flower card. The next cards were hand made with love by Jacqui who is fairly new to card making, so well done on such a pretty card, then there's a beautiful big pink flower with lots of birthday bling along the bottom from my far away friend Keesh who is celebrating the birth of her new baby boy a few days after my birthday. My dear friend Ingrid must of spent ages sticking all the intricate pieces of the flower card she sent me which was framed by a pretty diamond with scallop edges. The pretty pink card with faux stitches each side was from my lovely Paper Charmers team along with my yummy chocolate cake.

This last card was made by the very talented Ann G who Is another dear friend and awsome member of the Paper Charmers team,I had seen this hippo on a card she made last year and asked her to make one for my next birthday, well she didn't forget and came up with this very cute hippo for me. thank you to everyone who made these precious cards for me, I cherish every one of them.

Thanks for stopping by and please visit again tomorrow to see some more beautiful cards from my friends, don't forget to click on the pictures to see a close up of them.

Lots of inky hugs from .......

Monday, June 6, 2011

Birthday celebrations!!!!!

Hello inky people,
I hope those of you in Australia are enjoying your long weekend and getting out in the sunshine (in WA).if not then lets hope you've found a bit of creative time to get inky;-).
I'd love to share a few pictures of my wonderful birthday that was just over a week ago, this first one is of my lovely family, my two grogeous daughters and my mother in law and of course my eldest daughter's boyfriend, unfortunately my younger daughter's boyfriend was busy working hard in Karatha. We all went to a restaurant right on cottesloe beach called the blue duck. We sat right by the window watching the waves crashing onto the beach and kite surfers whipping along in the wind. This one below is of me with my gorgeous hubby.
Here's some beautiful roses from my bestie who owns her own rose farm, so if ever you need flowers just let me know as she does fabulous bouquets and wedding arrangements etc. I have also put a few of my lovely cards underneath the flowers.
Now we're talking! CAKE! this yummy master piece was brought along to my Paper Charmers meeting by my gorgeous team. They all made beautiful cards which I will show you in the next post. Did I tell you how much I LOVE CAKE!!!
Thanks for stopping by and please come back to see all the beautiful cards that were hand made with love just for me ;-)
Lots of inky hugs from.....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Baby steps...

Hello all, I know you have just fallen of your chair after seeing me post this card. I suppose you've been wondering if I had disapeared off the face of the earth or maybe decided to go to Spain!!!!
Mmmm "just an inside joke there". Still I do appologise for what seems an eternity from my last post and I will endeavour to try and be more up to date with some creative bits and pieces for you. So to start with, this card was made last week for the occassion of welcoming a new little life into this world of ours, his name is Josiah and was born to my dear friend Makeesha, she and her very proud hubby welcomed little Josiah into their family along with four beautiful siblings. How this child will be loved and nurtured by all these loving family members as well as lots of extended family and friends to help along the way.

I hope you like this little card which was made with one of our a la carte stamps called Baby Steps, I used basic grey, bashful blue, baja breeze and whisper white to make this card fit to welcome a baby boy. The perfect polka dots embossing folder was used as well as the pinking hearts punch to finish this card off.
Take care and thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from....