Monday, October 29, 2012

And just to continue the theme...

here's another card with an owl :) This one, however, is a PIRATE owl - so it's totally different!

It was for a birthday party, and as usual I left everything to the last minute. Since I was running short on time and inspiration for a pirate card for a 6 year old, I am not ashamed to say that I completely "borrowed" the layout from Tobe, over at Stampin' with Tobe. One day I'll come up with an original idea ;)

Now I'm off to finish preparing for my Christmas workshops....and I have a horrid feeling I forgot to order a particular colour of cardstock :/ Might be time for some last minute creative editing!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

An Owly card for Charlie Chuckles

You guessed it... I'm back with *another* owl! I think my little obsession may be getting out of control ;)  I love this set (Owl Occasions), and I love the little man I made it for - my honorary nephew, Charles!

I decided to use the new Framelits dies to attempt an interlocking gate card. Sounds fancy, but was actually pretty easy, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Here's the front - the island indigo frame opens to the left, then the central frame opens to the right.

And here's inside:

It's funny how much I'm using Summer Starfruit at the moment... when I first saw the new colours I really didn't go much on it. It really grows on you though :)

Anyway, we've got yet another party to go to tomorrow, so I need to get my mojo on and make a pirate card - stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

JAI#138 & Mojo#262

Another last minute dash to enter a challenge!!

I really did mean to get it finished earlier.. honest! But since my darling husband has abandoned me for the bright lights of San Francisco, I've had my hands full with the boys - and I mean FULL. Plus I've been doing a few small DIY jobs around the house which have had to be the priority in the child free minutes I can spare :) So after a quick and easy dinner, watching How To Train Your Dragon with the kids (resulting in a slightly traumatised 7 year old), and a *reasonably* speedy bed time routine, I managed to get a card done!

Here is my effort for the colour challenge of Summer Starfruit, Basic Grey & Whisper White at Just Add Ink and the sketch challenge Mojo Monday.

Hopefully I'll be back soon with dates and details for my Christmas worshop!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mojo261 & PP115 Challenge

After a bit of a drought, it is now raining blog challenge entries here in mINKs land! I spent a blissful day crafting (with some awesome company!)  and managed to come up with a card to suit the Paper Players challenge #115 and the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #261

I used the ribbon, yellow & grey, and birthday combination from the Paper Players and chose basic grey with one of the 2012-2013 In Colours: Summer Starfruit. I must admit to now being overly attracted to it when the new colours first came out.... but it really grew on me after a while :)

Anyway, enough waffle... here is the card!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Who wants FREE RIBBON?!?!

Answer: Everyone!!

Stampin' Up! have an awesome offer for October where you receive a free roll of the spiffy new In Colour stitched ribbon with every $60 purchase! Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green are great Christmas colours, and a bit of ribbon is just the thing to spice up your cards this season.

If you would like to make a purchase, or host your own workshop to take advantage of this awesome offer, just let me know!


You could stay tuned for details and sign up for my Christmas Stamp-a-stack! We will be making some very simple, but gorgeous Christmas cards and you can have a practice working with the new ribbons too!

JAI 137

Not only has it been a while between regular blog updates, it's also been a while between challenge entries! There have been a few I wanted to do, but time just got away from me and I didn't get the entries finished in time. But this week, I DID!!! 

Here is my take on the sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink - set by my lovely upline, Mae (*waves* Hi Mae! Yes, we must catch up soon... let me know when you're free :) )

Happy Hour is one of my favourite sets... the one I *had* to have as soon as I saw the new catalogue! Given my love of a good cocktail, and the name of my craft room being "The Margarita Lounge", is it any surprise? :) It's a really versatile set, with phrases to suit birthdays, Christmas and just because! I'm sure there will be a lot more posts with this set in the future :)