Archive for May, 2010

Birthday Cards

As you may know – yesterday was my B b b b birthday.  And I was spoilt with lots of lovely cards, messages and gifts.  So I thought I would show you the lovely cards I got.

From my Splitcoast Secret Sister – who lives in Fishers, Indianapolis

From Janet

From Charlene

From Kim

From Nadine

From Sarah

A big Thank You to all of you that sent me lovely messages.  I had a great day – fairly quiet with some relaxing in the sun and a Roast Dinner.

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May 29, 2010 at 9:15 am 3 comments

Just Add Ink # 19

Over at Just Add Ink this week we are doing a Colour Challenge.  The colours are really girly – I describe them as “So Dora”

When thinking about this Challenge – I really did not know what I was going to do….then a few days ago my littlie and I decided to paint our Nails.  She did such a beautiful job of painting her finger and toe nails I just had to take a few pic’s.  And they just fitted perfectly into this Challenge – so I did a bit of Scrapbooking.

Now – if you know me, you’d know I’m not really much of a Scrapbooker – but I really enjoyed putting this page together – and I even feel a few more pages coming on…..so watch this space.

Meanwhile though – hop on over the Just Add Ink – check out the Design Team creations – and have a go at the Challenge.  See you there.

May 28, 2010 at 2:30 am 6 comments

Card Folder – Un-Convention

A few weeks ago you may have seen a Stamp a Stack I did here on my Blog.  At the time I thought to myself I’ll make a little folder for these to go in – cause I think that would make a nice little gift.  Then I put the Cards & Envelopes in the cupboard and that was that.

Then during Un-Convention – one of the Challenges was to make a Card folder…..perfect – just the project I needed.

So here is the Card folder I did.


Here it is with the cards too – and before I added the Ribbon onto it.

May 26, 2010 at 9:56 pm 1 comment

Un-Convention….

Wow – I had the Fun-est weekend.  Stamped me heart out!

It was the Weekend of the SU Convention in Sydney – which I had plans of going to until I got sick.  When it was time to sign up for Convention I was too ill to think about it – so I decided it was best if I stayed home.  I was (and still sort of am) really disappointed.

Instead I joined up with heaps of other Demo’s that did not go and we had Un-Convention.  It was held in Cyberspace by the ESAD group – which is a group I have belonged to for a couple of years now.

And we had the best time!  There were four days of Challenges and stamping and chatting and it was just great.  I had a ball.  Nadine (my sister) joined in on the stamping and we chatted alot too – which was fun. 

I will slowly post the things that I made here so you can see them.  Some of them will be used for my up-coming Class project too.  The first one I am going to show you is a little Top Note Gift Card Holder.

This one is kinda special – cause first up I don’t have a Big Shot – so I had to free hand cut it out.  And second because I just found out that it WON the challenge!  Cool.  I’m so excited!!  (Sorry – slightly excited about some Paper & Ink there, hee hee hee).

May 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm 2 comments

JAI # 18 Sketch Challenge

Hello Stampers,

The Challenge at Just Add Ink this week is a Sketch Challenge.  So take a look at the Sketch below and have a go at creating something.  Remember you can flip it, rotate, stretch or shrink, add a few things here and there, as long as you use the sketch as your inspiration.  You can do a card, scrapbook layout or 3D project….it’s up to you.  Just have fun.

Here is the Sketch:

And here is the Card I did:

I just got my Medallion Stamp….and I must say it has been getting a work-out.  I’ve done heaps with it already.  I love the colours on this card…it is very bright and vibrant.

The Design Team have made some beautiful things using this sketch for inspiration – so go and check it out here.

May 22, 2010 at 8:40 am 3 comments

Cards with Chalk

For Card Class tonight we did cards using Chalks.

The style of the first card we did is called a Chalkboard or Blackboard technique.  I’m sure you can see why. 

At the moment I can only show you this one – because the other card we did (well a copy of it) has been sent out in the post – so until it is received in a few days I’ll have to keep it a secret….so I will post it later.

May 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm 2 comments

Just Add Ink Blog Hop and Challenge

Welcolme to the first ever Just Add Ink Blog Hop brought to you by our amazing Design Team.

So here’s how it works…..There are 10 stops on our Blog Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 9 Design Team members), but the hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click the blog hop button at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! The cool part of that is that you can do the Blog Hop whenever you want.
 
Each week at Just Add Ink, we host a challenge, and this week we’ve incorporated it into our Blog Hop. So the challenge is for you to Just Add… A Technique From The Blog Hop. Easy! There are 9 fantastic techniques to choose from (with a tutorial to match); the hard part will be making the choice!  Add your entry via Mr Linky on the Just Add Ink blog. 

The Technique I am showing you today is the Ink & Alcohol Technique

Using Re-inkers, Isocol Alcohol, Glossy White Card and a Cotton Ball you can create funky and unique Backgrounds.

Step One – Squeeze some Isocol Alcohol (which you can buy from your Supermarket or Pharmacy) onto a Cotton Ball.  Add some dots of Ink from your reinker onto the cotton ball.  You can use several colours.

Step Two – Dab the ink onto Glossy White Card.  It dries quickly – and you can go over the same area a couple of times if you wish.

This creates fabulous multi-coloured backgrounds which you can use on your projects.

Another option is to Stamp an image with Versamark and emboss it before covering with Alcohol Ink.

Once your Alcohol Ink has dried – polish off any excess ink with a Tissue.  This really makes the image stand out.

I have used both of these pieces for my Card.

Card Assembly

  • Cut out flowers and punch the edges of the strip with the Eyelet Boarder Punch.
  • Stamp the image with Pink Pirouette Ink into the Pink Pirouette Card.  Sponge edges of Pink Pirouette Card with Pink Pirouette Ink.
  • Use the Corner rounder punch to Round the corners of the Pink Pirouette Card.
  • Fold the large Rich Razzleberry card in half.

  • Punch out 3 or 4 Leaves of Kiwi Kiss with the Bird Punch.
  • Attach the Ink Alcohol strip to a strip of Rich Razzleberry Card.  Attach some Rich Razzleberry Ribbon over the Ink Alcohol strip.
  • Adhere Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry Circles together.

  • Adhere Rich Razzleberry/Ink Alcohol strip to Pink Pirouette Card.
  • Attach 3 Old Olive Brads to bottom left corner of card.
  • Adhere Pink Pirouette Card to main Rich Razzleberry Card.
  • Adhere leaves to back of flowers.
  • Using Dimensionals, stick flowers to Circle. 

  • Stamp a sentiment on scrap Whisper White Card with Rich Razzleberry ink. 
  • Punch out using Large Oval and sponge edges with Pink Pirouette Ink.  Also punch a Scalloped Oval in Rich Razzleberry.
  • Use Dimensionals to stick Sentiment Oval to Scalloped Oval. 

  • Use Dimensionals to stick Circle (with flowers on it) to Card.
  • Adhere sentiment to Card.

Here’s my finished card.

So off you go…..join in the Challenge with any of the wonderful Techniques you see while on this Blog Hop.  Have Fun!

Click on this button to continue the Blog Hop with Kirsty

   

or page down to see other cards I have done using the Ink & Alcohol Technique.

May 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm 28 comments

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