Farewell to our Dear Puke

July 10, 2010
My sister and I have kinda joint owned a Puke-cat for quite some time now – but recently she passed away and we will all miss her.
She really belonged to Nadine – who rescued her from a bag of kittens thrown out on the side of the road about 16 years ago.  She was just a little fluff-ball then.  We did not know she would become such a large part of our lives.
About 8 years or so ago (I think) my sister went off travelling and so Puke came to live with me.  She was just such a lovely cat….and did some funny things.  I installed a Cat door – so she could come and go as she liked – but if I was home – she would still sit at the front door and Meow and scratch till I got up and let her in.  Some times I would yell….”GO ROUND THE BACK”!
She was a great hunter and I had to hang a bell on her collar to warn un-suspecting Birds, Mice or Rats – otherwise I would find them in my bedroom, lounge or hallway – often alive!
She loved chasing lights – all around the place – up the walls, furniture and round and round in circles on the floor.  I got a torch for her and if I clicked it on and off she would come running and watch it till I played the torch game with her.
She loved games so much – she had a little toy mouse that she threw around everywhere – and stalked and carried round in her mouth.   If she got a bit bored or was not getting enough attention while we were watching TV so would scratch the lounge room door until someone got the mouse on a string or torch for her to chase.
When I moved to Aussie at the beginning of 2008 – Puke went back to live with Nadine.  We’d loved to have brought her – but I just felt that going to Perth was too bigger move for her – and she was not good at travelling at the best of times and was getting on in years too.
When my Mum was visiting recently – I decided to make and send home to my sister this scrapbooking memory of Puke. 
It has pull out photos with space on the back of each one for us to write about the cool things Puke did.

Puke loved to lounge around and show off her fluffy tummy.
She had a pink and white toy mouse she loved to play with. Here she is sitting on the lawn with Sarah.
Puke loved to “Hang Out” – she often used to drape herself over the couch or lie on her back and hang over the edge of the bed or couch.
Bye Bye our Puke.  We will miss you.

Just Add Ink – Colour Challenge

July 9, 2010

It’s Colour Challenge time at Just Add Ink this week.  The colours this week are sort of bright but kinda wintery too….well that’s how I put them together anyway.  Here they are:

The Design Team have come up with some amazing creations using these colours.  Due to changes in the way the DT works I get to have a week off this week – so you won’t see my card there as a DT member – but as a Challenge participant instead.  Fun huh!!

Here’s what I did with the colours.

So you can see that I am still playing with my Brayer.  And I have used the Butterfly stamp from Live Your Dream which is now a retired that I still love. 

Here’s the Just Add Ink link so you can go and check out the DT projects too.

Z Fold Card Class

July 8, 2010

We did a Z Fold Card Class last night.  I decided to do this after doing a Z Fold Card Challenge as part of the ESAD Un-Convention in May.   I found Z Folds easy to do but very effective.

The card I did for Un-Convention was this one……

On this card I used Baja Breeze & Night of Navy.  The Stamp Sets are Pick a Petal & Hello Again.

Originally I was going to do this in the class – but in the end we did the Z Fold Card that I had put together when doing the Inkspiration # 30 Challenge.

This is the other Card we did:

Here I have used Baroque Motifs, Good Friend and Short & Sweet.  The colours are Brocade Blue, Sage Shadow, Pale Plum and Barely Banana.

Inkspiration Colour Challenge # 30

July 3, 2010

Ohh this is really exciting (for me) cause this week I am the Guest Designer on Makeesha’s Inkspiration  Colour Challenge.  You may have seen a few weeks ago the Card (below) I did for her last Colour challenge – well that was choosen as the winning one – and that is how I because the Guest Designer this week…..exciting aye?

So onto the Challenge.  Here are the colours:

I kinda did not know what to do with this – and I ended up making Three different things.  But the one I have submitted for the Challenge was the last one. 

I’ve used the Very Vintage Wheel for the background.  I inked the Medallion with Old Olive and then stamped some Rich Razzleberry flowers onto it – then I stamped the Medallion onto wet Watercolour Paper. 

Here is the first Card I did:I did not submit this one because I realised I had used the same stamps as I had used on the last colour challenge.

So then the second card I did was this one. 

And I realised that this also was the same as the Challenge Sketch from last week…..so I made the Medallion Card that you have seen already.  Oh well – I got there in the end!  I’ve really enjoyed having a go at these Challenges in the last few weeks.  Here is the link so you can have a go too.

Just Add Ink # 24- Sketch Challenge

July 2, 2010

Wow – look at this Sketch – which is the Challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

Hmmmm – I pondered on this for quite some time before I made a start on a project.  I could not decided what to do – but I did want to have another go at Scrapbooking.  So here is what I came up with.
I have always loved this Pic of Ana & Sarah – which was taken the day we brought Sarah home from the hospital.  Ana was at home because she had busted her knee and could hardly move – but she loved giving her new sister a cuddle.

I have used the Wild About You Stamp Set and I have spritz the background with ink.

This sketch is such a good one – the Just Add Ink Design Team have created some beautiful projects with it.  Here is the link so that you can go and have a look at them.

Baby Cards Class

July 1, 2010

Last night I did a Baby Cards Class.  We did one Pink and one Blue.  First up the Pink…..

OhhhOooo! – I dropped INK on it!  So I had to go with Plan B.   But I did show the ladies both options so they could choose which they wanted to do.

Here I stamped on the Vellum with Pink Pirouette Ink and then punched the Butterflies out.

Next up was the Blue Card.

For both of these Cards (the giraffe one) and the Blue one – I have used Wild About You – which was the first SU Set I ever owned.