Sunday, 28 June 2009

What's The Buzz?

What IS the buzz you say?? Well... this week for the High Hopes Challenge, Lacey would like us to use stars or stripes... or both even! I chose stripes because I really wanted to use stripy Hunny Bear. Remember, if you want to join in our challenge, pop on over to the High Hopes blog for the details and if you put a link to your card in the comments section you will go into the draw to win the stamps that Lacey used on her card this week!

That isn't the only High Hopes news that is buzzing... hang around the diva blogs this week and we will let you in on the excitement!! I can't wait!!

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Oops Ellie and Seymore's Sick Day

Remember this post? I gave a tiny sneak peek a while back of a couple cards I was working on. Well, now they have been published! They are in the Collectors Issue - Vol. 15 No.01 of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft.

This time I was asked to make an 'I forgot' card and a sick teen without actually using the words 'Get Well Soon'... these stamps were perfect and I when I was reading the email I immediately knew which stamps I wanted to use. I used Oops Ellie and Seymore's Sick Day.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Beary Sweet Notebook

This is Beary Sweet Sign and he is certainly sweet! I made this notebook for a friend that is moving to our unit at work. I have the idea in my head that my notebook is gold. It has been years in progress and I figure, if it's worth asking, its worth writing in the notebook... that way I don't have to ask again. So, I thought it would be worth giving her a notebook too to make her feel welcome.

It took me a while to think of something to write on the front of the sign but then I thought about it for a while and figured... when I get to a tough spot (usually about debits and credits!) I always think to myself 'what on earth did they say again??' then I go check my notes.

In person Beary is so rich with colour and shimmers he looks so CUTE! It will be a little bit sad to give him away but it's not as though I wont still see him everyday!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Meet Milton!

It's challenge time again and this week I used Milton (Mudzie's geeky brother) and Garden Gate. This one took me days to watercolour but I am so happy with the outcome. I was a little worried that with so much going on with the garden gate it wouldn't stand out very well behind Milton but I was wrong... it looks great.

So anyway, this week Jeanne would like us to use up our scraps. The pattern paper I used on this card is stuff I have had in my stash for what seems like years... probably not but I have had it for a very long time and there is only a tiny bit left. They last time I used it was on this card with Juliette's Leap of Faith way back in August last year.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Two cute owls...

Sitting in a tree! Everytime I look at this stamp I can't help but go "awwwww". I got some inspiration for the layout of the card from Sketch & Stash. I was a bit stumped about what to do with the card until then! This is a stamp where the Twinkling H2O's really come into their own. The photo isn't fantastic but in person the colours on these owls is really rich and shimmery. I like the More Mustard on their heads graduating into Close to Cocoa. I got that idea from Rachelle Anne Miller website... she has great ideas there of what colours you can use on her stamps to really bring them to life. I would never have thought of these colours together!

So, I resorted to the flowers and wire again (if you haven't been following my blog for long, I got hooked in a big, big way around Christmas... I almost needed flower and wire rehab).

If you look carefully, I also put some metallic rub-ons around the edges of the card. It stands out better IRL but doesn't most things on cards? Your agreeing with me right now aren't you? Now you're smiling now because I'm right? *grin*

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

What up dawg?

This is a simple card but I think it was enough! Odie Dog is cute in his own so I don't think he needs a whole lot more around him to bring a smile to someones face.. well certainly not mine anyway. I think he is just adorable! You know, I watercoloured this image the third night we were in our new house. I had just received the stamps the night before they were to be released and wanted to quickly get a card done. Well, I didn't get that card done until this week but it is better late then never!

SMILE! Odie is...

Sunday, 7 June 2009

One Hopefull Ant

This is Hopeful Ant... isn't he sweet?? I made this card for this weeks High Hopes Challenge. Nikki has provided us with a fun sketch to work with this week and I realised it was really fun to not have to think too hard about what you are going to do with the paper! I don't use sketches very often which I think is where I am going wrong!! I have been looking around this weekend for a few sites that do sketches. So here is a question for you, what is your favouite card sketch site? I occasionally join in on the SCS weekly challenge but I would like to know if there are any others hanging around out there that are great too!

Oh, before I trundle off to do some watercolouring, remember if you do decide to join in on the High Hopes Challenge, link your card to the thread on the HH blog (the link is above) and you will go into the draw to win the stamps used on Nikki's card!!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Hope you are back on your feet...

I made this bright card a few weeks ago for my new friend Heidi (hello!) but I wanted to make sure she received it before I posted a photo of it. Heidi hurt her leg so this image was perfect, I thought. The stamp is called Coles Laid Up!