Monday, November 30, 2009

Fun with Kraft for Christmas

I'm just realizing as I type this heading that you might all be "Christmas carded" out!?!
As you can see I'm totally NOT! I love making cards and Christams cards is up there with some of my favourite ones to do!! Not to mention that I've been trying (and now succeeded) in making ALL of my Christmas cards before our baby arrives! YAY!! I'm sure now that I have more than enough!

So yesterday I played with some very simple ideas using Kraft! I think these are the sorts of cards that my sister would really LOVE, very plain and Arty like! (Hello SARAH!!!) Oh that's right I also pulled out my sewing machine too, which was heaps of fun and sewed on every card I made!!!
SO here they are...

This one is just with a star punch (ridding hood red card stock) and then a greeting from Many merry Messages

This one is made with the deer from Winter Post stamped in Versamark and then punched out with the square punch. The Noel once again is from the Many Merry messages set (stamped in Real red.) I've raised the deer square with dimensionals and roughed the edges with my bone folder.

This last one for today is using Circle Circus stamp set, all stamped in Real red and then sewed on the hanging strings! The word stamp is from Occasional greetings. I love the font of this stamp, it's soooooo elegant and pretty!

Now lastly here is a picture of my youngest daughter Sophia! Who insisted that I take a photo of her too whilst I was outside snapping my cards! (note the lunch left overs on her chin!! he he)
Oh so gorgeous!
Well that's me for today! I'm hoping to show you some wonderful new creations using some new sets from the mini tomorrow. Yes that's right the Summer mini start TOMORROW!!! That's if I don't have a baby in the mean time!! Official due date TODAY but what does that mean... REALLY!?! Anyway you've gotta have goals!!
Hugs to you all
Smiles SHarnee :0)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Enjoying the Rest!

Isn't it funny how our bodies work...that is when we are pregnant!! The whole nesting thing is really quite entertaining when you're in the middle of it!! My list of things to do is slowly being ticked off which I'm so happy about! I have even designed my "baby" thank you's and thanks to Amanda's idea have them all ready to stick together when I'm in hospital! (what a great use of time!) My scrap booking calander for next year is finished (after yet another very late but super wonderful night, this time with Birthday girl Teresa and Jan!! Ohhh what laughs we shared Wednesday!) I've cleaned pretty much every room in the house, put up our Christmas tree and wait for it.... will be finishing our Christmas shopping TODAY!!!! WOW!!
The only thing left to do is ENJOY THE REST and wait for the arrival of our 4th addition! :0)

So today I'm here to show you another pretty Christmas card that I made with Heath and also a scrap book page that I made with Teresa!
Here's the card, using the Tree Trimming's set which you can only get until MON!!! How versatile it is!And here is my page (which I copied from the USA catty on page 45)I still haven't worked out a way to take good pictures of my pages but hopefully you get the idea! I really like this page, even with all the pink!!
Well hope your weekend is super wonderful!
Smiles and Hugs SHarnee :0)

Ornamental Greetings
Set: Tree Trimming's and Many merry messages
Ink: Chocolate chip
Card: Kraft, Baja breeze, Chocolate chip and whisper white
Acc: White gel pen

Set: Big deal Alphabet, Basic Phrases and Big bold birthday
Ink: Chocolate chip, So saffron and Pixie pink
Card: So saffron, Close to cocoa, Rose red, Pixie pink & Very vanilla
Acc: Wide chocolate stitched ribbon, so saffron ribbon (promo) Clips assortment and sowing machine

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Inspirations continue...

Can you believe it's been 3 days since my last post, after doing one every day it's felt a little strange not popping on my computer with my newest creation!!
So I'd like to show you one of the cards that I made with my gorgeous friend Heather the other night! I really wanted to knock over all my Christmas cards for this year before I'm in "baby land" and all in all I did quite well. In the end I made 18 cards!! YAY!! Of course I didn't get to bed until 1.20AM but man it was totally worth it!!! Any time hanging out with Heath like that is super awesome, stamping, laughing, stamping, it's all the right ingredients for a fabulous eve!!!
I did take all my inspiration from Kristina Werner's wonderful blog and her gorgeous card Day 14 Holiday card Series HERE!

I love the colours and the layout and well I had to give it a whirl!!
I've never embossed on velum before so that was fun, and the flower is the 5 petal flower punch with the points torn off and then all scrunched up!! I also sponged over the Baroque background in Sahara sand, which was originally stamped on white. Then to finish it all off the Faux stitching around the edge, how beautiful is this card!!?? All thanks to Kristina's clever little head!!
Well best be off, should really start to think about what my family is eating for tea!
Hugs and Smiles Sharnee :0)

Season's Greetings
Set: Many merry Messages & Baroque (background stamp)

Ink: Ridding hood red & Sahara sand
Card: Old olive, whisper white and Ridding hood red Acc: Velum, versamark, white emboss powder, Button late, twine, 5 petal flower punch, corner rounder punch, sponges & White gel pen

Saturday, November 21, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day 12}

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Soon the bells will start

Bing Crosby is one of my all time Favourite albums to listen to at Christmas time, his voice is just divine and it reminds me soooo much of my childhood and how my mum would ALWAYS have him blasting (on lp) throughout the month of Dec! As soon as the 1st would come his White Christmas album would begin, I love that about Christmas time. My absolutely favourite song on the album is Jingle Bells, ohhhh it's sooo jazy and fun and it has a quite bit and then gets really loud and it's the best Jingle Bells EVER!!!!

Of course Christmas is about something much more wonderful and that is the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ! What an amazing gift we were ALL given that Christmas day, which still today, after being a Christian (nearly all my life) makes me cry at just how much God loves us!!

So with that in mind, my last 12 days of Christmas inspiration came.
Here is a close up of each of the letters

I again want to thank you soooo much for taking the time to come and visit me over the last 12 days of my Christmas projects. It has been so wonderful for me to have something else to keep me busy after finishing workshops and events. Of course now I really need to concentrate on getting the nursery ready and getting my house clean!!! The nesting is kicking in, in a BIG WAY!!
Have the most wonderful weekend,
Smiles and hugs Sharnee :0)
P.S I've just realized that I didn't give you any instructions on how to create!! If you'd like to know dimensions then please let me know!! Thanks :0)
Set: Season of Joy, Winter post, Tree trimmings
Card: Real red, Chocolate chip, Old olive, Baja breeze & Whisper white
Ink: Real red, Chocolate chip, Old olive & Baja breeze
Acc: Ski slope DSP, clear embossing powder, versamark, dazzling diamonds, chip board letters and sponges

Friday, November 20, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day 11}

WOW, it's day 11!!! I honestly thought I still had 3 days left when I was thinking about what else I wanted to show you! But clearly I was wrong, tomorrow is the last day! I have had such a great (and pressured at times) time putting these creations up for you! I hope you like my last 2 projects!!
Tonight I have made a card using one of my favourite sets, Bird on a branch! I had the thought that I could make like an antique looking bird ornament (like the ones you sometimes see in the shops) and place it on the stick looking Christmas tree, you know a whole vintage meets modern look!?? Yes strange I know but a girl's gotta try- yeah??
So here's what I came up with...
Maybe it's not really very vintage like but still I think it's pretty cool! I'm loving the Top note shape and I'm also having some fun with Silver embossing at the moment!! Good old tearing, scrunching, edging on the ink pad, (all of my fav techniques) & ribbon, add some Haiku DSP in the background it's all come together rather well!
I'll be back tomorrow for my last Christmas post, it's a great project so be ready!
Goodnight hugs and kisses
Sharnee :0)

Celebrate Christmas
Set: Bird on a branch & Basic phrases
Ink: Chocolate chip, Old olive & ruby red
Card: Old olive, Ruby red, confetti white and Kraft
Acc: Versamark, silver Encore pad, clear emboss powder, old olive wide ribbon, Haiku DSP and markers

Thursday, November 19, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day 10}

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a gorgeous tag set in a box that I'd made. I asked then if anyone wanted step-by-step instructions on how to make it for yourself, because as far as I know there are none out there yet...
The idea is from Stampin. Up! and I first saw it at a training night that I attended in Hobart. Due to the fact that I'm a picture girl needing step by step instructions myself to make anything (hence why I LOVE split coasters!!) I'm pretty impressed that I worked it out all by my little self!!! (and that's with a pregnant brain!! he he!)

So here is my Tag Box Set.

Cut a piece of cardstock 6" x 6" square.
Score all sides at 1".

Cut up sides of scoring to create flaps to make your box sides.

With another piece of cardstock (can use just A4 size here) cut 2 pieces 6" long x 4" wide.
Then score each one at 2", 3" & 4" (across the length of the cardstock)
1} Turn- at the 2" mark (half) on the first piece cut down to the top scoring line, then move blade and cut up to the bottom scoring line.
2} Second piece cut through the middle score lines at 2" also. See picture.
Then fold along scoring lines to make a triangle pop up from the middle.
(at this point you will want to trim just a little of both the sides of your insert pieces so they fit nicely into the box)

Now you need to slide #1 down into the cut of #2, note you will need to wiggle it in a little but when you've done it, it will all make sense!!

Stick some strip into the bottom of your box and adhere your divider piece inside.

Your box is now complete and ready for the tags!! (how did you go, were my instructions clear?)

Here are the tags that I made again using the Winter Post set! I've also used the wonderful square punch and the Scallop Square punch (which you can earn for FREE at the moment with our Gift giving guide!!) I put them on the Ski slope DSP with dimensional's and then punched a hole using the Crop-a-dile in each one.
Then all you do is put some co-ordinating ribbon in the last section for whom ever you're giving it to, to make their own tags! I used Real red grosgrain ribbon, twine and old olive organza (sorry this one's retired!) Wrap it up with some clear cellophane, add a big bright ribbon and your very snazzy present is complete!!!
I'd love to hear if any of you give it a go, I know that you will be happy with the end product and the person who receives it will be soooo impressed, it'll be awesome!!!

Until tomorrow, have a super Thursday eve, I know I'm in for a treat as I do some scrap-booking with my dear friends Teresa and Jan!!
Smiles and Hugs
Sharnee :0)

Tag Gift set
Set: Winter Post
Ink: Baja breeze, Real red, Chocolate chip & Old olive
Card: Old olive & Whisper white
Acc: Label punch, Square punch, Scallop Square punch, real red ribbon, twine, Stripped Ridding hood red ribbon, crop-a-dile and real red marker.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day 9}

Good morning!
Today I have for you a Christmas card with a difference! Well for me anyway! I wanted to make a card for my hostess a while back using her favourite colours, these being pink and aqua!! Ok I was up for the challenge!! I knew that I wanted to show water colouring so I chose the cute little tree from the Fun & Fast notes stamp set. Colouring in is one of my favourite things to do, I love it when the kids get their books out and ask "mummy would you like to colour with me?" "ABSOLUTELY!!"I added the polka dot background in versamark and the little swing greeting is from the Basic phrases set (such a versatile set this is!!) All in all it's a groovy card and one that can be done with ANY of your favourite colour combo's. Just water colour the tree in your co-ordinating fav's!!
Here is a close up of the bling I added, a tree has to have sparkly baubles!!

Well I only have 3 more projects to show you, how fast this time has gone! What's been your favourite so far??
Be seeing you again tomorrow! Thanks for popping by.
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Oh Christmas Tree
Set: Fun & fast notes, Polka dot background & Basic phrases
Ink: Stazon, Taken with teal, Certainly celery, Pretty in pink and Chocolate chip
Card: Taken with teal, Pretty in pink and Confetti white
Acc: Linen thread, ice circle rhinestones, pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon & blender pen

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day 8}

I must say that this was actually a card I made last year but ohhh how I love it!!! Do you ever have that project or card that you make and when it's done you look at it and think to yourself..
"WOW did I actually make that??" You're sooo taken back by how awesome it turned out that it surprises you that it was YOU that created it!!! What a great feeling to have!
This card did that for me. I love it's artiness, yet simplicity with just the hints of red on those wonderful natural colours!
The great thing too is that it's HEAPS easy to make!!! Just a little stamping and then punching some stars! (remember how much I love stars!!)

I think that the simplest of cards can be the most amazing, especially with the right layout!!
So tomorrow I'll show you another card with a difference- it uses some non-traditional colours, which for me is not the norm!!
Till then happy arvo and have a fun and relaxing eve!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Stars and Berries
Set: Many merry messages & Always
Ink: Real red & Basic black
Card: Kraft, Confetti white and Natural's ivory (the middle star)
Acc: Star punch & paper piercer

Monday, November 16, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day 7}

Hello lovelies!! How are you all?? Great I hope and enjoying your Monday! I've actually had a really good day considering it is a Monday! I usually find them a little difficult, you know your husband is back at work, the kids are tired from the activities of the weekend and well it's another week beginning!!! BUT TODAY WAS GOOD! :0)In saying that I can't believe that I'm actually here after my last event for the year, feeling very sad but also excited as I know that my next "project" is something very exciting!! The arrival of our baby!! Everyone keeps asking me
"How long do you have?" well officially 14 more days, but hey, I've always been late so by the 10th of Dec I think it will all have happened!! YAY!! :0)
So here I am posting my 7th day at 10.56pm instead of crawling into my bed and saying Goodnight for the day!!!I don't want to miss a day and leave you late nighters without something to see, it just wouldn't seem right!! (the things we do! he he!) :0) I found these adorable little bags on Splitcoasters website (click HERE) and decided to give them a whirl as my thank you gift to my ladies tonight! They are called a Double pocket bag and they use only 1 sheet of DSP. Then you can decorate however you please!

Ohhhh I'm sooo happy with how pretty they came up, especially the paper flowers (I've seen these EVERYWHERE!!!) They are soooo easy! All you do is tear round pieces of cardstock and then do it again but a smaller circle until you have about 3-4. Then you dab them over your ink pad (I chose the same colour as card) and then roughed them up a little, scrunching them. Put them all together with dimentionals or pop-up glue dots and there you have it gorgeous hand made paper flowers!! The leaves are the same but you tear a dimond sort of shape!
Then inside I made some Florentines and packaged them up slipping them into the front pocket! They're the perfect gift for a teacher or a friend especially with the season fast approaching! Let me know if you give them a whirl, I'd love to see what you do!! :0)

Well my bed is really calling now! See you again tomorrow....
Smiles SHarnee :0)

Gift Bags
Set: Friends 24-7
Ink: Kiwi kiss, Baja breeze, Chocolate chip and Pink Pirouette
Card: Whisper white, Pink Pirourette, Kiwi kiss, Baja breeze and Close to cocoa
Acc: Scallop square punch, chocolate chip marker, assorted "in-colour" striped ribbon, slot punch and Chocolate chip DSP

Sunday, November 15, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day 6}

Last night whilst I was doing my usual blog reading I came across Makeesha's Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #15 and this is the picture...

How sparkly!! I do really like these cushions and it got me thinking..." Ummmm maybe I could make a Christmas card with this as my base for day 6?" So I did!!
It was certainly one from outside the box, as you can see there's no sign of red and green (just the berries in the background for my photo!) but I think it really works for something different! I also need to say that I've NEVER edged black on card stock before, nor have I done a lot of embossing with silver but I really REALLY like it!! What do you think?

I've used some of my favourite accessories here too, the Star (love star's), the cool shape, (of which I can't think of it's proper name...) , ribbon (naturally) & those super fab corduroy buttons!!
Well I best be off, shower, breakfast those sort of things... have a blessed and wonderful Sunday!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Peace Love Joy
Set: Occasional greetings & Baroque Motifs
Ink: Basic black, Versamark and Silver Encore stamp pad
Card: Textured Basic black & Going grey, Confetti white
Acc: Star punch, corner round punch, grey taffeta ribbon, chunky glitter, tombo glue, clear emboss powder, heat tool and grey corduroy buttons

Saturday, November 14, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day 5}

It's day 5!! That means we're a third of the way through already! How time flies!!! Thanks to all you lovely and wonderful people who are popping over and leaving comments!! It's sooooo nice to know that I have visitors and that you take the time to say hi too!!! I love checking my emails to see what you guys are saying!! :0)

For today's project idea I'm showing you a super cool tag gift set!!!I've actually held it as a class last weekend and all my stamp club girls did it too and LOVED IT!! So it seemed just right to show you all too! :0) Once again the original idea was from somewhere else.... the very talented Kristina Werner (click HERE) she has some fabulous cards and ideas and this one I bought the template for! Actually at the moment she too is doing not 12 BUT 25 Holiday Ideas!!! WOW she's keen!! Check it out, her cards are great!!! Due to the fact that she used all American Stampin. Up! products I had to improvise and so I used the gorgeous Winter post stamp set (a real FAV of my this year) and designed the tags together one night whilst stamping with my super amazing friend Carli (HUGE WAVES AND HUGS TO YOU LOVELY!!!) We had sooooooooooooooo much fun together this particular night, even Callum joined in (well he slept in Carli's arms whilst she did it all with one hand!!! The things we can do with one hand when we want to is MIND BLOWING!!)
(note the cool faux stitching with the white gel pen!! Such a great technique!)

Anyway it's one of those great projects that you can have a play with, as there are 12 tags to stamp and you can make them all different or group them together!! How about that Ridding hood Red wide ribbon! Yes I get excited about ribbon too!! It's also from the Spring mini that's soon unavailable (you have until the 30th Nov to order!)
If you'd like the step by step instructions yourself, (they're really affordable) then click HERE and you can purchase them!! It's totally worth it! :0)
Smiles and Hugs
Sharnee :0)

Tag gift set
Set: Winter Post
Ink: Old olive, Real red, Chocolate chip
Card: Old olive, Real red, Very vanilla & Chocolate chip
Acc: String (from Bunnings), 3/4" circle punch, crop-a-dile, white get pen, scallop circle punch, label punch, corner rounder punch, DSP Chocolate chip pack, spritzer & chocolate chip marker!

Friday, November 13, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day 4}

I have to say that I absolutely LOVE this card!!!
It was inspired by the very talented and super sweet Tina over at TravelingMama She has the most fabulous blog with such a variety of delights, craft, travel, creative writing and...well you just need to check it out for yourself, it's awesome!!!! Back in September she made a Christmas card using All in the Family, there was the most amazing arrange of paper in the background and some of this and some of that.... all of which I can't really remember now!! I did talk to Tina and asked for the link but she's taken it off for publication so I can't show you the original!! What I do know is that I loved it and so tried to re-create it for myself!!
Here's what I came up with....How much are you LOVING this Ski slope designer series paper!!! OHhhhh it makes me soo happy!! Especially this particular piece, the swirls and the patterns and the colours all together..... (yes I know it's only paper but a girl's allowed to get excited isn't she?? he he)
I just used my blender pen for this one and water coloured with the ink pads, other than a blush blossom crayon for her face and feet. Cut out the pressie and hat from the accessories set and glued them on! Of course that stunning red ribbon finishes it all off soooo wonderfully!!
Have a super duper day,
Smiles Sharnee :0)

P.S Don't forget to check out Art with Heart by Claire Daly, after all she is the lovely lady that inspired all this Christmas excitement!!! Her projects are amazing!! :0)

A gift for YOU!
Set: All in the Family & Family favourites
Ink: Chocolate chip, Baja breeze, Real red and Old olive
Card: Old olive, Chocolate chip and confetti white
Acc: Real red grosgrain ribbon, blender pens, crayon & Ski slope DSP

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 Days of Christmas {day3}

This is so wonderful to regularly share Christmas ideas with you all!!I'm having soooo much fun and hope that you're getting some really great ideas for your own projects!
Tonight at my Paper dolls stamp club we are finishing our year with some gorgeous Christmas cards. I love all the ladies in my club and will miss them dearly over the Summer break, thankfully some of them are keen to come back again for a 3rd year!! YAY!!! So excited!! As well as some wonderful new ladies that I've meet this year who will be joining me in my home from Feb. So though even now I'm feeling rather teary (yes you could say hormones but really I'm that kinda emotional girl!) I wanted to share some of my absolute favourite card designs with them to say Thank you for all they are to me! :0)
For any of you lovely and super great ladies who may pop over to my blog from my Stamp club a BIG, HUGE and very meaningful THANK YOU for all you are and all you've brought into my life!! I love, love, LOVE our monthly get-together's and appreciate each one of you and your creativeness!!!
Well without any further ado, let me show you my card.....This particular idea popped into my head after seeing the new Your Habitat catalogue, just released for their Christmas promo's. There was a plate in the cat that I loved, so simple and yet so stunning, red with white snowflakes and reindeer's in a row.... LOVED IT!! Isn't it amazing where we can get our ideas from!! And how awesome is white emboss powder!!
Well do come back again tomorrow for day 4 when I show you the second card my club will be making tonight!!
Have a super day/eve where ever you are!!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Set: Winter post, Tree trimming, Season of Joy & Many merry Messages

Ink: Versamark & Ridding Hood red
Card: Ridding hood red
Ac: 1 3/4" circle punch & white emboss powder

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

{Sharnee's} 12 days of Christmas {day 2}

Here we are on day 2 of my 12 Day's of Christmas and today I have a gorgeous card for you that was inspired by the very talented Dawn McVey. Her blog My Favourite Things is always oozing with such fantastic ideas and this card is no exception!! (scroll down on the link till you get to the 5th picture) She had just released a new stamp set called Vintage Ornaments (oh how I want to buy it but I'm such a loyal and faithful Stampin. Up! customer that I'm not sure that I can!!!) and so I took that idea and used OUR TREE TRIMINGS stamp set which is in the spring mini that ends this month!!
I love how it turned out and am very keen to do some more especailly with the groovy hot pink and cool turqouise that she uses!I hope that you're enjoying my Christmas inspiration, please tell others so they too can pop over and get ideas for their specail gifts and cards!! Until tomorrow...
Smiles and hugs SHarnee :0)

Ornament delight
Set: Tree trimings & Basic phrases
Card: Baja breeze, Chocolate chip and Whisper white
Ink: Basic grey & Baja breeze
Acc: Eyelet border punch, Baja breeze striped ribbon, twine, pearl from pretties kit & Baja breeze designer series paper.

My (sharnee's) 12 days of Christmas!!

Hello wonderful ones, how are you?? Fabulous I hope and ready and waiting for my 12 Days of Christmas!! Now as you know I've got this lovely idea from Claire Daly's blog (check her's out HERE!) and I loved it sooooo much that it has inspired me to do my own!!! The challenge of course will be posting every day for the next 12 days.... I believe I can do it!! (positive thinking is the key here!! he he!)
So for my first day I would like to show you a gorgeous little box and bow that I've made. All the ideas I've got from the wonderful Split coasters website. Click HERE for the paper bow and HERE for the box!!I just recently ordered the Ski slope designer series paper and WOW!!! It's sooooooo gorgeous, I'm totally ordering more before the end of the month!! This little box would be just right for some home-made treats like my families favourite Chocolate balls!! Of course it fit's love notes too so it's up to you what you'd like to fill it with!!
Hope you like my 1st day of Christmas project, let me know if you make some too! :0) Remember that if there's anything that you need to order to make these fabulous ideas then let me know I'll be happy to get the goodies to you!!!
See you tomorrow with a card idea!!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Ribbon with box: DAY 1
Set: Boho backgrounds (stamped on lid)
Ink: Chocolate chip
Card: Chocolate chip & Old olive textured cardstock
Acc: Ski slope designer series paper, pop up glue dotes and brads (to hold it together!)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #42

I am really enjoying these wonderful sketch challenges!! To think that they scared me when I first started, but now I look forward to the it, wondering what I'll come up with and always having fun with the unique layouts!!
Well this one from the lovely Karen- the sweetest thing is super gorgeous!! I really love it!! It's crying for vintage/elegance and with that I turned to my Favourite set Friends 24-7. Oh how I love this set, the flourish especially always gets me excited!! How stunning does it look on the grey....OHHH it's really lovely!!
I even had a little play with my picture today and included some of the stamps that I used. All in the name of fun :0)
So here it is....So LOVE this set!! (I'm sure I've already mentioned that but I really DO!!) To do the bird I Rock n' Rolled it, that's when you stamp it in a light colour and then roll the stamp over a darker colour, you can tell that the head of the bird and the tail are darker! Cool HEY!
Just before I go you MUST check out Art with Heart by Claire Daly. She is doing 12 days of Christmas and WOW her stunning projects will get you EXCITED for sure!! I know I am, to the point that I've been thinking I'd do the same for you lovely ladies who regularly visit my site!! Stay tuned!!
Have a fabulous night
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Set: Friends 24-7
Card: Perfect plum, Basic grey, Very vanilla & Mellow moss
Ink: Perfect plum, Mellow moss, Basic grey & Versamark
Acc: Basic grey marker, Dimensional's, Eyelet border punch & Filigree brads

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #15

I've needed a birthday card for Rob this week and with a new sketch challenge from Keesh I thought I'd give it a go!! The layout is really cool, I love working with circles and it's fun to try different layouts then using the same one's all the time!!
As your probably well aware it can be hard to come up with fresh and cool male cards but with the Big Bold Birthday set I always seem to come up with something!! YAY! Love this set!! :0)
Here is my card...

Using blokey colours like the Not quite navy and Close to cocoa really help put it all together!!
I love ribbon so even for my male cards I still need to put something, so twine works great.
I hope he likes it, the kids were very excited singing Happy Birthday to him this morn, so I'm sure that would have helped make his day!!
Thanks for popping by, I'm hoping to do Karen's challenge too, maybe tonight....
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Rob's card
Set: Big bold birthday
Card: Not quite navy, Close to cocoa & Naturals Ivory
Ink: Not quite navy, Close to cocoa & Versamark
Acc: Staples, twine, silver brads and Metal edge tags.


Hello, Hello, HELLO!!!
WOW can you believe that it's only 53 days till Christmas, that's only 7 weeks!! I'm soooo excited, the time is now upon us when the shops truly are decorated in all their glory (well some of them he he!!) and the carols are creeping into our heads!!! So with all this going on you need only to shop in one place HERE!!!! With the wonderful Gift Giving Guide that Stampin. Up! has brought out shopping couldn't be any easier!! The best part is that if you spend $85 from this guide then YOU get a pressie too with a FREE SQUARE SCALLOP PUNCH!!! YAY! YAY! YAY!! So check it out and order your goodies from me to start creating those gorgeous handmade gifts we ALL LOVE TO GET!!!!