Friday, November 16, 2012

LCOM Sketch #39 - Bling

Well it seems I am on a real role this week with blog posts! Tonight I want to share my latest Let's Capture Our Memories card sketch. This month we are creating each week with a twist and this weeks twist was *bling* Yes for those who know me that is right up my alley lols
This weeks card I loved making as I got to play around with my new to me ink pads and stamps from Stampin' Up. I am totally in love with this stamp set Baroque Motif. But I never thought I would be til this week. Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a scrappy good weekend. Hugs Shirl

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Day To Play......

I can't believe I am blogging so much of late. As I am still unwell I have decided to take a few days off from real life, rest up as much as possible and have a little play here and there in my craft room. Making hay whilst the sun shines as they say. Today I had to make a sympathy card for a family member and then I had some spare time on my hands so this is what I came up with. I was playing around with my *new* to me Stampin' Up stamps and ink pads. I wanted to try and use colours that I would not normally use so today I am please to present this card :
Until next time, Hugs Shirl

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stampin' Up Christmas Ornament

Was just playing around in my craft room this afternoon finishing off another Stampin' Up Christmas Ornament. For this one I went for more traditional colours in Old Olive and Raspberry Ripple. Whilst I meant this to be more similiar to the ones you can see in the Holiday Mini Catalogue I made a wee mistake when adding the twine and wasn't happy with how everything sat when I was putting the finishing touches on, so I decided to add some mulberry paper roses and see how it went. I am not a 100% sure it is finished yet as I am thinking about spritzing it so it has more shimmer and perhaps adding some bling to dress it up as well. But this is it for now....
If you are interested in purchasing any of the products (bar the flowers) that were used in this please don't hesitate to contact me. Hugs Shirl

Scrap Lift

Hi Everyone Just stopping in to share a layout that I shamelessly scrap lifted from one of my fellow Design Team members over at Let's Capture Our Memories. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to do a scraplift of it. So with all credit going to Leila Cassimira for the original work of art I hope you enjoy seeing my take on it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a HAPPY HUMP DAY everyone. Hugs Shirl

Baroque Motif Cards

Hello Well my week certainly got off to a great start (if you can ignore the fact that I am sick sick sick once again!!). I was lucky enough to snap up a bargin when a local lady decided to sell of all of her crafting goodies. I picked up a Stampin' Up Stamp Caddy, 35 ink pads, heaps of matching pens, 7 stamp sets plus a punch. And top it all off the lovely lady gave me a brayer and some daubers as well since I brought so much. It was hard to resist but as I paid less than a third of new retail! And every gal has got to love a crafty bargin doesn't she? So today I had some card making to do. Firstly I made up two cards that I can't share just yet as they are for my DT at Let's Capture Our Memories but then since I had a little time on my hands and some new goodies that needed testing out I made up a couple of simple cards that I'd love to share with you. So here they are and I think for a change nearly all the products used on these were actually Stampin' Up.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you are all having a great week. Will be back soon with an LCOM reveal or two!! Hugs Shirl

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sketch #38 - Snow

Hi For the month of November the DT girls over at Let's Capture Our Memories have been given an extra challenge! Each of our sketches comes with a twist! Don't you just LOVE it? I know I do. But I have to say that the first challenge was a little challenging!! lols To be sitting in warm, humid oh so sunny Queensland and thinking of making a card with the twist "snow" was a little interesting to say the least. I was lucky enough to have some old Bo Bunny papers in my stash as well as some snowman stamped out images (thanks lil Sis aka Carolyn Zabel) from Magnolia to save the day. So here is my latest card creation. Don't forget to HOP ON over to the LCOM sketch blog to check out all the other DT's cards and to participate for a chance to win a great prize!
Have a great Friday everyone and as always happy crafting. Hugs Shirl

Sharing my latest LCOM Layout

Hi Everyone Sorry I am so behind and haven't been posting much of late. After the house move I ended up so unwell that everything has just gone to the dogs! But today I wanted to share with you all my two latest creations. Firstly this layout sketch challenge from Let's Capture Our Memories. This layout is all about my first ever scrapbooking retreat. Would you believe it was 12 months ago and I am only just now getting around to scrapping it??? I would have loved to go again this year but timing just didn't permit it. I am looking towards next year but thinking I am going to so do this again! Be sure you head over to LCOM and check out their sketch blog. You won't be disappointed as there are just so many talented ladies on the design teams.
Thanks for stopping by Hugs Shirl