Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Keryn's Colour Challenge No.13

Keryn's Colour Challenges have been some that have been on my list to do for a while, I love all the challenges out there, and love how popular the overseas ones are - but sometimes its nice to support the local gals :)

Challenge No. 13 was Rose Red, Cameo Coral and Garden Green plus a neutral. I had to dig out some Garden Green, its one of those colours I just don't seem to use - not sure why, its not that I don't like it - I just never seem to have a need to use it!

The I've used two stamp sets from the set "Echoes of Kindness" a Level 2 set that will be available in the new catalogue - tomorrow! I water coloured the main image and then water spritzed the flower behind the words.

I'm hoping today is a MUCH better day than yesterday - I went to meet my friend for a walk, she wasn't there because she was sick, and I'd forgotten to check my phone before I left so missed her text. That was fine, I knew I was going to be biking/delivering for a few hours ... but that turned out to be an hour when I managed to come off my bike and completely mangle my basket in the process (not to mention the lovely scrapes and bruises on me) ... so I came home instead.

Sooooo basket is fixed, last of my deliveries of the month to do which will take a few hours along with yesterdays ... roll on tomorrow when I start my "quiet" couple of weeks ;)

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Mojo Monday Week 79

Nothing like the last minute! I made this up yesterday, not sure if I quite got the funky look I wanted ... but I'm loving the funky paper and new in-colours!

Very short and sweet sorry, just a quick upload before I go and pick up the kids from school :)

You know you are busy when ...

You have an exciting box of pre-order SU! goodies that sit there for nearly two weeks before you have time to do anything with them!

I finally got time to sit at my craft table last night for a couple of hours ... I had to tidy it off first, it was a disaster area, so I cleaned it off, put things back where they should be and got my NEW stuff out and put that away ... ahhhhhhh ... better than ... well, better than the work and running around I've been doing the last couple of weeks for sure!

The KWerner Design challenge was perfect colours for the "Good Friends" set that is a new one in the new 2009/2010 Ideas Catalogue ... it didn't really come together as easily or as well as I'd like, but its a fun image, and fun colours.

Hopefully I'll have time later to have another play with a couple of other challenges I'd like to catch up on, I also have a "almost two weeks late" Mykeesha challenge to upload onto my blog!

I'm expecting a quieter week this week - so hopefully it won't take another two weeks to update here again :)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Mojo Monday Week 77 - a week late :)

I actually had this finished yesterday, ready to upload before the week ended, but as usual the day just ran away from me and before I knew it I was in bed sleeping soundly!

I picked out this paper from my box of scraps - it is actually SU! paper from last year's catalogue, I liked the butterflies and colours, and worked from there. Once again it came together pretty easily - I love the Mojo Monday sketches that are so precise in their sketch - if you're really clever (and some people really are!) you can add, or alter and make it so much "more" but for a simple, I'm really tired, I'll follow the sketch and put it together ... it makes it much easier having a clear starting point.
I used the butterfly and swirls from my Priceless set which WILL be in the next catalogue, and seems to be my most used right now :)

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Kwernerdesign Colour Inspiration #45

Did this pretty quickly tonight - and it's photographed tonight, so not the best photo either! I've used the ever handy, ever faithful Embrace Life set, again :) The flowers looked extremely stark just white, so I watercoloured them a wee bit with the grey, still wasn't happy, so then sponged them a bit - that seemed to do the trick, also added glitter, which you can't really see too well on the photo.

Sorry, short and sweet - busy (and early start) day tomorrow, so I need to get to bed and try and catch up on some sleep!

Friday, 6 March 2009

Mojo Monday # 76

Two posts in one day! Be sure to look down for my Kwerner Design Challenge - it's one of my more favourites I've made :)

I used another Summer Catalogue set for this one (Live Your Dream) - one I'm really hoping will make the new big catalogue ... I've spied some lovely pink coloured matching paper in the US and UK catalogues, so I'm keeping fingers crossed for both :) BUT you can never be too sure, so if you really really want this one - be sure to order it before the end of the month, just to be sure you don't miss out!
Gosh this card had a lot of layers - I noticed it had fallen over when I came home for work last night - I'm sure because it was so front heavy! LOL
I used the matching Afternoon Tea paper for the paper, stamped the flowers with Soft Sky and then used my Chocolate Chip marker to colour in the centres. For the bow at the top I used my useful little double slot punch and punched it just under the ribbon wrapped around the card and used a separate piece of ribbon to tie the bow by threading it through the double holes that I'd punched out.
Yay to Friday today, I love Fridays :) It's the only day I'm not exercising at the moment so I get to sleep in an extra half hour, I start work at 3.00pm (earlier than the other two days) and take my time getting into the city, stop for a quiet lunch, stop and have a nosy at Spotlight and enjoy the downtime ... and then its the weekend! Hope you all have a good one :)

Kwerner Design Colour Inspiration #44

Love, love these colours ... in fact I've ordered a few packs of Berry Bliss this week because I'd nearly run out and it's only available for the rest of this month!

This came together surprisingly easily - as I said above, I only had a couple of pieces of Berry Bliss left, being a couple of the sheet I've used (the white with brown dots and pink stars), I find with most of my packs of paper there are one or two sheets I don't use and always have left over .. this was one of them - but why I ask? The paper worked so well - I saw the stars and thought perfect opportunity to use the In the Stars stamp set from the Summer Catalogue - with all the hype of the retiring list, don't forget these are still available this month, and might never be seen again!

Pretty self explanatory - I've used Berry Bliss paper, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip card, I've stamped the two stars in Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa, punched one out and cut the other and then stuck to them to contrasting card and cut around them again. Chocolate Chip wide grograin ribbon, and pink taffeta ribbon and then the stars stuck on with dimensionals. I also had the Mojo Monday sketch in front of me and liked the greeting with dots either side, so used that concept on this card as well.

... next post is Mojo Monday :)

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

KWernerDesigns - Colour Inspiration #43 + Retirement List

I'm back! I did say I had a busy couple of weeks coming up - and yep, they were busy :) - busy including doing the Kapiti Womens Duathalon (biking/running) on Sunday, yay me! Back to quiet (ish) for the next couple though - so time to create, yay! First up was just managing to slip in the latest K Werner Colour Inspiration in - I was so pleased to see the deadline was Monday in the US so I had time to quickly put something together yesterday afternoon.

I've used one of my favourite sets that is retiring - Looks Like Spring. I actually stamped out four flowers with the idea of a having them over the whole card, but I just couldn't get it look right, I'm still not totally happy - but one definitely looked better than four.

... and the Retirement List - yes, it is out - my customers should have got an emailed newsletter from me last night with more explanation - if you didn't receive it, or want to know more - contact me and I will help you through it :)

Check back tomorrow - I'm hoping to do the Mojo Monday challenge with a set I'm hoping makes the new catalogue!