Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Kamadesign Blog Candy!

Whilst blog hopping just now I stumbled upon such a lovely blog candy HERE. Katarina is celebrating her 10th Anniversary with her fiance. Go check it out! 

Have a Safe Happy New Year Everyone!

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration Challenge #36

This is the first time I have ever played a Kristina Color inspiration challenge. I have seen what other people have done and really like their creations. As I was surfing around the blogging world I popped by today and saw that she had posted #36 so I thought while I have a spare hour I'd have a go at making a card. Below is the color inspiration.

This is what I came up with. I wasn't too sure how I was going to incorporate the old olive, but I am really pleased with how this turned out. I have had this set from SU! for a while now but hadn't even put the stamps together, so I thought I'd break it out! I must get some more pretty in pink card as I had to search through my oddments to find some!!! 

Card Stock: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive & Whisper White (All SU!)
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink & Always Artichoke
Stamps: A Rose is a Rose, Sincere Salutations, Polka dot
Accessories: Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl Gems 

Thanks for looking!

Hero Arts Weekly Challenge 'Thanks'

Good Day! Today I have a card I made yesterday for this weeks HA Challenge. One of the slants on the challenge was to incorporate a Christmas image. This I found hard as when I make 'Thanks' cards I don't tend to make them Christmasy even if I'm thanking for a Christmas gift. 

Anywho! I found it a challenge but I am pleased how it turned out. 

That debut butterfly is getting some serious inking at the mo! I LOVE it, it's so simple to use and seems to look great on every card!

Card Stock:  Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White (All SU!)
Stamps: HA Design Block Stunning Snowflakes S509, HA Heart Winged Butterfly F5158, Sparkle Clear Warm Wishes CL243 and Thoughtful Messages CL184.
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink Ice Blue, Lavender & Pale Lavender
Accessories: SU! Whisper White & Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Gems & Glitter Glue

I might get back later for another share. Hope you all have a good New Years Eve! 

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

My Engagement Ring!

As I said I would here are some pictures of my engagement ring!  About 3 weeks before Christmas we had discussed the issue of getting engaged and Karl said well... I can't propose without a ring so this is what I went out and chose. I just had no clue as to when he had bought it or when he would propose! 

On Christmas morning we opened our gifts and I was beginning to think it wasn't going to happen and maybe he would wait till the New Year.... just as i got up to answer a text message he handed me my Christmas Card and as I opened it it said inside... Will You Marry Me?! and so he got down on one knee and proposed like a true gentleman. I have never been so happy and of course I said YES!!

Thanks for stopping by today and I will have a card share tomorrow. I've been working on another submission to the HA Challenge this week. There is just not enough daylight at the mo to get good pics. 

Have a nice evening!

2 Challenges in 1!

I started this card for Julee's Mojo Monday #67 over at Poetic Artistry. I just flipped the sketch which I think is the first time I've ever done that! I knew straight away which stamp I wanted to use and color scheme! Yes... it's the HA heart winged butterfly & choc chip & baja breeze again! Here's the Sketch and my card! 

Card Stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze (All SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: HA Heart Winged Butterfly & HA Bird Branch Alphabet
Accessories: Nestabilities Classic Scallop Rectangles, Glitter Glue

Can you tell that I am loving that HA Debut stamp...? and I got the bird branch alphabet for Christmas from my sweet now fiance! More posts coming later today! 

Where Have I Been For So Long....?

I have been a terrible blogger for such a long time.  I have no excuses apart from poor time management!! I really must make more of an effort! Anyway enough babble for now and to something more creative! Over the past week or so I have found time to participate in a few challenges and finished a few projects apart from Christmas cards, mainly Hero Arts but I do LOVE their challenges!

Last Week the challenges were sketch challenges and my favorite sketch was Friday's and this is what I produced.

Card Staock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip & Baja Breeze (All SU!)
DP: Basic Grey Offbeat
Stamps: HA Heart Winged Butterfly, HA Balck & White Flowers
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU! Grosgrain Ribbon Chocolate Chip & Whisper White. Making Memories Mini Shimmer Alphabet

I just loved the Basic Grey paper that I bought and I have created another project which I hope to show a bit later. You can check my other HA Sketch Challenge entries on my Flickr Site HERE. Be sure to pop back later for some more card goodness!