June 20, 2010

It Wasn't Lupus....

Just the flu....well....not "just". I had to take an unscheduled vacation to the couch...where I spent time with my trusty box of tissues (ok, five boxes) at my side while dosed up on hefty amounts of flu medication watching season one of The Vampire Diaries because I couldn't even focus enough to read. Thank heaven for impossibly perfect looking teenage vampires, right?
I'm still oh-so tired, and I think my crafty mojo might be gone for good, but I have some things in the vault from before my sniffles and sore throat turned me into a flu zombie. I'll try and get some eye candy up for you all soon. Be well :-)

June 6, 2010

OCC: Summer Inspiration

Oops! I'm a little late blogging my sample for this week's OCC challenge - it's a long weekend here in NZ, and Shan and I have been relaxing to the max - we caught a basketball game on Friday, went to dinner and did a little shopping today and in between enjoyed lots of snuggly DVD time - heaven!

The theme this week is what Summer means to you. Summer seems a long way off here at the moment - but I love this topiary image, it always seems summery to me, and I definitely miss the sunshine!

I watercoloured the image and added glitter glue paint to the hearts before trimming it, layering on black card and cutting it out again. The quilt image was stamped in So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery before cutting with nestabilities.

I've repeated the super simple layout on the inside of the card and used an offcut of the stamped background to bring it all together.

Head on over to Our Creative Corner - the team has some wonderful samples for you this week! I'll try and get a new project posted tomorrow in between all the lazying about! :-)

Paper & Card: Basic Black, Whisper White. So Saffron DP.
Regal Rose, So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery
Other: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds

Stamps: Inky Antics
Other: Circle Nestabilities

June 3, 2010


Hi everyone! Can you believe it's June already? 2010 is flying by! Today I've got a cute little square card using OCC Sketch #18.

I dove into my collection of Christmas papers and stamps for this one, I just love Christmas products, and I'm enjoying playing with them throughout the year - who knows, my Christmas cards might even go out at the start of December!

I'm a very happy stamper this week - I got some happy mail from MFT over the weekend and this Jumbo Scallop Die-namic was part of the parcel - you're going to see jumbo scallops on everything for awhile and I make no apologies because they're just too darn cute!

I've paper pieced, watercoloured and coloured with marker on my focal image before adding a healthy dose of glitter to make the snow sparkle. Now to try and get all the glitter off my person before going out tonight...

Inside I've used more scallops, more paper from the Dashing pack and a Verve Sentiment. Head on over to the OCC Sketch blog to see what the design team has created and to play along!

Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Paper & Card: Real Red, Bashful Blue & Very Vanilla card.
Dashing DP.
Ink: Black
Medium Jewelery Tag
Earth Elements Buttons, Silver Cord, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two-Way Glue Pen, Always Artichoke Ribbon

Stamps: Baby it's Cold Ooutside - MFT, Ornamental Christmas - Verve
Other: Jumbo Scallop Die-namic - MFT, Circle Nestabilities, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Prima Flower

June 2, 2010

Project Tuesday - Luminaria

We have something a little different for you this week at Project Tuesday - Luminaria. These are so fun and simple to make - I had a blast making mine, and can already envisage a few on the Christmas dinner table!

I went with a simple country look to mine, but you could decorate yours as over-the-top as you like!

Head on over to Project Tuesday to see the design team creations!

Paper & Card: Sweet Slumber DP
White Taffeta Ribbon, Baja Breeze Brad

Stamps: Thoughtful Florals - Verve
Threading Water - Fiskars
Other: Colluzle Template