20 July 2009

Notable Inspirations

I am the first to admit that I'm not always overly creative. Sometimes, ok often, I go searching the net for inspiration. One of the greatest I've found for inspiration, and a site that I often find myself branching off to other fantastic blogs is priscillastyles. Not only do they have great sketches to work from, but great blog candy and prizes too. You have to go have a look. It's well worth it. There are so many beautiful cards on that blog. I've made more than one card after visiting there.

13 July 2009

More creating.

As promised, I've been creating, and have finally taken photos of some of the cards I've been making over the past week. I've been using a paper pack from Stampin Up for the most part. The sweet nothings pack.

Here are 2 made with items only from the pack.




This next one is from the same pack, but with a stamp from Fifth Avenue (Stampin Up)stamped on Shimmer Paper and water coloured.



This last one was inspired from the sketch on Priscilla Styles with their Midnight Madness Challenges. I've done one of these challenges before, but I really liked this sketch and wanted to enter. I like to do challenges, and look forward to doing more. Anyway, this card is made from the same pack with the following Stampin Up stamps: Ebrace Life, Say it with Scallops, and live your dream. I used Chocolate Chip in and my pens from Stampin up. The brads are from Making Memories.

06 July 2009

Its the holidays

Its a freezing day here in old cold Canberra. Its 11.30 and 2 degrees. Blah!

Its the first day of the school holidays, dd is still in her jammies even though I've asked her several times to get dressed. I think we have the same problem as we did last year in that she grew out of all her winter clothes some months ago, and she cant find anything to wear.

I know I haven't been posting lately, (Ooh look its exactly a month since my last post) but last night I did sit down and created a card from one of my new stamp sets. I'm planning on making at least one card with every stamp set this holidays. I've hurt my back so there will be no spring cleaning this time round. Yay! No really, sitting in my chair leaning against a heat pillow works wonders.

So here is last nights card. Its basic, but I like it. I have to start buying some Stampin Up ribbons to match my cardstock, patterned paper and inks now. Sigh.