Friday, February 27, 2009

Keesh's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #5

Hi my friends

I just received my Blue Bayou inkpad so I really wanted to try and use it in this challenge.
I love the Blue Bayou and will be sad to see it go by end March! However I do struggle a bit to give the Blue Bayou a lift with another colour - I find it tends to be a little dull. Maybe its just me!

I have used Sanded as a background for the Blue Bayou card, and have embossed in silver the Flitting By Jumbo Wheel stamp at the bottom of the card. I am loving embossing and the Flitting By Wheel Stamp is so quick and easy and pretty! Using the flower stamp from the Bold Butterfly set I stamped it repeatedly in Purely Pomegranate on Whisper White CS, and the strip of P. Pomegranate CS too. Next I stamped Think Happy Thoughts in Blue Bayou and P. Pomegranate. I used the 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches and the Scallop Circle Punch (don't you love how easy they are!), attached them together with a rhinestone brad, stuck them down with stampin' dimensionals and tied Blue Bayou db stitched ribbon. Lastly I attached 2 silver flower brads at the top right hand corner (not SU).

Well hope you like it! What do you think? I think I could have dressed it up further with Dazzling Diamonds but it was getting too late and time for me to get to bed!

x Julia

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My first challenge submission

Hi there

Well this week I was inspired to try Keesh's Inspiration Challenge #4 !

Having only just become an SU demonstrator in Jan 09, I am brand new to blogging and card challenges so I was very very excited to give it a try. I had so much fun doing it, I think I will be trying many more challenges in future! To all my lovely friends and customers - challenges are highly recommended! Try them!

Well here is the card....
and here is a close up......

I have used the Bold Butterfly stamp set and A Little Birthday Cheer. Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Confetti White; Inkpads: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey. I couldn't resist using the lovely Bashful Blue wide double stitched ribbon from the summer mini. And best of all is the blue and pink chunky glitter from the summer mini just makes the card so pretty! Thanks to my friend Pam who loaned me her Scallop Edge Punch (mine is still on backorder!!). I'm also loving the paper piercing and SU's mat pack. So there you go, hope you all like it. I would love to see your comments!!!

x Julia


And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Col 3:23