Wow! I have just completed my first ever Kristina Werner colour challenge! Every week Kristina puts up a colour challenge and this week’s challenge was based upon the picture above. I love Kristina’s blog, she does the best videos! You really must visit Kristina here.
The colours we had to use for our colour challenge were real red, pumpkin pie, so saffron, old olive and tempting turquoise (have you ever noticed how Stampin’ Up! Colours always begin their colour name with the same letter?!!?)
This is the card I came up with … and it was a challenge! Although it was great to have a driving challenge behind a birthday card for a special friend living in London … now I have to get this card in the mail!
This is a close up of my Boho Backgrounds stamp … it is layered with dimensionals and looks lovely with the square red rhinestone centre. I really love the colour combo I’ve used on this part of my card – real red, pumpkin pie and old olive – they look great together, don’t you think?
I also used our our So Saffron DSP that you can only purchase until 31 May 2008 (in Australia, from me in Parklea!) with Stampin’ Up!’s Palette o’ Prints promotion. I love the spots!
What do you think of my invitation I made for my New Catalogue Launch party? Do you like the butterfly or the flowers best? I love it all! That’s because I love the stamp set ‘Time Well Spent’ used to make it. It is a Level 3 Hostess set in the new Catalogue, but it was our Christmas present from Shelli at Stampin’ Up! for all demonstrators last year. So generous of Shelli!
This is a close-up of the butterfly coloured in with Tempting Turquoise and Dazzling Diamonds.
My invitations are in snail mail today. Please do consider this your invitation to come along as well. You need to book in Monday 14th April 2008, 7.30pm onwards in your diaries at 7 Parklea Drive, Parklea, NSW, Australia.
It will be a night of fun with door prizes, make and take projects, specials, champagne and nibbles. Bring a friend along and have a fun night out experiencing something different!
Well, it was Shane’s birthday yesterday and so I managed to get the kids together to make birthday cards for him. Harrison was the only one to miss out (he was only 10 months old yesterday!). So Bella, she is 4 years old in June, chose the balloon stamp and the colours and off she went. I helped her a little with the inside of the card with the alphabet stamps. The card got a little bent as she didn’t want to let go of it until Daddy arrived home. This was the outside of her card (she wanted to stamp both sides) …
and this was the inside of the card …
Josh on the other hand, only 2 years old last week, wasn’t interested in the least. He was too busy driving his matchbox cars around on his new garage. Except when Bella started to actually stamp, THEN he became interested in the ink pads … so he ended up with some ink on his fingers, which we effectively removed from his fingers on the paper… then he decided to kiss the ink pad too! So, again, pressing the paper on his face did a great job removing most of the ink off his face! I added the ‘Celebrate’ stamp. Can you see the lip and chin marks on the card??
Both kids were very impressed with their cards. When Daddy came through the door, he was greeted with two children waving their cards in the air clamoring to give him their cards and wishing him a ‘Happy Birthday!’. Priceless.
And hopefully not so much an anticlimax to the previous two cards, this was my card for my hubby 🙂
Honestly, I cannot share with you how lovely it was to make these cards together with my kids and then see them give the cards to their Dad. Ever since I started making my own cards with Stampin’ Up!, I have been amazed at how special some parts of life have become. Which card do you like best? Leave a comment (or even better, subscribe to receive updates to my blog automatically in your emails) and let me know which you prefer!! I promise to tell my kids …
Today is the final day …. to place (and pay) for your order to qualify for a free Sale-a-bration stamp set. If you really really like any of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets then order now!! Or they will be gone forever 😦
All you need to do is email me with your order before 9.00pm Friday night and you’ll still be in time. For every $100 you spend you get to choose one of the four limited edition stamps sets. The above card was made with Birthday Whimsy.
Don’t forget too … you can make the most of the retirement list being announced early and grab some retiring sets before they go and at the same time earn yourself a free Sale-a-Bration set! It’s a win/win time for stampers!!
Last night I did my first ever Cyberstamp with The INKlings group that I am a part of. There were 10 of us online last night, that was great! Our talented uplines set us 4 challenges to complete so the pressure was on the the creative juices forced to flow!
These were my efforts:
To complete a gift tag of any kind in 10 minutes … phew!
Apologies for the poor lighting for the photo. How simple was this card? Just Whisper White and Lovely Lilac cardstock, Birthday Best stamp set and Basic Black ink with a colour in with the Lovely Lilac marker pen was almost all that was needed. To finish the card off I used my trusty 2-way glue pen with Dazzling Diamonds glitter … bling!
This was a sketch challenge. Of course, my first! What a great idea though … we all followed the sketch and were to use patterned paper on the card and choose our colour scheme from the patterned paper. I used Loves Me DSP from the Summer Mini Catalogue … I’ve been meaning to do a baby card for so long!
Now this was really a challenge … a colour challenge. We had to create a card from the the colours: Vintage Violet, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip and Cool Carribean. I didn’t have any Cool Carribean and substituted it with Bashful Blue. Would you have picked this colour scheme?
Our last challenge was reverse masking … and now I have finished it!