Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another Challenge

I have to say, I am now completely hooked on challenges. After enjoying participating in the Mojo Monday sketch challenges I've decided to go for it and try Makeesha's Colour Challenge.
So here is this weeks Inkspirations Colour Challenge...

And here's what I created...

I just love this "Wild Rose" stamp set, and in all honesty I haven't used it for ages so it got a good dusting off and today our passion was reignited!! I found these colours really nice to work with - they are very pretty and elegant colours which worked well with the roses.
I'm just so impressed that I got the housework AND some stamping done today...all whilst having three children at home!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mojo Monday #72

Woohoo!! I've completed another Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. These are so much fun...and rather addictive!
So here's this weeks sketch...

And now here's my take on it...

This uses the "A Happy Heart" stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue, which I borrowed from a friend of mine (thanks Kasey!) I've enjoyed having a play with this set, it's got so many cute and smoochy images. The colour combination I took straight from the Colour Coach - great for when you're having an"I don't know where to start" day. So between the Sketch and the Colour Coach I really didn't have to do much thinking at all :)
So there you have it, a cute little card ready for my hubby for valentines day ... or so I thought ... He just found it and asked if he could have it so that he could give it to me!!! I told him if I'd known that I would have made it in much prettier colours!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Latest Workshop Wow!

Here's my latest creation that I demonstrated and my workshops over the weekend. I have to confess it is a complete CASE from a card of Monica Gale's which you can check out HERE. I absolutely love her work! I've based my colour choices completely on the colours in the "Ginger Blossom" paper that I've used (so I didn't even have to think!!). The stamps are from the "Embrace Life" stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue and also "Happy Thoughts" from the main Catalogue. The image was coloured with ink from the Classic Ink Pads (Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and River Rock) and a Blender Pen. I was really pleased with how this turned out, and especially happy that it was so quick and easy to make!! I think I'll make myself up a few more with some different greetings to have on hand.

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

I've been admiring Mojo Monday Sketch Challenges on everyone elses blogs for a while now, but have finally decided to be brave and jump in and have a go myself. I needed to make a special card for my Great Aunts 80th Birthday and decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to rise to the challenge. So here's my taking of this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

I really enjoyed working with sketch and I found that once I had decided on the papers and stamps I wanted to use the whole thing just came together so quickly. I'm definitely a Mojo Monday addict now!