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Archive for July, 2015

All About the Men.

All About the Men
is the latest challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
We are now a monthly challenge blog, so we hope you have the time to join us.
When I saw this stamp from Brett Weldele it reminded me so much of my dad.  I think it has taken me about a year to actually give in and buy it.
Dad worked for the Portland Harbour Trust, helped build the silo’s, worked on the wharves, was a diver and ended up on the tug boats.
I have so many wonderful memories as a kid; like trying on his diving gear, many hours down at the wharves checking out the boats and the most awesome xmas parties in the silo’s themselves.
He was ‘union’ through-and-through (so probably explains a lot about me lol)
Anyway, this image reminds me of him so that is the inspiration for this card…

This is a large card, inspired by some new techniques that I learnt at a scrapbook workshop recently…
Isn’t it funny how as card makers we sometimes find the scrapbooking size quite large, well, I found out that scrappers sometimes find it difficult to make cards – too small!  Go figure!!!

A close-up of some of the detail…

The medium used on this one is dylusions inks and water colours.

This pic shows some of the colouring with watercolours.  
It turned out a little rustic and left me feeling like an artist…and I loved how it turned out!

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you enjoy my card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
~ Craft Stamper Challenge – Take a Stamp, Anything Goes

“Getting Inky…Again”

Getting Inky…again!

I have been having so much fun with inky backgrounds lately!
This is a quick card that I made for a girlfriend’s birthday.

It is a long weekend here and I am enjoying just having a play…I should be doing the commitment stuff, oh well…tomorrow!
Sometimes, you just have to play.

A few of my favourite things are part of putting this card together…
a good smidge of distress ink, a little dylusional stuff, 
some butterflies and a little bleach.
A bit of blending here…
and little splatter there…
and voila!

One Stamp, Three Ways

One Stamp, Three Ways!
I am on holidays at the moment…and sat down for a little play with ink yesterday.

A week ago I was lucky enough to be a winner in a blog-hop with Stampendous and won some gorgeous goodies…
a stamp,
a stencil
and a sanding block!

Yesterday I wanted to have a play with my new stuff,
 so I set myself a challenge while I was at it.
My challenge to myself was: 
~ to use the stamp 3 ways 
~ use green and yellow (as I don’t use them very often)
~ and use circles (a common thread to tie the cards together)

Card 1

I used Bister background.

Card 2

With an Inky background.
I used Distress Inks for the background.

Card 3

And with lots of white space and a little doodling.
I used Dylusions for the colouring.

All very simple cards and all one layer.
Quick and easy, and heaps of fun!!!


I would love to enter this set into ~

Have a Wonderful Day!

A quick and easy card!
Just a quick post today as I have the ladies coming over for a class and I really should be cleaning up instead on being on the computer lol!
But I couldn’t resist sharing this quick and easy card with you.
I have been playing around with alcoholic inks again – just add
…a little stamping
…and a little splatter of paint
card done!
I hope everyone is keeping well in blogland
and I really do wish you all a wonderful day!