Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Jasmine's Garden

Today's card is from another great set by Annabelle Stamps, This one is called Jasmine's garden. She is named Jasmine after the artist who created her.
The photo has not came out the best, the colours are a lot more vibrant and the ribbon is an identical match to the cardstock.
To make this card I first stamped Jasmine in Black Brilliance and then coloured with Prismacolor Pencils. Petite oval nestabilities is what I used to cut out the main image and the co ordinating layers. The card stock I used is all Bazzill except for the white.. The top layer (Velvet) Bazzill was ran through the cuttlebug with the scalloped border on both sides.
Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Who likes Popcorn?

Popcorn the Bear that is.
Isn't he just adorable. This is one of the cutest, most gorgeous teddy bear stamps I have ever seen. He comes in several different sets all of which you will want to own.
This is the birthday hugs set, but I think not only does it make a great birthday card but what do you think about a baby card? I think it would be fabulous.
The good news is for all my local stampers in Canberra, Popcorn is coming to town at the end of October, so start saving your pennies. I will show you another Popcorn the Bear creation in the coming weeks so keep "Popping" back.
Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Friday, September 25, 2009

Freebie Friday over at Andrea's

Over on Andrea's Blog 'Andrea's Stampin Moments' it's Freebie Friday and up for grabs is some of those gorgeous sprinkles that I love sooo much.

Has everyone seen the new Sprinkles at AnnaBelle Stamps? Andrea is offering the three mixes of Sprinkles this weekend! Each container has approximately 180 6mm drops of transparent colour, and on top of that you can screw the containers together to save on some space, how great is that? There is a total of 24 colours so far in this collection, but you never know when that might grow..

Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How Sweet she is

This is Jasmine and the stamp is called Party Cupcake. The image is from that great new Australian company called Annabelle Stamps. Party Cupcake is a single unmounted acrylic stamp. I just love her, I think she is gorgeous. The happy birthday sentiment is from the Swirl Tree set. I am really enjoying being on the Design Team for Annabelle Stamps. The stamps are very easy to work and a lots of fun.
How did I do this card you ask. First Jasmine was stamped in Black Brilliance (i find this is my favourite ink to use on acrylic stamps. Make sure your inkpad is regularly topped up with ink, refills are available at all good stamping suppliers).
Next I chose my papers. Bazzill for the base card and the designer papers from the Basic Grey Bittersweet Pad. I then used my prismacolor pencils to colour matching the papers and card.
I then cuttlebugged the pale pink piece of paper with the swiss dots embossing folder and as a final embellishment I chose the burgundy satin swirl (self adhesive, ribbon? I'm not sure what else to call it.) This ribbon was picked up for me by my dear friend Wendy at one of the many craft shows she attends. Wendy saw it and thought I might just need some one day. Well Viola! Here it is. Finishes the card off nicely don't you think?
Don't forget to check out what the other DT members are doing. There is a link to each one on the sidebar to your right.

Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Monday, September 21, 2009

My fave High Hopes Stamp

Here is my favourite High Hopes Stamp. That is what challenge #45 is all about this week over on the High Hopes Blog
This is Gertie, Millie and Hattie and these girls have 'Hat-itude'.
The card was put together using designer paper from Cosmo Cricket and card stock from Core-dinations. The image was stamped in Black Brilliance then coloured with Prismacolor Pencils
Until Next time
Inking of you All

Friday, September 18, 2009

Introducing Willow

Here is an image (2 actually) from a gorgeous line of stamps called Whiff of Joy. This is 'Willow with Hot Chocolate' and to complete the scene I added 'fall grass'.
I stamped in Black Stazon as the stamps are red rubber. I stamped Willow first then masked her. I then stamped the grass. I coloured using my Prismacolor Pencils and blended with odourless mineral spirits. The little daisies at the front were coloured with my white gel pen.
The base card is SU's purely pomegranate, the dusty pink and green are both Bazzill. The designer paper is We R memory keepers. Last but not least I embellished the card and some of the flowers with golden yellow pearls. I think she turned out beautifully.

Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Annabelle Stamps

Welcome to my first card for Annabelle Stamps.
As mentioned in a previous post I have joined the Annabelle Stamps Design Team. This is a brand new Australian Stamp Company only available since Tuesday. The first stamp set I want to showcase is called
'I can fly'. Isn't she just the most adorable little girl you have ever seen.
I love this set because it has lots of mix n' match images. Now for my card.

I stamped the little girl and then repeatedly stamped the flowers in Black Brilliance (my preferred ink). I then coloured them using my Prismacolor Pencils. The colours I chose were inspired by the Designer Paper by Basic Grey. The yellow cardstock is core-dinations and the teal card and ribbon is Blue Bayou from Stampin Up. I embellished the card with the new Sprinkles in Blossom. These sprinkles are a must have and for $3.90 for 100 you will want every colour. I know I do.
I hope you all like this new stamp company as much as I do.
Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bountiful Bananas

Anything but a card. That's what this weeks High Hopes challenge is all about.
I thought I'd make a party favor box and fill it with banana lollies and banana flavoured jelly belly jelly beans. (YUM). It's very rare for me to do some construction, but all in all I was pretty pleased with.

I chose to use Bright Yellow Bazzill criss cross cardstock, it is such a fun and cheery colour. The stamps I used were small monkey mike and go bananas, can you guess what I coloured with? Yes I used my prismacolor pencils I finished the box off using a bright yellow organza ribbon and a 2mm brown grosgrain ribbon.

Until Next Time
Inking of you all

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pretty Peacock

Another week another challenge, This card is for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #32. This week was a sketch challenge designed by Cindy.
Here is the sketch, you might like to give it a go yourself.For my card I used the Flourishes Peacock, stamped in Black Brilliance. I then coloured the bird using my Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Odourless mineral spirits. The card stock is all Bazzill. A very easy card to make.
Don't forget to all my Australian readers you can buy Flourishes stamps from Heavenscent Crafts in Melbourne. Also especially for those of you who live in or near Canberra, Debbie is coming to visit. She has a large range of stamps that are not available anywhere else in Australia. Her stamps will be available for purchase on
When: Sunday 25th October
12 Noon til 4pm
Where: Senior Citizens Centre
10 Watson Street, Turner
Everybody is welcome.

Until Next Time
Inking of you all

Lucky Me

WOW!Lucky me, I received 2 blog awards this week from a very talented lady called Betty, check out her blog Stampin to the Wright

The rules for this award are that I must list five things I love to do and then pass it along this award to five other people.
1. I love to colour in when creating my cards.
2. I love to spend time with my family. (not sure what my teenage son thinks about that )
3. I love reading, I would read anywhere between 2-4 books a week.
4. I love my friends. I have the most wonderful group of friends. I am truly blessed.
5. I love Las Vegas.(remember I live in Australia). My hubby and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary over there. Fabulous.
Now for my 5 recipients

Click on each name and check out these great Blogs, they are all very talented ladies. 3 of these lovely ladies all live here in Australia, It makes you feel good to be an Aussie when you are amongst such great talent.
You are all fabulous, keep up the great work.
Don't forget to pass the award on.
Until Next time
Inking of you all

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Very Exciting News

I am going to be on a new Design Team!!! And I really mean NEW as in never seen before stamps.
Annabelle Stamps is a completely new range of stamps here in Australia and selling on line world wide. WOW!!!

I am so excited about being on this design team. This is a fabulous opportunity.
The Annabelle Stamps site is not quite ready, but should be up and running any day now (so keep checking back). I am sooo looking forward to working with Andrea and the other ladies on the Design Team. The talent is amazing and these ladies come from all over the world. You will find their blogs listed on the side bar to the right. Andrea made her DT announcement and gave a couple of sneak peeks over on her blog Andrea's Stampin' Moments. The stamps are cute and look great for colouring.
I can't wait to receive my new stamps, it'll be just like Christmas coming early. I look forward to showing you all the goodies very soon.
Thanks for sharing my exciting news Ladies.

Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Perfect Peony

Flourishes is releasing the next lot of stamps in only a few days time and are having a sketch challenge. I thought I would give it a go. You never know I might actually win a prize. ROFL (roll on floor laughing). That would be nice. I've never actually won any thing before. I am hoping persistence pays off. Here is the sketch.
I just love Flourishes stamps as most of you know. They are such a joy for me to colour. I can't wait to see what comes next. I hope there is more flowers. I love their floral images.
My card was made using the main image from the Peony set. At first I wasn't sure what I thought of this particular flower but it surprised me and has coloured up nicely. It works perfectly with the sketch.
Here is what I did.
First I stamped using Brilliance Black Ink and allowed it to dry. It had to dry fully as a lot of the colouring was directly on the stamped areas. I have coloured with my Prismacolor pencils but have not done a lot blending due to a lot of shading already on the image.
The designer papers I chose are from Scenic Route Paper Co.

Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Friday, September 4, 2009

Midnight Madness

I've decided to join a new card challenge on line, it's called Priscillastyles Midnight Madness sketch challenge,Thanks to Linda who recommended it to me. Here is my first entry. it is for MMSC17

The stamp I chose for this particular card is from Penny Black and I think it so dog gone cute. (I'm sorry I couldn't resist). I have stamped the image in Black Brilliance and coloured with my Prismacolor pencils. The cardstock I have used is all Bazzill (except for the white). The paw print stamp is a very old Hero Arts stamp from maybe 8 - 10 years ago. Yes! I still do use my old stamps. We should all go back and use our old stamps ; with all the new embellishments, pretty papers and cardstocks out there now your old stamp can have a very new look.

Here is another old Penny Black stamp I have also recently used.
Until Next Time
Inking of you All

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Winners are grinners

Hello followers, hope you are all doing well.
Today is the 1st of September and here in Australia it marks the 1st day of Spring.
As promised the winner for the Blog Candy is coming up. Not many people entered so for you girls it gives you a very good chance of winning.
Drum roll please

the winner of the Blog Candy is CAROL SOUTHERN.

A big Congrats to Carol. Your prize will be in the mail soon.
Thank you to all of you who left me lovely posts, There will be another one in just a couple of days.

Until Next time