Archive for March, 2010

Inkspirations Inspirations Challenge # 19

Well Keesh has set a ripper of an Inspiration Challenge this week,

Here’s the image she has inspired us with:

And my offering:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Echoes of Kindness, Sweet Little Sentiments
Paper :          Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink :              Staz On Black
Other :          Stampin’ Write Markers – Orchid Opulence & Green Galore, Blender Pen

I’ve been wanting to do a really clean and simple card for a while, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! There may be more of these to come, lol.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm 4 comments

Just Add Ink Challenge # 9 – Sketch

OK, so I hope you’re sitting down! You are not at the wrong blog, I am actually organised (well to a point) this week and have got my card finished for the Just Add Ink Sketch challenge for the week!

Love this sketch that the ladies have set this week:

and as you can see, I’ve kept my card very true to the sketch:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Fun & Fast Notes, Short & Sweet
Paper :          Pink Pirouette, Close To Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP
Ink :              Versamark, Close To Cocoa
Other :          Scallop Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Button Bouquet Designer Buttons,                         Pop Up Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Hopefully this new found organisation will see me back nice & early tomorrow for Keesh’s Inspiration Challenge!

But probably not! 😛

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm 4 comments

Inkspirations Colour Challenge # 19

This week, Makeesha’s Inkspiration Colour Challenge was hosted over at Chantelle’s blog. If you’ve never seen Chantelle’s work, head over there – she is the most amazing Scrapbooker!!

Anyway, onto the challenge:

And a little birthday card from me:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Crazy For Cupcakes, Upsy Daisy
Paper :          Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Good Morning                             Sunshine DSP
Ink :              Staz On Black, Taken With Teal
Ribbon :        Chocolate Chip (Valet Ribbon Originals)
Other :          Mat Pack, Stampin Up Markers – Taken With Teal & Regal Rose, Blender Pen,                           Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Embossing                                     Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

I love the colours Chantell picked for this challenge and I definitely think I’ll be using them again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 7:36 pm 2 comments

Just Add Ink Challenge # 8 – Easter

Now Easter is nearly upon us it’s time to pull out the one and only (yep, that’s right!) Easter stamp I own, lol.

The girls over at Just Add Ink set a theme challenge this week, but of course I’ve stuck to my card comfort zone! I did have a quick look to see if I had any photos from last Easter and contemplated doing a Scrap page, but alas, no photos, so I’ll make sure to rectify that this year! 😀

Here’s my card for this weeks challenge:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Easter Bunny In Basket (Whipper Snapper), For Everything
Paper :          Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Bashful Blue Textured, Pretty In Pink, Whisper                       White, White Stampers Matt (The Stamp Trap)
Ink :              Staz On Black, Versamark
Other :          Hodgepodge Hardware, Designer Label Punch, Nestabilities, Copic Markers,                             Chicken Shack Font (2Peas)

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 11:21 pm 5 comments

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 19

Told you I’d be back! 😀

Hopefully I’m going to get this post up in time – with all my faffing around last night, I missed the cut-off for the Just Add Ink challenge, but thankfully I have friends in high places (hi Amanda :D) who added me to the very end of the challenge, out of the running for judging – like that was ever going to matter, lol – but up and and recorded for all of history!

Anyway, onto Keesh’s Sketch Challenge for the week:

And my little old entry that I’m not happy with, but the set was all I had…

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Trendy Trees, Polka Dots
Paper :          Whisper White, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze DSP (retired)
Ink :              Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa
Ribbon :        Chocolate Chip
Other :          Very Vanilla Basic Jumbo Grommet, Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brad 5/16″

I really would have liked to use one of the trees from the Lovely As A Tree set, however it is up at my mum’s (we share things!!) and I wasn’t up for driving to her place at 9pm at night for 1 stamp. I’ve only stuck it down lightly, so it may get changed over in the next few days, if I do and it looks better, I’ll upload the new card for you to have a sticky at!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm 3 comments

Just Add Ink Challenge # 7 – Colour

Hiya, I’m back again with a funky old colour scheme challenge from Amanda & Danielle over at Just Add Ink. Now I know a lot of people really aren’t into the Bold Brights, but I will put my hand up right here and now, and say that I actually don’t mind them! It might help that I’m the mum of 2 small kiddies, so alot of the cards that I make are childrens cards, but I reckon Bold Brights has a certain… well… character about it!

Anyway, enough of my dribble, here’s the colour challenge the girls threw down this week:

And my entry:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Hello Again, Polka Dot
Paper :          Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Ink:               Green Galore
Ribbon :        So Saffron (retired)
Other :          Top Note Die, Curly Label Punch, Cutter Kit, Markers: Green Galore, So Saffron,                         Pink Passion

Seeya back tomorrow for my attempt at Keesh’s Sketch Challenge for the week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11:20 pm 1 comment

And now for something completely different…

…a post! No, not one that I’m trying to post at midnight before one of my 2 fave challenge sites close their entries! But a plain old fashion “here’s a card I made” post! Can you believe it?

Friends of ours had a gorgeous little girl last year, and we finally managed to catch up with them on New Years Eve, so I whipped up this card for them:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Fun & Fast Notes, Short & Sweet
Paper :          Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Always DSP
Ink :              Pink Pirouette, Black StazOn
Ribbon :        Pink Pirouette
Other :          Word Window Punch, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Journaler, Blender Pen,                               Square & Scallop Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Swiss Dots Embossing                         Folder (Cuttlebug)

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

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