Sunday, April 25, 2010

Taylored expressions sketch challenge #110

This is my first ever entry for a Taylored Expressions sketch challenge! Yay! I've been wanting to try them for ages, but never found the time. Make sure you stop by her blog and have a look at her awesome creations!

I'm so in love with SU!'s Urban Garden DSP, both the designs and the colours are gorgeous! Plus, it can be used for both masculine and feminine cards. I was going to leave the grid on the navy CS but it looked plain weird, so I put a mat of black CS under it. The black really makes the colours of the DSP 'pop', in my opinion. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope everyone is having an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Addicted to ink

Hi all! I was scrolling through the photos on my phone when I came across a photo of a card I made in Feb. I forgot to take a proper photo before I gave it away, so apologies for the poor photo quality.

All I did was use a SU! roller with Versamark and then brush Ranger's Perfect Pearls over the top. I think I used 3 different colours, but I can't remember which ones.

On a completely different note, I'm having a lot of trouble with the SU! craft stampin' spots I bought from the States. They're really dry and I can't emboss with them because there isn't enough for the powder to stick to. Plus, the colours look washed out because the pads are dry. I bought them so I could be all matchy-matchy (to quote
Susan), but they've been dry since I got them. GRRR!!!! They're not available in Aus, so I can't get the reinkers unless I ask someone in Canada or the States to post them to me, but that will not be a cheap exercise. I'm sorely tempted to buy Tsukineko Versacolour cubes and it's so frustrating to have all the spots but not be able to use them. *sigh* Still, it feels much better now that I've gotten that off my chest. :) Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sketch challenge #21

It's time for another awesome sketch challenge from Makeesha!

The PTI design team have been giving tips on making cards for guys and I thought it was high time I made some, seeing as there aren't very many that I've made! I used a pair of fancy scissors to cut the strip of rick rack and the two SU! star punches. Just for kicks, I flipped the sketch and made an identical card.

So now I have not one, but two masculine cards! Sweet. :)


I'm really sad Pale Plum is getting the boot come September when SU!'s colour renovation kicks in down in Aus. I particularly love how it matches Perfect Plum. I'm trying to decide whether or not to stock up on certain colours and whether to buy reinkers or CS.....or both! So in tribute to Pale Plum, I made an identical card to this one, using both Plum markers.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FTL 85

I love the sketches from clean & simple stamping, and I really should try to do more of them. The latest is sketch #85, and it's gorgeous.

I decided it was high time I dragged out the retired SU! Ginger Blossom paper and paired it with the Embrace Life set. I'm not a big fan of Cameo Coral, but it doesn't look so bad in small doses. Many thanks to the clean & simple team for another great sketch!

Friday, April 2, 2010

A quick card

Hi all! I made a quick card for someone's birthday using the Fall to Layout 84 sketch as inspiration. I did take some liberties with the sketch, though.

Thanks for stopping by!