Monday, September 28, 2009

Caitlyn's birthday

At the specific request of the birthday girl, we made her a rather large chocolate cake which ended up rising quite a lot in the middle. Since she wanted a rainbow in smarties, it turned out quite well. Everyone enjoyed it!

Here's the card I made for Caitlyn's birthday. She loves purple and she liked the flower-pot card I made for Alana's cyberstamp so the decision was quite easy! The photo is quite speckled with shadows because my favourite picture window is covered in dust streaks from the dust storms we've had in Sydney this week - so apologies!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Alana's Cyberstamp

Alana set the challenges for our most recent Inklings Cyberstamp. The first challenge was to use embellishments we've been hoarding. This one started out really simple but kind of grew... I even used one of Alana's tricks adding tiny strips of paper to the buttonholes.
The second challenge was to create a flowerpot card. I was going to make a really tiny one using the Boho Blossoms punch again, but this one evolved in my mind based on a recent card by Tessa. She's so clever - embossing in white on vellum and then shading underneath - Tessa's version is much softer with the shading just touching the centre of the flowers. Would you believe the colour under the vellum flowers is Only Orange? Love how this turned out! Its so soft and pretty and the Bashful Blue and orange go so well together!
Lastly, I'd like to show a picture of some of my Father's Day stall creations - little phone message fridge magnets. The phone is from "Taking Care of Business" set and I added the letters "note" to the bottom of the pegs using "Calendar Alphabet and Numbers" set. Very happy with how they turned out, but ended up with 8 left over from the stall. Still, I can change the sentiment and sell them elsewhere.
That's all for now! Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Wow! Followers!

Wow! I just noticed I've got Followers! WOOHOO!

I just gotta post a link back to Tessa's amazing interpretation of my snowflake/ornament card using Tree Trimmings. She's a clever chick-a-dee! And a constant source of inspiration for me!

Okay, best dash away - its Darren's birthday today - 09/09/09. A bit auspicious! Reads the same in either date format too! ;) So, Happy Birthday my love! Its going to be a lovely day!