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Circles Challenge

Hi again, thank you for popping by. I have another post for the challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week. Easy, all we had to do was have circles on our card front. I decided to stay with my baby theme at the moment as I dont have a lot of these cards and I have been getting asked for them at the markets.

So here is my entry

Fox and Friends Baby Card

Back to a bit of the “traditional” type colours for a baby card.

This post is short and sweet. Stay tuned over the next couple of days and pop back as I have some more creations to upload.

In the mean time

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

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A Challenging Baby Card

Hi there, thank you for keeping with me. It has been a while since I posted anything. I havent had many creative bones in my body, had kids off school for holidays and my husband came home for a week in the middle of it all. I have been making cards just have not been posting here and for that I apologise.

I have missed a couple of challenges recently, a couple of times the cards were made, I just didnt get time to upload them. I will upload them in the next few days.

I wanted to start yesterday on this challenge and sketch

I dont know why but when I saw the sketch and to use the colours Chocolate Chip and Old Olive a baby card sprang to mind.

I used the wheel Baby Tees, Baby Bundle and I have also included a cute banner (a sneak peek) from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set that will be in the upcoming Australian Annual Catalogue available in September.

Here is my card

Congratulations Baby Card

I distressed and inked the edges of this card, before attaching some Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon together with some linen thread. Recently, I have begun a love affair with the Naturals Ivory cardstock and I am really loving the extra effect and body to my cards.

Short and sweet this post is. I have some more cards to edit and write posts for to upload.

Thank you for stopping by

“May the Stamps be with you”

xxTessxx

A Busy Week Indeed.

Hi crafters, I hope that I have had enough time to schedule and post this week. Its Tuesday and I havent gone yet. By the time you read this, our convention will be over and we will be starting our journeys home more than likely filled with inspiration!!!

The lovely Miss Vicky from Sunny Challenges and Creations asked me along to be on the Design Team as a guest again. I jumped at the chance as this just keeps me moving instead of waiting for time to click by until I can get on that plane tomorrow morning and head off for my long anticipated time away.

Here is this weeks sketch

SC 043 – 12 Sketch

We are asked to use the stamp set “Ocean Commotion” when using this sketch. Its a stamp set that is not in my collection of stamps. I made do with the gorgeous Hostess set “Faith in Nature” and here it is.

SC 043 – 12 Challenge using “Faith in Nature”.

I wanted to go for a clean and simple look on the front with no sentiment. Sometimes you just need these type of cards. I used the water colour crayons. I love to water colour.

Anyway this is just a short and simple post today. I am on my way home from Canberra as this posts itself. Gotta love the schedule button.

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

Upsy Daisy Challenge

Hi fellow crafters and good morning. Its not even 8 am on Monday morning and I have my challenge already sorted out for the challenge over at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week. Here is the sketch

Such a nice simple sketch, however the challenge this week was to use the “Baby Wipe” Technique. There are plenty of ways to choose from on the internet. Just google “Baby Wipe” Technique and you will find many amazing ideas and creations using this simple and fun technique.

For my take on the challenge this week, I used the baby wipe technique for my background, using glossy white card stock and Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Pretty in Pink reinkers. I also used a slightly different technique for the focal point and the sentiment and matting it all on chocolate chip to frame it all.

Here is my take on the challenge:

SC 042 – 12 Baby Wipe Technique

This is so much fun and I have never used this technique before. I want to thank Sunny Challenges and Creations for another awesome challenge with this fun technique. The challenge is on until 4.00 pm Friday Australian Standard time so why not have a go. This was just so much fun.

2 Sleeps until I board that plane to go to Canberra for Convention. I am getting so excited. All my swaps are packed and done and pictures will be up before the weekend. I may even get time to do some additional posts. I am not promising though, as I have so much fun at these things I sometimes have even forgotten to call my family !!!

Ok just a quick post this morning as I am going to the Drs, followed by a nail appointment (a first for me !!! and I wanted a nice ‘girlie” treat) and my hair done.

Take care

“May the Stamps be with You!!”

xxTessxx

Oval Rosette

Hi there everyone, thank you so much again for dropping in. It has indeed been a while between posts and I offer my apologies sincerely. Its the lead up to the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Canberra and yes I am going!! I am getting quite excited as its less than a week away now. I have been busy making my swaps, organising my bags etc to go.

I wasnt going to do much else crafty this week even my favourite weekly challenge, but it seems I am at a loose end until my lovely order comes today. I have 40 card fronts ready to be assembled as soon as that box is in the house (I am hoping today and probably after lunch). So off to check out the sketch for Sunny Challenges and Creations this week, and here it is

So use this sketch with In-Colours. Here is my creation:

SC 041 – 12. A ‘Spicey” Rosette

I have been playing on and off with the rosettes. They are such fun to make. This time I decided to do an oval one. I cut 2 x 1 inch strips of paper from the Spice Cake range and then cut on of the 12 inch strips back to 6 inches. I then used the Simply scored tool and marked each 1/4 inch. I then joined the the 6 and 12 inch strip together with some adhesive. This just gave a little more length to go around the oval more evenly. Using the Spiced Paisley set, after playing a while with what I was going to put in the center of the oval, I came up with the idea of a yin and yang with Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz (alas, I am waiting for more of this cardstock right now). I used the striped embossing folder to match the striped pattern in the Spice Cake patterned paper and finally used the ‘create’ stamp out of the Creative Elements stamp set for the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy my take on Sunny Challenges and Creations Challenge this week and there is still time to join in.

Keep tuned as I have pictures of my swaps for convention taken and now to editing and scheduling some posts while I am away and as my trusty laptop is coming with me, I may even have time to post a couple of quick ones in while I am away.

take care

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

Butterflies and Sunny Challenge

Hi there crafters,

I hope your week has been filled with fun and crafting. I have been so busy this last week, so it has taken me all week to get to the challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

Here is the sketch,

Sketch Challenge from Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

I have been using the Big Shot so much this week so it was inevitable that I used it in the challenge. Here is my entry for this weeks challenge,

Beautiful Wings and Butterflies – Mother’s Day Card

To complete the challenge, I added the stripes with the lattice embossing folder. Mother’s Day is this weekend here in Australia. Last weekend at the markets, I sold out of all my Mother’s Day cards so  I needed to make just a couple more for those last minute shoppers at the markets this Sunday. I have so many more things to make as shoppers really spent last Sunday. Mostly notepads and post it notes, also some mini albums that I have made with the top note die.

Off to create some more lovely things for this weekend. Have a great day and come back soon. I have at least another post almost ready to go.

“May the Stamps be with you”

xxTessxx

Under the Big Top

Hi fellow crafters and thank you for stopping by. I am feeling more energetic as my chest infection starts to clear up. Its been a long haul, I have been sick for over 6 weeks with it. This is something that I am not used to at all, I usually bounce back pretty quick from everything. So, I wanted to get back into some sort of routine and get some craftiness happening.

Sunny Challenges and Creations always have just the thing to kick start some mojo. This weeks challenge is no exception. Use the sketch and the in colours that unfortunately will be retiring for Australian and New Zealand Customers in August this year. Not to weep too hard as there will always be lovely colours to replace them in September. We still have a little while before they retire!!!

Here is my entry into the challenge this week.

Under the Big Top

The In Colours I used were Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and the fabulous Peach Parfait. I used the Under the Big Top stamp set and masked the words under the ballerina. To be honest this is only the second time I have used this set and the first time was at Brisbane Regionals last year. With this in mind I decided to challenge myself a little more and use this set. I water coloured the image that has been stamped onto just ordinary Very Vanilla card. The sentiment I used is from the Creative Elements stamp set and goes perfectly with the stamped image and shows that while I would consider Under the Big Top more a stamp set for little ones, it can show its versatility with a more “mature” card.

This post is short and sweet, but I will have more coming shortly. Until next time take care

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx