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February 7, 2010

Hey there, it’s been a long time between posts again hasn’t it?  My day job has been consuming all my time lately and it’s really taking it’s toll on my crafting! I’ve been working on  a new large website that has taken the best part of six months to complete.  As the project nears completion we’re frantically working to make sure it’s ready.  While it will always be a work in progress, the launch date is in sight and our life will hopefully get back to normal. Yeah!

While I haven’t had much time to create I have enjoyed surfing and checking out all your beautiful creations.  My most exciting find so far has been beautiful fantasy art stamps by Ching Chou Kuik and you can get them over at Sweetpea Rubber Stamps.  You know how it is one link leads to another and before you know it I’ve lost an hour and my bank balance is a little lighter LOL!

Anyway I stumbled across them on the very talented Angela’s blog In My Quiet Time and I just loved them.  For those who know me I love all things dark and mysterious and these stamps are right up my alley.  It’s also really nice to find some fairy images that aren’t quite so cutesy.  So enough of my ramblings, here is my first card…

Here’s a close up of the stamped image, the detail in these stamps is amazing, I love them!

The next card is one I’ve had sitting on my desk for a while.  I think it was meant for a Mojo Monday a couple of weeks ago and I never got round to uploading it! So here it is, sorry this is a stamped image from a friend, so I can’t tell you where it’s from.

That’s all I’ve got completed for now.  I’ve got lots of new stamps and hopefully soon I’ll get the chance to play with them all!

Till then, thanks for stopping by

hugs Kirsty

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Mojo Monday – back in the swing of things!

January 12, 2010

Wow, it’s back to work tomorrow for me after a nice week off.  I can’t believe Christmas has been and gone again already.  I hope you all had a fantastic time with family and friends.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time off with Daniel and the kids.  We had a few days at home relaxing, a nice day trip to the beach, caught up with friends and enjoyed a beautiful day in the Yarra Valley to celebrate Grandpa’s birthday.

I’ve been really slack with the card making. So slack that today is the first time I’ve made anything in ages.  It was nice to have a break for a while, catch up on some reading and some Gilmore Girls…my tv addiction for the holidays, yep all seven seasons in a few short weeks.  I love DVD’s hee hee!

But it’s back to normality tomorrow and I really wanted to spend my last day relaxing at home making a few cards.  I’ve been experimenting with digital stamps today. Frustrating at times (SU paper does not like my inkjet printer!) but with a bit of patience lots of fun.  Who doesn’t like the prospect of new stamps now, not next week with the postie!!  So here’s my take on the Mojo Monday Sketch using my new digi stamps.

These gorgeous stamps are from All That Scraps and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  The card is Papertrey Ink’s Ocean Tides and the patterned paper is Basic Grey.  I’ve colored the image with Copics.

I had a second go at the challenge, when I found this little guy over at The Greeting Farm…

Not sure I love this card, but as a big Twilight fan how could I resist another little Edward stamp (tragic I know!) I decided to colour his skin a little grey this time round as the pink skin tones just weren’t pale enough…think it turned out a little too grey though.  Oh and of course he had to sparkle with the sunshine!  The sentiment is from the movie….fitting for the theme of the card I thought!  Anyway, far from perfect but fun none the less!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little place.

until next time, hugs

Sugar Bowl Challenge

December 8, 2009

It’s a cold, wet day here in Melbourne so I got the chance to finish the Sugar Bowl sketch challenge.  I love this little Gorjuss Girl, my favourite of all the little girl stamps out there!

til next time

Kirsty

Can someone tell me where November went?

December 1, 2009

I can’t believe it’s December already…how did that happen?

I’m not ready for Christmas… I’m still in the ‘I’ve got ages to think about christmas’ mode. Of course it’s not true, time is running out and as usual I will be shopping right up until Christmas Eve. On the plus side, because I’ve been in christmas denial I’ve had the chance to make lots of cards LOL!

So here’s a few of them…

Firstly, this weeks Mojo Monday

I really enjoyed this sketch, and I love Lily and Milo, they’re so cute!  The image is coloured with copics and papers are SU and Kaiser.

I decided to use the circles cut out of the Lily card to make a quick christmas card, which led to this…

So when I was packing away my stamping stuff I stacked the two cards on top of each other which led this…

Now you can see why I’ll still be shopping at the last minute…one thing leads to another and before you know it I’ve spent the whole afternoon making cards instead of thinking about what I need to do for Christmas!

thanks for stopping by, til next time

Back with challenge #2

November 3, 2009

My good friend Bron inspired me to have a go at this one as I loved her card on her blog.  I headed on over to the ‘Anyone for Anya’ challenge only to find that the challenge was to use the colours in your flag.  My first thought was YIKES that’s so out of my comfort zone as I almost never use dark blue and I NEVER use it with red…but you know what I kinda like them together! I’ve also used paper tole on her dress.  The colouring on this is far from perfect, but you know what they say practice makes perfect, so I’ll keep trying!

So what do you think?? I know it’s not Anya, but it’s her friend Dahlia, also from the Greeting Farm:)

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Thanks for stopping by. I’ve had a great day today just pottering about, making some cards and I remembered how much I love it and how relaxing it is for me, so there’s bound to be more creations popping up here soon.

til next time

hugs Kirsty

Yeah I stamped!

November 3, 2009

Hey there, can you believe it’s been so long? I finally stamped today and I thoroughly enjoyed it!  Without boring you with the details its been a busy few weeks around here and I’ve been a little unwell so I’ve generally been way too tired by the time the kids have gone to bed to even think about stamping.  But today was a public holiday here in Melbourne (can you believe we get a day off for a horse race???) which meant no kinder, no swimming and no school runs. So when Daniel asked if we were doing anything, my answer was a very big ‘NO…I just want to make some cards!’ so thats exactly what I did:)

First on my ‘to do’ list was the Mojo Monday challenge.  This was so much fun, I love these papers, I only found them yesterday and I had to grab them.  The image was also great fun to colour. So here the sketch and my take on it…

 

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Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back shortly with another challenge…I’ve missed these:)

stamping hugs

Kirst

Circle Circus

October 20, 2009

I’ve not been feeling so well for the last week or so and my mojo’s kinda left the building but I did manage to make a card last night, the first one in a while, so here it is…

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Everything in the card is SU. I’ve used Ski Slope dsp, baja cardstock, kiwi kiss ribbon, kiwi kiss and baja corduroy buttons.  I used emboss resist and my brayer for the flowers, which were made with ‘circle circus’ and the scallop punch.  The stems are from ‘scribble this’ and the sentiment is from the hostess set ‘best  yet’.

With a bit of luck I’ll be feeling tip top in no time and back to doing all the challenges!

til next time

Kirsty