Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

So 2011 is almost at a close with 10 days till Christmas and 15 days till the end of the year. OMG.
i would love to share with you my Xmas cards for this year. there never fancy cause you have to make so many but love the Result. i have used some old DSP from a few Christmas ago so i can make room for some new paper and still haven't decided on the new stamps i want to get from the new catalouge (shame on me)

The best word i Can use to Sum up 2011 is Hectic. The Year started off in Feb with another Operation to my Knee. (an my last thank goodness). A trip the the Statesin April for 4 weeks to Celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary, ( we were meant to go for our First but i had my Knee Reconstruction so we had to re scheduled). then We had Our 30th B'days in July and September and Got stuck into Finishing renovations in our yard in Oct ( still ongoing).
Lots of our Friends become parents for the first time this year and a few had baby #2. and lots of reasons to celebrate Between Birthdays and baby's and Weddings and Engagements.

To all who have had the time to check out my Blog i wish you and your family's a Very merry Christmas and a safe and happy 2012.
Hope to see you all in 2012 (Blog style)

Merry Christmas

Christmas Card

Well its been a while between posts, We have been So busy Every Weekend Working on our house that i just havn't had the time to Stamp or go blog Staking for that matter,
i just wanted to Quickly post this card, i had made it for the JAI challenge ofthe week before last to Add Christmas without any Christmas paper or Images but did not get round to posting it the to challenge but didn't want my efforts to go to waste

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Just Add ink # 88

 I had to make a Card from My Nieces Christening tommorow so i have used this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge to Inspire me
And this is the result
This weeks Challenge is to
Just Add Die Cut 
so i have pulled out my top note and Lots of Tags Die to help me out
If you want to play along just click here
till Next time
 Card Recipe all Products are Stampin up unless otherwise stated
Card Stock: Early Espresso Baja Brezze, Rose Red, So Saffron
Ink: Baja Brezze
DSP :Nursery suite
Stamps: En Francais
Ribbon :1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Early Espresso
Bird Punch, Top note Die, Lots of Tags Sizzlits
Non SU: kindy glitz. Diamante Cluster  goggle eyes

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just Add ink #85

This weeks Challenge from the lovely ladies at JUST ADD INK is to........

a perfect challenge for me who has friends having babies left right and centre. I dont think i will have any trouble using this card 
Till next time 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Inkspirations #87 and colour Q #102

Just a Quick Card that i needed to Whip up for my Best Friends Birthday Tonight,  i have found my card Inspiration from this Weeks Colour Q Challenge and Inkspiraions Sketch  Challenge

I have Substituted Kiwi Kiss as i do not have any Certainly Celery 
hope you like  Till next time 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge # 86

Again another Quick Card Which i needed to make for my nephews Birthday tomorrow. he is the big 1 so the colours from this weeks Inkspirations  Challenge was perfect to make a little mans birthday card .

So This was also the first time that i have inked up my create a cupcake set .I have also substituted Old Olive for Wild Wasabi as i had a piece lying around and wanted a brighter green for my card
Hope you like what i have come up with . Ive got to duck out to the shops before they close to grab a present
till next time

Friday, September 9, 2011

just add ink #84

Just a very Quick post for a very quick card. I had to make a card  to welcome a friends baby girl that she had Yesterday afternoon and Where else to look for an idea but this weeks JAI Colour Challenge

So for my other colour of Choice i picked Blushing Bride to go with a new baby girl. I literary came home from Work, made this card in seconds flat  took a photo of it and rushed out to go see her before visiting hours were over . We have just gotten back now so i can show you my creation

till next time

Monday, September 5, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #85

Hi Guys,

Well i have  really been  enjoying having a few days off and the chance to get my Stamping juices going with another card. This weeks Inkspirations Challenge is a Sketch Challenge
This What I came up with.... 

If you would like to play along please visit the Inkspirations Challenge Blog
Till next time

Case Study Challenge # 55

Wow it has been a busy Week for me, With Fathers Day yesterday and My Hubby's 30th birthday Today (happy Birthday Babe) we have just been flat out. We knew we would be running around all weekend so we took a few days off work to relax and spend some time together. So while my hubby plays his Xbox to relax i get to do some card making.....

 So this is my First ever Case Study entry, I have been watching the blog for ages to get the hang of it and thought that i would give it go.  I hope i can live up to the very talented  designers and fellow stampers with my entry.

Septembers Case Study muse is Julie Lacy,
This is her card for this weeks inspiration....

And this is My version.

Hope you like
till next time xxoo

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Just Add Ink #81

This weeks Just add Ink Challenge is a Colour Challenge . I'm no really a fan of the pallet myself but wanted to give it a go to step outside of the comfort zone .I'm pretty happy with what i came up with .

I'm going to give this card to one of my Girl friends who is Due with there second in November. Shes having a boy so the bashful Blue was the perfect colour to get some inspiration.
hope you like till next time
Rach xxoo

All Products Are Stapmin up unless otherwise specified
Card stock: Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze and Bashful blue
Stamps: Aviary , Short and Sweet
Punches: full Heart and Dotted Scallop ribbon border
Embosslits: Scalloped Heart of Hearts
Embossing folders: Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon: Stitched-poly Ribbon in peach Parfait.
NON SU Pearls and Rhinestones and Kindy glitz

Just add ink 80

Hi guys.
i made this card for the Just Add ink challenge for last week but just ran out of time to post on my blog before the end of the challenge, i still wanted to post it as it gave this card to one of my friends at work who saw that i was about to have meltdown and got me some chocolate just in the nick of time and wanted to say thanks for thinking of me

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quick Cards

just whipped these up really quick . these are for my Sister and Brother in Law whos birthday are a few days apart. they took me about 15min to put together and there simple but cute
till next time rach

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Just Add Ink# 73

Just a quick one today . I have used this Weeks sketch challenge from the lovely ladies at Just add ink to whip up a card for my Niece Faeh who's birthday is next week Unfortunately i don't get to see her as she lives in America .
This is me with her and my Brother

When me and my husband went over in April it was the first time i got to meet her and now feel a real connection as all my other nieces and nephew are my husband siblings. Anyways she 'll be 7 next week so its the perfect age for a pony party card. I have never used this set before and I'm really happy with what i came up with.If you want to join in the fun please click here to Visit Just add ink
Card Recipe : all products are stampin up unless otherwise specified
Card stock: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
DSP:Sweet Always
Stamps: Pony Party
Punches: Scallop oval small Oval
Ribbon: Melon Mambo Polka dot Grosgrain
Non Su: Kindi Glitz, Pearls, White Satin Ribbon

Sunday, June 19, 2011

JAI #72

Just a quick post today as i whip this card together. but it fits will with this weeks Just add ink challenge to just add some colouring in......

again another card for another friend with a baby due in September for her baby shower next month. She is going to leave the sex for a surprise so it makes it hard to make things when you dont know if its a girl or boy. her invite for her shower came with a little picture of a giraffe so i have used brown and yellow as my colour inspiration

if you would like to visit this weeks just add ink challenge please click here
till next time stampers
Rach xxoo
All products are Stampin Up unless other wise stated
Card stock:daffodil delight early espresso. watercolour paper
stamps: baby bundle
punches: small oval and scalloped oval
ribbon: 1/4 grosgrain daffodil delight polka dot grosgrain real red
perfect polka dot embossing folder basic rhinestones
watercolur pencils
non su: onyx black versamark

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just add ink #71

Well Winter is really here and it seems to be a soggy start to the long weekend. Which is also a great time to stay indoors and do some card making. I managed to get all the cleaning and laundry done yesterday ( i don't think it will dry but its on the line) and still spare a little time to visit my best friend and home and see how shes doing with the new bub and have a cosy dinner with some friends in the evening. that now gives me two days to relax and enjoy a long weekend. So there is my card that i whipped up for this challenge. Its nothing spectacular but I'm happy with the end result. I needed a card for an engagement that i have next months so the black a white theme is perfect for this . if you would like to play along with the just add int team please click here . Until next time. Keep warm peoples

Monday, May 30, 2011

Just add ink#69

So i wanted to step outside the square for this challenge and do something that i have never done before. A scrapbook page. My Friend Katie had a little crafty get together on Sunday and i had a project in mind to do a page as a keepsake for my Bestie who had a little girl last Monday and it just so happens that it would fit with this weeks Just add ink challenge to Just add Fussy cutting
My photos havent turned out very this week so the colour turned out really crappy.
I also used for the first time rub ons, i was afraid that they would not rub on to the page so i rubbed them on card stock first and them cut them out. I then poped the page into a frame for them to hang up in there nursery
till next time

Friday, May 20, 2011

Just Add ink#68- A colour Challenge

well i some how got some of my mojo back when i saw the colours for this challenge mmmm just yummy,
so i wanted to use some of the new sets that i bought from the new catalouge and this is what i came up with. if you want to join in the fun please visit JUST ADD INK
card recipe (all products are stampin up unless otherwise stated)
card stock: Whisper white, Perfect plum
DSP: Greenhouse gala
stamps: Strength and Hope
Inks: Perfect plum, baja breeze ,pear pizzazz
punches: decorative label punch
perfect polka dot embossing folder.
Crystal effects

non S/U. white stain ribbon, white grosgrain ribbon(coloured with perfect plum ink) pearls and rhinestones. opal glitter

Thursday, May 19, 2011

i'm back

Hi guys,
this is just a quick post just to let you all know that i am well (and still alive)
My husband and i had a fantastic time in the states for most of April but unfortunately its been really hard for me to have to come back to the normal every day life. I had little trouble with the jet lag on the way back from the US and then i went back to work to find everyone sick with coughs and colds and as you do in an office is share everything including your germs and i have been struggling with a virus for the last two weeks .
i am hoping to be back blogging and entering challenges in the next few weeks but at the moment i am probably going to take a few more weeks away from the card making part of my life while i get better

Friday, March 25, 2011

Just add ink #61

Well I've been a bit quite on the blog front. I been busy getting ready for our holiday, This time Next week I'll be on a plane to the States for a few weeks. My Hubby and i are really excited.After the year i have had its been a long time coming.....
So that will mean that i wont be blogging for a few weeks so this will be my last post probably till late next month

This Weeks just add ink Challenge was very simple but very hard.
So this means no ribbon, no buttons, no DSP , no punches, no die cuts and the list goes on....
just cardstock and stamps.
For me it feels like no Bling but I'm actually quite surprised with myself
Hope you like and I'll see you all after Easter

Card Recipe: all products are stampin up unless otherwise stated
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Stamps: Sweet Summer, So happy for you
Markers: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #60

I needed a Birthday card for a 30th that i have tonight for a close friend so i thought i would use these colours in this challenge to help me out

I have been waiting to use some of my SAB stamps so im pretty happy with the way this turned out, I hope you like. click here to visit inkspirations challenge
Till next time
Card Recipe: all products are stampin up unless otherwise stated
Card Stock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, So Saffron
Inks: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Rose red.
Stamps: Bliss, Well Scripted
Punches: 2 3/8 scallop circle, 1 3/4 circle.
non su: kindy glitz