Monday, March 25, 2013

Online Ordering and MDS

Online ordering and My Digital Studio (MDS) are coming very soon! Check out details on my SU! website until I get back from holidays after Easter and have better Internet access for more details. Link on right side of my blog.

Friday, March 15, 2013

JAI #157 - Just Add...Green!

This week's challenge for Just Add Ink is to "Just Add...Green", in recognition of St Patrick's Day, although it doesn't have to be a St Pat's card or project, it just has to have the main feature of GREEN.

Here is my submission, courtesy of Tina Gillespie's craft supplies while visiting her in Adelaide on my holidays!

I am so glad I made a bookmark, because when I got back to our campsite that afternoon and decided Gary could have the bookmark for his books, he definitely needed it as his current reading material was opened faced down, any librarian would have cringed at what he was doing to the book spine!

Have fun with this week's challenge to Just Add GREEN!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Trip to WA

For those who are popping in to my blog and wondering what is happening to my crafting...nothing much! This is because hubby and I are travelling to Western Australia on a month long holiday. Here are a few snapshots of our trip so far.
Ready to head off on our adventure!
The Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles (or what is left of them!)

Me at the 12 Apostles

Gary reading up on the Blue Lake at Mt Gambier

Tina Gillespie & me

The many long stretches of road!

I did manage to catch up with Tina Gillespie from Just Add Ink Design Team while stopping in Adelaide and we chatted and chatted and chatted...oh, and I did make my next JAI challenge project but you will have to drop by Friday to see that one! It was also nice to meet two of Tina's children Ada and Hudson, plus, their grandparents.

Thanks for stopping by and I will catch up with my blogging when I get back (if I don't do any while travelling as I am today!).

Friday, March 1, 2013

JAI#155 - Sketch Challenge

It is time again for another Just Add Ink challenge and this week it is a sketch that I put together.

As I have had another difficult fortnight and this past week also an unexpected visitor, thereby, losing access to my craft room, I had to wait until this evening (before he came back from visiting his wife in hospital) when I could quickly pop in there and create my card for this week's challenge. I decided that as I only had limited time to make something (just an hour) I decided to follow the sketch literally and as the other DT had used flowers and feminine styled cards I thought I would try to come up with something along the masculine line and using autumn colours. I was rather pleased with how it turned out and so quickly took my photos before cleaning up the mess I made and heading out the door to walk the dog.

Now a few hours later I get to quickly prepare my post (after doing the JAI challenge one) and share with you what I created. I used the stamp set French Foliage which has been on my shelf for a little while without seeing any ink lately, so time to bring it out again.

If you look closely you might see that I altered my background DSP slightly on the bottom by embossing it with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Folder to reflect the different shaded areas on the sketch. I really like how the feature panels look raised up off the front with Stampin' Dimensionals. I was also really pleased with the effect my sponging made and the lovely autumn colours used (More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy and Early Espresso). As a result I decided to carry on over to the inside of my card some of these lovely features and added my greeting here rather than on the front of the card.

This is most likely my last post for the next 4-5 weeks as hubby and I are heading off for a well needed break. We will be travelling from Tasmania to the mainland on the Spirit of Tasmania and then from Melbourne to Perth, WA with our camper trailer, travelling along the coast roads. I hope to share some highlights with you when I get back, unless I manage to find some time to post while away as I am intending to take my laptop but not sure what our exact plans will be. So glad my children are old enough to fend for themselves now and that we can have this time away together, maybe we could almost call it our 'second honeymoon' many years later!

I had good intentions of having my DT commitments prepared and some others ready to schedule some posts while away but they did not happen and I can't see myself getting time in the next two days to do so...I have so many last minute packing and preparation things to do before we leave on Sunday.

Don't forget to pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and see what the rest of the DT created and keep popping back in there on Fridays over the next month for the other weekly challenges.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back to visit here when I am back.


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