Friday, October 17, 2014

Diva Challenge #189: YUMA

This week the Diva, Laura Harms, has suggested we use a new tangle "Yuma", from CZT  Tina Akua.  I like this tangle.  I actually seem to enjoy the ones with lots of lines, maybe it's the meditative qualities.  So here is my tile:
Yuma; Girlande

I am sure that there are many shading possibilities, but this is what I wanted to achieve today, uncomplicated.  The Tangle running down the centre is also a fun one to do, it's called Girlande by Simone Bischoff.

I hope you are all enjoying a fabulous day.  We are getting the much needed rain and all of a sudden everything is looking green!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #3

This time the challenge over on the SSS Flickr site is a "Trendy Tag" challenge.  You can see all the details HERE so that you can participate.  I'll admit that I do not really make many tags, I don't know why, because they are really sweet little pieces of art.

I really enjoyed making this little tag today.  Thank you Barb for pushing us along.
Paper: cardstock (Neenah Solar White); patterned paper (PTI)
Ink: Copic markers; Memento
Stamps: SSS (Like Your Style; Best Mom Ever)
Other: Die (PTI); Hug Snug seam binding; Twine (The Twinery)

I hope you are enjoying a fabulous day!

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's A String Thing #61

I'm playing in Adele Bruno's challenge again this week, (not sure if I will actually make the time line but I made the tile).  You can find the details HERE on her blog.

 Here is the String we were given:

And here is what I managed to do with it based on the tangles we were given.
Gutz; River; Aquafleur

Gutz, (quite a name for a tangle) seriously gave me stomach ache!  It's not the easiest tangle to try  and get to fit into one another.  But, practice makes perfect and I will have to practice that one a bit more.  I do like Aquafleur though, it's the one that has all the dark stripes.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thank You Card

I'm making a few Thank You Cards for a worthy cause so I will share them here.  This is another one I made with minimal supplies whilst at the beach.

Paper: Cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (SSS Monthly card kit)
Ink: Distress Inks; Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Penny Black; SSS

It's just a quick post today.  I have only a few hours left with hubby before he gets on a plane again.

I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful weekend.  We actually got to see the sun again for a bit this weekend.

This week is our winding down week from a running perspective as we get our minds ready to run 42.2km this coming Sunday!  The last Marathon I did was in Houston in January 2011, so it's been a while.  But, we are never too old!!!!  (Even though the body does protest at times!)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Back Home...

We just had a wonderful break at the beach and are back home as school started again today, this is the last term for 2014 and then this school year is over!  Wow, it's gone quick!

So, I packed a few card making supplies to see if I could make some cards whilst I was away and I did manage 4 cards (plus a lot of tangling!).  I've always wondered how does a person pack for card making?  I did miss some things like embellishments, dies etc... but if I had it my way then I would have needed my own truck!  I'd be very interested to hear if any of you have found the perfect formula to packing for card making away from home?

Anyway, here is my card:

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Patterned paper (some scraps)
Ink: Distress inks; Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Penny Black (Social Butterfly; Soft Whisper); SSS (Thanks)

How big is that butterfly!!!  And I love that background stamp, I used it in another card I made which I will share later.

I will leave you with some pictures I took whilst at the beach:

A rainbow so big and so vibrant, so magical and so spiritual!  What a treat!  Taken from our patio.

This photo is also from our patio showing that the lagoon broke open into the ocean during the night! (See the right corner).  And that sky!

I will never cease to be thankful for this!

Have a blessed day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekly Diva Challenge #186: String Theory: Leaves

I made a Zendala to play in this weeks' "I Am the Diva" challenge.  You can find all the details HERE.  And this week we had to use LEAVES as our string.  So I got out my Hero Arts Three Fern stamp and stamped it on a blank Zendala and then tangled around it.
Betweed; Tipple; Flukes; Onamato; Ing; Florz; Printemps; Rick's Paradox; Crescent Moon; Indy-Rella; Striping; Coil; N'Zeppel; Prestwood; Meer

I added some green pencil crayon to the leaves in an attempt to shade them but it did not quite work out.  But I still like the tangles around it.

Have a wonderful weekend.  School has just broken up today, Third Term is over!!!!  Off to the beach!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simon Says "Anything Goes"

I really enjoy the SSS Wednesday Challenges, especially when it is Anything Goes!  You can find all the details for this week's challenge HERE.

And here is my card for this week.  I needed to make a birthday card and decided to play with one of Tim Holt's images and a nice Hero Arts background stamp.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); Red paper (unknown)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Ink; Copic Markers; HA Chalk Ink (Grass)
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous (Mini Blueprints 6); Life of Party Words (HA/ Basic Grey); Sentiment (PTI)
Other: Glossy Accent; Foam adhesive

These little images are really nice for creating dimension by layering them several times as you can see in this close up:

Hard to see, but the glass jar holding all the gumballs is covered with glossy accents.

This was a fun card to do!

I hope you have a lovely day!