Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Just Inspirational Challenge Team A

Welcome to the second challenge for Team A at Just Inspirational challenges
This week team A is sponsored by the Awesome Sassy studio Designs 
If you take part in our challenge you will be in the running to win 4 Fabulous and Free Digital designs from our wonderful sponsors Sassy Studio Designs 
So to take part you need to be inspired by this weeks inspirational photo
I was inspired by the colours of the dress and background and all those luscious folds in the bottom of her dress
This is what I came up with

So as you can tell I was inspired by the colours in the inspirational photo using only reds and grey tones on my card. The digital image is called Steam Punk Victoria from Sassy studio designs and The rest of the card kind of grew from this great image She was a great image to colour with my copics  and I really like the finished card with all its embellishments and style. It will be a very special person I give this card too!
Here's a close-up of Steam Punk Victoria with all her detail
a View of the inside of the card
Now what are you waiting for? join in on our Fab inspirational challenge here
I can't wait to see what you will enter
in this weeks Challenge
Stamping Hugs

Monday, June 17, 2013

Scrap 2 Relax Retreat 2013


Last weekend I was Lucky enough to be able to take some time for myself and enjoy a weekend away at the Scrap 2 Relax Retreat which is an annual event. I arrived at our retreat in the late afternoon on Friday and Got straight into the crafting weekend with some lovely and talented ladies.
Although I didn't get everything done that was on my list ( I think I had high expectations of what I was going to get accomplished ) I did get quite a few projects done.
My first Project was a shadow box made by La La land Crafts
The Shadow box was quite easy to assemble and all I added was the great stamped image of Mermaid Marci coloured with my copics a few papers and a few very cute seaside friend chipboards coloured and covered in glossy accents and of course a little bit of pearl bling cause what project is complete without some bling. All these items including the wonderful Copic markers can be purchased from the wonderful Karen at Scrap 2 Relax 
Then that evening after our very yummy dinner I took part in a workshop with the very Talented Ms Bobbie-Lee teaching us canvas art and this is what I accomplished under Bobbie-Lee's instructions
I was very pleased with this finished project and it was so easy! Thank-you Bobbie-Lee for such a great class
The next morning was my turn to teach a class of very eager beavers my project was a twisted easel card using the very pretty darkroom door photo chips this is the finished project
This is another easy workshop that all the ladies enjoyed and we defiantly had some very lovely finished projects
I had a few hours of colouring after my class and finished my Design Team challenge card which I will post tomorrow when our challenge goes live
I then finished a few very sweet cards again using some La La land craft stamps and finished these three cards

 The next Project was joining in on  a Scrapbooking class with the very talented Julie and I was able to accomplish yet another scrapbook page
 Now this page is not quite finished, as I enjoyed it so much I decided I needed to make it into a two page layout. Which I shall put up as soon as I have it finished.
Thank you Julie for a wonderful and inspiring scrapbook class.
Feeling very inspired after Julies amazing workshop I attempted the Scrap 2 Relax June monthly scrapbook kit challenge and this is what I finished
This was a great little kit to play with and was packed full with papers, buttons and bling. It was a great challenge to take part of as the colour combinations and papers are not what I would usually work with. So it really does make you think a little outside the box and I was really pleased with my finished page, and who knows I might even win a voucher from Scrap 2 Relax and my next kit for Free that would be a bonus LOL!
You too should have a go at the Monthly kit challenges at Scrap 2 Relax
there is Scrapbooking and card making Kits and great vouchers for the winners of each monthly challenge.
My last project wasn't quite finished I started another La La land craft box in an oriental theme and because I am so excited about this project I'll give you a sneak peak of my unfinished 3D item
 I am very excited to get this finished. Its just a bummer that reality has kicked in and I am back at work and there is no time for crafting for the next few days :(
But hopefully I'll get it finished soon and I'll show you all my finished Project.
Now I hope you enjoyed my little show and tell of all the things I made at the Rawson Scrap 2 Relax retreat. I am already looking forward to attending next years retreat on the 30th of May to the 1st of June next yearand  Karen is already taking names for the next one!
So why not come and join us for a Awesome weekend Retreat!
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Just Inspirational Challenge Team A

Welcome to the first Challenge of the year at Just Inspirational Challenges

This week is team A's turn and we are sponsored by the Fab Little Blue Button stamps

Who are offering a $10 prize to one lucky winner
This weeks Inspirational picture is
We would like you to interpret the picture however you like; the image itself, the colours, the shape etc
Here is what I did
The digital used here was Miss lily in the garden and the Birthday sentiments #1 from Little Blue button stamps
and the digital image here is called Miss Lily Happy B-day and the Birthday sentiments #1 I have used my beloved copic markers to colour both images
Copic colours 
Skin - E50,E51,E53, and blush E93
Hair YR 20, YR31, YR25, and YR24
Clothing flowers and accessories - B0000, B00, B02, and B05
Leaves - YG13, YG17, YG93, YG95, YG00, YG01
Wagon- E55, E53 YR24
Cake- C0, B00,B02,B05
Cherry- R14, R17
Other supplies
Tumbled glass distress Ink
a variety of flower punches, spell binders and boarder punches
I also used patterned paper, and rhinestones from my stash
the coloured card stock from stampin' Up! and the white card stock was scored to create the quilted background
Be Sure to pop over to Just Inspirational Challenges here to enter!