Showing posts with label Retro Sketches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Retro Sketches. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Retro Sketches

Hello everybody,

I played along Retrosketches #57  today. After 4 days of no crafting, I needed a sketch to get my mojo back. Retrosketches had the perfect sketch for me. First here is my take on the sketch.

I have tried to use the collage style by using Carta Bella So Noted Stickers and pattern paper to make my card. The twine is from Twinery and sentiment is from Pretty Poppies stamp set My favourite Things. I am loving the collage style and using readymade supplies as well:)
Here is the sketch for you.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Retrosketches #45

Hiya friends,

I love this new sketch from RetroSketches. So I played along.
This is the sketch

And here is my take on the sketch.
I have used Damask Dolies stamp set from Wplus9. The pattern paper is called Holiday Flourishes and Swirls from Papertrey Ink. The wood veneer arrows are from Studio Calico. Love the colour combination and an awesome sketch. Here is a closeup of the card.

Thanks for visiting by!
See you soon!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Retrosketches #44

Second post for today! Here is the first post.

I am back to the routine as you can guess! More than one post in a day lol! Hubby went back to work today. So things are a bit quieter and I had plenty of time to craft. Weather is so much cooler today in Perth. That heat wave over Christmas and New Year was terrible:( Hopefully no more of that!

Anyway, I played along Retro Sketches Challenge today. It has been a very long time I played a challenge. I love challenges and especially sketches. So here is my card.

I have used Uniko Studio's Stamps set called Pure Florals: Gerbera, Label Love: Christmas and Wonderful Washi.  Love combining stamp sets and these coordinate so well together. Love the colours too.

Uniko Studio is also having an awesome 50% off sale. Check it out!

Here is the retro sketch #44 for you.

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wishing You Happiness!

Hello everybody,
Hope you had a great weekend or still enjoying your weekend. My weekend was great. It is Sunday evening and I am heading to bed soon. Last week of school and then kids have two weeks of term holidays.
We are going away for holidays. Yay!  looking forward to the break.
In the mean time, I also getting organised with my DT projects and scheduling my posts during my break. This time around I am not taking any craft supplies. Atleast thats what I have planned but since we are driving, there maybe some last minute changes. lol! 
Anyway, here is a card I made for Retro Sketches #30

I have used the new Wonderful Washi  stamp set from Uniko Studio on Orange Neon ink and the Gerbera flower from Pure Florals Gerbera  also from Uniko Studio with Pink Neon ink on my card.  Added some texture on the background. Such a versatile sketch. Love it. Here is the sketch for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great week!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Congrats, It's a Girl!

Morning everybody,
 I am supposed to do tax returns, but with the laptop unsed and waiting on the phone, I thought I shall blog.

With the Take Three die still on my craft desk, I made another card using this sketch.

Here is my card.

I have used Lawn Fawn's Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum and Sophie's Greetings to make my card. I love the soft colours which is generally not my thing lol! Super cute images from this set. Love them too.

Here is the link to Retro Sketches Challenge Blog if you like to participate in their challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Warm Wishes!

Well, today is my Mad Monday! As the name suggest, it was mad this morning with dropping Aditi at school, taking Sid for his orthodontist appointment, then dropping him back to school, come home, put clothes on clothesline, take Charlie to vet for his vaccination and now I am back home and it is noon!!! Anyway, it is nothing new. Mondays are always like that.Atleast I have plenty of work done.

But now that I am free, I can blog and share my card I made for Retro Sketches #29.
Here is the sketch for you.

Here is my take on the challenge.

Cardstock: White cardstock Wplus9, Pure Poppy PTI
Stamp set: Winter Wishes from Wplus9
Inks: Archival Jet Black Ink, Garden Green from SU
Accessories: Rhinestones from Kaisercraft, Green baker's twine from Twinery, Take Three die from PTI

When I saw Laurie's first card, I so wanted the Take Three die from PTI. I then bought it and never got to use it. So when I saw this sketch from Laurie's card, I jumped up and quickly made the card using the Take Three die:)  Gorgeous sketch from Laurie's gorgeous card. Thank you!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Happy Birthday!


Gorgeous Wednesday! Had a day off today. Lot of work got done. Very happy.
Sorted out Charlie's chewing issue. I need to thank Lorena Canto for giving me an awesome tip of giving frozen carrots. This is the first time in two days, Charlie has not gone chewing stuff around the house. Apart from that we also gave him couple of big balls to play with and he runs around with the ball like a kitten lol! Of course more toys and bones. Hopefully he will be occupied with his toys and stop stressing out.

Anyway, I am sharing this card I made for RetroSketches #24.

Cardstock: Stampers Select White from PTI
Stamp Sets: happy Hydrangeas, Fillable Frames and Gracious Vases from PTI
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun and Real Red from SU. Archival Jet Black ink
Accessories: Woodgrain embossing folder from Craft Concept. Happy Hydrangeas and Gracious vases dies from PTI.

Here is the sketch for you.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Its Party Time!

 I want to share a card I made for Retrosketches Challenge #23

Here is my take on the sketch.

Cardstock: White cardstock from Wplus9, True Black from PTI
Stamp Set: Party Time from MFT and Zebra Print from Market Street Stamps
Inks: Pink neon ink frm Hero Arts
Accessories: Lets Toast Die from MFT.

Very simple card but I love the bold look of it. Typical my style!
 Hope you like it. 

See you soon.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

PTI June Blog Hop

Hi all,
I have a card share today for PTI Blog Hop for the month of June 2012
Here is the inspirational picture for this month's blog hop

I chose the colours of yellow, grey, aqua and green. And the print, the texture and the large flower inspired me. So here is my card.

Supplies: All products are from Papertrey Ink except the Basic Gray cardstock from SU and rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

I have used RetroSketches #17 sketch to make my card.
Here is the sketch for you.

Thans so much for stopping by!
Happy Hopping and have a great day!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

You are amazing!

Second post today! I have a card to share I made for two challenges.
The first is Runaway Inspired Challenge #14 What a beautiful colour combination?
Love the monochromatic pink with a dash of green.

And Second is this awesome sketch by N@ from Retro Sketches #16

I picked the colours from the RIC challenge and used the sketch to make my card. I love N@'s original card a lot. Totally freaky awesome card. Mine is no where close to N@'s card. I have tried my best though as I really wanted to do this sketch :)

Cardstock: Stampers Select White from PTI. Pink Passion, Rich Razzeleberry and Lucky Lemonade from SU
Stamp Set: a complementary set from MFT. Misc stamp sets found on my craft table at the time of stamping lol!
Accessories: Tiny Tags dies from papertrey Ink, Scallop impression plate from Taylored Expression, Rinestones from Kaisercraft and white thread.

I have used Tiny Tags diecut in three different colours, stamped a few, embossed a few, added thread and rhinestones :) I like how it turned out and hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


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Monday, June 4, 2012

Retro Sketches #14

Good morning!

A quick share today. I loved the Retro Sketch this week. Perfect CAS sketch.
So I played the challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch.

Cardstock: Stampers Select White from PTI
Stamp Set:  Get your Thong On from There She goes and Sending You Sunshine from The Craft's Meows
Inks: Archival Jet Black Ink
Accessories: Cutterbee scissors and copic markers

Although itis winter for me and I felt kind of funny making summer card, I still like the colours. Well, I did enter the PC Gallery Idol but did not get through the top 20. A bit disappointed but I knew about the competition was stiff. So no bad feelings:) But I decided to play along anyway. There is a Flickr group called Play along Gallery Idol by Keren, where you can link your projects and play along :) Isn't that cool? I am goinng to enter this card into the Play Along Gallery Idol too.

A month ago, my SU snips fell to the floor and the tips got bent. I straightened it but I also ruined the scissors by sharpening using knife sharpner. So I was in search of a new scissors. I had a few people recommend Tim Holtz and Cutterbeee. They both were non stick. I ended up choosing Cutterbee which arrived last week. You can see from this card, I had a good time fuzzy cutting all those flip flops :) Love my new Cutterbee non stick scissors:) 

Anyway, it a holiday for me today(Monday). It is foundation day for Western Australia. But I do have a few chores to do. Got to go now and get them all done so I have rest of the week stress free :)

See you soon!


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You are berry sweet...

Hi everybody, Sharing today a card for Retro Sketch #13.

Cardstock: Stampers Select White
Pattern Paper: Dot and Stripes from Echo Park
Stamp set: Fruit Fusion Strawberry from PTI
Accessories: Fruit Fusion Strawberry die and Tag die from PTI. Pink twine from Doodlebug, rhinestone from Kaisercraft.

Here is the Retro Sketch #13 for you :)

Thanks so much for all your wishes for Sid. He came home yesterday. He is fine. There is a bit of swelling but that is all. He looks all chubby like he used to be when he was a toddler lol!  So glad to have both my men back home. Great relief. Kids are back to school today and hubby at work. It is freezing cold here. Heater is on and love my hot tea. Great day to curl up on the couch and watch TV :) Maybe I will do just that in the afternoon :)

Thanks for listening to my chatter. Have a great day!
See you soon

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sending Best Wishes

Afternoon everybody,

I am very cranky today. It started of my with soon to be a teenager son refusing get up from his bed in the morning. And when he finally did, moves so slowly around the house and taking his own sweet time to get ready to school. Very frustrating:( You know,  I feel like attaching a propeller rather an accelerator with a remote to his backside to help him move a bit faster. Arrr!  In a year's time, I will have not one but two teens at home - one boy and one girl. Life is heading to a very interesting phase I guess :)

Anyway, I was also sick of cooking, cleaning and washing that I dropped everything today and decided I make a card to help me relax. I browsed through and found Retro Sketches #10 and Runaway Inspired Challenge #11. I decided play both. 
Here is the sketch and inspirational picture.

And here is what I came up with.

Cardstock: White cardstock from Wplus9, Chocolate Chip from Su and Baby Pink card base and matching envelope from local store.
Stamp set: Decorative Doilies and Fotiments Birthday from Uniko Studio
INks: Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink from SU and Bubblegum from Amuse Inks, Archival Jet Black Ink
Accessories: Pink Bakers twine, Pink Rhinestones from Kaisercraft

I love the modern looking doilie stamp set from Uniko Studio. The package arrived yesterday and beautiful stamp sets. Love love them.
I modified the sketch a little and also stamped on the envelope to coordinate the card. 

OK, time for lunch and hopefully I will have a bit more time to play before I pick the kids from school. Time flies like crazy. It is scary! Life is busy at the moment. So many things to do. I am hoping for everything to settle after two weeks. Fingers crossed.
 Thanks so much for visiting and also listening to my frustrations today.
 See you soon and until then..


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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sending you Sunshine Smiley

Morning everybody, 
It is already Wednesday here for me. I thought the week just started! Time is flying very fast for me. And it is already May and autumn has set in. Very chilly and cloudy. So I thought I will make a sending you sunshine card.

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, white and Daffodil Delight from SU and Neon cardstock pack from Kmart.
Stamp set: Blooming Button Bits from PTI
Inks: Archival Jet Black Ink
Accessories: Cheveron die and Sunflower die from MFT, Up up away dei frm PTI, Clouds impression plate from TE and rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

To make this card, I used Retro Sketches #9 by Kasia Curry.

Beautiful and versatile sketch. Love it :) Thanks for another beautiful sketch.

Have a great week! See you soon.


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