Monday, August 31, 2009

At the Esteddford

Hey everybody,

Sunday was one awesome day for us. Kids had their esteddford and they did well. Siddarth won his Guitar solo under 12 and also the over outstanding fretted strings player trophy. Yay!! He was awesome on his guitar. He played a hard piece of music by AR Rahman (Indian music composer) and Waltz. He played just beautiful. All his hard work practising showed. But in the morning, he was also the most fretting person at home. All tensed lol!!! Poor chap.

Aditi of course won her second place in Piano couple of weeks ago and this week she played with Sid in agroup performance and they won the third place. Sid also one third place in another group performance.
We are proud of their achievement. Great work kids.

Here are some photo to share.

No scrapbooking or cardmaking share today. But will share some tomorrow.
Until then...
have a great day


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Birthday card

Hey everybody,

How are you? How did your Saturday go?
Mine was good but busy. Birthday party to attend, eye check up for kids and shopping.
we were madly driving from one end to another to keep up with the timings lol!!!!

I managed to make a birthday for Aditi's friend's birthday.
Its a simple card. Inspired from Kristina Werner's cards.
She make beautiful cards. Love them all.
I am a big fan of her blog and view all her videos.
Great work and great ideas too.

Here is what I did

I have used Fun Pun stamp set from Stampin' up!,
Kraft, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla CS,
Designer paper II from the hostess set level 1,
Pink Passion Basic Black and Pink Pirouette ink pads,
Aqua painter brush, Versamark, Clear embossing powder, heat gun,
brads, Chocolate chip 5/8 grosgrain ribbon and corner punch all from Stampin' Up.
Apart from that I have used Pink sparkle gel pen and brown fine tip marker.

Ok,I got to go today. Esteddford for Sid and Aditi the whole day today.
Both getting ready and dressing up with formals.
See you all tomorrow.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Long time no see

Hey everybody,

Its been a long time!!!! Thats how I feel. Goodness me! moving is stressful.
Yes, I have moved house and had to pack and unpack and just about settled in the new house.
I am loving all the extra space. Just love the backyard and have extra personal space as well.
It took a week to get everything connected back and the internet just got connected.
Wow! those extra nagging calls helps really!
So I will back in full swing again. Have a I missed anything?
I have missed you all a lot. Can't wait to get into making stuff.
Missed it a lot. Mojo has to return as well.

Weekend is very busy. Last weekend Aditi won second prize for her Piano solo.
This weekend is Siddarth's turn. He has been working hard on his guitar.
He has solo as well as group.I am busy with all preparations.
So I will be back by Monday with new posts.

See you all then.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Stampin' Up! color challenge

Morning everybody,

I have a set of 4 x 4 cards and matching envelopes to show you.
I made them for my upline Miriam's color challenge at our forum.
She had give two color combination. One for girls and one for boys. I choose Boy's color combination which is Kraft, Whisper white, Riding hood Red and Not quite Navy.
I love this color combo as they are part of our Australian flag too, well except Kraft.

Here is my take on the challenge. A quick and simple set.

Anyway. I have used these New Forest Friends stamp set
from the new Mini Catalogue for this set of cards.
Very cute stamp set. If you like to purchase this set please contact me here

I will be posting quick and short posts for a few days.
Will return back to normality by next week, I think!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mojo Monday #99

Hey everybody,

I am exhausted. Packing is tiring. The dust Kalgoorlie generates is enormous.
My nose is ticklish and I am sneezy all the time.I want to get over with it soon.
Taking a break from packing.I managed to do a card for Mojo Monday sketch #99.
Here is the Sketch for you.
This is my take on the challenge.
I have been looking at the sketches and wanting to do them for a long time.
But today I got a chance to do it.

I have used White cardstock as the base of the card.
Pattern paper is from Basic Gray Ambrosia range.
Ribbon,scalloped punch, circle punch and Best yet stamp set are from Stampin' Up!.
Butterfly grungeboard from Tim Holtz inked with pink, orange and black Versa color ink.

I enjoyed making this card.
Thanks for the opportunity. Great sketch.

See you back soon


Monday, August 10, 2009

Another share...

I have another card to share. So I will quickly show you.
This is the card I made for the August sketch challenge at Claire's Stampin' Up forum.

I have used Ski Slope DSP, Kraft and Summer Sun Cardstock, Lovely as a tree and Three punches stamp sets, brads, ribbon, Chocolate Chip ink pad, scalloped square punch,clear embossing powder and heat gun. All Stampin' Up! products.

This is the second post today. Enjoy!


Elite sketch challenge card

Hey everybody,

Its been few days since I blogged. Weekend was terribly busy. With one of us falling sick every week, it is exhausting. Weather has to make up its mind whether it wants to warm up or be cold.
I have been making things but none of which I can show you right now.
I made a desktop organiser as a gift and forgot to take photos. I also made a card using Faux Leather technique and I forgot to take a photo. I gave it for a birthday!!! This shows I am forgetful now-a-days. Maybe, just too!!!

Anyway, this card is for Elite challenge blog.
This is my take on the sketch challenge for August.
You can find the sketch here.

You can find the blog here

All Stampin' Up! products used to make this card.

Stamp set: Upsy Daisy and Oval All

Inks: Pink Passion, Riding hood red and Perfect Plum
CS: Kraft, Basic Black and Whisper White
DSP: Designer pattern paper II- 6 x 6 pad from Hostess set level 1
Accessories: Pink Pirouette ribbon, Designer flower brads, Black brad, scalloped border punch, note punch, scalloped oval punch, oval punch and corner punch.

Alright, hopefully I will get back to blogging everyday.
Check out my sketch blog if you like to participate in a sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

More ATCs

Afternoon everybody,

I have some ATCs to show you today.

This one is from last month's Rock'n' roll technique swap at Angela Sargent's forum

This one is from this month's Distress technique swap at Claire's forum

This one is for this month's Emboss resist technique at Angels Sargent's forum

This one is for this month's Shabby Chic theme at Challenge Chic forum.

I am loving making these ATC. Very cute and love having a collection of ATcs from other talented stampers and scrapbookers.

I have a huge backlog of things to do.
So I am keeping my post short.
Thanks for stopping by
Have a great day.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Music ATC

Hey everybody,

Today, I wanted to share my ATCs I made with Music as the theme for Challenge chic ATC swap.
My SIL had sent me some Tim Holtz masks from the US and I have used the music mask to make these ATCs. I have also used various colors of Tim Holtz's distress inks on the masks.
What I did was I used the mask on a 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock and sponged the inks randomly and then cut out 3 x 2 inch size cards out of the CS. I have then used Note punch from Stampin' up! on one side to give the notebook effect and matted it on 3.5 x 2.5 inch black cardstock. Stamp is from Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy set. I have also used my favourate oval and scalloped oval punch for the sentiment and polka dot ribbon from my stash.

I liked how it turned out. Love the blend of different bright colors.
I have to make 3 sets of ATCs this month. One on Shabby Chic, another one using distressing as the technique and another one using emboss resist as the technique.
I cannot wait to start on them. A lot of light bulbs glowing over my head.
Its very funny, I was driving down to school today and I had a light bulb glow and I had to say it loud what the idea was! Otherwise I will forget it. My kids were like What?Mom!!! what you are saying does not make sense! ( they were having a totally different conversation). I was like "ignore what I said. it does not concern you!!!" I think my kids must have thought mom is going!!!! Thats how I am right now. Just had a light bulb glow!

Anyway, I wanted to thank all those who sent me birthday cards and wishes. Very sweet and thoughtful of you all. All your cards are gorgeous. I had nice relaxing day. My Dh as usual on call but he bought me iNano (been wanting one for a long time) Kids were very well behaved on the day (they are generally) and they are going to buy me something today. Going shopping with daddy as daddy was available only today to take them out. So I am still celebrating my birthday lol!!! Thanks once again for all your wishes. Feels nice to have so many friends ( where is the smiley face?)

OK, I will have to leave you here today as I am going to start making the ATCs as well as go to the post office today. And to Woolworths and to target. OMG!! I better go.
Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Makeesha Byl's Sketch Challenge #11

Afternoon everybody,

Its a relaxing Sunday for me. How is yours? Packing has started. Not a hard job for me as I have packed and moved about 5 times previously. Now I have a list of items to sell and a few boxes of stuff to give away to charity. My scrapbooking and card making stuff will be the last to pack. lol!!
I am so looking forward to have extra space to myself and a backyard for kids to play.

OK,I got some time to rest between the packing and
I decided to make a card using Makeesha Byl's sketch.
Here is the Sketch #11

And here is my take on the sketch

I have used Baroque Motifs, Best yet and Tree Trimmings stamp set,
Night of Navy and Whisper white cardstock,
Ski Slope DSP. white jumbo brads,
Ridinghood Red and Not quite navy ink pads,
clear embossing powder, Oval punch Scalloped oval punch,
Brocade Blue ribbon and heat gun.
All Stampin' Up! products.

Thanks for an awesome sketch challenge.