Saturday, February 12, 2011

At A Loss For Words

Hi there bloggers, its Saturday and therefore time for another Drunken Stampers Challenge.  This weeks challenge is themed "At A Loss For Words" which means no sentiment, no text.  I thought this was going to be rather easy this week, but it turns out it was a lot harder for me to restrain myself from using text or sentiments.  I often use text in my backgrounds or in creating papers and usually always include sentiments especially when trying to combine challenges...but, it was not altogether impossible.  

Over the past several weeks there is one particular blogger that I follow who always creates the most beautiful work, what has become somewhat of a trademark are her little bookmarks which are super duper cute.  Who is this blogger you might say...well you have probably encountered her from time to time as her work is everywhere but the little lady is Emma Chatburn from The Two Pink Ladies.  To make these little cuties, Emma uses the tutorial posted by Splitcoast Stampers Beate Johns, you can view the tutorial here.  What makes Emma's bookmarks so special is the way she decorates them!!!  (you can see plenty of examples by visiting her blog,) I am sure you will agree that they are very cute!!  As a result I have been inspired to make one of these corner bookmarks for a number of weeks now, so this week, I did for this challenge.  

In making this little bookmark, I followed the tutorial (see link above) and covered the little bookmark, once made, with cardstock from DCWV's "The Endless Summer Matstack" (I love these stacks), the paper had a design of sky with white clouds. I sprayed it very sparingly with some Glimmermist in "Sunshine" which gave it a little yellow colour and a lovely sheen. I also sandwiched some cream lace between the corner bookmark and cardstock before gluing them together. I sprayed a piece of corrugated cardboard (I tore from a box) with "Antique Brass" Glimmermist and once dry rubbed over the top with distress ink in "Tea Dye".  I then used distress crackle "rock candy" to give the cardboard some sheen and crackle appearance.  Using a Whiff of Joy die I cut a couple of little tufts of grass from some paper from DCWV's "Citrus Stack" and glued them in front of the corrugated cardboard "fence".  The image I have used is from "The Greeting Farm" her name is "Summer" and she is part of the "Roll Call" set.  I coloured her using copics E50,E51,E53,E43,W5,E31,E33,E35,E37,E47,YG00,YG02,YG06,RV000,R20,R22,BG10,B02,Y11,Y06 and Y08.  The banner is made using a Whiff of Joy die and a number of scrap pieces of paper from my stash attached to a piece of cotton twine.  I then used some Kindyglitz "crystalina" to add glitter accents to the whole project (gotta love that glitter).

Now before you head of to start your own entry for this challenge be sure to check out the blogs of my very talented team members (Tracy, Linda, Peggy, Spike) as they have some gorgeous creations of their own to share with you.  I hope you will join us this week for the challenge and have some fun.  In the meantime, happy scrapping/stamping.


Tash Daly

This project has been entered in the following challenges:

Saturday Sketch at TGF!!

Hi there bloggers, once again it is time for Saturday Sketch at The Greeting Farm's Club Anya Challenge Blog and I have finally had a chance to complete a card for this challenge.  I thought I would use a different image this time and have therefore gone for one of the Creepy Cake digi's.  

For this card I have used "Royal Pain - Digi" from The Greeting Farm.  I have stamped music notes (from Kaisercraft) using "Memento - Tuxedo Black" ink on a pearlised white cardstock.  The paper is from "The Glitter Stack" by DCWV.  I dry embossed a scrap piece of the white pearlised cardstock using a cuttlebug embossing folder (name unknown).  Once embossed, I rubbed "colour box" pigment ink in silver over the raised areas and added kindy glitz accents in crystalina and antique silver.  I coloured my image using copic markers: E50, E51, E53, R02, W1, W3, W5, W7, R20, R27, R29 and C1.  I hope you like it.  I have a couple more posts coming over the next few days, so hopefully you will keep an eye on what I have coming.  Until then, happy scrapping/stamping. 


Tash Daly

Friday, February 11, 2011

Its Preview Time Again

Hi there bloggers, well its preview time again at Tickled Pink Stamps so if you are not familiar with these stamps or you have not yet checked out their latest release you had better pop on over for the best eye candy possible. Another fabulous feature of these stamps is that The Tickled Pink stamp range (Lil Lolita's, Lil Lads, Cherrie & Lil Pets) are available both in digital and rubber formats, so all manner of crafter's are covered.

Kellie Winnell, owner and card maker extraordinaire, heads up an amazing design team and I can tell you their samples never disappoint so be sure to check them out.  Keep a look out for my absolute favourite Lil Fairy Kira.  Among the release there is also a pirate, a very foxy fox and a cute as a button wombat!  I will definitely be placing my order come release day (have yet to find out when that is, but my guess is perhaps Monday).

For those of you who enjoy a good challenge, be aware that they also have challenges every Friday at their challenge blog click here in which you can win digi's of your choice!  

I will be back soon with another post and some cards over the next few days.  In the meantime....its swimming carnival day for my daughter tomorrow, so I had better head to bed.  Till then happy scrapping and stamping bloggers.  I hope you like my review.


Tash Daly

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ice Cream for Breakfast

Hi bloggers, today is another day for a Drunken Stampers Challenge.  This week's challenge is themed "Ice Cream for Breakfast".  "Strange" you may think..and believe me I thought so too until this week.  I am not sure whether everyone around the globe is aware of the heat wave we are currently experiencing here in Australia and more particularly in the State of New South Wales.  While other states around us are trying to recover from major devastation as a result of hurricanes and flash flooding, New South Wales has just experienced its hottest week on record with temperatures of 40 degrees plus!!  Needless to cream for breakfast is not as far fetched as it may seem in this little corner of the globe this week and in fact is proving to be somewhat a godsend.  There is currently not one meal which does not contain either ice cream of some other icy treat and in fact it does happen to be one of my daughters favorites (although I had never quite given it that much thought) and that is good old pancakes or waffles with ice cream and maple syrup!.   So....not that far fetched is it!

That said, its time for my card....

So bloggers that's it from me...but pop on over to Drunken Stampers and check out the other DT's creations, better yet, why not join up this week for the challenge and really test yourself.  I look forward to seeing you there. Till next time, happy scrapping/stamping.

Tash Daly

The image I have chosen for this card is from Whimsy Stamps and is a Meljen design called "double scoop ice cream"
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