Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Inky Impressions - Black, White and 1 other Colour Challenge

Hi everyone. Wow, Christmas is getting so close. Have you all finished your chrissy shopping? I'm a little bit more organised than previous years, which is unknown for me, because I'm so unorganised. I try hard but it certainly doesnt come naturally for me.
The challenge this time at Inky Impressions is Black, White and 1 other colour. Jump on over there and have a look at the wonderful creations from the Design Team. I promise you'll love what you see.
Did you see the new Inky Animal Stamps? OMG, they are soooo cute and I gotta tell you, the quality of these stamps are fantastic. They stamp beautifully. They are the deepest etched stamp I have ever seen. Truly, I kid you not. (Nicole, your a legend, girlfriend).
For my card today, I used All Bundled up Lili (tell me she's just not the cutest) and coloured her with copics. I punched the poinsettia from a Marianne Creatables die and the flourish is a Tim Holtz die. The North Pole sign is a quickutz die and the hills with the snow is just torn paper with stickles. 
I also entered this into the following Challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Non Traditional Christmas
Abc Christmas Challenge - Z is for Zero ( you can do any one of the alphabet challenges, I did X is for Xmas.
Crazy Challenge - Use at least 3 Dp's
 I hope to see you joining in our Challenge this fortnight
Until next time, everyone.
Hugs to you all
Lorraine xxx 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Welcome to Inky Impressions Blog Hop

Hi everyone and  Welcome to the Inky Impressions Winter Release Blog Hop.   If you've arrived here from Marleys blog your in the right place but if you need to go back to the beginning go to our gorgeous Inky's Mama, Nicole's blog.
Your going to love these little beauties, so prepare to fall in love.
I have been so inspired the last few days by Tim Holtz tags so I decided to try one for myself.
I used the gorgeous Rachels Gingerbreads Christmas which you can find Here.
I embossed the tag with the textiles cuttlebug folder, and enlarged and printed Rachel on the computer and just used a portion of her. I then printed her again onto Designer Paper and cut out her dress. So much fun.
For the next bit of fabulous inspriation, and to see more of these little gems,  jump over to Joeys blog.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from everyone at Inky Impressions.
Hugs and see you all soon.
Lorraine xxx

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Inky Impressions Christmas Challenge

Greetings everyone. Its time for my first card as an Inkette. How exciting. Our first challenge over at Inky Impressions is Christmas. You can create anything at all with a Christmas theme. I used Rachels Gingerbread Christmas which is available as a Digi Image. Its Rachel when she was younger. How cute is she!!! 
I stamped and coloured her with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress and gift. Of course there's quite a bit of glitter on and I've used Atyou Spica pens for more bling.
Come over and join in the Christmas Cheer. We'd love to see your Christmas creations.
I entered it into the following challenges:
One stitch at a time - Glitz it up
Stamps r us Challenges - Holidays
Stamp with Fun - Advent
Wild Orchid Challenge - Old Fashioned Christmas
Have a great week and I'll see you all soon.
Hugs. Lorraine xxx

Another Show and Tell

G'day everyone. Just a quick today.  I've gone mad on making tags so you'll probably be seeing a few of those in the future. I find them soooo much easier than making cards when time is short. Its hard to find a hallween challenge at this time of year but, find one I did!!! I entered this into:
Haunted Design House - use at least 2 patterned papers
Here's another one I made with a Red Back Spider.

For anyone outside of Oz, the Red Back spider is one of our most venemous spiders. At least they are noticeable with their red back, hey?
Incidentally, and this is a true story,  my friend, Natalie, got a nasty bite on her foot while driving. It was under the peddle of her car. Luckily for her she felt the bite, and saw the spider, and she pulled over and went into a big hotel here in Perth, where they called an ambulance who took her to hospital and gave her the anti-venom serum. She was still extremely ill in hospital for a while and if she's sees a Red Back now, she panics. Anyway, now I've told you that little story, I'll be off to get some shut eye. Its 12.15am and my eyes are closing. I cant go to bed without reading at least 2 pages of my book. More if I can manage it. Mmmmmm, I'll probably still be up at 2am. I'm a terrible insomniac. Arnt all us crafters?????
See you all soon.
Lorraine xxx