Showing posts with label Trendy Trees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trendy Trees. Show all posts

Friday, July 16, 2010

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #32

Happy Friday!! It's time of course for another Inkspiration Colour Challenge and today.. ooohh.. it's a PRETTY one!! This colour combo is simple GORGEOUS together, so I hope you'll be able to play along... I can't wait to see what you create.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge:-

And here is the colour combo for you to play along with:-

I've used a fabulous layout for this card.. why fabulous??.. well because this layout was used on one of the cards I recently had PUBLISHED!!!.. woo hoo.. I promise to write a post about that later.. I was a bit torn as to whether to toot my own horn or not... but I figured.. why not.. hahahha
I've started with Choc Chip as my base then added a layer of So Saffron and Regal Rose. The background on the Regal Rose has been made by stamping the swirly tree like stamp from my Trendy Trees set in VersaMark. I added some Choc Chip Grograin and then cut out a large circle in Choc Chip using my Round Tab punch before adding the little Scallop which has another GORGEOUS tree from Trendy Trees. To colour the tree, I used my Markers in Regal Rose and So Saffron. The sentiment is from one of my PTI sets.. Blooming Button Bits and is stamped in Choc Chip.

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the Inkspiration DT for some more amazing inspiration:-


Be sure to pop on over to Makeesha's blog for all the info and while you're there don't forget to link your card to InLinkz , so that we can all have a looksie at what you've created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Trendy Trees, Blooming Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Card:- Choc Chip, Regal Rose, So Saffron

Ink:- Regal Rose, Choc Chip, So Saffron (MARKERS)

Accessories:- Wide Choc Chip Grosgrain, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Linen Thread

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #74

Happy Sunday!!! Hope you've had a fabulous weekend. Ours has been a little UP and DOWN this week. My little ones have been a little under the weather this week.. that was a DOWN, yesterday was by gorgeous hubby's birthday.. that was an UP.. but amongst all the UP from birthday celebrations, we had another DOWN with my girls being REALLY unwell last night!!! I'm hoping that tomorrow being the start of another week will be BRIGHT and CHEERY for the entire week at the Kale' abode!! See I can see the positive.. hahaha.
Anyway.. you surely didn't pop on over here to read about my ups and downs ... rather I'm sure to see what FABULOUS sketch Karen has given us to play along with this week. Oh and if this card seems a little strange, untoward, crazy, just plain.. UMMMMM... I'll put that all down to my complete lack of sleep last night.. but I digress.. I'm seeing the positive side.. right!! hahaha
Onto my card:-

And here is Karen's AWESOME sketch.. she's BRILLIANT isn't she????

I've used some Choc Chip, Taken with Teal.. I KNOW!!!! GASP!!!, Pumpkin Pie and Kraft..( sorry I couldn't resist).. there is however NO pink!!!!
All of the DSP is from my little stash of Sweet Pea DSP!!!! The stamp set is of course TRENDY TREES and I've used Teal, Pumpkin and Chocolate markers for that and the sentiment is from my Life Definitions and stamped in Choc Chip. The little extras I added are a splash of Choc Chip Ribbon.. see the little tag there.. hahaha, and some Linen Thread.

All in all a pretty simple card and one I hope my GORGEOUS hubby will like.. no it's not his Birthday card.. he got that one yesterday.. this is a JUST BECAUSE card.. a just because I LOVE him with all my heart and think he's AMAZING!!! Awwwww!!

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's for some amazing inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Trendy Trees, Life Definitions
Card:- Choc Chip, Kraft, Sweet Pea DSP

Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Choc Chip
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Choc Chip Wide Grosgrain, Linen Thread

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #64

Happy Sunday!!!! Hope you've had a fabulous weekend.
Of course it's time for another wonderful sketch from Karen... hope you can play along.. it's heaps of fun!!!!

Sooo, because I literally have 10mins to get this post edited and up so you can have a looksie, I'm going to get straight to the point..(what's that... sighs of relief?... hahaha).

Here's my card for this week:-

And here is Karen's wonderful sketch:-

I've used some DELICIOUS and GORGEOUS Sweet Pea DSP... a wee little gifty I received in the mail last week... yes, it's taken me a whole week and a bit to convince myself that it is OK to cut this GORGEOUS paper... even then I still had to do it with one eye tightly squinted.. the other only open so that I didn't chop my finger instead.. ouch!!

I've also used my Trendy Trees stamp set... one of my faves and I'm sad to say one that has been neglected of late. I coloured the trees with my SU! Markers in Old Olive and Pretty in Pink. The centre tree I restamped and then cut out using my 1" circle punch then dunked it into my Dazzling Diamond pot for some sparkle. Just to soften the white space I decided to sponge around the edges and I guess somewhat onto the main square panel... I think I achieved what I was after... hmmm.. hahah

Ok.... 7mins to go... I best get moving!!!

Be sure to pop on over and visit the other AMAZING Sweet Sunday Stampers for some more inspiration:-

And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Trendy Trees
Card:- Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Sweet Pea DSP

Old Olive, Pretty in Pink (Markers), Choc Chip
Accessories:- Sponges, Dimensionals, 1" circle punch, Rose Red Wide Dbl Stitched Grosgrain

Friday, March 5, 2010

Inkspiration Challenge {sketch #19}

Happy Friday!!! Hope you've all had a fabulous week. It's Friday, which not only means it's the weekend tomorrow, BUT that it's time for another Inkspiration Challenge.

This week we've got a Sketch challenge, which are always fun and here is my card:-

Here is Keesh's sketch so you can play along:-

I've made my card using Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip and Kraft. My intention to begin with was to make a Blokey kinda card... Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip and Kraft are pretty good for a blokey kinda card don't you think? BUT... and I emphasize the BUT... I couldn't help myself and had to add a couple of little flowers under the tree... well it just looked SO lonely there on it's own... hahaha
It was also about time that I pulled out my Trendy Trees set.. (LOVE, LOVE that set... again going on my BLokey card feel) then thought it might be fun to add some Hodgepodge.. you know the tin filled with GOODIES that has been sitting on my desk for AGES and not been used!!!, as a focal point of the tree. The sentiment is from my Trendy Trees set also and is stamped in Kiwi Kiss and Real Red and just to add a little bit of depth and dimension to my Krafty bits I've sponged around the edges with some Choc Chip.

So there you go... hope you like this little Tree... and be sure to pop on over and see what the other Inkspiration DT have made for you to see, I'm sure you WONT be disappointed:-





Don't forget to link your card to Mr Linky on Keesh's blog too, so that we can all have a looksie at what you've created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:

Stamps:- Trendy Trees, Short and Sweet
Card:- Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip, Good Morning Sunshine DSP

Ink:- Choc Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Dbl stitched Choc Chip Grosgrain, Choc Chip Grosgrain, Sponge Daubers, Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #15

Happy Friday!!!!!
It's time for another Inkspiration Challenge, this week Keesh has set a Colour challenge for us all.

Here is my card for this week:-

And here are the colours to work with:-

Oh, you may think this layout looks familar....well it is, I used the same sketch that Keesh set for us last week... I REALLY enjoyed playing with that particular sketch so I figured WHY NOT!!!

It felt a bit strange making a 'Autumn' Coloured card in Spring, but to make it a little easier, I decided it was time my little Trendy Trees came out for a play.

I've used Choc Chip as the base of the card then layered it with some Very Vanilla and some Really Rust DSP from the retired Falls Flowers pack. I then added a Choc Chip strip and a little Choc Chip Grosgrain just to give it a little texture and contrast. I used my Round Tab punch to create the large Choc Chip circle... (oh I CAN'T wait for my NEW BIG circle punch to arrive!!!..ooops Sneak Peek again!!!) Then used my Scallop circle for the Very Vanilla scallop. There is a Really Rust circle and then the little tree stamped in Really Rust with some "dabs" of Close to Cocoa (see you thought I'd forgotten Close to Cocoa didn't you!! hahaha) onto Very Vanilla. I added a little Very Vanilla ribbon embelishment to it too. Up to the top of the card .. FINALLY a use for my since retired Really Rust buttons with a little Linen Thread and the sentiment is from Basic Phrases.

Hope you like this one... perhaps if you are one of my US readers you might like to have this card for yourself.... given you are in the middle of your autumn (FALL). If you think you'd like to receive this little card then be sure to leave me a comment. I'll choose a winner next Friday!!!

Be sure to pop on over and visit the other Inkspiration Design Team ladies for some amazing inspiration:-

and of course KEESH

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Trendy Trees, Basic Phrases
Card:- Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Falls Flowers DSP (retired)

Ink:- Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust

Accessories:- Really Rust buttons, Very Vanilla Wide Grosgrain, Choc Chip Wide Grosgrain, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1¼ Circle Punch, 1¾ Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Linen Thread, Glue Dots.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

thanks so much

Hi there!!!

Just thought I'd share with you a 'THANKYOU' card I made to give to my lovely netball coach. I'm sooooo excited because my team is playing in the Netball Grand Final on Saturday. I can't even remember the last time i've played in a Grand Final... my old team used to make it to the Preliminary Finals then crumble... but not this year.. a NEW team and a NEW GRAND FINAL...woo hoo. Now all that's left is to WIN!!!! Fingers crossed.

Anyway... back on track. Here's the card I made for all the girls to sign:-

I started with KRAFT...again!!! and then added a layer of Choc Chip and some Baja Breeze DSP. I really LOVE this colour combo. Then added a strip of Choc Chip which I added some Paper Piercing to along the top and bottom and some Baja Breeze ribbon. I then used my Great Friends set and stamped one of the frames onto Choc Chip then another onto Whisper White and mounted them together. THe butterfly is in Baja Breeze and I've used a couple of Rhinestone brads to 'Bling' it up a bit. The sentiment is from my Trendy Trees set and I've stamped that in Choc Chip and then added a couple of branches from Great Friends stamped in Kiwi Kiss.

I hope you like... Oh and tell me... What's your FAVE colour combo at the moment?

Thanks for stopping by.


HEre's what I used:-

Stamps:- Great Friend, Trendy Trees
Paper:- Kraft, Choc Chip, Baja Breeze DSP, Whisper White
Ink:- Choc Chip, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss

Accessories:- Baja Breeze Wide Dbl Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread, Rhinestone Brads, dimensionals, paper piercing tool/mat.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

trendy tree {HI}

I was hoping to sit down tonight and get a bit clever and make some cards since netball training was cancelked. BUT.... my brain decided to NOT switch on so, I've pretty much been sitting here twiddling my thumbs for an hour or so. Instead of going to bed and thinking I'd totally wasted my time, I thought I'd show you a little card I made this afternoon.

It's been a little while since I used my FAVE 'Trendy Trees', so out it came. You're probably sighing with relief that I've given you a little break from Great Friend...it's only a little break though... hahaha.

I started out with Kiwi Kiss and added some Choc Chip DSP from the Good Morning Sunshine Pack... why Good Morning Sunshine and not my Choc Chip pack.... well... the GMS was sitting on my desk and I was too lazy to turn the whole 30cm to my left and find the other pack... haahahaha.
I then added some Choc Chip ribbon before I mounted my tree which is stamped onto some Very Vanilla and topped with some Choc Chip which I've cut a scalloped square out of. I added a little bit of extra ribbon and a little button too.

That's pretty much it. Hope you like.

Thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Trendy Trees, Basic Phrases
Choc Chip, Kiwi Kiss

Kiwi Kiss, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Very Vanilla

Choc Chip Wide Grosgrain, Very Vanilla Buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Square Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A couple of cards!!!

Hope you are all well!!!

Well I've got a couple of cards to show you tonight. One is a card I made for a Swap for a team stamp night and the other is a card I made for a little Challenge I set myself with the lovely Karen.

First up, my cute little SWAP card (well I think it's kinda cute!!! hahaha)

This card is so quick and simple to make, I made some similar in this post. With my two little darlings and a very very busy week I needed something that I could mass produce quickly and still have it looking lovely.
I used Kraft as the base with a layer of Close to Cocoa then used Certainly Celery cut with my Scallop Square Punch and a square of Regal Rose. To that I added my little Tree from Trendy Trees stamped in Pink Pirouette and a sentiment from Basic Phrases stamped in Close to Cocoa. Popped all up on a couple of Dimensionals and all done.

This next card is the little challenge I set with Karen. Well it was a challenge indeed for me.
The deal was to use Elegant Eggplant. I've NEVER used Eggplant before... and was a bit... NO a BIG bit terrified. Karen was doing the Colour Throwdown Challenge and you can see her BEAUTIFUL card here, so I thought I'd use the same colours... it's only fair isn't it???? hahahah

I've used Barely Banana as the base and added some Brocade Blue ( actually I'm thinking this was supposed to be Bordering Blue!!! ooopsie... Sorry Karen... PLEASE forgive!!! hahaha) ok back on track, I've added some Brocade Blue DSP then some Elegant Eggplant and then a bit of Kraft. (Im not doing very well with sticking to the rules here am I???). Now considering I don't actually have an Elegant Eggplant Stamp Pad, I only have a SU! Marker Pen I needed an image that wasn't going to take a huge amount of time to colour, so I opted for Pick a Petal. I stamped the outline in Eggplant onto some of the Brocade Blue DSP then stamped the sentiment in Eggplant and Versa Mark and used some clear embossing powder. I also added a little Rhinestone Brad to the centre of the flower.
So there you go, my very first attempt with Elegant Eggplant. I think it's missing alittle something, but I'm not quite sure what yet. If I figure it out, I'll definately let you know.

Hope you like them both and thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Card 1
Stamps:- Trendy Trees, Basic Phrases
Card:- Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose

Ink:- Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa

Accessories:- Dimensionals.

Card 2
Stamps:- Pick a Petal, Best Yet
Card:- Barely Banana, Kraft, Brocade Blue DSP, Elegant Eggplant
Ink:- Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:- Clear Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Thinking Trendy!!!

You have to go over to the lovely and amazingly talented Karen's Blog and check out her absolutely GORGEOUS, STUNNING and FABULOUS card!!!!! Oh my goodness... the minute... nope the second I saw this card, I just... well I'm still speechless and I still have to sneak on over to her place to have another looksie. Did you see the Bow... isn't it just the most perfect little bow you've ever seen??? Even more amazing is that while Karen was tying said bow she was actually chatting with me at the same time... I told you she was clever!!! (Hello there Karen... I'm waving at you.. haha)

I loved this card soooo much that I told Karen I was definately going to have to CASE it... well I did, But I also told her that I'd do it in a different colour scheme... and I did that too... so do you want to see what I did? By no means is it anywhere near as lovely as Karen's but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I mean, how can you go wrong with such a LOVELY stamp set like Trendy Trees. It's by far one of my most favourite sets.

Ok... well here it is:-

I've used Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Garden Green as my colour scheme. Let me begin by saying that I have NEVER used Apricot Appeal or Garden Green before, so if nothing else, I'm very proud of myself for that. hahaha.

The row of trees is stamped in Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette and the sentiment also from Trendy Trees is in Close to Cocoa. I used some delicious Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain Ribbon and tied my own Bow, again, doesn't even come close to Karen's little bundle of 'bow perfection' but not too bad considering my game of netball today saw me end up with not only an extremely sore hip but a lovely cork to my calf, so sitting is somewhat painful, and tying a bow... well that can be even more painful!!! hahaha. Sorry I am digressing,.. the button is from the Buttons Latte collection. The row of trees on the bottom of the card are stamped in Regal Rose.

I hope you like it and I'm sure you will just ADORE Karen's version. It truly is Perfection!!!

Thanks for dropping by and I'll be back soon with more.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Trendy Trees
Ink:- Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa

Card:- Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DSP, Garden Green DSP
Accessories:- Buttons Latte, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Little Sneaky Peak!!!

WOW... Sunday already!!! Where did the weekend go. Oh I know... Swimming for Miss Ella and Miss Jorja, Voting ( a tad upset about the outcome :o( ), Netball (which I'm still trying to recover from!!!), A BEAUTIFUL dinner with gorgeous friends, a trip to the Zoo in the Beautiful Sunshine and sitting down finally to make a couple of cards!!!!!

I've got a room a group of LOVELY ladies coming to my place on Tuesday night for an 'Occasions' Themed Stamp-a-Stack!!!! What to make... that is the question I've been twiddling my thumbs over for a week now!!!!!
I wanted to make the cards nice and simple but versatile so that my lovely group of stampers can actually get home to bed at a respectable hour. FINALLY, I had a breakthrough and came up with a couple, so I'll share just a few with you now... I can't be giving away ALL the cards we'll be making...hahaha.

I've used the same Layout here to create two quite different cards, for two different occasions, a 'Congratulations' card and a card that I thought would be suitable for perhaps a 'House Warming'. I've left the sentiment on this one as 'For You' that way it can still be used if the event of a House Warming shouldn't come up. hahaha.

Both cards I've used Kraft as the Base of the Card with a layer of Chocolate Chip. The I've punched out a Scallop Square of Bashful Blue and a Square of Pumpkin Pie, oh and lets not forget the little extra strip of Kraft too.... Poor little strip nearly got forgotten about!!! haha.
For the Congrats card, I've just punched out a Star in Old Olive and then stamped the sentiment in Choc Chip onto some Very Vanilla Cardstock and attached it with a little silver brad. On the For You (House Warming) card, I've stamped a little tree in Old Olive and Choc Chip and the sentiment in Choc Chip onto Very Vanilla and attached them with some Dimensionals.

So there you have TWO cards, TWO different Occasions, but ONE layout.

HOpe you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Congrats Card
Stamps:- Basic Phrases
Card:- Kraft, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:- Choc Chip
Accessories:- Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Scallop Square Punch, Square Punch

For You/House Warming Card
Stamps:- Trendy Trees, Basic Phrases
Card:- Kraft, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:- Choc Chip, Old Olive

Accessories:- Dimensionals, Scallop Square Punch, Square Punch

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge - LOVE YOU

I LOVE the new stamp set Trendy Trees, and when I saw Keesh's Inkspiration Challenge this week, I knew I HAD to use it for my card.

Here is the sketch that Keesh has set for us to use:-

And here is my card.

I've used Pink Pirouette as the base and layered it with some Regal Rose DSP (from the Hostess Set - Pattern Pack II), then on to that another layer of Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. Across the centre I've used Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain and Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain.
The Trees are stamped in Certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette with the trunks being in Close to Cocoa, and the sentiment 'Love You' is from Short and Sweet and stamped in Regal Rose.
I've done some piercing around the Whisper White cardstock just to finish it off an added a little Certainly Celery Brad to the pink tree.

I hope you like it. I'm giving it to my BEAUTIFUL Mum for Mother's Day tomorrow. And I think the sentiment fits perfectly... because I do indeed LOVE my MUM!!!!

Here's a little piccy of the two of us!!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mummys out there too.

Thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Trendy Trees, Short and Sweet
Card:- Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Regal Rose DSP

Ink:- Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:- 1" Rose Red Wide Dbl Stitched Grosgrain, Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain, Cetainly Celery Brad, Paper Piercer and Mat, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, and White Gel Pen.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Trendy Trees

Just thought I'd show you a card I've made for my Stamp-a-Stack class tomorrow night... ooohh a little sneeky peeky!!!

I've used the lovely Trendy Trees stamp set... I really REALLY love this little set, it is so versatile, and I can see me getting a lot of use out of it.

Anyway... I seemed to have used every one of the NEW In-Colors except Tangerine Tango.... so without further adieu here is 'Tangerine Tango' and Trendy Trees:-

Well now you know, that I've used Tangerine Tango as the base... hahaha... I stamped the background with one of the round stamps in the set in Tangerine Tango and then layered some pieces of Very Vanilla. The Trees are stamped in Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss with the trunks being Choc Chip. The sentiment is also from the same set and stamped in Choc Chip and I've added a little bit of paper piercing underneath it, a little button and some ribbon and all done.

I've got to sort out the rest of the cards for tomorrow night, but will be back to show you what we made.

Thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Trendy Trees
Card:- Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Ink:- Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip

Accessories:- Neutral Buttons - Very Vanilla (retired), Paper piercer and Mat, Dimensionals, Choc Chip Wide Grosgrain