Tuesday, 30 March 2010

My blog has moved.....................

I have a beautiful new blog at http://janenorrish.com so be sure to change this address in your reader or favourites as I'd hate for you not to come over and see me.

Jane ;-)

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #3

Wow, two challenge entries in as many weeks (I'd better go and have a lie down.....lol). Just Add Ink is a new blog started by some wonderful Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. They have a challenge each week and for this week they have selected a sketch.

And here is the card I came up with.

Sorry the picture looks a bit flat but I just can't get the lighting right tonight.

Stamps: En Francais, Inspired by Nature, Whimsical Words
Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Other: Sahara Sand Ink, Not Quite Navy Ink, Not Quite Navy Marker Pen, Kraft taffeta ribbon, Eyelet Border punch.

Happy Valentines Day

Well I know it isn't actually Valentines Day yet but I just wanted to show you some little treat boxes I made for the ladies at our Paper Mates stamping group last Saturday.

The little pillow boxes are die cut from kraft cardstock, then the 3 hearts are punched out using the Heart to Heart punch and the label is stamped using the Vintage Labels stamp set which is one of the current stamp sets you can get during Sale-a-bration and punched out using the scallop circle punch. I have tied this around the box with hemp twine. Inside were some lovely mini M&Ms.

We had a lovely day doing punch art and making lots of different embellishments to use on our cards.

Next month we will be doing "Colour Inspiration" and I will show you how a colour wheel can be your best friend when you are making cards or scrapbooking. If you would like to join us please call or email me and I can add your name to our mailing list.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

ESAD Challenge

I am a member of the ESAD (Extremely Special Australian Demonstrators) Yahoo group and I am ashamed to say I am a bit of a lurker.

BUT.... my New Year's resolutions were to overhaul my blog (in the process) contribute more to the group, to enter the challenges and to be more organised. Well I am ticking 2 of those off (group and challenges), I can't say I am more organised as this is a last minute entry, but at least it's there!

The lovely Leonie set us challenge to make a card, 3D item or scrap page using the following colours.

And here is what I came up with:

These colours are a little out of my comfort zone which is good as I would never normally have put them together.

The decorative scallop border is something I cased from Gretchen Barron, I love to find new tricks to do with our punches, the flower is made by crumpling up scallop layers and then adding a button, the leaves are from the 5-petal punch and the words are from the Echoes of Kindness Level 2 hostess set.