Friday, 9 September 2011

Finding Inspiration

I love reading other people's blogs and finding inspiration. The following cards have all been inspired by someone else's creations.

This first card was inspired by Dawn McVey. I started off with a lot bigger card, but decided to make it smaller, which turned out to be a bad move. Live and learn I suppose.

The next one was inspired by Betsy Veldman:

Than this baby card was inspired by Melissa Phillips:

This one was inspired by the multi-talented Nichole Heady:

The next one was inspired by a card out of the Stampin'Up catalog:

And finally another card inspired by Dawn McVey. I actually created this with the Mat Stack 5 Die as I didn't have the Half & Half dies at that point.

It's amazing the inspiration there is to be found online and with the fabulous site Pinterest, it's very easy to pin what inspires you and keep it organised. In case you haven't got a Pinterest account yet, you should most definitely sign up, you'll love it. Promise! In case you need an invite, send me an email and I'll send you one.

Once again, if you have questions about any of the supplies I've used, let me know.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Got Sketch Catch-Up Two

It seems I managed to fall behind on posting my Got Sketch? blog creations once again. This time I owe you two cards and a layout.

First my card for sketch 124. I used the new Authentique papers for this card.

Secondly a layout for sketch 126. For this one I used the new My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two line. I've hidden the journaling inside the Maya Road envelope.

Journaling: I'm not very brave with new hairdresser's as I'm always afraid they're going to cut it too short. Last week however I'd reached boiling point and it was time to find a new hairdresser as my regular hairdresser is a little too conservative.
Peter, the new hairdresser didn't cut anything off the length, but he must have cut half my hair off to get rid of the bulk and create balance. I walked out enlightened and love my new cut!

And finally my card for sketch 127. For this card I also used some new My Mind's Eye papers. I love the houndstooth and that deep rich pink colour. After I finished this card, I was in love and actually based Rebecca's card on it too.... with a slight twist.

My desktop is getting more and more empty... I'll be back with more tomorrow morning.

Man oh Man

Once you start to fall behind, it seems there's never a way to get caught up unless.... you actually take action, sort things out consolidate them and move on. My husband was pointing out that I was slowing down my computer by cluttering my desktop, so here's step one. Out of the 42 items on my desktop here are all masculine cards I've created in the past six months roughly.

For Mike:

My dad:

My boy:

For Louie:

For Andrew:

For school mates:

For our neighbour who turned three:

And finally this one which is sent to my brother, who celebrated his birthday last week:

I won't bore you with complete supplies lists, but if you are wondering about anything I've used on any of the cards just ask. Hope you've found some inspiration.

Thank you for your visits and your much appreciated comments.