Gecko Kisses

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Where do all the broken hearts go?





Today's card is for the anything goes at Stampin' For the Weekend.   I loved this image from Saturated Canary and I have dying to colour her up.  I took a break from making Christmas Cards and had really creative morning.  I still to have to add crystal effects on the glasses, but that would mean I had to wait to scan in the image and I couldn't wait.

I used the sentiment from Stampin' UP! whimsical words (or something like that).  The background paper is all from SU.  I had some left of scrap of pink paper so I used my heart punch to create a little detail.  The coffee stain was made using copics, and I got out my spritzer out to help create the aged look.
Thank you for looking.
Amanda

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I'm not crazy I'm just a little unwell....

Today's card is for Mad for Markers Challenge....Use copic Multiliner.

I coloured in the image Ratatouille from Saturated Canary about a week ago inspired by the talented Maria Therese from Msscrapping. I loved the way she created shadows.  I used the colours from dp paper in the circle with a complete different layout in mind. But it just looked wrong. In the end the card put itself together it was really weird. The more I added the better it looked.

I used a black multiliner to create the faux stitching.  The sentiment it from the greeting farm and the butterfly my absolute  favourite stamp is from stampin' Up!.

Thank you for looking.

Amanda

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Purple Rain






Today card is for The Play Date Cafe challenge #152.  I love black and white with a splash of colour it always looks so elegant.  I chose a wedding style themed card.  I love this stamp from stampedous called Bloom (I think).  I used some glitter around the edges to highlight the petals and I used my purple spica pen to create some detail.  The designer paper is from Stampin' UP! and the sentiment is also from Stampin' Up! the stamp set well scripted.

  The layout is from Mojo 260 I used moved to fit a rectangle version.  I love the flower so much I am going to cut this card in half and just used the flower as a thank you card perhaps.

 Thank you for looking
Amanda

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Irish blessing

Sorry I had a small break from making card. It's Footy Finals in Oz and my team the fantastic Canberra Raiders are in the finals. !!!  GO TEAM!!!!

Today's Card was made for the Saturated Canary Challenge of things that start with B. I have used the double take from Saturated Canary coloured her in with copics a clear spica pen.  I used the colour scheme of Night of Navy, Sahara Sands,  Blush.  I used some flowers to decorated the corner using the Night of Navy Brads.  So I used a Bride image, I used Blush colour and Brads to qualify for the challenge.

I used my new Verve stamp from the Blessing set.  It the Irish blessing, which I thought was beautiful for a bride.

Thank you for looking.

Amanda

Friday, August 31, 2012

Everybody around the world come on!...


Today's card is for several challenges.   Firstly I used the Saturated Canary's fancy image and used a dotty background for the Saturated Canary challenge # 25 - Dotts.  The sketch is from  Sketch N Stash Challenge #95  I used my new copic color E74 and a neglected flower that I bought ages ago, but found they were too bulky for mailing, so I put them in the draw and hadn't looked at them until today when I was looking for some ribbon.  I used faux stitching using a spica silver pen for the Cute Card Thursday challenge232 - stitch in time.  I also blinged it up with pearls in the hair.  The colour scheme is for the colour Q challenge.



I didn't have any Bermuda Bay colour so I used copics to create the colour  on the dress.

Thank you for looking
Amanda

Monday, August 20, 2012

To Sir with love/ Mrs Robinson




Today's card is for the CR84FN colour Challenge  and Cute Card Thursday's Back to school using the Saturated Canary by Krista Smith's Grad Boy ang Girl.  I used copics to colour the images in.  The Sentiments are from a couple of different sets from The Greeting Farm and Whiff Of Joy.   I realised later that I hadn't put in the border on the boy card sentiment, so I will have to go back and put on in.

Thank you for looking
Amanda


Thursday, August 2, 2012

White man can't jump

Hello Today's card is for the Freshly Made sketches #46 .  I don't normally do masculine cards as I think the girly cards are more interesting, but I decided I need to do some.  I chose the image bball from Saturated Canary and coloured him up with copics, then followed the sketch using the DP well worn from SU. 

Thank you for looking
Amanda

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Polka dots and moonbeams





Today's card is for the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog #22 Black, White plus one.

I have chosen pink as I thought it would looked good with the fancy image from Krista.  I added pearls as a borders and added white dots to the ribbon just to distinguish it as a bow as the black seemed to hide some of the detail.  The DP paper is from Stampin' Up!.  I used copics to colour her in.  I wanted I white cate but she ended up pale pink.

Who sang the title song?

Thank you for looking
Amanda

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lady in Red...




Hi Everyone today's card is for two challenges. The sketch is for Mojo Monday 250 .   I had real hard time trying to work out what kind of card I was going to do for this sketch.  I love the sketch and I will probably use it again.  I couldn't decide of a colour scheme, but I wanted to use the colour scheme from the CR84FN challenge so I did. 



 I chose the image called fancy from Krista Smith. I coloured the image in using copics and added pearl in her hair.  I used the Stampin' UP! sentiment.

When ever I hear this song it reminds me of Lady Diana, I don't know why.

Amanda

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thank Heavens for little Girls


This is so true....,as a mother of two beautiful girls I couldn't resist this image from Saturated Canary.  I have coloured them in with copics using B BV and BG in line with my first challenge from Mad for Markers.  The hair colouring is based on my two girls Sami and Mik.  I used the cloud technique using a scallop cirle punch and post it notes to cover the image and sponged away with Night of Navy.  I made the flowers with the flower punch after going through so old DP.   Here is the long list of colours I used for the challege. B02 B05 B12 B29 B39 B93, B95 B97, BG01 BG05 BG09 BG15 BG 23 BG34 BV02, BV04, BV08 BV00 and BV13.

For the next challenge since I am using their image I am entering the Saturated Canary Challenge #19   Bling it up.

I have use glitter glue on the crown jewels and on the centre flower. I used diamond dots on the corners.

I hope you enjoy

Can you write the next line of the song and who sung it?
Amanda

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hello.. Hello... my.. my what have we here?



Today's card isf or two challenges the first is the sketch from MOJO Monday's #247 and the second is the challenge over at CR84FN colour challenge.


The image is from SU and the sentiment is from Just Daddy (Mark's Finest Paper).  I have created this particular card to be  set of notecards.

Can you guess the song title and who sang it?

Thank you for looking.
Amanda

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ice Ice baby






Today's card was made for two challenges and I have decided to try out for the Saturated Canary  DT call.  I have absolutely no chance, but you have to be in it to win it as they say.  I have fallen in love with Kirsta's images.

The first challenge is for Colour Q.  I used the colours from the challenge form the basis of my card.

 
  
The second challenge is the sketch #7 from Sketch N Stash where we could choose any of the past sketches.  The image  ice cream and pickles  from Saturated Canary is brand new and I was very excited to colour her in.

Thank you for looking
Amanda

Monday, June 11, 2012

True Blue baby I love you

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Today's Card is for the Play Date Cafe challenge.
 The image I have chosen is Marry Me from Saturated Canary. I enjoyed colouring her it was a bit of challenge getting the shadowing right, but I ruin the dress colour when I went to go over it with the lightest shade to blend it. I accidently picked up the wrong colour a much darker colour, so I am not entirely happy with the finished product.  I will have to keep practising shadowing techniques.  I do like how the material of the dress has some movement.

Thank you for looking.
Amanda

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I'm a survivor...I'm not gon' give up

Hi everyone,

Today's card:

I had a colour scheme in mind, but didn't have a sketch or image to go with the colours, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sands and Very Vanilla.. Until I stumbled on a new designer Krista from Saturated Canary.  I have seen some of the images on Bev's blog but it didn't twig until I clicked on the her link to the Saturated Canary challenge blog # 19 anything goes.  Needless to say I bought a huge range of the digi's that are super cute and the above was a free image. The sentiment is from Flourish Fight like a girl stamp set.

I personally don't know anyone who has had breast cancer, but I have lost my Goddaughter to Luekemia and know people at work who have survived cancer and or battling other forms of cancer.  It is a hard fight.
Amanda

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tell me Princess when did you last let your heart decide...

Today's card is for two challenges.  A new Challenge blog I stumbled apon called CR84FN, a colour Challange blog.  I was very excited to participate in this new challenge. 
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The second challenge is also a new challenge blog that I came across after admiring a card made for MOJO Mondays.  This blog suits me to a tee as I love layers that are clean and simple, which I feel all my cards are.    The challenge blog is Freshly Made Sketches.  

I coloured the image from Sweet November Stamps using copics although the scanner as made her dress more blue than the lavender I coloured. I added some sparkle with glitter glue and the borders were done using grey spica gel pen.

Thank you for looking.
Amanda


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Fly to your heart


 Todays card is for two challanges first  Colour Create - Green Brown and a little lavender. The second is for MOJO Mondays' sketch challenge.  I used copics to colour the fairy from The Greeting farm, the butterfly is from Mark's Finest Papers Just Dandy set,  The sentiment is from Florishes Gebra set and the tag is from Stampin' Up!.

I used glitter glue on the wings and on the buttefly,

I am late entering it in for Mojo as I am using new beautiful designer paper and I hate cutting up beautiful paper.  I know that sounds silly because it will look good on the cards but I feel if it's cut up its gone.

Thanks for looking
Amanda

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Daddy's little girl

Today's card was made for Colour Q.  I been dying to use this little image from the Greeting Farm again for awhile and when I saw the colours for the Colour Q show down I had to use it.

I have choosen a Father's Day card as the little cutie seemed to suit.

I paper pieced the jump suit on the girl.  I used copics to colour the sunflowers and girl.

Amanda

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dawn of Aquarius

Hi all,

Today's card is two challenges today. One for Mad For Markers April Showers challenge.  We had to think wet... Mermaids were mentioned and I immediately thought of my super cute Sweet November mermaids but my hand hovered of the Aquarius girl from the Sweet November Star Signs and I pick her up.   I used copics to create the waves in her hair (BG23, BG15,G00), the rest of the face was done also with copics. I used the shells from Stampin' UP! to help create a watery theme.



 The other challenge is for the Stampin' for the Weekend Sparkle and Shine Challenge. I used glitter glue to highlight the edges and abit of bling in the sentiment.  The papers, ribbon and sentiment are all from Stampin' Up!
Thank you for looking
Amanda

Friday, April 27, 2012

I'm back!

Hello all
I am back creating cards.  I found myself losing interest and making crap cards so I stopped.  Now I am back, I think it will still take me a while to get back to things but I will try.
My first card is a mother's day card designed for the Quixotic Challenge which was a sketch.

What I visioned for this challenge was completely different to what turned out.  I worked with it and hopefully it doesn't look stupid.   I coloured the digi image (from the net) with copics R22,R46, R59,G96,G94 and G85.
Thank you for looking
Amanda