Thursday, July 30, 2009

One more day to go

Just a day more to go to email me your take on the July's sketch. You go into a draw to win a prize if you have your entries by then. So keep them coming.

Are u ready for the August Sketch? DT members have made gorgeous cards using the August sketch. I will load them all on the 1st of August. Not far away right? So drop in my 1st August to see them and the July winner

Until then....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another gorgeous entry

Morning everybody,

I have a gorgeous entry from Angie to show you today.

Love the podka dots using Kaisercraft droplets. Lovely colos are well. Don't you love that bow.
Awesome entry.

Keep them coming, just 8 days left for the random draw.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Couple of gorgeous entries....

Morning everybody,

I have couple gorgeous cards entries for the July card sketch.

The first one is from Karina.

What a cool stamp and the texture of the card is gorgeous.

The second one is from Alicia

Purple color look so royal and that butterfly is just so awesome.

Bring on your gorgeous take on the July sketch to win a card kit.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, July 12, 2009


Hey everybody,

Where are you all? Its almost middle of the month and where are your entries?
Remember, there is a prize for a winner.

I would love to see what you have done with my sketch.
So email me your entries. Can't wait to receive them

Have a great weekend


Monday, July 06, 2009

Here is the second post. for today.

Here is my intro

HI, My name is Gayatri Murali

I live in the golden outback of Australia with my husband and 2 children.

I started scrapbooking 3 years ago and been addicted to it. Card making came about when I saw all the leftover pieces of pattern paper. I give out huge number of card and I started to make my own cards. I then got into stamping and have a good collection of stamps. I recently became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.So more stamps lol!!!
I love making cards and love trying out different techniques. I also love sketches, so started making them. I wanted to share my sketches and therefore I established this blog and the monthly challenge. Enjoy the inpirational cards of the DT members as well as the sketch and send your take of the sketch to win a prize.

Here is my take on the sketch.

I have used Night of Navy cardstock and papers from Bella Bleu. Upsy Daisy stamp set on Not so quite navy ink and embossed. Finally dresed with chocolate chip ribbon. All the products from Stampin' Up!

Here is the first entry.

This is from Lynnette Jackson

Gorgeous colors and love the painted Tilda. Very cute.
Love it.

So bring the entries coming

See ya


Introducing my final Design Team member

Introducing Renae Woods

She is a also a fantastic scrapbooker, card maker and a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.You can see all her gorgeous work here

Hi, my name is Renae Woods.

I live in Sydney NSW with my wonderful husband Ben. I have been scrapping for 2 and a half years and recently joined Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator.

When I’m not scrapping or making cards, you will find me hitting the gym or at baseball with Ben. My card making and scrapping style is constantly changing as I learn new techniques and become inspired by other designers. Over the last 12 months I have found a new appreciation for stamps and am addicted! They are so versatile and can be used over and over again and I especially love using them when making cards.
I look forward to this new challenge and sharing my work with you.

Here is Renae's take on the sketch

She has used Core-dinations c/stock with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series paper (Urban Oasis) and Stampin’ Up! Stamps (Fun & Fast Notes and Short & Sweet).

Gorgeous Card Renae. Love the distressing.


I am looking forward to working with my new Design Team members and seeing all your new creations using my sketch.

I am all excited with the new start and can't wait to see the entries. So keep them coming.

There is a second post coming up today. So drop in again a little later.

Until then, have a nice evening

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Introducing my 4th Design Team member.

She is a fantastic cardmaker and a scrapbooker.
Check out her blog for her fantastic work.

She is Vicki

Hi My name is Vicki

I live in a small country town in NSW I have 4 kids an Angel child boy and girl 18, boy 13 and boy 6.
I've been married for 19 yrs.

I've been scrapping since 2004 and enjoy OTP, cardmaking and scrapping LO's as well.... as well as a few other crafts when I have the time.

This is Vicki's take on the July Sketch.

Gorgeous card. love the embossing and also how you framed the picture Vicki.


I have already started receiving cards for the July sketch. Thats awesome. Keep them coming. The more the merrier.

I have one more DT member to introduce tomorrow along with my take on the sketch and then I will start to load the cards.

Have a good sunday evening.


Introducing my 3rd DT member.

Morning everybody,

How is the weekend treating you? I had a sleep in and now sitting in my jammies with a cuppa on the lappy.Oh! I love Sunday mornings. Kids watched TV and now reading, DH off to work.
While I have time I will introduce my 3rd Design Team member.
Sarah is also an excellent scrapbooker, card maker and her ATCs are unreal.
Here is Sarah's
blog. Check out her gorgeous stuff.

Hi my name is Sarah Pannell also known as Loobylou.

I live in Western Australia with my hubby and 2 teenage boys.When I am not cardmaking, I work part-time as an Education Assistant with delightful 4 and 5 year olds- I get paid to play with paint and playdough and glue and paper!

I also teach card classes several times a month at a local scrapbook store . Stamping is my passion- I try to stamp everyday, and it is unusual to find me without inky fingers. I love trying new techniques with ink and stamps. I keep an inspiration journal to jot down ideas for colours, layouts, wish lists, product names etc. It is full of sketches that I use as a springboard for the many cards I make.

The thing I love about stamping and card making is that I get to give a little bit of myself to others, and that always makes them feel special. I enjoy being part of the arty online community for the friendship and inspiration we share daily. I hope to inspire you to experiment with different mediums on your cards, and have fun doing it.

Here is Sarah's take on the July sketch

She has used distress inks and water on white card for my backgrounds and Bazzill cardstock. The stamp is by Paper Inspirations. Love it Sarah. Love the technique you have used and the effect it has created.


Now I cannot wait to introduce my next DT member. But I will wait for a couple of hours before I do that.Don't go away


Saturday, July 04, 2009

Introducing my second DT member

Hey everybody,

Welcome back. Today I am introducing my second team member.

She is also an excellent scrapbooker and cardmaker and love her Shabby chic style. She also has her own network called Born2 create

Introducing CHRIS W

I'm a wife and mother of 3 wonderful kids.I live in Perth Western Australia. My background with crafts is mostly with cottage craft though I did dabble with paper tole also.I love to scrapbook which I have been doing for just over 2 years now which I guess is what has led me into cardmaking.I love to create and I need to keep my hands busy..I do a lot of fine cutting.and layering.I like to think outside of the square and hopefully oneday I'll be able to create fully out there also!!I'm hoping I can inspire you, if, just a little, to be free and create!

Here is Chris's take on the July sketch.

What a gorgeous card! Awesome work.

Keep coming back. There is more to come tomorrow.

Until then.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Introducing new Design Team members.

I have an announcement to make.

I will be introducing my DT members here for the card sketch competition.
The card sketch competition is a monthly competition.
My DT members will provide you with some inspirational cards using my sketch.
Anybody living in Australia and New Zealand can participate in the challenge. Send me your take on the challenge and I will load them in my blog. Click on the envelope on the righthand side of the blog for my email ID. The winner will receive a prize pack from me.

So here is my first Design Team member


She is a scrapbooker and card maker as well. Many of us know her as a cheerful and hardworking person as well. Her style is fabulous and I really love her color choices.

Hi my name is Lisa.

I am a stay at home Mum who runs a small business from home. I have four children and a gorgeous husband.. We moved from Melbourne to the Gold Coast two and a half years ago for my hubby to return to university to study medicine. My kids are aged. 11,10, 7 and 4 – three boys and a little girl.

This is a household always in need of cards!!!
I swore I was never making cards and then I was accumulating all these scraps from my scrapbooking and decided a couple of cards for my kids friends birthdays would be a good idea and it has developed into a second love!!.

I love everything about it- I love the creativity about it, I love the shopping for products and new ideas, the opportunity to give a card that has been made specifically for someone!!
I keep a large box with a collection of assorted cards so always try to have a variety on hand. Plus I like to give the cards away - wrapped up in a pretty box - great Mothers Day gift!!

Finally I have met some fabulous clever people who share a love of this craft…and I LOVE Gayatris sketches - she truly does inspire me!!!!

Here is Lisa's Take on the July sketch.

Nice colors Lisa.Love the embossed background too.

I can't wait to introduce my next DT member tomorrow.

Until then...

Card Sketch competition

Morning everybody,

The first monthly comp will be using this sketch.

There is no restriction on what products you use but the sketch has to be recognisable.

Send me your take on the sketch to win a prize pack.

I will load all your take in my blog here.Winner will be selected randomly. So email me

All the best



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