Saturday, 27 July 2013

A simple card

I love the simplicity of this card which I cased from Bettina und Maria.  On the second card I stepped it up slightly with some little punched flowers and rhines stones.  I only used marker pens for these cards.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Curly Cute (Retired)
Marker Pens:  Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse/ Gumball Green and Whisper White
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun and Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Friday, 26 July 2013

Happy Birthday using 2013 - 2015 In Colours

I am loving the new in colours as they are such soft and pretty colours.  I cased this card from page 123 of the catalogue.  Instead of using buttons I opted for butterflies.

Card Front

Card Inside

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies and Apothecary Art
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White
Punches:  Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, 1 3/8” (35cm) Circle and 1 ¾” (4.4 cm) Circle
Embossing Folder:  Fancy Fan
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Mixing old and new

I mixed an existing stamp set with a new one.  I love how Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar go together.

Card Front

Card Inside

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Creative Elements and Label Love
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White
Punches:  Artisan Label
Ribbon:  ½” (1.3 cm) Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
Other:  Pearl Basic Jewels

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Christmas Card

Since there are no Christmas stamp sets in the main catalogue I am working on using other stamp sets to create Christmas cards.  The Holiday Catalogue will be out on 1 September and will be packed with Christmas goodies.  This card is not my idea as I cased it from Rachel Woodlard.    

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Mosaic Madness and Create a Cup Cake
Ink:  Old Olive and Real Red
Cardstock:  Real Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Champagne Glimmer Paper and Whisper White
Ribbon:  Early Espresso Bakers Twine
Punches:  Cupcake Builder, Boho Blossoms and Mosaic
Other:  Stampin’ Spritzer

Friday, 28 June 2013

Hello Friend

A quick post today as I am running out of time.  Thanks for popping in for a quick look.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

A Quick Card using Buttons

This was a really quick and easy card to make. A great way to use up all those buttons I tend to horde.

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

French Foliage Again

This card using French Foliage will make a great masculine card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a good day.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

More Sampler Cards

I love these sampler cards so much that I made 3 more of them.  I used three different stamp sets, French Foliage, Collage Curios and Nature Walk.  These stamp sets are retiring at the end of the month.  The one I am going to miss the most is French Foliage as it is one of my favourite stamp sets.

Collage Curios

Nature Walk

French Foliage
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Sunday, 9 June 2013

Pots of Flowers

Aren't these just too cute for words.  I loved them so much I made 5 of them.  It was the perfect day for staying indoors and stamping as it rained for most of the day.  The fire was going and it was lovely and cozy.

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps:  Fabulous Florets
Ink:  Melon Mamba, Daffodil Delight, Petty in Pink and Gumball Green
Cardstock:  Whisper White and Basic Grey
Ribbon:  1/4” (6.4 mm) Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Bigshot: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Birthday Card Sampler

I have a lovely bunch of girlfriends and we always meet up for lunch whenever it is someone's birthday.  They always get a handmade card and this card was inspired by Penny Thomas.  I have seen quite a few sampler cards around and they are just gorgeous.  I am looking forward to making a few more of these. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps:  Tea Shoppe
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Ribbon:  5/8” (1.6 cm) Crochet Trim Victoria and Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and Postage Stamp
Embellishments:  Pearls and Tea Time Trinkets

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Gift Bag and Card

I love making little boxes / purses that have a matching card to go with them.  It makes the gift more complete I think.

Stamps:  En Francais and Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla
Ribbon:  ½” (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Always Artichoke and 5/8" (1.6 cm) Flower Trim
Embellishments:  Pearls and Vintage Trinkets
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and Scallop Trim Border
Big Shot:  Beautiful Butterflies

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

GIft Box and Matching Card

I have been playing around with Vellum lately and found that it is really versatile.  The flower is made with a mixture of Crepe Filter Paper and vellum.  The envelope for the 3 x 3 inch card was also made with vellum.  I didn't use any adhesive on the envelope, I just held it closed with some bakers twine and the card front showed through so I didn't even decorate the envelope.  The card fits inside the box perfectly. 

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri and Creative Elements
Cardstock:   Crumb Cake, Vellum and Whisper White
Ribbon:  Whisper White Bakers Twine
Big Shot: Fun Flowers
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly
Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder, Doilies and Antique Brads
Other:  Kraft Boxes

Monday, 20 May 2013

Sale-a-bration Card Set

I did a swap with my team ages ago and this is one of the cards that I cased from the Rachael.  I just loved the fancy fold.

Stamps:  Patterned Occasions
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit (marker pens)
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberrt Ripple and Whisper White
Big Shot: Window Framelits Die and Vine Street Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  Pearls and Essentials Paper Piercing Pack

Monday, 6 May 2013

Chalkboard Technique

Of course you all know the chalkboard technique.  I just had to try it out and loved it so much that the next time I looked I had made about 8 cards using this technique.  The frame around the card is drawn freehand.

Stamps:  From My Heart
Ink:  White Stazon and Versa Mark
Cardstock:  Basic Black and Naturals White
Embellishments:  Button from SAB
Other:  White Embossing Powder and White Gel Pen

Sunday, 5 May 2013

A card I don't like and one I do

Do you ever make a card but just feel that there is something not right about it?  Well that is how I felt about the "the best things in life" card.  I even tried different colours but it was just not coming together.

I decided to change the above card and this is what I came up.  I was much happier with the second card.

Stamps:  Feel goods and From My Heart
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Basic Grey and Stazon Black 
Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and Vellum
Ribbon:  1 1/4" (3.2 cm) Two-Tone Ribbon in Basic Grey/Basic Black / Pink/Rose Red and 5/8" (1.6cm) Flower Trim
Big Shot:  Textured Embossing Folder Honeycomb, Finishing Touches Edgelits and Apothecary Accents Framelits
Punches: Elegant Butterfly
Embellishments:  Pearls and Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
DSP:  First Edition Speciality

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Countryside Card Set

I love the simplicity of these cards.  I used the blender pen to add a little definition to the stamped image. I also distressed around all the edges with the new Stampin' Distress Tool which is available from the seasonal catalog.

Stamps:  Countryside, Clockworks and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:  Not Quite Navy and River Rock
Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Very Vanilla and Watercolour Paper
Big shot:  Finishing Touches Edgelits
DSP:  First Edition Speciality
Others:  Stampin' Distress Tool and Blender Pen
Embellishments:  1/8" (3.2cm) Mini Brads

Friday, 3 May 2013

Treat Bag

I cased this from Stampin Up, but used my own measurements. I used the Natural Composition Speciality paper which is already embossed.  I coloured the pattern with the Stampin Write Markers and wiped away the excess ink with a tissue.  I filled a cellophane bag with treats and threaded the ribbon through all the layers.

Ink:  Old Olive and Not Quite Navy
Ribbon:  3/8" (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon in Not Quite Navy and Linen Thread
DSP:  Natural Composition Speciality
Other:  Cellophane Bag

Baby Card

My third granddaughter had her naming ceromony a few weeks ago and as I was not able to go, I sent a card.  You can't really see from the photo but there is lots of dazzling diamonds on the butterflies.  My daughter loves bling so how could I send a card without bling.  I also added some Rhinestones to the middle butterfly.

Front of Card

Inside of Card

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri and Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Pretty in Pink and Wisteria Wonder
DSP:  Twitterpated
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits and Fancy Fan EF
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly
Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds and Rhinestones

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A very special birthday card

This is a 21st card I made for my friends daughter.  I also made a matching box to hold a small gift.

Stamps:  En Francais, Vintage Verses (SAB) and Pennant Parade
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Whisper White
Ribbon:  ½” (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Rose Red / Pool Party and Very Vanilla Bakers Twine from the Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit
Big Shot: Framelits Die
Embellishments:  Artisan Embellishments Kit and White Embossing Powder 

Monday, 29 April 2013

Box and card set

My step daughter started her new job a few weeks ago.  I quickly whipped up this card and box set for her. I made the box after watching Connie Stewarts video on You Tube. Thanks for sharing Connie! 

I purchased a extra large slab of chocolate  and made the box to fit the size of the chocolate. 

Box and card set

The Card

Close Up

Stamps:  From my Heart
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, River Rock and Always Artichoke
Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple, River Rock, Very Vanilla and Always Artichoke
Ribbon:  ½” (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Always Artichoke
DSP:  First Edition Speciality
BigShot:  Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Apothecary Accents Framelits
Embellishments:  Antique Brads and Pearls

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Mother's Day Card

Oops, I forgot all about Mother's Day so I whipped up this quick card for my mom.  I knew that Mother's Day was coming up but didn't realise that is was next weekend.  Lucky for me Mom doesn't read my blog so I know she won't see her card

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Tiny Tags
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Ribbon:  Very Vanilla Bakers Twine from the Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink
Embellishments:  Artisan Embellishments Kit and VIntage buttons
Punches:  Jewellry Tag

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Vintage Friendship

This was one of the cards that we did for card class last year.  I was very pleased with how well the colours worked together.

Stamps:  From my Heart
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, River Rock and Always Artichoke
Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple, River Rock, Very Vanilla and Always Artichoke
Ribbon:  ½” (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Always Artichoke
DSP:  First Edition Speciality
BigShot:  Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Punches:  1 ¾“ (4.4cm) Circle and 1 3/8” (3.5cm) Circle
Embellishments:  Antique Brads