Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunny Challenge #69


Once again I have been asked to be guest designer for Sunny Challenges. This week is just a sketch challenge which you can make as simple or complicated as you like. Make sure you head over to Sunny challenges and check out the sketch and the inspiration of the design team.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Snow swirled
Card: lucky limeade, primrose petal and very vanilla
Ink: primrose petal
Accessories: polka dot embossing folder, candlelight specialty dsp, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, gold glitter glue

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Colour Challenge

I was a bit worried that the colours from Nicole's Festive Friday would look a bit dull together so I added a bit of sparkle with iridescent ice embossing powder. For some reason this shows up so much more sparkly in the photo than in real life. The other thing I noticed is the different colour effects you get with different colour background cardstock.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Snow swirled (not sure how I will survive if this set ever retires!) and Flowering flourishes
Card: Midnight muse,  baja breeze, basic grey and whisper white
Ink: midnight muse and versamark
Accessories: iridescent ice embossing powder and holiday framelits (star)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Mini Challenge


Sunny challenges have included a sketch and the instruction to use products from the Holiday mini. As I bought all my Christmas supplies this year from the mini and had quite an assortment to choose from! You can't tell from the photo, but the middle panel of dsp is actually flocked onto clear acetate.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Joyous Celebration
Card: real red, gumball green core'dination, shimmery white
Ink: versamark and primrose petal
Accessories" lacy brocade embossing folder, clear embossing powder, candlelight specialty dsp, gumball green ribbon and postage stamp punch

Music for Christmas

The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is to add music! I have had the Music notes wheel for a while now, but rarely use it. I just never think to use the wheels when making anything so they sit in the drawer gathering dust until a challenge like this comes along to remind me how easy they are to use and great for doing backgrounds.

Stamp: Music notes wheel, Snow Swirled
Card: Cherry cobbler, soft suede and very vanilla
Ink: Soft suede, versamark
Accessories: Cherry cobbler tulle, gold embossing powder, naturals buttons and decorative label punch

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Inspiration Challenge


I normally avoid inspiration challenges as being too difficult for me. But this one from Nicole is so easy for Christmas that I had no problem coming up with something. My kids instantly recognised the stripes as being a candy cane and hubby likes this card best of all. I think because it is so much simpler ( no ribbon!) than the others, lol.

Project Recipe
Stamps Curly cute
Card: Shimmery white and real red
Ink: Real red
Accessories: Dazzling details silver sparkle and ornament punch

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shakin' Christmas


The ladies at Sunny Challenges decided on a shaker card for this week's challenge. This is my first shaker card and although a bit fiddly not really that difficult. Unfortunately it hasn't photographed very well and you miss out on the scent of the vanilla embossing powder!

Project Recipe
Stamps: Snow swirled and Perfect punches
Card: Early espresso, primrose petals and very vanilla
Ink: versamark and primrose petals
Accessories: labels collection framelit, scallop circle punch, 13/8" circle punch, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, vanilla embossing folder, candlelight Christmas specialty dsp and chunky glitter (retired pink and white)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Again with Christmas


This week  Nicole's Festive Friday challenge is to use the Simply Scored tool. I decided to use it to create a card of a different shape called a 'centre step' card. I have covered the tree with crystal effects and then sprinkled with dazzling diamonds glitter to be all sparkly. I am not sure if it photographs to be able to see it.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Joyous celebration
Card: Primrose petals, gumball green and whisper white
Ink: primrose petals and gumball green
Accessories: holiday frame embossing folder, gumball green stitched ribbon, self adhesive pearls, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter, snow festival DSP and wide oval punch

JAI Sketch Challenge

 I haven't been feeling well the last few days and I am hoping that being in my craft room will help. It has been awhile since I have done a challenge from Just Add Ink, but I really liked the sketch this week, so thought I would give it a go.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Snow swirled and Joyous Celebration
Card: Island indigo, silver accent card and whisper white
Ink: versamark and island indigo
Accessories: silver mini brads, silver embossing powder, lacy brocade embossing folder, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches and white organza ribbon

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rhonda's Challenge Card

My good friend Rhonda is here stamping with me today, so I got her to do Nicole's Festive Friday challenge with me too. As she doesn't have her own blog or other photo posting site, I have created a post for her to show off her card.


New Challenge Blog


I have been following this blog for a while, but this is the first time I have entered one of Nicole's challenges. This week is a colour challenge making a Christmas card. Check out the challenge at Nicole's blog.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Evergreen
Ink: gumball green and elegant eggplant
Card: elegant eggplant, gumball green, summer starfruit and whisper white
Accessories: merry mini punches, gumball green ribbon

Sunday, October 21, 2012

More Christmas Cards


The lovely ladies at Sunny Challenges have once more asked me to be a guest designer for them. Something I am always honoured and willing to do. This week along with the sketch there is a technique part to the challenge, Triple Layers or Split layers. I found a number of different names for this technique, which is much easier than it looks. And, of course, I am still in Christmas mode as I try to get all my cards done by the 1st December.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Snow Swirled and Joyous Celebration
Card: Raspberry ripple, gumball green, gold accent and naturals white
Ink: raspberry ripple, gumball green and versamark
Accessories: gold embossing powder, gold marker, small scallop circle punch, holiday framelits and raspberry ripple ribbon

Monday, October 15, 2012

Christmas is Coming!


I am in full Christmas crafting mode this week as I get ready for my Christmas themed workshop on Friday night. I still haven't decided on the make and takes but this card may just be one of them! As soon as I saw the sketch from Sunny Challenges I knew what I wanted to do, so this card came together very quick.

I have used the new Core'dinations cardstock with a new embossing folder. Unfortunately it didn't photograph very well to show you the differences in the colour, but I love the distressed look it gives.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Joyous Celebration
Ink: Cherry cobbler and gumball green
Card: gumball green, cherry cobbler (core'dination) and naturals white
Accessories: Lacy brocade embossing folder, gumball green satin stitched ribbon, wide oval and large oval punches, self adhesive pearls

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Feminine card


It certainly wasn't my intention to use three different stamp sets when I started this card, but as it evolved my original idea just didn't seem to fit anymore. The sketch is from Sunny challenges with the added instruction of making a feminine card.

I started with the Creative Elements set for the background, with the idea of using the flower and butterfly for the main image. But the stamps weren't quite right. So then I was going to use the silhouette and butterfly from Papaya Collage. The silhouette worked but not the butterfly, so... onto stamp set number three Papillon Potpourri for the butterfly!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thank you to Susan


We are all safely back from our holiday in Bali. We all had a lovely time, enjoying the sun and all Bali has to offer. It is appropriate that the first card I make is to my sister Susan who made it all possible. Thank you Sue and Andrew for taking us and making sure we all had a great holiday.

The sketch is from Sunny Challenges with the extra instruction to use something new from the catalogue (as if I need an excuse!). The DSP is new as is the doilies die to make the flower.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Just Believe (sentiment)
Card: Island indigo, more mustard and crumb cake
Ink: Island indigo, more mustard and crumb cake
Accessories: Fan fair DSP, Delicate doilies die, vintage brad, vintage wallpaper embossing folder

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Embossing..and lots of it!


The lovely ladies at Sunny challenges have given me another opportunity to be a guest designer. Along with a great sketch, the instruction this week is embossing. This is my favourite technique for adding texture and dimension to any project.

I have used both dry embossing (using a folder and the big shot) and heat embossing (using powder and the heat gun). I couldn't decide between gold or silver powder so thought 'what the heck!' and used both! I also sponged around the edges of the background embossing as this helps to make it stand out.

So make sure you check out the challenge and have a go.  I am in Bali at the moment, but will be checking in on what everyone is making.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Mixed Bunch
Card: Early espresso, pretty in pink and whisper white
Ink: pretty in pink and early espresso (sponging), versamark
Accessories: Gold and silver embossing powder, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, circles #2 die, 3/4" circle punch, blossom punch, early espresso tulle and self adhesive rhinestones

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Easel Card


I love making these easel cards. They are so easy, but the unusual fold gives a real Wow! to the card. The sketch has come from Sunny challenges with the added instruction this week  to make an easel card. The ladies have included a link to the instructions, so I won't put one here. My box of new products arrived yesterday so I put them straight to work!

Project Recipe
Stamp: Papillon Potpourri and Perfect punches
Card: Lucky limeade, tangerine tango and whisper white
Ink: Black stazon, tangerine tango and daffodil delight
Accessories: Floral District dsp, butterfly punch, self adhesive rhinestones, white organza ribbon and largest oval punch

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Black and White



Once again I have been asked to be a guest designer for Sunny Challenges. I love their challenges and try to do them each week. This week there is a sketch and the added challenge of only using black and white! Take a look and I hope you will join in the fun this week.

I have stamped and white embossed the flower three times, then cut the petals in three layers giving a wonderful  3D effect. 

Project Recipe
Stamp: Creative Elements
Card: Basic black and whisper white
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Black embossing powder, white embossing powder, black grosgrain ribbon, polka dots embossing folder

Monday, September 3, 2012

Such a Cutie


It is Monday  so it must be Sunny Challenge time again! When I first saw the dimensions I thought OMG! that is huge..and then I cut and folded and thought OMG! that is tiny, lol! But how cute are these little cards, perfect for adding to those small gifts when you don't want the envelope overwhelming the present.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Delicate Doilies
Card: Pool party, midnight muse and whisper white
Ink: pool party and midnight muse
Accessories: Comfort cafe dsp, white organza ribbon, tasteful trim XL die, rhinestone brad

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New Stampin' Up! Catalogues

I have put up links to the TWO new Stampin' Up! Catalogues.

The main catalogue is available from now until the end of June and includes loads of new stamps (as well as some old favourites), papers, tools and embellishments. There has also been a price reduction on many of the products.

The second Occasions catalogue has products for all those special celebrations over the next few months, from Halloween through to Valentine's and especially Christmas! The catalogue is available until the end of January.

If you missed my launch last week and wish to have a look at the catalogues just email to arrange a time for coffee, chat and a look.

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Christmas Stamps!!


After the SU! retirement list came out I was left with one Christmas stamp set, so I was in dire need of some new stamps! Thankfully the Holiday Catalogue is full of Christmas stamps, dsp, embossing folders, dies, ribbons and so much more. I received my preorder about 10.30 this morning and started playing straight away. Apart from the sentiment stamp everything is from the Holiday catalogue.

 And the ladies at Sunny Challnges have made this week's sketch a Christmas theme. I love the fun feel to this card, the bright colours, the cute stamps and pretty paper. But my favourite bit is the yummy cherry cobbler tulle ribbon.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Scentsational Season and Snow Swirled
Card: Gumball green, cherry cobbler, soft suede and whisper white
Ink: Gumball green, cherry cobbler and soft suede
Assessories: Snow Festival DSP, holiday collection framelits, cherry cobbler scallop tulle ribbon, wide oval punch


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blue and Bling


Blue and Bling, that is the challenge from Just Add Ink this week. The sketch is from Stamping 411. The two just seemed to go so well together this week. And I have used some of the new designer paper coming soon in the new catalogue.

Stamp: Mixed Bunch and Confetti
Card: Baja breeze, rich razzleberry, daffodil delight and whisper white
Ink: Baja breeze, rich razzleberry and daffodil delight
Accessories: Self Adhesive rhinestones, white taffeta ribbon, Blossom punch and Labels framelits, Floral district DSP

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sneak Peek


I was going to concentrate on retired products for this month...but my Preorder arrived yesterday and I just had to play! Check out the new stamps, incolours and dsp. This is for Sunny Challenges which includes a sketch with a birthday theme.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Papaya Collage and Elements of Style
Card: Cajun craze, summer starfruit, soft suede and very vanilla
Ink: Cajun craze, summer starfruit, midnight muse and soft suede
Accessories: Comfort cafe dsp, extra large oval punch and 1" circle punch

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bye, Bye Medallion


And there goes another of my favourite stamps. The medallion is perfect for male cards which is the theme at  Sunny challenges this week. A simple sketch for Father's Day cards. I love the clean and simple lines of this card, but lining up those images was anything but simple! I won't tell you how many times I stamped to get it right, even with my stamp-a-ma-jig, lol.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Medallion background, Field Flowers (sentiment)
Card: Choc chip, crumb cake and confetti white
Ink: Choc chip
Accessories: Curly label punch and neutral button

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Farewell Dasher!


Am I sad to see this lovely Christmas stamp go, so thought he needed one more outing before retirement at the end of the month. The sketch is from Stamping 411 Saturday sketch challenge. Please excuse the poor quality of the photo, it is a dark and rainy day here. Perfect for stamping inside, but not good for photography inside.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Dasher
Card: Old olive, riding hood red, early espresso and whisper white
Ink: Early espresso and versamark
Accessories: Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, clear embossing powder, scallop border punch, Letters to Santa dsp and framelits.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Squares Everywhere!


So yesterday was masculine and today is most definitely feminine! The sketch is from Stamping 411. I have stamped the background with pink pirouette ink that had been stamped off once. It is difficult to see, but gives a lovely soft look to what otherwise would be very plain.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Elements of Style
Card: Very vanilla, pink pirouette, marina mist
Ink: Marina mist and pink pirouette
Accessories: Beau Chateau dsp, soft suede taffeta ribbon and self adhesive pearls

Retiring List is Out Now

It's out with the old to make room for the new! Stampin' Up! have released the Retirement list of stamps and accessories in preparation for the new catalogue. Now is a great time to grab a bargain with lots of products being discounted. But be warned these specials are only while stocks last and they will go quick!

 Also all the individual markers are retiring and you won't be able to get them singly in the new catalogue.  So if you have a favourite marker or a colour you always wanted, get it now!

Remember the 2010-2012 In colours are retiring. Farewell pear pizzazz, poppy parade and the others. Reinkers and cardstock tend to go fast, so again be quick.

Check out the full retired lists at Stampin' Up! customer page



So email, phone or come round for a cuppa to place an order. I will be doing individual orders as they come in to make sure you don't miss out. Orders will be sent straight to your door. Postage will be $5.95 or 5%, whichever is greater

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm Back!!


I am so sorry it has been so long since I last posted. But I am back now and hope to be able to post a lot more. I have a couple of months before I go back to TAFE, so with no study or assignments due I want to make up for lost time in my craft room. I am getting back into the groove with a few challenges this week.

The first is from Sunny Challenges and is a sketch for a male theme card. Now I know this stamp set in not available at the moment I am really hopeful that I will come back in the new catalogue. I have used th esimply scored tool to create lines for texture on the background mat. So easy yet so effective.

Project Recipe
Stamp set: The Open sea, Oval all
Card: Early espresso, soft suede, cajun craze, not quite navy and whisper white
Ink: Not quite navy, soft suede and cajun craze
Accessories: Well worn dsp, simply scored board, large oval punch

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunny challenge guest Designer


I was honoured to be asked again by the ladies at Sunny challenges to be a guest designer for this week. There is a sketch and colours old olive and Chocolate chip, two colours I have been neglecting lately in favour of some of the new colours.
I have embossed the snowflakes on the background and the tree with iridescent ice embossing powder which gives it a lovely sparkle, but never seems to photograph well. If someone has any tips for showing sparkles I would love to know them!

Project Recipe
Stamp: Snow Swirled
Card: Choc chip, old olive and very vanilla
Accessories: Iridescent ice embossing powder, dots embossing folder,scallop circle punch, twill tape and self adhesive rhinestones

Friday, July 6, 2012

Colour Challenge


I love this colour combo from Sunny Challenges, cherry cobbler, marina mist and river rock. They just seem so right for a boy card. Boy cards always are a bit plain for me, no fancy ribbon or bling, so I have coated the guitars in crystal effects to give a bit of shine.

We have moved into the new house and my craft room is all unpacked and set up (before the kitchen!) so I am back creating. This is the first card created in the new house!

Project Recipe
Stamp: Extreme elements and grunge rock
Card: Cherry cobbler, marina mist and river rock
Ink: cherry cobbler and marina mist
Accessories: Stripes embossing folder, wide oval punch and crystal effects

Sunday, July 1, 2012

UnConvention #5


Another challenge, this time to use three different dsp packs. I chose well worn, flirtatious specialty and cheerful treat hostess paper to create this flower pot card. I also used the little leaves sizzlit die and blossom party die.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

UnConvention #4


This time we had to create a card of a different shape. I used Labels collection of framelit dies from the mini catalogue to create the shape. Stamp set is Apothecary Art also from the mini. I also got the kids to help me with colour selection as my brain was getting a bit tired as this was toward the end of the four days. Isobel chose the pumpkin pie which I matched it with choc chip.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

UnConvention #3


The challenge here was to make a box to put chocolates in. I used the fancy favour die and ran my cardstock and dsp through the bigshot to get the decorative edge on both pieces. Stamp sets are Snow swirled and perfect punches.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

UnConvention #2


Still from UnConvention. The challenge here was to use a product (or stamp set) that we bought and never used. For me that was the bevel window panes. I never think to use them and find them a bit bulky and difficult to hold in place. They do give a great effect when you go to the effort to use them!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

UnConvention #1


As promised this is the first in a series of posts to show what we did at UnConvention.

This is for a colour challenge I set to use any dynamic duo from the colour coach. I have used elegant eggplant and wisteria wonder. The stamp set is Field flowers.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Joy Fold Card


I know it has been ages since I have posted and I am sorry, but apart from UnConvention a couple of weeks ago I really haven't had a chance to do any creating. It may also be awhile before I get another chance as we are moving house in the next couple of weeks and everything has to be packed away. I will schedule some posts of Unconvention cards so that there is something new here.

Anyway this card is for Sunny challenges and I am really cutting it fine to get it in on time! This is one of my favourite folds, called the joy fold card. The instructions can be found on Splitcoast here.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Apothecary Art, Creative Elements
Card: Pink pirouette, marina mist and very vanilla
Ink: Soft suede, pretty in pink
Accessories: Beau chateau dsp, pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, self adhesive pearls, blender pen, framelits, 1" and 1 1/4" circle pinches. I also used the big shot and my simply scored.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunny Challenge Guest Design


I was so pleased to be asked to be a guest designer again for Suuny Challenges! I love this sketch and the technique of using baby wipes and reinkers which can be found here. Make sure you head over and have a go at the challenge yourself and leave lots of comments for all the creations.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Vintage vogue and Loving thoughts
Card: Melon mambo, daffodil delight, pretty in pink and whisper white
Ink: Melon mambo inkpad, cherry cobbler, melon mambo and daffodil delight re inkers
Accessories: glimmer brad, gold brads, daffodil delight grosgrain ribbon, vintage wallpaper embossing folder

Monday, May 21, 2012

Punched Flower


I have been a bit busy lately finishing my workbook for TAFE that I haven't had a great deal of time in the craft room. What little time I have had has been spent on projects which I can't show you just yet. Yesterday I did manage two cards for challenges. This is for Sunny Challenges which included a sketch and in colours.  The paper was a hostess set from last year's catalogue so is now retired, but fit perfectly.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Posy Punch (hostess)
Card: Pear Pizzaz, blushing bride and whisper white
Ink: blushing bride
Accessories: Fancy flower punch, glimmer brad, wide oval punch (leaf), pink taffeta ribbon and white gel pen

Vintage Male


I love this week's sketch from Stamping 411 challenge. I have tried to do a bit of vintage on a male card, although I think just changing the colours could make it more feminine. My hubby thought it was pretty cool so I guess I succeeded! I have used the mahogany ink from the distressing kit to change the colour of the stamped collage layer from whisper white to brown.

Project Recipe
 Stamps: Artistic etchings and Oval all
Card: Early espresso, river rock, soft suede, cajun craze and whisper white
Ink: Early espresso, soft suede, cajun craze and mahogany (distressing kit)
Accessories: Well worn dsp, neutral button, large oval and wide oval punches, distressing kit

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bright, but Vintage!


When I first saw this sketch and the colours for this week's Sunny challenge my first thought was no! The colours wouldn't work and the sketch was too square, but the design team had done great things with it so maybe I could too. So I thought about it for a couple of days before getting down to work. With this stamp set I usually 2 step the flowers and then cut them out, but I really wanted to watercolour on this card so that the colours weren't too bright. So I stamped straight on to the card using only the outline stamp with soft suede ink that had been stamped off once.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Field Flowers and Short & Sweet
Card: Very vanilla, melon mambo, tempting turquoise and soft suede
Ink: Soft suede, melon mambo and tempting turquoise markers
Accessories: Large oval punch, scallop oval punch and `chantilly ribbon

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Guest Designer!



A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Vicki at Sunny Challenges inviting me to be a guest designer for this week's challenge. An honour I was willing to do, even though I was a bit nervous at the thought. So here is the sketch and the instructions are to use in colours.
And here is my card.


So make sure you take a look at the Sunny challenge blog and join in the fun!

Project Recipe
Stamps: Field flowers and Faith in nature (hostess)
Card: Pear pizzaz, wisteria wonder, concord crush and whisper white
Ink: concord crush, wisteria wonder, versamark and whisper white craft
Accessories: Framed tulips embossing folder, gold embossing powder, gold brads and pear pizzaz seam binding ribbon
Tools: sponges, stamp-a-ma-jig, big shot, heat gun

Monday, April 23, 2012

Window Card


This week's Sunny Challenge has taken me a bit outside my comfort zone (the whole point of a challenge I guess!). The idea is to put a window somewhere on the card so that you can see inside the card. For me that meant a single layer card only, something I really struggle with. I do like lots of layers! But I think this one looks really pretty. You can't see it in the photo but I have glittered all the 3d flowers and it sparkles lovely in the light.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Elements of style, Creative elements and four frames
Card: Whisper white
Ink: Wild wasabi, regal rose, rose red and marina mist
Accessories: dazzling diamonds, crystal effects and decorative label punch

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Retired Stuff

It isn't often I will put up something that has retired product as a main feature, but the SAB dsp really is the most gorgeous paper that it deserves an extra showing! The sketch is from Sunny Challenges and is great for using up those bits and pieces of dsp you have laying around. The sentiment is mounted using the new Framelit dies available in the new mini.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Apothocary Art
Card: Poppy parade, pool party, peach parfait and very vanilla
Ink: Soft suede, peach parfait, lucky limeade and tea stain distressing ink
Accessories: Framelits dies, Retired dsp, soft suede taffeta ribbon, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, distressing kit (how did I manage before I got this kit!)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Vintage Flower


I have combined two challenges for this card. The Colour challenge from Just Add Ink and the sketch is from Sunny challenges. I even got to use one of my new stamps for the sentiment.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Loving Thoughts
Card: Crumb cake, pink pirouette, choc chip and very vanilla
Ink: Choc chip, crumb cake marker and tea stain (from the distressing kit)
Accessories: Elegant lines embossing folder, Fun flower die, boho blossom punch, glimmer brad, square scallop punch, gold spritz, gold brads, spritzer tool

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Anniversary!


This one is for my husband Matt as we celebrate our 12th Wedding Anniversary today!
The sketch comes from Stamping 411 sketch challenge. I have used my new Simply scored board to create the rosettes, the hardest part was getting them to stick to the backing circle. I found crystal effects as a glue works best.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Medallion BG, Artistic etchings
Card: Early espresso, river rock and soft suede
Ink: Versamark, river rock and early espresso
Accessories: Well Worn dsp, clear embossing powder, neutral and regals buttons, circles #2 die, crystal effects, simply scored tool.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Autumn Winter Catalogue is Here!!



The new Autumn Winter mini catalogue is now available. You can view it on line at the  Stampin' Up! website or access it through the image in the right margin. Or better still I can send you a copy! Call or email me for your own catalogue.

Another sketch challenge


I actually got 2 cards done yesterday! This one is for the Stamping 411 Saturday sketch challenge. I dragged out a favourite stamp set that hadn't seen ink for awhile for this one. An oldie but a goodie as they say!

Project Recipe
Stamp: Inspired by Nature
Card: Pear pizzaz, real red, daffodil delight and whisper white
Ink: Pear pizzaz, real red and daffodil delight
Accessories: Pear pizzaz seam binding ribbon, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, red thread

Sunny Sketch


It has been forever since I got the chance to do any kind of creating, but the sketch from Sunny challenges was too good to miss.

Project Recipe
Stamps: I (heart) hearts and Heard from the heart
Card: Soft suede, regal rose, very vanilla and pink pirouette
Ink: Soft suede, regal rose, pretty in pink and versamark
Accessories: Beau chateau dsp, lace ribbon border punch and self adhesive pearls

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Get your sunnies ready!

I hope you have your sunglasses on! This one is Bright!! As it should be for a little girl turning one. Toddlers love colour - the brighter the better so I make no apologies for this card, lol.

I have used the sketch and challenge to use dsp from Sunny challenges. I found a number of birthday word stamps in my collection and used these for the background behind the number.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Short and sweet, sincere salutations, upsy daisy, a word for you, curly cute
Card: Lucky limeade, pink pirouette, melon mambo and whisper white
Ink: Melon mambo, pretty in pink and lucky limeade
Accessories: Cheerful treat dsp (hostess), pink taffeta ribbon and white gel pen

Monday, March 19, 2012

DSP and a Sketch challenge


The sketch for this card came from Stamping 411 Saturday sketch challenge, but everything else came from 2 other challenges I have running in my head but haven't got around to doing yet. One is to use dsp as a main feature (but different sketch) and the other is a beach theme.  I will get to them tomorrow and the day after, promise!

I have sacrificed two full sheets of dsp to make this one card, something I never thought I would do, but at least I still have the scraps to work with in future.

:Project Recipe
Stamp: A word for  you
Card: Cajun craze, not quite navy and more mustard
Ink: Not quite navy
Accessories: Nautical expedition dsp, Lots of tags sizzlits, brass brad

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fabric Flower


Another lovely sketch from Sunny challenges and their guest designer Libby Dyson. The flower was made using a big shot die and fabric which I stuck together using the sheets of adhesive before running through the big shot. The pretty organza ribbon is part of the SAB set available until the end of the month. The eggplant layer has been embossed with iridescent ice powder and is stunning against the dark background.

Project Recipe
Stamp: French foliage and french filigree background, Perfect punches
Card: Wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant and lucky limeade
Ink: Versamark, lucky limeade and elegant eggplant
Accessories: Blossom party die, limeade organza ribbon, iridescent ice embossing powder, self adhesive rhinestones. flirtatious designer fabric