Friday, November 21, 2008
Stamp set: Season of Joy, So Swirly (wheel)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou
Accessories: markers (for faux string), hold punches, Whisper White grosgrain, dimensionals, sponging
This next two cards I did at a workshop tonight, held by Leonie and Philippa. Both cards were designed by Philippa and Leonie.
Isn't this first one a cute chrissy card?! Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial of how to do this card on my blog.
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, sponging
Technique: Reverse masking
This last card is very clever. The second photo shows the front of the card and the first photo is the inside - its a pop up card!
Stamp set: Crazy for Christmas, unknown retired set (for trees), Season of Joy (sentiment, coloured with Real Red marker)
Cardstock: Real red, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, River Rock
Ink: Stazon, Old Olive
Accessories: markers, aqua painter, two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, tearing ruler, Crystal Effects
Thursday, November 13, 2008
My boyfriend, Luke, helped me with taking the photo etc for the header, as well as the name, layout and design. Don't you think he did a great job?
Let me know what you think!
This is one of my most favourite cards I've ever seen, created by Leonie Hegarty. Good on you Leonie, this is so beautiful.
Leonie (see link to the right) has finally joined Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator, as she should! She is very talented. You have to check out her blog.
BTW, I know I've been very slack with blogging lately and I apologise for not updating my blog and checking out my usuals. I've been flat out with exams, working and my other usual stuff. I'll post something in the next couple of days, as I'm going to be stamping and making up for lost time, yay!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Well done Philippa. I can't wait to see your stuff on your blog, and I'm sure you'll keep us entertained too!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I have also included Leonie in my links to the right of the screen.
I would also recommend you checking out Gabbie's website. She is incredible! You know people who just ooze creativity with whatever they touch! She is now making incredible candles which look like cute cupcakes. I actually saw some tonight in the flesh. If I hadn't been told they were candles I would have eaten them! Great ideas for Christmas pressies (my kids' teachers will love me!). Check it out: http://www.dotcomdesign.com.au/justme/
Take care, I will post again in the next day or two, I promise!!! (I have been told off 3 times today for not posting anything recently - sorry!!!!)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I made this album yesterday for DD5. She absolutely loves it! The only problem is, she wants to add her own 'bling' to it! I'll cry if she wrecks it!!!
The album came already cut into the shapes of the castle (cardboard), I just had to cover it with paper I chose myself. This was the longest part of the process!
I hope you can tell in the photos, you can open the little door on the front page, so that when you open it you can see a photo of DD5 on the next page. I used cotton thread and made holes with my crop-a-dile to attach the door. I used a button and some grosgrain ribbon from my Stampin' Up! collection to make a little handle.
I have only posted photos here of the front and first double layout. I need to add a bit more bling to the rest of the album before I'm completely finished (without DD5 around!!). Then, I've promised my neice I'll make her one for her birthday in November!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Here are some cards I have done over the last couple of weeks. They all involved embossing.
Stamp set: Fishy Friends, Life's a Breeze (for the bubbles)
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, SU Designer Paper (Spring)
Ink: Versamark, Certainly Celery (for sponging)
Accessories: Corner rounder (for scallops), Brocade Blue wide grosgrain ribbon, heat tool, black embossing powder, embossing buddy, sponge, glue dots, markers.
This next one was for dd4's birthday, she is now dd5. She is a girly girl and loves pink! I stamped the cake on Whisper White offcut and embossed it, then cut it out and stuck it on with dimensionals. Supplies -
Stamp set: Pretty Princess, Simply Said (for love hearts)
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Pixie Pink (for sponging)
Accessories: Heat tool, silver embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds (glitter), markers, dimensionals, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink narrow grosgrain ribbon, Pink gingham ribbon
This card was for ds10, who turned ds11. Yes, all 3 of my darling children's birthdays are very close together (planned that well didn't I! Not!). This card involved embossing first and then braying. I put a little bit of cord hanging off the end of the surfboard, which is supposed to resemble the foot rope (terminology??). Supplies -
Stamp set: Surf's Up, Big Deal Alphabet (I used the "L" for number "1" x 2), Scribble Alphabet (retired)
Cardstock: Glossy White
Ink: Versamark, Kaleidascope pad (retired)
Accessories: Heat tool, black and white embossing powder, brayer, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, gold cord (retired).
Monday, June 16, 2008
Stamp set: Petal Prints
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark (flowers printed on Old Olive card), Old Olive (for second outline stamp of flower)
Accessories: Markers, dimensionals.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Stamp set: Unfrogettable
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: SU Watercolour pencils, blender pen, Blue Bayou double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder (for scallops), brads, black pen, mat pack, crystal effects.
Stamp set: Looks Like Spring (the soft images stamped on the white)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DP, Regal Rose (bottom layer punched flower) and Pretty in Pink (middle layer punched flower)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip (sponged)
Accessories: sponge, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain, 5 star petal punch, flower and flat pearl (from Pretties Kit), vintage brads.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
In this first card, Philippa used a picture I had printed off from Yvonne Campbell's blog to follow. It is using Stem Silhouttes stamp (retired), Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery ink, sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink, Certainly Celery wide grosgrain ribbon, and vintage brads.
This second card was completely Philippa's own creation. She used Baroque Motifs stamp set, Blue Bayou, River Rock and Purely Pomegranite cardstock and ink, as well as brads.
Nice work Philippa!
I made these cards awhile ago (ie before I started my blog), but haven't given them away yet, because I really like them both.
I cased this first card from Sharon Dale's blog: http://digitalcreations.typepad.com:80/creations_from_the_heart/2007/11/scribbles-card.html. Mine is a little different. Sharon's blog is worth checking out, especially if you're a scrapbooker. She is published and has won a number of competitions.
Stamp sets: Scribble This, Linen (for the white edge around the card)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, White offcuts
Ink: Stazon, Versamark (its hard to see in the photo, but I have used the swirls as a background on the Green Galore cardstock), Whisper White (for the Linen stamp around edge of card)
Accessories: Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore markers, circle punch, button, Whisper White narrow grosgrain, glue dots, dimensionals.
I cased this second card on Yvonne Campbell's blog, but is a little different.
Stamp set: Scribble This, Warm Wishes for greeting (retired hostess set)
Cardstock: Rose Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon, Rose Red, Cameo Coral and Old Olive markers
Accessories: Black and white gingham ribbon, dimensionals, corner rounder punch (for scalloped edge), small hole punch
Thursday, June 5, 2008
This is a very quick card I knocked up for my 13 year old nephew. Its great to have some stamps available now, that are suitable for teenage boys. The design is similar to one I watched Yvonne Campbell make. I like the effect of the tearing of the cardstock. Supplies -
Stamp: Surf's Up, For a Friend (greeting)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White offcuts, Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black (greeting)
Accessories: Dimensionals, Yoyo Yellow and Tempting Turquoise markers
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Natural Beauty is such a beautiful stamp set, definately worthy of having made it from last year's catalogue into the new one. Its a nice one for colouring. Supplies -
Stamp: Natural Beauty, Occasional Greetings (sentiment)
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Crayons, circle punches, pretty in pink tafetta ribbon
Stamp: Looks Like Spring, French Script (background stamp, retired (although it could easily be replaced with En Francais)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose
Accessories: Looks Like Spring punch set, stamp-a-ma-jig, brad, dimensionals, paper snips
And finally ...
This is similar to a card I saw on Splitcoastampers by 'teacher11'.
Stamp: Bodacious Bouquet
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White off-cuts, So Saffron
Ink: Bashful Blue, So Safron, Ballet Blue, Taken With Teal
Accessories: Wide grosgrain Chocolate Chip ribbon, hat pin and half-back pearl from Pretties Kit, dimensionals.
Hope you liked. I have done quite a few cards this week. I will post some more in a couple of days, after the workshop on Friday.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Stamp: Oh, So Lovely, Seeing Spots (sentiment)
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Going Gray, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Going Gray and Certainly Celery (sponging around image)
Accessories: markers (Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst), sponge, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, crop-a-dile, jumbo eyelet, Going Gray tafetta ribbon, glue dots, dimensionals.
Thanks for looking! Please feel free to leave comments on any of my posts.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Stamps: Mostly Flowers, Little Pieces, Warm Wishes (sentiment)
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranite, Whisper White, Groovy Guava
Ink: Groovy Guava, Stazon
Accessories: Corner rounder (for scallops), Purely Pomegranite double-stitched ribbon, White narrow grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen (for middle of flowers).
Note, this design was based on a card by Marelle Taylor, but different stamp set and colours used.
Stamp: Life's a Breeze
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranite
I love the sunglasses on the person, which has been hand-drawn (if you couldn't tell!).
Monday, May 19, 2008
The box could be used as a gift box to put something in. It perfectly fits the pre-cut small cards and envelopes Stampin' Up! sell (called 'Love Notes' on page 132 of catalogue, which are only $13.50 for 20 cards and 20 envelopes). Supplies -
Stamp: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranite, Whisper White off-cuts
Ink: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranite
Accessories: Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon, Crop-a-dile, jumbo eyelet, flower (from Pretties kit), scallop punch, paper snips, crystal effects, dimensionals, mini dots, bone folder (to score the lines).
Yvonne suggested that I put a little bit of blue bayou cardstock underneath the eyelet and then put crystal effects inside the eyelet, which makes it look like 'bling'! The scallop punch was also used to punch and then move slightly and re-punch to give a slightly different effect. Great ideas Yvonne!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
This was the card I made for ds7.
Stamp: All in the Family, Wild about You, Birthday Best (for background), Scribble Alphabet (retired) and the greeting was from Voila
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon, Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Versamark (for background)
Accessories: tag punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, watercolour pencils, blender pen, Crop-a-dile (for eyelet), jumbo eyelet, Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon, crystal effects (for lion's mane, croc's eyes, boy's face, letters).
Kelly used Blue Bayou cardstock in the first one and Purely Pomegranite in the second, both with with River Rock. They both have 'So Swirly' wheel (in coordinating ink), with the white gel pen, as the background to both cards. She coloured using the aqua painters in the coordinating inks.
Kelly also created this card, with Chocolate Chip and Groovy Guava textured cardstock. She inked in River Rock, Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi. Love the colour combination. She also used some River Rock double-stitched ribbon and 3 barely banana brads to finish off.
Monday, May 12, 2008
All products used were Stampin' Up!. I used 12x12 Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and off-cuts of Brilliant Blue, Taken With Teal and Whisper White (for the bubbles). I used Life's a Breeze stamp set for the stamped bubbles and the boat. I also used 12x12 Brilliant Blue and Taken with Teal for the ripped card at the bottom. I stamped the bubbles in Taken with Teal ink along the White at the top and also around the White for the mounts on the photos (a bit hard to see in the photo). I stamped the boat in Night of Navy. I used Best Friends Alphabet lower, stamped in Whisper White, for the word. Finally, I used my circle punches for the bubbles and white brads on the boat.
This is a simple page, but effective I think, of dd4. I used 12x12 Whisper White and stamped it randomly with Wild Rose (with some help from dd4!), with Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose ink. I then stamped the large flower from Wild Rose and leaves (in Certainly Celery ink) on off-cut White and cut it out. I then used Pretty in Pink and Whisper White narrow grosgrain along the bottom, with 3 pink brads. Easy!!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Stamp: From the Garden
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranite, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Stazon, River Rock, Purely Pomegranite, Groovy Guava, Summer Sun
Accessories: Aqua pen (to apply ink to colour image), Pretties Kit (for hat pin), crystal effects (to hold beads in place), glue dots (to hold hat pin in place)
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment here, I would be interested to hear your comments, good or bad.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I saw a similar design on Marelle Taylor's blog and had a go at my own version. Its hard to see in the photo, but I used the Linen background stamp at the bottom of the card to give it some more interest.
Stamp: Boho backgrounds, Linen (background stamp) and Occasional Greetings (for sentiment)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Rose Red Designer Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red and Old Olive markers, Basic Black, Sahara Sand (for linen background)
Accessories: Hodgepodge, white taffetta ribbon, corner rounder (for scallops), tear ruler, glue dots.
I thought afterwards, it would have also looked nice on River Rock card.
Stamp set: Bodacious Bouquet
Cardstock: Rose Red, Very Vanilla (for background and off-cuts for flowers) and paper I got out in a magazine.
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Basic Brown (for sponging on Vanilla)
Accessories: corner rounder (for scalloping), mat pack (for holes), vintage brads, paper snips, dimensionals
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi (top card) and Purely Pomegranite textured cardstock, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White narrow grosgrain ribbon, pencils, blender pen
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, All in the Family (for the dog),
Cardstock: Glossy White, Whisper White (I stamped the letters on the WW off-cuts and then cut them out)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Green Galore, Basic Black
Accessories: Paper Snips, Red Gingham, dimensionals (for letters), glue dots (to adhere ribbon).
Sunday, April 27, 2008
We actually put this album together with chipboard and cardstock, so easy and cheap! This was an actual scrapbook 12 x 12 page we did, which will go in ds6's baby album.
I love how the big blue eyes of the robot match ds6's. The brads were fantastic, they look like phillips and flathead screws, which matched beautifully. I learnt about using archival ink (or can use Stampin' Up! Creamy Caramel) to sponge around the edges and sanding the edges of photos, to give a grungy look, which I love.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Stamp set: Garden Whimsy
Top card -
Ink: Groovy Guava, River Rock
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Accessories: Narrow White Grosgrain ribbon.
Bottom card -
Ink: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Soft Sky
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Textured paper Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Monday, April 21, 2008
Well, it was quite funny really. I must have been one of the youngest people there, except for the people who brought their children! It was funny to see 50 something olds showing more cleavage than I would have ever shown and another woman out cold being carried out of the venue by her partner! Hmmm, some things never change! It was a great night with lots of laughs and singing along.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Saraha Sand, Whisper White
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Crayons, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Dimensionals, corner rounder (for scalloping), mat pack (for holes along the bottom).
Thursday, April 17, 2008
This is a cute card made from the stamp set "Voila!". I like the gingham ribbon used as a tea towel. It was inspired from a design I saw on Splitcoastampers.
Stamp sets: Voila, Looks Like Spring (for pattern on pants)
Cardstock: Whisper White, pretty in pink, SU Designer Paper
Ink: Stazon, Tempting turquoise (for the sentiment)
Accessories: scissors, aqua painter, crayons, scallop punch, dimensionals, brads, black gingham, SU designer ribbon and circle punch to edge the corners of the designer paper at bottom.
My most favourite set from the new catalogue is the one I used for this card.
Stamp set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Pretty in pink, certainly celery, old olive, whisper white
Ink: Old Olive, Regal Rose
Accessories: Rhinestones brads, pink gingham ribbon, scallop punch, dimensionals