Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's A Girl

I have finally finished this baby girl card as I only just received the corner rounder punch so I could make the scallop edges.

Ink: Pretty in Pink
Card: Whisper White, Pale Plum, Pale Pink, Pale Pink Baby Girl Paper, Pale Pink Dotted Paper
Accessories: Cream Taffeta Ribbon, Pink Rhinestone Brad, Pink Heart Buttons, Cream Halfback Pearls, Mini Wooden Pegs, Corner Rounder Punch

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

From the Garden

Another day...another card to post here...this time it was a very quick and easy one using the hostess stamp set I received from my party in April (when I first was introduced to stamping and these lovely Stampin' Up products).
Stamp Set: From the Garden
Ink: Pink Passion
Card: Whisper White, Lavender, Bright Pink
Accessories: Bright Pink Happy Birthday Ribbon

Monday, July 28, 2008

Alisa Tilsner - Colour Challenge 4

As I received some new card stock last week I was able to participate in Alisa Tilsner's Colour Challenge for the first time and I look forward to taking part more frequently depending on my free time.

Stamp Set: Petal Prints, Circle of Friendship
Ink: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery
Card: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 5/8" Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Baby Cards

I received a request from a friend for an idea for baby cards as I don't have any stamp sets I got some inspiration from Luv to Stamp Cute Little Rompers and I am quite pleased with my efforts.

Baby Boy Card
Card: Pale Blue, Pale Blue Baby Boy Paper
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Blue/Grey Buttons

Baby Girl Card
Card: Pale Pink, Pale Pink Baby Girl Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Daisy Punch (three sizes), Gold Brad, Pale Pink Buttons

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Goodies Arrive and Thank You for Visiting my Blog

I love when Stampin' Up goodies arrive at the door, I now have some more cardstock (I am now only missing one colour family) so I will be able to enter more of the colour challenges. As I am not a demonstrator I have a budget that I have on my hobby, but I have spent many hundreds of dollars and I just have to find time to make cards (and the odd scrapbook page).

I am really having a lot of fun and I thank everyone for visiting my blog and really appreciate the comments people leave. Thanks also for the many blogs that I visit to get inspiration from.

Friday, July 25, 2008

More Fun with Petal Prints

I still have the Petal Prints stamp set so I took advantage of this with another card.

Stamp Set: Petal Prints, Circle of Friendship
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Card: Whisper White, Bright Blue, Pale Pink
Accessories: Bright Blue Ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Gold Brads, Paper Piercing Tool

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Petal Prints

I have been on holidays this week and have had time to stamp... oh I love holidays! I have borrowed this stamp set from Lynette so you will see a few cards using this set in the coming days.

Stamp Set: Petal Prints (the best wishes is not a Stampin' Up stamp)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss
Card: Whisper White, Sand, Pale Pink
Accessories: River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Stampin' Addiction Back to Basic Challenge

I have participated in Stampin' Addiction's Back to Basic Challenge, here is her example that we needed to use as a guide with a few limitations. (Use at least 3 Stampin' Up products, they may be cardstock, ink and sticky strip, use any 2 colours and 1 neutral - be it cardstock, ink or both, the design is open to your interpretation.)

The first card below is a copy of her example with some colour changes, and the second one is my entry.

Stamp Set: Petal Prints, Warmest Regards
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
Card: Whisper White, Pale Blue, Pale Pink
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Card: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Label Holder

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Circle of Friendship Flowers

While blog hopping I came across a card from Bev Mantle and I have copied this one with a few changes due to not having the same card, inks, stamp set or accessories.

Stamp Set: Circle of Friendship, Sprinkles
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Green Galore
Card: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Gold Brads, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, White Gel Pen

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stamp with Gina! - Colour Challenge

I needed to quickly make a sympathy card for a male friend this evening so I combined it with Stamp with Gina's Colour Challenge (black and white).

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Warmest Regards
Ink: Basic Black
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Stamp with Gina! - July's Sketch Challenge

I do enjoy the challenges from different blog sites, however most relate to colours and as I don't have all the colour families I usually can not participate in these... but Stamp with Gina has a sketch challenge each month and this is the second one I have now participated in.

I finished another one just in time which I was really happy with but as I did change the design a little I did not know if it would qualify for her challenge but she has very kindly posted both on her blog.

Stamp Set: Petal Prints, Warmest Regards
Ink: Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Mellow Ross
Card: Whisper White, Sand, Olive, Pale Blue, Blue
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch (to cut off the corners)

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Card: Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Rose Red Prints Designer Series Paper

Saturday, July 19, 2008

More Love Note Cards - Circle of Friendship & Baroque Motifs

Here are some more love note cards that I have made to package up for presents to friends that are having birthdays soon. I have used mostly the Circle of Friendship and Baroque Motifs stamp sets but have used scraps of card too many to list.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Daisy Punches

I have had some fun with different size daisy punches that I bought back in February at the Stamping and Scrapbooking Fair at the Morphettville Racecourse. I have used three size punches to create flowers with matching colours and a silver brad to hold them together.

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Ink: Bashful Blue
Card: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Light Blue Patterned, Pale Pink, Pale Pink Patterned
Accessories: Silver Brad

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cheers to You

A simple but nice card in shades of pink and burgundy with a "sprinkle" of stamped background.

Stamp Set: Sprinkles, Lots of Thoughts
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Card: Pale Pink, Darker Pink, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched Ribbon, Burgundy Ribbon

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Watercoloured Rose

This afternoon Lynette and I spent time stamping and making cards whilst enjoying the beautiful homemade scones with jam and whipped cream (thanks Lynette they were yummy).

Here are some of the cards I have just finished. Not all Stampin' Up products this time as I am using up supplies that I have accumulated over the last few years of card making (prior to April when I touched a stamp for the first time). I used the watercolour technique this was the first time I am really happy, it must be practice makes perfect.

Stamp Set: Lots of Thoughts, Rose (non Stampin' Up)
Ink: Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Mellow Moss, Basic Black, Stazon Jet Black
Card: Watercolour, Sand, Mustard, Olive

Stamp Set: Circle of Friendship, Rose (non Stampin' Up)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss, Basic Black, Stazon Jet Black
Card: Watercolour, Whisper White, Pink, Patterned Pink
Accessories: White Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Christmas Cards

Finally I have time to put on the five Christmas cards I made on Saturday at Tracie Woodcock, Stampin' Up demonstrators, stamp a stack at Carol's home. I don't have all the details so I will include what I can work out!Stamp Set: Solemn Stillness
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Card: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Sterling Silver Emboss Powder, White Gel PenStamp Set: Fun & Fast Notes, Star Studded wheel, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Green Galore, Jet Black StazOn, Gable Green, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red
Card: Whisper White, Green Galore, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, White Gel PenStamp Set: Loads of Love, Time for a Tree Wheel
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Basic Black
Card: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Grosgrain RibbonStamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, The Snowflake Spot
Ink: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Jet Black StazOn
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Glossy White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Black Gingham Ribbon, Brayer, 1 1/4" Circle PunchStamp Set: The Snowflake Spot
Ink: Mellow Moss, Garden Green, Whisper White
Card: Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Garden Green
Accessories: Gold Brad

Friday, July 4, 2008

A6 Greeting Card Box

I made this a couple of weekends ago and have now only remembered that I have not posted it on my blog. I used the same technique as the 3" x 3" love notes box but enlarged it so it can fit A6 greeting size cards.

I have received a few requests in regard to the size of this box.
The bottom is 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored on four sides at 2")
The top measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" (scored on four sides at 1")
and I followed the same tutorial by Kelly Lunceford, Flutter by Atomic Butterfly

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opuence
Card: Whisper White, Purple, Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series Papers
Accessories: White Ribbon, Silver Brad, Scallop Punch

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thank You Gifts

As a thank you to everyone that attends my friend Carol's Stampin' Up party on Saturday afternoon they will receive a packet of scorched almonds. I have had fun making these 16 packets and they did not take a long time when you make them in production style.

Stamp Set: Circle of Friendship
Ink: Blue Bayou
Card: Light Blue, Pink Patterned
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch