Monday, June 30, 2008

Another Scrapbooking Page

This is the second scrapbooking page in two days and it's only the second one I have every completed. I might just have to buy a book to put them in now. This one was from Alisa Tilsner Stamps by Mail in May. I was happy with the last one and found a photo of myself that I thought would look ok.

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Card: Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Silver Brad

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Stamps by Mail - June

Last week I received my package from Alisa Tilsner Stamps by Mail for June and I have completed the three tasks over the weekend. I do have trouble choosing a photograph that is landscape as I have few good shots of myself but they are in portrait so hopefully one in the next two months I will be able to use. I have noticed that Alisa uses black and white photographs so I followed in her footstep and chose this one of my nephew, Jason at Easter time. This was the first time I had ever used rub ons so that was interesting.

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Card: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Accessories: Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Cherished Memories Rub Ons, Pink Rhinestone Brad, Silver Brad

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Love Notes Box & 6 Matching Cards

I have made this to give away as a door prize at a friend's party next Saturday which used my two favourite stamp sets at the moment. I am making the demonstrators job easier as I am promoting Stampin' Up products.

Stamp Set: Circle of Friendship, Baroque Motifs
Ink: Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Basic Black
Card: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery Designer Series Papers
Accessories: Groovy Guava Double-Stitched Ribbon, Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon, White Ribbon, Green Rhinestone Brad, Silver Brad

Friday, June 27, 2008

More Fun with Wild Rose & Sincere Salutations

Here are a couple of cards I have finished off since I received the Sincere Salutations stamp set this week.

Card on the Left
Stamp Set: Wild Rose, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Card: Whisper White, Blue Bayou

Card on the Right
Stamp Set: Wild Rose, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Only Orange, Glorious Green
Card: Whisper White, Groovy Guava

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bleaching Cardstock - Circle of Friendship

I finally finished off this card when I received the Circle of Friendship stamp set earlier this week. (I used a backing piece of card that I used the bleaching techique on.)

Stamp Set: Circle of Friendship, Heartfelt Thanks
Ink: Real Red
Card: Very Vanillia, Turquoise, So Saffron Prints
Accessories: Cream Ribbon, Red Ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Stampin' Up Goodies Arrive

Here are the goodies that arrived with the postie this week - oh I do like my postie! I now have all the in-colour card stock to go with the double stitched ribbon plus my first Stampin' Up punches. The stazon is ready to try out with the write makers and aqua painter (forgot to put them in the shot) so hopefully my watercolouring gets better!

I bought the escape promotion package, so I got the Circle of Friendship stamp set which I have already used to finish off a card ... I will post this one tomorrow night, again I forgot to include the love notes pack in the photo. Also I look forward to using the Sincere Salutions on a couple of cards that I started over the last couple of weekends as I knew it was on it's way.

Well that's all my spending now, until Carol one of my friends hosts a Christmas in July party next Saturday (so no checking the catalogue to add to the wish list and no looking at eBay).

Saturday, June 21, 2008

3" x 3" Box

Thanks to Kelly Lunceford, Flutter by Atomic Butterfly for the tutorial. I was able to make a box the perfect size for inserting some love note size cards which I will make in the coming week so I can give away it as a present. (I will post the cards once I receive a delivery next week.)

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Card: Whisper White
Accessories: Light Blue Rhinestone Brad, Blue Flower, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Finally today I took delivery of a matching bookcase hutch and a four drawer cupboard for my desk. Here is a before and after photo, I look forward to trying it out in the coming days as I don't know where I should have everything until I use all my "stuff".

Monday, June 16, 2008

In Colour Ribbon Share

I get very excited when I receive deliveries by the postie, when I came home from work this evening I had a package in my mail box from Alana Galagher. I had purchased some ribbons in her In Colour Ribbon Share and she also included a beautifully handcrafted card and some 6" x 6" Designer Cardstock.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Star Favour Box

Thanks to Cassandra Grambau Crafty Cass and her Special Sunday Giveaways I was able to make these two very little, but very cute boxes. The first one is very plain but I did go a little bit more with the accessories on the second one.

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Turquoise
Card: Whisper WhiteStamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Blue Bayou
Card: Pink Pattern Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Brad, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pink Flower

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Wild Rose in Blue

I used my wild rose stamp set again today to make three cards, however I need to wait delivery of some matching card stock to finish two off - so here is the first instalment. Don't know if I should have added some ribbon?

Stamp Set: Wild Rose, Warmest Regards
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Card: Whisper White, Turquoise

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wild Rose

I have had a few free moments tonight so I thought I would use the wild rose stamp, I got this idea from someone else but don't know where now. I wish I had some hodgepodge hardware so I could make the wording blend in.

Stamp Set: Wild Rose, Warmest Regards
Ink: Pink Passion, Green Galore
Card: Whisper White, Rose Red Prints Sampler, Green Patterned
Accessories: Green Ribbon

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

From the Heart Gift Card

This is my second attempt at watercolouring with a blender pen and my inks (the first one, I used in a sketch challenge and a couple I have made since I have had to throw out). I would like to try the write markers as perhaps it would make it easier (they are on my wish list).

Stamp Set: Nice & Easy Notes
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Card: Whisper White, Purple, Prints Sampler Almost Amethyst

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Blog Candy - From the Garden

Allyson, Kirsty, Andrea and Kathy here are the blog candy cards that I have made to date (so watch out for the postie). If you still make a comment, a card will be forwarded to you but only when I have some more spare time (probably before another long weekend, as another one does not come around until October)!

Sorry Lynette I don't know what to make you yet as I know you have used my stamp sets so you will just have to wait a little longer.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Baroque Motifs

I love this stamp set, it's so quick to make a card.

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Warmest Regards
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence
Card: Whisper White, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Purple Ribbon, Purple Brad

Bleaching Cardstock

I copied the technique from Marelle Taylor thINKspot blog for this one. It was fun seeing how the cardstock would turn out.
Lynette here is your blog candy, I had to work hard on yours as you have been using my stamp sets so here is the finished product.

Stamp Set: Heartfelt Thanks
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Card: Whisper White, Turquoise

This is a sample of my backing cardstock when bleached.

Stamp with Gina - June Challenge

Another blog site another challenge for me to try...this time it was a sketch challenge which I had never attempted before so here is my attempt. I did not use all Stampin' Up products as I don't have a full collection yet so don't know if it will even be considered but I did have fun getting the dimensions right.

Stamp Set: Nice & Easy Notes
Ink: Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac
Card: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst Prints Sampler, Dark Purple
Accessories: Pink and Lavender Flowers

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Blog Candy

Hi Family and Friends (and Stampin' Up friends)

Thanks for visiting my blog site.

If you leave a comment here, I will send you a handcrafted card.

Have fun looking at what I have been up to over the last couple of months.