Friday, October 31, 2008

Andrea Lowcock - 3 fold Card

I received this lovely card earlier this week from the friendly Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Andrea Lowcock with some templates, sorry I could not tie that bow very well. A big thank you to Andrea and I hope to find time to try out the templates over the weekend. Andrea updates her blog site just about everyday so I do enjoy visiting regularly to receive lots of inspiration. If you wish to make a 3 fold card she has instructions on her blog.

Stamp Set: Scribble This
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Ruby Red, Only Orange
Card: Whisper White
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Marelle Taylor's Twelve Days of Christmas - Season of Joy

Yes it's more Christmas cards, but it's fantastic and so easy and quick to make. I just had to complete the blue one last night as I only got the whisper white ink on Tuesday so I had to make use of my new goodies. Check out Marelle Taylor's thinkspot blog site as she is having a twelve days of Christmas with a Christmas card each day for twelve days, and she features the blue one and I have created the other two with some changes.

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Whisper White, Blue Bayou
Card: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou Textured
Accessories: Soft Sky Double-Stitched Ribbon
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Card: Whisper White, Lavender Lace Textured, Elegant Eggplant, Gold
Accessories: Gold Ribbon
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Whisper White, Rose Red
Card: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pink Ribbon

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Christmas Card - Season of Joy

Season of Joy is my favourite Christmas stamp set at the moment. I have so many more ideas to use it on so stay tuned for lots more Christmas Cards (I have only completed 12 so far but I can only find time to make a few a week).

Stamp Set: Season of Joy, Merry Merry
Ink: Glorious Green, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi
Card: Whisper White, Glorious Green, Ruby Red
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder

Monday, October 27, 2008

Christmas Cards - Merry Merry

Another day another Christmas card, here is one using another new stamp set I have recently purchased, Merry Merry.

Stamp Set: Merry Merry
Ink: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Card: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Sunday, October 26, 2008

UStamp - Mr Frosty

Here is Mr Frosty which I created from lots of punches (no stamps or inks in sight). I got this idea from the UStamp Holiday edition. I have turned him into a Christmas Card.

Card: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Ruby Red, Bordering Blue, Barely Banana, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, 1/4" Circle Punch

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Christmas Cards - Season of Joy

Here is another Christmas Card using the Season of Joy stamp set. I have used the design from Claire Daly however have change the colours to use the Stampin' Up "in-colours".

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Gauva
Card: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Gauva
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon, Pink Buttons, Corner Rounder Punch

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Faux Tearing

Here is a card that I tried using the faux tearing on, don't know if I am really happy with it but I am posting it here just to say I have had a go at this technique.

Stamp Set: Heartfelt Thanks, Petal Prints
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, VersaMark
Card: Whisper White, Lavender Lace Textured, Elegant Eggplant Textured

Monday, October 20, 2008

UStamp - Always Bonus Project

As I purchased the UStamp Project Kit from Alisa Tilsner I received a bonus project of 3" x 3" Gift Cards with Box which I have just completed today. (The box is decorated a little different to her instructions.)
Stamp Set: Always (Snow Burst on Box)
Ink: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomergranate,
Card: Whisper White, River Rock, Purely Pomergrante, Holiday Harmony Designer Paper
Accessories: River Rock Double-Stitched Ribbon, Pink Ribbon, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Christmas Cards - Season of Joy

I have made a couple more Christmas cards, this time using one of my new stamp sets, Season of Joy. These two cards were inspired by Claire Daly's Christmas Card Kits, I have changed them a little to suit my colour combinations, accessories and interpretation.

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: VersaMark, Old Olive
Card: Whisper White, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Light Blue Brads, Red Brad, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: VersaMark, Old Olive, Rose Red
Card: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Petal Prints

I made these two cards using a friends Petal Prints stamp set (thanks Lynette for sharing them with me). They use some bright colours which reflect this hot weather we are having in the Adelaide Hills at the moment looks like spring has finished. There was a large grass fire only a couple of km from my home, looks like its going to be another hot and very dry summer.

Stamp Set: Petal Prints, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Old Olive, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant
Card: Whisper White, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac

Stamp Set: Petal Prints, Circle of Friendship
Ink: River Rock, Groovy Guava
Card: Whisper White, Gable Green, Groovy Guava
Accessories: River Rock Double-Stitched Ribbon

Friday, October 17, 2008

Christmas Cards - Solemn Stillness

I have been busy lately but did fit some Christmas card making a couple of weekend ago but have only just had time to put them on here. I used the Solemn Stillness to make these cards in a variety of colours, with a few using the embossing technique. (Five Christmas cards down only 75 more to go!)

Stamp Set: Solemn Stillness, Lots of Thoughts, Sincere Salutations, Warmest Regards
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, VersaMark
Card: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Pink Passion, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Old Olive Designer Series Papers, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, River Rock Double-Stitched Ribbon, Silver Label Holder

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

UStamp - Always Stationery Set

I joined the UStamp via Alisa Tilsner and made the Always Stationery Set. If you have not heard of the UStamp it gives you lots of ideas and instructions for cards, scrapbooking pages and lots of different projects. They are currently doing the UStamp 2008 Holidays edition which has great ideas for different occasions.

Stamp Set: Always, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke
Card: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, River Rock
Accessories: Silver Brads, Silver Ribbon Slide, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Green Rhinestone Brad, Silver Label Holder