Thursday, 30 September, 2010

New In Colours!

Hi there,

just popping in quickly to show you this cute shopping pad I made, it was a lucky door prize at a party last weekend. It has a magnet on the back so you can attach it to the fridge.  I've used three of the new in colours: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade, they all co-ordinate with the Sunny Garden DSP.  I love the two step bird punch for how quick and easy it is to make a project, not to mention cute!

Stamps:  Cottage Garden
Paper:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Sunny Day DSP
Ink:  Peach Parfait
Accessories:  Two Step Bird Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Subtles Button, Linen Thread
Non SU:  Magnetic Strip, Shopping Pad

Thanks for dropping by, have a great day.

Tuesday, 28 September, 2010

CASEing the Catalogue

Hi there,

do you know why I love the Catalogue?  Yes, it has all the beautiful "things" in it but also because it's choc full of ideas.  I guess that's why it's called and Idea Book and Catalogue :)  The card below is CASEd directly from the catalogue on page 150, I made a few minor changes but it really helped me out with the design.  I still have my old catalogues and all the minis  from previous years and I flick through them regularly to get inspiration for all kind of things, like colour combinations, layouts, different ways to attach greetings, accents and elements.  At $12.95, I think it is a very sound investment especially when you think about how much a cardmaking or scrapbooking magazine costs. Anyway, enough blahing and on to the card...  I told you I was getting into the "vintage" thing!  I scrunched up the flowers into tight balls, then flattened them out and teased the petals apart slightly, then added the gorgeous new Basic Pearls (page 140) to the centres.  I love the soft look of this card, I actually think it would be perfect for a new baby card, with a different greeting of course.

I hope
you like it and thanks for dropping by,

Stamps:  Great Friend
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die, Basic Pearls, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, %/8" Very Vanilla Satin

Monday, 27 September, 2010

Big Sister

Hi there,

I hope you had a great weekend.  I'm back with the final installment of the Scallop Envelope Box family.  This one is made from 4 Scallop Envelopes and is a very decent size, it is 8cm square and 6cm deep so you could fit lots of goodies in there.  I think I neglected to tell you that you can actually make gorgeous little mini envelopes with this die, hence why it is called the Scallop Envelope Die - derrr!  I don't have a photo yet but as soon as I get one, I will pop back and show you.  They make really pretty accents for cards or scrapbook pages. 

How do you like that flower on the front?  I took a close up photo so you can see the gorgeous Rhinestone Brad in the centre.  A very talented demonstrator named Kirsty Brown did a presentation at Regionals and showed us all her tricks on how to make them - they are super easy and very vintage looking.  I am becoming more and more fond of the vintage look, it all started with the Vintage Vogue stamp that set and I must get it out again soon.

The close up of the flower...

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Ice Rhinestone Brad, 5/8" Old Olive Satin, Sticky Strip

Till next time, take care,

Sunday, 26 September, 2010

CAS Challenge 109

Back again with another  challenge card complete.  This one is for the Clean and Simple FTL 109 Challenge. I have used another new set from the catalogue called Style Beautiful and the co-ordinating paper, Lap of Luxury.  The paper pretty much decided for me on the colour combo which is Concord Crush and Pretty in Pink, but I thought the Pretty in Pink was a little too dark so I opted for Pink Pirouette instead and was much happier with the look.  It was a challenge in itself just to use the colour Concord Crush, I'm not sure how I feel about yet.  I'm going to try it together  with some other colours and see if it grows on me a little more.  No such problems with the stamp set though, I love it!  All in all, I'm happy with the card, it is elegant and that's the look I was going for, so mission accomplished there.

Here is the sketch...

And my card...

Stamps:  Style Beautiful
Paper:  Concord Crush, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Lap of Luxury DSP
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Concord Crush
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border, Wide Oval Punch, Basic Pearls

Thanks for dropping in and taking a look...

Just Add Ink Challenge 36


I've just popped in to upload my card for this week's
JAI Challenge. I've used the new Level 2 Hostess set called Apple Blossoms and gone for a colour combo I've not used before but I think I like it!

Here's the sketch, nice and simple...

and this is my take

Stamps:  Apple Blossoms
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blueberry Crisp DSP
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Night of Navy
Accessories:  1/4" Night of Navy Grosgrain, Neutrals Brad, Regals Brad

Thanks for taking a look, I might be back later if I get another challenge card done :)