Thursday, 31 May, 2012

CAS Cheerful Treat

I so love the sketches at Clean and Simple, I think they have inspired some of my most favourite cards.  I love how bright and cheery this one is and it couldn't have been easier.  Here's the sketch:

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade, Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess)
Ink:  Craft White
Accesories:  Big Shot, Island Floral Die, Polka Dots Embossing Folder,  In Color Designer Printed Brad, Scallop Border Punch, 1" Square Punch

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012

Reason to Smile

This is a brand spanking new, limited edition stamp set that Stampin' Up! are releasing in a couple of days and it will only be available for 1 month.  It's called Reason to Smile and it's so pretty!!  It's known as a two-step stamp set, meaning there is an outline stamp and a filler stamp.  The filler stamps have the most gorgeous pattern wich creates a real textured look when you stamp them.  You may be able to see what I mean in the close up below.  And, the best part is, you can earn it for FREE, you just need to place an order of $125 .  If you don't want to place an order for that amount you can purchase the set of 7  for $35.95 (wood mount) or $28.95 (clear mount).  I've used the sketch from Card Patterns (which I flipped to a landscape orientation), to make a really simple card, it was a five minute job once I decided on the colours :)

Stamps:  Reason to Smile, Tiny Tags
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Confetti White
Ink:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango
Accesoories:  Jewellery Tag Punch, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Big Shot, Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Thanks so much for looking,

Sunday, 27 May, 2012

Every Dog Needs a Child 12 x 12

Ok, don't fall off your chair, but I have done a scrapbooking page - yep!  I know, it's been so long.  I'm not sure why I stopped but I just felt like doing one last night so I did.  I'm pretty happy with it.  I've used the Beau Chateau DSP and teamed them up with these gorgeous photos of my daughter and our dog.  For accents I used the Full Heart Punch and some buttons and twine.  The letters are a combination of Timeless Type Die Cuts and Alphabet Soup Chipboard.  I painted the chipboard with white acrylic paint, let them dry, then applied Soft Suede ink with a Sponge Dauber. To finish it off I attached Crumb Cake Taffeta across the page using Vintage Trinket Brads to secure it in place and added a little tag from the Lots of Tags Die set.

Paper:  Pink Pirouette Textured, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Confetti Cream, Beau Chateau DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede, Marker - Soft Suede
Accessories:  Big Shot, Lots of Tags Die, Timeless Type Alphabet,  Tasteful Trim Die, Sponge Dauber, Full Heart Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Neutrals Button, Subtles Button, Alphabet Soup Chipboard, Crumb Cake 5/8" Taffeta, Vintage Trinkets
Non SU:  White Acrylic Paint, Cream Bakers Twine

Thanks so much for looking, have a great day,

Saturday, 26 May, 2012

Sweet Shop Class

This is the class I'll be doing for June.  It's featuring the new DSP Sweet Shop, Labels Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders and the Hostess set, Happiest Birthday Wishes.

If you'd like to come along, you can get all the details by going to my homepage and clicking on my Events Calendar in the bottom right corner.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Have a great day,

Thursday, 17 May, 2012

Happy Day Bird

Today I've combined 3 challenges to come up with this sweet card.  It is the sketch challenge from Clean and Simple , the feathered friends challenge from CAS-ual Fridays and the colour challenge from Color Q.   I love these colours together, they are gorgeous and I'm also loving the In Color Bakers Twines (you might have noticed)  as I've been adding it to practiacally everything lately!!

Stamps:  Aviary, Friendly Phrases
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Basic Grey, Temting Turquoise, Versamark
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder
Punches:  2 1/2" Circle, 1 3/4" Square

Thanks for taking a look, I hope you like it.