Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This gate fold card is embossed with clear embossing powder and versamark on the front with the so swirly wheel.
Then the tree is stamped and embossed with silver embossing powder... on white cardstock.
My little pot is made from silver metalic cardstock (put through the crimper).
And, tied with a bow of elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon.
Season's greeting sentiment holds the gate closed with a silver brad and the star is both embossed and covered with Crystal effects to make it shine.
Can you believe it only one month left of the current Spring mini ... many of these stampsets and products may not be available again, atleast not until the new catalogue that comes out in October 2010!!!
Seen a technique you'd like to try? Thinking of making Christmas cards?
Friday, October 23, 2009
Would you like to win a free stampset or ink?
I have been in business for 12 months - thanks to you I am getting through each quarter and enjoying a great hobby, sharing what I love and spending way too much of my time here ...
What will you win? 1st prize: A hostess stampset "Best Yet" and a sample of 6x6 Designer series papers.
2nd prize: A hostess stampset "Oh, so lovely" (from the 2008 IB@C) and a sample of 6x6 of Designer series papers.
3rd prize: A Classic Ink Stamp pad AND a sample of 6x6 Designer series papers.
What do you have to do to win?
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
I have distressed the edges of the white and chocolate chip card stock mounting with my distressing tool.... it gives a kind of shabby chic look and suits the watercolour effect of the stamping.
The friendly words wheel has a collection of quotes and lines about friendship ...my favourite is
True friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.Materials used:
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
How do you pretty up a reptile page? simple! with pink cardstock (to match her jacket) and frilly border punches with the odd flower scattered across the page.
The journalling is done with my basic grey marker on a silver embossed flower medallian from the same stampset. I have used the corner rounder as I don't have a big enough circle punch to cut that one out. The little white flowers were stamped in clear embossing powder on white cardstock , sponged with kiwi kiss ink and cut out with a small circle punch and raised on dimensionals.
What I used for this scrapbook page:
Stampsets: enjoy every moment, wild about you, friendly word wheel.
Basic black textured cardstock, kiwi kiss and pink passion cardstock. Whisper white.
Ink: Versamark , kiwi kiss and Basic black marker.
Other tools and accessories are: the eyelet border punch, corner rounder, silver brad, kiwi kiss striped ribbon and both clear and silver embossing powders, heat tool.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
They are there with us through our good times, and... (this is what makes them our best) They are there through the worst times aswell ... listening, sharing, comiserating, holding up the truth for us and taking it on their shoulders, sharing the load a little.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Gradually, building my collection for this years card mail out in November ... I am intending to post out my Christmas cards early this year!
November? you say. My thinking is that you have to give people atleast a month to hang and admire your christmas card ... especially when it is hand made. You took so many hours to design and make your card, so you want your recipient to enjoy your hand-made creation for as long as possible.
The letters are cut from the enjoy stamp and the "o" is a layered snowflake from the Snow swirled stampset. I can't keep away from the Designer series paper. It is a quick background layer for my stamped words and snow flakes... Yes, I know it doesn't snow in Australia at Christmas, but I'm thinking they look a bit like the twinkling christmas lights or stars in a dust red sky...
What I used to make this card:
Stampset: Snow swirled, enjoy
Cardstock: Riding hood red and whisper white.
Ink: Riding hood red and versamark
Designer series paper: Ski slope
Tools: Heat gun, Embossing powder (gold), small circle (1.3cm) punch and dimensionals.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Sentiment: to you from me is from Best yet stampset.... and raised on two circles punched out and placed onto the scalloped edge circle ... The paper is from the stampin'up designer series - Bella Rose.
Just loving these colours and girly patterns.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
And I can really only cope with monotone colour schemes atm.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Some brads for that studded metallic look .... I needed some more silver to balance bambi!
Stampset - Forest friends, Snow swirled.
Cardstock: Kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, baja breeze. DSP: Ski slope patterned paper (spring mini $16.95). Ink: baja breeze, kiwi kiss, Versamark. Tools: embossing powder and heat tool, paper piercing tool and mat pack, silver brads.
Daughter loves it by the way... and has named it "tweety".
And here is the card I made, inspired by bird on the weekend (there are several actually)...The background is stamped with the damask stamp from friends 24/7... rock and rolled in pink pirouette and riding hood red ink. I did the same with the bird ( a bit heavier with the riding hood red) and cut it out so that I could place it up off the page with a few dimensionals.
There is a layer of Riding hood red cardstock under the white, and a layer of pink pirouette patterned paper under that. Inside I have placed another strip of Designer series paper (both from the Bella Rose paper pack). What I have used to make this card:
Stampset: Friends 24/7, Friendly words wheel.
DSP: Bella rose designer series
Cardstock: Riding hood red, whisper white and sahara sand.
Ink:Riding hood red, pink pirouette, VersaMark.
Accessories: Flower brad, Crystal effects, silver embossing powder.