Sunday, May 21, 2017

Playing Around!





Playing around today with some soon-to-be retiring stamp sets, Wondrous Wreath (top), Thankful Life (Occasions Hostess), and Jar of Love which, of course, stays with us into this new Catalogue year.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Papertrey Just Desserts

I had a play with some Papertrey Ink stamps recently. This set, Just Desserts is just lovely! You can see from the pics below that there are dies to match the images. This first card uses the die to pop up the flowers on the cake.


This time, I just stamped the images, no matching dies were used. It's much more simple.


This version switches from flowers on the cake, to strawberries. Such a lovely versatile set.




Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pretty Poppies

I had a request from a girl at work to make a card with poppies. I went straight for the retired set "Pleasant Poppies" and coloured it with my Zig Real Colour Brush Markers. I wanted to add some interest to used a framelit and embossing folder along with some retired Pear Pizzazz ribbon.


Recipe
Stamps : Pleasant Poppies
Ink : Versafine Black Onyx
Cardstock : Watercolour Paper, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Shimmery White
Accessories : Window Frames Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Falling Hearts EF, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Zig Clean colour Real Brush Markers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tea-Time

I found this cute little stamp set recently, stumbled upon it on Pinterest. It just spoke to me with it's simplicity and charm. I used my new Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens. There's a knack to using them, but I found some fantastic tutorials on YouTube from Jennifer McGuire Ink and K Werner Design to help me. 







Recipe
Stamp : Verve One Cup
Accessories : Zig Clean Colour Real Brush


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Birthday Layered Cake


This sweet card was made using all retired products. It's watercoloured on a white-embossed image which is quite hard to do, but worth the struggle! I love the embossed little dots, so sweet.

Recipe
Stamps : Make a Cake (retired)
Ink : Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Versamark
Cardstock : Watercolour Paper, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Shimmery White
Accessories : white embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lilac & Navy Wedding

Another commissioned card was for a wedding. The colours are Lilac and Navy and the married couple's initial will be "P". I came up with this card using the retired 'Sophisticated Serifs' (one of my all time faves) and the absolutely stunning 'Floral Phrases'. I heat embossed with clear powder to give the card some dimension.



Recipe
Stamps : Floral Phrases, Sophisticated Serifs (retired)
Ink : Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories : Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Umbrella Flowers

I'm always flattered when a friend commissions a card from me :) Debbie needs a few cards over the next few weeks, starting with a birthday card for her Mum back in England. Her birthday is in April so Debbie thought an umbrella would be pretty, "April Showers". I used our 'Weather Together' set with a sentiment from 'Something to Say'. I used my new Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers (which are fantastic!) and the new hearts embossing folder. Love how this one turned out.


Recipe
Stamps ; Weather Together, Something to Say (retired)
Ink : Basic Grey Archival
Cardstock : SU Watercolour Paper, Shimmery White, Rose Red
Accessories : Big Shot, Umbrella Weather framelits, Zig Clean Colour Brush markers, Aquapainter, Falling Petals Embossing Folder

I also threw together a super-simple thank you card using the SAB set 'Any Occasion', certainly a CAS card ;)

Recipe
Stamps : Any Occasion, Mosaic Madness (retired)
Ink : Soft Sky, Night of Navy
Cardstock : Soft Sky (butterfly embosslit), Shimmery White
Accessories : Big Shot, Butterfly Embosslit (retired), rhinestone jewel