Sunday, January 22, 2017

First Birthday

I was commissioned to make a little boy's first birthday card by a girl at work. I decided to keep it true to my CAS style and went with blue balloons. I really like the way this one turned out, the square seemed to showcase the bunch of balloons the best.



Recipe
Stamps : Balloon Celebration, Party Pants
Ink : Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Soft Sky
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Soft Sky
Accessories : Balloon Punch, Big Shot, Large Numbers Framelit

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pop Up Hot Air Balloon

I've been wanting to try some sort of "pop-up" card and when I bought the new hot air balloon set in the Occasions Catalogue, I knew I'd found the right set to work on it with.

The pop-up mechanism is actually very simple, and of course the possibilities are endless! My card is CAS (as always!) with just the use of Real Red and Shimmery White. I love the red/white combo, so fresh and clean looking.









Recipe
Stamps : Lift Me Up
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Real Red
Ink : Real Red
Accessories : Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Post It Note & 2017 Diary

I made these post it note/calendar pads for Christmas stocking stuffers. They were a big hit :)





Directions for this template can be found here.

I purchased the 3x3 WHITE post it notes here, and the 2017 calendars here. The magnetic tabs were purchased here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year 2017

I wanted to share a quick card I made for my sister from one of my favourite cupcake sets, now retired, called Create a Cupcake. I like this one much more than the cupcake image in the current catalog.



Recipe
Stamps Create a Cupcake
Ink : Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Choc Chip
Cardstock : Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride
Accessories : Cupcake punch, Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Rhinestones, Very Vanilla Ribbon.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Red Christmas Stocking

Just a Clean & Simple Red Stocking card today. I love the simplicity of this. Red on a white background always looks so crisp and clean. Mum & Dad arrive from England today. I'm SO EXCITED!!!!!! Happy Christmas to me :)


Recipe
Stams : Hang Your Stocking
Ink : Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock : Shimmery White
Accessories : Big Shot, Christmas Stocking Thinlit, Red Ribbon, Softly Falling EF

Monday, December 19, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Cards



I spent Saturday working on more Christmas cards to get in the post. It was lovely working on them while the snow was gently falling outside my craft room window. This is a really simple one which I think turned out really well.

Recipe
Stamps : Festival of Trees (retired), Holiday Home (sentiment - retired)
Ink : Crumb Cake
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, Shimmery White
Accessories : Tree Punch, Star Punch, Twine


Sunday, December 18, 2016

New Home



I needed a New Home card last weekend and this retired set seems to be the only thing suitable in the SU collection at the moment. I'm so sad it didn't carry over from last year's Holiday mini. It'll be one I keep on hand forever though, this is too sweet to get rid of!

Recipe
Stamps : Holiday home
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Blushing Bride
Ink : memento black, various reinkers for colouring
Accessories : Big Shot, framelits