Sunday, January 31, 2010

Featured Stamper and Watercolouring

I needed a card for my cousin's baby, Oliver. He's being Christened on Sunday and I wanted a card for them. I headed over to the Featured Stamper's Challenge on Splitcoast for some inspiration and found this cute card by Nichole, aka ButterflyEars. It inspired me to try to watercolour, I'm still not very good at it, I need to practice, practice, practice and I'm ashamed to say that the colouring on here took me well over an hour!!!

Stamps : Picnic Parade
Cardstock : SU Watercolour Paper, So Saffron
Ink : Stazon
Accessories : SU oval and scallop oval punches, Red Satin Ribbon, Scallop Trim punch, aquapainters and inks.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Limited Supply Challenge with the Milk Carton

The challenge on SCS today is to make a milk carton ... thank goodness I have my SU mini milk carton die, love that thing!!! Because it's limited supplies, I made it out of DSP and used some scraps to punch out hearts. NOT the most inspiring piece of work, but cute enough! I punched the 1" holes and added window sheets to add a little bit of interest!

Stamps : Vintage Labels (for you)
Cardstock : Sending Love Specialty, scraps of Pretty in Pink and Rose Red
Ink : Choc Chip
Accessories : Big Shot, Milk Carton Die, Heart Punch, Ribbon, Clip

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ways to Use ~ Textiles

So being with Debra really rubbed off on me and I've been on the Vintage kick for a couple of days now!!! But today, the WT (ways to use it) challenge on SCS was to incorporate textiles into our design. I absolutely love fabric and am a part-time quilter ... with a number of unfinished wall hangings lying sadly neglected in my sewing room! Anyway, I've reverted to my trusty 'CAS' style with this one, using my Big Shot to cut out a fabric butterfly with the Bigz Die 'Beautiful Butterflies'. I love it! So quick and easy to do!

Stamps : None!
Cardstock : Kraft, Very Vanilla, Ruby Red
Ink : None!
Accessories : Big Shot, Bigz Die Beautiful Butterflies, Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More Vanilla & Soft Suede

I just had time this morning to squeeze in the sketch challenge from Splitcoast Stampers! It was quick so this isn't my most exciting card ever, but it's OK. I used all the stuff on my desk from yesterday! Here's a close up of the oval from Vintage Labels. I just sponged the edges for definition, and used the horizontal slit punch to make my ribbon detail.

Stamps : Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage, Vintage Labels
Cardstock : Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink : Soft Suede
Accessories : Large Oval Punch, Soft Suede Ribbon, Horizontal slit punch, Sponge

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vintage Vogue, Suede and Vanilla and Debra Daam

So what do you get when you combine Debra, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Vintage Vogue and a Sponge .... ? This:

I drove to Minglerville yesterday (aka Portage) to spend the day with the wonderful Debra. I think her 'vintage' style rubbed off on me! This is for my friend, Sue's, birthday which is today so we're meeting up to celebrate! Happy Birthday, Sue!

Here's a pic of Debra and myself from yesterday. What a lot of fun we had.

Card Recipe
Stamps : Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Wheel
Ink : Soft Suede
Cardstock : Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Accessories : Flower Punch, Clear Button, 3/4" punch, sponge, twine, soft suede ribbon, scallop trim punch, dimensionals

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Club Projects

My Stampin' Up Club met last night after a short break and we had a BLAST stamping together again. The only sad thing was that one of our girls, Cindy, was away. Don't feel too sorry for her though, she's taken all her stamping stuff down to Florida!!! We did miss you though Cindy!

I wanted to let you see the other projects we worked on. The mini milk carton is very sweet, it's teeny tiny, we could fit 4 Hershey Nuggets easily in one ... some of us chose to eat ours instead though (not mentioning any names ~ you know who you are!!) It's decorated with the new Sending Love Specialty Paper, one of the patterns coordinates with the trio flower punch, so we used it to decorate the lid.

And finally, a very simple single layer card using the tree trunk from 'Season of Friendship'. I love how this turned out, we used the small heart punch, also brand new in the mini, to make love heart leaves. Of course, the card was finished off with some Champagne Mist shimmer!!

Stamps : Tiny Tags, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Season of Friendship
Cardstock : Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Sending Love Specialty Paper
Ink : Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Craft Choc Chip
Accessories : Clear Embossing Powder, Small Heart Punch, Big Shot, Movers and Shapers, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch.

Friday, January 22, 2010

January Club Project

Oh my word, where is January going? I have been ridiculously busy, hardly any time for stamping {pout}. However, tonight is the first meeting of my lovely Club girls after a few months' break. Shelly asked for a technique, so I chose to make a flip/fold card which I found on Jackie Topa's blog. Here's her tutorial. I also found a wonderful card in the SCS gallery by Marie McClellan for the stamp set 'Tiny Tags' ... isn't it divine? So I CASE'd the heart. I like how it turned out, it's tricky to do, but worth the results!

Stamps : Tiny Tags
Cardstock : Shades of Spring DSP, Pretty in Pink, WW
Ink : Rose Red
Accessories : Scallop Edge Punch, Tag Punch, Linen Thread, Movers & Shapers Heart Shape, Heart Punch, Polka Dot EF, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Class

Well, tomorrow is 'back to normal' day! Sarah's back to school and Roy's back to work and I'm busy planning my club and class projects for the next couple of months. January's class will be on Friday 15th Jan at 7pm here, at my house. We'll be making 4 cards and a display box using the new Vintage Vogue stamp set from Stampin' Up's latest Mini Catalogue.

Here's the set inside the display box. It's held shut with a belly band and has an acetate lid so you can see the inside.

Stamps : Vintage Vogue, Vogue Wheel, Well Scripted
Cardstock : Very Vanilla, Kraft, Not Quite Navy
Ink : Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Accessories : Big Shot, Dies, Irridescent Ice EP, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Brads, Acetate