Monday, January 31, 2011

Something New to Try

Good Morning! I managed to sneak in the TLC today from SCS before I head out to spend the morning with a friend. The Technique today is to 'double emboss'. You pass your cardstock through any embossing folder (I used Perfect Polka Dots) and then you brayer versamark ink over the raised parts and put embossing powder over the top. I used White EP. Looks cool, doesn't it! Bev Gerard has a video if you'd like to see how to do it. You can find it linked on today's TLC on SCS.

Here's a close up of the birthday cakes!

Stamps : Birthday Bakery
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Watercolour Paper
Ink : StazOn
Accessories : Big Shot, Polka Dot EF, White EP, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Aquapainter & WWCrayons, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Featured Stamper

I love to find time on a Sunday to take part in the SCS 'Featured Stamper' Challenge. This week it's someone called Tillymint from Australia. I chose this card to CASE. I changed the stamp sets and colours but kept the main layout.

Here's a peek into the inside of the card!

And finally, here's a close-up.

Stamp Sets : Morning Cup, Silhouette Sentiments
Ink : StazOn Black, Basic Black
Cardstock : Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Watercolour, Whisper White
Accessories : Aquapainter & Watercolour Wonder Crayons, 1/2 Pearls, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Jewellery Tag Punch, Linen Thread, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bendy Fold Card

I wanted to show you another 'bendy fold' card! It was one of the Club projects on Friday. I added some DSP to the layers which makes it a lot more sturdy and popped out the birds and cages from 'Aviary'. I really like the way this turned out. There are more bendy fold cards from Understand Blue (Lydia), Jenn Nahrstadt and my good friends Patty Bombyk and Jill Salminen if you're interested in seeing more ~ it's a very versatile pattern. If you make one, be sure to let me know so I can link to your blog!

Stamps : Aviary, Something to Celebrate
Cardstock : Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Sunny Garden DSP
Ink : Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Perfect Plum
Accessories : Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Scallop Oval and Oval Punches, Bendy Fold Card Tutorial!

Friday, January 21, 2011

January Club

Here are the 3 projects for tonight's Club. Thank goodness for Leadership to bring lots of wonderful inspiration :) And, look, there's another bendy fold card which are popping up all over the place. How fun is that?!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fancy Fold Card Class

Friday 28th January, 7pm, my house ~ Fancy Fold Card Class! Here are the cards we'll be making. You will take home your samples and directions AND I'll be giving away a FREE "Awash with Flowers" clear stamp set! Yes, if your name gets pulled out of the hat, it's yours to take home! $12/person. If you'd like to attend, please e:mail me at

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Colour Challenge

I'll take lots of pics at Leadership and blog from our hotel. I can't wait!!!

Stamps : Clearly for You, Fabulous Phrases
Ink : Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock : Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo
Accessories : Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, linen thread, 1/2 Pearls, Word Window and Modern Label Punches, Big Shot & Embossing Folder, Beveled Window Pane

Monday, January 10, 2011