Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sweet & Simple Birthday Card

I made this card for my dear friend, Joyce. It's sweet and simple ~ I was inspired to use the daisy die this time around, it makes a lovely flower when you layer it up.

Stamps : Teeny Tiny Wishes, Distressed Dots BG Stamp
Ink : Blushing Bride, So Saffron
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
Accessories : Big Shot, Daisy Die, 1/2" Circle Punch, Sponges

Friday, April 20, 2012

Roxanne's 40!

I wanted to make a pretty card for my friend Roxanne who is 40 next week! She is the sweetest person ~ I hope her next 40 yrs will be just as wonderful as the first :)

So, come one! Isn't that flower FABULOUS! I'm taking no credit for it, the talented creator is Joanne Leddy ~ here's a link to her tutorial. Have a go, it was surprisingly easy!

Now, my only dilemma now is how to fit it into the envelope! Happy Birthday Roxanne, I hope you have a wonderful and special day! Hugs to you!!!

Stamps : None (gasp!)
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette, Twitterpated DSP
Ink : None (2nd gasp!)
Accessories : Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower, Boho Blossoms Punches, 8mm 1/2 Pearl, Timeless Type Jnr Sizzlit Dies & Big Shot

Friday, April 13, 2012

April Club

I've been lucky enough to have two clubs running since Autumn last year. My Saturday Club ended last month, and my Friday night Club ends tonight. I started to feel really sad today, but have decided to start another Round of Club starting in June with the NEW CATALOGUE! Yippee ... I'm really excited and thought I'd share these projects to show you what fabulous things we make in Club for FREE. You don't have to be in my neighbourhood to attend, you can join my June club by mail if you'd like to. Let me know if you think that's something you'd like to do.

Here's a closer look at each project. All were made using the April promotion from SU called "Summer Smooches". I love how bright and cheery these colours and designs are. This product suite will be available in the newest Catalogue which goes live on June 1st. I can't wait! Special thanks for this adorable basket design go to Betty Traciak. I found her adorable basket on Pinterest. Her blog post with directions on how to make this basket from the Petite Purse die can be seen here.


Recipe : All Projects are made using the Stampin' Up 'Summer Smooches' product Suite.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Faux Embossing with In Colours

Two challenges today ~ firstly, the TLC which is to make a faux embossed background using punched out shapes, mine are the circles, I added a tiny smidge of Versamark Pen around the bottom of my shapes to make the faux embossing stand out more. Secondly, the Creative Crew April Design Focus is to use the 2010-2012 In Colours which will be retiring at the end of next month {sad face}. I will miss Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz SO MUCH!

Stamps : Fabulous Phrases, Bright Blossoms
Ink : Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Accessories : Circle Punches, Versamark Pen, Poppy Parade Ribbon, Scallop Trim Punch, 1/2 Crystals

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Inspiration Challenge

Every Saturday on Splitcoast, there's an Inspiration Challenge. I hardly ever have time on a Saturday to participate, but I got all my chores done yesterday so today I was delighted to find this cool photo on the Soul-Flower website to inpire me!
I chose the Stampin' Up Wheel "Funky Forest" and came up with this card which is for my friend Shari and her family who moved into a new house last week.

Here's a closer look at how I 'thumped' on my images to give some definition to the trees. I have unmounted this particular wheel so it's easy to use markers on all the various trees.

Stamps : Funky Forest Wheel
Ink : Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock : Pear Pizzazz, Shimmery White
Accessories : Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Always Artichoke & Old Olive Markers

Thursday, April 5, 2012

One More ...

I was just about to walk away from my desk when I thought I'll just try one more Easter card ... here it is!

Stamps : Everybunny, Delightful Dozen
Ink : StazOn, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock : Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Shimmery White
Accessories : Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Turquoise Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Crystal Effects, Aquapainter & Reinker

Easter Colouring

I tried my hand at the 'Ways to Use It' challenge on Splitcoast this morning, "colouring". Thought I'd have another play with the cute little Easter Set "Everybunny". Isn't she adorable? You can't see from the pic, but I added Crystal Effects to the eggs in her basket, too cute.

Stamps : Every Bunny, Delightful Dozen (sentiment)
Ink : StazOn, Soft Suede
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Nursery Nest DSP
Accessories : Reinker & Aquapainter, CE, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Framelits "Labels", Big Shot, Marina Mist Ribbon,

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Picnic Basket and Tutorial

My friend, Nikki, pinned a pic of a gorgeous picnic basket from Randi Thorsen's Norwegian blog. I was very taken with it so decided to have a go at making my own, converting all the metric measurements into inches. I made one of these baskets for the MI Mingle and have just made another one and made a photo tutorial to show you how to make one. The tutorial is in the right hand side bar of my blog under "Picnic Basket Tutorial". Here's what I came up with :

If you make one, make sure you leave me a comment so I can come and see it :) Happy Stamping!