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

Monday, January 30, 2017

Thanks for a Lovely Evening

I was invited out last night to a party at a friend's house. She hosted 20 of us and it was great fun. That was a lot of work for her so I wanted to make her something to say "thank you".



Recipe
Stamps : Branch Out (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink : Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, DSP (retired)
Accessories : Circle Layering Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Big Shot

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bestie's Birthday

It was my bestie's birthday this past week and she's away in her cottage by the sea. We've been through a lot together and I wanted to maker her something really special for her day. Love how this turned out, I used the new SU watercolour pencils and loved them!




Recipe
Stamps : Birthday Blossoms
Ink : Memento Black
Cardstock : Calypso Coral, Shimmery White, Watercolour Paper
Accessories : Blossom Punch, Watercolour Pencils, Aquapainter

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.