Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
A Christmas card.
Sorry, the photos make the colours look a bit washed out. I hope you like them and I will be back soon to share my regional training swaps.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I used versamark and clear embossing powder to emboss the Circle Circus images and the 'celebrate' sentiment in the centre. I didn't think this would photograph very well but having the flash on seems to have really picked up on the shine of the embossing, even if the rest of the card looks a bit washed out.
This is the inspiration image:
And here is my card:
Not sure if I am happy with this card. Lately I have barely found the time to do any stamping, so my goal this week is to get some cards and some scrapbook pages done. I also have some MDF letters to cover in scrapbooking papers - my gift to a friend who has just had a baby. So hopefully I will have some more to share next week if I stick to my goal!
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
And here is my card:
Stamps - Baroque Motifs, Basic Phrases
Accessories - Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, pink rhinestones
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The demonstrators - Alex, Erin, Jacinda, Denise, Liz, Kristen and myself, were excited to find out we had raised over $3000 for this worthy cause. We hope to make this an annual event.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
For Makeesha's Inkspirations Sketch Challnge this week I decided to make my very first Christmas card using my Tree Trimmings stamp set. I went with traditional red as a base and then added Sage Shadow and Brocade Blue to the card. I think these colours look great together.
Here is the sketch:
I made 4 different versions of this card while I was playing with my stamps so I suppose I already have a small stash of cards ready to go for Chrismas!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I played along with Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge this week. I love the colours in the inspiration picture and had the chance to use my new Real Red striped ribbon. Here is the inspiration:
And here is the card I made:
Monday, October 5, 2009
I used white dotted outlines a few times and chose earthy colours for my card. Also, the white stamping on Kraft cardstock reminds me of the rock art.
And a close up:
I have enjoyed participating in these challenges, even though I only just scraped in with them!Hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards.
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Always Artichoke
Ink - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Stamps - Eastern Blooms, Great Friend
Accessories - Martha Stewart twill ribbon, white gel pen
I thought the flower stamp in Baroque Motifs suited this challenge, so I used 3 colours and made a tesselating pattern using this stamp. The colours are not normally what I'd use but I think they go well together. Here is my card for India:
Cardstock - Kiwi Kiss, rertired Taken with Teal and Tangerine Tango DSP, Whisper White
Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Taken with Teal, Tangerine Tango
Stamps - Baroque Motifs, Great Friend
Accessories - Rhinestone brad, silver brads, Taken with Teal grosgrain ribbon
Following Nichole's suggestion of finding inspiration in the decor and colours I made a tile type pattern by stamping using bright colours on 1 1/4" paper squares and placing these in a grid.
Here is my card for the Mexico challenge:
Cardstock - Regal Rose, Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Stamps - Circle Circus, Short & Sweet
Ink - Regal Rose, Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery
Accessories - Certainly Celery twill ribbon
I used a very similar design to the card I made for Makeesha's colour challenge last week and adjusted the colours and stamp sets. I hope you like it.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Here is the Colour Challenge #13:
I used the following materials (from Stampin' Up! unless specified) -
Stamps Eastern Blooms, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock Vanilla, Old Olive, Urban Garden DSP
Ink Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Accessories Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, clear button, linen thread, scallop border punch
Thanks for looking,
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The supplies are as follows:
Stamps - Great Friend, Eastern Blooms
Ink - Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Cardstock - Natural Vanilla, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ribbon - So Saffron grosgrain
Thanks so much for looking!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I'll be back later with a card I made for a challenge.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Another card we made was an all occasion card using one of my favourite colour combinations right now - kraft, chocolate chip and baja breeze. Along with some beautiful textured cardstock from the Stampin Up! Spring Mini we used the flower from the Embrace Life stamp set and the cute little label from my new set Great Friend.