Sunday, 31 January 2010

Teddy with Flowers

Card/Paper: Lovely Lilac, So Saffron, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel Textured, and Close to Cocoa Textured
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Close to Cocoa, black marker, white gel pen
Stamps: Inca Stamps Happy Birthday, Season of Joy flourish, Polka Dot background stamp
Other: So Saffron Grosgrain (retired)
Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")

This teddy is from a digital class design (Bear for All Seasons) from Paper Punch Addiction. I had to adapt my teddy a bit as we don't have all the SU punches over here that they do in the US. So he's a little rounder than the original design - bit like me really! But he looks happy enough. He has quite a few extra little round pads floating around on the floor here - it was quicker to punch more than to search for the ones I kept dropping! Sponging the edges of those was pretty fiddly, but worth it in the end. Of course he has some flowers - I like to get flowers on a card whenever possible!

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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Red Hearts and Vanilla Lace

Card/Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Groom Speciality Paper
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamps: Wonderful Words
Other: Real Red 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon
Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")

This is the second make and take from our stamper's ten meeting last night. I really like the Real Red and Very Vanilla together. The black Groom speciality paper is so thick, it's more like a lightweight card really - click to enlarge and see the lovely embossed pattern on it.

We used the Eyelet Border punch on the vanilla card, and the Heart to Heart punch on the black to punch out the hearts so that the red from a strip placed underneath shows through. Finished off with a quick stamped greeting and a wrapped bow.

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Pastel Flowers

Card/Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Happy Moments
Other: Bashful Blue Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Soft Subtles Watercolour Wonder Crayons
Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")

This is one of the cards we made tonight at my stampers ten meeting. The flowers were stamped using Basic Gray ink, having first been stamped off once to soften the grey. Coloured in using the crayons and picking up the colour from the tips of the crayons using either a blender pen, or an aquabrush according to the preference of the member. On this card I have used an aquabrush. The colours are Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace and Certainly Celery. The tags were made using both sizes of the Tag punches. All of the white card was sponged around the edges with Pretty in Pink ink and a sponge dauber. The white ribbon was threaded through holes punched in the tags, before wrapping onto the card on top of the blue ribbon. Then a short length of ribbon was tied in a knot and stuck on top of the tags using a glue dot. The tags were arranged before popping a foam dimensional behind each one to keep them in place.

We made another card which I'll put up tomorrow.

I am starting a new group in February, so if you would like to join in, click here for details.

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Monday, 25 January 2010

Blue Flowers from Class

Another class at the Glitter Pot on Saturday - full, with lots of lovely ladies, and a gent in the afternoon. There was a fair contingent from the Imag-e-nation forum - better known as the 'rabble at the end'! Very enjoyable - thank you to everyone! This is the card we made in the morning. There were some mutterings along the lines of working them too hard, but in the end nearly everyone finished their card by lunch time! Hopefully they enjoyed it along the way.

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Sunday, 24 January 2010

In Love With Stamping Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

If you've arrived from Jo's blog - welcome to my stop in the blog hop. If you're starting here, just click on the link at the end of my post and then follow each of the links on the following blogs posts on the hop, and you'll end up back here again.

My first card uses a greeting from the Whimsical Wishes set. A very simple card with the candle from Big Bold Birthday, Tempting Turquoise Card, and designer paper from the Kaleidoscope pack. The ink colours are: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Orchid Opulence and Lovely Lilac. A little paper piercing along the turquoise card to finish.

My second project is a little card box measuring 10.5cm square. It houses six 9.5cm square cards and their matching envelopes nicely. The Sale-A-Bration set I've used here is Vintage Labels - my favourite of the four SAB sets I think. The swirly stamp from this set is framed just perfectly by the Hodgepodge Hardware frame. Very simple colour scheme of Old Olive and Very Vanilla - the paper is from the Old Olive designer series pack. Some 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain to finish on top of a strip of vanilla punched with the Eyelet Border Punch. I have a tutorial for making the box here on my blog.

The box houses six little note cards - two of each design. All using the same Vintage Labels set.

Both of these Sale-A-Bration sets can be earned free from Stampin' Up! Click on the image to download a pdf of the brochure.

Thank you for stopping by. Your next stop is Kim Fee's blog here.

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

Simply Said in Plum Sketch Challenge Card

Card/Paper: Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum Card
Ink: Perfect Plum & Pale Plum Ink
Stamps: Simply Said
Other: Dazzling Diamonds and 2 Way Glue Pen
Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")


Another challenge card from the ILWS January Cup challenge - this time the sketch challenge.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Limited Supplies Challenge Card


Card/Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Green Galore, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps:Big Bold Birthday
Other: Mat Pack and Paper Piercer
Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")


This is another card from the In Love With Stamping challenge night. This one was for the limited supplies challenge. We could only use one stamp set, along with ink and card stock and no embellishments at all.

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Monday, 18 January 2010

In Love With Stamping Colour Challenge Card


Card/Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive Prints DP
Ink: Old Olive
Stamps: Occasional Greetings
Other:Flat backed pearls
Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")


At the beginning of January In Love With Stamping had a challenge evening, and I managed to reserve the evening and participate. A tough challenge for me 'cos I'm not a quick card maker, and only having one hour to make and upload a card was a lot of pressure for me! Making decisions is my problem - would this look better than that, what stamp set shall I use . .and so on! Anyway - I did manage to keep up - just about. Just took me two and a half weeks to get round to posting the cards on my blog!

Here is the colour challenge card that I made. We had to use all of the above colours in a card.

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Sunday, 17 January 2010

At last - a card!


Card/Paper: Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Tea Party Designer Paper
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Whisper White Craft Ink
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Oval All, Vintage Labels
Other: White Gel Pen, Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Card Size: 13.5cm x 13.5cm (approx 5" x 5")


Hope you were sitting down when you discovered there was a card on my blog! Not much card making has been going on here for a while, so as I made one yesterday I thought I ought to pop it on. This is for my eldest daughter's birthday tomorrow.

The background is both sides of the same piece of designer paper. I used the Eyelet Border punch to make the lacey strip behind the ribbon. On the punched oval I used my Certainly Celery marker to ink up just the flower part of the Oval All stamp, so that I could then stamp the Happy Birthday in place of the greeting that should have been there.

For the three little green flowers at the top of the card, I stamped the single flower from Flight of the Butterfly in Whisper White Craft ink onto the designer paper to give me a white base - onto which I coloured with a Certainly Celery marker, and finally outlined with a white gel pen.

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