Friday, 28 January 2011

Soft Suede Greenhouse Garden

Ooohh, I love this colour combination; Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Baha Breeze.

The card base is Soft Suede which has been stamped using the flower detail stamps from Greenhouse Garden in Soft Suede ink and then using the white gel pen I added highlights. I attached a strip of Early Espresso to a larger piece of Baha Breeze across the middle of the card and added the Thank You sentiment from Fresh Cuts which was stamped in Soft Suede ink and punched out using the modern label punch. The base flowers were stamped in Baha Breeze onto Whisper White and then the flower details stamped over the top in a combination of Soft Suede and Early Espresso. I added adhesive pearls to the centres of the flowers and on the label. Some of the flowers and the label were popped up on dimensionals.

Take care until next time ....


Thursday, 27 January 2011

Thanks For Everything

I think this twisted easel card is gorgeous! I know everyone is making them, but what the heck!!!

Again, I have used the wonderful 'In Colour' markers for this card. The base is Peach Parfait and the layers are Concord Crush and some Pear Pizazz DSP. The stamp set, For Everything, is fast becoming one of my favourites - I love building the flowers and the little butterfly is so cute! The leaves on the base of the card were punched from Pear Pizazz card using the Two-Step Bird punch. I also added some Stampin' Up! adhesive pearls on the flowers and butterfly.

Take care until next time ....


Monday, 24 January 2011

Abi's Cat Card

My upline, Helen, showed me how to make this cat - isn't it cute??

My daughter's friend has recently had a birthday and this is the card I made her. The white card base is from my stash, the paper is Greenhouse Gala from Stampin' Up! as is the Pear Pizzazz and Pumpkin Pie card. I used an orange Stampin' Up! marker to make the kitty stripes and a black one for the eyes and whiskers. Her name was stamped using the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set with Pumpkin Pie ink - good job she only has a little name!!!

Take care until next time ....


Saturday, 22 January 2011

Punch Art Bird

I have seen several versions of this bird flying around blogland so I decided to have a go.

I think some of the best items in the Stampin' Up! catalogue are the punches. They are excellent quality, co-ordinate with some of the stamp sets, and, best of all, they punch through card.

The punches I have used are;
Ornament (body)
Boho Blossoms (eyelashes, hair, crown, feet)
Two-Step Bird (wings)
1 3/8" Circle (tummy, head)
3/4" Circle (eyes)
1/2" Circle (eyes)
1/4" Circle (eyes, sadly now retired)

The colours are Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Basic Black. I sponged around the edges of the punched pieces with the same colour of ink to give some depth and the strips of black for the hair and legs were put through the crimper. Adding highlights with a white gel pen makes all the difference!

Take care until next time ...


Thursday, 20 January 2011

AAARRRGGGGHHH!!!! Pass the Rum ......

I love this 'Beware Pirates' stamp set - might have something to do with the fact that I think of Johnny Depp every time I use it!!

The inspiration for this card hit me one day when I had cut out a Cherry Cobbler card base the wrong size so the front panels 'bowed' out - "hmm" I thought "there are no mistakes in crafting" and decided to go with it!

The colours are Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Very Vanilla, and I used a scrap of the Newsprint DSP on the inside of the card.

Take care until next time ....


Friday, 14 January 2011

Monkeying around!

This is my last project that I made at Alison's last week.

I chose the colours from the 'In Colour' range again as I think they are gorgeous!! The base card is Peach Parfait and along the bottom of the card I used the Solid Stripes stamp with Peach Parfait ink. I added a border punched strip of Pear Pizazz card across the card. The greeting is from the Heard From the Heart set stamped in Concord Crush onto Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the monkeys from Fox and Friends set using Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz and Concord Crush onto a scrap of Whisper White and cut them out so I could 'pop' them up on dimensionals to look like they're hanging from the sentiment. I layered the image onto a piece of Concord Crush and added it to the front of the card.

Since making these cards I have received the 'In Colour' Designer Paper Pack - WOW, WOW!!! I love them even more!! It is such good value and is a perfect pack to split with a friend!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Funky Four

This is another project I made at Alison's (in between laughing and eating). I love these cute mushrooms!! Believe it or not, this is the first time I have used Stampin' Up! markers to colour a stamp!!

The card base is Early Espresso and the strip of DSP is from the Hostess Level 1 In Colour paper pack. I coloured the mushrooms directly on the stamp with the lovely In Colour markers, breathed on it and then stamped onto Whisper White cardstock - simples! The layers are Peach Parfait and Concorde Crush with a final layer of border punched Pear Pizazz. A knot of Early Espresso ribbon was tied around the image with a couple of Tiny Tags.


Take care until next time ..........


Wednesday, 5 January 2011

For Everything

After a few months of not doing a lot of crafting I have a few projects to show you. I spent the day with other local Stampin' Up! demonstrators for crafting, chatting, and, thanks to Alison, lots of eating!!!

Here's one project I managed to make!

The card base is Early Espresso with a strip of the Hostess Level 1 In Colour paper pack in Peach Parfait. The images are from the gorgeous For Everything stamp set on Whisper White and they are coloured with the In Colour markers using Peach Parfait, Concorde Crush and Pear Pizazz. This was then layered onto a piece of Concorde Crush with a strip of Pear Pizazz that I punched using a border punch. The greeting and butterfly were stamped onto Whisper White, but out and popped up with dimensionals.

Gorgeous colours and stamps!!