Friday, May 30, 2008

One of My All Time Fav's

I really love the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set and keep going back to it. This weeks class used this set and one of the cards was embossed which is also one of my favourite techniques.

I have embossed with Silver embossing powder onto Elegant Eggplant cardstock and mounted onto Basic Black. The Thanks if from the set also and this was embossed and cut out to make a tag. I have tied it on with silver cord which unfortunately was discontinued from the old catalogue but I just had to use some leftover bits.

The simple "Heartfelt" was stamped in Encore Silver ink pad to finish it off. Everyone really enjoyed making this as watching the embossing effect take place is always a little amazing. Once again my photography isn't the best or perhaps I need a new camera........

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Football Card

We have a boy on my son's rugby team that has broken his arm and I had to whip up a card today so the team could sign it.

I used the great new sets Just Rugby and Go Team which are great for boy cards. It has always been a little difficult to do boy cards but these sets make it so easy. Have a look at page 68 and 69 in the Catalogue at the wonderful sets available.

The images are stamped with Night of Navy ink pad on Bashful Blue card stock. I cut the image of the player and mounted this onto Night of Navy card. I had a scrap of Certainly Celery which I used as a highlight strip. The words are punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch and then mounted on Certainly Celery punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch. This was then mounted on Certainly Celery and then onto the Night of Navy base card. I used Dimensionals to lift the football.

I then used my new Crop-A-Dile that I got for Mothers Day and punched three holes on each side for a highlight. I taped left over strips of Certainly Celery behind the card to add a little more colour. To cover the strips on the inside of the card I needed to add a paper insert.

Sorry about the quality of the photo, I think I need to do a photography course! I hope this all makes sense as it is late and been a long day. Hope this gives you some inspiration for boy cards.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Great Last Minute Card

I love rollers for last minute cards and believe it or not most of my cards are last minute. I did this card for my son to take to his friends party 10 minutes before we had to leave the house.

I used the Classic Stars Jumbo Roller on Whisper White card stock and Green Galore ink. I cut the strip to size and double mounted with Whisper White and Green Galore and then stuck to my card base. I then punched a few stars from Green Galore card using the Large Star punch and mounted in place with Dimensionals to give the raised effect.

The Happy Birthday is from the Occassional Greetings set and this is stamped in Green Galore and then edged with the same ink.

As you can see, very quick but quite effective. Changing the colurs gives a different look and you could even do this in girly colours and add a bit of sparkle.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

No Time To Play Lately

I haven't had any time to play and be creative lately but I am excited about why. We are finally finishing our renovation and getting the front of the house done!!!! We started 4 years ago and did the inside and the back yard and now the front gets the much needed attention it requires.

We are taking the arches out as you can see by the photo's and landscaping the entire front yard. We will then render the house and finish it off.

I can't wait to show you the finished product so watch this space. Hopefully fingers crossed in the next 6 - 8 weeks. The good news for some is that we are taking tiles off the roof on Monday or Tuesday so I can promise you that it will definately rain next week.

I hope to get around to adding some new cards over the week and want to thank everyone for looking at my Blog, I get so excited seeing that I have some new visitors.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Just One Of My New Favourites

One of my favourite new stamp sets is Scribble This and I just love Purely Pomegranate from the In Colours. I had a little time this afternoon so thought what better way to spend it than to make a card. Much better than the ironing!

I have used two of the stamps from the Scribble This set. They are stamped on Very Vanilla card stock in Chocolate Chip ink. Then I shaded the flower with Purely Pomegranate and the flourish with Chocolate Chip.

This was double mounted on Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate Chip and then stuck to the main card. I have embellished with Double Stitched ribbon and a little glitter for the flower centre.

Hope you like this one!
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Recycling To A New Level

This little project has taken recycling to a new level. This unique little gift packaging is made from a Baked Beans can.

It is created from some of the beautiful Prints Designer Series Papers in Rose Red, Very Vanilla and Rose Red card stock, Rose Red Stampin’ Pad, Purely Pomegrante Double Stitched Ribbon and the Boho Backgrounds stamp set.

The idea is to put a little gift inside the can and the person opens it by pulling the Ring Pull.

Whoever receives one of these will think you are very clever.
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