Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Apothecary Art

My first impression of this set was fatastic for water colouring but it is so much more than that.  It looks great in a single colour and embossed.  So for all of you who are not a huge fan of water colouring, take another look at this one as it is actually very versatile.  It is made to fit with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies perfectly and can make a statement all on its own or as part of a masterpiece.

We used the Framelits to create a "Frame" for the image.  This is so simple to do.  When cutting your Framelit, choose 2 sizes and lay one inside the other evenly spaced and run it through your Bigshot.  We then ran the frame through an embossing folder to add some texture.  This really was a quick and simple card but noone would ever know, they would think you spent ages making it.

Stamps:       Apothecary Art, Just Believe
Card Stock:    Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink:     Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake
Access:   Big Shot, Polka Dot EF, Finial Press EF, Labels Collection Framelits

Bordering On A Little Romance

When the new Autumn/Winter Mini came out, I couldn't wait to put my order in.  The biggest problem I had was what to get straight away and what to wait for - I'm not the most patient person!

I jusst had to get the very gorgeous Bordering On Romance set.  Of course if you get that you have to have the new Edgelets Dies and matching Embossing folders - of course - right!!!  This was a great opportunity to do some water colouring which we haven't done for some time.

Stamps:                    Bordering on Romance
Cardstock:                Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Water Colour Paper
Ink:                           Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
Access:                     Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelets Dies, Adorning Accents Embossing
                                  Folders, Pearls, Aqua Pens

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Honoured with an Award

The lovely and ever so talented Kerry Bunting kindly nominated my me for this award.  I was blown away to receive this and want to thank her for thinking of me.  The conditions of this award are as follows:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who nominated you for the award.
2. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
3. Copy and paste the award to your blog.
4. Presnt the award to 5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
5. Let them know they have been nominated by leaving a comment on their blog

Five other bloggers that I love to visit and find inspiring are:
2. Pam

Phew, my duties are done.  I hope you enjoy visiting all these talented ladies sites and find something to inspire your own wonderful creations.  Happy stamping!!!!!!

Style Beautiful Birthday

Another of my favourite sets (I have soooo many) is the Style Beautiful set.  It is great for backgrounds or as a centre piece for a card.  This card uses just a little of one of the images showing that you don't need to use an entire stamp to create a masterpiece. The words are from A Word for you minus the - cherry on top.  We learnt a nifty little trick for blocking out part of a stamp set to just ink up the part you want.  What you can't see in this photo is the Vanilla background has been lightly stamped with the French Filigree background stamp to break up the stark look of plain card.

Stamps:  A Word For You, Style Beautiful, French Filigree
Card:      Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink:        Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Access:  Postage Stamp Punch, 1" square punch (Summer Mini)

Happy I Do Day

We haven't done a wedding card for a long time and as the Iridescent Ice embossing powder from the Summer Mini was about to finish, I couldn't resist. I just love the fine detail stamp from the Creative Elements set for any formal cards.  It is difficult to see in the photo, but I used silver embossing powder on the back layer and iridescent ice on the from layer and then the words are done with the black embossing powder.

Stamp Sets:  Creative Elements, Word Play
Card stock:  Basic Black, Silver
Ink:  Versamark
Access:  Silver, Iridescent Ice and Black embossing powders, gemstones, Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die