Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Birthday Card for my sister

This is my wonderful sister's 30th birthday card. Because I'm a fabulous little sister it doesn't mention her age in any derogatory way but as i'm posting it on my blog it's a good way to say ha ha now you're 3 years older than me!!! ( for a couple of weeks anyway.)
I made this using a faux parchment effect I have been meaning to try for ages. I love the effect of parchment crafted cards but have neither the time or patience to spend that long on one card - I'm much more of an instant gratification person as anyone who has met me knows. However I do admire the effect and anyone who is patient enough to create one deserves a round of appause.
This method is not as impressive as real parchment cards but still very effective. Using ordinary vellum I've heat embossed my main image using silver pearl embossing powder. Then using Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry and Perfect Plum markers I coloured the image on the reverse of the vellum for a more subtle effect.
This panel has been mounted onto a Rich Razzleberry card base and the sentiment is embossed onto a strip of Perfect Plum punched with the new border punch.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Black & White Love

This is a 8x8 scrapbook page I made for my wedding album and uses the gorgeous Noveau Chic DSP , Basic Black Card Stock, Platinium Shimmer Paint, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Wonderful Words and Baroque Motifs Stamp Sets along with the Eyelet Border Punch.

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Team Challenge - Christmas Theme

This is my entry for my upline Abi's team challenge. The theme this time was Christmas - I know for some of us that's practically a curse word in August but we have to start sometime!
This is very simple card - I used Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Ink, Platinum Shimmer Paint along with the Serene Snowflakes, Dasher and Occasional Greetings Stamp Sets.
Don't forget to check out the rest of Abi's Teams Creations the links to their blogs are on the left under My Stampin' Family!
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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Funky Friday # 62

This is my entry for the funky friday challenge. I used sage shadow, orchid opulence and whisper white cardstock. Basic grey and sage shadow inks. Card is made with the embrace life stamp set. I also used the new chocolate chip satin ribbon and oval and scallop oval punches.
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Saturday, 5 June 2010


This is a card for my sister and brother-in-laws 7th anniversary which i made using one of the fabulous new colors Rich Razzleberry.
I used Wonderful Words and Birthday Cheers and Wishes stamps for the text and Out of the Box and Roses in Winter for the backgrounds. Inks used used were Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum and Versamark. Cardstock is Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.
Card is finished with eyelet border punch and copper mica powder.
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Friday, 4 June 2010

Farewell Pink

This a leaving card I made for a wonderful colleague Sammi who has been covering maternity leave for us for 11 months. It was her last day today and she loves pink so in addition to a pink butterfly cake I made her this card to say goodbye and thank you.
I used card stock Basic Black, Pink Passion and Pixie Pink along with some colour core cardstock from my stash. Colour core c/s was embossed using a variety of folders and distressed to show the core colour. Pink and black panels were embossed using french filgree background stamp and swirl from carte postale in black glitter and cranberry embossing powder.
I also used some mirri card from my stash.
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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Funky Friday # 53,55 & 57

I know its a blatant cheat to use one card for 3 challenges but as I'm so far behind it seemed like a practical thing to do. This card combines a colour, theme and sketch challenge from the funky friday challenges set every friday.

Card used is Basic Black, Real Red, So Saffron and Taken with Teal. I stamped images from the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set onto card squares. Card is finished with a greeting stamped in white ink and a strip of Whisper White Ribbon.

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Friday, 7 May 2010

Funky Friday # 56

This weeks challenge was lilac and white colour challenge. So suprise suprise I have used Whisper White and Lovely Lilac card and inks.
Stamp set used is Simply Said along with the fab full heart punch. I was trying for a simple one layer card but ending up punching hearts from lovely lilac and white and 3'd - ing them as I felt the card was a bit plain.
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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Funky Friday # 49

I know I'm very behind on the challenges but I thought I might attempt to do some of the ones I've missed. A new challenge is set every week check them out here.
This is my step mum's birthday card based on the sketch. I used a picture of her dog Buster along with Cameo Coral Card and Inks, Very Vanilla Card and Ribbon. Stamp sets used were Sincere Salutations, Vintage Labels and Greenhouse Garden. Also used the Scallop Circle and Scallop Border Punches.
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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Natural Birthday

This is card a made for my uncle who is an avid birdwatcher. I used whisper white card for the base and created a background using stamps from the autumn days and touch of nature stamp sets. Using a decoupage print from my stash I matted it onto ruby red, old olive, close to cocoa and so saffron card stock. Greeting was made using the vintage labels set and the scallop circle punch.

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Vintage Pink Birthday

Hi just in case still reads this after me not posting for so long I apologise for the lack of posts. I was intending to be really organised and post regularly this year but as usual life seems to have gotten in the way as I have been pretty ill for most of this year so far. Any way enough excuses here is the first of a few posts I have scheduled over the next few weeks.

I made this card for my my almost sister in law Jenny who's birthday it was on monday. She is a big fan of pink so this card was done using Pretty In Pink, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip Card Stock. Main design uses the gorgeous Vintage Vogue stamp set available from the Mini Catalogue until September. Sentiments are taken from Sincere Salutations and Whimsical Words sets. Whimsical Words was one of the SAB sets from earlier this year.

You can't really see it that well in the photo but I used one of the stunning Shimmer Paints to stamp the background on the card base. Card was finished with Eyelet Border Punch, Corner Rounder and Gemstone Brads.

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

Waterlily Birthday

I made this card for my Sister-In-Law's birthday. She loves lilies but over the years I have all but exhausted my collection of lily images so I was struggling to come up with something this year until my dad suggested I make a waterlily.
To make this I drew a lilypad onto Whisper White cardstock and cut a square mat from the same card. I coloured the lily pad and the water using a misting technique. For the water I daubed Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Bordering Blue onto a craft mat and spritzed with water. I swirled the card square into the ink until I was happy with coverage and then screwed up the square to add some definition and then flattened and left to dry.
The lilypad was done using the same technique with Handsome Hunter, Garden Green, Sage Shadow and Green Galore Inks.
The lily was made using Whisper White Card shapes punched using the 5 Petal Flower and Boho Blossoms punches. I coloured the petals using Pretty In Pink Ink and added a gem to the centre.
Greeting is from the Vintage Labels Stamp Set one of four sets that you can get for free!
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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Birthday Silhouettes

This is card I made for Lisa another member of Abi's fabulous downline. I wasn't sure about the colour combo at first but am quite pleased with way it turned out. Lisa sent me a lovely birthday card using similar colours so I took my inspiration from that.
For this I used Very Vanilla, Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip C/S. Elegant Eggplant, Taken With Teal and Chocolate Chip Inks. Sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations and main design uses the wonderfully versatile Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Set.
The Card is finished using Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon and Chocolate Chip Card Strip embellished using the Eyelet Border Punch.
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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Funky Friday # 39

I know Christmas is over but as I was so behind on my Funky Friday Challenge posts and the colours Bravo Burgandy, Handsome Hunter, Old Olive and Real Red just screamed Christmas at me I thought I'd get started now for this year!

For this card I used Burgandy, Hunter, Olive and Red Inks to create a wreath using stamps from the Autumn Days and Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Sets. The sentiment is from a retired hostess set and is embossed in gold onto a Very Vanilla and Bravo Burgandy Circle. This matted onto Burgandy and Handsome Hunter Layers and the card is finished with some ribbon from my stash.

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Monday, 11 January 2010

Funky Friday # 38

This the card I finally made for Abi's Funky Friday Challenge. We had to use Lavendar Lace, Pretty In Pink, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and Creamy Caramel.
I used the Cupcake Wheel with embossing ink to create a background on my Pretty In Pink and Very Vanilla C/S. Then I embossed using clear and silver powder.
Main Image was stamped on Creamy Caramel, Lavender and Pink C/s and then layered up to create the finished cupcake. Finished off with a little Close To Cocoa and Dazzling Diamonds on the icing. Sentimet stamped in Lavender Lace is from the Whimsical Words Sale - A- Bration Set. This was layered onto mats of Pretty in Pink and Lavendar Lace.
I finished this off with a paper ribbon created using the Eyelet Border Punch and a strip of Chocolate Chip C/S.
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Sunday, 10 January 2010

Blue Twilight

I made this after finishing watching Twilight for about the tenth time and just beiing struck with the beautiful blue colours in the movie.

This card was made using Whisper White, Brocade Blue and Bordering Blue C/S. Background and main panel were created using Brocade Blue Ink and stamps from the now retired Carte Postale Stamp Set. Sentiment was made using the gorgeous Vintage Labels Sale-A-Bration Stamp set.

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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Funky Friday # 40

Woo Hoo! How organised am I? Not only have I completed the first sketch Funky Friday Challenge but this is also my Valentine's swap for the next team meeting! I know scary isn't it - I'm sure this organisation won't last long.
For this card I used Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Pretty In Pink Card Stock. Chocolate Chip 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Corner Rounder, Pretty In Pink Ink, Silver Embossing Powder and Stamps from the Love You Much and Sealed with A Kiss Stamp Sets.
The new and improved Funky Friday Challenges are set every week by Abi and the other members of her design team and alternate between colour, sketch and theme click here to join in the fun!
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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Sorry No Posts

I apologise for having been such a bad blogger lately but what with flu, xmas, a long lost relative and a new neice things have been a bit hectic lately. I resolve to try and do better this year (one resolution I hope to keep!).

This is a card I made for a work friends birthday just before christmas and when I made it I realised I had also followed a team challenge brief set by Kathy. The team challenge was to make a card using only a SU roller and a greeting. The calendar is something I made quite a few of as gifts this year and was an idea that Abi showed me.

I used Taken With Teal and Whisper White Card Stock and Inks, Silver Embossing Powder and the Circle and Scallop Circle Punches. Roller used is So Swirly, Sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations Stamp Set.
Calendar uses Pocket Silhouettes and retired hostess set sentiment.

Thanks for looking more soon. x