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