Wednesday, 31 December 2008
This card is one of 19 I have made so far as New Year's cards (I hardly ever make more than one card of the same design so I am astonished that I have made 19!!). I wanted to use some of the Sale-a-Bration stamps that Stampin Up! has produced for the fantastic Jan/Feb promotion. For every £45 you spend, you will receive one of these sets for FREE!! And, there's free sets to be had for hostesses too - so well worth getting in contact with me to place an order!
Here's my card recipe:
Stamps: Seasonal Wishes, Polka Dot Punches, Botanical Blooms, Yummy, Baroque Wheel
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke
Ink: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Accessories: White and Gold embossing powders, glitter, heat gun, stamp-a-ma-jig, scallop punch, five-petal flower punch, blender pen, corner rounder punch
Have a happy new year... see you in 2009!
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Hello! The wonders of half term means that I can find time to add to my rather pathetic blogging attempts to date... Although things are looking up for this being a more regular thing as my hubby just bought us a decent digital camera, which means no more faffing around with the scanner and getting rubbish images of my cards: YAY!
This card was made for the colour challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers which was Pixie Pink, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. I initially was a bit scared of this colour combination but when I saw some of the other fabulous samples I was inspired! I pulled out my Fabulous Flowers set from Stampin Up! and stamped twice in both Pixie and Pumpkin inks. I cut the flowers out in layers then clear and glitter embosed them. The layers were then built up with foam tape. The corners of the Old Olive card were pierced. I used Pumkin Pie Designer Paper on the bottom half of the card. Old Olive grosgrain ribbon was added at the side.
The greeting in the corner (not very visable on the photo) is from Verve.
Thanks for looking! If you would like more information about Stampin Up! products please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 11 August 2008
I have decided I need to stop being lazy and spend a little time and tlc on my blog! My first post is this card made with Stampin Up! products. I am a SU! demonstrator in the UK so if you ever need any stamping or scrapbooking goodies - just contact me!
I chose this card for my first post 'cos it is probably the best one (in my opinion...) I have made with SU stuff. I got the idea for this when I was on a bus somewhere and I saw some queen anne's lace on the side of the road. It struck me that I could get the white blossom with a gel pen... so as soon as I could get to my supplies I got to work! I stamped the flower on Certainly Celery cardstock with Old Olive ink then used my Signo white gel pen to add the dots. The Good Luck panel was stamped with Canvas background using Certainly Celery ink in a mottled fashion then I added some faux stitching with my SU markers. The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive and is from Sincere Salutations.
The butterflies from A Touch of Nature were stamped in Old Olive, coloured with SU markers than embossed with clear embossing powder. The card base was stamped with French Flair (now on the retired list... boo hoo!) in Certainly Celery.
An Old Olive ribbon was used to finish this off!
Thanks for reading,