Tuesday, March 31, 2009

serivette car

I was going through some card photos and came across this one I thought I would share. It was made for my friend's son. I really hate making teenage boy cards, I have alot of cute stamps suitable for girls and little boys not teenages. I came across this serivette when I was shopping and thought WOW. I paper toiled the serivette so the card just popped out of the card and stamped the checks with white ink.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Retro Robin

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you, that is if your name is Janet, today is my sister's birthday and this is the card I made for her. This image is so cute it reminds me of the moment my sister got her little dog Lilly.
The other day I used Masterpiece studios teal and black garden dp, it was still on my desk so I used it to paper piece the pants for this girl. I teamed it with Masterpiece Studios teal and Black stripes.
Stamps: Rubber Romance - Retro Robin
Paper: Masterpiece Studios - teal & black stripes, teal and black garden, black, bashfull blue.
Other: DS black ribbon, brads, copics, photo corner punch


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Easter Bugs

I made this card for the Alota challenge over on PCP, I have just made it as the challenge closes on the 29th. The sketch I have used is one from Taylored Expressions TECC55.
Stamps: Alota - Bugs in Easter Basket
Paper: DP- Hiedi Grace Designs- Vintage stripe,Vineyard flowers, Stampin up - Elegant eggplant, bashfull blue, gable green.
Other: Twinklette, copics,American crafts elements ribbon, paper piercing tool and Mat, brads


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Martini Samantha

I made this card today for another of my daughter's friends who is turning 18. I got to play with some new things that I purchased at the Brisbane Paper Festival the other weekend. Firstly the wonderful Martha Stewart border punch, a bit extravagant in Australia but very nice. The designer paper is also new and it goes wonderfully with stampin up retired cool caribbean, yes I still have some of this.
I had a blue flower from craft affair but it wasn't quite the right shade so I coloured it with my copic marker - frost blue B00. I also added paper piercing to the corners, it doesn't very clearly in the photo but I cut and added a gel sticker to pop out the martini glass.
Stamps: Rubber Romance - Samantha
Paper: DP - teal and Black Garden -Masterpiece studios, Cool Caribbean, black, white.
Other: Paper Piercing tool and mat, double stiched black ribbon, craft affair flowers and jewel, Martha Stewart border punch,copics,gel sticker


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray

Yesterday I spent the day with my friends Frances and Gai we went craft shopping not that we needed anything as we all spent up big at the craft show on the weekend.It is Frances's birthday next week and this is the card that I made for her. Frances loves Owls and I couldn't resist putting one in a cupcake. The sketch I have use is MFTSC58.
Stamps: HeroArts - CL155 Playful Animals, Inkadinkado- Birthday Cupcakes
Paper: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Paper Inspirations - MCS217 Favourite Calligraphics.
Other: Wild Wasbi striped ribbon, chocolate chip ribbon, close to cocoa brads, nestibilities, paper piercing mat and tool, scollop border punch.
I also made this ribbon box for Frances, just somewhere to put her little bits of ribbon.
Again I used Hero Arts - Playful Animals and the paper is from Kaiser Selection - 7 colour schemes, this is a great pack 1 sheet vellum, 3 printed and 3 plain all co-ordinated. I used craft affair flowers, label holder and brads. The ribbon is blue bayou and scollop border punch both from stampin up.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Diamond Fold Basic Grey

The third Wednesday of each month I over to club with friends, this year we have been doing something different and set ourselves homework, just so that we make an effort to stamp something each month even when our life is very busy. Now Frances aka Stampowl is always stamping so she never has our problem so we usually pick something that we like from her blog. This week Gai aka Poppy chose the diamond fold card, I had already cased my diamond fold card from Frances's site several weeks earlier so I chose to make a spring card with a varation. Here are both my cards.

This is the diamond fold.

Stamps: basic grey lotus b2

Paper: dp hiedi grace designs vineyard words, green galore, lavender lace
Ink: brillance pearlescent lavender, victorian violet,bottle green,pearlescent lime
Accessories: jewels, bone folder
This is the spring card varation, you can find the instructions here.
It may not look like it but you use quite a bit of card to make this, I think I may just use this for a special occasion card.
Stamp: Inkadinkado - 97647 You Lucky Duck
Paper: DCWV - the glitter stack, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore
Other: Nestabilities, foam dots, word window punch, bone scorer


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cheers to you

Just going throught my previous sketch and found this one that I made for my supervisior last year, a special birthday with a zero. It was my first attempt as using Roses in Winter from Stampin Up
Roses in Winter,Lots of thoughts - Stampin up
White cs, Rose Red, Nana's Nursery - DCWV
Whispers - butterscotch, Sunshine, Savoy Green, Green Leaf. Stampin Up - Purely Pommergranate ribbon, Nestabilities, brads.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Best Things

I made this card very late last night, I was looking for a stamp to make a male card, but a came across this and since I found out my work friend had a birthday this month I just had to ink it up. My friend is always talking about her weight as we work all day with food it is hard not to be tempted with the goodies that we make.
Sorry about the quality of the photo but last night it didn't look blurry, I did not realize it was until I loaded it up today and I have already given the card away, but I think that you will get the general idea.
The sketch I used for this is from Talyor's Taylored Expressions Cupcake challenge TECC38

Stamps: Inkadinkado - 97648 bad or fattening
Paper: DP- GCD cupcakes, Blue Bayou, Real Red, Marigold Morning
Other: Blue Bayou ribbon, nestabilities, sml circle punch.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sending Chocolate

I made this card just to add to my emergency cards, you never know when someone might need cheering up.
As it turned out my daughter is going to an eighteenth party and is giving chocolate as a present so it worked out perfect.
The sketch I used can be found at Splitcoast Stampers it is MFTSC66.
Stamps: Stampabilities - House Mouse
Paper: Chocolate chip, Brillant Blue, Soft Sky, DCWV - Brights DP.
Other: Word Window Punch, nestabilities, Chocolate chip ribbon and brads, copics, Cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Birthday Frills

I have been busy making my way through a list of sketches.
This is another card from Taylors of Taylored Expressions Cupcake Sketches, the sketch I used was designed by Sherrie Siemens TECC52SS.

Stamps: The cat's Pajamas Paper: Kiwi Kiss cs, Bali Breeze - DP,brillant blue cs. Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder- frills, nestibilities,Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon, copics.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Time to Fly

I found this cute House Mouse image when I was going through some card stock, what a waste of a good image so I made this card. This card started out as sketch TECC46, but I made a few changes along the way. It was my first attempt at faux stiching,mmmm I think I need so more practice.

Stamps: Stampabilities - House Mouse, Paper Chic design by Cristina Re. Paper: Brilland Blue, Tempting Turquoise, sky blue. Other: blue satin ribbon, scallop punch, circle punches, copics, blue bayou ink, scallop boarder punch.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bunny Greetings

This is my first attempt at a Alota Sketch, I have had Alota stamps for quite some time, years ago I bought several grab bags and this stamp was in it. I am not a member of Alota Rubber Stamps Paper Craft Planet Group but you can find this particular Sketch here.
Stamps: Alota- Bunny Juggling /2002, MFT sassy sayings.
Paper: Grant Archival Dena Designs - Brights,Real Red cs, Taken with Teal cs, pixie pink cs.
Other: Copics, glitter brads, foam dots, oval punch - su, Designer Label punch - su, real red grosgrain striped ribbon.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

You're Sweet

Today's card was made for Taylors sketch challenge TECC57 . I used a new cupcake stamp that I was given for my birthday, it is from Amuse. I wanted to use Rose Red cs but I was shocked to find that I had used it all, I was so sure I had some more there. I did manage to find Ruby Red which was a close match so I went with that. I used my berry bliss dp, I just love it so I am glad that I have ordered more before it is discontinued.

I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder for my panel and the main image was coloured with copics and cut out with my nestibilites. The verse was punched with the word window punch.

Recipe: Stamps: Amuse - cupcake set
Paper: Berry Bliss dp, ruby red, pretty in pink, white cs
Other: nestabilities, word window punch, glitter brads, small rhinestones, copics, cuttlebug EB.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Disney Presents

Hi There,

My close friends know that it was my birthday last month and I was a bit sad because my daughter was away, way away living over seas for six months, she had just left before my birthday. But it was great to hear that she has settled in well and who wouldn't working and living at Disney World in Florida. It was good to see that she did not forget her Mum's birthday and a package arrived this week. My daughter knows my well and has purchased things for my hobbies, a golf ball with the Disney logo, eyelets for making cards and a jigsaw puzzle. The only thing missing was a book from our favourite author, but I know that she has been looking so may be for Mother's day. The only thing that I really asked her for was some Martha Stewart boarder punches, it is sad but we can't buy them in Australia, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Doggie Bliss

Again I am working my way through past sketches this time at Taylored Expressions. I thought I would have a go at TECC45 posted in December 2008. I used berry bliss dp soon to be retired from stampin up in Australia. The stamp is from a new set that I got for my Birthday from a friend. I made the background with the seeing spots set and versamark ink.
Stamps: The cat's Pajamas - clearly swanky stamps,seeing spots- stampin up
Other: Berry Bliss DP, close to cocoa, pretty in pink, chocolate chip (stampin up) and pink satin ribbon, Brads, craft affair, hole punch, versamark ink,brillance black ink, copics

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I have been looking at past sketches over at scs and came across this one, sc118, which was fairly easy to case. I have used a stamp that I have had for some time, I like it because it is great to watercolour.
Other: Cuttlebug - d'vine swirls, water colour pencils