Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 5 cards

Well here goes, it seems that as this is the last day of 2010 it is time to reflect the past year of creativeness. I have managed to list my top five favourites and it was very difficult even though I only had 53 posts for the year I had to be ruthless to get to 5, 10 would have been an easier number.
I love this lotus pendant die the results are amazing
A cute little guy from Paper Pretties

I used this image twice this year one in pink and one in blue as my two nieces had babies, I love the vibrant pink ink.

These two cards made with the same Penny Black sets are just the cutest. I love water colouring these images.

Tinkerbell is a favourite no matter what age.

Enjoy your New Year celebrations and be safe.
Thanks to all you have looked at my blog throughout the 2010
Take care

Monday, December 27, 2010

Rock around the clock

It is raining here yet again, actually it is heavier than yesterday, so it is once again I'm in the stamping room. Today I decided to make a monochromic card, I have seen some really nice ones out there but I think I really need lots more practise. I used Mojo Monday sketch mojo170 for my layout this card and used Paper pretties challenge PW133 for inspiration I thought this card could be used as a birthday card for an aged rocker male or female. This set reminds me of the Happy days tv series it certainly was a favourite.
Stamps: Paperpretties
Paper: Kaiser DP - Grunge, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, very vanilla
Other: Coffee Archival ink, Latte Adirondack ink, copics, foam dots, sponging block, brads, ribbon, thread, button, nestabilities.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pretty Little Pixie

Hello All,
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I had a very quite Christmas here, I had a phone call from my daughter in China, lunch with my Husband, Mother in law and my other daughter and her boyfriend. It drizzled rain all day so it was rather nice having a roast dinner, than sweltering in the heat but we still ate outside in the undercover patio. Just Ian and I were left after lunch, so while he did some relaxing I did some stamping.
Time for me to make a card that I will need next week my Great Niece is 2, she reminds me of a little pixie. I started with Mercy's tuesday sketch MTSC105 and go a bit carried away but if you turn the sketch you can still see it there.
Stamps: EK Sucess disney stamps Tink
Paper: DP- Sandylion Disney - Fairydreams, Blue Ballet, White & glitter card, phrase - Disney tinkerbell DP
Other: Nestabilities - Mega oval and mega scallop oval, glitter buttons, thread, flowers, starlite black ink copics, cuttlebug - Star embossing folder, foam tape, corner rounder punch, stardust embossing powder, heat gun


Friday, December 24, 2010

singing angel

Today I decided to make a non- traditional christmas coloured card. I used some new christmas presents from friends. You can't really see it but I punched a strip of dcwv sweet stack embossed page with the martha stewart punch.
Stamps: stampavie - nativity 3
Paper: dp- dovecraft- christmas fancy, white & pink cs, dcwv sweet stack
Other: copics, ms punch - linked trim deep edger border punch, MFT - doiley die, ribbon, foam dots


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chirpy Reindeer

I just love this Designer paper it is called Chirpy from Kaiser. I have used Mojo169 from Mojo Monday sketch blog for my layout.
Stamps: Papermania - Joyeux Noel
Paper: DP - Kaisercraft- Chirpy, Stampin up - Candy lane, chocolate chip and very vanilla card
Other: brads, ribbon, nestabilities, circle and scallop cirlce, foam tape, brilliance coffee bean ink.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

more Christmas cards

Just sharing some more Christmas cards the other day I purchased a card pack that had a coloured and die cut edge, the 20 cards in four different designs were also scored for the perfect fold.

I just inked up some snowflakes in red ink for the background and layered on the stampavie images.

Stamps: Stampavie - LAU09 - polar present & PEN28 snowy & Rudolph, unknown clear snowflakes Paper: Rosies's studio - die cut cardmaking pad, red and white card
Other: Copics, nestabilities, rocket red gold ink

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Polar Present with gold button

I purchased some Stampavie stamps the other day, great for a clean and simple christmas card.
Stamps: Stampavie - LAU09 Polar Present
Paper: Green and white card and designer paper
Other: nestabilities, copics, ribbon, thread and gold button

Monday, December 20, 2010

More Christmas cheer

Don't you just love it when you find some nice designer paper and only show one side on your cards. Well I couldn't resist this paper and since it was on the table from the other day, I made this simple card using both sides.

Stamps: Papermania - joyeux noel
Paper: stampin up - Ridindghood red and very vanilla, DP dashing
Other: Brilliance - Rocket red gold & starlite black ink, nestabilities, foam dots, ribbon


Sunday, December 19, 2010

swinging z fold

Today my niece is 30 and it has always been a challenge to create cards for her, she is a card maker and likes everything so I try to make a special construction one. The other day I saw this tutorial from Beate on Splitcoast stampers. Beate does great tutorials written and also with a video for the visual learner, you can find the tutorial here.
I start with the die cut shape in very vanilla and sponged the edges with antique linen for an aged look, I also sponged the flowers to match. I used a stamp positioner to place my sentiment. Something I don't use very often I usually just eyeball it.
The left side of this designer paper is raised felt giving it a great texture and I just dressed up the right side with the mft die and bling.

Supplies: Grace Taylor design clear stamps, Autumn leaves - elegant flourishes, stampin up - Whimsical words.
Paper: Black and very vanilla card, DP - DCWV La Creme stack
Other: assorted flowers, brads, nestabilities labels 4 die, MFT - Faux crochet die,Tim Holtz - antique linen ink, sponging block, brillance - starlite black and pearlescent beige ink, rhinestones, stamp positioner
Thanks for looking

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas cheer

A clean and simple card using sketch sss96, I am rather behind in making my christmas cards, so I will be making a few clean and simple cards.
I stamped the image and verse and cut it out with my rectangle nestability while I had the die there I drew around the inside avoiding the image for the border.
Stamps: Papermania - joyeux noel
Paper: stampin up - Ridinghood red, very vanilla, DP - dashing
Other: starlite black & rocket red gold ink, martha stewart border punch, ribbon, nestabilities


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

gold framed tree

The other day a watched a tutorial on Gina K designs stamp tv, it looked like so much fun, so here is my first attempt.
How to create a metallic embellishment.

The sketch I have used is from Mercy's tuesday challenge MTSC103
You can't really see it but the green designer paper has a raised felt feel to it.
Stamps: Stampin Up- lovely as a tree
Paper: Kaiser craft - belle collections 6x6 stack, green, Burgandy, white card
Other: gold embossing powder, versamark ink pad, starlite black ink, watercolour pencils, nestabilities oval and fancy tags.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Make a wish

Today my baby girl is Twenty.
Happy birthday Kait.
I love this penny black image just like my girl loves her cupcakes. LOL
Todays card was made using my new dies' from My favorite things, these dies' are wafer thin, light and very easy to use for fantastic results. The sketch I have used is sssc94 from Sweet Sunday sketch challenge
Stamps: Penny Black - Critter Party
Paper: white, regal rose, DCWV - DP sweet stack
Other: watercolour crayons, My favorite things - Faux crochet border & doily die, satin ribbon, nestabilities circle
Have a great day

Sunday, December 12, 2010

white with colour

I found this rubber stamp in a container of unmounted rubber stamps. I stamps the image in black and sponged blue around the edges, for a softer effect.
Stamps: unknown - unmounted rubber
Paper: white & DCWV Latte cardstock
Other: Embossing folder, blue ink, martha stewart punch

Saturday, December 11, 2010

walking in a winter wonderland

Today's card was made using Paper Pretties sketch from December 1st PWC130 .
This designer paper was found in a 12x 12 card stack, it was printed on the top and bottom of the page, I felt that this sketch suited it very well, I also liked the way that the ink matched.
Stamps: Penny Black - Christmas critters, Penelope & Percy - sentiment
Paper: DP - Hunter leisure christmas cardstock, rose red, cream
Other: pearlescent poppy, starlite black, watercolour pencils, brads, nestabilities, ek sucess punch


Friday, December 3, 2010

Let it snow

We have been having the strangest weather of late usually it is very hot and we are in the pool every day, but as the years go by it is getting cooler and cooler. I hope that one year we may just have a white Christmas but I have a feeling I may have to travel over seas for that to happen.
So I thought I would share this card with you, recently I purchase this sizzix embossing folder, it reminded me of dripping snow and this little snowman is so cute. The challenge for CCEE this week is to use a snowman on your card CCEE1048.
Stamps: hero arts - cm006 christmas, Penelope & Percy christmas greeting
Paper: blue & very vanilla, blue glitter card
Other: ek success square punch, ms punch, sizzix embossing folders, ribbon, starlite black ink