Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Spring Blooms

Something to brighten a dreary wet day.
I just love Penny Black stamps they are just so cute and very easy to work with. The green panel was embossed and sanded to show off the white core.
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: DCWV citrus DP stack & citrus Card stack
Other: spellbinders lacey circle & circle nestabitities, copic pens, cuttlebug embossing folder, daisy ribbon.
Take care

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Todays card is a clean and simple one made as a thank you card, my daughter was giving this card to a friend from interstate when she went there for a holiday. The two of them met while working at Disney World Florida a couple of years ago.
Stamps: Disney Ariel, Paper Pretties text 
Paper: white and purple card stock and scrap designer paper.
Other: Nestabilities dies, ribbon, word window punch, copic pens.
Take Care

Monday, January 9, 2012

21st thankyous

Just some quick thankyou cards for my Daughter's 21st in her favourite colours.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

hero arts snowman

 Just a couple of cards using the hero arts stamps and sizzix die combo set. These are great for some Clean and simple cards. Stamp the image add a bit of colour and use the die to cut it out mount it and it is all done.

Hero Arts & Sizzix, cuttlebug embossing folder and Martha Stewart punches.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Memories from the past

I am still recovering from surgery, although I am slowly getting better I haven't been able to get any new cards made. I have managed some time at the computer tiding up some files, I came across this card that I created several years ago. Let see if I can remember how I made it as it was created well before I kept any record other than photos and I certainly didn't have a blog.
If you have been stamping for some time you will remember when the photo stamps were all the rage plus that fact just about every card had threads or fibres on it.
Ok to start with the background, we didn't use designer paper then it was all hand created. I started with stamping the seashells with embossing ink on white card and clear embossed them. Then added colours with ink and a shaving brush. Then added the black text, polishing the card with a tissue as I went. The three beauties were stamped on cream card with adirondack raisen ink, the images were then traced from a shipping tag cut out and matted ( no dies or  die cutting machine for us) The fibres were then added before attaching them to the card with dimensional tape. I then added dimensional magic around the tags and added shell beads and micro beads. The stamps are unmounted rubber a large set called bathing beauties but I can't at this time remember the company.
Thanks for looking
Admendment: Oh I just recieved an email from a friend, the stamp set is from Oxford Impressions Bathing Beauties, it doesn't look like they have this set anymore but the still have lots of nice sets.
I knew I should have called a friend, they always have the right answers thanks Gai.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome to 2012

Happy New year to everyone. I hope you had fun at your New year Celebrations and best wishes for a safe and Happy 2012.
I thought I would start this year with a look at last years top 5 cards, they are in no particular order.
I created this one in October, tired sponging with my nestabilites dies in place.

I made this one for my great Niece's Christening, this cute image is from The Greeting Farm.

I made this just last month for my Daughter's 21st birthday.

This image is from Stamp it Australia, sponging is great for a aged effect.

I couldn't go pass a Penny Black image and I live the bright colours for this spring card.
Thanks to Debby from A Scrap journey for the inspiration to look at my past cards. I had a fun  and it makes me enjoy my art work just that little bit longer although it can be difficult to choose just the five. 
Take care