Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Finally! and newlyweds card

FINALLY I know-sorry about the long wait between posts, I've been having issues posting.

So the wedding theme continues....
I've made several wedding cards for a friend to choose from, and this is one of them. A simple elegant card I think. I love the debossed/letterpress look.

My brother is finally engaged to his long term girlfriend, so be prepared for LOTS more wedding stuff coming this way!

SU! card recipe:
Very vanilla C/S
Occasions alphabet and simply soft-hostess set 2011-12
Elegant lines E/F
Certainly celery, old olive, and regal rose markers
Aqua painter
Designer label punch (retired)
Melon mambo ribbon

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More bride cards

Look aren't they pretty!

SU recipe:
Cherry cobbler C/S, blush blossom C/S (retired) and christmas? DSP (retired)
White satin ribbon
heart punch
heat and stick powder
dazzling diamonds
sticky strip
bitty punches
basic pearls

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I am in love with my new creation! 
So as it turns out the woman I gave the card I made for the previous post was so impressed that I was asked to make a card for an upcoming wedding she was asked to attend. 
(I must credit Janine Tinkleburg for the template for this bride card)

And I must say I'm really impressed with the way it turned out! I told her I'd make a few for her to choose from, but after this effort I don't know if I can make one better! It's quite stunning in real life.
I'm really into wedding stuff at the moment, it's quite easy to get sucked into all the pretties...though I don't need to tell you that if you're a stamper/paper crafter lol

So I loosely followed Jan's sketch. I cut a 8x6cm blush blossom piece for the arms, placed a punched heart in the top centre as a guide and sketched and cut off the corners of the blossom piece, inner arms and shoulders. Used the elegant lines EF on vellum c/s and heart punched and adhered to shimmer heart. 

The bouquet is a 1-3/8" circle punch topped with bitty punches  and basic pearls on shimmer c/s.

The skirt was cut freehand. Use the width of the circle as a guide and depending on the length of the card you could make it almost as long as you want. It too was embossed with vellum c/s and layered on shimmer c/s.

Mounted on shimmer. Something subtle, but makes the dress stand out more under light without taking away from it.

You could even use it as a bridal shower card.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bon Voyage!

So one of the girls from work is going home on a month long holiday with her family to Holland and France to see family in both countries. SO I pulled out my French/travel sets and decided to use all 4 sets. Worthy of the guiness book of records? probably not lol.
I did decorate the inside, but did I get distracted and forget to take a photo-you betcha

SU! Card recipe:
Artistic Etchings, En Francais, French flair (retired, sorry!) & Winter Post
Basic Black, Early Espresso & Very vanilla C/S
Early Espresso & Basic black inkpad
Colour spritzer & Early Espresso marker
Basic black satin ribbon
paper trimmer and snail

Saturday, June 11, 2011

JAI #71 Black & white and Mojo Monday sketch

I just love this Love letter DSP it's vintage elegance.
-Ok so the paper isn't white-more an old paper colour-still counts right?
And the Mojo Monday sketch I turned around thinking I might add a greeting.

SU! products:
Basic Black cardstock
Love letter DSP
Antique brads
Fleurettes II
Basic black satin ribbon
3.2cm circle punch
Paper trimmer
Snail, dimensionals & paper snips

Challenge yourself, stop hoarding your pretties and PLAY!

Friday, June 3, 2011


I'm really getting into the challenge thing! It's inspiring me to use different colour combinations and sketches.
Here is my submission for Colorlab color challenge #43 

This also qualifies for the SUO challenge celebrate Fathers Day-thanks Jess :)

                                                                      SU! products:
Motorcycle, Extreme Elements and Teeny tiny sentiments stamp sets
Early Expresso, Riding hood red & Not quite navy inkpads
Frost white shimmer paint
Versamarker and clear EP
Circle scissor
sponges and dauber
Carousel note
White gel pen

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Life's a adventure

Hi All! I know it's been a while to say the least, but we've been busy around here with birthdays, helicopter rides, mini breaks and enjoying life in general.
So here is my first submission for Colorlab color challenge #42

I've coloured the boat direct to stamp with a marker, and the waves with versamarker and clear embossed. I then turned the stamp upside down, re-versamarked and clear embossed twice more. Adding white gel pen for the spray. The boat I've coloured in using watercolour crayons and a aqua painter.
SU! Card recipe:
Square lattice EF
Very vanilla, baja breeze, soft suede and sahara sand
clear EP
White gel pen

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spongebob gets punched!

Isn't he awesome! Both my son and I love Spongebob.

I can't take credit for him though, I cased him. If you like him please take time to compliment the creator here. But I wanted to share him. So I challenged myself to create him with what punches I had.

So heres how I made him. A basic 10x15cm so saffron card. Top layer is daffodil delight punched randomly using 1'', 1/4" and 1/2" circle punches. If you don't have these sizes the SU owl punch would be great to use for the different size circles-but use what you have.

Eyelashes: SU slot punch (retired)
Eyes: SU 1 1/4", SU 1" and 7/8" circle
Cheeks: 7/8" circle
Nose: SU large oval 1-3/8"x 5/8"
Mouth: SU Extra large oval 2"x1-3/8" punched again for curve
Teeth: SU Word window punch
Tongue:SU Heart to heart punch
Collar: SU 1-1/4" square (edged in basic grey)
Tie: SU Photo corner punch
Belt: SU slot punch (retired)
Misc: Daffodil delight,riding hood red and basic grey inkpads, tombow multi, white gel pen,
and whisper white, riding hood red, chocolate chip and basic black cardstock

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Clean and simple

A really quick and simple card using "watercolour wonder crayons" with my free Sale-a-bration set "Sweet summer". I'm not much of a glittery girl but I love the look of the glittery flowers!
To create the background scribble your crayon lightly on watercolour paper and wash with an aqua painter. Blot with paper towel and dry using your heat tool.
Stamp stems and flowers in staz on and slightly colour your flowers, leaving white areas to blend and soften your colour (you can always add more colour after it dries if desired).
The glitter can be done in one of two ways. You can either use dimensional magic and then sprinkle with dazzling diamonds and tap off excess (easiest) OR colour with a versamarker, and heat n stick powder-heat (being careful not to over heat) and then add dazzling diamonds-then heat slightly. Which ever way you do it it will look beautiful :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

vintage floral

I just love how both of these turned out, particularly the first one and oh so easy!
I stamped the Inspired by Nature stamp in Pear Pizazz, wiping off the flowers and inking the tops with Peach Parfait. Then folded/cut the flowers and adhered them just under the flower head. You could use punch flowers if you like. Ran it through my big shot in the vintage wallpaper folder and distressed the edges and Voila!
The second card was inspired by Andrea Walford's(-so talented) watercoloured flower, you can see her's here.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


I hope you all have a safe and wonderful new year!

I'm loving this new Love letter DSP!

Su products: Notably ornate and Artistic etchings Stamp set.

Love letter DSP and very vanilla CS

Blushing bride and riding hood red inkpads

Lots of tags sizzlits

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