Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Simple and Easy Cards

I would like to share with you a couple more cards that I have just created.  I will be selling these at a craft market that I am attending next month.

They are both very simple designs but look really great (even better in real life).

My first card was created using the very pretty Summer Solstice stamp set and I finally used some of my beautiful Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper.

My second card was created using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  I just love those butterflies.  Also great for using up all those smaller scrap pieces of cardstock and DSP we all have lying around.  As you can see I have made them in two different colours.

First Card Supplies Used - Cardstock - Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Inkpads - Melon Mambo, Old Olive, DSP - Flirtatious Specialty, Stamp Sets - Summer Solstice and Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Punches - Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Modern Label, Word Window, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, gemstones

Second Card Supplies Used - Cardstock - Confetti White and Poppy Parade/Lucky Limeade, DSP - Everyday Enchantment (Sale-a-Bration). Stamp Set - Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set), Inkpads - Poppy Parade/Lucky Limeade, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, gemstones

JAI109 Challenge - Just Add Beaches

Here is the card I have created for the latest Just Add Ink Challenge.  The theme this week was "Just Add Beaches".

I decided to use the "Seaworthy" stamp set seeing as it contains the surfer image and that is definitely a beaches theme.

I have been creating a lot of simple cards this week and decided to stay with the same idea.  Colours came about because I used some of the scrap cardstock lying on my desk at the time.  To add a bit of interest I have distressed and inked the edges of the stamped image piece and also added a couple of torn layers.

This is the first time I have used this stamp set and I think it has made a nice male card or would be good if you have a surfer in your family.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Whisper White,  Night of Navy and Real Red, Stamp Set - Seaworthy and On Your Birthday, Inkpads - Night of Navy and Not Quite Navy for sponging, Small Oval Punch, Brads, Bakers Twine

Monday, 19 March 2012

Beautiful Card I Have Cased

 I was surfing the internet yesterday afternoon looking for some inspiration for some very simple but stunning card ideas and came across this gorgeous design from Stamp and Scrap with Maureen.  This was the original version which I fell in love with.

So this morning I have cased this beautiful card changing the colours from Pool Party and White to Poppy Parade and Very Vanilla.

Just gorgeous and I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Very Vanilla and Poppy Parade, Inkpads - Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake, Stamp Sets - Fresh Vintage (SAB Set) and Sincere Salutations, Ribbon - Poppy Parade, Punches - Scallop Oval and Large Oval

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Pizza Box with Gift Cards

 I decided to have a go at creating one of those cute little pizza boxes and some little notecards to go inside.

I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set and the Beyond the Garden DSP which made it really easy to co-ordinate everything and this stamp set is so easy to use.

I decorated the top of the box with one of my very own hand crocheted flowers.

You can't see in the photos very well but I used all the gorgeous bright colours - Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Confetti White, Beyond the Garden DSP, Inkpads - Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Stamp Set - Fabulous Florets, Punches - Scallop Trim Border, Lace Ribbon Border and Bird Builder, Seam Binding and Pearls

I will be sad when this stamp set and DSP retire at the end of the Summer Mini as it has become quite a favourite of mine.  Here's hoping Fabulous Florets makes it into the new catalogue in September.

I also created a matching (although odd shaped) pizza box in which you can keep your small tissue packs.  I thought these turned out really cute.

Headbands with Stampin'Up! Fabric

I was very excited to be able to take a class with one of our lovely fellow Gold Coast Stampin'Up! Demonstrators - Di Hardie who taught us how to create these gorgeous headbands using Stampin'Up! fabric.  I chose to use the Beau Chateau fabric and I was so happy with the results.  I learnt how to use a glue gun - burnt my fingers a few times and managed to stab my finger with the sewing needle, but, it was a lot of fun to create and of course now I can't wait to start creating lots more.   Looking forward to being able to use the new fabric which will be available in the next mini due out 1st April.

Supplies used:  Beau Chateau Fabric

Sunday, 11 March 2012


This is a test to see if I can get this post onto my SU Website

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge 231

Here is the card I have created for Mojo Monday 231 Challenge.  Again I have used the Sale-a-Bration DSP Everyday Enchantment - I just love this paper.   I created the scallops on my circle by punching out a strip of paper with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, running this through the crimper and then attaching to the edge of my circle.  This gives a beautiful edging to the circle.  I have created the flowers using both the small scallop punch and small circles.
Mojo Monday 231 Card

Close up of Flowers
Supplies used:  Cardstock - Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Very Vanilla, Inkpads - Calypso Coral, Everyday Enchantment (Sale-a-Bration) DSP, Two Tags Die, Stamp Sets - Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Elementary Elegance  (free Sale-a-Bration Set) and I (Heart) Hearts, Punches - Scallop Circle, 3/4" Circle, Bird Builder and Scallop Trim Border,   Gemstones

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Scrap a Page Thursday Challenge

Well Tuesdays are now my official scrapbooking days.  Every Tuesday for the last approximately 6 years I have had my lovely ladies over to do their scrapbooking.

Up until now I never actually sat down and did any scrapping myself as when they started out they had very little experience and I helped them complete their pages.

However, I have decided that one of my new years resolutions is that I will do more scrapping and as my ladies are now more than capable of  doing their own "thing" Tuesdays have become the perfect day to do so.

So today I completed the latest challenge at Scrap a Page Thursdays.  This challenge blog is run by my friend Heidi and is open to everyone, so if you would like to have some fun with your scrapbooking take a journey to Scrap a Page Thursday and join in.  These challenges are great for getting your motivated.

It is a bit hard to tell from the photo but I have stamped some images from the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set and I have also die cut my large heading and embossed the letters and tied small bits of the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon around the T's of the heading.   I have also created a tag for my journalling which I have embellished with stamping, lace and flowers.  The flower in the top right hand corner is actually the Doily Triple Layer punch pieces (3) just scrunched with a brad in the middle and some ribbon and lace attached.  Easy and looks cute.

Supplies used:  Free Sale-a-Bration products - Everyday Enchantment DSP & Ribbons and Brads and Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Cardstock - Calypso Coral and Pool Party, Inkpad - Soft Suede, Punches - Doily Triple Layer and Boho Blossoms, In Colour Brad, Vintage Trinkets Safety Pin and Brads, Mini Vintage Tag, Victoria Crochet Trim

Sketch for Scrap a Page Thursday

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