Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Rose Red Petals

I am taking my younger daughter away for the weekend to see her best friend who moved away last year. As you can imagine both girls are really looking forward to seeing one another....all sorts of secret things are being arranged between them over the phone.
Its Elizabeth's birthday in March and for once I am organised and made the above card for her today so that we can take it with us.
I have used close to cocoa cardstock for the base and then rose red for the central panel. I choose to use the pick a petal stamp set (on loan from my lovely sister). I stamped the background image with versamark on both pieces of cardstock. The eyelet border punch was used to add my touch of pretty along the bottom of the rose red cardstock.
To create the flower I used very vanilla cardstock and then stamped the petal images using my stamp-a-ma-jig. The centre of the flower was stamped and then coloured in using my blender pens and summer sun ink. The image was then punched out using the 3/4" circle punch and attached using dimensionals.
The stem was made using some mellow moss taffata ribbon for a change and to add movement to the card.
I have also used my paper piercing tool on each of the corners of the close to cocoa cardstock.

Mini thank you cards

I needed to make some thank you cards to send to my ladies who braved the weather last thursday. From my scraps bag I was able to produce 9 cards some are pictured above.
I used whisper white cardstock together with chocolate chip and pink passion.
The sentiment was from the oval all stamp set and I used my stampin markers to ink the butterfly and thank you and then punched this out using the 1 3/8th circle and layered this onto a scallop circle. Each scallop was paper pierced. I had a few bits of pretty in pink 1/2" grosgrain ribbon to decorate.
Simple but easy to make a large number.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Challenge # 20 A colour Challenge

Our latest inspiringinkin challenge was to use the following colours and then add a valentines day twist to it. find it here http://www.inspiringinkinchallenges.blogspot.com
Real Red, pretty in pink, basic grey and very vanilla.
I had a few dilemma's with this one. No heart stamps or real red stamp pad and my hubby is not romantic in the slightest Do I hear you say AHHHH.......
After some thought I remembered that I have my stampin markers so real red sorted. I then decided to use a stamp from the green house garden set and the sentiment from whimiscal words. This card could be used as a valentines but I will use for an anniversary.
I used basic grey cardstock for the card base and then very vanilla and pretty in pink for the border and central panel.
Challenge sorted although cutting it fine!

Birthday Cheer

This was the other card that we made on thursday at class.

I firstly showed everyone how to create the parcel stack using the simple masking technique. Once they had mastered this they were ready to make the above card.

We have used real red cardstock for the base and the panels are whisper white and black.

Once the parcel stack had been stamped we then used blender pens and our ink pads to colour in parts of the image. The edges of card have been daubered with summer sun ink.

The parcel was also stamped in versamark as a background on the real red card. The stamped image comes from the Happy moments stamp set which is yours for free if you spend £45 or more from the current catalogue BUT HURRY this offer ends on the 28th Feb 2010.

The card was assembled using my SNAIL

Friend to Friend

This was one of the cards that we made at class on thursday. We have used perfect plum cardstock for the base and then the central panel is pale plum.
We used the eyelet border punch to add the pretty at the bottom of the central panel. We then used the jumbo perfect plum ink cartridge that fits the jumbo wheel and the its so beautiful roller stamp. By using the wheel guide and grid paper we were able to stamp in a straight line.

The pocket silhoutte stamp set was then used to stamp out three images onto whisper white card and these were then punched out using the scallop square. They were adhered using dimensionals.

The ribbon is elegant eggplant and adhered using sticky strip and the sentiment adhered using brads. These hold the ribbon flat also. The ladies stamped their card insert also using one of the flower stamps and also their envelopes. The edges of the card have also been daubered with pale/perfect plum ink.

Friday, 19 February 2010

18th Feb 2010

Despite the weather conditions nine ladies joined in last night at my first card class. Here is a picture of the tables before we started and 3 of my wonderful friends who helped set up and work out the heating!!! Ladies at 6.30 the room was freezing.
We had one technique class to start with and then made a card to practice this. Whilst refreshments were had I demonstrated another card which everyone then made. Pictures to follow.
If you would like to join us we meet normally on the 3rd thursday of each month at St John's church in Churchdown. Our next meet is on the 18th March 2010.
Needless to say the tables were a little messy by the time 9.30 came.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

First card class gift

I have made these lovely gifts for the ladies to attended my first card class today. These were simple note pads brought from a well known supermarket. I just added that stampin' UP! touch!!!

I hope they like them.

Cardstock taken with teal, summer sun, pink passion, not quite navy and whisper white.
Inks chocolate chip, not quite navy.
Ribbons very vanilla, so saffron and elegant eggplant.
accessories dimensionals and scallop oval punch.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

sheep bookmark

This is just a little bit of fun... Some of you may have seen the sheep with a chocolate in the middle. I decided to make him into a book mark using a jumbo paper clip.
The sheeps body is made out of 2 scallop circles and the feet and face from 2 flower petals (stampin'Up! punches). I have marked his eyes using a white gel pen.
This is called punch art and I will show some other examples at a later date. I think these make good party bag fillers.

On a pedestal

I have borrowed this stamp set and thought a play with it was in order today. (My mum had also asked me to make three birthday cards) so off I went....

The stamp-a-ma-jig is a must with this stamp set as each image was made up of three separate stamps from the set.

The middle panel from each card had been stamped with versamark ink and the present stack image from happy moments. (remember you only have until the 28th feb to receive this stamp set through the sale-a-bration promotion.)

I have used cardstock from the bold brights range. Brilliant Blue and Tempting Turquoise. Pink Passion and Pixie Pink. The images are stamped on whisper white cardstock.

Inks were brilliant blue, not quite navy and pixie pink stampin' pads and pink passion from my stampin write markers.

I have used pretty in pink 1/2" grosgrain ribbon around the middle of the pink card. Although I would normally like to use dimensionals to give some lift and dimension to the layering on these cards I haven't as postage to Australia does not come cheap!!!!

To give the little notch in each corner of the cardstock I have used the 1/2" circle punch. The back of the punch is divided into four so it makes it easy to create this effect.

I do hope these cards are liked down under................

Monday, 15 February 2010

Candle transformation

Do you remember that candle from my post back in January. Well here it is transformed. I had taken a photo but forgotten to put in on my blog.
I have used close of cocoa cardstock and then used the scallop edge border punch and paper piercing tool and mat. The background image has been stamped with versamark and is from the trendy trees stamp set.
The central panel is very vanilla cardstock and then punched with the eyelet border punch to add that touch of pretty.....I then crumpled up the cardstock to give a distressed effect and daubered the edges using close to cocoa ink.
Gold elastic thread is then tied around the middle in a bow.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Hearts of Chocolate

As I was unable to help at my daughters valentine disco at school this week, so offered to make the chocolate favours for 130 children. As I started I began to wonder if I was mad!!!

Without the help of my sister and son Matt this would have been a mammoth task but once our production line was started we managed the job in 2 hours.

I used pieces of whisper white card stamped with a heart in real red ink. We then used the crop-A-dile to punch holes in the top of the folded card and tie with gold elastic thread. Inside the parcel was a red chocolate heart ahhhhhhhh

I am reliably inform that the children loved them.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Golden Wedding Anniversary Card

I have made this card for an aunt and uncle who are celebrating their anniversary at the end of the week.
I am going to try a different layout for this post so let me know what you think.
I stamped the large flower from the stamp set twice with versamark and then heat embossed with gold powder and hand cut out. The three smaller flowers were created the same way but punched out with the boho blossoms punch.
I stamped the happy anniversay sentiment using the stamp-a-ma-jig to postion correctly. The 50 was die cut using my cuttlebug.
Once I had everything together it was just a case of assembling the card and using the accessories.
This card could be made easily within 20 minutes.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and summer sun
Ink: Versamark and summer sun.
Stamp set: One of a kind and Cheer and Wishes.
Punches: Eyelet border punch and Boho Blossoms.
Accessories: Sticky tape, glue dots, dauber, dimensionals, paper piercing tool and mat, large half back cream pearls from the pretties kit and lastly gold embossing powder and heat gun.
I haven't used my embossing powders recently and thought the gold would go lovely with the golden wedding anniversary.

Friday, 5 February 2010

mice happy birthday

I am holding a workshop tonight and the mice card is our make and take of the evening.

I love the fact that the card is bright, simple and shows the versatility of the pick a petal stamp set.

I have used summer sun as the card base and very vanilla card stock for the central panel. I first stamped on the sentiment from the stem sayings stamp set and, then used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position my two petals to form the bodies of the mice. I used basic grey ink to stamp these with.

The whiskers , tail and eyes were added using my basic black journaler. The nose was created using vintage brads and my paper piercing tool and mat.

To add the fun part I then punched out circles using the 3/4" and 1/2" punches to give that cheese effect. I sponged around the edges using summer sun ink and my dauber. I hope my ladies enjoy making this tonight.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Sunny Days

For this card I have used summer sun and very vanilla cardstock together with summer sun and black stazon ink. The butterfly was stamped using real red in the marker pens.
I have used the pick a petal stamp set which is borrowed from my sister. This stamp set is so versatile and I am sure it will crop up again on my blog. I stamped the petal 5 times onto whisper white card and then cut out with my snips. The centre piece was stamped out again onto whisper white card and cut out with the 3/4" circle punch. (stazon ink was used on this and then my blender pens to colour in with the summer sun ink.)
To put the card together I stamped the sentiment from the stem sayings set with black stazon onto my very vanilla cardstock and then played with the layout of the petals. Once I was happy with the flower I then attached to the card using my SNAIL. The centre was attached using a dimensional to give a lifted effect.
I then used another stamp from the petals set inked in summer sun and then randomly
stamped a background. The butterfly was an afterthought and comes from one of the stamps out of the Oval All set. As I only wanted the butterfly from the stamp I used my marker pen and a stamp-a-ma-jig to position correctly.
I have used very vanilla 1/4" ribbon which was threaded through 2 holes made using my crop-A-dile and then tied.
The inside of the card has the background stamp the same as the front of the card to finish it off.
At the end of the week I will post another card using the petals stamp set but with a difference. This card is going to be made at my first workshop, so please call in again to see what my ladies made.