Thursday, 31 July 2014

Perfect Peacock

When I saw this stamp in the new catty I just had to have it.
As I don't own all the blendabilities colours :( (give me time) I found a really cool technique on YouTube.
Tweaked it a bit with some Stampin' Up markers and the Basic Pearls just set it off.
I then fussy cut the Peacock out, re stamped the image again on Very Vanilla, coloured the flowers in and layered the Peacock over the top.
I was really happy with the end result.

Patchwork birthday card

Once a month I get together with some crafty friends and we each take a turn and teaching and sharing 3 cards. This was one from this month. I changed it around a bit and gave it to my mum for her birthday. We've both done some patch work over the years and I thought shed like the "Morning Star" design.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

21st Birthday Cards

Matt's friends are all starting to turn 21!
This was a card in my sale box that Matt chose, I just added a "21" and taa daa.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Masculine Stamp-a-stack

Saturday 9th August 2.00 - 4.30pm
Male cards are the most challenging for some of us.
Come and make 6 cards, 3 designs, 2 of each design.
You can make some of them Father's Day cards if you like and some male birthday cards.
Cost $20 all materials provided.
Let me know if you'd like to come. Limit of 8 to the class.

Stamp Club - Traveler, Work of Art & Mixed Bunch

The "Traveler" stamp set is my favourite at the moment.
We used "Work of Art" and "Mixed Bunch" stamp sets to make this card.
Also used 3 of the new In Colours. Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Birthday Candles

I have been getting a lot of inspiration from Pinterest recently.
I love the simplicity and fun of this card.
All SU products:
Card stock: Coastal Cabana, Whisper white, Real Red, Night of Navy,
Crushed Curry, Maritime DSP.
Accessories: Big shot, Various EF, Bird Punch.
Stamps: Bring on the Cake (r)

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Traveller and The Open Sea

Another card using the Traveller with The Open Sea this time, these 2 stamp sets go together so well.
I got the sketch from Pinterest - Karen Leveille. I changed it around a bit.
I'm really pleased with how this card turned out.
I'm doing a bit of family tree research and finding out all kinds of interesting things.
One set of great grandparents were convicts and transported here for stealing an Apron.
Another set of great grandparents appear to be free settlers.
I know they probably didn't sail on ships like this but the card does transport me back in time
All SU products:
Cardstock: Chocolate chip, Crum cake, Very Vanilla
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate chip, Black Stazon, Early Espresso.
Stamps: Traveller, The Open Sea, That's the Ticket.
Accessories: Sponges, Neutral Candy Dots, Ticket punch.

Friday, 11 July 2014


Love the new Traveler stamp set.
I cased this card from Pinterest - Deb Valder
I changed it around a little.
All products SU
Card stock: Smokey slate, Basic black, Whisper white
Stamps: Traveler.
inks: Blacj Stazon
Accessories: 1" square punch, Arrow EF, Big shot.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Sympathy Cards

Some simple sympathy cards. I sell cards at a retirement village and they are always requesting Sympathy cards, Get well cards, Thinking of You cards. Love the oldies that buy my cards.
Card stock: Whisper white.
Stamps: Loving Thoughts
Accessories: Big Shot, non SU EF, white organza ribbon.
Ink: Smokey Slate
Card stock: Whisper white.
Stamps: Loving Thoughts
Accessories: Big Shot, Baroque EF, white organza ribbon.
Ink: Smokey slate.
Card stock: So Saffron, Midnight Muse, Very vanilla.
Stamps: Loving & Sympathy.
Accessories: Big shot, Lacey EF (r), Very vanilla ribbon (r), Pearls.
Inks: Crumb cake, Night of Navy.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

New Catalogue Launch

I held my new catalogue launch last Saturday.
Each attendee received a wood mount stamp case, decorated with DSP with some chocolates inside.
We made 3 cards using new products.
My customers can bring their card cases along to future stamp-a-stacks to put their cards in.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Thank you cards

I made these little thank you cards for some lovely ladies who helped me recently.
Retired Fresh Cut Note cards, retired DSP, retired ribbon.
Great way to use of scraps and retired products.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Wedding Card

I made this card for one of my stamp club ladies who was recently married.
I used retired products (that were current at the time, but had to wait till now to post the photo).
All SU products:
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, basic black, very vanilla.
Stamps: Beautiful baroque, Mr & Mrs.
Ink: basic black.
Accessories: vintage crochet ribbon, rhinestones, filigree embellishment.
This was a very simple but elegant card and I was pleased with the end result.