Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lovely Pomegranate

The sets that Stampin Up give to hostesses as a reward for doing a great job of hosting a workshop, are beautiful.  It is amazing that these sets are free..  To be honest at first I did not like this set... but after playing with it and water colouring the images I fell in love with it.  It is so pretty.  Hope you like this card as much as I do.

Stamps : Oh so lovely (Hostess Set) & En Francais

Card stock:Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Ivory Naturals

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Black Stazon, So Saffron

Accessories: Kraft Taffetta Ribbon

Take care

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lovely Autumn

Stamps : Lovely as a tree, So many sayings (Hostess set)

Card stock:Ivory naturals, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust

Ink:Old Olive, Really Rust, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red

Accessories: Antique Brass Brads, Crystal Effects, Sponges, Distressing tool.

I saw Yvonne Campbell use this technique on this set and thought it was very realistic.  The crystal effects cause the marker inks in the leaves to bleed into one another just a little.  Lovely thanks Yvonne.  Yvonnes blog is Yvonne Campbell

Take care and have a great week.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Resisting flowers...

This is a card we did at a class a little while ago.  The technique is crayon resist.  It is a great technique as it really makes the images stand out.  You stamp the glossy card stock with an outline image using stazon ink.  Then with a normal white crayon you draw on the card stock were you want it to remain white.  Then sponge the images with ink in the pattern that you like.  Done that is crayon resist.  It does take some time getting the sponging right so  add a little ink at a time.  Have some fun with this technique.

Stamps : Time well spent, Occasional Greetings

Card stock: Glossy White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum

Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Stazon Black ink

Accessories: White crayon, Cuttle bug and embossing folder

Take care


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I've been tagged!!

I have been tagged for the first time so I feel I should join in.  Lovely Lana has tagged me.  
The rules are as follows;

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog. ( You should have a look at Lana's blog it is a nice place to be inspired)

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.(Still thinking)

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. (Sorry but I am not going to do this as lots of the blogs I love to visit have already been tagged.)

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog .

Seven things about me.....hmmm...

1.  I married my best friend 10 years ago.  He's the best.

2.  We have two adorable children that give the best cuddles!

3.  I really dislike heights so please don't expect me to try and clean the gutters..

4.  I love love love Stampin Up!  There products are such good quality and so versitile.  You would never guess.

5.  I am a Registered Nurse and love my job even at times it is very demanding.  I can't believe that I have worked in the same hospital for 12 years now..

6.  I love to spend time in the garden.  It is so nice to get out in the garden and smell the fresh air.  All your worries seems to disappear

7.  My favourtie flower is, Just Joey rose.  Apricot colour

Hope you enjoyed reading these facts about little old me.  Take care

Loads of Love

I felt like bringing out a stamp set that I have not used for a while.  So I brought out loads of love.  It is very versatile.  I wanted to keep a clean soft look.  I used the lovely double sided papers from Stampin Up!  It make creating so quick.  I used Fall flowers.

Stamps : Loads of Love, and It's your birthday

Card stock: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Fall Flowers (DSP)

Ink: Basic Black and Going Grey

Accessories: Circle punches, de-stressing tool, crop-a-dile, Sahara eyelet, Soft sky stitched ribbon, dimensionals

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sir Cute A lot

How cute is he?  When my friend and I saw this little man for the first time we knew we both needed to have him in our collection.  

I have had fun this week end with a little bit of time to play with some of the cards that I have not been able to get to earlier.  I know that the last two cards do not have very many Stampin Up images on them.  I promise that I have some coming soon..

Stamps : Sir cute a lot, Petal Prints (in the back grand on the Navy card stock) Family Phrases

Card stock: Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Real Red, Gable Green,
Ink:Night of Navy, Real Red, Gable Green, Stazon Black, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip. Going Grey, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Silver brads, Red grosgrain ribbon

Bike a Bella

I must admit that I am quiet partial to a bella.  I love this bike a Bella.  I will say that Bella's can be quite addictive..

Stamps :Bike a bella and Happy everything

Card stock: Basic black, Water colour paper, Regal Rose and Rose Red

Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Black, Going Grey, Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Regal Rose, Rose Red. Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip.

Accessories:Aquapainter, Dazzling diamonds

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Groovy Flower!

Another take on the Fabulous Flower set.  I have had a lot of fun with this set.  I really like the effect with the crystal effects..  I used the kiss technique for this flower too.  The kiss technique is really applying or removing ink with another stamp.  (They kiss, rubber to rubber) I inked the big flower in the set with blush blossom then inked another flower with Guava and stamped it randomly onto the large flower with the blossom ink still on it.  I repeated this with another flower and purely pomegranate.  Remember go from lightest to darkest...  The crystal effects lifts the colours and seems to blends the edges.

Stamps : Fabulous flowers, and It's your birthday

Card stock: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom 

Accessories: Guava double stitched ribbon, Pearl, crystal effects and dimensionals

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fabulous flower.

I had a fare well  card to make and I thought a blue flower would do the trick.  It has turned out lovely.  A little of the kiss technique and some crystal effects and there you have a stand out flower.  Hope you like it too.

eScape Promotion

Remember when you got letters in your mailbox instead of your inbox? On 25 June 2008, Stampin' Up! is taking the day to unplug and unwind, and reconnect on a personal level with friends and loved ones through handmade cards. And we invite you to eScape with us throughout the month of June!


Stampin up enables you to purchase the products to use these lovely products at a reduced price, 25% off when you purchase them all together.  If you are interested in this promotion let me know..

Maybe take some time out to reconnect with someone the way we used to before the computer and phone.  Take care