Monday, July 28, 2008

Always Pumpkin

Hope everyone is having a good day.  I decided to make a card with colours that I don't normally use together.  I had seen a card which used Pumpkin and Certainly Celery and I thought it looked nice and fresh.  This card uses Old Olive more than Celery.  I think it looks fresh. What do you think?

Stamps : Always

Card stock: Designer series Paper Pumpkin, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery

Accessories:Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Circle green brad, Flower from the pretties kit, dimensionals.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Quick Patterned Paper Card

Sometimes I don't seem to have a lot of time to make cards.  I love Stampin  Up's Designer Series Paper.  It is a brilliant price at under $1:00 a sheet.  Love it.  This is from the Outlaw paper.

Stamps : Wanted, and Warm Words

Card stock: Outlaw DSP, Choc Chip, Ivory Naturals, Really Rust

Ink: Choc Chip, Really Rust, Creamy Carmel

Accessories: Cream Ribbon, , Paper Piercing tool, Distressing tool

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Birthday thanks

A few weeks ago I had a birthday.  A dear friend sent me a card for my birthday which I love.  Narelle is very talented lady in so many ways.  Thanks Narelle for your friendship and support.  She has let me post her card on my blog.  If you need some words of encouragement this is her blog spot.  Moments for Mum

Thanks again Narelle

Sorry I don't think the camera did take the best shot.  It is lovely and I always love mail like this.

Take care I will be back soon.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from me and my little helper!!

Yes I know it is July.  But I thought I would have a play with some of my new Christmas Stamps.  I really love the Season of Joy stamp set.  When I was taking photo's of my cards my little helper wanted his photo taken too.  Hope you like it.  Only problem is that someone thinks it's Christmas tomorrow.  LOL  Well it's only 5 months away....

Here is a better picture of the card.  Hope you like it.

Stamps : Season of Joy

Card stock: Prints DSP in Old Olive, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: Old Olive, Real Red

Accessories: Real Red ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, dimensionals, Stylis.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Elite Colour Challenge : Purely Creamy

Hi.  I wanted to challenge myself so I created this card using Elite Stampers Colour challenge. Found  here.  The colours to be used were Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, and Purely Pomegranate. I would never have thought of this combination myself but I think it works out well.  I also wanted to use some of my new stamps from the New Mini that is out on the 1st August.  I will be mailing some Mini catalogues out soon...  Hope you like it.

Stamps : Always (from the new Mini)

Card stock: Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, and Purely Pomegranate 

Ink: Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, and Purely Pomegranate

Accessories: White gel pen, Corner rounder punch, 1/2"circle punch, Slot punch, dimensionals and ribbon cream dyed creamy caramel.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Heat Emboss

Last Friday night I had a heat emboss glass.  It was a lot of fun creating new cards with friends.  The following two cards that we did that night.  This one is embossed on vellum it gives it a lovely soft touch.  I really like it.  Then use markers to colour the outlined images, blend with a blender pen and there you have it.  Beautiful.  Easy when you know how.  One trick is also to use Stampin up! Vellum card stock.  It is thicker and therefore does not burn or brown when the heat gun is applied.  Yet it still has that soft transparent look.  I love it.  I think I have said that already..

The card below is from Lovely as a tree, another of my favourites.  It has been heat embossed with Copper powder.  I like this effect it is great for a more masculine looking card.  Sorry the photo does not quite do it justice.   Hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

All in the Family

I am really loving this set at the moment.  I have had fun making the little people.  The even look like some cute kids I know.  LoL  It is good to get an old set out and have a good play again.  My daughter is having lots of fun making lots of people.  She has coloured them in.  She has even named them all.  (At the moment we have all the cousins playing)  This is such a great and versatile set.

: All in the family, Family phrases, family favourites

Card stock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rose Red, Groovy Guava, Night Of Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Stazon Black, Old Olive, Rose Red, Groovy Guava, Night Of Navy, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Versa mark

Accessories: White eyelets, Black Gingham ribbon Clear embossing powder.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bright and bold family

Hope you are all well and that you have had a good day.  If not maybe this card will brighten your day.  It is a bit brighter than I am used to.  However I think it is just perfect for a little boy I know..  What do you think.

Stamps :All in the family and Family phrases

Card stock: Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Only Orange, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Jersey Shore

Ink:Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Only Orange, Bashful Blue, Stazon Black, Choc Chip

Accessories:Scallop punch, 1 1/2" circle punch

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Green leaves

I have had a couple of camera problems so I have not been able to take photos of the back yard.  Hopefully all will be fixed soon.  I am sure you have guessed we have a pool.  Yes I know it is too cold to go swimming but at least it will be ready for Summer.

So in the mean time I thought I would show you a card that a made a couple of weeks ago.  Thank goodness I took a photo then.  Hope you like it.

I thought I would get out an old set and have a play.  For something a little different I used the tab punch under the oval punch to provide a bit of difference.  Looks good I think.

Stamps : Petal prints, sanded, So Many sayings

Card stock:Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink:Certainly Celery, Basic Black

Accessories:Tab punch, Oval Punch, Word window punch, Olive brad, Black stitched ribbon

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A new addition!

Hi It has been a busy week and not a lot of stamping has been getting done.  But here is some pics of what has been happening in our back yard... The bob cat came and dug a big hole.  The kids were amazed at the drivers skills and speed.  DS sat and watched the whole thing for 3 hours with out moving...  Maybe we should have a bobcat come and dig holes more often.

One more sleep and the crane arrived....  Well I don't know how much sleep my son got..

I was told it was a good crane because it does not use the same magnets like Cranky!!( from Bob the Builder) So the pool should be OK.  And it is red Mum so that is good.
I have to done load the images of the pool so I will be back later to give you a look and show you the mess of our back yard...

Take care