Sunday, February 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Chelle!

It is my big sister's birthday and so I rustled this card up for her to celebrate the day.
The colours are better IRL but this is the best photo I could get. [And heaps better than the ones I took last night. :o) ]

Stamps: EK Sucess;
Cardstock: Mellow Moss; Very Vanilla; Chocolate Chip;
Ink: Basic Brown;
Extras: DP; Chocolate Grosgrain; CB & embossing folder;

Friday, February 22, 2008

Blues, browns & buttons...

Woo hoo! I got some time to stamp. [Granted I had a little boy try to help me when I left the room but fortunately discovered the situation before it got out of control. :o) But hey, you have to grab each chance that comes your way!??!]
This card was made with the Copycat challenge in mind. This week's challenge was "Blues, Browns & Buttons!"
Hard to tell in the photos put flowers "pop" in a couple of different levels through the use of extra flowers stamped out and dimensional tape.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Friendship Blooms
Inks: Basic Brown; Versamark;
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean; Chocolate Chip; Kraft: Very Vanilla;
Extras: Cuttlebug & embossing folder; dimensional tape; SEI buttons;

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

An oldie but a goodie.

Well, life around here is getting a little messy and stressful which has hampered the creative moments. (Hopefully I'll get some time soon as I do find my cards very therapeautic.)

So for all those 'playing at home', I thought I'd post one of my older cards. The clasp is velcro underneath to hold it closed. (The card opens up like a real hand bag.) The message inside then "explodes" to surprise the recipient.

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Seeing Spots For You.

I really like the colours in this from the freshness of the Regal Rose to the Close to Cocoa that grounds it. It is hard to see in this picture but the DP has "bling" on it and the tag is popped up for added dimension.
Once again, another birthday where the recipent hopefully is appreciative. :o)

Stamps: Terrific Tags;
Ink: Regal Rose;
Cardstock: Regal Rose; Very Vanilla; Close to Cocoa;
Accessories: brass brad; dimensional tape; tag punch; Glitter DP;

Monday, February 18, 2008

Cranberry Joy

I made this card last week for a stamping forum friend's birthday. (Try saying that last bit quickly a few times in a row!?!? ;o) hee hee!) As she should have received it by now (and I'm not too sure if she actually visits my blog) I thought I'd share it with you.

Fingers crossed she'll like it.

Stamp Set: Lots of Thoughts; Petals; Polka Dots & Paisley;
Inks: Cranberry Crisp; Basic Brown; Very Vanilla; Versamark;
Cardstock: Cranberry Crisp; Chocolate Chip; Very Vanilla;
Extras: chocolate grosgrain ribbon; copper brad; corner punch; dimensional tape;

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cool Cat

I recently bought a retired SU set from a friend and have been having a little fun experimenting with it. Here are two cards that I made using the set. Which one do you prefer?

I hope to post some other cards I made last night but have to wait until they have been received as I know the recipients occassionally stop by.

Until next time....

Stamp Set: Cool Cat; Terrific Tags
Inks: Regal Rose; Blue Marker;
Cardstock: Regal Rose; Very Vanilla; Close to Cocoa; Blue (unknown source);
Extras: tag punch; copper brad; Heidi Grace DP; mounting tape;

A Blog Award!

Chrissie has paid me a big compliment by giving me an award (my first) for having "an excellent blog". Thanks Chrissie!

The rules of the award are to pass it on to other excellent bloggers. So here goes with a list of some of the new blogs I like to visit:


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Another Mixed Bouquet

Here is another version of the Mixed Bouquet stamp set. I thought I would experiment with cutting the shape out and popping it up with mounting tape. I also had a try at some hand drawn shading, drawing, etc, but will have to work a little more on that. ;o) I do however really like the classic lines of this set. I'm really glad I have it in my stash. What do you think?

Inks - Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Stamp Set - Mixed Bouquet
Extras - eyelets, white gel pen, mounting tape,

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Pay It Forward - Blog Candy

Melanie offered some Pay It Forward blog candy for the first three bloggers to leave a comment and I just happened to be one of them.

In return, I am to Pay It Forward (PIF) on my own blog. Hence here I am...

If you want to join in the fun:
1. You need to have your own blog so that you can then PIF.
2. Then be one of the first to comment on this blog post and I will send you some blog candy.
3. Just remember to PIF on your blog and send out a little something to the first 3 people who comment on your blog.
And the cycle of PIF will continue to bless and brighten one another's day. It is that simple!

So on your marks, get set....POST!!! First three to the comment box will need to start stalking their mail boxes! ;o) The surprise will be all yours.