Showing posts from August, 2014

Happy Blooming Birthday Flower Patch Card

Hello Everyone,

How has your Sunday been?  I've been at the Sunshine Coast University today for the Modern Language Speech competition that my youngest daughter Anna was in.  There were students competing from all over the Coast as far south as Bribie Island delivering speeches in the languages they learn at school.  Anna learns French, but German, Japanese, Chinese & Italian were also represented.  I'm proud of her.  She did very well for her first time.

Considering I've been out all day, with no card prepared in advance I've made a card with the Flower Patch Photopolymer stamp set which you can purchase in a bundle with matching Flower Fair framelits.  We had these stamps out at class yesterday, so it saved me time, stamping with these for another CAS card.  Come have a look at the blossom I've stamped this time.

I've stamped the Flower in Rich Razzleberry ink and the leaves with Garden Green.  The cardstock used is Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz and Crum…

Festival of Trees

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are having a great start to your weekend.  I had a class this morning.  Its always so good to get together with the ladies for some crafting.

Today I have another quick Christimas card I've made to show you the Festival of Trees bundle now available to order from our Holiday Catalogue.  I've stamped my trees onto some of the retired Midnight Muse Cardstock with the Illuminate Ink, which gives a subtle shimmer.  Have a look.

The cardstock used is Soft Sky for the base card, Whisper White for the base to depict snow and Midnight Muse for the trees.  I've also stamped the greeting from the Wonderous Wreath stamp set with Midnight Muse ink directly onto the Soft Sky card.  Here's a pic of the whole card below.

I've used Dazzling Details on the torn white edge and more Basic Rhinestones scattered above for some Frosty sparkle.  How easy would it be to make a batch of cards for these this Christmas.  Simple cards like this can be so effective and…

A classic Peaceful Petals Birthday card

Hello Everyone,

Thank God its Friday.  Its almost the weekend, and I have a busy one ahead.  I have a class on Saturday and on Sunday I have one daughter at work and the other at the University for a district French Speech competition.  This is her first time at this comp which is run anually and she's also the youngest student from our local High School attending. 

Onto today's card.  I know I've been keeping it simply lately, but I do love a B & W card with a pop of red.  Its a classic colour combo.  Come and have a look at this image from Peaceful Petals which I've coloured with Blendabilities.

The image has been cut out with the Oval Collection framelits and mounted on the Label Collection set.  My base card is Basic Black and the Whisper White background has been embossed with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.   Here is the photo of the whole card.

The greeting comes from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and I've used the Dotted Ribbon border punch acros…

Flower Patch Striped Scallop Card

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Its been quite windy today and we even lost power for a while today.  Thankfully you don't need power to make handmade cards, but the lights do help.  I did manage to get this card made today in any case.

I've used the Flower Patch bundle which consists of a Photopolymer stamp set and matching framelits from the new Holiday Catalogue, which starts today.  Yay!  Come and have a look.

The cardstock used is Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso and Whisper White.  The inks used here are Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Hello Honey.  The background has been created with the Stripy Scallop Thinlits and I added a Papillon Potpourri Butterfly.  Here's the full view of the card.

The greeting is from the stamp set Blooming with Kindness.  I hope you like today's card.  See you again tomorrow.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge #107 - Happy 80th Birthday Betty

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Welcome to the Wednesday Card Sketch Challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  I've decided to use this layout as the basis for my Mother in Law's 80th Birthday Card.  It was her birthday on Sunday, but they've been away and only returned today.  She loves the card.   Here is the sketch below.

I chose Blended Bloom stamp coloured with Blendabilities for my card combined with the Striped Scallop framelit and Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  The cardstock is Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler.  Add some Crochet Trim and Vintage Brad and you have some old world charm. 

The cardstock is Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler. 

I did change the sketch up by making a square card and using the bloom instead of the Oval from the sketch.  The greeting and numbers come from the Memorable Moments stamp set.

Please visit the Paper Craft Crew and see the other card creations this week from more of our Designers.  We hope you will be inspired to play along. …

Happy Watercolor Thank You Card

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Happy Tuesday.  We had such beautiful weather today, nothing but blue sky.  It was a great morning for a walk, which always puts me in a great frame of mind.  Plus I'm with a friend chatting so it never feels like exercise, and we finish with coffee and today our treat was a white chocolate and raspberry muffin, yum.

Today's card is a Thank you card I've made using an image from Happy Watercolor stamp set which I've coloured with Blendabilities in Rich Razzleberry.  I've added a little bee and I've created a window cutout in and Frame with the Deco Label Framelits.  come and have a closer look.

The cardstock I've used is Blackberry Bliss, Lucky Limeade (retired) and Whisper White.  The greeting comes from the stamp set Blooming with Kindness.  Here's the full view of my card below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a happy Tuesday.

Flower Patch Birthday

Hello Everyone,

I've made another card with my new Photopolymer Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating framelits today.  Its a pretty pink card  Come and have a look.

The inks used for this Pretty Pink blossom are Blusing Bride, Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey.  Fort the leaves I've used Wild Wisabi and Garden Green and for the Papillon Potpourri Butterfly I've used Pool Party.  The cardstock is Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Basic Black and Whisper White.  The black background has been embossed with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  The greeting comes from the Label Love stamp set punched with the Artisan Label punch.  Heres's the full view of my card.

Thanks so much for calling in to see today's creation.  Would love to hear some feedback from you on this card.  I really live the Pink/Black combo and hope you do too.   See you next time.

My first play with Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamps

Hello Everyone,

How's your weekend going?  It has been pretty wet for days here, but it seems like we've had another change in the weather and there's even been a little sunshine peaking through the clouds late today.  It was pouring with rain when I drove my daughter to work this morning, but it made a nice change this afternoon, needing sunglasses for the drive home.

I've used a new stamp set for today's card called Flower Patch.  There are matching Framelits available called Flower Fair and the two combined can be purchased in a bundle saving you some $$.

The beauty of this stamp set is that you can layer these flowers however you like, making your own blooms.  Here's a look at mine.

The cardstock used is Basic Black, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette and the patterned paper is from the pack called Back to Black.  I've added one of my favourite butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set too.  The full card is below.

The Whisper White background on …

World of Dreams Birthday Wishes, plus another Birthday Surprise for me :-)

Hello Everyone,

What a wet, wet day its been.  Yes another one.  I've just been listening to the news and they are saying its the one of the wettest Augusts on record.   Its good weather to play indoors, fine by me.

The card I've made today features World of Dreams stamp set which I've combined with the Wood Panel background stamp.  I've also used the Window Framelits to create a frame for my image, and you may remember from yesterday's post, the black framelit cutout from the inside of this frame I used on a Dad Card.  Come and have a look.

The cardstock used is Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Basic Black and Whisper White.  The inks used are Stazon Black, Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay.  The Black frame has been raised up on dimentionals and the greeting has been layered up with punched pieces from Banner Punch, Oval Punch and retired Designer Label punch.  The full view of the card is below.

You could really put any sentiment you need on this card.  I love this image.


Rev up the Fun Dad

Hello Everyone,

Today I have another card to show you for Dad's Day.

I've used a couple of stamp sets here - Rev up the fun, Gorgeous Grunge and Dotty Angles Background.  I've combined with Window & Little Letters Framelits, pics below.

The cardstock used is Lost Lagoon, Basic Black and Whisper White.  Inks used are Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Lost Lagoon.  The full length view is below.

The black Window Framelit shape is actually the centre from a frame I cut for a card I'm sharing with you tomorrow.  Waste not want not.  I often have extra bits on my desk, spares if you will, when I'm making other cards that I like to try and utilize.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a good one. :-)

Another Blended Bloom Card

Hello Everyone,

How's your day been?  I've been busy packaging up some cards for sale today combined with some domestic duties.  Thursdays is a day I like to stay home and get things done.  I did take a few minutes out for a quick skype chat with my good friend Justin before he hit the sack.  Its always great to catch up as he teases me with all the latest craft supplies he already has there, that I haven't yet purchased.  Timing is the thing though with our 14 hour time difference, so I do try not to keep him up too late.   You can find his blog at JK Cards.

Hey, I really love these Blendabilities markers.  On the Card I have for you today I've coloured the Blended Bloom image with the Razzleberry set of pens and done the centre with the Daffodil Delight set.

Come and have a look.

The cardstock I've used is Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White and Basic Black.  The background is kind of cool created by using new Striped Scalloped Thinlits Framelit over the Basic Black…

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge #106

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It's Wednesday once again, which means its time for another Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge. This is the sketch we are working with this week.  We hope you will play along and join us.

I've decided to use the stamp set World of Dreams.  Here's my card.  I did take a few liberties with the sketch, altering it ever so slightly by using ribbon instead of a sentiment strip across the card and leaving of the three tiny elements sitting above the circle on this sketch.

The cardstock used is Early Espresso and Whisper white with the Patterned paper coming from the 12x12 In Colour paper stack.  I've also used Label Love for the punched Sentiment with the Artisan Label punch and added a punched butterfly using the Bitty Butterfly punch from Lost Lagoon card..

And the closeup view.

I've also used the new In Colour ribbon on this card.  I love how all our products colour coordinate. 

Please make sure you check out the other examples from the Design Team th…

Dad's Day is coming

Hello Everyone,

Happy Tuesday.  It was beautiful weather here this morning, so we took our usual walk and treated ourselves to coffee & cake, after all thats why we exercise, so that we can enjoy life right?

Todays card features a combination of different stamp sets to form a Fathers Day card.  I'm using Kinda Eclectic, Gorgeous Grunge, Rev up the Fun, Just Sayin' and Teeny Tiny Sentiments. 

The cardstock used is Basic Black and Whisper White and inks are Hello Honey, Stazon Black and Basic Gray.

This is meant to be a bit of a fun Father's Day card.  Hope you like it.  Have a great day.

Fab Friday 48 Themed Challenge - For Baby

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Today I've tried out a new set called Celebrate Baby.  It never hurts to have a Baby card on hand as you never know when someone is going to ask you for one.  I intend putting these in the next batch of cards for the Gift store.  Come and have a look.

 I was also reminded that the current challenge at Fab Friday is a themed challenge for Baby Cards, so I've decided to enter mine as well.  Congratulations Mindy.  I know the feeling of having your first child.  Becoming a mother changes you for the better and there is no other feeling that comes close to what you feel when you give birth to your first baby.

Pink for girls and Blue for boys.  I've also used a new Photopolymer stamp set called Dotty Angles for the yellow dots on the background of these cards.  The Pink card is made using both Pretty in Pink (retired) and Strawberry Slush cardstock with Whisper White and the Blue version is made from Lost Lagoon card shown below.

I've also used greetings fro…