Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Loads of Love

Todays post is a birthday card I made for a young cousin using the Loads of Love set.
I didn't realise till I finished the card that the orange in the DSP is actually Pumpkin Pie not Only Orange that I have used for the base card, I guess a 6 year old is not going to worry to much.
The striped DSP i have used is retired although you could replace it with any other stripe or pattern & use coordinating cardstock.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bloom Away

I am back after a short getaway in Sydney with my daughter Emily, my Husband & son James spent the Easter weekend in Tassie riding motorbikes they arrived back to Canberra this morning on 9am flight came home swapped cars & went straight to work.
Emily & I spent our time at the Easter show (thats an eye opener I have never been before) & shopping at Parramatta & of course you can't leave Sydney without the mandatory visit to IKEA. To occupy my nights in the motel room I started on my Convention Swaps, I managed to get about 30 done & at this stage I have about 6 designs made which I hope to make about 10-15 of each maybe more.
Anyway back to the above card it was one we made at my class I got the original Idea from my Upline Roz Vest
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Bloom Away
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip & Real Red
Designer Paper: Good Morning Sunshine
I coloured the image using Ink pads & Blender pens
Accessories: Brads

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Square Scallop Birthday Card

I just found this card in my picture files & realised I hadn't uploaded it to my blog.
I cased this card from the very talented Karen Thomas of Luv to Stamp I have just chosen a different colour scheme.
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegrante (retired), Pretty in Pink & Whisper White
DSP: Berry Bliss (retired)
Accessories:Square Scallop Punch 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 Circle Punches & Boho Blossoms Punch

Embrace Life

Well yesterday I spent so much time lacquering the wood blocks for all my new Stamp Sets I only had time to put some ink on them after dinner, for the above card I cased the layout & colours from Allison Frandle (splitcoaststampers).
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life & Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip
Ink:Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Brads
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Harvest Time

Totally not stamp related but thought you all may like to see these photos I took a couple of weeks ago its currently Harvest time in our Vineyard .
Sorry the photos are not the best quality but it is about 6.15 in the evening & they have just started to pick the Chardonay variety, they have to pick early evening or before dawn because the white grapes need to be at the winemakers before they start to ferment which happens faster as the temperature rises, this is also why we use the harvest machine. All the Red Varieties are hand picked during the day as they are a little more forgving.

Star Spinner Card

Yesterday my son had a 9th Birthday Party to attend & he wanted me to make a spinner card after deciding Sesame Street characters would not be appropriate we tried it with a star from the In The Stars Stamp Set & it worked perfectly. The rest of the card was kept simple as per my sons request.
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: In The Stars & Its Your Birthday
Cardstock: Brillant Blue, Real Red & Basic Black
Ink: Ballet Blue & Stazon Black
Accessories & Tools: Mounting Tape, Dimensionals, 2 x 5cents, Spiral Punch, Small Star Punch & Brads

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter Bunny Basket

With Easter only 1 Week away I thought I would try to get into the spirit of things. So this is what I came up with let us know what you think, although I have just noticed since uploading the photo that Beatrice The Bunny's (thats another story) whiskers are crooked ah well can't have everthing perfect.

Simply Said

I really need to keep up with posting to my blog I have been very slack so I decided I would choose a card from my archives, the card I have chosen is one we have made at my class a little while ago.
Stamp Set: Simply Said
Cardstock: Regal Rose Apricot Appeal Bashful Blue& Whisper White
Stampin Write Markers: Regal Rose, Apricaot Appeal & Bashful Blue.
Ribbon: Regal Rose Grosgrain
Tools: Mat Pack for Faux Stitching White Gel Pen