Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Home

The daughter of a very dear friend has bought a Condo in Chicago so I took the opportunity to use my new bundle "At Home With You". I've been seeing some gorgeous samples with this set and love how this turned out.

I made the bricks by using the new Decorative Mask and Embossing Paste mixed with 2 drops of Cajun Craze. The result was a little too white, so I sponged over it with Crumb Cake ink. The door and the flower pots along with the lamps were put together using watercolour paper.






Recipe
Stamps : At Home With You
Ink : Archival Black
Cardstock : Watercolour, Cajun Craze, Thick Whisper White
Accessories : Reinker, Big Shot, Framelits, aquapainters, embossing paste



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sweet Baby Nina

I needed a card for my daughter's friend whose baby girl is due any day now! I have been itching to try out the new stamp set and framelits, A Little Wild. Truly the sweetest set I've seen in ages. I put together a simple spinning card.

 




Recipe
Stamps : A Little Wild, Brushwork Alphabet
Ink : Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, Archival Black
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Powder Pink
Accessories : Bakers Twine, Big Shot & Little Loves Framelit, Layered Ovals Framelit, Oval Punch & Oval Scallop Punch

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Here, Piggy, Piggy!

I absolutely love pigs. I have them all over my house, pottery pigs, wooden pigs, knitted pigs, beanie baby pigs ... you get the picture, LOL!

So you can imagine how delighted I was to find a piggy set in the new SU catalogue :) Here's a selection of cards I made this weekend with the new set, This Little Piggy.






Recipe
Stamps : This Little Piggy
Ink : Archival Black
Cardstock : Powder Pink, Smoky Slate, Watercolour
Accessories : Gingham Ribbon, Big Shot, Layering Squares, Layering Ovals, Layering Circles, retired embossing folders, Zig Clean Colour Brushes.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

New Home!

One of my friends at work just moved into their new home yesterday. I've been itching for an excuse to try out this whimsical house stamp and thinlit bundle so was thrilled to have a perfect excuse to use it. I love the whimsy of this set, the house made up of flowers is just sweet and fresh and it came together very easily. My only tip would be to start with the larger stamp first, this is a 3-layer stamp so start with the largest (powder pink), then with the leaves (lemon lime twist) then with the tiny flowers (peekaboo peach)




Here's a close up of the images. They are so fun, I love it!



Recipe
Stamps : Home Life
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Powder Pink, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach
Ink : Powder Pink, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach
Accessories : Big Shot, Welcome Home Framelits, Embossing Folder (retired)



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Congratulations Card

A friend of mine asked me to make a card for their "newly-qualified doctor" daughter, Esha. She wanted something special which could be out on display next to Esha's gradution photo.

I reached for 2 of the new "in-colours" for 2017/2018, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Blast. The card is based on this one by Sabrina. I used "Lift me Up", mounting the main balloon on a panel using a window sheet so it appears to be floating. I thought the sentiment was perfect too!





Recipe
Stamps : Lift Me Up
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Blast DSP, Window Sheeet
Ink : Berry Blast, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories : Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Lemon Lime Ribbon, Crystals


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Playing Around!





Playing around today with some soon-to-be retiring stamp sets, Wondrous Wreath (top), Thankful Life (Occasions Hostess), and Jar of Love which, of course, stays with us into this new Catalogue year.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Papertrey Just Desserts

I had a play with some Papertrey Ink stamps recently. This set, Just Desserts is just lovely! You can see from the pics below that there are dies to match the images. This first card uses the die to pop up the flowers on the cake.


This time, I just stamped the images, no matching dies were used. It's much more simple.


This version switches from flowers on the cake, to strawberries. Such a lovely versatile set.




Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pretty Poppies

I had a request from a girl at work to make a card with poppies. I went straight for the retired set "Pleasant Poppies" and coloured it with my Zig Real Colour Brush Markers. I wanted to add some interest to used a framelit and embossing folder along with some retired Pear Pizzazz ribbon.


Recipe
Stamps : Pleasant Poppies
Ink : Versafine Black Onyx
Cardstock : Watercolour Paper, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Shimmery White
Accessories : Window Frames Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Falling Hearts EF, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Zig Clean colour Real Brush Markers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tea-Time

I found this cute little stamp set recently, stumbled upon it on Pinterest. It just spoke to me with it's simplicity and charm. I used my new Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens. There's a knack to using them, but I found some fantastic tutorials on YouTube from Jennifer McGuire Ink and K Werner Design to help me. 







Recipe
Stamp : Verve One Cup
Accessories : Zig Clean Colour Real Brush


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Birthday Layered Cake


This sweet card was made using all retired products. It's watercoloured on a white-embossed image which is quite hard to do, but worth the struggle! I love the embossed little dots, so sweet.

Recipe
Stamps : Make a Cake (retired)
Ink : Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Versamark
Cardstock : Watercolour Paper, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Shimmery White
Accessories : white embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lilac & Navy Wedding

Another commissioned card was for a wedding. The colours are Lilac and Navy and the married couple's initial will be "P". I came up with this card using the retired 'Sophisticated Serifs' (one of my all time faves) and the absolutely stunning 'Floral Phrases'. I heat embossed with clear powder to give the card some dimension.



Recipe
Stamps : Floral Phrases, Sophisticated Serifs (retired)
Ink : Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories : Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Umbrella Flowers

I'm always flattered when a friend commissions a card from me :) Debbie needs a few cards over the next few weeks, starting with a birthday card for her Mum back in England. Her birthday is in April so Debbie thought an umbrella would be pretty, "April Showers". I used our 'Weather Together' set with a sentiment from 'Something to Say'. I used my new Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers (which are fantastic!) and the new hearts embossing folder. Love how this one turned out.


Recipe
Stamps ; Weather Together, Something to Say (retired)
Ink : Basic Grey Archival
Cardstock : SU Watercolour Paper, Shimmery White, Rose Red
Accessories : Big Shot, Umbrella Weather framelits, Zig Clean Colour Brush markers, Aquapainter, Falling Petals Embossing Folder

I also threw together a super-simple thank you card using the SAB set 'Any Occasion', certainly a CAS card ;)

Recipe
Stamps : Any Occasion, Mosaic Madness (retired)
Ink : Soft Sky, Night of Navy
Cardstock : Soft Sky (butterfly embosslit), Shimmery White
Accessories : Big Shot, Butterfly Embosslit (retired), rhinestone jewel