Friday, 28 August 2009

Sweet Always Birthday Card

This simple card was made to show off the beatiful Sweet Always dsp from Stampin' Up! The paper is matted onto regal rose card and the greeting is from the Cheer & Wishes set. I really don't think it needs anything else to finish it off.

Stamps: Cheer & Wishes
Cardstock/ Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose and Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Regal Rose
Accessories: Curved Rectangle Nestabilities and Bigshot

Friday, 21 August 2009

One for the girls and one for the boys...

This card was made from Nursery Necessities and is a general baby girl card. The paper is from the Sweet Always dsp collection and the ribbon is from my stash. After making this card I decided to have a go at a blue version for the boys, here is my attempt:

Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Cardstock/ Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Always and Summer Picnic dsp
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Ballet Blue and Bashful Blue
Accessories: Pink and blue ribbon from my stash.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Grandma's Birthday Card

This card is one I made for my Grandma. I wasn't sure about this stamp "From the Garden", its a hostess level 1 stamp, but it stamps a beautiful image. I stamped in versamark onto vellum cardstock and then embossed with pearly white, gold and clear embossing mixed , a mixture helpfully made by my son. The embossing shows up a lot better when the card catches the light, for blogging purposes gold would have been better! The image was then coloured on the reverse using perfect plum and mellow moss markers. the card was finished off with a greeting from the Wow Flowers set.

Stamps: From the Garden and Wow Flowers
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss and Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Perfect Plum and Mellow Moss Markers
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval punches, gold brads, clear, gold and pearly white embossing powders.

Everything is from Stampin' Up! except the pearly white embossing powder.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Sketch Saturday Card #63

This is my card for this week Sketch Saturday challenge, you can find the sketch here. The main image on the card is from Penny Black called "Surprise!", this is a stamp I have wanted in my collection for a long time, I think the mice are so cute. Everything else on the card is from Stampin' Up! The patterned paper is one from the Holiday Treasures collection from Stampin' Up! , its looks a lot better on the real card.
Stamps: Penny Black "Surprise" and Wow Flowers
Card / Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Old Olive and Holiday Treasures dsp
Ink: Stazon and Earth Elements Markers
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval punches, Pretties flowers and clear rhinestone brads and 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in chocolate chip.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A quick thank you card

This card was made to add to my samples box. The base card is textured close to cocoa and the paper is from the Tea and Crumpets dsp collection. The images have all been stamped with versamark and then chalked with So Saffron chalk.
Stamps: Live Your Dream
Card / Paper: Close to Cocoa textured cardstock, Very Vanilla and Tea and Crumpets dsp
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stampin Pastels and scallop circle, scallop oval, oval and 1 3/8" circles punches.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Joseph's Door Plaque

This weekend I have been making a door plaque for my son Joseph. To make one of these you will need two coasters for every letter in the name you are using, chipboard letters for each letter, a length of ribbon, scraps of designer paper and an ink pad of your choice and some plain coloured card stock.

Measure the size of your coaster then cut a front piece (in the designer paper) for every letter and a back piece (in the plain card stock). Cover the coasters with s front of back piece of paper so every coaster has one covered side. Take the chipboard letters and colour them using the ink pad. While these are dying line up the back coaster and place a line of sticky strip across the middle of each one. Peel the backing off and cover with the ribbon. Stick the front panels onto the back. Finally when your chipboard letters have dried, glue the onto the front of your door plaque.