Tuesday, July 29, 2008

'Afternoon Tea' & Boho Backgrounds

Yeah! the sun is out today ... even though it is freezing here in Melbourne, the sun just makes you feel warmer. I had a go at making a pocket/slider card last night using a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers (thankyou). It was really quick and simple to do, and I will be making another one for a birthday party this weekend that my boys are going to.

Stamps: Boho background & Occasional Greetings
Card Stock: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky & 'Afternoon Tea' DSP
Inks: Groovy Guava, Soft Sky & Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Circle scollap punch, circl 1" punch, circle 1 3/8" punch, tab punch & Chocolate grosgrain ribbon

All products used are Stampin' Up!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Friendship Blooms

I find I have a bit of a creative block when it comes to purple/pink. Not my colours at all! Anyhow, this is card and (yes, another) box set for my sons teacher, whose birthday is tomorrow.

All products used are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Friendshop Blooms
Card Stock: Whisper white, Lovely Lilac & Sage Shadow
Ink: Lovely Lilac & Sage Shadow
Accessories: Stickles & Rhinestone brads

It was hard trying to take a photo because the sun just doesn't want to stay out long enough ...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

DS Paper & Classic Stars Wheel

I am sorry that I haven't had a chance to do any creations in the last couple of days, so I am posting a card that I made a while ago. Having 2 boys of my own, I tend to create for boys rather than girls.

Stamps: Short & Sweet and Classic Stars jumbo wheel
Card Stock: Whisper White & 'Spring Break' DS paper
Ink: Blue Bayou & Soft Sky
Punches: Lrge Oval & Round Scollap
Accessories: Wide 'Old Olive' grosgrain ribbon & Soft Sky double stitch ribbon

All products used are Stampin' Up!

I have some more 'boys' birthdays coming up soon, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kristina Werner CIC #17

Another wonderful colour challenge from Kristina Werner:

Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow & Whisper White.

I love this colour combo!

And this was a really quick and easy card to do.

All products used are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Short & Sweet and Solitude wheel
Card Stock: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow & Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose and Sage Shadow
Punches: Scollap round, Lrge oval and Tab punch
Accessories: Regal rose wide grosgrain ribbon and stickles

Although you can't really see it, I have used stickles on all the dots from the wheel to give it a bit of bling ...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Easy Fold Origami Box

Here is another great tutorial from Nicole Heady. This could not have been easier to do ... I used some snail at the end, just to keep the end down, but you really don't have to.
All products used are Stampin Up!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kristina Werner CIC #16

Another very quick challenge from Kristina using:

Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie & Very Vanilla
All products used are Stampin Up!
Stamps: Fishy Friends, Eat Cake, Sketch a Party & Fishy wheel
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky & Spring Break DS paper
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive (marker) & Basic Black
(The inspiration for this card was fwdd to me by a friend ... so thankyou!)

Boho Background & So Swirly

Happy Birthday Virginia!

Stamps: Boho background, So swirly & Occasional greetings
Card stock: Very vanilla, Certainly celery, Cameo Coral and Apricot appeal
Ink: Cameo coral, Certainly celery, apricot appeal
Accessories: Wide Certainly celery grograin ribbon, Rhinestone brads
Punches: Circle scollap, 1 1/4 circle, 1 3/8 circle and cropadile

Wild About You

My niece Mackenzie, has been staying with me for a couple of days. I had some cards to do and she was instantly attracted to a seat beside me, and asking if she could make something .... & I have two boys, who are totally not interested in what I do, so it was very pleasant.
This is a card she did for a party that she will be going to on Saturday.
Happy Birthday Perry!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pop-up Card

A couple of days ago I came across a blog of a very talented lady, Nicole Heady. This is from one of her tutorials ...

All products used are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Short & Sweet, In the spotlight & Big pieces
Card stock: Blush blossom, Certainly celery & Regal rose
Ink: Certainly celery
Accessories: Rhinestone brads, lrg oval punch, cropadile, corner rounder & wide grosgrin ribbon in regal rose

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kristina Werner CIC #15

This is Kristina's new challenge #15:

Colors: Chocolate chip, close to cocoa, certainly celery, really rust & whisper white

CS: Apple cider DS paper, whisper white, close to cocoa, really rust & certainly celery

Stamps: Occasional greetings, sanded

Ribbon: Wide chocolate chip grosgrain

Season of Joy

I gathered some supplies and headed over to Sue's for a stamp afternoon (minus children - lovely).... we had planned on getting a head start on our xmas cards (I did a total of 7 in about 6 hours OMG!) is a couple from the day.
All products used are Stampin Up!
Stamps: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Real red, Old olive, River rock, Whisper white & Very vanilla
Inks: Real red, Old olive, River rock
Other: red ribbon

Monday, July 7, 2008

Short & Sweet

This is a card I made for my girlfriend, Veronica .... she shares a birthday with one of my husbands mates, so as usual, it was a last minute rush to get them done...


... and this is Dave's card ...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration #14

This is Kristina Werner's Color inspiration #14, using:

Black, Going grey, Basic grey, River rock, Ruby red and Whisper white.

What a challenge! I eventually used a color scheme from a card that I had made earlier in the week...

Stamps: Big Pieces, Little Pieces and Short & Sweet

Ink: Ruby red, Going grey, Basic Black

Card stock: Whisper White, Ruby red, Going grey and Basic black

Punches: Scallop circle, 1"circle, 3/4" circle and 1 1/4" circle

(All products used were Stampin Up!)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Big Pieces & Little Pieces

Hi ... This is my first card from my new desk (which by the way is great !! ). I haven't finished moving in yet...

This is for a little girl who is turning 7 tomorrow. Hope she likes it & doesn't see it before I have a chance to give it to her this afternoon. oops!

All products used were Stampin up!

Stamps: Big pieces, Little pieces, Eat cake.

Card stock: Whisper White

Inks: Certainly celery, Rose red and Cameo coral.

Ribbon: Certainly celery grosgrain.