Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #58

For those of you who don't know about these challenges, Karen Giron puts up a sketch challenge each week for anyone to participate. I love checking them out and this week I actually made a card using the sketch. Here is her sketch:and here is the card and matching envelope that I made:Supplies:
Stamp set: Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Flower Fusion felt flowers, Rhinestone brads, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Word Window punch and Haiku DSP

I really like how this card turned out and the matching envelope. This was very easy to make so I may end up making more cards this size (6.5" x 3.25").

Hope you like it.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Pillow box with matching card

Hi everyone,

3 posts in 1 week, are you shocked?!!!

I made a cute little pillow box the other day for a friend and made a matching card to go with it that I thought I would share with you. Here's the pillow box:
and here's the matching card:
Stamp set: Short and Sweet and Eastern Blooms
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Sweet Slumber Specialty textured cardstock
Ink: Ruby Red and Baja Breeze
Accessories: Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, word window punch, 1 3/8" square punch and clear rhinestone brads

Monday, 22 February 2010

Easel Card

Here is the other card we made at the class:

The lovely Di first showed me a square version of the easel card and I love it but wanted to make it to fit our standard envelopes. The tutorial for the square easel card can be found on split coast stampers. This is very easy to make with minimal stamping. Here is another one using greens:

Stamp set: Fifth Avenue and Vintage Labels (sale-a-bration set)
Accessories: eleyet border punch, small and large oval punches, ribbon, Designer Series Paper (DSP) of your choice to match cardstock you choose and ink to match also.

Check out the tuturial and have a go at making your own easel card.

Sweet Treat Cup Card

As I promised here is a card I made for a class I had last week. It's using the sweet treat cups available in the current mini catalogue:Supplies:
Stamp set: Something Sweet (summer mini catalogue)
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Choc Chip, Rose Red and Whisper White
Ink: Choc Chip and Rose Red
Accessories: 1 3/4", 1 1/4", round tab, small and wide oval, scallop edge punches, brads, dimensionals, sweet treat cup, paper piercing tool and mat and of course some yummy treats to put inside the cup for the recipient to enjoy.

You can see that I have put a tag with a tab behind the treats so that the person recieving the card doesn't have to tear it open to get to the goodness.

Change is in the air!

Hi Everyone,

You probably don't remember who I am. I'm the person who hasn't posted in about 9 months - ooops. You may have noticed I have been playing with my blog layout and stuff to make it look a little more inviting. I did this with the help of The cutest blog on the block website. It was a lot easier than I thought although I did need to ask my good friend Di to give me a quick hand at one point because I had confused myself. Anyway not sure if I will leave as is or do some more changing, we'll see.
You'll notice I called this post 'change is in the air'. Well I'm hoping to post a lot more on here this year. Can't promise anything but I will try my best to update my blog more often. Hopefully I will be back later today with something to show you.
Have a lovely day,


Friday, 24 April 2009

Pocket Silhouettes

Here is the third card we made that I was telling you about yesterday:Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Whisper White

Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun and Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon (very nice ribbon)

The colours of this card were inspired from a card I saw on Sarah Klass' blog. I very rarely use summer sun but I really like this colour combination. This card is also really easy to make. To line up each image I got the ladies to line the top of the stamp with the top of the white cardstock and I stamped the image in the centre first. All the ladies cards were lined up perfectly. This card looks great using all four images from this stamp set.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Upsy Daisy

I thought I would show you a some cards we made at a workshop a little while ago. The ladies attending were all beginners so I wanted to make some nice simple cards so they would enjoy card making. Here is the first card we made:

Stamp set: Upsy Daisy

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa and Sahara Sand Marker

This is such a simple card. The only thing that took a little time was using the marker to give a bit of a shadow effect on the left of the image. This picture doesn't really show this well but it is there.

The second card we made is this one:Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy and On Your Birthday

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla

Ink: Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Candy Lane Paper and Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (which I love)

I really like this card and so did the ladies. Again this card was really easy to make as well. To make tying the ribbon easier I got the ladies to firstly attach the lenght of ribbon at each side on the back and then cut a smaller piece of ribbon to slide underneath and tie it in a knot. All the ladies did really well with all the cards we made and I hope they had fun making them.I will show you the other card we made tomorrow.