Sunday, 23 November 2008

Christmas Bauble Cards

I made this cards a couple of weeks ago and really liked how they turned out, again a set of 3. I've used Always Artichoke, River Rock and Very Vanilla for all three. I think these colours look great together. Here's the first one:

Stamp Sets: Season of Joy and True Friend
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, gold brads, dimensionals, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches and mini glue dots.
Here's the second card:

For the baubles on this card I used the snow flake from the Season of Joy stamp set. I also stamped the polka dot background stamp on the base of the card a little something extra which I really like.

And the third card:

I've used River Rock for the card base and stamped the polka dot background in River Rock ink, apart from that everything else is the same.

For the bows on the cards I stuck the lengths of Artichoke ribbon on the card at the desired lengths using double sided tape. I then tied each bow individually and stuck them down using mini glue dots - they worked a treat.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Season of Joy with some Holiday Harmony

Here are a set of 3 cards I made using the fantastic Season of Joy stamp set and the Holiday Harmony Designer Series Paper from the spring mini catalogue:Stamp set: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Always Artichoke and River Rock
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, River Rock
Accessories: Holiday Harmony Designer Series Paper, gold brads, dimensionals, artichoke grosgrain ribbon

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Always Artichoke and More Mustard
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Holiday Harmony Designer Series Paper, Purely Pomegranate sating ribbon, gold brads, dimensionals, large oval punch and mini glue dots

Oh My Goodness I LOVE LOVE LOVE this satin ribbon. If you don't have any of this you need some!!! I tied this bow separately and used mini glue dots to attach it to the card.

Stamp sets: Season of Joy
Ink: Always Artichoke and River Rock
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and River Rock
Accessories: Large oval punch, artichoke grosgrain ribbon, gold brads, holiday harmony designer series paper and dimensionals

I really love these colours together and the go so well this the patterned paper currently available in the spring mini catalogue.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

simple christmas cards

Here are a couple of quick and simple cards I made the other day:Stamp sets: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages and Snow Flurries
Ink; Blue Bayou and Soft Sky
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou
Accessories: 2 way glue pen , embossing buddy and glitter
I made a set of 3 using the same layout and stuff. As you can see this card is very simple to make. I stamped the swirl first in soft sky randomly over entire piece of cardstock. I then stamped the snow flurry in blue bayou where I wanted them. I stuck the white to the blue bayou later and then to the soft sky card base. I lined up the card on my grid paper and stamped the greeting in the middle. I wiped the embossing buddy over entire card, used the 2 way glue pen over the snow flurries and then applied the glitter - simple right?

Here's the second one, I've just added some paper piercing to this one:
When you look closely I pierced holes along the dots of some of the swirls to add a little something extra. For this card I only put glitter on a few of the snow flurries.

The third one I added some ribbon:
Thanks for stopping bye, I'll be back with some more chrissy cards for you.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

It's Beautiful

As promised here are 2 cards I made using the It's Beautiful roller from the spring mini catalogue. The first is a card made using the chalkboard technique:Stamp set: It's Beautiful roller and A Beautiful Thing
Ink: whisper white craft stampin' pad and choc chip
cardstock: ruby red, choc chip and more mustard
Accessories: stampin' pastels, choc chip wide grosgrain ribbon, daubers

I used white craft ink and rolled the roller across a piece of choc chip cardstock. I then used daubers and different coloured pastels from the earth elements family to apply colour to the stamped image. When using daubers and chalks you only need to dab the colour on - don't rub when applying the chalk. I layered this onto a piece of more mustard card and then onto ruby red. The greeting is stamped in choc chip.

The second I made using the same roller:

Stamp sets: It's a Beautiful roller and short and sweet

Ink: Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery

Accessories: word window, piercing tool, glietter, rhinestone brad, embossing buddy and 2 way glue pen
This was a very quick and easy card to make. I rolled the roller diagonally across the vanilla cardstock. I mounted it onto pretty in pink cardstock. I used the piercing tool along some of the swirly dotted lines and applied glitter to some of the flowers. Here is a closer look at the piercing:

A close up of the piercing.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Marker and Rub-On Promotion

I haven't posted anything recently as I've been away on holidays. We had a great time and have been doing a few things around the house after getting back. I don't go back to work until next tuesday so I still have a few days of freedom. Anyway I wanted to let you know about this months promotions that Stampin' Up! are offering:

Firstly: you can order Stampin' Write Markers individually!!! Yes for a limited time only (10-30 Nov) you can purchase single markers at $4.95 each. You would normally have to purchase a whole colour family if you wanted markers but until the end of Nov you can simply pick your favourite colours and order those - how great is that. I thought I would make a card to show you how great markers are.

Here I've coloured the flower using 3 markers and then sprayed the stamp lightly with water to get a softer look and stamped it on watercolour paper. The Friend greeting has also been coloured using the olive marker as I only wanted to show the work Friend - too easy. I've also coloured the flower image you can see at the bottom with the really rust marker and stamped it randomly.

To learn more about the special click here. If you would like to place an order you can email me here.

Secondly: If you spend $20 on any product from the catalogue you can purchase any of the rub-ons from the mini and main catalogue at 20% off from the 10-30 Nov. Rub-ons are fun and easy to use and come in 1 sheet of black and 1 sheet of white. The rub-ons also match selected stamp sets that are available. Here are a couple of very quick and simple cards I made using rub-ons from the Spring mini catalogue

Here I've used the flower and greeting from the Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons in the spring mini catalogue. These rub-ons also have a matching stamp set and roller also available in the mini catalogue. I will show you a card I made using the roller tomorrow.
This card was made using the same rub-ons in white. The flower was stamped in ruby red onto white cardstock and then the rub-on applied over the top. You can see how the stamp set and rub-ons match perfectly. I then used rub-ons down the side and for the greeting. The flower was mounted up on a couple of layer using dimensionals with a red brad in the centre.

If you would like to find out more about the offer you can click here. To order any of these items or anything else contact me here.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Season of Joy in Blue

Here is the Season of Joy stamp set again but this time in bluesStamp Sets: Season of Joy, Canvas background
Ink: Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: white grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, glitter, 2 way glue pen, embossing buddy

This is a simple and easy layout and quick to make.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Another Season of Joy Christmas

Stamp set: Season Of Joy
Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, River Rock
Patterned Paper: Dashing
Accessories: River Rock double stitched ribbon, glitter, dimensionals, circle punch, 2 way glue pen, embossing buddy

I used the small flower stamp inked in River Rock to randomly stamp on the patterned paper. The snow flake is punched out and mounted using dimensionals. I used the 2 way glue pen and added glitter. The embossing buddy is good to use before applying glitter to your card to help prevent glitter ending up all over your card where you don't want it.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Priceless Birthday Card

I was asked to make a few cards from a friend at work so I made this one quite quickly before going to work one morning.How lovely is this satin ribbon, you almost don't want to use it it's so nice!!

Stamp sets: Short and Sweet and Priceless
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla
Ink: Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Silver brads, word window punch, Purely Pomegranage satin ribbon (from summer mini catalogue)

On the butterflies I used a technique called 'Rock 'n' Roll'. I inked the butterfly in Regal Rose ink then rolled the edges in Purely Pomegranate ink. The greeting is stamped on very vanilla cardstock and punched out using the word window punch. I then punched another 4 word windows and stuck them all together so it was raised a little.