Tuesday, 31 March 2009


I thought I would show you this simple card I made for a recent workshop:Stamp sets: Fabulous Flowers and Short and Sweet (a favourite)
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue and Whisper White
Accessories: Brocade Blue wide grosgrain ribbon, Scallop square punch and dimensionals

This is a really easy card to make. I cut 3 small squares to stamp the small flower onto in the 3 different colours. When I stamped the flower I wanted one of them to be in the upper centre and the other two on the outer bottom corners. They are mounted onto the scalloped squares in the same colours using dimensionals. They are then stuck down using double sided tape across the top of the white cardstock. Attach the ribbon and stamp your greeting and then stick the finished piece of cardstock to the base of the card - how easy is that?!

Fabulous Baja

I really liked the size of the card used in Karen's sketch challenge that I thought I would make another card that size, here it is:Stamp sets: Fabulous Flowers, Short and Sweet and So Swirly jumbo roller
Cardstock: Baja Breeze (new in colour), Perfect Plum and Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum and Baja Breeze
Accessories: Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Square punch, Dimensionals and Piercing tool

Card size is 6 1/2" x 3 1/4"
I inked the jumbo roller by using a standard ink pad in Baja Breeze and rolled it across the bottom of the card. The flowers were stamped randomly on the 3 small squares of white cardstock and mounted onto the plum scalloped squares using dimensionals. Before mounting the centre flower I used the piercing tool to put a whole in the centre of the flower for the rhinestone brad. I then stuck them the scallops where I wanted them and stamped the greeting.

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #11

I know you are all in shock right now as it has been quite some time since I made a post - very sorry about that, hopefully I can make up for that from now onwards.
Anyway I often check out the fabulous blog of Karen Giron whose work is absolutely amazing, you really need to check it out. Every week she puts up a sketch challenge and I've always wanted to give them a try and this week I finally have. I have to say I always like the sketches she comes up with but I really liked this weeks one, here's the sketch:

The measurements of the card are 6 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Here is the card I came up with for the challenge:

Stamp sets: Priceless and Short and Sweet

Cardstock: Ruby Red, Going Gray, Basic Gray and Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Gray taffeta ribbon (love this), flower brads (from new catalogue), scallop edge punch, Ginger Blossom patterned paper (summer mini), dimensionals, horizontal slot punch and silver brads

This card came together really easily given you already have the layout mapped out for you all you have to do is put it all together.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Retirement List Is Up

OH MY GOODNESS.... Stampin' Up! are getting rid of so many things to make way for lots of new stuff. I was surprised to see so many things retiring but I am also very happy to be getting rid of Figures of Speech as much as Di would be happy to be getting rid of Greetings Galore (hey Di?)

Anyway you will need to get in quickly as items sell fast and are only available while stocks last. This means once you've had a look at the list you will need to email me so I can order them for you.

You can view the list here in alphabetical order or here by page number. Please note that some items are marked at a 25% discount (marked with 1 asterisk) so be quick. Also it looks like ink pads will be increasing in price to $11.95 as of the 1st April so if you have some favourites that you haven't yet ordered you might want to before the end of March.