Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I water-coloured this image a while ago when I borrowed the gorgeous Seaside Sketches stamp set from my lovely friend Robyn. I used my Watercolour Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter. I stamped the image with Black Staz-On ink onto Stampin’ Up’s watercolour paper. Staz-On is the one to reach for when you are water-colouring like this. I broke out the Hodge Podge Hardware and used my oval punch which fits the frames perfectly!

Stamps: Seaside Sketches, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Inks: Black Staz-On, Brocade Blue, Watercolour Wonder Crayons (Earth Elements and Rich Regals)
Card stock: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla (oval), Watercolour Paper
Accessories: Hodge Podge Harware
Tools: Aquapainter

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Another Card Folio - Petal Prints

So here's another version of the card folio. This time I've used colours from the Soft Subtles colour family and the Petal Prints stamp set. Instead of the 10 card one sheet wonder I've used an idea I saw on Marelle Taylor's blog (check it out HERE - she does beautiful work!)

There are 4 cards inside the folder and they were sooooo quick and easy to make. I simply stamped 1 A4 sheet of Whisper White all over with the Petal Prints stamps and then cut it into 4. I then folded up 4 coloured card bases, tore off part of the front, added some ribbon and a stamp and then attached the stamped white cardstock underneath. 4 quick cards using hardly any cardstock! Cool!

Stamps: Petal Prints, Warmest Regards (hostess only)
Inks: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Whisper White, Pale Plum, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Olive Ogandy, Ivory Organdy and Moss Ginham Ribbons
Tools: Paper trimmer with scoring blade for folder, horizontal slot punch to feed ribbon through

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Card Folio

Mum and I have been playing around with making our own template for a card folio and here is what we've come up with:

This little folder is made from one sheet of A4 cardstock and holds about 5 or 6 cards and envelopes as long as they don't have too many embellishments on them. You could probably fit more if you did "no layer" style cards.

I made 2 of these folders and a set of 10 cards to split between them so each folder has 5 cards and envelopes. The 10 cards were made using a "one sheet wonder" template. This means you stamp one sheet of A4 cardstock with a pattern/deisgn of your choice and then chop it up to use on 10 cards. It's a very quick and easy way to make a lot of cards with minimal supplies. You could use a lot more embellishments if you wanted to but they might not fit in the folder so I put a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter in the centre of all the flowers. It doesn't show well in the photos but just gives the cards a little "bling factor".

I think this would make a really great class so if I get enough interest I will set a date and run a workshop where you can make the folder and all the cards too. Let me know if you'd be interested!!!

Stamps: Seeing Spots, It's Your Birthday, Warmest Regards (hostess only), Curvy Verses, All Year Cheer, Terrific Tags (hostess only), Big Deal Alphabet
Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, More Mustard, Whisper White
Card Stock: Kraft (folder) Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, More Mustard, Whisper White
Accessories: Navy and Wine Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools: Oval Punch, Tag Punch, Circle Punches and most importantly the Fiskars Paper Trimmer with scoring blade to make the folders.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Like it a latte!

This card was sent to me by a lovely lady in the U.S. with whom I did a swap. She has a great blog so check it out HERE

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Easy Thank You Cards

This card was very easy to make and I made quite a few of them at once so I would have some on hand when needed. The image is from Greetings Galore stamped in Basic Black and coloured with pastels and a blender pen. I simply cut the Whisper White cardstock to be just a little larger than the wood block of the stamp. It’s really easy then to position the stamp directly over the card stock and centre the image. I then cut some Bordering Blue a little larger again for the layer. The card base is 1/4 of and A4 sheet. This way you get four cute little cards, just big enough for a thank you note.

Stamps: Greetings Galore
Inks: Basic Black, Stampin’ Pastels (chalks)
Card stock: Whisper White, Orchid Opulence and Bordering Blue
Accessories: None!
Tools: Blender Pen

This card was also very easy to make and has no layers so it’s very economical as far as using your card stock. The elephant and flower are from Wild About You and the Thank You stamp is from a hostess set called Warmest Regards. I inked the elephant in Going Grey and then pressed him up against my Weathered background stamp to create some texture. I was trying to get him to look wrinkled. I think it worked out ok. Each time I stamped the elephant he looked a little different which was pretty neat! I inked the flower with Bold Brights markers and stamped it over the trunk. I stamped the thank you in Real Red ink.

Stamps: Wild About You, Warmest Regards, Weathered
Inks: Going Grey, Real Red, Bold Brights Markers
Card stock: Whisper White
Accessories: None

Thursday, October 4, 2007

I'm back...kinda...

Hi everyone,
I'm so sorry this blog has been so neglected. I have the best of intentions but...I have been really sick for the last few weeks. I am suffering a bad case of pregnancy nausea! (Yay but not yay at the same time)
I hope to be well enough soon to stamp something to put on the blog for you all. At the moment I'm just focussing on getting through this Saturday at the big Christmas workshop at Carina.
Here's a sneak peak of some of the cards we'll be doing that day. Perhaps I'll be able to post the instructions for them later as a tutorial. Should be lots of fun!

These 2 cards above were designed by my wonderful upline Liz.

This card was CASEd from "stamptramp72's" gallery on SplitcoastStampers.