Monday, February 28, 2011

Just Add Ink challenge 57 - a colour combo

Make sure you have a look at the gorgeous designs over at Just Add Ink using this colour combo:

I have to confess to never using River Rock before, as I thought it was an icky colour.  Boy, was I wrong!  I had so much fun playing with these colours - I already have future projects in my head using River Rock!

Card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, River Rock + Patterns stack, Bella Rose DSP (r)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamps - Circle Circus, Elements of Style, Music Notes roller
Misc - Eyelet Border punch, silver brads, dimensionals, corner punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits

If you'd like to learn how to make this card, contact me to book a workshop!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Just Add Ink challenge 56 - a Sketch Challenge

The design team over at Just Add Ink have given us a sketch this week - make sure you have a look at the fantastic designs!

Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive - one of my favourite colour combinations!  If you like this card, why not book a workshop?  I'll show you how!

Card stock - Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Soft Suede Patterns Pack
Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Stamps - Elements of Style
Other - Rich Razzleberry 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, snail adhesive, dimensionals, Eyelet Border punch, small corner punch

Friday, February 18, 2011

Swapsies are fun!

Milestone moment - my first swap!  I wanted to use my favourite stampset - Vintage Vogue.  It's so versatile, not to mention utterly gorgeous!  Apart from the sentiment, I challenged myself to only use Versamark - the card, the So Saffron mat and the flowers are all stamped with Versamark only.

Card stock: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, ( + Paper Patterns stack)
Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Other: Silver brad, Blushing Bride1/2" Stitched-Poly ribbon, dimensionals

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stamping friends & playdates

A couple of weeks ago, I got to spend a rare afternoon stamping with a lovely friend & fellow stamper, Julz - check out her fabulous blog hereOne of the great things about sharing with likeminded crafters is exchanging ideas and techniques - I had never made an easel card before, so Julz showed me how.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A little colour...

Time to spotlight the Subtles collection... the colours are so light and whimsical!  Perfect for a little something to say how much you care.


Card stock: Whisper White, So Saffron Patterns Paper stack
Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Stamps:  Loving Hearts (r)
Other: So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (r), dimensionals

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just Add Ink challenge 55

Seeing as it's Valentine's Day tomorrow, the "Just Add LOVE" theme is very appropriate.  Take a look at some of the fabulous entries in this week's challenge.

I got my inspiration for this week's challenge from doing the dishes!  I was washing some empty coffee jars and thought, "Ah ha! I can use those!"

The 3-layer image on the jar lid was 2 circles (I spritzed the Basic Gray one with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz) and I layered a piece of "Lap of Luxury" DSP on top.  Then I covered the entire lid with Crystal Effects to give it a nice shiny seal.

Card stock: Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Lap of Luxury DSP, Bella Rose DSP (r)
Stamps: Happy Harmony, Scribble jumbo wheel, Yummy (r), Too Terrific Tags (r)
Ink: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz
Other: silver brads, Victoria crochet trim lace, twine

A big thank you to the lovely Julie Butler for coming to my rescue with lace and twine!

I couldn't help myself.  I ate two of the biscuits.

Friday, February 11, 2011

More butterflies!

Here's a completely different project using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die... yet still stunningly effective:

I often overlook the Organic Grace stamp set, but the flower worked beautifully here.  I stamped them with Whisper White Craft ink.  The black butterfly has been sprayed with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz... this is a new toy for me and I LOVE how it gives such a delicate sparkle!

Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Other: silver brads, Eyelet border punch, dimensionals

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Playing with butterflies

I never need an excuse to play with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die - there are so many different projects you can use it on!  You will see it popping up on a number of blog posts...

Card stock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy, Night of Navy patterns stack.
 Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Versamark
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Other: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just Add Ink challenge 54

It's a colour challenge over at Just Add Ink this week... yummy scrummy pinks and browns!  Here's the colour combo:

 I CASEd this card layout from a fabulous book called "175 Fresh Card Ideas", that I found at the local library - check it out on Amazon here.  Loads of different ideas and designs! 

Anyway!  Here's my card:

The strips (and the Rose Red mat) have all been sponged and pounced with Soft Suede for that lovely vintage-y look.  The stamps I used were: Delight in Life, Organic Grace and Yummy.