28 June 2008

Circa 1920

I know, I know, I've said this before, but I *love* this set of Hero Arts stamps! *sigh* I think they're heaps of fun and very versatile. I've used them to make countless cards and tags; I even used them to create wedding stationary for a 1920s themed wedding, LOL. Anyway, this card features a Collections scrabble tile and typewriter circle, Making Memories alphabet rub-ons and snaps, Sandylion paper and a few buttons. Hope you're all having a great week :-)

Bon Voyage

Taking a short break from TSQ, and here's a card with a bit of a travel theme. This kind of heritage design is a great way to use up scraps and make use of all those tiny little unmounted stamps :-) Materials include Making Memories rub-on alphas, Basic Grey paper, Pebbles Inc. sticker, buttons, clip art and lace. Stamps by Collections, Hand Print Art Stamps and Non Sequitur.

26 June 2008

Birdie Notebook

When I spied Barb's special "challenge" item in my TSQ design team pack, my initial reaction was, OMG, what am I gonna do with this?! The Collections tag journal kit freaked me out because I'm not much of a scrapper and it just shrieked scrapbooking to me (I scrap never). So I thought and thought and thought about what I'd do with it and finally settled on a notebook. I started by covering two of the chipboard tags (front and back) with Collections vintage wallpaper. Then I blinged it up with a clear crystal brad and Kaisercraft pearls. The little chipboard heart, also included in the kit, is covered with black ink and Papier glass finish. After a great deal of consideration as to how the notepaper should be attached, I decided to stitch it to the tag with embroidery thread. The final step was adding the silver ring from the kit and a Pebbles Inc. sticker, found key and glass bead. Now, I only hope it doesn't get too wrecked in my handbag!

22 June 2008


It's hard to believe June is nearly at an end! I've been busy making lots of samples for The Stamping Queen this month. Good thing the weather here has been suitably cold for staying indoors and creating :-) And seaking of creating, here's a piece I've just finished. From TSQ I've used Collections vintage wallpaper, fabric brads and a silver crown brad. The stamp is the same Cherry Pie image I used to make this card. Extra bits and pieces are the Pebbles Inc. alphabet stickers and cream embroidery thread.

16 June 2008


Here's another piece I've created for The Stamping Queen. I'm on a roll with these, LOL! This time I've used a sweet little stamp by Tuscan Rose, patterned paper by Collections and Kaisercraft pearls. The ribbon is all mine :-)

14 June 2008

Little Wren

OMG, I had *heaps* of fun making this card! I've never really used rub-ons for anything other than creating words, but now I've seen the light I fear there's no stopping me, LOL. From The Stamping Queen I used a Collections chipboard wren, vintage wallpaper and birdie word, and Kaisercraft rhinestones and rub-on. From my stash I added the blue ribbon.

13 June 2008

The Pace of Nature

I hope you're enjoying this chilly winter weekend! It's perfect weather to say indoors and create :-) And speaking of creating, here's another card I've made for The Stamping Queen. The window technique is great for small stamps. It's fun and easy to achieve; just cut two overlapping diagonal lines in the middle of your paper (like this X) and roll back the flaps. Hey presto! Instant windows.

Stamps - Cherry Pie (face), Darkroom Door (text)
Ink - StazOn jet black
Paper - Collections
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - Kasiercraft pearls, Kaisercraft rub-ons, Prima flowers

12 June 2008


After a short break, it sure feels great to be back creating yummy cards for The Stamping Queen! First up this month is a card I think would be perfect for those hard-to-create-for men in your life :-) From TSQ I used Collections vintage wallpaper and birdie text, a funky gold crown brad, Pressed Petals ribbon tag and Kaisercraft rub-ons. Stay tuned for more cards soon!

07 June 2008

Tres Chic

The quickest card I've ever made, LOL. I wanted to make my Wednesday Stamper challenge piece below a little more user friendly, so-to-speak, so I turned it into a card. Patterned paper by Fancy Pants.

04 June 2008

Da Vinci Art

I made this card a couple of years ago but just recently gave it a face-lift. It's very simple embellishment wise - a Collections slide frame, Making Memories alphabet rub-ons, staples and Basic Grey patterned paper - but it's still one of my favs :-) The image of the phrenology head is from a sheet of Design Originals paper. Stamps by Collections.

01 June 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Altered Playing Cards

The new theme at Wednesday Stamper is altered playing cards. What a *fun* challenge! After raiding my stash of playing cards I found a few circular cards. Even more challenging, LOL. The image is stamped on acetate and run through a Xyron to make it adhesive. Embellishments include ARTchix clip art hat, Kaiser rhinestones, ribbon, and a brass leaf finding from JTFW. Stamp by Peddlers Pack.