26 September 2008

Have A Merry Christmas!

Okay, here's some more festive red and green! I've used my ATC collection pad from TSQ and added a few red Kaiser rhinestones for sparkle. The holly paper is by Sandylion and for an extra bit of Christmassy goodness I threw on some red stitched ribbon and a little gold bell (one of my cheapie shop finds!) I hope these samples have given you a few ideas for *your* Christmas cards :-)

19 September 2008

Merry Christmas

Here's another Christmas card using images from the ATC collections pad from The Stamping Queen. I really like this colour combination, the blue is so cool and summery :-) Also from TSQ I used Kaiser rhinestones and a Collections chipboard heart. Extra bits are the Basic Grey paper and stitched ribbon.

16 September 2008

Jolly Old St. Nick

OMG, I've done it. I've started my Christmas cards already! I usually leave it to the last minute and then I'm frantically making cards and tags and not really enjoying the process at all. Well, when I spied the Christmas themed ATC collection pad at The Stamping Queen I decided this year was gonna be different! The great thing about these little pads is you can make your card as simple or ornate as you like. Here, I've gone for a slightly fussier look with Creative Imaginations paper, wide gold ribbon, glitter glue, white StazOn ink and a few vintage-style images from the ATC pad. Ok, one card down, only about 30 to go, LOL.

13 September 2008

Birds of a Feather

This card is a bit of a change for me! Lots of bold, bright colours, LOL. Personally, I love the flowers. They're Kaiser rub-ons from The Stamping Queen and I just applied them to off-cuts of different coloured cardstock. Esay! And for a bit of bling, there's a Kaiser rhinestone in the centre of each flower. Also from TSQ is an antique brass photo hanger, metallic brad and Collections birdie words. The Stampington & Company paper and ribbon are from my stash :-)

11 September 2008

Adventure of the Heart

Oh joy! Lots of yummy new goodies arrived from The Stamping Queen yesterday. How sweet is this Paperbag Studios stamp?! She's so cute I decided to make her my first project, LOL. From TSQ I also used a Collections chipboard bluebird and the "adventure of the heart" text is from the Tuscan Rose Destination sheet. Other bits and pieces are Wild Asparagus paper, Kasiercraft rhinestone, a tiny iridescent seed bead, copper brads, lace and gold satin wings.

05 September 2008

Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft Vol.14 No.2

The new issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft arrived in my mail box today and I'm very fortunate to have two projects in this issue. The first is a set of arty, credit-card technique cards. Each card  features a fun Paper Arsty art doll and lots of bright, bold embellishments. The second piece is a card I created for the Stampington & Company stampers' challenge. I was so thrilled to receive this stamp, I absolutely love it!

02 September 2008


The very sneaky Stamping Queen included a sheet of Tyvek in my August design team kit. Having never played with Tyvek before, I put off using it (ok yes, I'm a big ol' scardey cat!) After much humming and hawwing, this is what I came up with. I stamped a Tuscan Rose design from the Destination sheet using StazOn ink, then heated the Tyvek carefully with my heat gun. When it was sufficiently crinkled I rubbed chalk and distress inks over the creases. Easy! lol Also from the Queen I used some lovely Collections vintage wallpaper; from my stash I added a Christina Re pearl brad, watch parts and ribbon.

01 September 2008

Home Sweet Home

Okay, back to The Stamping Queen. Here's a card I think would be perfect for a housewarming party or even a change of address. I've used adorable little Collections chipboard houses, house and bird text and vintage wallpaper, as well as Kasiercraft rhinestones and a rub-on. The "58" stamp is by Tuscan Rose, from the Destination set. I've also used K&Company paper and lots of pink and green buttons for good measure. You can never go wrong with pink and green buttons :-)