25 September 2009


My next monochromatic card for The Stamping Queen is... yellow! As you can see in the photos, the background is very simple - circles of yellow-toned cardstock arranged in a 5x4 pattern to allow room for the wide ribbon at the top. The stamp is from the Mini Ornates set but I've only used a small part of it. It's actually quite a bit longer, but I only had a small space within the frame to work with. Luckily for me there was a pause after the fourth line!

Stamp - Stampers Anonymous (text)
Ink - StazOn
Card - Dufex, Bazzill
Embellishments - K&Company metal frame, porcelain flowers, ribbon
Other - circle punch

22 September 2009

You Are My Sunshine

I was so excited to receive my contributor's copy of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft today! The brief for this project was to use song lyrics as a sentiment on a card. Immediately I thought of "You Are My Sunshine" (as did Debbi lol). This song always reminds me of my childhood, watching the movie Beaches with my best friend and crying my eyes out when Barbara Hershey's character dies in the end. Ahhhh, memories!

Stamp - Paperbag Studios
Ink - StazOn jet black
Paper - K&Company, cream shimmer
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft pearls, lace, satin wings, computer and printer
Other - sandpaper

18 September 2009

Live The Life

The design theme at The Stamping Queen this month is... monochromatic! I chose blue for my first piece, with just a touch of white for contrast. I couldn't resist the new Stampers Anonymous unmounted stamps at the store - they are to die for! So all my cards this month will feature stamps from the Mini Ornates plate. Stamping-wise, I've used white and versamark ink to stamp the flowers on the navy blue card. The effect is almost fabric-like and very tactile.

Stamps - Stampers Anonymous
Ink - Versamark, StazOn cotton white, StazOn jet black
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Darkroom Door photobooth ladies, Kaisercraft rhinestones, lace, sandpaper

15 September 2009

Oh So Lovely

This is a card I made for my aunt's birthday this week. I lurve the retro feel of this stamp! It's such a charming, fun design and very easy to work with. And the best thing is, now that I'm finished with birthday cards for, like, one whole month, I can get stuck into my new TSQ design team kit. Woot!

Stamps - Buzz and Bloom (vintage lady, text)
Ink - Distress vintage photo, walnut stain
Paper - Wild Asparagus
Card - Canson
Embellishments - ribbon, copper brads
Other - Fiskars corner punch

07 September 2009


I bought the most delicious scented candles from Target a couple of months ago. Creme brulee.


Anyway, when I was dismantling the packaging for recycling, I found a piece of patterned cardstock lining the bottom of the plastic box. Score! I excitedly sorted through my stamps and found the perfect image to complement the design on the card. This is the result. And it even smells good too!

Stamp - Stampington & Company
Ink - StazOn jet black
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft pearls, sticker, double-sided ribbon
Other - LuminArte twinkling H20s, coloured pencils

05 September 2009


Last-minute Father's Day card here! I think my grandfather will get a kick out of this one - he loves gagets and what are robots if not big 'ol complicated gagets?! Ninety percent of this card is made with Darkroom Door products - available from The Stamping Queen. The remaining ten percent is a few bits and bobs I had lying within easy reach on my desk. Oh and FYI - the splatter on the "brilliant" sentiment is glimmer mist :-)

Stamp - Darkroom Door (star)
Ink - Distress black soot
Paper/card - Darkroom Door, Bazzill
Embellishments - Darkroom Door robot filmstrips, Darkroom Door robot montage, key charm, gingham ribbon
Other - Tattered Angels glimmer mist, circle punch