27 March 2010

No Substitute

Afternoon! I'm still recovering from my evening at the Newcastle Show (which was pretty fab, btw!) but I wanted to get this card up before it's too late to share for Easter. This card has become a favourite of mine, simply because of the "There is no substitute for eggs" sentiment. It was hiding on a sheet of Stamp-It collage paper and I was lucky to notice it when I was looking for paper to make the card!

Stamp - Stampington & Company (eggs)
Ink - Distress black soot
Paper - Wild Asparagus
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestones, assorted ribbons
Other - sandpaper

22 March 2010


Happy Monday! Here's a fun card that just screams autumn, except, silly me, I confused the whole autumn thing with the "bloom" sentiment. Duh. Anyway, I think this idea would work well for Easter, especially the bead-fillled flower. I really like how that turned out. Speaking of Easter, I really need to get cracking (pun not intended!) on my cards.

Ink - Distress vintage photo
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Rebecca Sower freshcuts, Making Memories rub-on alphas, ribbon, triangle clip, seed beads
Other - Plaid glass finish

19 March 2010

Ginger Rogers

While I continue to work my way through boxes of cards, re-photographing and making adjustments where necessary, here's a card I recently refurbished for a birthday. I got rid of the old sentiment (carefully!) and replaced it with this super cool Inkadinkado quote which I've been *dying* to use for ages but somehow never got 'round to it. Enjoy!

Stamps - Buzz & Bloom (vintage lady), Inkadinkado (text)
Ink - StazOn timber brown, Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Wild Asparagus
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Kaiser rhinestones, ribbon, picture frame hangers, brads
Other - Fiskars corner punch, sandpaper

05 March 2010


Right now I'm working on some cards for a Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft stampers' challenge, but I'm taking a quick break to update my blog and share a "man card" with you. I really like how this one turned out, particularly the layers and texture. Beeswax is truly gorgeous stuff; it smells great and creates a nice "lumpy bumpy" effect that makes you want to run your fingers over the surface of the card.

Beeswax. It's not just for candles.

Paper - Daisy D's, Captured Elements
Card - Canson, Bazzill
Embellishments - Darkroom Door photobooth gentleman, Collections ephemera, bottle cap, twill, used postage stamp, gold flower, mesh
Other - beeswax, heat tool, sandpaper