26 June 2011


Recently I've been working on birthday cards for twin boys, which given my aversion to kids/boys cards, has been quite a challenge. I decided to use only what I had in my collection - no buying stuff I didn't need! I kept the colours simple and fresh - blue, cream, white and yellow - and the design fun but uncluttered. Not too "cutesy" :-) This card is my favourite of the two, probably because I used up all my good ideas on this card and struggled to make the second! All things considered though, I'm happy.

Stamp - Amazing Creations (small star)
Ink - Versa Magic agean blue
Paper - GCD Studios, assorted blue and cream off-cuts
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Making Memories de-fined sticker, Kaisercraft rhinestone, Pebbles Inc. number sticker, Blue Cardigan clip art, wood-cut star, white twill, button
Other - embroidery thread, sewing needle

22 June 2011

Take Flight

Computer problems have kept me from updating my blog but (fingers crossed) it's fixed now. Soooooo, this is a card I have in the new issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft. I created it for a doily challenge. As you can see, I used a doily stamp to create a layered flower, but other contributors experimented with fabric, rub-ons and punches. There are some beautiful cards in this issue, check it out!

Stamp - Stampabilities, Paper Artsy
Ink - Versa Magic midnight black
Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Collections chipboard bluebird, Kaisercraft rhinestones, large silk flower, ribbon, yellow button
Other - silver glitter glue, sandpaper

11 June 2011

French Flag

As promised, here is the second card I created for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft's recent Stamp-It stampers' challenge. I wanted to do something bright and bold this time, and had the idea to paint the French flag. Easier said than done! Getting those lines straight - arrrgghhh! In the end I used an old credit card to apply the paint. The sparkle you can see is a light wash of twinkling H2Os over the dry surface. Nothing too complicated but a nice result, I think :-)

Stamp - Stamp-It
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Paper - canvas sheet
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - satin ribbon, black brads, button
Other - LuminArte twinkling H2Os, embroidery thread, watercolour acyclic paints, old credit card

03 June 2011

Paris Journey

I was so happy to participate in the Stamp-It stampers' challenge in the new issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft. Vintage-style stamps are right up my alley and I had fun coming up with two completely different interpretations for my contribution. The first is very old world Paris. I used a few of my precious found objects - a vintage cameo in a filigree setting and an old gold cufflink. Other touches include lots of melted beeswax and copper tape. Stay tuned for my second card, which is as bright as this one is dark :-) Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Stamp - Stamp-It
Ink - StazOn timber brown
Paper - K&Company
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Petaloo mulberry flower, Collections vintage postcard, Darkroom Door wordstrip, ribbon, vintage cameo, vintage cufflink, buttons
Other - copper tape, sandpaper, beeswax, heat tool, embroidery thread