Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Holidays

Well I didn't make it back yesterday but I'm here reasonably early today.

The inspiration for this card came from an advertisement (for another company...shhhh) in a past Issue of Take Ten. Naturally I've improvised with Stampin' Up! stamps but I've kept the colours very similar.

Stamp Sets: On The Spot, Happy Everything
Cardstock: Green Galore, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red & Green Galore (Pads & Markers)
Accessories: Red Grosgrain Ribbon.

So what do you think? Does it pass for a Christmas Card?

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Thursday, October 11, 2007


Now that I'm back posting I was going to try my best to share something with you each day. The last 2 days ended up being quite busy (it's school holidays here) and then I came down with a head cold yesterday so I've missed posting for 2 days. So to make up for that I'll post 2 cards this morning and then hopefully will be back later to post another.

These 2 cards are made using the Unfrogettable stamp set. Like some of the other cards I've been sharing with you lately, it's a set I purchased a while ago and haven't made time to use it. I've decided next year I'm going to be a little more picky, and slower, with my selections when buying my stamp sets. That doesn't mean I don't like any of those I purchased it's just that I ended up with so many that some never or hardly ever get used.

I hope you like what I've created.

Stamp Set: Unfrogettable
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White.
Inks: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Stazon Black.
Accessories: Slit Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Post-it Note (for masking), Aqua painter.

Note: Sketch Challenge SC142 and Colour Combination from Colour Coach.

This card is a case from Splitcoaststampers with colours changed (chosen from Colour Coach). The original card can be viewed here. I've added Crystal Effects to the centre of the coloured flowers. Sorry for the fuzziness in the "Hoppy Birthday" stamped on the card. It's clear in real life but with it being resized it just won't show up well.

Stamp set: Unfrogettable
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Garden Green, Confetti White.
Inks: Stazon Black, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Rose Red.
Accessories: White gel pen, Aqua painter, Crystal Effects.

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Spring is in the Air

That's the title of this month's promotion. During October if you purchase the Looks Like Spring stamp set and Spring Bouquet Flower Punch you will receive your choice of either Spring Showers or Spring Flowers double-sided designer paper for free.

This promotion gave me reason to pull out these items and create a card. I often overlook using my designer papers (as I'm not a scrapbooker) but will try and make more of an effort to remember to put them to use from now on.

Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring, Season by Season
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Spring Flowers Designer Paper
Inks: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Old Olive Brads, Linen Thread, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Simply Said.....

Todays cards was made using another of Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges & Colour challenges. Sketch challenge is SC97 and Colour Challenge CC85.

I love this colour combination and was very please with the end result of my card too.
Stamp set: Simply Said, Kindness Wheel
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Pixie Pink, Vintage Violet, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Vintage Violet, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Blender Pens, Tool Kit (Paper Piercing), Black Brads.

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Another share....

Todays card I have made using a Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challange and Colour Challenge. The Sketch Challenge is SC66 and the Colour Challenge CC44. These are great resources to make use of.

Stamp set: Sweet Shapes
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White.
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery.
Accessories: Celery grosgrain ribbon.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

More Christmas Cards samples

As I have previously mentioned my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack classes have commenced. So far I've only shared my Week 1 cards with you so today I'm sharing my Week 2 and 3 cards. (Week 4 & 5 will be shared after the classes have taken place).

If you would like further details or even purchase a kit to make any of my samples then please email me. Kits can be purchased for $10 per card sample + postage (all images will be prestamped so you will only need to colour those required and construct your card. Detailed instructions are included. Kits contain 5 cards + envelopes).

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

I'm still here....

I hadn't realised it had been so long since I last posted. I knew it had been a few weeks but didnt think it was 6 weeks.

I've been busy with my Stamp-a-Stack classes and haven't made much apart from Christmas Cards until today so I'll have some cards to share with you over the next few days.

It's school holidays at the moment for me so my 4 girls are at home. A yahoo group I'm in are running a children's swap through these holidays so my girls were also busy today making their cards.

Here is one of the cards I've made. I'm trying to use some of my sets that have been a little neglected and also try out some different colour combinations.

Stamp Sets: All Through the Year, Riveting, Garden Annuals Wheel.
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Whisper White.
Inks: Green Galore, Pink Passion
Accessories: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, Tempting Turquoise Brads, Grosgrain ribbon (Light pink dyed to Pink Passion using reinker).

I tend not to use a lot of Bold Brights colours but am happy with the end result of this card. What do you think??

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