Monday, May 24, 2010

Gift Box with leftovers

I have made a few gift boxes before but wanted to use up some leftovers from the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin' kit. I don't have the Big Shot (yet!) but love the edge on the Fancy Favor diecut. To emulate this I have used the Eyelet Border punch along the top and lightly inked it to make it stand out a little more. I wanted to continue the theme onto the back so added the self-adhesive diecut flower above my stamp image. The 3 dots on the ribbon are taken from a hole punch and had Crystal Effects added for a bit of height.

Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Whisper White
Paper: Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin' kit
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Best Yet; Art by Design

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lovin' that Vintage Vogue

I love, love, love the new Vintage Vogue stamp set. As soon as my new packages arrived I was straight into it and trying it out. I love the colour combination in this card and am pretty much in love with the Cottage Wall DSP too. I apologise now, as you might just be seeing a whole lot more of these combinations.

I made this card for a very generous client at the swim school where I work and hope she loves it as much as I do :-)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry; Old Olive
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry; Old Olive
Paper: DSP Cottage Wall
Stamp: Sincere Salutations; Vintage Vogue
Other: Button Bouquet

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Mum!

I made this card for my Mum for her birthday. She lives in NZ and we don't get to see each other much so I love hand making her cards. I think a card made from the heart means so much more than a store bought one. I certainly made this with love and I loved using the Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils, which I only bought fairly recently. Now all I need to do is remember to send it on time, for once! Love ya Mum xxxxx

Inks: Whisper White
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry; Chocolate Chip; Watercolour paper
Paper: DSP Cottage Wall
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry Polkadot
Stamps: Sincere Salutations; Happy Moments
Sundry: Button Bouquet; Scalloped Edge Punch; Watercolour Pencils

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mojo Monday 137

I have a few friends who follow and create from the Mojo Monday challenge and I finally decided to have a go myself!

Here is my go at the above sketch ...

I have used some of the new products from the current Stampin' Up! mini-catalogue and as you will see I have turned the design sideways to suit the two-step bird punch. For something different, I have put Cyrstal Effects on the leaves and turned them outwards to give them some lift off the card. Although I didn't follow the design exactly I am rather chuffed with the outcome and thoroughly enjoyed the process.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Paper: Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sweet Little Sentiments
Punches: Extra-large Two-Step Bird
Other: Button Bouquet Designer Buttons