Category: Cards

Stampin Up Concertina Tag Card – Kinda Eclectic!

Now this card is just gorgeous! My Upline showed me this card and I knew that I HAD to recreate it. How could you not! I needed a special card for my Nan’s 91st so this was it.

The colours used are Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss. That DSP is from our beautiful moonlight paper stack – they are always great value!
I would love to hear what you think, so please feel free to leave a comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

Wonderous Wreath

I had such a lovely play with the Wonderous Wreath stamp set and framelits last night. I love this set and plan to play with it a lot more!

Not just for Christmas either, it looks lovely as a flower garland to!

I have been having trouble with my mojo lately – probably something to do with constant interruptions from my 4 cherubs home on school holidays – so I got my inspiration from Pinterest for these gorgeous cards!

I loved the combination of Real Red and Wild Wasabi to.
One of these cards will be featured in the upcoming Christmas stamp a stack class ๐Ÿ™‚

Hair Gel Technique for Father’s Day

So with Father’s Day around the corner, I’ve been making quite a few Father’s Day Cards.  I had a couple of requests for this particular card using the Hair Gel Technique. It’s a great fun technique to use and looks amazing with our ‘By the Tide’ stamp set.

The colours I have used are Night of Navy, Cajun Craze and Old Olive, with soft suede for the anchor tag.  I found this technique on Brandy’s You Tube channel – here, and cased her lobster card. But with such a fun technique I had to try it some more…oh, and the card smells great too! Lol.
I could also imagine it used with ‘The Open Sea’ and ‘Sea Street’ stamp sets.
What do you think?

Blended Bloom Stamp

I wanted to share with you this card I created using the blended bloom stamp set. The technique was demonstrated at convention, and whilst I have used it with coloured inks, I must admit, I would never have thought of using white ink to achieve this effect – but I think it is stunning!

I adore this new stamp – Blended Bloom – which will be available with the new catalogue release on July 1st. It is so versatile and looks just as gorgeous when coloured with the new Blendabilities!
This simple technique involves stamping the image using the Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink. Then simply use your blender pens to pick up extra ink from lid of the ink pad, and use it to ‘colour and blend’ your image.
Here’s a quick video tutorial showing you how – click here ๐Ÿ™‚
Leave a comment and let me know if you like it, and Happy Stamping everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Quilted Mother’s Day Card

For those of you who know me, you will also know just how much I love quilting too.

Well, this card combines my love of card making and quilting all in one package.
It would be a wonderful, personalised card for all those mums out there who love quilting as much as I do.
It’s a simple card made with punched circles, with the edges of the circles then folded over a square template, before arranging a pattern you’re happy with. I used our 1 3/8″ circle punch and a 7/8″ square as a template that I centred inside the circle before folding the edges over.  The circles are using the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. You can purchase all of these supplies through me. Just use the ‘Contact Me’ Tab and I can place your order for you.
Give it a try and post your pictures of completed projects in the comments. If you don’t want to make it yourself, then he’d over to my Etsy shop to purchase one ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Congratulations

Hooray,

I finally managed to upload a video to youtube! My first ever video….I’m very excited. My plan is to try and do more of these in the future, so stay tuned. If you sign up to receive my blog posts you will know every time I add something to my blog. I promise not to overload your emails. I try to add something at least once a week.
So the card I made was using the Happy Congratulations Stamp Set and Happy Watercolour, with this years in colours, vellum and the saleabration DSP’s. You will be able to make this card with just a small amount of DSP. I like to refer to it as my ‘floating lanterns’ card ๐Ÿ™‚
 

You can check out the you tube clip here.
Feel free to like and share ๐Ÿ™‚

Scrap Cards

At our team day we were inspired by one of the presenters to make the most out of all of our scraps.

Now I keep just about every scrappy piece and off cut of paper that I ever get.  I always think…I’m sure I will use that one day for something!
Well, I was hit with inspiration when I was happily crafting the other night.  I decided to use my paper scraps in a similar manner to how you would use washi tape…now I am sure I’m not the first person to have done this, but I haven’t seen this type of ‘scrappy card’ before.
So everything you see on these cards is simply my off cuts and scraps of paper. The flowers were stamped on scrap ( I NEVER throw out a white scrap), and the leaves were cut from some small off cuts that had score lines in them that really couldn’t be used for anything else.
So what do you think? I encourage you to give it a try and use up all of those scraps lying around. Feel free to show me your results ๐Ÿ™‚

New Occasions Catalogue Sneak Peek!

I am trying as hard as I can to get some quality time in my craft room, but alas, it just doesn’t seem to be happening ๐Ÿ™    

However I did find time to create this gorgeous card using some new papers from Saleabration and a stamp set from the New Occasions Catalogue that begins at the end of this month.
I love the easy to do water colour effect and the tags were made using my amazing envelope punch board!                                            

Hope you like it!
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