Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunny Monday Hello

This is a lovely cheery card for Monday morning using the Hello Blossoms stamp set from the new mini catalogue. I used my Stampin Up markers to colours each of the flowers and the stems and then embellished with the Pompom trim.
Stamp:  Hello Blossoms
Card: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Markers, Embossing folder and trim

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge

This week at Inkspirations the challenge is a sketch:
I liked this sketch and I made two different cards one male and one female card (during April I have heaps of birthday cards to make). I also entered into the Bugaboo Challenge for this challenge your card should have 4 or more layers.
The first card is a lovely card using the Just Believe stamp set which I just love:

 A quick peek at the inside

Stamp: Just Believe
Ink:  Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink
Card:  Pretty in Pink Very Vanilla and Soft Suede, Subtles DSP
Accessories:  Embossing Folder, butterfly embosslit, ribbon and punches

The second card uses the Sail Away stamp set from the new Mini, combining Old Olive and Black together:

Stamp:  Sail Away
Ink:  Versamark
Card:  Old Olive, Basic Black and Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Embossing Powder, ribbons and Punch

Monday, April 11, 2011


I had a bit of a play around with the new Motorcyle stamp from the Autumn Winter catalogue.  Its good to have a few male cards on hand when needed. This first card has a few layers as the Not Quite Navy looks great with the Metallic Silver card.  The square lattice embossing folder that has been carried over from the previous mini adds a lovely touch for a mens card (most of our embossing folders have flowers so this is a great embossing folder to use with a male card)

Stam: Motor Cycle
Card: Not Quite Navy, Brushed Silver and Whisper White
Accessories: Markers and Blender Pen.

The second card is quite simple (and not so many layers).  I stamped the background with the Sanded stamp then stamped the Motorcycle stamp. No colouring so it is a very quick and easy card.
Stamps: Motorcycle, Sanded
Card:  Basic Black and Whisper White
DSP:  Neutrals pack

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just Add Ink 63

This weeks Just Add Ink Challenge is to take inspiration from the colour or theme of this photo:

So I decided to go with the colour approach and this is my card:

I think I got all the colours in my card. It is certainly a very bright mixture of colours to play with.

Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Card: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink:  Stazon
Accessories:  Markers, button, twine,ribbon and Pompom trim

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mini Launch

Thankyou to all the lovely ladies that came to my launch for the new Mini Catalogue. First who were the lucky people that won the prizes:
Main Prize (over $100 of Stampin Up goodies)
Marie-Louise Francken

Level One Stamp Sets
Ann I

$30 to spend

  There were lots and make and takes. The first one we used the Create a Cupcake stampset and the matching punch for a quick and easy birthday card

The second card uses the beautiful French Foliage stampset and some lovely autumn colours - Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Bravo Burgundy.  This was a popular stamp set with the ladies.

The third make and take was a lovely simple card using the Thanks for Caring stampset with Bravo Burgandy and Crumb Cake for the butterfly, a great card for lots of different occasions.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nature Walk

Another fabulous stamp set in the New Mini Catalogue is the Nature Walk set which I have used for this card:
I used the word stamp from the French Foliage set for the background instead of using DSP for a change.  The card is all in brown  (Early Espresso) and cream (Very Vanilla) except for a touch of pink in the blossom  (Blushing Bride marker). I am loving all the satin ribbon and lots of my cards have these big bows (I can hear the ladies in my class groaning, they are over bows in class as nearly every card has ribbon of some description as SU ribbon is such a lovely addition to a card)
Card:  Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Stamps:  French Foliage and Nature Walk
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Ribbon and marker

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Strength and Hope

For Pals Paper Arts 87 this week the challenge is to use Punches. I have used the Strength and Hope stamp set from the New Mini Catalogue (Stampin Up donate $2 for every set purchased.) and combined it with several punches. 
For the background I stamped directly onto the card for the top part of the card and used DSP from the subtles range.  The butterfly was stamped on vellum and cut out and the H for Hope was embossed with white embossing powder as well.

Card: Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White
Stamp: Strength and Hope
Accessories:  Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon Large scallop punch and circle punches

Monday, April 4, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge

This is the Challenge over at Inspirations this week:

Lovely colours for an autumn card. As I had no Poppy Parade I substituted Cherry Cobler and came up with this card:
Lots of colours in the sponging (more mustard and cajun surprise) and the leaves have lots of lovely tones in there as well (more mustard, cajun craze, old olive) The background has been stamped with a second stamping using early espresso.
Stamps:  French Foliage Bring on the Cake (sentiment)
Card:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobler and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Surprise and Old Olive
Accessories:  Ribbon

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Just Add Ink 62

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is to make a box or a bag so I have made a little tea caddy and used my favourite Stampin Up DSP Love Letter.
For the top I had to borrow a set "Morning Cup" (thanks Moira) as I didn't have one stamp that had a teapot or cup to pop on the top of my tea caddy.  I got the pattern for this from Lauren Meader she has lots of fabulous patterns. This would make a lovely gift for someone with their special tea inside

Card:  Cherry Cobbler Very Vanilla and Black
DSP:  Love Letter
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Punches and markers

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Paper Players Challenge 40

This is the sketch for this weeks Paper Players Challenge:

This is the card I came up with for the Challenge:

I have used the beautiful new DSP Autumn Spice for this card and teamed it up with More Mustard and Early Espresso.  I have been dusting off some colours that haven't been used for ages as we are now officially in autumn and the nights are getting a bit cooler and we are leaving summer behind. Below is a peek at the inside.

Stamp:  Thoughts and Prayers
Card:  More Mustard, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Autumn Spice DSP
Accessories: Punch

Embossed Leaves

This technique of cutting out a shape and running it through the lattice embossing folder is very popular at the moment, I have done some leaves from the French Foliage stampe set and it looks very effective on the card.  I am right into the beautiful autumn colours:  Cajun Craze and OId Olive they are a beautiful combination. The background on the card is stamped with Cajun Craze ink onto the card.

This is a close up of the leaf embossed into the card you can see the sharp edge it gives around the leaves

Card:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze and Old Olive
Accessories: Lattice Embossing Folder

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge

This is a sneek preview of the new Mini Catalogue with lots of lovely autumny stamps and rich colours. Inkspirations Challenge No 63 is to use this sketch:
This is my card for the challenge

Stamps:  French Foliage and Bring on the Cake
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive Elegant Eggpland and More Mustard
Card: Very Vanilla and Cajun Craze
DSP: Autumn Spice
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon