Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving !!

Well its been a long time since I posted anything, no excuses but I did think this was a good time to write and wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.
I made the card above using Justrite stamps from Simple Blessings. This is an ideal fall set. I stamped the image twice using versafine black and clear embossed it, then coloured using my copic markers. The middle was popped up to give it a little dimension.
The Sentiment is from a Stampin Up retired set and cut out with a spellbinder label tag. The background was embossed using the pumpkins from Cuttlebug.
Thanks for looking and have a great Thanksgiving.


Monday, March 15, 2010

House Mouse !!

Okay, here are some of the cards I have been working on just recently. I`ve really fallen for the House Mouse stamps - aren`t they just adorable? All the images have been stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and then clear embossed or Memento Ink. I tried to keep the cards simple so all the focus would be on the image.

I cut the image out using Labels Ten and mounted it onto Labels Eight.

On this card I used a Martha Stewart edge punch and a scallop corner rounder. The sentiment was Memory Box and cut out using Labels Thirteen.

On the "Jelly Bean Heist" card I used the new Spellbinder Scalloped Border and layered it up. The tear shape jems fitted quite perfectly.

This card was mounted onto the Petite ovals and Petite Oval Scallops. I embossed Labels Eight onto the white card stock for alittle more detail. I`m not sure if you can see, but I have put a small amount of glitter on the cards to give alittle sparkle!

On this card I used a piece of burlap. I thought it looked abit like the coffee sack in the picture!
These stamps are a pleasure to colour in and you always end up with great results!
Well, my parents are arriving from the UK on Thursday for a five week stay, so I shall close and get on with some cleaning and tidying of the house.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lottie !

Well, Sunday already; where did the weekend go? We`re having a real lazy day today, its great!
My DH went off diving with the sealions this weekend to Hornby Island and by all accounts has had a fantastic time. I shall post some photographs later this week.
Anyway onto the card. I was really pleased with the way this turned out. Its the first time and the only one I have ! of The Greeting Farm stamps. I love the way "Lottie" just sits on the side of the frame. All the DP is Basic Grey Origins. When you use such nice paper you don`t really need alot else on the card. I made the frame using the new Labels 11 and the sentiment is from JustRite. Lottie is stamped in Versafine ink and embossed with clear powder, then coloured in with Copic Markers. The butterflies and flower in the corner are all made using MS punches.

Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful day.


Friday, February 26, 2010

SC269 - Hedgy Gift !

Good Morning Everyone !!
Well these past two weeks have been filled with Olympics. The television hasn`t been on for so long each day for along time ! Its been fantastic, I have enjoyed every minute. We had a trip downtown and I still can`t get over the number of people down there. The streets are seas of people !!! The atmosphere is something else - fabulous ! Here is the Olympic Cauldron, Downtown, Vancouver.

The Sea of People !!!!

Anyway onto the card. Can you believe it; I receive the sketch challenge one day and the card is completed the next. I haven`t done that for along time ! This seem to come together really quickly, I love it when that happens. I used one of my new stamps I bought the other day from one of my favourite shops at Cloverdale. I now have so many Hedgy stamps its not funny but I just can`t resist them !!

I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black and then, of course, is there anything else to colour them in with apart from Copic markers, I love them ! Its the first time I have coloured the little cuties in brown, I`m not sure which I like the best - brown or grey? The layout is this weeks sketch over at Splitcoast. I can imagine using this more than once.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Side Step Card

Just got back from a fabulous weekend down in Seattle. My DH and I went for the boat show and found our DREAM boat - Wow, we need to win the lottery though, but hey its okay to dream, isn`t it? In the evening we went to the Elton John and Billy Joel concert which should have been last November but had to be posponed due to illness. It was awesome, alittle loud in some places but I think thats a sign of age !! They are both fantastic musicians not to mention the rest of the band. A truely memorable weekend.
Anyway, onto the card. I have been seeing quite afew of these side step cards going onto Splitcoast so I thought I would have a go. Its certainly different and not too bad to make. I`ll definately be making more of these.

I used Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock along with Vintage Vogue stamps from SU. As we live abroad and away from our family and friends I thought this was quite an appropriate saying by Wordsworth. The flower is made using MS punches and the branches are from SU. I airbrushed the small birds, they are the nested birds by Spellbinders. I really liked the way this card turned out. Thanks for looking.

Have a lovely day.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Easel Card

Can you believe it, another post, two days in a row - a record !! I have just discovered the Easel Card !! Of course I have seen them around but they always looked complicated so I never bothered until now. Now I love them !! Its simple to make and all the instructions are over at Splitcoast Stampers- Thank You Splitcoast. The Easel Card is just alittle different from the usual way to open a card. Here I have stamped my image - Penny Black in Versafine Oynx Black ink and clear embossed it so I could colour it in with my Copic Markers. I used a mixture of Labels four and Labels five for the frame. I decided to dry emboss the inner frame with the Textile embossing folder, just to be different! Prima flowers are used in the corner with afew dew drops around. The sentiment (a Amuse stamp) was stamped onto the fancy tags and matted onto the larger fancy tag. Oh and the DP used is Graphic 45, I just love this design and colour. The main card stock is Groovy Guava by SU, unfortunately its been retired now.

Here is a side view of the card so you can see the Easel part.

Thank you for visiting my blog and enjoy the rest of your day.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Urge to Exercise !!

Can you believe its already February!!! We had a fabulous weekend, skiing at Whistler. I think that will be the last time until the Olympics are over. We`ll find somewhere else to ski which will be easier to get to!

Anyway onto the card I made for my friends birthday. I loved this stamp from the first time of seeing it but unfortunately you have to be careful who you send a card like this to - wouldn`t want to cause any bad feeling !! The stamp is from Stampabilities - Urge to Exercise. The paper is My Minds Eye. I stamped the image using versafine onyx black ink and clear embossed it then coloured it with my copics. Whenever I can I like to mix the shapes of the spellbinders, some I`m sure were made to be used together!

I used the Morrocco Lace edge punch along with chocolate satin ribbon and some rhinestones to decorate.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!