Monday, January 18, 2010

Wiper Card !

Gosh, those weekends don`t half pass by quickly !! We had a great weekend; skiing at Whistler on Saturday, watching our daughter ski racing for her school followed by a delicious meal out at The Cannery in the evening and Sunday a day to chill. Hope you all enjoyed yours too.

Anyway onto the card. This is what they call a `wiper card`. Quite nifty really, when its closed the top butterfly disappears, just like magic! You can get the instructions to make one of these over at Splitcoast.

Here I used Bo Bunny DP and the stamp is Serenity Prayer by Crafty Secrets. I stamped it in Versafine Oynx Black and clear embossed it. The butterflies are Spellbinders #2.

Thanks for looking, have a great day.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Thinking of You !

What a day - rain rain rain and still it keeps coming !!!! BUT what a great excuse for being down in my stamp room! I popped down to the States yesterday and visited one of my favourite stamp shops - Stampadoodle and I found these shaker containers by Impression Obsession. What a quick and easy way to make a shaker card. The best bit about them is they, (well the oval ones at least) are Nesty friendly. At the moment they come in a small and large circle, small and large square and the oval. Here I stamped using Justrite from the oval Thinking of You set, and yes you can see they fit nicely in there too. What a find !!
I stamped the image in versafine and clear embossed it so I could colour the image with copics. The white card stock was too stark for the rest of the card so I decided to use the air brush and make it a pale pink background. I framed the oval using nestabilities. I thought it finished it off quite well. When making a shaker box its an idea to fill it with something, I forgot to put my micro beads inside so I had to peel the card stock off very carefully and add them !!!! Oh, I forgot to mention the shaker tops are self adhesive, how cool is that.

I used a border punch, ribbon and rhinestones to finish off the card. The rhinestones were clear so I used one of my copics to give them a hint of pinkness.

A close up picture of the shaker box.

Thanks for looking, have a great day!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year !!!

Just thought I would wish everybody a Happy New Year. I hope you all had a good Christmas with plenty of food and festive cheer. We had our niece over for the holidays from the UK. It was amazing, she celebrated her 16th birthday while she was with us. We had a lovely time, we went ski-ing to Whistler and Sun Peaks aswell as trying to fit in as much sightseeing and touristy things possible in her 3 week stay.
Now things are alittle quieter and getting back to normal with school etc, I am heading back to my stamp room to try and find some inspiration. For some reason its alittle lost at the minute, hopefully not for too much longer!!
Take care and thanks for visiting my blog.