Wednesday, 25 July 2007


My very first attempt at a joy fold card! It worked out well and I am happy with it. I made it for my very first stamping class tomorrow night.

The bow was a pain in the butt though! I had many many many many attempts at tying it so it was straight and just when you think I had got it right.... wrong! I attempted many many many more times. Then I gave up and got my sister to tie it and guess what.... she did it first go!!! So this is the result of a combined effort... the card was me and the bow was Kelly.

If you haven't see a Joy Fold card before it the Rose Red section opens up from the right and then the lighter pink, Regal Rose opens out from the left. The Certainly Celery part is the inside part of the card.

The sentiment is from All Year Cheer I.


This little one was cased from the 06-07 Idea Book & Catalogue. I changed the stamp to be one from Simple Somethings. I am really happy I managed to find another way to use this set. I can't say I have made many cards using it. The cardstock is Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace and Whisper White. I used Close to Cocoa ink to distress the white and a blender and ink pads in the cardstock colours to watercolour. The sentiment is on the punch from the new tab punch in the Spring Mini catalogue.

I made this for a make-and-take for my class tomorrow night.


For a little box that looks simple it had me stumped for some time! The folding bit was a bit tricky to work out but once I did get it I wondered how it could possibly stumped me for so long! I used Scribble This on So Saffron, Regal Rose, Basic Black cardstock and Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Regal Rose and Rose Red ink. The handle was made using the word window punch.


GOTTA LOVE THE LITTLE SHRIMP! I love this card. I used the word window punch to make the ticket corners and distressed all of the edges of the card stock. The stamp set is Crab & Company and the cardstock colours are Regal Rose, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery.

Saturday, 21 July 2007


As you could imagine, there is glitter everywhere over the house and me from top to bottom!! I used Scribble This and some bits and pieces from Blooming with Happiness for this card. I clear embossed Craft White ink for the flower, water coloured it using a blender pen and Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose ink then applied heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds over the whole flower. The cardstock colours are Almost Ameythst, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose.

Friday, 20 July 2007


So the truth behind this card is I just wanted to use the little shrimp and didn't know what to do with him. Also, you gotta love how when you see people make cards from sea creatures like little crabs and shrimps that they always do them in their cooked colours! The truth behind that is that, well, who wants to see a cute little brown dirt coloured crab!

This is Crab & Co from the Spring Mini Catalogue. This set has so many uses it isn't funny! I used Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and So Saffron cardstock and water coloured using ink pads and a blender pen.

Monday, 16 July 2007


Who doesn't love Sandy Claws! He is so cute and from the new set called Crab and Company in the new Spring Mini Catalogue on sale 1st of August. I used Really Rust ink and a blender pen to colour the little guy in and the cardstock used was Garden Green, Real Red, Really Rust and Whisper White.

Sunday, 15 July 2007


I couldn't be happier with this card. I used Fishy Friends again and watercoloured them with my ink pads. I also used Wonderful Words and Canvas background. The cardstock is Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, So Saffron and Really Rust.


I am not overly impressed with the colours of the scan for this one but you get the idea. I used Jelly from the Fishy Friends stamp set and did a Faux Leather background from masking tape then rubbed ink over it with a dauber and clear embossed it to seal it. I used Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Taken with Teal.


This card was a demo card for a workshop that I had today. I used Whimsical Alphabet and Kindness jumbo wheel. The cartridge in the wheel was VersaMark and I used a dauber to put Perfect Plum pastel over the top to colour it. The cardstock used is Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, So Saffron and Almost Amethyst then a bit of white organdy ribbon to top it off.


This was my first attempt at faux postage and I am pretty happy with the result. I just love the colours! They are Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Rose Red. I used the love hearts and word stamp from Loads Of Love set.

Friday, 13 July 2007


It's safe to say, I'M HOOKED... I just love these acetate cards.. they are just so pretty! I made this one for my friends birthday today. She is 21 again and I wanted it to be special! ;) HAPPY BIRTHDAY KACHINA!

I used the brand new set from our Spring Mini Catalogue, Scribble This. The colours used are Regal Rose and Certainly Celery. I also embossed the flower with silver embossing powder.

Monday, 9 July 2007


OK its safe to say I have a new favourite and this is definately it! This is from an idea I found on Splitcoast Stampers (link to the right) and I can't wait to make more. I used Mixed Bouquet and the little flower from Simply Said stamp set. The colours are Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive. I used Cotton White StazOn ink to stamp on the acetate (overhead projector film) and some white organdy ribbon around the side. Keep watching for more of these! They are not easy to photograph though!


I did a variation on my Olive You card for my partner Matt's birthday. I used my new fave Tidy Alphabet to do the lettering and then curled and twisted wire to tie them all together.


This is one I made quickly for a challenge on Stamp with Kim and the INKredibles forum. I used Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Regal Rose cardstock. The stamps used are from the set called Simply Said.