Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My brayer has been getting a good workout lately. This is an idea I had after I taught brayering in one of my techniques classes.
I brayered the sky and sea, then sponged the sun. I used Basic Black to stamp the leaves and bird using my Vintage Vogue and Silhouette Sentiments stamp sets. The greeting comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and I also used my scallop trim border punch. 

Give it a try yourself!
If you're a little nervous about brayering why not book a workshop and I'll show you how....

Monday, February 21, 2011

Rough Type Goes Bright

I loved the Rough Type Alphabet as soon as I saw it in the Summer Mini Catalogue. At first glance I though it would be really great for scrapbooking and vintage projects, but it's so versatile that it works really well with bright and contemporary projects too!

It's also really easy to use this set as you don't need to worry about getting all the letters perfectly straight. It comes with the circle stamp that I used for 'happy', but if you have the clear mount set you can also line all the letters up on one block and stamp a whole word in one go as I did with 'birthday'.

Products in the Summer Mini Catalogue are only available until the end of March, so get your orders in soon...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vintage Swing

Here's the Swing Card (also known as a flip flop card) that we made in the January Fancy Folds Class.
As you open the card the middle section swings around as you can see in the second photo.
For this card I decided to play around with a more vintage style than usual so I chose 'Sense of Time', which is a perfect set for this style. We also used the spritzer tool (main catalogue) and some smooch spritz (Summer Mini catalogue). To finish it off there's lots of sponging and a crumpled, layered 5-Petal Flower using cardstock and velum.

Humm, I quite liked the finished result - I might go vintage more often!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lucky Last

This is my last Valentine offering for this year - lucky Matt, there have been quite a few (see older posts below...)!

This is another card using 'Love Defined'. Boy I've got my money's worth out of this set. You can find it in the current Summer Mini catalogue.
For this card I use my Stampin' Write Markers to colour the main image and also the sentiment stamp.

Sets in the Summer Mini are only available until the end of March so don't wait - order today

If you would like to make cards like this then simply register for my Quick Cards class (click the 'classes' link above for dates)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Sale-A-Bration Inspiration

Here's another little card from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue that I couldn't resist casing. Again I have used 'Sweet Summer'. I also added a button and punched my Very Vanilla cardstock with the Spiral Punch, as well as embossing the background of the Pretty In Pink cardstock.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Treats

What could be better than receiving this cute little card from your Valentine?

Opening it up and finding chocolate inside of course!
 We made this treat holder in one of my recent Fancy Folds Classes using the 'Love Defined' Stamp Set from the current mini catalogue. It's the perfect size for a Whitrakre's Square - YUM! 

I punched out this little heart using my Owl Punch and then used a layer of Crystal Effects to give it a bit of extra gloss.

Umm, Lovely!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Punch, Punch, Punch!

This is a simple but effective card that doesn't involve a whole lot of stamping but lots of punching! Luckily the new style punches are a breeze to use. For this card you will need the Owl Punch to punch these perfect circles and hearts.  
We made this card in a recent class for Valentngines Day, but I originally made it as an anniversary card using my Teeny Tiny Sentiments set to stamp the greeting. I have also since used the same idea to make an engagement card.
As you can see from the close up shot below I'm still addicted to those Pearls, but this one also looks great with a bit of *BLING* so add a Rhinestone if you want!  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I love the samples in this year's Sale-A-Bration so much that I decided to case some of them! Here's one using the 'Sweet Summer' Set. 
It's a real stunned when you look closely and see that the bee is coated in Crystal Effects and that the centre of each flower has a tiny pearl. I love the Stampin' Up! Jewels (available in Basic Pearls and Basic Rhinestones on page 140 of the current Catalogue) and I have no idea what I did without them!

I used Old Olive, Baja Breeze and Whisper White for this card. I stamped my images using Basic Grey for a softer look and coloured them using a Blender Pen and ink from my Classic Ink Pads. I also used my Mat Pack and White Gel Pen to add some faux stitching around the edges.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Inspiration

As Valentine's Day is approaching fast I thought I would post some projects to inspire you and spur you into action!!

For this card I used my 'Love Defined' Set which is in the current Mini Catalogue. I usually don't use what I call the 'lovey dovey' sets much but this set is fantastic - perfect for wedding cards, engagements, and anniversaries as well as for valentines day. It's also perfect for occasions when you just need a 'thinking of you' card or even for Mothers Day. Look out for more of my posts using this set!

For this card I used:
Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey & Very Vanilla Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey & Sahara Sand Ink / Markers
Love Defined Stamp Set
1 1/4" Square and Scallop Trim Border Punch
Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Inspiration

Yay! I love Sale-A-Bration!!
As usual this year there are some 'must-have' sets and the brochure also has some very cute projects to inspire you.

Here's my take on one on the cards featured in the brochure using my favourite set...

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