Friday 31 July 2009

In Bloom

In Bloom stamp set by Papertrey Ink, I love how this has come together.
A bit of sponging, a bit of water colouring and a bit of matting and layering.

Of Course once I'd finished one then I couldn't stop and had to make another.

Shooting Star - Congratulations Card

I thought I would end showcasing the stamp set that I will be adding as blog candy tomorrow by giving a variation on the Baby thank you cards that I made, my reasoning behind this is that I also want to give the cards that I have made with the stamp set away too and as the first I made were for baby Jack thank you cards I couldn't add this to the prize.
please come back tomorrow for the chance to win this fabulous set.

Attention to Detail...

I used the wording to make the star look like a shooting star. because the polymer stamps are flexible it allows you to manipulate the stamp in this instant I curved the wording stamp

Thursday 30 July 2009

Visa-Versa Card

Another card showcasing the stamp set that I will be giving away this week, I hope you are following all of this ha ha ha.
I started this by playing with colours and being unsure which one to use, I stamped out the flowers and build them up then couldn't decided which one to use, I got out the plum card and folded it into a base card, still very unsure that I would use it, I then reached for the pink and placed it on top of the plum to place the flowers on top to see which colour would work best, so there is was... they both worked so I combined the two.

Attention to detail...

The flowers were stamped 4 times in each colour then cut out in layers stuck on layer on top of the other using foam pads then added a pearl for the middle of the flower.

The ribbon was a length of each colour folded in half one looped through the other one and pulled across the card then securely fastened with tape one the inside of the card, as the base card is plum coloured I cut out a piece of the pink and covered the taped ribbon inside.

Wednesday 29 July 2009

Welcome Little One...

This is the 4th card from Papertrey Ink exclusive Everyday Classics Stamp Set, I hope you are seeing the endless possibilities that this set gives.
This time in aqua and chocolate colours a Welcome Little One.

The larger bird was stamped then an oval Nestabilitie die was used to cut out the image, I punched 2 small holes at the top of the oval and tied and bowed a ribbon through the holes.

Attention to detail... As you can see from this image I stamped an extra wing for the larger bird cut around it and used a foam pad to make it pop.

Tuesday 28 July 2009

Sending a Happy Hello

This is the 3rd card from the Everyday Classic stamp set that I will be giving away this week, I wanted to show just how versatile the stamp set is and also give the lucky winner some ideas on how it can be used.
Toady's card is stamped in black versafine ink the main image is cut out using Nestabilities circles one plain white and one scalloped in black card.
The tiny tea cups are stamped directly onto the base card, then a polka dot paper then another layer using the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder, then the black ribbon tied in a knot then the main image on top fixed with foam pads.

A close up picture of the Tea cup and sentiment stamp, one of the many things I love about Papertrey Ink stamps is the clarity you get with all of them, even the stamped words come out crisp and clean every time.

Attention to detail.... Each of the main images in the stamp set has a younger sibling a Mini Mo if you like! or in sensible talk a miniature replica,
In this card it is a miniature tea cup stamped 3 times along the bottom edge of the card.

Monday 27 July 2009

With a Cherry on Top

This is another card made with the Everyday Classics stamp set by Papertrey Ink as I will be giving away a set of these stamps this week I thought I would show a few more examples of what can be achieved with the set.
Today's theme is very sweet! Both the cupcake and the sentiment are from the above stamp set. I used Sweet Blush and Berry Sorbet inks, ribbon, papers & cards all of which can be found at Papertrey Ink Nestabilities Labels dies and cute cherry brads.

With a cherry on the top.... although the cupcake stamp does come with a tiny cherry stamp to add to the top I had these mega cute brads that I thought just fit the bill nicely.

Sunday 26 July 2009

Thank You cards from Baby Jack and Family

I used the Anniversary Stamp Set (Everyday Classics)by Papertrey Ink for these Thank You cards this stamp set cannot be bought but I do have an extra set that I will be giving away to one lucky person later this week.
My brief for the Thank You cards was nothing fussy but still classy so hopefully I got this right, if not I'm sure my Daughter Lauren will let me know.
All stamped with a bashful blue ink onto cream card stock wrapped in a millennium blue satin ribbon and layered up with a light blue card stock.

Heartfelt Thanks wording from the punched out using the Stampin Up oval punches

The star was easy to cut around as it has a line border. stuck down onto the card with a foam pad to make it pop.

Saturday 25 July 2009

New York, New York!

New York Chic stamp made by Stamps Happen stamped in versafine black ink then coloured with Copic Sketch Markers, cut out using a quicKutz cookie cutter and another in the Burgundy wine base card colour, Basic Grey scrapbook paper for the background punched along the bottom edge with an Anna Griffin punch.
Finishing touches... sheer ribbon, velvet flower, buttons and stickles glitter glue.

Attention to detail...

I tied a sheer Burgundy wine ribbon around the card and under the stamped image then slotted the ends though 2 button and snipped the ends to finish.

The heart punch used id an Anna Griffin Punch that I bought in a sale, it can manage basic grey paper but that is as far a thickness as it will go.

I used stickles diamond on the backing card behind the punched shape.

Friday 24 July 2009

A bit of Luxury

I walked into the house and a parcel greeted me on the mat (I love parcels)
Anyway after peeling back the wrapping I found a golden box on opening the box I saw cream tissue paper layered and sealed with a gold sticker I carefully peeled back the tissue to reveal the ribbons inside each ribbon was carefully wrapped in a thin piece of ribbon and a label attached saying was it was (how sweet is that?)
It isn't very often that a company goes the extra mile these days but I have to tell you I was more than thrilled with this parcel.
The ribbons are very high quality and worth every penny paid for them I will definitely use this company again.
Oh yes the company The Ribbon Shop

I think my button buying is becoming an obsession.
The button shown were bought from my local knitting shop.

Thursday 23 July 2009

Flippin Christmas - Christmas Cheers

Flippin' Christmas by Lapashe Designed by myself and Art work by Jim Harker
With this card I looked for an easy way to decorate the front of the card without taking the focus away from the Decoupage, my answer came in the form of snowflake punches and a bit of Stickles glitter glue, I thinks most of us own a snowflake punch or die shape.

All of Santa's work is done so it is time to relax with friends.

click the image for a more detailed view.

As you can see the snowfalkes were attached to the card with PVA glue the dabbed with Diamond Stickles glitter glue.

More finished cards can be found at the Design Teams Blogs

I'm 5 days old...

... and already bright eyed and and watching everything around me.
oh yes and if you scroll down a little further my Gran has added a printable sheet for you to print out and give to a new Mum.

Click to enlarge, save, print, then roll into a scroll tie with a blue or pink ribbon and give it to a new Mum. The perfect poem to recite to her baby.

Wednesday 22 July 2009

Christmas Delights - Paper Folding Flowers

I love how this Christmas gift box has come together, I started by making a box from red and gold card stock, the bits of the gold card that I had left over I punched out some leaves ready to add to the top of the box.
Now for the flowers, I found these on a very clever paper folding blog called Folding Trees you must check out the tutorial of the flower here

You can see on this close up image that I used a gold marker on the centre folds to make the middle of the flower pop.

More views click the image to enlarge it.

Tuesday 21 July 2009

Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow!

I simply love this stamp it's called 'Let it Snow' and is made by Impression Obsession and I can see me making a few of these cards this year.
The base card is a DL size card then I used a slightly smaller white piece of card and used the Swiss Dots and the Snowflake A2 cuttlebug folders to emboss it, once I'd done this I tied a blue satin ribbon around it then stuck it down onto the base card with double sided tape.
I stamped the image onto white card with the SU Brocade Blue ink then used a damp paint brush over the inked image to create shadows.
I cut out the image using the QuicKutz cookie cutters and also cut out a larger shape in the blue card then stuck these to the card. The sentiment was stamped in the same ink and I used SU oval punches to cut the sentiment and a blue scalloped oval out then added to the card.
I finished by using stickles and silver Bedazzles on the image.

Monday 20 July 2009

My Mam's Baby Boy Cards

I need your help!
My Mam who was my inspiration to first making cards informed me today that she thought her card making days were over. she added that she felt that she just couldn't put a card together these days and that she has lost all her inspiration.
the two cards below are cards that she made, one for baby Jack to the parents, the other for myself and Chris as Grandparents.
Now I know I'm bias as this is my Mam but I think she has perfect colour co-ordination and everything she makes is perfect, no raggy edges or anything skewdy whiff.
I would love it if you would leave a comment of encouragement for her, I would hate her to give this all up.

I love this one too, I'm loving the humongous B the striped nestabilities label and the flower that matches perfectly, all finished with some fancy scoring on the base card and a sheer blue ribbon