Thursday, June 21, 2012

Corner Bookmark June's Paper Dolls

For this month in my Paper Dolls stamp club I wanted to try the lovely corner bookmark. I've seen many a design and so searched the Internet and found THIS great bookmark with a card! Awesome!So on Monday  night I demonstrated it to my ladies and showed off the very pretty new PROMO set Reason to Smile, yours with only a $125 purchase FOR FREE or just simply buy for only $35.95!

I'm sooo loving the colours from the Twitterpated DSP range and so kept with that theme, here's what we made...

This is the front of the card with the bookmark on

This is the card front with the bookmark removed

The flowers in the Reason to Smile set are really lovely and a great 2 step stamp set, simply use the markers to separate the flower and stem colour. Have you seen the seam binding ribbon?? Oooooo soooo pretty! 
This is a great project to do on the weekend, let me know if you try it, I'd love to see it!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Male birthday cards

I have a Male stamp-a-stack on Thursday night (still a few more places if you'd like to come along!!) and this is one of the cards I will be demonstrating! The image is from the groovy drawn set called Need for Speed. I've stuck to blues and greens with some of my fav Grey in there too! The way I've done the background is just by stamping the ink pad directly onto the card stock, you can make as much or as little rough looking marks as you wish! I love this technique as it's sooo super easy! Male cards can be tricky to make, how do you do yours?? Is there a favourite set that you turn to??
Love to hear from you, hope your weekend has been super, thanks for popping in!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Holiday's mean stamping time (for me)

The holiday's have been sooo lovely thus far! I've been enjoying the more relaxed days and the catching up with friends. Just the other night I was able to stamp with 2 very dear friends whom I've not stamped with for... well perhaps a year! It was soooo wonderful to have a chat and of course share in our love for stamping! I was actually at Bronwyn's home, she's this super talented stamper whom I always get inspiration from (check out her fabbo blog HERE!)
She took some pic's of the cards I made, as she has one of those cool little photo boxes that you can take a pic in anytime of the day!! I love it!! Sooo much better than the bench I use!

This card I made as a Thank you to all of my special friends who attended my birthday party a few weeks back. Hugely simply but effective I think, I love the softness of Sahara Sand and with the Marina Mist, I think it's a great combo! The flower there Bron showed me, it's just with tissue paper and scrunched, I used the new flower punch from the mini for that.

Then this card is a belated birthday card for my step sister, I saw the bicycle set on Bron's shelf and so inked that up to play,

So nice to have the time to colour and play, it was really wonderful!
Thanks heaps Bron for having Amanda and I, we had a super time!! Hope to stamp again with you soon.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Just Add Ink Challenge #120

I've had a chance to play with the latest JAI challenge!! SO excited! I was needing a card for a sweet little girl who's turning 2 tomorrow and with this cool pic above I thought it would be great to play with those colours!

Looking at the boxes reminded me of the cool BINGO background stamp, then the groovy mat on the floor I used my Big Shot trim die, added some extra rick rack ribbon and then played with lining up the little pictures on the card. I'm really happy with how it's turned out and I loved the chance to be able to watercolour, the joy of the holidays!!

I've added my new favourite button's (the sweet one's from the mini) and then if you can spot the difference I decided to add one yellow button too, that little yellow box jumped out at me afterwards and I thought I have to add a touch more brightness!
Hope you like my card, thanks so much for popping in, so lovely of you to do so!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Little bird to say hello

Happy weekend!! Happy Queen's Coronation Anniversary Day too!
I thought that I'd share a quick card with you today using one of my favourite die-cut's from the Autumn/Winter mini. As you may know I do love birds so when this little birdie came out it was sure to be added to my collection!
I've gone with the colour combination from the new Twitterpated Suite, grey, baja, blushing bride, island indigo, oh how I'm soooo enjoying playing with these colours.

If you're into buttons then the matching pack of sweet little flowers and dainty detailed circles are most certainly needed for your collection too! (see near the wing) There is only a little stamping on the body of the bird, and the flourish at the bottom of the card is from Creative Elements.

For those of you "blessed" folk to be at convention I do hope you have the bestest last day,