Saturday, 25 April 2009

Happy Birthday Marina

Upsy Daisy stamp set.
Haiku DS papers, Old Olive & Tangering Tango CS. So Saffron, Tangerine Tango & Old Olive inks. Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon, Olive Brads, Slot punch.
I inked up the daisy's with So Saffron ink & used a sponge dauber to dab some Tangerine Tango ink to the tips before stamping.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Magic of Wings

In this previous post I showed you the canvas challenge I made, I was very excited to recieve this gorgeous one by Linda Drynan in the swap, who happened to recieve mine -she loved it so that was wonderful to hear.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Bugs & Kisses dream Big card

I've had this set for so long & always love the chance to pull it out for kids B'day cards. I made this one last month when I got the new in colours & used Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point & Tangerine Tango with Chocolate Chip & Kraft. Happy Happy Birthday was inked in Kiwi & wheeled onto the top of the Kraft Cardfront, I crimped the Chocolate strip & set eyelets for the Chocolate Ribbon to thread through, I was going to attach the sentiment "sending worm wishes on your bug day" or "bugs and kisses" that are in the stamp set but Teya suggested it may be a bit babyish for Lewis's 6th Birthday & Dream Big was better suited!!! so we went with that. The use of punches made this card come together real easy.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Upsy Daisy embossed card

Upsy Daisy & Best Yet Stamp sets.
Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss & Going Grey CS, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon, Styled Silver Raised Dots Designer Holder & 2 Flower Brads, Versamark & White Embossing powder.
I stamped the Daisy's twice in Versamark along side eachother on a piece of Kiwi Kiss CS & embossed them with White Powder, this is mounted onto Going Grey, I tied a length of Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon around the left hand side. I adhered with a Dimensional the sentiment which has also been embossed but on Baja Breeze CS & then punched out with the Designer Label Punch in the centre of the card then I aligned ontop the Designer Holder which is held in place by the 2 Flower Brads, this is then adhered with dimensionals to the 6" x 3" (folded) Baja Breeze Card.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Bella's Bloom card

I'm loving my new sets, DS papers & accessories - I want to use them all at once!
Bella's Bloom & Best Yet (level 1 hostess) stamp sets.
Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip & Riding Hood Red CS.
Bella Rose & Chocolate Chip DS papers.
Chocolate Chip & Riding Hood Red inks.
Pretties Hat Pin, Pearls & Teardrops, Styled Silver raised dots Designer holder & brads.
Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Simply Said cards

I made these cards months ago, the design was cased from SC, I chose one of my favourite colour combo's Sage Shadow, Ruby Red & Chocolate Chip with Confetti White, I love the use of this set this way & below is another colour combo Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue & old Olive but a 4 x 4" card I had a few months ago as a make-n-take, this design is also in the new Idea Book & Catalogue on pg 51, so if you have this set you should give it a go.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Easter Cooking Class @ Versace

My sister is here on holidays, so I booked us into a cooking class today at the exquisite Vanita's restaurant @ Versace. We made Hot Cross Buns, Easter Cupcakes, Chocolate moulds & Marzipan Chickens -My chicken won a dinner for 2 @ Vanita's!!!
It was a great day & to top it off Teya won first prize in her class at her Easter Hat Parade, here's a pic;

Friday, 3 April 2009

Stamping on Canvas

An attempt to be arty! This is for a swap with the talented & very Arty Stamping INK stinct stamping group, I think I'm getting better! wish I had the new Kiwi Kiss Ribbon though.
Tres Chic, Natural Beauty & Always stamp sets.
Kiwi Kiss (cs), Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango (cs -the centre of the heart) & Not Quite Navy (cs) inks. Sponge daubers (lots of sponging), Aquapainter, Hodgepodge & Chocolate Tafetta Ribbon.
I attached some accetate (outline image stamped in brown) to the watercoloured image with the teeniest eyelets (thanks Louise). I do hope the person that gets it likes it.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

One of a Kind card

"One of a Kind" stamp set
Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss card stock & inks
White cardstock & Tafetta Ribbon
Scallop edge, Scallop circle, Boho Blossoms, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches
Designer Flower Brad, Dimensionals, Snail, paper piercer & Mat Pack.

If you want to have an even scallop finish at each end then start your scalloping in the centre (use the marks along the bottom of the punch as a guide).