Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Trendy Trees masculine cards

A little sneak peak has snuck in here that will be in the new catalogue , I recieved it as a sales award at convention & have loved every card I have used it on, can't wait to show you the others. Below is a close up, I designed it for my demo shoebox swap we had last month using the topnote as a card (place the doubled cs on the die just below the cutting edge on the fold & layer a complete single topnote decorated on that), hope that makes sense. I'm in the middle of another topnote card & will post that next with some pics & instructions.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Full Heart Punch Wedding card

Another clever idea for the full heart punch.
I cased this idea from a swap card recieved at convention by Cherita Anderson 

Friday, 16 July 2010

Haiku DSP & Bird Punch card

My go at making over this card which I discovered by seeing this card by another one of my favourite stampers Andrea Walford, who's Blog I subscibe to. I used Haiku DSP with colours that co-ordinate & of course the Bird Punch, I love it sitting ontop of the Tags. The only thing I wasn't happy about this card was the hole punch size that the Linen thread is tied through, I should have just pierced it or used the smaller handheld one (which I've just ordered!) I must make another when it comes in & try some other DSP, I just love the layout & I'm thinking my Heart Bikini would look good to.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Tie Card & Cake

MDH celebrated his Birthday on the weekend & he requested a Black Forrest cake, well I baked all day!!! And as for his card, that took only a few minutes, he often comments on the ribbons on my cards & not in a nice way, but he really liked this one -goes to prove ribbons can be very Masculine. The greeting is a stamp from a new set that's coming in September, so a little sneakpeek. I saw the idea of the Tie made by Mary Fisch (a favourite stamper of mine) & just had to make one, oh & while your on her site, take a look at her stamp studio pics, It is so beautiful & well designed. I hope to I have one very similar one day, zzzzzzzz.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Masculine card with Junior Alphabet Dies

I purchased the Alphabet Dies so that I could create quick & personalised cards & to use for scrapbooking, which I hope to make use of all the gorgeous retiring DSP that I still have.
I made this card in my masculine marathon I challenged myself to (13 cards in 2 nights) yes they were late ones & a few I cased. I often hear from fellow card makers that they find it difficult to come up with something original that they are really happy with & I to sometimes feel the same, so when this happens I surf the net & as I see something I like I sketch & write it in a notebook, it may be just a colour combo & or stamp set combo or layout, this is more than enough inspiration to get creating, I even get inspired by looking through my own card stash that I've kept for that reason.
Junior Alphabet dies, A Happy Heart Stamp set,
Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand & Ruby Red CS,
Always Artichoke Ink,
Autumn TradItions DSP, Vintage Brads &Spiral Punch.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Two-Step Stampin' Sale

 Stampin' Up!'s Two-Step Stampin' sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And from 1-31 July, you'll get 20% off select Two-Step Stampin' sets from our current catalogues--no limit, no minimum purchase required!
Choose from any of the stamp sets listed below:
116386  pg 39 Loads of Love $31.96
116342  pg 42 Big Bold Birthday** $43.16
115860  pg 78 A Rose Is a Rose** $53.56
116332  pg 86 Playful Petals** $42.36
115770  pg 98 Cheep Talk $38.36
115946  pg 115 Wonderful Favourites $31.96
119187  pg 14* Tiny Tags (wood-mount) $31.16
118592  pg 14* Tiny Tags (clear-mount) $23.16
119163  pg 31* Cottage Garden (wood-mount) $26.36
120003  pg 31* Cottage Garden (clear-mount) $19.96
*From 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue
**Retiring stamp sets!