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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Russian Dolls

I have seen these nesting dolls made into beautiful cards in a papercraft magazine a while ago and had the idea in the back of my mind to make one when I got the chance.  CC328 challenge was a great colour challenge that I thought might work with these dolls.  Titled Cherry Night Cakes (Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy & Crumb Cake) it challenges you to use those colours only on a card.  I did not choose the dessert option of adding something from my kitchen as I totally forgot. 
Here are my "girls"


They open up the top or side and can open up to a family of nesting dolls if you like.  These ladies have both a front and back, but no babies inside.  The lady on the left was made using some paper I had in my stash and is Non-SU.  The doll on the right is made with the "Artistic Etching" circle stamp on Whisper White.

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etching  (120573)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (121683), Whisper White (106549), Crumb Cake(121695), Night of Navy (108606)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler(119669)
Cool Tools: Eyelet Border Punch(119853), Scallop Border Punch (119852), Boho Blossom Punch (119858), Circle Punch (Non-SU)
The Perfect Touch: Red Ribbon & Red Braid (Non-SU) Black Fine Tip Pen.

Thanks For Looking,
TRICIA

Friday, 17 June 2011

Bring On The Cupcakes

While I had the purple cardstock out I thought I would attempt another purple creation.  This time I used Perfect Plum and coordinating spotty Subtles DSP.   I also used a sketch SC333


Here is my card.  I used two purple colours - Perfect Plum and the other I found in my stash - not sure what it is called but it matched perfectly.   A bit of glitter here and there & some sparkly ribbon add a little sparkle.  Hmmm...... Maybe I do like purple after all!


Stamp Set:  Create A Cupcake  (121982)
Paper:  Perfect Plum (108615), Whisper White (106549), Subtles DSP (117152), Purple(non SU)
Ink:  Perfect Plum (101437), Rose Red (101778), So Saffron (105213)
Cool Tools: Decorative Label Punch (120907), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Scallop Square Punch (119884), Build A Cupcake Punch (121807)
The Perfect Touch: Sparkle Ribbon (Non SU)

Thanks For Looking,
TRICIA

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Because I Care Flower

Today I went out of my comfort zone & used purple.  Anyone who knows me knows I am not a big fan of purple and keep far away from it.  I have decided today that it's quite nice on the right card.  I  really like this stamp set. It is such a lovely flower & so classic in style.  It's a bit sad it is retiring as it is definitely one of my favourites. 

Today I did my weekly card sketch :

 
Here is my card using Concord Crush & Because I Care Stamp set.

Stamp Set:  Because I Care (121454), Elements of Style (120045)
Paper:  Concord Crush (121691), Pear Pizzazz (121693), Whisper White (106549), Subtles DSP (117152)
Ink:  StayzOn Black (101406), Concord Crush & Certainly Celery Marker pens (119801,105106)
Cool Tools: Decorative Label Punch (120907), Aquapainter (103954).
The Perfect Touch: Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Poly Ribbon (119265).

Thanks For Looking,
TRICIA

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Artistic Etchings Gate Fold Card

Wow - I just love this stamp set!  It looks even better when it is heat embossed in black.  I have been wanting to make a gate fold card for ages, but never knew how.  My new ScorePal makes it so easy as it is all premarked for many special folding cards.  I would love to add more bling or brads but I think I will leave this one clean & simple.


This is the outside. The scallop doily is from my Nelly Snellen Doily Die.  The Love Letter DSP looks regal when I added a few circles and the crown from the artistic etching set.


The inside has the Eiffel Tower stamp heat embossed which really brings out the finer details of the stamp.

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings (120573)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (106550), Basic Black (121688), Ridinghood Red (116205), Love Letter DSP (117162).
Ink:  Versamark (102283) & Black Embossing Powder (109133).
Cool Tools: Heat Tool (106586), ScorePal.
The Perfect Touch: Black ribbon.

Thanks For Looking,
TRICIA

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Birthday Flower Banner

SC336 Sketch Challenge - I wanted to try a black card base for a sketch challenge for a change. 
Here is the Sketch:

Here is my card.  I made the flower by using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder and then punching out with the 2 different Scallop Circle punches and one Boho Blossom.




Paper:  Very Vanilla (106550), Basic Black (121688),Love Letter DSP (117162)
Ink:  StazOn Jet Black  (101406)
Cool Tools:   1-3/4Scallop Circle  Extra-large Punch (119854),  2-3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch (118874), Boho Blossom Punch (119858), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175)
The Perfect Touch: Pearl Brad, Black ribbon.

THANKS FOR LOOKING                       
Tricia

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Sweet Summer SC335

Here is a new card just made for the splitcoast stampers - Sketch Challenge 335 - The Sketch challenge can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/card-sketches-f41/sketch-challenge-335-6-1-11-a-t529518.html

Here is the sketch:



And here is my card:



Stamp Sets: Sweet Summer(Saleabration), Teeny Tiny Sentiments(119185), Itty Bitty Bits (122072)
Paper:   Very Vanilla (106550) ,Baja Breeze (116207), Elegant Soiree DSP (117163)
Ink: Soft Suede(115657), Baja Breeze (111833)
Cool Tools:  Aqua Painter (103954),
The Perfect Touch: Martha Stewart Ribbon, Metallic Brads (119741), Mini Pearls

Thanks Tricia

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sweet Summer Doily

I just received my nesting doily dies in the mail and couldn't wait to use them.  I have been wanting to use my itty bitty bits buttons and punches for so long so today I got the chance.  I made this card for a couple of challenges on www.splitcoaststampers.com   - the CAS116 (rule of 3) and SC334 (cirlce sketch).
Here is the sketch


and here is my card





















Stamp Sets: Sweet Summer (Saleabration), Fabulous Phrases (120501)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549),Bashful Blue (106565), Neutrals DSP (117157), Crumb Cake(121685)
Ink: Black Stayz On (101406), Bashful Blue (105209), Certainly Celery(105217)
Cool Tools:  Aqua Painter (103954), Nellie Snellen Nesting Scallop Doily Dies, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (118309)  
The Perfect Touch: White Ribbon, Itty Bitty Buttons (118761). 


THANKS FOR LOOKING                       
Tricia