Thursday 5 January 2012

Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalogue Swaps

I was lucky enough to participate in a card swap through Stampin Connection recently and wanted to show off the work of these talented and friendly ladies.  I was amazed by how lovely they all were - I just couldn't pick a favourite so am showing you them all.

Flower Garden Embossing Folder & Beyond The Garden DSP by Carolyn Lindenmayer

Fabulous Florets by Angela Johnson

Bold Blossom by Tricia Raineri (me)

Leafy Spice - Spice Cake DSP and You Are Loved Stamp Set by Sherylee Tutt
The Open Sea by Pam Liersch
Charming by Michelle Halling 

Marry Me by Julie Driver

I am sure you would agree with me it was a great effort all around by a bunch of amazing creative ladies!

Thanks for looking,


Stampin Up! Valentines Forever Young

I just love the tree stamp from Forever Young and have been wanting to have a play with it for so long!  I came across a beautiful card not so long ago by Keren Baker using the same tree and just loved the colours she used.  I have changed my card a little but the basics are the same.  I used the Red Glimmer paper & Pumpkin Pie for the hearts and Pumpkin Pie for the card base.  I embossed the tree and gave the little girl a red dress, except in this photo it seems to have fallen off a bit! Rest assured she is now redressed and decent again :)   I just love how the bright colours give this image a more modern look.  I think it makes a great Valentine's Day card so have added a Valentine's sentiment and scallop oval & have sponged real red to the edges of the whisper white just a touch. 

Stamp Set: Forever Young, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Red Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Whisper White.
Ink: Versermark, Black Embossing Powder, Basic Black
Ribbon: 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, 1/16 "circle punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Itty bitty Shapes (hearts made by trimming down the flower) Punches, Large Oval Punch, Sponge, Clear Rhinestone Brad.

Thanks For Looking,


Wednesday 4 January 2012

Stampin Up! Creative Elements Mocha Morning Set

I have finally cleared the mess from my desk today and managed to make a set of cards using the Creative Elements Stamp set and Mocha Morning DSP.  It is based on a set that Andrea Walford made a few years ago with the now retired stamp set Simple Friendship.
Mocha Morning Creative Elements Cards

I also used the boho blossoms punch and the retired hostess set Punch Potpourri. You could use the Language of Friendship flowers as a substitute.

Stamp Set: Creative Elements, Punch Potpourri, Bring On The Cake.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP. 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake.
Ribbon: Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Cool Tools: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Mini Glue Dots. 

Thanks For Looking,