Thursday, 28 November 2013

Stamperoo's Thinlits Die Swap - Birthday Greetings

Hi Friends,
Today's card was my swap at our Up line meeting this week.  We were to use a Thinlits Die and I chose the Circle Thinlits Die with an extended flap.  I wanted to use my Gingham Wheel and Kind and Cozy Stamp Set and create a country themed card.  I used the Sizzix Stripes embossing folder and embossed in two different directions to make a basket weave effect and the vase of flowers from Tea Party was coloured with markers direct to the rubber stamp and huffed and puffed before stamping. I finished off with some Pool Party Satin Ribbon and the sentiment was stamped and punched out with oval punches.

Stamps: S/U's Kind and Cozy, Tea Party, Gingham Wheel, Wetlands
Card: Pool Party, Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Finishing Touches: Pool Party Satin Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Circle Thinlits Die, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Sizzix Stripes E/Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
I have changed my Header this week to a Christmas Version, hope you like it. 
A big Thank You to Gemma, my latest follower and to all my followers for their lovely comments, they are much appreciated.
Thanks for taking a peek today.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Merry Monday #85 - Noel!

Hello, Happy Tuesday,
It's time for another Merry Monday Challenge, and this week we challenge you to use all White or all Ivory with Brown or Kraft for the Sentiment or Accents. I made this card first and then realised that two of the other DT had used poinsettia flowers so I made another card.  I have a few firsts on this card, first time using the Joyful Christmas Stamp Set, the Pretty Print Embossing Folder, the Noel Stamp and the Creamy Pearls.  I stamped the Poinsettia on the very last bits of Vellum I have and cut the flower out and layered the centre.  When I cut the flower I cut further into it so I could get some extra dimension and I spritzed it with some Snow Frost Smooch Spritz. I embossed the Whisper White Mat with the Sizzix Pretty Print embossing folder and sponged around the Noel image. Hope you like it!
Stamps: S/U's Joyful Christmas, Simon Says Small Folded Banners Holiday Stamp Set
Card: Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Organdie Ribbon, Pearls, Snow Frost Smooch Spritz
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Pretty Prints E/Folder, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Large Oval Punch, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Merry Monday #85 - Waiting for Santa

Hi Stampers,
It's time for another Merry Monday Challenge and this week we Challenge you to use all White or all Ivory with Kraft or Brown as Sentiments or Accents. 

Stamps: S/U's Curly Cute, Star Tree, Penny Black Santa's Journey 3288H, Memory Box Tree Silhouette E1302
Card: Whisper White, Window Sheet
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Finishing Touches: Dazzling Detail
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Polka Dot E/Folder, Our Daily Bread and Spellbinders Window Die, Impression Obsession Cat Dies, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge, Simply Scored Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Merry Monday #84 - Oh Christmas Tree!

Happy Monday Everyone,
It's time for another Merry Monday Challenge and this week we want you to add a Tree and some Bling. I used texture, a selection of pearls and a bit of heat embossing to make a CAS card. The tree was cut using the Petal Cone die and I layered it 3 times to give it more depth.  I embossed it with the Snow Burst embossing folder which helped in the placement of the pearls. I finished off with a Silver Star and Silver Cord.  The rest of the Design Team have made some gorgeous cards to inspire you so do join us and play along this week, can't wait to see what you create.

Stamps: Stamp It - Mini Happy 1857B
Card and Papers: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Silver Glimmer Card, Silver Cord
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Petal Cone Die, Embossing Buddy, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder, Sizzix Polka Dot E/Folder, Silver E/Powder, Heat Tool, 1" Square Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Simply Scored Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for taking a peek today.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Happy Birthday Anne Marie Hile!

Hi Stampers,
Today's card is to celebrate Anne Marie's Birthday.  Happy Birthday Anne Marie, hope your having a perfect day celebrating with family and friends!  Lesley from Always Playing With Paper has organised a surprise blog celebration in Anne Marie's honour and asked anyone who would like to, to join in and Link up to the Dynamic Duos celebration post.

Stamps: S/U's French Foliage, Regarding Dahlias, Label Love
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, In Colour 2013-15 DSP Pack
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive, Strawberry Slush,
Finishing Touches: Burlap
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Beautifully Baroque E/Folder, Artisan Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Sponges, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
So pop on over to the Dynamic Duos Blog and leave her some Love and wish Anne Marie a Happy Birthday!
Thanks' for stopping by today.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Bokeh (Bo Keh) Technique - Dreamy Flower's

Hello Stampers,
Today's post incorporates the Bo Keh Technique which I found on Splitcoast Stampers.  Lydia Fielder has a Tutorial on how to do it here.  Lydia used Faber Castell Gelatos, I am not sure what they are and so I used a Faber Castell Metallic Silky Pastel which I think is a similar medium.  Unfortunately my photos haven't picked up all of  the shimmer of the Metallic Pastel but it has created a beautiful lustre effect and is very pretty. 
Stamps: S/U's Flower Shop, Papertrey Ink Green Thumb, Beautiful Blooms, Simon Says Happy Sentiments
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Lavender Lace, Faber Castell Metallic Silky Pastel, Pear Pizzazz, Stazon Black, Black Sharpie
Finishing Touches: Mauve Crystals
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, Pencil Rubber, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals
Thanks for taking a peek today.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Merry Monday #83 - Christmas Stars and Hearts

Hi Stamping Friends,
It's Monday again and that means it's time for another Merry Monday Challenge and we are to use Chocolate, Red, Stripes and Hearts or Stars.  I love the inspiration photo that Lesley chose this week but I found it difficult to come up with a card I really liked and ended up making two very different cards. I embossed and shaped the Extra Large Stars and embossed the Whisper White mat.  The Glimmer card Stars were coloured with a Copic Pen and mounted on Dimensionals for some added bling.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamps Happy Sentiments
Card and Papers: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Copic E29 Burnt Umber
Finishing Touches: Champagne Glimmer Card
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Stripes E/Folder, Extra Large Star Punch, Star Punch, Itty Bitty Star Punch, Fiskars Handheld Star Punch, Expressions Thinlit Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig,  Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen

Stamps: S/U's Heart of Christmas, I (Heart) Hearts (R), Happy Hour
Card and Papers: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP, Cherry Cobbdler Glimmer Card
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Finishing Touches: Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Twine
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Provo Crafts Classic Hearts and Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities, Sizzix Petals-A-Plenty E/Folder, Itty Bitty Heart Punch, Fiskars Handheld Heart Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
The rest of the Design Team have some fabulous cards for you to gather some inspiration so do pop on over to their blogs and check out their cards, I can't wait to see what you create. 
Thanks for dropping by today.

Northern Lights Technique - Birds on a Branch

Hi Friends,
Today's card uses the Northern Lights technique.  I have followed a tutorial by Melissa Banbury on Splitcoast Stampers.  I love how she shaped her card on the edge, so I have cased it.  I also saw this technique at Pat Carr's Stamp Camp but didn't complete the card as I forgot to pick up the swap.  I have to admit that I had a few goes at this technique until I found a finished look that I liked, it was difficult to make it look realistic.  I only did a bit of outlining as I was using a Chalk Pen for the detail and it wasn't as fine as I wanted, but it is what it is....something a bit different.

Stamps: S/U's Serene Silhouette's, Tiny Tags, Vintage Labels
Card: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Frost White Smooch Spritz
Finishing Touches: Chalk Pen, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Cloudy Day E/Folder, Provo Craft Spellbinders Blossom Nestabilities, Papertrey Ink Tags Die, Sponges, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping in today.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp 2013 - Dressed for the Occasion

Hi there,
This was the card I did as a Workshop Project at the Camp.  It uses a Pop-N-Cut Die Base and the Pop-N-Cut Dress Form Die.  I also used Karen Burniston's template to create a Floating Floor so more Pop Ups could be used.  It is very easy to do and Karen has a Video showing how to make the changes to the Dress Form Base and a template.  We only added two extra pop ups for the workshop but you could add more if you wanted to and I kept the finishing touches Clean and Simple.  I did add another dress form to make it stronger before adding the garments.   Hope you like it!
1. I cut 3cm off the top of the Dress Form Die before adding it to the base.
2. You need to cut the slots for the extra pop ups on the floating floor before it is attached.  Make sure that you lay the extra pop ups forward to the front of the card before making the lines of where to cut the slots, otherwise there will be a big gap where you could have attached them.
3. I reinforced the dress form for extra strength before adding the garments and it also gave me the opportunity to stamp it with the Linen Background stamp.
4. To attach the Dress Form Piece fold it closed and line up the extra piece from the template attached to the table in the centre of the card base and stick only the tab at the centre fold first.  Then line up the rest of the floating floor with the sides and front tucked right under at the top front fold and attach.
5. Now to attached the top half, remove the tape backing from the Dress Form piece, line it up on the bottom card base and close the top card base down to attach.  Very important step otherwise your card won't sit properly when opened.
Stamps: S/U's Beautiful Birthday, Oh, Hello, Artee Supplies Shoe, Linen BG (R)
Card and Papers: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Silver Foil Card, 2013-2014 In Colour DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Smokey Slate
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Basic Grey Satin Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Pop-N-Cuts Base, Sizzix Pop-N-Cuts Dress Form, Dress Up Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Provo Craft Oval Nestabilities, Provo Craft Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punches, 1" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch (R), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Karen Burniston's Template for Floating Floor, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for visiting today.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - Yummy Chocolate

Hi Friends,
Jenny Chilton designed this beautiful Book Fold Card as a Workshop project for the camp.  Isn't it gorgeous!

Stamps: S/U's More Merry Messages, Merry Little Christmas
Card and Papers:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, DSP Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection, Silver Glimmer Card
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Finishing Touches: 3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon
Cool Tools: Stampin' Up's Trimmer and Scoring Tool, Big Shot, Sizzix Labels Collection Framelits, Embossing Buddy, Stamp-a-ma-jig, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Bow Easy, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - Autumn Leaves

Good Morning Stampers,
Today's card features the Joseph's Coat Technique and was one of Pat's Shoebox designs for the camp.  I love the autumn colours and this technique has a big WOW factor, certainly worth giving it a go.  Hope you like it.
Stamps: S/U's Magnificent Maple, Bring On The Cake
Card: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Versamark
Cool Tools: Embossing Buddy, Clear E/Powder, Sponges, Post It Notes, Paper Piercing Pack Essentials, Mat, Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Sizzix Argyle E/Folder
Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - Sailing the High Seas

Hi Friends,
Today I have a fantastic card suitable for a Male, designed by Pat as a Shoebox Swap.  I love the colours and the different design elements that Pat used to create this card.
Inside Front Cover
Stamps: S/U's The Open Sea, Hostess Set Express Yourself
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White,
Ink: Stazon Black, White Craft
Finishing Touches: White Twine
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Stripes E/Folder, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Large Scallop Edgelit, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping by today.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - The Cutest Animals

Hi Folks,
Today I have some of the cutest critters on the block designed by Pat, eight in total.  For the top of the cards we used a CD to shape the curve and some of the body parts and mouths.  The rest of the animals were made with a variety of punches.

Bee and Dinosaur

Owl and Dog

Ladybird and Mouse

Penguin and Monkey

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - Oh Christmas Tree.....

Hi there,
Today's post was created by Andrea Buckland for Pat's Stamp Camp as a shoebox swap.  Andrea originally used the Dictionary Background stamp and her card was lovely, but unfortunately it was left at home so the Linen Background Stamp was substituted. The Cherry Cobbler mat was embossed with the Petals-A-Plenty E/Folder.  The Very Vanilla was stamped with the Christmas tree and then over stamped with the Linen stamp.  The edges were sponged and I did a little sponging around the tree because the green smudged a little as it was still lightly wet.  We then used Cherry Cobbler Glitter as the ornaments on the tree.  The pine nuts and leaves were coloured with markers and then stamped and cut out.  Enjoy!
Stamps: S/U's Special Season, Linen BG (R), Come to Bethlehem (R)
Card: Confetti Cream, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke 
Ink: Always Artichoke, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Chocolate Chip,
Finishing Touches: Red Stickles
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Petals-A-Plenty E/Folder, Sponges, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.