Monday, September 08, 2008


I had so much fun making this card and would have to say I am thrilled with the end result. The original designer is Andrea Walford, a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada. You can check out Andrea's card here. Her version uses both the 'Upsy Daisy' stamp set and 'Urban Garden' designer paper which aren't currently available in NZ.

I love the look of 'Urban Garden' designer paper so much that I have created my own version using the technique called masking. The stamp set I chose for creating this look is 'Fabulous Flowers'. I would have to say that this is one of my favourite sets currently available in the 2008/2009 Catalogue. The card base I've used is 'Certainly Celery', and the images have been stamped in 'Blue Bayou', 'Soft Sky', 'Wild Wasabi' and 'Whisper White'.

Stampin Supplies;
Stamp Set - Fabulous Flowers, Oh, So Lovely (Hostess Set), Sweet Serendipity (Spring Mini 08), Ink - Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Cardstock - Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Pewter Vintage Brad, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Happy Father's Day...

This is the card I made my Dad for Father's Day. If there's one kind of card I really struggle making then it would have to be cards for males. The inspiration for this card came from the 2008/2009 Idea Book and Catalogue.

Stampin Supplies;
Stamp Set -Everyday Flexible Phrases, Lovely As a Tree, One of a Kind (Spring Mini 08), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Blender Pen, 1" Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Black Vintage Brad

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Each day provides it's own gifts...

This is the 'Make & Take' that I had the privilege of demonstrating yesterday for our card group. They are a lovely group of ladies ranging in age from early twenties to mid-late eighties.

The panels of the card have been embossed using versamark and clear embossing powder on very vanilla cardstock. They have then been lightly sponged using 'Groovy Guava' to bring out the embossed pattern. A blender pen was then used to apply further 'Groovy Guava' to the flowers for added depth.

Stampin Supplies;
Stamp Set -Artfully Asian, Carte Postale, Ink - Versamark, Groovy Guava, Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Groovy Guava, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Blender Pen, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Stampin Dimensionals