Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just Add Ink #53

This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is called A Bright Burst of Colour, so a great opportunity to play with those brights. I have been seeing the twisted easel card on a few blogs and thought this would be ideal to use for this challenge. I have used the stamp set Punched Posies which is a Level 2 hostess gift from the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Here is the picture to take inspiration from:

And here is my bright card:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Punched Posies, Great Friend
Card/Paper: Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Whisper White, In-Colour paper pack (level 1 hostess gift)
Ink: Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Edge punch, Old Olive satin ribbon

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Edited: I will post a tutorial on how to make a twisted easel card tomorrow.


Monday, January 24, 2011


Today is the day we've all been waiting's Sale-A-Bration! Sale-A-Bration is the best promotion of the year, because you can earn FREE stamp sets! There are four gorgeous sets to choose from (view online HERE, or email me for your own copy).
Here's how it works:

Spend $120 and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set of your choice

{Host}: Host a workshop of at least $700, and you'll receive one FREE Sale-A-Bration set in addition to the generous hostess benefits. For more info on hosting a workshop, click HERE.

Join Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration and choose a FREE stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalogue (valued up to $95.95). For more info on joining Stampin' Up!, click HERE.

Please email me if you would like to place an order, host a workshop or join Stampin' Up!

I look forward to hearing from you,


Monday, January 17, 2011

I {Heart} Notes

These cute notecards are PERFECT for various occasions, so they're great to have up your sleeve. They are also very quick and easy to make. Simply pop them in with a gift, or give them as a wee note.
I've been experimenting with brighter colours, and I really like this combo: Tempting Turqouise, Old Olive, Melon Mambo & Whisper White.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts
Card/paper: Tempting Turqouise, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Bird in a Cage

I just wish I could stamp all day, but there is always a pile of ironing to be done and a meal to cook! So I thought that making something quick and easy would be a good idea. I'm sure some of you can relate to this as well!
Here is a quick card that I made using the AVIARY stamp set and ISLAND OASIS designer paper. I really love this RUFFLED RIBBON! This is such a cool effect which I will definitely try again :-)

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Aviary
Card/Paper: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Island Oasis DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Basic Gray
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Old Olive 5/8" satin ribbon, rhinestone, sponge


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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Birthday Blessings!

I celebrated my ? birthday on Friday and had a fantastic day. My fanfabulous (Made up word) husband surprised me with a lovely dinner with family and friends at the Iguacu restaurant in Parnell. It was a very special evening. I thought I would share some of the cards I received. I love receiving cards people have made for me. You know as a cardmaker there is often alot of thought and time that goes into these.
The first card was given to me by my very talented daughter Sarah. She also made the Artistic Etchings card which was commisioned by Ian.

My very good friend Anabel gave me a beautiful necklace which was presented in this box and a matching card.

My son Daniel took the photo. I suspect he did not want to be in it. The one with him in it, the birthday girl had her eyes closed!

So thank you for a most lovely day.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Watering Can

I've been wanting to make one of these watering cans for quite a while now, and when I saw that the Just Add Ink challenge this week is Just Add Summer, I knew that there was no time like the present!

I have used the Baroque Motifs stamp set as well as the Punch Potpourri set. This set can be earned for FREE with a qualifying workshop! For more info, click HERE.
It can't be seen in the photo, but I have added a lot of Dazzling Diamonds onto the flowers.
I got the template and instructions off Splitcoast Stampers.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Punch Potpourri
Card/Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Beautuful Wings die, Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds

This reminds me, the vege garden needs a good water....

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