Monday, April 25, 2011

Clean and Simple #137

It's a horrible rainy day here in Auckland; perfect stamping weather!
I made this card following the Clean and Simple Stamping challenge. It's such a great challenge site. Here is the card I made following this week's sketch:

I used the Little Leaves die, along with the flower from the Itty Bitty punch pack for the wee flowers. And of course a few rhinestones finish the card off nicely.

Here is this week's sketch:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Because I Care
Card/Paper: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Accessories: Wide Oval punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Very Vanilla taffetta ribbon, Little Leaves die, Framed Tulips embossing folder, rhinestones, sponge

Pop on over to the Clean and Simple Stamping blog- take a look at the other amazing entry's, and have a go yourself!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Try Stampin' On Tuesday

I've been meaning to play along with this wonderful new challenge site called Try Stampin' On Tuesday! Well I sat down last night and had a go with this awesome sketch.
My Marina Mist satin ribbon just arrived the other day, so I had a wee play with it, and I LOVE it!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card/Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Marina Mist Satin ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, rhinestones

Head over to Try Stampin' On Tuesday and check out the other stunning entry's!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Cones

Yes, I have a new look on my blog! I really like it, hope you do too!.....
I work as a teacher aide and I made these cute little Easter cones filled with gummy lollies for the kids. I mostly used retired designer paper, because I have a big pile to use up!
I've also made some carrot cones, and some Concord Crush cones filled with mini eggs. They are so cute and easy to make.
It's safe to say that the kids really loved them; the cones and the lollies!

Have a relaxing Easter, and remember what Christ did for us.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Striking Easter Butterfly

I made this Easter card for my sister who temporarily lives in London, along with a wee package of Easter goodies. It's always nice to recieve cards and pressies when your away from home.
I've used the Big Shot alot to create this card: The Beautiful Butterflies die for the butterfly, the Scallop Circle for the base and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder for the texture on the butterfly.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card/Paper: Cherr Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies die, Scallop Circle die, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Wide Oval punch, Antique Brad, sponge

Well I hope she enjoys this card as much as I enjoyed making it!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fast and Fabulous

I just love this stamp set- Fast and Fabulous, I don't use it nearly enough! It can be earned for free with a qualifing workshop (more info here).
I saw a similar card by Teneale Williams, which I thought was just stunning. Teneale used the Just Believe stamp set, which I don't own (yet!), but Fast and Fabulous did the trick! I definately want this set to see ink more often!
I used the new Decorative Label punch for the sentiment, which I fiddled around a bit to make it smaller.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fast and Fabulous, Because I Care
Card/Paper: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Very Vanilla taffetta ribbon, Top Note die, pearls, sponges

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Butterflies

Friday was the last day of school and I wanted to give some of the teachers I work with a small gift of appreciation. The box template was from Ange Kennedy over at Chic'n She has a fantastic video on how to make it.
The cards were inspired by some cards I saw over on Jenny Moors blog. They are just stunning!
So I'm currently on holiday, and I hope to enjoy some crafting!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Itty Bitty Bits, Easter Blossoms {retired}
Card/paper: Marina Mist, Not Quite navy, Very Vanilla, Blueberry Crisp
Ink: Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Scallop Oval punch, Wide Oval punch, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Beautiful Butterflies die, Bitty Buttons, Scallop Circle die, silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Linen thread, rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!


Simple Bliss

This is a very simple card that I made using the retired Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Bliss. It is inspired by a card that I saw on Teneale Williams blog. Teneale makes the most gorgeous creations, so check out her blog here.
This card was so quick to make. It would be lovely to make a whole lot of these with different sentiments and colours to have on hand.

Supplies used:
Stamp Sets: Bliss {retired SAB set}, Because I Care {level 1 hostess gift}

Card/Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, pearl

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Praying for You

I've got a few friends who need a bit of encouragment, and here is one of the cards I've made for them.

I've used the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set along with the Bold Brights paper stack. Just a short and sweet post today; I have a lot on!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Thoughts and Prayers
Card/Paper: Early Expresso, Whisper White, Bold Bright DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Whisper White taffetta ribbon


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Strength and Hope

I just love the new Strength and Hope stamp set. The words are so encouraging and the butterfly- beautiful!
What I also love, is that $2 for every one of these sets sold will go to the Breast Cancer Research, to help find a cure!
This card was inspired by the picture in the new Autumn/Winter mini catalogue. I just love the colours and elegance of this card.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Strength and Hope
Card/Paper: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Vinatge Wallpaper embossing folder, pearl, sponge

Thanks for stoppng by!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Autumn Mini Catalogue

The Autumn Mini Catalogue is finally here and there is some gorgeous products in it!
For every Strength and Hope stamp set sold, $2 will be donated for Breast Cancer research.
Click HERE to view the catalogue online, or email me for your own copy!

I hope you fit in some stamping this weekend!