Monday, 14 January 2008

Friendship Cards

I love to send out cards to my friends that live away from me, to let them know I am thinking of them. I made these two cards last week to have ready to send out in the next couple of weeks.

This card uses the flowers and sentiment from the Time Well Sent set that was given to all demonstrators by Stampin' Up! I just love this set. It is so versatile! I also used the sentiment from the Sale-a-bration set called Friendship Bloosm.I used Yoyo Yellow, Apricot Appeal and Only Orange ink. The ribbon and cardstock is not SU.

This card I used the dress from the level 1 hostess gift called Bloomin with Happiness. I coloured in the images using the Soft Subltles Stampin' Write markers. They are very versatile and match perfectly with the SU cardstock and inks.

Friday, 11 January 2008

More Cards

This next card I used my Thank you gift from Stampin' Up! called Time Well Spent. It is going to be in the new catalogue in April as a Level 3 Hostess gift. I cased it from SCS-Rebuh (who cased it form Nancy Riley- don't you just love the world of card-makers and their williness to share?!). I made a few subtle changes to her orignal card.

The cardstock is not SU but it does come close to the Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence and Gable Green inks that I used to colour my pictures. I used my Frenchville crimper to crimp strips for down the edge and the new Sale-a-bration set Lots of Thoughts for my sentiment.

On a Roll

Have been on a card making roll for the past 2 days. Here are my creations from today.

The fisrt card I saw on SCS. It was made by Teneale and I was drawn to the colours. So I created my own version of her card. Love the colour combination of Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Old Olive. I also used Chocolate Chip. I then made the sencond card using the same colours. This time I used Terrific Tags and Itty Bitty Backgrounds. The ribbon is from Dotty's Craft Shop and came in a pack of 6 ribbons.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Baby Album

My good friends Lee and Mal have just had their first baby. A boy named Luke. I decided to make them a little album. When I bought my Bind-it-All, it had displayed a heap of ideas for using it- one of them was a CD album. Basically you just cover and decorate old CDs and then bind them together. It was pretty easy and I have learnt from the experience.

I traced the "L" from my computer onto Certainly Celery card and then stamped the rest of the name in the same coloured using Whimsical Alphabet Upper. The paper is from Flavia and came in a bulk pack.

More Flavia paper. I ghosted the top title using Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue. The pram stamp and the titles are clear stamps but I can't remember which brand!

More Flavia paper. Title in Tempting Turquoise. Riviting in Ballet Blue.

More Flavia paper. Titles in Almost Amethyst and Brocade Blue.

More Flavia paper. Titles in Certainly Celery.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Busy Busy Busy....

I have been very busy for the last 2 days making cards. I do not have a huge amount so show for my efforts but I have just enjoyed sitting at my craft desk and creating- with no time restrictions on me. I cased some of these cards from ideas from SCS- just love that place! It really gets your creativity going!!

I just love using the crayon resist technique. I used Ballet Blue, Creamy Caramel and Certainly Celery ink a nd cardstock. The stamp set is Polka Dots and Petals.

I am drawn to using black, white and a colour. For these two cards I did just that, adding Taken with Teal and Orchid Opulence with the black and white.

This is a very versatile card. I haven't put a sentiment on it yet but it could be used as a birthday card or a thank you card or a thinking of you card.

Will post some more pics tomorrow. I hope you like my creations!