Archive | July 2008

Priceless 2nd Birthday

Well, here is another toddler birthday card!  We have had quite a few birthdays lately 🙂  Sorry, I’m afraid we haven’t got a 6th birthday coming up … yet!

I made this card a few weeks ago and forgot I had taken a photo of it!  Now I’ve found the photo, I can share it with you.  For this card, I’ve used the stamp sets Priceless, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Fun & Fast Notes and Best Friends Numbers for this card.  I’ve forgotten how useful Everyday Flexible Phrases is!  I’ve used the colours Pretty In Pink and Certainly Celery.  They go so well together!  And they make such a pretty birthday card for a beautiful little 2 year old girl, don’t you think?

I just love textured cardstock so much !!!

Thanks for looking!

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5th birthday

This was a card I made for a special boy in our family who turned 5 last week. The birthday presents were stamped by Jo with Birthday Whimsey – retired (part of candy I received from one of Jo’s launch parties, thanks Jo!). The tempting turquoise card was stamped with the star from Fun & Fast Notes. And the number ‘5’ is from Best Friends Numbers. I really like this colour combo of Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Real Red … I’m rediscovering Tempting Turquoise at the moment! I forgot how great it is!!

Thanks for looking!

Emboss Resist Technique – 4th Birthday card

A beautiful little girl we know turns 4 next week and this is the card I’ve made for her.  I hope she likes it!

I’ve used the emboss resist technique for the butterflies from Priceless.  If you are on my monthly newsletter list then you will receive a tutorial on how to do emboss resist.  One of the many advantages of joining my monthly newsletter!

The close-ups below will do the card greater justice

I’ve used the colours Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black.  I love the textured card stock – it looks great!  I used Best Friends numbers for the number 4 and then my Lovely Lilac marker pen to write the “th”.

I also love the Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone brads … these look amazing!

And I tried a new way to use my marker pens!  I used my Tempting Turquoise marker pen to colour the edge of my grosgrain ribbon.  What do you think?  Yet another great use for Stampin’ Up! marker pens!

Thanks for looking!

Make & Take

This is the card we made at a workshop on Friday night.  There were lots of punches to use for everyone, and everyone did their own take on it … they looked great!  I should have taken photos (I’ll try and remember to do that next time).  This is the card that inspired me at Stamping Moments.  Jenny makes incredible cards in the UK.  I had to simplify the card for a workshop though, or we would have been making until after midnight as there were lots of people there!

Guest Artist

My guest artist this week is one of the lovely girls I work with, Brie.

How would you like to receive an invitation for High Afternoon Tea and for the rest of a Hen’s night/weekend looking like this?  It’s pretty special, isn’t it?  Brie is a bridesmaid in August and for her bride she made these lovely invitations for the bride’s Hen’s weekend.  I’m sure you will all agree, Brie has done a fantastic job!

If you are wondering  about how to recreate an invitation like this, well Brie used Pretty in Pink and Old Olive cardstock with the matching Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon.  She stamped the images using Boho Backgrounds and “Party Time” from a Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

There were also a lot of punches used and lots of punching, wasn’t there Brie!?  Brie started with the corner rounder punch and used it to create the edge at the top of the invite … and for a short while had her boyfriend convinced she had used the corner rounder punch to create the scalloped circle around “Party Time” … until he noticed the scallop circle punch !! LOL!!

My apologies for the below photo, it’s a bit blurry.  I had to share though how Brie used the All Year Fun stamp set on the bottom inside of the invites … very clever!

Well done, Brie, it was a great achievement to make all these invitations … and it was Brie’s first time at cardmaking!

And the winner is ….

Annette Hill

Congratulations, Annette! I’ll deliver your new FREE stamp set to you very soon 🙂  Well done!

This is how the top final points worked out:

Annette – 8 points

Cherie – 5 points

Julie – 5 points

Kathryn – 5 points

Thank you to everyone who participated!  Watch out again, I’ve more blog candy to give away 🙂

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