Archive | July 2011

Baby Tees Baby Boy

This card was made for very good friends, who we miss so much because they live in the UK, and who welcomed their first born son into their lives earlier this year.

I made this card at the same time as the baby girl’s card, so it was nice to make the same card and simply change the colour combo for a boy and girl.  The colours I’ve used are Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Whisper White.  The white satin ribbon is so elegant, I just love it!

Just the same as the girl’s card, I stamped the Baby Tees jumbo wheel in Staz On black ink and then cut it out and coloured it in using my aqua painter and ink pads.  And the sentiment was from Well Scripted too.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Baby Tees Baby Girl

I made this card for my old neighbours.  They had a beautiful baby girl earlier this year!

I used the colours Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Whisper White.  The Baby Tees jumbo wheel is so cute!  I rolled it in Staz On black ink on watercolour paper and then cut it out and coloured it in using my aqua painter and ink pads.

Of course, the embossed dots are made using the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  And the sentiment comes from the stamp set Well Scripted.

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Make and Take for Easter Blossoms

This was a make and take card from my Summer Mini Launch, earlier this year.  It was an almost exact copy from the Summer Mini Catalogue!  The Stampin’ Up! catalogues always inspire me 🙂

We used the stamp set Easter Blossoms with the colour combo Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Confetti Cream and Early Espresso.  Again, there was the ever-so-useful Newsprint DSP (I’m really go to miss this DSP when it retires – I hope it’s replaced with something VERY similar!!).  The lace is the delicately lovely Chantilly lace. 

Below is the insert that we stamped, even though it was summertime when we made the card, lol!

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Easter Blossoms 2nd birthday card

This is a card I made for a friend’s daughter’s 2nd birthday, earlier this year.

I’m a tad attached to this colour combo this year – Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.  A definite favourite for me!  Although for this card, I also added a touch of Pear Pizzazz – not sure that really works 😦

I used the stamp sets Easter Blossoms and Curly Cute, which are so sweet together.  There was a lot of sponging edges, as you can see, and I also sponged quite a bit with Champagne Shimmer, although you can’t see the shimmer too well in my photos.

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Striking Mini Milk Carton

How adorable is the Mini Milk Carton die?  Of course, not possible to make without the amazing Big Shot. 

This was one of my free gifts at my Sale-a-bration launch party, earlier this year.  I was inspired by page 94 of the Australian Idea Book & Catalogue 2010/2011 for the colour combination and for the detail.  I really love the combination of the Love Letters DSP and Newsprint DSP – I can’t put my finger on it but it’s subtle and striking!

 

For the stamp set, I used the Level 2 Hostess set, Cute by the Inch.  How well does it coordinate with the DSPs?  This is a knock-your-socks-off colour combo – Basic Black, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

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Transformers birthday card

This was Josh’s birthday card that I made earlier this year for his 5th birthday.  He’s a bit of a Bumblebee fan!  I used Basic Black cardstock and the Patterns DSP Stack and Marina Mist. 

I found a picture of Bumblebee on the internet and then printed it on Watercolour paper.  I then used my aqua painter and my ink pads to colour in the picture.  Colouring in has never been my strength, I’m afraid!

The stamp set for the sentiment was from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Punch Bunch.

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Pink Christmas Tree

This was the last card we made at my Cancer fundraiser.  Not my idea by a long shot and I’m really sorry, but I don’t know who to credit first, but if it was you, please do comment if this card design was your idea!  I’d love to say thank you.  This card was really popular for Christmas last year – but, seriously, you can see why, can’t you, lol?!  Such a clever, cool card!

The colours we used were Blushing Bride, Regal Rose and Rose Red.  The stamp sets were Delightful Decorations and Many Merry Messages.  The base card paper was shimmery white – and this is GREAT cardstock.  It has a luxurious weight (for a cardmaker!) and the shimmer is perfectly subtle.  You can see it more on the picture below:

And you know me, again there were rhinestone jewels for bling, lol!

Thanks for looking 🙂