Tag Archive | Lovely as a Tree

Masculine Newsprint/Lovely as a Tree

This is another masculine birthday card – this one for my new BIL 🙂

I was inspired by this lovely manly card here on Splitcoaststampers.  Thanks mwben!  So, for my card, I kept to the Newsprint DSP colours – Basic Black and Very Vanilla, except  I brightened the card up a little with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon.  Then I sponged around the edges of the DSP and the stamped tree with Basic Black to add a vintage look.  The sentiment came from the ever-handy Teeny Tiny Sentiments (a must-have stamp set).

Now, SU have a new product in the Summer Mini (you can click to see the catalogue on the right bar of this page) – and it’s the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I LOVE!  I’ve been smooching everything, lol!  It’s a great effect.  This is a close-up of the gold smooching over the tree:

And this card took no more than 20 minutes to make – easy peasy!

Thanks for looking 🙂

December Frenzy !!

Here is one of my favourite Christmas cards that I’ve made this year.   I just love it!  And, you know, the sentiment is from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I use Teeny Tiny Sentiments ALL THE TIME!  And it’s on special this month – from $62.95 to ONLY $31.48.  That is an incredible price!!!  Check out what else is on special by checking out the details below or clicking on the December Frenzy picture to the right.

I’ve also used the stamp sets En Francais (background), Delightful Decorations and Lovely as a Tree.  The En Francais was stamped in Crumb Cake, the ornaments are in Cherry Cobbler and the trees in Old Olive.  Wow.  This is a super colour combo for Christmas, don’t you think?

Now, you can’t see too well in my photos, but I’ve also sponged Champagne Shimmer paint all over the card and it looks GORGEOUS!! lol!

Now, the December Frenzy special runs all December, so now is the time to order up any last minute Christmas gifts.  And at this amazing prices, how could you not?!!

These are the promotion details, so you can click on the picture to see if anything on your wish list is there:

Contact me to place your order today!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Lovely as a Tree & Funky Forest scrapbook layout

Wow, it’s nearly the end of January!  Hard to believe it.  Anyway, this is another of the layouts I made for my step-Nan’s 90th album.

This was her house as a child in Dulwich Hill.  I kept this simple, simple colours – Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette, and simple trees with the stamp set  Lovely as a Tree and standard wheel Funky Forest.  There is also a strip from the Simply Scrappin’ Sweet Nothings kit along each border of each page.  Too easy!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Upcoming embossing class – 29 January 2010

I first became addicted to making cards when I discovered embossing.  I think there is a touch of magic to the way embossing powder melts under a heat gun and transforms to a shiny, textured image.  So, because I love it, my next class will be on embossing.  This is one of the cards we will make, and a handy one too, I reckon!  It’s a masculine card, and so handy to have ready for a bloke’s birthday.  This card was inspired by this card here on SCS, and the card below is Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Whisper White.

And here it is again in Close to Cocoa, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

Which colour do you prefer?

If the idea of embossing intrigues you, email me today for more details of my class at 7.30pm Friday 29 January 2010.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Christmas Stamp-a-stack cards 2009

These are some of the designs I used for the Christmas stamp-a-stacks I ran for customers/friends last year.

This one is one of my personal favourites and was inspired by Nancy Littrell on SCS here.  It was made using the masking technique, sponging using the colours Pacific Point and Pink Pirouette.  The stamp sets are Lovely as a Tree and Many Merry Messages. 

These two were inspired by Albongo on SCS here, using the stamp set Pocket Silhouettes, plus Best Yet and Short & Sweet.  Again, these cards used the masking technique.  And the colours are Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss and Real Red.  Plus, you can’t have a Christmas card without lots of Dazzling Diamonds!

The next one is a subtle colour combo, using Sahara Sand and Bashful Blue.  The stamp set is Season of Joy – so versatile!

The last card uses the colours Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Real Red which was inspired by the incredibly talented Jenny at Stamping Moments here.  The stamp sets are Tree Trimmings, Spotlight on Christmas for the swirl on Whisper White and Season of Joy for the greeting.

Thanks for looking 🙂