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Manhattan Flower birthday

I really love this colour combination – Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.   I have a few cards I’ve made with it lately.  This one is really simple!

I used my Big Shot with the Manhattan Flower embossing folder to create this gorgeous flower on the Blushing Bride cardstock.  Then I added a touch of lace (non-SU – but SU lace is coming!) with an Antique Brad.  I think the Antique Brads are my new favourite product!!

Next I stamped “Birthday Wishes” from the Level 3 Hostess stamp set, Occasional Quotes.  I then punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it with some Crumb Cake cardstock punched using the Scallop Oval punch.  I sponged the edges of the sentiment with Crumb Cake ink and then added some lovely SU pearls.

Thanks for looking 🙂

The wedding invitation with a touch more pink

After the last invitation, Cath wanted to see what it would look like with a softer pink look.  So I ditched the Basic Grey layer from the middle panel and replaced it with Pink Pirouette.

Now as I didn’t have any Pink Pirouette ribbon except this lovely thick retired ribbon – I used it anyway, just so Cath could see the differences between the Pretty In Pink and Pink Pirouette.  Of course, I was sure to let Cath know I couldn’t replicate this gorgeous ribbon because it’s now retired 😦

Thanks for looking 🙂

Perfect Plum Pony Party

On the weekend my daughter was invited to a school friend’s birthday party.  My Bella met birthday-girl Bella by chance at a local park before they even started school, so it’s lovely for Bella to be invited to Bella’s 6th birthday!  This is the card I made for her:

It’s hard to believe no one will be able to buy Perfect Plum from Stampin’ Up! anymore after the end of this month (if not sooner!).   And I’d forgotten how lovely a colour it is.  For this card I used Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery (and some retired Certainly Celery DSP).

Although we’ll have no more Perfect Plum come September, SNEEK PEEK we will have this gorgeous butterfly – a Big Shot Bigz Die – Beautiful Butterflies.  I sponged the edge of the butterfly with Perfect Plum ink and edged it with Dazzling Diamonds.  A few pearls finished it off.

I think I love this pony as much as my daughter!  There are so many variations to make with her that I must keep making more cards to try more combinations!  For this pony, I stamped in Basic Black ink and the used my blender pens to colour in the main and tail with Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery inks.  I then cut the pony out and stuck her on a sponged background (Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery) with dimensionals.

The sentiment is also from Pony Party and I stamped it in Perfect Plum and punched it out using the Word Window punch.  I punched out a piece of Pale Plum cardstock with the Large Oval punch and sponged the edges with Perfect Plum ink.  Then I punched out a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock and layered them together.  Three pearls finished off the sentiment.

I really loved how this card turned out.  I based it off a card I’d made earlier here, but I really love this colour combination!  If you love it too, please email me asap to order your Perfect Plum before it’s gone forever!!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Razzleberry Happy Moments

I love this card.  The colours really grab me – Rich Razzleberry and Taken with Teal.  I’ve used the Scallop Edge punch along the right edge of the card and layered it with Taken with Teal cardstock to give the edge definition.  I stamped the flowers from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Happy Moments, in Staz On ink and then coloured in using my blender pens and ink pads.  The flower stems are coloured with Certainly Celery. 

Don’t you love the bow?  The new Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon is simply YUM! lol!

It is hard to see in the photograph, but I’ve stamped the oval stamp from Vintage Labels in Rich Razzleberry on the Large Oval punched layer and also in Taken with Teal on the Wide Oval punched layer.  A subtle bit of stamping!  Here is a close up:

This would be a great make-and-take card for a workshop!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Rich Razzleberry Happy Moments

I love the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Happy Moments!  It is such a versatile stamp set – it’s a MUST HAVE! lol! 

And how yummy is the upcoming new colour Rich Razzleberry with Sahara Sand?  I love these colours together.  I was inspired to make this card after seeing this gorgeous card on Splitcoaststampers here.   

I stamped the present in Staz On black ink and then coloured it in with my blender pens using the Rich Razzleberry ink pad and my Old Olive ink pad.  I think the textured Sahara Sand and paper piercing makes a great background for the present.  The silver cord I’ve tied around the present is retired SU cord.  The sentiment is from another super Sale-a-bration stamp set – Vintage Labels.

Have you got all the Sale-a-bration stamp sets yet?  Do you want Happy Moments?  Email me today with your order over $100 and you can have Happy Moments for FREE.  Hurry though, Sale-a-bration ends on 31 March 2010.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Crazy for Cupcakes stamp-a-stack

This is another great idea for a simple birthday card for a stamp-a-stack, using the stamp set Crazy for Cupcakes.

I love this colour combo – I’ve used it before!  These colours are yummy together – Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose and Lovely Lilac.  We stamped the cupcake stand in Staz On Black and then coloured it in using marker pens and/or blender pens and ink pads.  A touch of Dazzling Diamonds finishes off the card.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

Christmas is just over 3 months away and already Coles has started to fill its shelves with Christmas food! I think now is a good time to start planning your Christmas cards. This weekend is my first Christmas stamp-a-stack for the year in Baulkham Hills and these are the two cards (I’m pretty sure!!) we will be making. I have a couple of other cards I will post tomorrow too to choose from …

This card is completely cased from Splitcoaststampers but try as I might I couldn’t find it again, thank you for the inspiration whomever originally created this card (found it! go here)! I love the colours which I think are great for Christmas … Real Red and Wild Wasabi!

The second card was also inpsired from splitcoaststampers. Look at this link to see the original card here. Thank you Lynda for the inspiration! I love the soft tone of this card. I used Sahara Sand with Soft Sky. Great colours!

I hope the ladies on Sunday love these cards as much as I do!

If you would like to book a stamp-a-stack with me you just need to organise a minimum of 4 friends together and you too could be making these cards one evening catching up with family and friends! Email me today to book a date as my available dates are booking up.

Thanks for looking 🙂