Sunday, August 30, 2009

Well, I made a couple of cards today, although my daughter was hanging off the side of me wanting to help - 'can I stick them down', 'can I put the glue on', 'do you need that piece of paper mum?'
The first card I made was super easy - only used 2x stamps, and it came together quite quickly (gotta love it when that happens!)

I used some lovely Heidi Grace paper I found at Spotlight (the colour hasn't come out that great - in real life it is a pastel teal colour, not blue & not green)
I also used a Heidi Grace lady bird (lady bug?) stamps and pop-dotted them up for a little oomph
 The cardstock used is some stampin up and bazzill, along with some stampin up gingham ribbon.

The text stamp is from an American company - TAC (The Angel Company) "A wittle bug is thinking of you"

The other card I made took a bit longer to make:

I used a House Mouse image, and coloured it in with my good ole coloured pencils, after stamping the image on some vanilla cardstock with brown ink.
I then matted both the image and the patterned paper (don't know the brand) on black cardstock and then onto a bazzil brown for the card base.

The inside is a sticker I found, which I thought was appropiate for the image!

This is the second card I have made - both very similar, but different colours. I know, if something works, use it again. In other words, I am creatively challenged!

Anyway, I hope you like the cards - let me know what you think!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Today, I found the time to sit down and have a play.

I felt creative after looking at all the blogs I visit (and there is ALOT!), however, when it came time to actually putting my ideas onto card - somehow they just don't turn out the same as when they are visualised.

I had coloured in these images a little while ago, and decided I better use them instead of just leaving them to just sit:

the cardstock, ink & buttons are Stampin Up
paper is DCWV
stamped text is Penny Black and image is Gruffies from Stampabilities
ribbon is some making memories I had kicking around in my ribbon jar

cardstock used is again Stampin Up - whisper white and wild wasabi, and the ink & buttons too
patterned paper is just some scraps I had (truly cannot remember from which company)
ribbon is making memores black gingham
stamped image is Penny Black

And, this is my attempt at a Clean & Simple card (no laughing please...)

Cardstock is Stampin Up - very vanilla and only orange (and the ink)
the brads are cute little fishes
stamped text is a mix of SU and All Night Media
hope you like them - as always, feel free to tell me what you think - I appreciate all comments and criticism.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A little while ago, I made a heap of baby cards. Why? I have no idea, nobody was pregnant, and I didn't know anyone who had just had a baby, but, they are fun to make.

Here are a couple of baby cards - using the cutest little House Mouse stamps...
The baby boy card:

the cardstock is Stampin' Up's whisper white and bashful blue, also used the matching bashful blue ink for inking around the paper & cardstock, as well as the basic grey ink to stamp the image
the paper is some old Hot off the press paper I had kicking around in my scraps box
the stamp image is from House Mouse, coloured in with my Faber Castell pencils.
And, you have to do the girly version too

the cardstock used for this card is again, Stampin Up's whisper white, using Stampin Ups going grey ink for the image and text.
the paper is some Creative Memories from the disney princess pack
the text stamp is Stampin Up!
the image is House Mouse (love their stamps, they are soooooo cute!)
I coloured the image with my coloured pencils
I think the brads are from Stampin Up as well....but not 100% sure!
Anyway, I hope you like the cards - House Mouse stamps are so cute, and time consuming to colour in, but so worth it!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

So, its a pretty cold, wet, wintery day in my little corner of the world....what better thing to do than show off a couple of the cards I have made in the past.

I took some photos with the help of my daughter P, who is only 6. She is a great helper picking up the cards and trying to stand them upright - thus, some of them now have little bends in the corners....never mind.

This template was, and still is, really popular - 'onesies'

The cardstock and ink used is Stampin Up!
The circle punches, both scalloped and plain are Stampin Up!
The swiss dot stamp is also Stampin Up!
The little bee and ladybug stamps are TAC (The Angel Company)

This is a close up of the little stamps:

Anyway, there are exciting ways to spend rainy winter afternoons: SHOPPING!!! especially on the net....

I've 'met' a lovely lady on Trademe, she goes by the user name of pennyblacks. Corina is one of the most friendliest, helpful, patient traders I have come across - she has sourced some Penny Black stamps for me, advised me on some images, and gives really, really good service! What more could you want???

So, in the post last week, I received this little parcel (again, much to my hubby's dismay)

I now, unfortunately, have to wait until I have another day off work before I get to sit and play with them - but it will be worth it! Hopefully, it will be this week.......yeah right!

Well, if you have nothing better to do, check out Corina on trademe....