Monday, September 29, 2008

Techniques Class

Here are the two cards we made at the techniques class last Wednesday. Thanks to those who came along, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. The first card is the shaker card using Fishy Friends stamp set, the 'celebrate' is from Spring pictograms and the 'warmest wishes' is from a hostess set called So Many Sayings. The main card colour is brocade blue from the rich regals family and the tab and round punched pieces are done in sky blue, one of this years 'in colours' The second card is a spinner or roller card. The cute butterfly and flower are from the Garden Whimsy stamp set and the 'celebrate life' is again from the So Many Sayings hostess set. The leaves and flowers were inked with marker pens to allow for stamping some of the leaves on their own and doing the flower in a different colour. The background card is Mellow Moss but it looks a bit grey on here, it's a much prettier colour in real life.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wedding Card

This is the first wedding card I have made. It's for one of the girls in our Stampin' Up! team. I like the colour combination, purely pomegranate, pretty in pink and whisper white. I'm not normally a pink person but the bride is so I thought I'd use it. The stamp set is called Hearts and Posies and is an old retired set. I probably shouldn't put cards made with retired sets on here but I liked how it came out. I used a cuttlebug for the dry embossing on the bottom. Thanks Helen for the use of your cuttlebug.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Jack's 1st birthday Gel Card

This is a card I made with a cool technique that uses hair gel to appear as water. It's the first time I've tried it and I will definately use it again it was a lot of fun. Personally I think it would have worked better with a darker background but it's all trial and error. The card was for Chelcey and Glenn's darling little boy Jack on his first birthday.

Birthday and exams

It's been a while since I've updated on here! Last week was a busy one with my birthday at the start of the week followed by exams, yuk! But now it's time for school holidays which I'm really looking forward to. I had a lovely birthday and I thought I'd show you one of the beautiful hand made cards I got from my dear friend Dawn. She made this using Wild Wasabi and Pumpkin Pie textured cardstock, the wheel is called Baroque and the middle stamps are from the Baroque Motifs set. The lovely words are from Wonderful Favourites. Dawn is such a talented stamper, always coming up with something original.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fathers Day owl cards

A couple of owl cards. Sharon Webb created the one on the Creamy Caramel Background and the Night of Navy one is for my dad for Fathers Day. Thanks to the lovely Felicity Gray for the punched owl idea.

Fun with Punches

We had a lot of fun making things with the punches at our first stamp club get together. We made this very cute sheep and owl and some of the ladies made them into cards. This is Denise Oliver's sheep card.

Thanks to a clever stamper from Splitcoast for the sheep idea.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Stamp Club - Punches

One more sleep until stamp club and we are going to be doing very cool things with punches. Here is a sample, I made the ice cream using the scallop punch and cutting out the top one to resemble a scoop of ice cream, added a small circle for a cherry and the cone is done using So Saffron designer series paper, though this is a little difficult to see in the photo.