Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tri Fold Card for Chris

It was Chris's birthday a couple of weeks ago and I had a go at doing a tri fold card for her. The colours on the picture aren't showing quite true but they are Real Red, Cameo Coral and Green Galore for the leaves. The stamp set I used is Petal Pizzazz, one that I just had to have when the new catalogue came out. The card base is Cameo Coral and the paper I used is from the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper pack.
Sometimes it's difficult to get an idea of the designer series papers from the catalogue so our wonderful leader Gail Force 1 has made us all a sample book of each of the paper packs in the current catalogue, it's a much easier way to have a look at the papers before you choose. Feel free to contact me for a look if you are in the Berwick area.
Oh and by the way, we will be doing the Tri Fold Card at our stamp club get together on Wednesday 5th August. There are still a couple of places left if you are interested in joining. Send me an email to

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mitchell's Ben 10 Birthday

Mitchell turned 6 on Saturday and had a Ben 10 themed party so naturally that meant a Ben 10 card. Obviously there are no Ben 10 stamps so I came up with an unusual solution. I used some Ben 10 tattoos that Mitchell had won at Kiara's party and following the usual instructions, tattooed them on to gloss card. Then I made a never ending card using Always Artichoke card and Urban Oasis DSP. He thought it was pretty cool.

Never Ending Card - July Stamp Club

Last Monday some of the ladies from our group got together and Felicity taught us all how to do the Never Ending Card. This card is very cool. It's a square card and you open it up on the front then keep opening another three times until you end up back at the front again. We did it for the July Stamp Club project. For this one I used the Big Bold Birthday stamp set. The paper is some old Designer Series Paper in So Saffron. On page 135 you can see the So Saffron paper in new designs. There are also 7 other fantastic colours.

Dawn's Birthday Card

I made this card for my dear friend Dawn. You might remember she is the lady that likes bling so I thought I'd add a bit. Dawn sells bags and is also a lover of shoes so when I came across these charms some time ago I grabbed them specifically for her card. The card stock colours are Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace and Brushed Silver (page 130 of 09/10 Stampin' Up! Catalogue) I did the edges with the new eyelet border punch. This punch is fancier than I would normally go for but it was just so pretty I had to buy it. It looks gorgeous in Whisper White or Very Vanilla and if you put it through a crimper it looks like lace. To get the Letters onto the brushed silver card I stamped the letters in Versamark, then Elegant Eggplant ink and sprinkled them with clear embossing powder. Then I used my heat gun to emboss them. The Boho Blossoms Punch was used for the little flower under the bling hearts.

Warped sense of humour

Have you ever been sent an email with funny pictures and thought it was worth saving? I was once sent the picture below and decided I would recreate it and give it to a friend for his birthday. Well I thought it was funny!! I used All in the Family stamp set with the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up all the body parts and sponged around them.