Friday, 24 June 2011

Artistic Etchings Birthday

It is my twin neice's 15th birthday today and I have just finished making a card for them.  Ever since they were babies, Ilke has always been the 'blue' twin and Zoe, the pink one!  I remember when they were little, if you put food on the wrong colour plate they wouldn't eat it as they thought it wasn't theirs!  They have grown since then, but they secretly cling to the idea as they often wear the same style clothes only a different colour.

I made this card using the Artistic Etchings stamp set which I love.  The Eiffel Tower is relevant to them as their dad is taking them on a 2 week tour of Europe, darling!  Wow.  When I was 15, we went camping at Woy Woy for our holidays!

I used Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze cardstock teamed with Very Vanilla.  I used my ever-handy Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the Eiffel Tower in the middle and also the letters from the Sweet Shoppe stamp set.  The inks were Crumbcake, Early Expresso, Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze.  The background stamp is En Francais.

Better go and wrap their presents.

I have bought a tiny stapler, so folding back the cardstock and stapling it to 'reveal' another faux layer is my new favourite thing.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Vintage Vogue Card for a Friend

I have had a card sitting on my desk that my Manager, Michelle Dyson had lent me.  It was made by Amy Anderson.  I went to a lady called Amy's house the other day and realised that it was the Amy Anderson of the card that I had admired!  When I was at her house I copied the card in my own colours.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso.  This card was harder to make than I first thought, as there are quite a few pieces that require some intricate cutting.


Friday, 17 June 2011

Stamping Party Last Night

Last night I held a Stampin'Up! part at my sister's house.  We made a card using Circle Circus stamp set.  It was so much fun and so interesting to see the creativity everyone has inside them.  All of the ladies that came had never stamped before, so they had a great time cutting, gluing and stamping. 
Some of the cards we made:

That's my neice intently looking at the catalogue!

Confirmation Cards

I am heading down to Melbourne this morning for work and for my neice's Confirmation.  It is quite hard sometimes to buy a religious card, so I made 8 of them!  I used a retired stamp set called Special Blessing.  Red, white and the dove are all symbols of Confirmation.  I used white embossing powder where you see white stamping.  I'm pretty pleased with my effort.  It's pretty amazing all the different combinations you can make from the same set of stamps!

Now, to find 7 more kids that are making their Confimation...


Queen for a Day

That's the title of this card!  I have used 3 stamp sets here:  Artistic Etchings, En Francais and You're a Gem.  Artistic Etchings is a lovely set with really old-fashioned stamps- one of the Effiel Tower and a great key stamp.  I have used the crown stamp from the set.  There's something about crowns that I like (perhaps it's the princess in me!).  The background is a single background stamp called En Francais.  It contains beautiful French script.  Do you ever wonder what stamps like that really say?  I do.  Anyway, the last set is one from our Mini catalogue called You're a Gem.  It has 8 mini sentiments that are quite versatile.  Of course the ink and ribbon are in my old favourite- Old Olive.

I will be making this card at 2 of the parties I will be demonstrating at in June.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Circle Circus

I just love the combination of purple and green.  The card below was inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers (that's a website that all the stampers 'in-the-know' look at for inspiration!) and it's from a lady called Vicky Wright. I haven't made a card in a while as I have been too busy sitting in my new recliners!  (They are SO hard to get out of!)  So I made this card last night in preparation for a few parties I'm hosting this month.  If you would like to make this card, I will be hosting a party at 7pm on Friday, 24th June at my house in Wahroonga.  (You can even have a go in one of my recliners!)

The stamp set I used was the very versatile set called Circle Circus.   I can see myself making a few different styles out of this set!