Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yet more cards

These 2 cards use my favourite flower from the Stampin Up Summer Silhouettes set.  I love being able to match the colours of the card and inks.  The lattice on the first card is from the same set.  The Happy Birthday is from the Stampin Up Perfectly Penned Set.  Twine or ribbon, buttons and gems finished them off.

The last card I made for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law as I have a new niece!

Thanks to Jenny for the pram and scalloped circle - it didn't really leave me much else to do.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


I've just realised how long it is since I posted on here.  So here are a some cards I have done recently.

I was making a Fathers Day card which I forgot to take a picture of before sending and had a few left overs so I made a made this card.

All the supplies are from Stampin up and I love the hexagon embossing folder I used for the background.

The next to cards are very similar to each other.  They are a mixture of a couple of ideas I saw online.  The main image (from the Stampin Up Serene Silhouttes set) was inked in brown then I used a baby wipe to carefully take the ink off the birds and then coloured them in with a red pen before stamping it.  I also stamped on a scrap of paper which I roughly cut round to use as a mask and then stamped over the top with the en Francais stampin Up background stamp.  I bit of inking around the edges to finish off.  For the first card I used the fancy fan embossing folder on the background card to add some texture.  I finished them both off with twine and pearls with a greeting stamped and punched.

Friday, March 15, 2013


This card is one which I think looks much better in real life.  I used a Cherry Lyn doily die cut and stamped on it using my favourite flower from the SU summer silhouettes set.  I also stamped in white on the  crumb cake card stock and then finished off with some ribbon, button and banner greeting.

Here is a simple card using the SU Apothecary Art stamp set with the matching Labels Framelits and some scraps of paper. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

More Cards

Here are a couple more cards I have made recently.

This one has gone to my Sister-In-Law whose birthday is today.  Unfortunately the card is very unlikely to have made it to her on time as we have had some rather unseasonal weather here bringing the island to a standstill!

I used the En Francais background stamp and Summer Silhouettes for the flowers two of my favourite and most used stamps both from Stampin Up!

The next card I wasn't so sure about - I like the effect of stamping multiple flowers on the top note die cut using the stippled blossoms set but not sure about the ribbon, but couldn't work out anything better to do with it - maybe it will grow on me.

PS the colours are a better match in real life!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A couple of cards

I haven't been doing much scrapbooking lately preferring instead to make cards, which I haven't been getting round to posting on here so I decided it's time to catch up a bit.

As it's Mother's Day it seems appropriate to start with the card I made for my Mum.

I chose a selection of stamps that fitted the squares and stamped them in raspberry ink, having matted the squares onto raspberry card.  The Stampin Up sets I used were Circle Circus, Summer Silhouettes, Serene Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri, For my Family and a couple of others I can't remember.

The second card also uses a stamp from the Serene Silhouettes set with the vine street embossing folder.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Challenge 9 - A Mothers Love

Over on The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge this month's challenge is "A Mothers Love'.  I found a photo from last year taken on Mothers Day so I thought this would fit the challenge.  I kept it simple just punching out lots of scallops in bright colours and playing around until I liked the result.

Sorry I did struggle to get a good photo - the background is white!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

18th Birthday

It was my youngest daughters' 18th birthday last week.  Here is the card I made for her.

I love the texture created with the Stampin Up embossing folder.  The paper and stamp are both from SU as well and the butterflies were punched with a couple of Martha Stewart punches and a SU one too.

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Sprinkling of Red and Romance

This months challenge over on the The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge is a sprinkling of red and romance.

The obvious choice of photos was wedding photos to cover the romance theme.  I found out some red papers Stampin Up papers.  I had seen a card a while back with a patchwork theme and the idea had stuck so I decided to try it out on this layout.

Remember if you want to join in the challenge it doesn't have to be a layout, cards and other paper crafts or digital layouts are all welcome to join in.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 1st....

...means it is time for the next Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

This month's challenge is....

Glitter, cool wintery hues, snowy photographs & other wintery exploits for the scrapbookers, or if you don't have that type of photos then load them up with wintery embellies & of coarse, as much as I hate to mention it Christmas can be included should you wish.
So whether you go traditional, contemporary or completely different, we need to see or  at least 'the illusion of '  snow, frost or ice .... cool blues, lavender & pale pinks, white & dusky greys .... 

As always have fun with the theme 

So here is my layout using photo taken from the front of our house last winter.  The snowflakes are from the SU Snowflake Soiree set, embossed in clear and then inked over with a brush.

Here is a card I made using the same technique.

I know everyone is busy at this time of year but it would be great to see more people joining in with the challenge...especially if like me you still have some Christmas cards to make.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I recently made and sent to a friend.  I really liked this one so I made a second copy too!

It uses the postage due stamp set from Stampin Up along with the matching postage punch.  It was stamped in versamark and embossed using white powder on white card.  I then used brushes to ink over the stamp to add colour and make the stamp visible.