Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Dad's birthday and here is the card I made for him. I used the Open Sea stamps from Stampin Up

and this is the inside.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More Triple Time Stamping Cards

I am getting addicted to these triple time stamping cards.  They are so easy but very effective.  Here are a couple I made yesterday.

For the first one I used the flower and leaf swirly from the Creative Elements SU set, a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri set, punched out with the matching punch and the happy birthday is a singe stamp called Beautiful Birthday.

For the second one I used the En Francais background stamp and then more stamps from the Papillon Potpourri set.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas Cards

Over the last week I have made a start on my Christmas cards.  Here are a sample of the ones I have done so far.

For those of you that know Stampin Up products I am sure you will recognise most of what has been used!  I am really enjoying using their products at the minute, love the easy colour co-ordination.

The first one is a small card - just under 4" square. The card was bought already cut to the shape. The bauble is from the Ornament Keepsakes stamps and cut with the matching framelit.  I added a little bit of glitter for a bit of sparkle.  Card, paper and ribbon are all SU and the message on the bottom is from the SU Greetings of the Season set.

The second card uses another SU paper from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  The stamp is from the gorgeous Lovely As a Tree stamp set with little extra glitter.  

I came across a technique last week called Triple Time Stamping that a fellow member of the TCT design team had used.  From google I found a video tutorial and had a play.  This card uses the SU set Snowflake Soiree, a couple of shades of blue inks and matching card.

The inside looks like this:-

For my final card I adapted the Triple Time technique to just 2 layers again using the Snowflake Soiree stamps. The centre stamp is a single stamp from SU called Frosty Friends and I added a touch of colour with my Copic pens.  The Merry Christmas was another stamp from the Greetings of the Season set.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Final Chinese Whispers

Here are the last 2 layouts for this years Chinese Whispers.

The second one was very different from my normal style but I really enjoyed doing it although did end up rather messy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

TCT Challenge 4

As it is the first of the month again here is may layout for this months challenge over on the Cupboard Trilogy Challenges

This months challenge is to create something with the theme of 'Things with Wings'.  Well I always love butterflies and it was a chance to use another photo taken at the Butterfly conservatory in Niagara.

I found a 6 x 4 acetate in my stash with some butterflies on so decided to layer that over the photo.  The butterflies on the top right are some gorgeous Prima ones I have had a while and thought this was just the excuse to use them.

There are some beautiful design team examples on the blog and the challenge has been opened up to any paper craft items (including digi layouts) so if making tags or other items is your preference we would love to see you join in.