Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Watercolour

Lovely little elements here - some vellum, a scalloped tag topper, a cute little metallic peg, chevron natural ribbon, and some gorgeous watercolouring.....  The background watercolouring behind the image is actually one of the stamps in the set - really lovely extra to an image.

Look at our new CARD kit!!

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Thursday, February 27, 2014


This amazing stamp - Hardwood is so lovely!!  It makes an amazing background for any sentiment at all!!  This time I've created another guy card (my brother's birthday card to be precise!!) using the Sale-a-bration stamp set See Ya Later for the greeting, and some extra embellishments with Hello, Sailor.  

I've used a lovely little wooden element for the top corner - fantastically easy to stamp onto!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Sketch Challenge!!


This week at Just Add Ink, we have a sketch challenge and there are some amazing examples to inspire and amaze you on the website - so be sure to click the link and have a look!!

This is my take on the challenge - I'm trying to make a few more male cards, and this stamp set - Just Sayin' is just awesome for this I think!  I have used some printed vellum on the top half of my cards, some washi tape through the middle and the base card is Soft Sky.  My contrasting colour is Island Indigo - with a bit of help from my colour coach - and it looks just grand with the Soft Sky.  

My banners are made from the stamps from Perfect Pennants and some Island Indigo ribbon.  My final touch is one of the lovely metallic buttons tied with some Island Indigo bakers twine.  Cool!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Perfect Pennants and Banner Blast

This card I saw on the Stampin' Up! facebook design team ideas and loved it so much, I just had to have a try.  What do you think?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

More Sweet Sorbet

More inspiration from the lovely design on this paper!!  I've combined Banner Blast Stamp set and it's coordinating banner punch for my embellishment in the top corner.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Peaceful Petals Tag

I really really like watercolouring - it makes me feel like an artist!!  So this stamp set Peaceful Petals is just perfect for fulfilling my artistic aspirations!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sweet Sorbet DSP and Petal Parade

I think this paper is sooooo pretty!!  So it is the feature of my card, and the elements are small and off to the side so I can see as much of my card as possible!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fresh Prints You're Lovely

One of the best things about using DSP on cards is that it gives you the colour range for the rest of the card - in this case I've used Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana and Real Red - which is a lovely fresh colour palate don't you think?

I've used the Sale-a-bration stamp set You're lovely here with the coordinating Deco Label Framelits.  The contrasting strip of DSP down the left side is the other side of the front panel of the card that I cut off - looks cool doesn't it!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gold Gold Gold... for your Valentine

I'm loving the gold in the new watercolour wonder Washi Tape and I have paired it with gold ink on these cute little flowers from Petite Petals with their coordinating punch.  The greeting comes from Love you the Moon - gorgeous hey?  A new take on Valentines Day........

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Looking at the Catalogue......

Here is another CASE from our Sale-a-bration catalogue - this time featuring the stamp set You're Lovely - free with your $90 purchase!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Banner Blast

This time I have created my own design using Banner Blast - but you can certainly see how I have been inspired by all the great designs in the Sale-a-bration Catalogue!!  If you want to have a look at all the great Freebies for Sale-a-bration -

Monday, February 10, 2014

More Banner Blast

I'm working my way through the Sale-a-bration catalogue here - another lovely CASE - I have used Perfectly Penned for my greeting, and I punched the banners and popped them onto the card - very quick and easy.  There are LOTS of ideas for using these banners all over the internet.  It's a really great stamp set and easy to use - and it's FREE with only $90 purchase during Sale-a-bration!! How good is that!!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Loving Banner Blast

So... while I was being inspired by the Catalogue - this card is copied from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue too!!!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Banner Blast CASE

Another no layer card - this style of cardmaking certainly helps with the stamping practice!! This card is copied straight out of our new Sale-a-bration catalogue - easy as pie!!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Happy Congratulations Clean and Simple

Another No layers card (like the one yesterday!!), and this time I have used Happy Congratulations which is a two step stamp set.

This time I used a square for my sponged frame, and I did add a few rhinestone jewels for some bling!!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

No Layers

This week at SUO Challenges the challenge is to have No Layers on a card - so this card is all about the stamping.  

I sponged around an oval mask, stamped inside the mask with Peaceful Petals,

and then drew a line around the oval - I think it looks pretty good!  This was certainly a challenge for me as I do like to do lots of layers and embellishments!!  I was so inspired by this challenge that I made a few more clean and simple cards..... so stay tuned for the next few days when I will post my creations!!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Love coordinating products?

These little cuties are a great little coordinating product of stamp set and punch - making lots of quick and easy oh so gorgeous flowers!!!  The stamp set is Petite Petals from our new Occasions Catalogue and it has 6 great designs of flower prints, and I have paired them with the lovely Retro Fresh Washi Tape.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Banners are In

Aren't banners a fun way to make a card?  This "guy" card is basically a greeting on a banner, with a few extra banners thrown in for fun!!!  The greeting comes from Perfect Pennants stamp set which coordinates with the oh so awesome banner framelits - great huh?

Monday, February 03, 2014

Sweet Sorbet Suite

Once again inspired by our lovely catalogues!!  This is one of my cards inspired by Sale-a-bration.  I've used the FREE Sweet Sorbet DSP, FREE Petal Parade coordinating Stamp set and FREE Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack!!  

You can earn some of these gorgeous FREEBIES with every $90 you spend during Feb and March!!

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