Saturday, 30 August 2008

A few more quick ones!

I thought I would just keep going with these stamps whilst they occupied my craft desk and whilst my brain processed a few more ideas.

I love tiny cards and this sweet little one is only 3" x 3". I used the Holiday Joy set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry for the main panel and the background was created with a single peg from the same company.

This is the Holiday Joy set but used with a poinsettia stamp and leaf from a clear stamp set by RST as well. I did add some polka dot organza ribbon in black but I forgot to take a pic with it!
It's a little more traditional but the Brilliance inks are really vibrant.

This took the least amount of work but is quite effective and ideal for a speedy batch of Xmas cards. The top part is one of the new Cuttlebug embossing borders which I love. The panel is very simple - I used the leaf from the Holiday Joy set to create a flower and added red dewdrops for the centres. Simply finished with a corner rounder.

Monday, 25 August 2008

Back to simple...

I wanted to do a couple of simple cards using a couple of Christmas sets by Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Holiday Joy set and NOEL set.
You get the main word, e.g. NOEL plus some flowers and foliage single pegs.

This was a pre- deckled edge card inked using Versacolor split pea and opera pink and Brilliance Graphite black. A simple addition of black diamond stickle and gorgeous pink ribbon finished this quick card.

I used one of my new Cuttlebug embossing strips for the circle designs and my scoreboard to create the panels at the bottom. This time I used Brilliance rocket red and Adirondack citrus inks. (and some Xmas red stickle!)
I love this wide green satin ribbon and I combined it here with Prima flowers and a button from my stash.

I did another 3 or 4 simple designs using these stamps, so watch this space for a few more quick ideas.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Wedding Day!


I know this isn't a very traditional wedding card but who says it can't be different??

This is from the same Rachel Hancox stamp set as yesterday's card but using a different tag on the bouquet. (Still haven't traced a stockist!)

We're invited to a wedding in September but unfortunately we can't make it so I wanted to send a special card with our gift.

Copic colours used: YR21 Cream (my most used pen!), YR09 Cadmium orange,YG00 Mimosa Yellow, Y19 Napoli Yellow, YG95 Pale Olive, G40 Dim Green, R29 Lipstick red.
Ranger Inkssentials white opaque pen.

The lovely background paper is from a large 12 x 12 Brenda Walton pad I've had in my stash for a looong time..... (makes this card eligible for the LSC182 challenge on Splitcoaststampers this week, to use old items you have in your craft stash!)

Gorgeous ribbon is Mayarts.
Can you see a little paper piercing going on in the top left corner - that's my little Ornare corner template used partially.

I think I prefer this one to yesterdays. :)

Shabby chic!

This card all started when my friend Jill brought over this cute stamp set by Rachel Hancox and before she disappeared off home with it I stamped it a few times and finally found a little time to make use of them. You can see there are 3 tags you can add to the bouquet which I thought was a neat idea. I did a search online but I can't find a link for this stamp so if anyone knows I'll edit this post.


For this one, I opted for the "happy birthday" tag and a cool pink theme but I'll hopefully post a "wedding day" version with a different colour scheme in the next few days.

For those of you who might be interested in the Copic colours used:
R11, Pale Cherry pink, RV02 Sugared almond pink, RV14, Begonia Pink, RV17, Deep magenta, YG03 Yellow Green and B00, Frost blue.
The white highlights were with my Ranger Inkssentials white opaque pen. (I LOVE IT!)

I then chose this fab double sided paper by Fancy Pants as my background.

Mounted onto pale pink card stock, I added a little green dotted paper and some green stripey ribbon from Mayarts.
I even dragged out my sewing machine for a couple of zig zag lines of stitching! I'm not great at the whole distressed shabby look but I did curl those paper edges!!! LOL!

Do you like those little embossed flowers at the top and bottom ?? (see last pic)
I added white brilliance ink to the embossed flowers with my finger tip.

I think this close up is good for showing off those white highlights.
If you love cuttlebug embossing folders and don't want to cut them into strips for border effects, check out these new narrow border folders. I bought 3 packs and there are 5 designs in each. YUMMY!! You'll obviously see these being used in forthcoming projects on my blog.

Monday, 11 August 2008

"Sisters" Sandra Kuck

This was my first time trying out a Sandra Kuck image which is relatively new from Cornish Heritage Farms. There have been 2 more releases since this one which is called "Sisters". I have 4 sisters and I have 2 daughters so I couldn't NOT give it a go!

I got this new paper from Fancy pants which looks like old faded fabric and I thought this image would complement it. I chose my dress colours from the muted flower colours on the DP.


I coloured the main image with some very pale muted Copics and highlighted with my white Inksentials pen from Ranger. I thought this was pretty effective on the hair and for highlighting the dress folds.

"Sisters" by Cornish Heritage Farms (Sandra Kuck range).
Sentiment from Kim Hughes set from CHF too.
Designer paper is by Fancy Pants, Sweet Pea collection. Both sides were used here.
Ruffled ribbon and gingham (2 widths) by Mayarts.
Rectangular nestabilities.
Buttons from my stash.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Pretty Peppermint

I'm sure you know by now that one of my favourite stamp companies is "My Favorite Things" and this is one of their Annie LaPoint images "Peppermint". They also have lavender and chamomile and I think they'd be great for little gift packages of specialty tea or attached to a plant, perhaps as a new home gift tag.


I know a peppermint plant would have green leaves but heck I had a piece of designer paper I needed to use up so you'll forgive me my artistic licence!!

I started with the paper (Scrappy cats) and picked out these colours to start me off.
I then thought I might as well play along with a MFT sketch challenge over on Splitcoaststampers.

Click here for details. If you'd like to play along with a sketch challenge, check out MFTSC42 for this week. I did last week's. (Whoops, YG03 must have flipped!)
MFTSC41


I really enjoyed using my copics to colour this image and the shadows really help the pot to pop. It isn't v. clear but I used Copic spica glitter pen in orange on the flowers and I used Inksentials white pen for the little highlights. ( I love this pen!!)
I cut 2 fine slits either side of the pot and fed some turquoise A muse ribbon to tie around the pot. ........and of course some nestabilites to die cut those wonderful scalloped ovals.


I apologise now for the quality of this photo. It seems to have rained here for about the last 3 days and the light is poor - so rather than delay it any longer I decided to post as is.

Shiny green satin ribbon and gorgeous velvet ric rac are both by Mayarts.
Dotty paper is Scrappy cats and the square panel is actually the reverse side.
Corner rounder by SU for scalloped edge.