Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Merry Christmas

These colours are fresh and crisp and are really 'Merry & Bright". The photo doesn't do it credit however.The circle and ring are from the free Hostess gift set - Riveting. The Christmas tree was punched out of Festive Favourites. Watercolour crayons and a blender pens were used to colour the Christmas tree. The Gable green card can hold a gift card, a photo or a message or an invitation. The snowflakes and rings were stamped with Versamark. Have fun with this one!!
Stamp Set: Festive Favourites, Riveting
Inkpads: Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Versamark
Cardstock: Real Red, Gable Green, Whisper white

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Peaceful Wishes

Peaceful Wishes stamp set has arrived to help out the other Christmas sets that have been so used in so many ways. Sahara sand cardstock is used in the backgrounds and chalked with So Saffron. The leaves are stamped in True Thyme and Certainly Celery and then sponged with True Thyme. Marigold Morning, True Thyme and Vanilla cardstock are used in the layers with Gold organza ribbon backed on Very Vanilla. A little Crystal effects was added to the pine cones. These are colours that I won't normally put together but I like the outcome.

Cardstock: True Thyme, Marigold Morning, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Stamp Set: Peaceful Wishes
Ink: Basic Brown, True Thyme, Certainly Celery

Monday, 3 December 2007

Poinsettia Bauble

Something for the Christmas Tree! A poinsettia is created and attached to a bauble covered in gold glitter. Gold organza ribbon is used to decorate the bauble and to hang from the Christmas tree.

Cardstock: Real Red
Stamp set: Scribble This
Ribbon: Gold organza

Pink Joy

Just a few variations of the Snowflake Spot in Pretty in Pink and Black. This is the way to get lots of cards done without tiring of the same card. All the same materials were on the desk and just put together differently every time.
Stamp set: The Snowflake Spot
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper white
Ribbon: Black grosgrain

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Christmas Tree

The Holiday Thyme Designer Series double sided paper is on the desk at the moment so it's getting put to good use. While starting to prepare to make this Tree, I saw something similiar to the finished result. This was a lucky find as the project I had set out on would have taken a lot more time and patience and a template created. All of which was not in existence at the time.

The leftover paper from the Christmas Tree just had to be put to some use, so a quick card was the solution.
This Christmas Tree would look great using the blue papers of the Holiday Thyme Designer Series paper also.
Stamp set: Snow Flurries, All Year Cheer I
Cardstock: Cranberry crisp, Old Olive, Vanilla

Spinning Snowflake

The snowflake on the circle can be twisted around a few times before closing the card and putting it into the enevelope, so that when the card is opened it will spin around.

This card has been fun to make and really not too tricky to get the circles cut out in the right places. I was requested to do this card again in The Lavender Lace cardstock and the Snow Flurries.

Other variations are on the slide show. Take a peek!

Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Craft Whisper White, Versamark, Black, Lavender Lace
Stamp Set: Snow Flurries, Festive Favourites

All Boxed up - Just in Thyme

This neat little explosion box uses the Holiday Thyme Designer Series paper. A paper bow was added to the top. Both box and bow are fun to make and fun to receive!
This truly looks like something 'bought' rather than created.

Friday, 9 November 2007

Christmas treats

Have a little fun with this treat pouch and insert some candy cane and any other goodies. A small gift card can fit inside as well. The gift card has slits on the interior to hold a gift voucher too. Nice and easy and fun in any colour scheme.

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree with a star on top uses the 2 Step Stampin' technique for a wonderful result. The Solemn Stillness set also has wording for the inside of the card. This card opens outwards from both sides.

Stamp Set: Solemn Stillness
Cardstock: Chocolate chip, Old olive, Real red,Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa

Sparkling Snowflake

Yes the snowflake has Dazzling Diamonds spotted over the image. The sparkle has not been picked up by the camera but it is there and looks effective. Crystal Effects was used to pick out the detail and then Dazzling Diamonds was applied. How about trying the Heat and Stick powder to the whole image. Have fun and sparkle!

The box lid was randomly stamped with the snowflakes and the base is an explosion box.

Stamp set: The Snowflake Spot
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Sahara Sand, Whisper White & Not Quite Navy
Ribbon: White Organdy ribbon and Silver cord

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

For my little princess

This purse card is going to a special little girl for her four year old birthday. Yes it has bling and is in the shape of a bag. The cameo coral cardstock is attached on the sides to make a carry bag. At this size a gift card or money or other special little things four year olds carry will also fit inside.

Stamps: Scribble This, Polka Dot & Paisley
Cardstock: Cameo coral, whisper white
Other: White organdy ribbon, Heat & Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds

Gift Card Holder

This criss cross card was fun and easy to make. It can be used to hold gift certificates, photos or whatever you require. Here Certainly Celery and Creamy caramel cardstock has been used to coordinate with the inserted certificate. Try it out for Christmas gift giving.

Stamp set: Scribble This

Monday, 1 October 2007

Christmas is coming!

Well I guess it's time to start on the Christmas cards. Keeping to the traditional red and green for the moment. Gold beads have been added and an oval cut out.

Stamp Sets: Scribble this, Looks Like Spring, All Year Cheer I
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Old Olive
Ribbon: Celery grosgrain