Monday, 16 March 2009

Birthday Best

Here's something else you can do with the Chunky Glitter and the Scallop circle punch. This makes a quick and easy card with lots of colour. The Designer Series Papers are Petals and Paisleys and Bali Breeze. The stamp set Birthday Best also will retire. This set was my first purchase and has come in handy with lots of kids and ladies birthdays too!!

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Embrace Life Flowers

This card uses the flowers from the Embrace Life stamp set. The scallop edge punch is also from the Summer Mini catalogue. The centre of the flowers have been decorated with Blue Chunky Glitter and a pearl from the Pretties Kit. The Soft Sky flower has been highlighted with the white gel pen. The Designer Series Paper is from the Spring Break collection.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Ocean Commotion

A little variation from flowers to the ocean or fish tank. Can you see the raised Crystal Effects bubbles? Also the embossed bubbles using the Crop-o-dile? Clear Chunky Glitter lines the sand on the bottom. The water is Blue Bayou in color cardstock and Old Olive Designer Series paper, all of which is retiring. Happy Birthday is from It's Your Birthday another retiring stamp set. The Ocean Commotion stamp set is in the Summer Mini Catalogue which finishes at the end of the March.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Spring Break

This card features the retiring products - Designer Series Paper Spring Break, double stitch Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, Blue Bayou cardstock, Soft subtle buttons and Chunky Glitter (from the Summer mini catalogue). Also the stamp set It's Your Birthday is retiring. The main flower is from Scribble This which is since continuing into the next catalogue, but I just had to use it here.

Monday, 9 March 2009

It's Your Birthday

This little matchbox set of cards uses River Rock cardstock, Kraft and Very Vanilla cardstock. The Designer Series Paper Brocade Background is also used to decorate and coordinate the cards. This DSP as well as the It's your Birthday stamp set is also retiring on 31/03/09. Notice how you can gather the ribbon by pulling the white cord within the ribbon.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Summer by the Sea

I missed yesterday, but I have an excuse for not meeting my commitment of a card a day using the retired stamp sets until 31 March. I was not feeling well and have spent most of the day on the couch!!

This is just one of the lovely stamp sets in the Summer by the Sea stamp set that will be retiring too!! This time I've used the watercolour pencils to colour and an aqua painter on water colour paper. The water colour paper is great and can absorb looks of water from the aqua painter if required to blend colour.


Friday, 6 March 2009

Handmade flower!!

The flower has been created by tearing Very Vanilla Cardstock and layering the pieces. The centre of the flower is pink Chunky glitter from the Spring Mini catalogue. The double stitch ribbon is Purely Pomegranate with Regal Rose wide grosgrain underneath. The Designer Series Paper - Brocade Background will be retiring also.

The stamp sets used Baroque Motif and Basic Phrases will appear in the new 2009/10 Idea Book & catalogue.

Sorry about the colour here. Alot brighter IRL with a sparkling centre to the flower.

Don't forget to look down this page for the list of Low Quantity and Unavailable products on the Retired List. Get in before it is too late!!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Farewell - Polka Dot and Paisley

Goodbye to Polka Dot and Paisley Stamp set and the Square Scallop punch (which appears in the Summer Mini catalgue) Designer Series Paper is available until 31 March also.

The flower has been stamped on water colour paper and coloured using Regal Rose write marker. The other flowers were inked with Regal Rose and Taken with Teal also.

If you look closely there is an embossed strip along the edge which borders the polka dots. This was created using the trimmer and bone scorer. So many options with this stamp set!!!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Bye, bye Bodacious Bouquet!!

Bodacious Bouquet is retiring, so I've used it with Brocade Background Designer Series Paper. Also I have stamped the large flower with River Rock inkpad. River Rock, one of the In Color series, will be replaced by a new range of in colors.

The row of flowers and the butterfly are from the Summer Mini catalogue stamp set Live your Dreams. Lastly there is two Old Olive felt flowers also from the Summer Mini was will finish on 31 March too.