Thursday, February 18, 2010

Good Neighbours

I just love this little house set from the current Sale a bration promotion at Stampin Up. I saw this card here on another lady's blog (thankyou Kirsty) and decided I would change it a little for a card for my mother-in-law's good friend for her Birthday. They were neighbours for many years and I thought this was quite fitting the occasion.
SALE A BRATION runs through to the end of March so if you would like this set, all you need do is place an order with me for at least $100 and you can get it FREE.
Happy Stamping

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Girl's Night In

Last Friday Night I was invited to a friend's house down the road for a little get together with some mums from my son's Prep Class last year. I have never really gone out like this for drinks and a chat so I was delighted to be invited. I had such a good time getting to know them all better and having a good old laugh about life in general. I thought I would give Jane a Thank You card for the lovely evening and whipped together a simple but quite "classy" card. I haven't used my "Cheers to You" stamp set for some time so I dusted it off and brought out the Blender Pens to create this.

I used Bravo Burgundy and Barely Banana for the drink and flooded the whole glass area with Crystal Effects to give the glasses a touch of reality. Mounted the picture with Barely Banana and Bravo Burgundy cardstock and used dimensionals to give it a lift.

I then decided in needed just a little bit more without going overboard so I had a go at scoring some simple lines around the image to finish it off. The "thank you" are words from the Happy Moments Sale a Bration set which worked a treat.
It felt good to use a set that has been at the bottom of a pile for a long time. Happy Stamping Tina

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Popping Pastels

For many months now, some of my ladies who attend my card classes have asked me to show them how to use their Pastels. I finally got around to showing them on Friday and this is what we created. I must admit it was a bit of a challenge for me. I was having lots of trouble getting inspiration. Then I noticed the card on the front of the Stampin' Up! Pastel Box and the ideas flowed from there.
I have used the Flower Fancy Stamp Set to decorate an image which I incorporated on a card, gift box (design from Papertrey) and book mark. Iused only the background stamps of the large flower, the small flower, large and small leaves. The colours are Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Mustard for the flower centres and highlighted the flowers with Regal Rose and Ruby Red with a dash of Sage Shadow on the leaves. I threw in a bit of ripped So Safron Cardstock on the corners with ripped velum at the back to finish off the cardfront. The words are from the Sale a Bration Set "Whimsical Words". I started by stamping the flower image with Versamark Ink and using my daubers, gradually built on the colours starting with the lighter colours first. I then used a cotton bud to dab the darker colour onto the flower edges to give depth and create shadows. I will be holding this class again on February 19th if anyone is interested. Simply contact me here to RSVP.

Happy Daubing


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