Monday, 18 August 2014

Merry Monday #122 - White Christmas Wreath

Hi Stampers,
I am Hosting the Merry Monday Challenge this week and I have chosen Black, Gold and Silver for you to play along with. I love using these colours to decorate my Dinner Table, such a stunning and elegant combination.
Stamps: S/U's Sassy Salutations
Card and Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver and Gold Foil Card
Ink: Versamark,
Finishing Touches: Shiny Gold, Silver and Black Pearls, 1/8" Silver Ribbon
Cool Tools: Embossing Buddy, Silver E/Powder, Heat Tool, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fiskars Handheld Heart and Star Punches, Big Shot, MFT Fishtail Flags Dies, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder,  Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dimensionals
Have you started your Christmas cards yet?...just over 18 weeks to Christmas Day! Hope you will join us this week.  Please check out the rest of the Design Team's fabulous cards for some inspiration.
Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Merry Monday #121 - Pinecones and Plaid Ribbon

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's card is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and Wendy is challenging us to use Pinecones, Greens and Plaid Ribbon.  I used the Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Dies to frame the layers of the card, stamped the Pinecones and cut out the Merry Christmas with the Big Shot.  I painted the Merry Christmas negative space with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, unfortunately not easy to photograph, really pretty though.  The Pinecones were filled in with a White Gel Pen and the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Stamps: S/U's Fantastic Foliage
Card and Papers: Very Vanilla, Garden Green
Ink: Garden Green, Soft Suede
Finishing Touches: Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Plaid Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Mama Elephant Femme Frames Dies, Dees Distinctively Merry Christmas Small Die, Dble Sided Tape, Sticky Strip
Thanks for dropping by today.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Online Card Classes - Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 2 - Love

Hi there,
Today's card is another Reverse Background Stamp Design, Demonstrated by the very talented Jennifer McGuire, I love the look of this stunning technique of Perfect Pearls on Black card.  I designed this Forever Red Perfect Pearls card for today, but the Gold and Multi coloured pieces I made are so dramatic and I still need to design a card around them.  I followed Jennifer's tip on finishing off the Word die cut using Clear Embossing Powder instead of Crystal Effects, a much easier and quicker way to make it shine.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Online Card Classes - Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 1 - Happy Birthday

Hello Friends,
Today I have joined the Online Card Classes - Stretch Your Stamps 2.  This is my version of a card that I loved from Shari Carroll's Demonstration on Day 1 using a Reverse Background Stamp. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pads, Antique Photo, Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive on Tim Holtz Watercolour card. The stamping is second generation and so soft and pretty.   I cut my piece into 1" Squares and mounted them with Dimesnionals.  The Happy Die cut and Birthday Stamp is from WPlus 9's Whole Lotta Happy Stamp Set.  I used the left over stamped squares on the inside of my card.
This is the result of my first stamping off for these two pieces and it was my third attempt, not quite enough water on the left hand side and the colour is a lot more vibrant.  There is a fine line between success and being okay and a lot of experimenting in between.  I enjoyed the process!! 

Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Merry Monday #120 - Starry, Starry Night

Hello Stampers,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and Nina is Challenging us to use Ski's, Skate's or a Sled on our cards.

Stamps: Purple Onion Designs - Stacey Yacula Sled, Filbert (Penguin), Icicle (Polar Bear)
Card and Papers: Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink
Markers: Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, Smokey Slate, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel
Finishing Touches: Wendy Vecchi Silver Embossing Paste, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Memory Box Country Landscape Die, Simon Says Stamps Falling Stars Stencil, Stanp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for visiting today.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Pat Carr's Annual Stamp Camp April 2014 - Birthday and Anniversary Book

Dear Friends,
Today's project is a handy Birthday and Anniversary Book enclosed in an inexpensive Photo Album.  It is small enough to carry around in your handbag. To make the pages you can use any supplies you have on hand and vary the stamping to suit the Birthday's or Anniversaries that come up in each month.  The colours for the stamping were co-ordinated to match and compliment the Designer Papers. Pat designed and created the template on her computer, at the front of the Book we have the Anniversaries and what they represent and the Birthstones and Flowers for each month for easy reference. Enjoy!


Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Happy 60th LeAnne!

Hello Friends,
Today we are changing the format of Merry Monday's Christmas Challenges so we can help LeAnne celebrate her 60th Birthday with a Surprise Birthday Hop. I hope you will join us in wishing LeAnne a wonderful day filled with much happiness and lots of lovely Birthday surprises.  You should have arrived from Karren Johnson's Blog.

Stamps: S/U's Bloom With Hope, Memorable Moments, Morning Post Numbers, Karen Foster Mini Snap Stamps
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Watercolour Wonder DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Finishing Touches: White Gel Pen, Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Square Lattice E/Folder, Sizzix Lattice Die, Sizzix Window Frames Framelits, Deco Labels Framelits, Aqua Painter, Martha Stewart Modern Garland Border Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots
Now to continue on with the hop you're off to visit Deanne Kay's blog.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pat Carr's Annual Stamp Camp April 2014 - Animals in the Forest

Hi Friends,
Today's card was created by Andrea Buckland as a Workshop project for Pat's Camp.  I think it's fabulous, such fun and I love the shape of the box and the cute animals hiding in the grass.

Stamps: S/U's Life in the Forest, Bring on the Cake
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Pear Pizzazz, DSP Patterns Stack, Subtles Collection, Acetate
Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Grey, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, White Gel Pen
Cool Tools: Fringe Scissors, Aqua Painter, Scallop Circle Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Sticky Strip
Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Merry Monday #118 - Button Christmas Tree

Welcome to a new week at Merry Monday and it's time for a new challenge.  Lori is challenging us to use Ribbon and Buttons on our card. This a fantastic challenge to use up some of those buttons stashed away in your cupboards, I know I have far too many.  I used a Clear button for the trunk of the tree and covered it with Washi Tape. I cut out the triangle shape for the tree and then covered it with buttons that I had threaded twine though or added a crystal in the centre. A good project to do with your children or grand kids and relatively easy to do.

Stamps: S/U's Party Punch for Sentiment
Card and Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Foil, DSP Simply Scrappin' Kit Wish
Ink: Real Red
Finishing Touches: Various Buttons, Crystals, Strawberry Red Bakers Lustre Twine, Key Lime Baker's Lustre Twine, Washi Tape
Cool Tools: 1" Circle Punch, Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Glue
Don't forget to check out what the other Design Team Members have created for some inspiration and get started on those Christmas cards, less than 24 weeks to Christmas.
Thanks for calling in today.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Pat Carr's Annual Stamp Camp April 2014 - Delveen's Present

Hello Friends,
I have been going to "Avalon" in Toodyay for Pat's Camp for a few years now and Pat has expressed the desire for all of us to create something for the owners Delveen and Peter Wakefield in previous years.  Delveen is into Patchwork and has a lot of  camps booked for the Homestead and most of their clientele is Workshop related.  Others that have stayed have made items that Delveen displays around the building.  This Shadow Box with the Inchies is our contribution for 2014, those that attended each made an Inchie and Pat put it together.

Delveen and Pat
The main colour combination of Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla and  Marina Mist where used with a variety of supplies to numerous to mention. My Inchie is the Butterfly on the Bottom Left of the close up picture unframed.  I think the Shadow Box turned out really lovely and I can't wait to see where Delveen has hung it in the building.
Thanks for visiting today.