Thursday, October 31, 2013

and Vintage again!


This is my smaller version of the vintage thank you card I made recently - so it share many of the same features, but on a smaller scale.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lacey Christmas


I've been doing a lot of vintage in the last few days, and obviously it has rubbed off onto all my projects!!  This is a Christmas card but it does look like you could replace that greeting with any number of others.  Once again my colours are Raspberry Ripple and Smoky Slate, with some vanilla and white.  


I love how this looks, what do you think?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Vintage Sparkle


I love this combination of sparkle and neutral colours mixed with some tearing and distressing!  I have CASED this layout from a beautiful work by Kim Assaly, with a few changes for the supplies that I own!



The title embellishment uses one of the Expressions thinlits cut from champagne shimmer paper, and mounted into the centre of an embossed designer label and surrounded by some lovely crumb cake seam binding.


The title I have stamped using Morning Post which is stamped over the top of En Francaise and then punched with the artisan label punch, sponged and threaded together with our lovely Victoria Lace ribbon.


This is a lovely little detail in the top corner featuring a piece of the Core-dinations Early Espresso underneath some torn vanilla stamped with En Francaise.  


The bottom corner also features some more stamped En Francaise at the bottom of the side banner.





Monday, October 28, 2013

Vintage Thank You


I was asked to create a large Thank You that was "delicate and beautiful", and I hope this is achieved with this lovely card.  


This stamp set - Million and One is absolutely beautiful and one of my favourites- so it was perfect for my card!  I framed the greeting with a labels framelit, and then an oval framelit out of the Raspberry Ripple.  This was then mounted onto a panel embossed with the Pretty Print embossing folder.

The other stamp set used on the card front, the inside, and also on the envelope is Everything Eleanor - and I find myself reaching regularly for this stamp set when I want an elegant look.   The swirl and the floral motifs are really lovely.  After I stamped the flowers in the Raspberry Ripple, I then used an aqua painter to gently bleed the ink to 'colour in' the flowers - this gives them a lovely look of depth and is really quick and simple.


My other embellishments include using a paper doily, some silver ribbon, a vintage faceted button, and some striped smoky slate ribbon.


All of the supplies for this card are able to be purchased easily online if you click the shop now button on the sidebar.  

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A photo gift folder


This is a lovely gift idea using 4 envelopes all put together and folded in a concertina - and into each envelope/pocket is a photo on a card.



I have used Gingham Garden DSP for covering this folder, and then stamped with Forever with You.
Forever with You


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Watercolouring Poinsettia


In my love of watercolouring I have had a great time painting this lovely flower.  It looks sooooo lifelike!!!


Friday, October 25, 2013

Gift giving.


I have made a lovely gift to give which uses one of our fantastic gift boxes which I've decorated with ribbon and flags with a cute flower. 
Tag a Bag Gift Boxes


Inside the gift box are 4 little gift cards and coordinating envelopes - I've stamped them using Flower Shop, Perfectly Penned with Viola's Lace on the edges.


The envelopes are made from Modern Medley DSP.


I've enjoyed this little ensemble so much that I've made another coordinating gift bag with the same floral motif stamped onto Ex Libris
Ex Libris


and then some gorgeous book marks in the same colour scheme and stamped with Viola's Lace, Flower Shop and Trust God stamp sets.




Thursday, October 24, 2013

Best of Christmas Flip Card


And on the theme of Flip cards - here is a lovely card featuring the Holy Family from the Best of Christmas stamp set, 

Best of Christmas Clear-mount Stamp Set


and the words from O Holy Night stamped down the side, and then highlighted for my greeting. 
O Holy Night Clear-mount Stamp Set



I've also used the lovely words from Oh Holy Night for my envelope liner with the coordinating envelopes.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christmas Flip Cards


These are fun!  This is a little cutie - a Christmas Flip card using Colour me Christmas stamp set - so I got to do some fun watercolouring too!!

Color Me Christmas Clear-mount Stamp Set


And when you open the card it flips over to the greeting which comes from the hostess stamp set - Warmth and Wonder 
Warmth & Wonder Clear-mount Stamp Set


The paper to embellish the front is from Birthday Basics
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Flip Cards!!


 We have a new product that is so fun and exciting!!  


Circle card Thinlits Die     Label Card Thinlits Die

and this is my first go at using these fabulous new thinlits - I have used the Stampin' Up! idea as my stimulus so you can see lots of similarities.....  what do you think?  

I have used some Coastal Cabana patterned paper, and then some Bemuda Bay and Island Indigo for the arrows.  I have stamped in silver ink with an image from By the Tide for the background image.


The coolest thing about these cards is that when you open the card, it flips over and you see another image!  I have put the die cut "hi" from the front panel onto the flip side!!



I have also made a little envelope to coordinate with the card using ANOTHER new toy - the Envelope Punch Board - which is fun to use and makes making envelopes a breeze!!










Even MORE Pretty Packaging


These tags are to go on a "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE"  - what a great idea from Maree - our coordinator for the sweet shack!!  They coordinate with a rolled piece of parchment which I have sponged and aged to look old with some script stamping and the anchor image in the corner.  Sadly, I forgot to take a photo of the scroll.  


Monday, October 21, 2013

More Pretty Packaging


This is a great idea for the Beach Theme fete packaging - we have some beach survival kits of "lifesavers", noodle swimming aids etc etc, and these are the tags to put on the bucket - don't they look great!!



These little cuties are for some more fishy sweets - the kids wont be able to resist!!!  This image is the stamp set Fishin' Around!!


Green and Gold Patriotic Colours

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