Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi there! I've been super busy leading in to Christmas this year. I have to give such praise to my 3 & 1/2 year old boy and 5 month old girl. I've dragged them to the shops almost every day in the past two weeks, and they've been great. My son just discovered Santa has a naughty or nice list and I'm sure he's just making sure he's on the nice list! And my baby girl is just a dream to go out with. She already love shopping with her mummy ;)
Anyway, my card today is using some new products I recently bought from Simon Says Stamp and My favourite Things. I'm just in love with the little florals. I have made a really cool set of 4 cards with this set that will be in an upcoming magazine. I'll keep you posted! And the 'Happy" die with co-ordinating stamps is versatile. I give out a lot of birthday cards so thought it'd be the first one I try with it. The papers are from an old My Mind's Eye collection.

Stamps: Peaceful Wildflowers (My Favourite Things), Happy Sentiments (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Very vanilla, Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Papers: Sunshine (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima flower, Spotlight buttons, Hemptique Twine, "happy" die (Simon Says stamp), Spellbinders circles, sewing machine

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

TE Graphic Greetings

This is the third card I've made with this Graphic Greetings Birthday stamp from Taylored Expressions. And I'm so excited about a few more from the collection that are on their way to me now! I actually made a 4 of these to give to a local boutique gift store where I sell some of my cards, and they sold them all in 2 days! Teal is one of my favourite colours to work with, especially with a neutral base like black, grey, kraft or white. For this card I used papers from Teresa Collins' Memorabilia collection. I embossed the stamp with white embossing powder on black cardstock and added a layer of vellum and kraft cardstock underneath. The flower is from Prima, a very old collection - tea roses. Probably my all time favourite flower line. And this teal one is my last one :( I'm happy it looks great on this card though!

Stamps: Graphic Greetings Birthday (Taylored Expressions) 
Ink:  -
Cardstock: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin up), vellum
Papers: memorabilia (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Prima flower, Fancy pants button, Stampin Up white thread, Spotlight lace, white embossing powder, heat embossing gun, sewing machine

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thanks - Happy Birthday

This is my first card with a digital stamp! I'm a huge fan of Tiddly Inks and their stamps and when they had a sale recently on their digital stamps I couldn't help but buy a few to try them out! I think I'll always prefer the clear stamps so I can position them where I want, but it certainly won't be the last digital stamp I buy! Printing this little girl out was easy and I loved that I could print her in different sizes! I coloured her with Copics (and please excuse my bad hair colouring!) Originally I had a Thanks sentiment from Tiddly Inks on it aswell, but my mum needed a girl birthday card immediately so I quickly changed it. The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from Verve.  
Stamps: Wryn Spring Bling, and, sentiments (Tiddly inks - digital stamps)
Ink: Canon printer ink, Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: Lavender (My mind's Eye)
Accessories: prima flowers, Spotlight Lace, Stampin Up buttons and white thread, corner rounder, sewing machine, Ellen Hutson doily, spellbinders circle and scallop circle 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Teresa Collins designs the most gorgeous papers. One of my favourite collections of hers is He Said She Said. I'm on my third 6 x 6 paper pad :) I started by stamping some background dots using a Kaisercraft stamp and white craft ink. I added a piece of text paper and distressed the edges and a scalloped circle with half a doily over the top. The banner is cut using the Taylored Expressions Pennant Border die. The gorgeous peach flower is a Prima Tea Rose.
Stamps: Bubble Wrap (Kaisercraft), Wordy Birds (Verve)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), White Craft (Stampin up)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake (Stampin Up)
Papers: He Said She Said (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Prima flower, My Mind's Eye buttons, Taylored Expressions Pennant Border die, Spellbinders petite scallop circle, doily, edge distressor