Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ornament Punch Flowers

Hi guys,

Have you purchased the Ornament Punch? Want to do something more with it then just ornament shapes for your Christmas Cards? Well I have a ripper card to show you using the ornament punch to make a flower. I have also made roses too I'll share them soon. I used the current Just Add Ink colour challenge

Pretty soft tones. Wouldn't usually put these together. I find I don't use Sahara Sand enough and really had fun with it this week. I also slightly modified Makeesha's Inkspiration Sketch to make this card. Here's the sketch...

And here's the card...

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Sahara Sand
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Ornament Punch, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Pinking Heart Border Punch, Tom Bow Glue, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Non SU Button

I didn't want to do to much with it after I made the flower because I didn't want to draw away from the gorgeous-ness of the flower and I felt it did enough for the card already.

To make the flower I punched out 12 ornaments in Blushing Bride and one in Pear Pizzazz. I faux suede-d the pear pizzazz ornament to make two leaves. You could do the same with the flower (only punching 6 and make 12 once faux suede-d). The reason I didn't was I was having trouble with it at first using my bone folder. It works really well with the scallop circles but not the ornaments. The trick with the ornaments is to scrunch and unfold lots of times to help seperate the fibers. Anyway once they were done punching I scrunched them up (very therapeutic). I then punched a circle to adhere them too. I used tom bow and just layered them until I was happy. I then played with the petals to make them sit how I wanted. I added a button to the middle and the leaves at the back and your done. It also looks awesome as a brooch. I will try my darndest to get my ornament rose up soon also.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just Add Blue

Hi Guys,

This month is Depression and Anxiety Awareness Month. This is a great cause and something dear to my heart as I have gone through this myself and I know alot of people who have struggled in these areas. Please go to for further info. Now to celebrate this the Just Add Ink girls have put together a great challenge this week. Just Add Blue and make it a just because card. Ie. Not a birthday, christmas, thank you, etc card a Card for no reason at all. I love that as I keep meaning to make a card like that and always forget. So this was a great opportunity to make something to send to someone for no reason. Here's what I came up with

I love the stamped vines. They turned out fab, I particularly love them because I've used 3 different images from three different sets and they blend in together so well. This card also has a few of my current things i'm in love with... Marina Mist, DSP stack, satin ribbon and rhinestone brads! I hope you like this card as much as me. Now to pop it into the mail for it's unsuspecting recipient!

Stamp Set: Just Believe, Pocket Silhouettes, Great Friend
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Cardstock: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Marina Mist DSP Paper Stack
Accessories: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Pinking Heart border punch, SAMJ

Also I wanted to share some photo's of my gorgeous daughter Riley. She finally after months of frustration and encouragement started walking last Thursday. She is doing so well. Here's a photo of her this morning walking across the lounge room.

Now she has a little dressing up obsession atm. Here's a photo of her in her favourite hat (which I'm not in love with but hey) her glasses case around her neck (they are currently broken again) and a cow puppet in her hand. Shes so cheeky!

Hope you enjoyed everything I had to share with you!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More Pink and More Bling... Sorta

Hi guys,

Just a very quick one tonight as I am very tired after just getting home from an 8hr shift!

Last week we had two deaths occur within two days of each other. So unfortunately I needed sympathy cards. I whipped up this card today and as I was finishing it up I was like if i add a little bling I can sorta enter it in the current Just Add Ink challenge. So I added two rhinestone brads for my bling. Along with the luscious Blushing Bride and I think I just squeezed this one in. What do you think?

Stamp Set: Priceless, Just Because, French Script*
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso Ink pads and markers, Blushing Bride marker
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Accessories: Early Espresso Satin ribbon, Rhinestone Brads - Ice, Dimensionals, SAMJ

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just Add Pink and Bling

Hi guys,

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is all about Pink Ribbon day on 25th October. The challenge is to Just Add Pink and Bling. If ever there was a challenge for me to slip up on, this would be it. I'm not what u would consider a girly girl and pink usually isn't my thing. Since I've joined Stampin Up and also since the birth of my daughter I have been embracing Pink more and more and I must say I am quiet happy with what I came up with!

A family friend is getting married today (Huge congrats to Brodie and Liz) and so I thought I'd use this challenge to make them a wedding card. Here it is...

I apologise for the photo. I must have taken 50 photo's of the card and couldn't get anything I was satisfied with. Any suggestions are welcomed!

I embossed the heart from Always in black embossing powder and then coloured in the flowers with my aqua painter and Melon Mambo ink. I then added the new rhinestones (You have to get some they are divine) to the flower centers. Here's a close up for you and also so you can actually see the sentiment.

Stamp Set: Always
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo Prints DSP from Brights DSP Stack
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Black satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Rhinestones, Hest Tool, Aqua Painter, Black Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking,

Have a great Sunday

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wedding Flowers

Hi guys,

WOW, I've been quiet. I'm so very sorry about that. I do have a great card to share though so I hope you can forgive me. I made this card a few weeks ago for a friend who got eloped and got married. This was to say Congratulations to the happy couple. I made this card using one of Makeesha's sketches from a few weeks back but didn't get this card up in time. I'm pretty sure I had a chest infection at the time. Anyway here's the card I made for them

I made the flower myself out of retired DSP. These are really fun to make. Here is a tutorial for how to make them. Apart from the flower I also faux suede-d the leaves and embossed on the background. Here's a close up so you can see the detail

Stamp Set: Basic Phrases, Baroque Motifs
Ink: Old Olive, Versamark
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Old Olive, Retired DSP
Accessories: Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Linen Thread, Bone Folder, Non SU! Button

Thanks for looking, Have a great day