Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary Hunny!

Hi guys,

On Friday the 19th last week me and Karl celebrated our 5 yr anniversary. I can't believe it has been 5 years since that first date. It's amazing how much has happened and it feels like we've known each other all our lives yet it doesn't seem like time has really gone that quickly.

Anyway enough mushy stuff onto the card I made! This is the card I made for our anniversary. I made it back in August on our weekend away and figured I'd give it to Karl whenever it felt like the right time. And due to how busy things have been I never got around to giving it to him so I thought it was still nice enough for an anniversary.

Stamp Set: En Francias, Short and Sweet, Artistic Etchings
Ink: Basic Black, Ridinghood Red, Versamark
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Ridinghood Red
Accessories: Ridinghood red taffeta, Scallop circle punch, hemp twine, Sponge Dauber, Sticky Strip, Ridinghood red button, buttons #5 die

To make the flower I punched out 4 or 5 scallop circles in very vanilla cardstock, scrunched them up then unfolded them. To get the inked effected I simply dropped them randomly in my ink pad until they were to my liking. Went around them with a dauber, played with them til they sat the way i wanted, added some accessories and done. Vintage looking flowers!!!

Looking at this card I can see that my style is always changing. It's such a great thing. There are alot of flaws (en francias going side ways, etc) in this card but I think it all adds to the effect.

Hope you like it too,


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dashing Christmas

Hi guys,

WOWSA! 2 posts in one day! Don't fall over in shock! I'm in the middle of 3 days off so I'm on fire with actually getting some stuff done! I got to participate in another Inkspirations challenge! And they have a new home. You can find them here. I must say I am really happy with this card. I got 'Dasher' al a carte stamp set when the catalogue was released on 1st September and sadly this is the first opportunity I got to use it, Let me tell u your going to be sick of this little guy in a few weeks time! I really love how I have layered him with Season of Joy if I do say so myself. I also used 'Dot, Dot, Dot' for the first time. It was my replacement to 'polka dot' bg that retired in August. I really like 'Dot, Dot, Dot' but am not quite in love with it as much as I was 'polka dot' bg. Anyway you let me know that you think. Here is the sketch to use

And here is my card! Aren't the colours great???

Stamp Sets: Dasher, Season of Joy, Dot, Dot, Dot, Short & Sweet
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: SAMJ (Big time), Dimensionals, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Round Tab Punch

Thanks for looking. I hope you love this card as much as I do!


Just Add Ink #42

Hi guys,

Things have been busy busy busy. Between working fulltime, job interviews and being assessed as foster carers I haven't had anytime to myself. I was fortunate enough to make this card the other week for a demo on distressing and brayering and it just happens to fit in with the JAI challenge this week. Here is the sketch for this week...

And here's the card I made

Stamp Set: Just Believe, French Script BG*
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Versa Mark
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Brayer, Post It Notes, Dimensionals, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Distressing Tool, Bone Folder

This one has to be a quick one today. If you have any questions on how it's made please email me at

Have a good one,