Tuesday, 8 February 2011

It’s all about the Garden…

Well I don’t know about you, but I love the garden when it’s in bloom.  All the beautiful spring &  summer flowers that we have!  Unfortunately though Spring and Summer are still a way off, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have flowers!
I love this card!  It’s made using the beautiful Cottage Garden Stamp set (Page 53 IB&C 2010-2011) and the coordinating Designer Series Papers Sunny Garden.
Cottage Garden 1
The Cottage Garden Stamp set is a Two-Step stampin’ set, and should be used in conjunction with the Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure that the dark outlines for the flowers sit perfect to the lighter background colour on the flowers.  Only I couldn’t put my hands on mine while making this card, but to be honest, I quite like the bit of white showing through. 
I stamped the greeting on another piece of DSP and punched it out using the Extra Large Oval punch (No 17, Page 105 IB&C 2010-2011).  I love the versatility of the DSP.
A touch of Gold Elastic Cord (Page 96 IB&C 2010-2011) and there you go, a little bit of  Summer Garden.
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Elaine x

Friday, 4 February 2011

The Color Throwdown

One of the pages I follow on Face book is The Color Throw down. I also pop onto their blog now and again to see what is their latest colour challenge.

Well for once I had a little bit of time to actually make something with the colours that they “threw down”.

As soon as I saw the colours I just knew that I had the perfect stamp set for it. Growing Green.

This is such a simple pretty stamp set. So there I was all set up in front of the TV with my selection of colours matching inks & ribbon and created these.

I just loved using the paper crimper on the second one(P 107 in the Idea Book & Catalogue 2010-2011). It’s just seems to make the project “Pop” right out at you.

I hope you like these creatuions.  If you would like to order any of the items used in these projects please do get in touch.

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Elaine x

Thursday, 3 February 2011

One for the Men, Sale-a-Bration Style


Well I don’t know about you but I often find it hard to make a men's card.  Not because Stampin’ Up! hasn’t got anything for the men, but just because there are so many pretty colours, ribbons, bling…Did I say ribbon?

So I set myself a goal to produce a men's card that incorporated ribbon and a little bit of bling! 

And here it is…..


HAppy Birthday SAb Punch Bunch

I used Marina Mist ink for the Scallop Square from the Punch Bunch SAB set, and punched it out with the Scallop Square Punch – I just love our punches!

The cardstock is Marina Mist, Whisper White and Certainly Celery.  I added Certainly Celery 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon across the centre of the Marina Mist piece of card and wrapped the ends around the back to neaten off the edges.  I think flat strips of ribbon or a knot of ribbon does work well on a  card for a man rather than ruffles or bows.

Using the Corner Rounder punch (No 41 Page 106 IB&C 2010-2011) i rounded off 3 out of the 4 corners on all of my cardstock.  And in the bottom right hand corner just a small touch of Bling from the Rhinestone Jewels (Page 99 IB&C 2010-2011).

So there you have it, a mans card with ribbon & bling!

Don’t forget you can get hold of any of the products that I have used here through me.  Contact me at anytime to place your order.

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Elaine x