Thursday, April 7, 2016

This card is for my Great Nephew Karmichael.  The stamps are not all Stampin' Up! but the cardstock and inks are and so is the lettering for his name and of course the large number 3 is a Stampin' Up! Die.    I just love, love, love the Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Framelit Dies and co-ordinating stamps called Number of Years, although I have only used the dies in this instance.   I have used them on so many birthday cards and hope they never ever retire!  I used Back To Basics for his name.   The nautical stamp set used I found at a little craft store in their sale bin.  It was so cheap and I have made a few cute little cards from it.    I used a scrap of retired Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper for the main sail and coloured in the boats with my Stamp Write Markers and did a little water colouring using my Aqua Painter.  Colours used are Night of Navy, Real Red, Marina Mist, Crushed Curry and then Pool Party for the water.

Our Weekly deals are going on April 19th!!  After that Stampin' Up! will do some specials periodically instead of weekly.  Keep an eye on my Online Store for any specials  here and simply click on the shop now button.

Hope he likes his card!

Until next time


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hello, what a beautiful Autumn day it is here in Mornington!

I know it's spring on the other side of the world but our day might just match yours today.

A dear friend had a little girl recently so I thought I would share the card I made for her new baby Alice.

I love dots and this is quite evident here!

The background in Blushing Bride cardstock has been embossed with Stampin' Up's Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

The coloured dots on the card were done using a sponge dauber and just randomly placed using Blushing Bride, Pretty In Pink (retired) and Pistachio Pudding (retired) You could easily substitue other colours.

The baby growsuit is from the stamp set Made With Love and the butterfly is from Butterfly Basics.  I did the baby's name on the computer and used the RGB codes to colour match the Project.  A few pearls in the centre of the butterfly which was firstly heat embossed in White Embossing Powder.  The tiny heart is also stamped from  Made With Love in Blushing Bride and then gone over in a stamp write marker to add a bit of interest.  The hearts and border of the suit have some Wink Of Stella over them to give a bit of a shimmer.  A couple of Candy Dots in Blushing Bride to finish it off!  This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Ginger Toivonen of gingerstamps. Thanks Ginger!

Until next time!