Up & Away Watercolor Wash

April 24, 2017

Another of the sets from the Occasions catalogue and another easy card:

 photo Up amp Away Watercolor Wash Bermuda Bay_zpsy5itzcxd.jpg

Card: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Gold foil
Stamp Pads: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Watercolor Wash, Lift Me Up
Other: Up & Away thinlits

Retiring Botanical Builder

April 23, 2017

There are always a few favourites I’m sad to see go when the retirement list is announced, though there are always others to take their place when the new catalogue comes out! Botanical Builder framelits have certainly been a favourite of mine, so I thought I’d post some of the cards I’d made with them over the last year but which I hadn’t posted to my blog.

 photo Pauline - Botanical Builder Matchbox Card Blushing Bride Mossy Meadow Old Olive Soft Sky Soft Suede_zpsywhcdefh.jpg

Card: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Stamp Pads: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Pool Party
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (also retiring), Sincere Salutations (retired)
Framelits: Botanical Builder
Thinlits: Rose Garden
Embossing Folders: Elegant Dots (also retiring)
Other: dimensionals, Rhinestones

A shadow box I made for a gift:

Botanical Builder Shadow Box photo Shadow Box - Botanical Builder framelits Pink Pirouette Calypso Coral Cherry Cobbler Daff Delight Crushed Curry Black Mossy _zpsiax4sdsw.jpg

Card: Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Black, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (also retiring)
Other: Botanical Builder framelits

Botanical Builder & Boho Chic 40th Birthday photo Steph - Botanical Builder Striped Scallop Lots of Labels Pink Pirouette Vanilla Crumb Cake Old Olive Blushing Bride 01_zps8wei9egz.jpg

Card: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Stamp Pads: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Stamps: Timeless Textures, Papillon Potpourri (also retiring)
Framelits: Lots of Labels (retired), Botanical Builder
Thinlits: Striped Scallop (retired)
Embossing Folders: Boho Chic (also retiring)
Punches: Bitty Butterfly (also retiring)
Other: dimensionals, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlits (retired), sponge daubers, Wink of Stella – clear

 photo Botanical Builder Botanical Gardens DSP Banner diesCrushed Curry Cajun Craze black_zpsojjdnln6.jpg

Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Botanical Gardens DSP (retired)
Stamp Pads: Cajun Craze
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners (retired)
Framelits: Botanical Builder, Banner (also retiring), Bitty Banners (retired)
Other: tape or glue, sponge

Special Reason Birthday Wishes

April 22, 2017

Another class card, this stamp set and the matching dies are also on the retiring list, along with the retiring In Color Watermelon Wonder – I’ll miss this one a little, though the new In Colors look lovely.

Special Reason (Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake) photo Special Reason Watermelon Wonder Calypso Coral Daffodil Delight Old Olive_zpsdzamdlq6.jpg

Card: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamp Pads: Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Special Reason, Gorgeous Grunge, Avant Garden (SAB)
Other: Stylish Stems framelits, Balloon Pop-Up thinlits

Detailed Dragonfly on Blooms & Bliss

April 22, 2017

We started the year with some easy cards for the class, and some lovely new stamps and dies from the Occasions catalogue. While I love making Christmas cards, every year I think I’ll have all mine made early; I’ll get off to a good start but then something will put me behind and it’s a race to get them all done in time. So it’s always great to have some new stamps to play with after the stress of Christmas!

I’d been looking forward to using the Dragonfly bundle since I got it after On Stage in November:

Detailed Dragonfly on Blooms & Bliss photo Detailed Dragonfly on Blooms amp Bliss DSP Island Indigo_zps6l6n1laj.jpg

Card: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver glimmer paper, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Stamp Pads: Island Indigo
Stamps: Gift of Love
Other: Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, Bunch of Banners framelits

I’m back again at last!

April 22, 2017

Well, my year got off to a bad start and my blog had to go on the back burner again! I’ve been trying to catch up ever since, but with taking my parents to their various medical and other appointments on at least a weekly basis as well as their weekly shop, I have just been lacking both time and energy. I have been able to continue holding my monthly card classes and have finally caught up (for the moment anyway!) taking and loading some photos.

I really hope to manage weekly posts – we’ll just have to see whether my Mum and Dad co-operate, lol!

Pretty Pines & Holly

November 29, 2016

This was another class Christmas card, having fun with the Pretty Pines thinlits. I didn’t realise I had forgotten to order some more of the lovely gold foil sheets (I’d obviously used up more than I realised!) so I had to improvise and just use a little on opposite corners of the card – I think it added just enough of an accent.

Pretty Pines & Holly (Tags & Labels, Real Red, White, Gold foil, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede) photo Pretty Pines amp Holly Hang Your Stocking Real Red Crumb Cake Soft SUede Garden Green gold foil_zpsm3syojyp.jpg

Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Gold foil, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Garden Green
Stamp Pads: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Hang Your Stocking
Other: Pretty Pines thinlits, Tags & Labels framelits, Holly embossing folder

Delicate Ornaments & Holly

November 28, 2016

Three Christmas cards I made recently:

The basic card:

 photo Delicate Ornaments amp Holly Real Red White_zpseidxgtem.jpg

Card: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Real Red
Stamps: Embellished Ornaments, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Classic Label punch, Delicate Ornaments & Pretty Pines thinlits, Holly embossing folder, basic rhinestone

The basic card stepped up – I did this card with a lovely group of ladies last week::

 photo Delicate Ornaments amp Holly Real Red White Red foil Gold glimmer Candy Cane Lane DSP_zpsizjercu5.jpg

Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Red foil (retired), Gold glimmer paper, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Stamp Pads: Real Red
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Classic Label punch, Delicate Ornaments thinlits, Holly embossing folder, gold cord (retired), glue dot

and stepped up a little further again

 photo Delicate Ornaments amp Holly Real Red White Red foil Gold glimmer Candy Cane Lane DSP Merry Medley Pretty Pines Classic Labe_zps1olml1s8.jpg

Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Red foil (retired), Gold glimmer paper, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Stamp Pads: Real Red
Stamps: Merry Medley, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Classic Label punch, Delicate Ornaments thinlits, Bunch of Banners framelits, Holly embossing folder, gold cord (retired), glue dot

Butterfly Basics Watercolor Wash

November 25, 2016

Another of this month’s class cards, this card is a CASE of one of the swaps I received at On Stage Live earlier in the month, made by Ariana Brinkmeyer. I mostly just changed the colours.

Butterfly Basics, Watercolour Wash (Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride) photo Butterfly Basics Watercolor Wash Blushing Bride Sweet Sugarplum_zpszchsgwvu.jpg

Card: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Memento – Black
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Watercolour Wash
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Project Life Corner punch, Wink of Stella – clear, basic rhinestones, spritzer

More Rose Garden

November 24, 2016

Another couple of cards using the very pretty Rose Garden thinlits – remember the dies are 30% off till 28th November for the Online Extravaganza. Firstly another inlaid die card:

 photo Rose Garden Inlaid die Crumb Cake Real Red or Melon Mambo_zpshutvvhrb.jpg

Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red
Stamp Pads: Whisper White craft
Stamps: Bloom with Hope (retired)

and:

 photo Rose Garden Sponged die-cut Vanilla Calpso Coral Daffodil delight Pear Pizzazz Old Olive_zpsel1vhri2.jpg

Card: Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Stamps: Sky’s the Limit (SAB – now retired)
Other: Rose Garden thinlits, sponges

Rose Garden, Rose Wonder Cards

November 23, 2016

I made this card for a friend’s birthday earlier in the year. The Rose Garden thinlits are beautiful and I have used them rather a lot through the year. They are currently discounted 30% for Online Extravaganza – a wonderful deal!

 photo Rose Wonder Rose Garden thinlits Daffodil Delight Blushing Bride poss Old Olive_zpshbxd93hy.jpg

Card: Old Olive, Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla
Stamp Pads: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Rose Wonder
Other: Rose Garden thinlits, aqua painter

An inlaid die card I made using the Rose Garden dies:

 photo Rose Garden Elegant Eggplant Perfect Plum watercolour_zpsmhq7rzor.jpg

Card: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Rose Garden thinlits, Word Window punch (now retired)