Posts Tagged ‘gorgeous grunge’

Retiring Traveler

April 26, 2017

Another previously unposted card from last year with a couple of retiring stamp sets – Traveler and Gorgeous Grunge. I’ve used these sets together frequently for male cards and this was a very quick and easy card.

Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Cajun Craze
Stamp Pads: Stazon – Black, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Traveler, Gorgeous Grunge
Other: “C” clear block


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.

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:

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

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

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.

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

Painted Petals & Butterfly Basics – Convention Swaps

May 25, 2015

I really enjoyed going to Convention at the Gold Coast at the beginning of this month. Life had been rather hectic and I only decided a few days before that I’d make some cards for swaps, so I didn’t want to choose anything too complicated to make. I decided on a variation of the fold over window card I’d made for a class, but used a couple of different stamps sets and different colours – they really didn’t take too long to make and because of the different stamps and colours I didn’t get bored with them like I sometimes have in previous years! I only had time to make 35, but it was the perfect number, and I received some lovely card swaps in return.

I made several of these (I had to get creative with two different orientations because I thought I had run out of Crumb Cake card – I found the whole pack I thought I’d ordered after I’d finished them!):

Card: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Stamp Pads: Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge
Other: Circles Framelits

I used the beautiful Painted Petals stamps for my other swaps, in various colours:

(These were actually done with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry markers, but must have picked up some of the red stain on the stamps, because they came out this rather pretty apricot shade!)

Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant/Perfect Plum/Blackberry Bliss/Daffodil Delight
Stamp Pads: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant/Rich Razzleberry/Soft Suede
Stamps: Painted Petals, Butterfly Basics
Other: Framelits – Circles Collection, Stampin’ Write markers – Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum & Elegant Eggplant/Rich Razzleberry & Blackberry Bliss/Daffodil Delight & Crushed Curry

Various other colour combinations with the Painted Petals stamp:

Card: Whisper White, Real Red/Pool Party/Crumb Cake/Sahara Sand
Stamp Pads: Crumb Cake/Sahara Sand/Pool Party
Stamps: Painted Petals, Butterfly Basics/Wetlands
Other: Framelits – Circles Collection, Stampin’ Write markers – Pear Pizzazz, Real Red & Cherry Cobbler

Card: Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Soft Sky/Crumb Cake
Stamp Pads: Melon Mambo/Pool Party
Stamps: Painted Petals, Butterfly Basics/Wetlands/Itty Bitty Banners
Other: Framelits – Circles/Ovals Collection, Stampin’ Write markers – Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride & Melon Mambo

Hearts a Flutter

August 27, 2013

I love the new In Colours and the lovely ruffle trim! This was one of the cards at my annual catalogue launch last month.

Card: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloup, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive
Stamp Pads: Summer Starfruit, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Sketched Birthday
Punches: Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty Shapes, 1/8″ Circle (retired)
Other: Framelits – Hearts a Flutter, Bitty Banners, 3/8″ stretch ruffle trim – Coastal Cabana, basic rhinestone, dimensionals