Monday, March 25, 2013

Amazing friend

The chalkboard technique is huge at the moment. And I can see why. Its fun to do, is easy and creates a really interesting result. It's as easy as embossing an image in white embossing powder on black cardstock, then rubbing over it with some white ink and finishing off with some hand drawn lines in a pastel chalk like colour.
I have mounted mine on primrose petals cord'inations card stock and some tea for two dsp. The stamp set is the Amazing Family from the seasonal mini.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad

One of my favourite Sale-a-bration sets is Feeling Sentimental. I just love the beautiful hand drawn images and the lovely sentiment. I have used the phone box image here, for a card for my dad, whose birthday is today.
The Father stamp is from Amazing Family, a set from the seasonal catalogue.

Remember Sale-a-bration finishes in a few days, and then Feeling Sentimental will no longer be available.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Vintage sweet threads

The Sweet Threads simply sent kits are just fabulous. Everything you need to make quick cards is included in the kit, even the envelopes! I vintagified (I made that word up) it with some sponging,stamping and sanding.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easter Blessings

With Easter only two weeks away its definitely time to send out a few cards. I made this one using the new Easter Blessings stamp in the seasonal catalogue and used my free Sycamore Paper as the colour inspiration.
Sale-a-bration is only on for a another week, and finishes on Friday the 22nd. So sad, I love getting a free gift with every order I place at the moment.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Page 90

When I saw the cute sample card on page 90 of the catalogue I just had to buy the stamp set 'Take Care'. I just had to, there was no choice... I thought what a beautiful baby, easter or get well card it would make. I kindof cased the card in the catty for the stamps initial inking. Its such a fun card to make, and I love the little birds nest.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Easter ideas

I love making things for easter. I love the fact that a small inexpensive egg can look so incredible with just a little bit of added cardboard. These chicks were fast and easy to make and the egg can be removed without breaking open the package. The wings actually keep the front closed, without any adhesive! The eyes are gemstones coloured with a Sharpie.

The new Simply Threads kits are so easy to make up. I love doing the cross stitch in front on the telly while watching The Block (I'm addicted). With the holes already punched for you, it really is easy so you don't have to think too hard. I love that. Sorry about the blurry photo, I have already given the card away, so could not take another one. I must have had the shakes that day!

Last one

My last butterfly card. This one was designed by Angela Parker.
I will be back tomorrow with some Easter designs.