Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Flowers

Hi!

It's so good to be blogging again! I have a card for you that I made for a special friend for her birthday.


I love the Rich Razzleberry/Lucky Limeade colour combination. It works so well with the flowers from the Field Flowers stamp set.


Some more of that yummy International Bazaar DSP on this inside.

So what do you think of my new watermark? I lost my old one on my old computer, so I whipped this one up last night using PhotoShop and some content from the My Digital Studio discs.  Loving having a little taste of MDS, but I can't wait for the whole program to become available.

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm Back!

Hi!

I hope not too many of you have got sick of waiting for me!  Sadly my old computer seems to be unrecoverable but today I got a new computer so it won't be long before I am blogging regularly again.  I lost my 'To Blog' folder on my old computer so I don't have a stash of cards ready to blog, so it may take some time.  Thanks for sticking with me!

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, October 15, 2012

Computer Issues

Hi!

Just popping in to say I may not be posting for a little while. My computer crashed last night and I'm not sure what's going on with it. Hopefully it's all recoverable! I'm writing this post on my iPhone - don't you love technology!!!- but I can't edit my photos well enough without my computer to do any posts. I hope I won't be gone too long as I feel really lost without blogging.

Bye for now,

Tina

Friday, October 12, 2012

Festive Friday #40

Hi!


Yes, it's Festive Friday time again!  This time Nicole has challenged us to use buttons on our creations.  BUT you aren't just allowed to put a button or two on your card, they must be used as a feature on your card.  I decided to make a telescoping card for my project.


Isn't he cute???  I didn't have two black buttons to use as eyes so I used two of the new Vintage Faceted Buttons and backed them with pieces of black cardstock.  Works well, I think!  Here's a closer look at the face.


I used a scrap of Pumpkin Pie for his carrot nose and some Basic Black punchies for his coal mouth.  All these pieces were coated in Crystal Effects for a bit of extra effect.


Here he is part way opened.  I used some more Crystal Effect covered punchies for his coal buttons.  His hands were made with some cropped small star punchies (retired) and some strips of Basik Balck cardstock.  You can see I've lightly sponged some Sahara Sand ink around the edges of each of the circles for a bit of definition.


Finally, here he is fully opened.  The last section is the largest, and is where I'll write my message to the recipient.

Stamps: Curly Cute
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Sliver Glimmer Paper
Other: Circle Cutter, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Pumpkin Pie Brads, Crystal Effects, Punches as listed, Sponge Dauber

I hope you can play along with us at Festive Friday Challenges this week!

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Celebrate Summer Smooches

Hi!

Today  I have for you a very quick and easy girl's card featuring the Summer Smooches DSP.


The DSP is so bright and cheerful you can let it be the star of the show.


The cake was stamped using the Topsy-Turvy Celebration stamp set.  It's a cute, affordable, versatile set that can be used as a cake, a gift or even a crown.


Keeping the cheerfulness going on the inside with more of the DSP!

Stamps: Topsy-Turvy Celebration, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
DSP/Cardstock: Summer Smooches DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Other: Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon (retired), White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, October 8, 2012

Triple Layer Stamping

Hi!

You've probably seen lots of Triple Layer cards on blogs lately - it's quite the rage!  I demonstrated the technique to my stamping ladies a couple of months ago and they were quite amazed at just how easy the technique is.  There's heaps of tutorials out there, so I'm not going to go through it step by step, I'll just show you my card.

 
The card was made using Bravo Burgundy ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I really like the Creative Elements flower stamped in the Burgundy.


The sentiment was stamped on Vellum and then the piece was wrapped around the layers so that there is no visible adhesive on the front.  A good trick with vellum!


Why don't you google triple layer stamping, or triple time stamping?  There's heaps of samples out there to inspire, including some with different sized and oriented layers.  I think I might try one of those next!

Stamps: Creative Elements, Field Flowers
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Vellum

Bye for now,

Tina

Sunday, October 7, 2012

JAI Scrapbooking Challenge #10: Just Add Brights!

Hi!


Here we are again, ready for another Just Add Ink Scrapbooking Challenge.  This month Delys has challenged us to use bright colours in our layouts.  I recently purchased some of Stampin' Up!'s new digital content discs so I decided to make a digital layout today.  The subject of the layout is my son Hudson's recent 5th Birthday party.


I started with a base of Daffodil Delight Polka Dot paper, which was a free download a couple of years ago.  The striped sections were embellishments in the Eventful Year Content Disc, as is the Journalling Box.  I changed the colour of the Journalling Box and the text on the page to match the teal colour in the striped paper.  I'm not sure what SU colour it is, perhaps the old Taken With Teal?

Each of the different elements were added to the page and then had the stroke effect applied to give the white border (except the journalling box), and then given a drop shadow effect.  The text was created in the same way.  If you want more information about how I created any of this layout, just drop me an email.

SU Digital Supplies: Eventful Year Content Disc, New Colour DSP Download
Other: Photoshop CS5

Can't wait to see your bright layouts over at Just Add Ink!

Bye for now,

Tina

Friday, October 5, 2012

Festive Friday #39

Hi!

It's a clash of the Design Teams today!  I'm filling in for a fellow Design Team member at Festive Friday today.  If you're looking for my Just Add Ink card, scroll down to the next post.

 
This week Nicole has given us an inspiration photo to create with.  It's a funny one!
 
 
lol, I actually googled "Stampin' Up Santa bum punch art" for ideas.  I didn't find any Santa bum punch art creations, but I did find a few Easter Bunny bum ideas which I adapted for Santa.  Here's my card.


Does it look like Santa is trying to climb through the card?  I hope so!  Here's a closer look at Santa's bum.


Pretty easy punch art so far, just a 1 3/4" Circle punchie and two of the now retired Small Oval punchies.  Oh, and a teased out cotton ball as the trim on his jacket.  I adhered the cotton using some of our Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. The hole he's crawling through was punched one layer at a time using the 2 1/2" Circle Punch.


Well, I just had to put Santa's head on the inside - it'd look a bit funny if I just had his bum!  To create his head I've used the Ornament punch (beard), Bird Builder (mustache), Owl Builder (eyes, nose and mouth), retired Small Oval (face), Extra Large Oval (hat and trim on hat), 1/2" Circle (hat pom pom).  For his hands I used the retired small oval and the retired Slot punch.  I used my white gel pen to add the twinkle in his eyes.  Santa always needs that twinkle!  Here's a closer look at Santa.


I had a lot of fun making this card.  I hope you have time to play along with us at Festive Friday Challenges using this fun inspiration image.

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Signo White Gel Pen
DSP/Cardstock: Festival Of Prints DSP Stack, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Blushing Bride (retired), Bashful Blue
Other: Lots of punches (I've listed them all in the post!), Mulitpurpose Adhesive Sheets, Cotton Ball (non SU)

Bye for now,

Tina

Just Add Ink #138: Just Add Colour

Hi!

 
Here we are again with another Just Add Ink challenge.  This week Kim has challenged us to use the following colours in our projects.
 

Summer Starfruit seems to be one of those love/hate colours.  Which side of the spectrum are you on?  I'm moving ever closer to the love side after playing with this week's colours.  Here's the card I made for the challenge.


I inked up my Pleasant Poppies stamp for the first time.  It's such a gorgeous stamp.  I also used the new Basic Grey striped satin ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue.  I love that it's double sided - in this case I used the plain side.


I wanted to inject a bit of colour into the main panel so I stamped the poppies a second time onto Summer Starfruit cardstock, fussy cut them and popped them up on dimensionals.

 
I also used the stamp on the inside.  It's such an elegant stamp, perfect for colouring or using as a line image.
 
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, For My Family, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired hostess)
Ink: Basic Grey, Summer Starfruit
DSP/Cardstock: Basic Grey Patterns DSP, Basic Grey, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Basic Grey Striped Satin Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Sponge Dauber
 
Why don't you give this colour combination a whirl?  You might surprise yourself like I did.  See you over at Just Add Ink.
 
Bye for now,
 
Tina

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Two By Two

Hi!

Is colouring stamped images something you enjoy doing? I certainly do, and find it very relaxing.  Last week my 2 eldest children had a friend each to sleep over at our house, and so while they were watching a movie together I sat at the kitchen table with my markers and blender pen and coloured this cute Noah's Ark image.


Isn't it a gorgeous image?  It's the new Two By Two stamp and is found in the Annual Catalogue.  As soon as I saw it I just HAD to have it!  The image sat coloured on my desk for a week before I turned it onto a card.


I used my new Window Frame Framelits to cut out the image and the matt, and also my new paper piercing tools to help create the faux stitching around the image and outside of the card.


Some embossed polka dots on the inside to match the outside.  I don't have anyone to give this card to just yet, so it will just have to wait in my stash for a special occasion.

Stamps: Two By Two, A Word For You
Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, So Saffron, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, White Signo Gel Pen
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper
Other: Big Shot, Window Frames Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Paper Piercer, Mat and Templates, Chocolate Chip Scallop Edge Ribbon, Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cherry Cobbler Tulle Christmas Card

Hi!

I have another Christmas card for you today.  Are your thoughts turning towards Christmas yet?  I have been steadily building up my Christmas card stash over the year, so I'm well prepared in that area.  Wish I could say the same about the rest of my Christmas planning!


This was one of the cards made by the attendees at my recent New Catalogue Launch Party.  Everyone was amazed at how soft the Tulle Ribbon actually is - not all hard and scratchy like we all remember tulle to be!


Using a 2 1/2" Circle punchie of Multipurpose adhesive sheet, we folded the ribbon in half and then gathered it, sticking it to the adhesive punchie as we went.  It makes handling the ribbon to pleat it and then sticking it to the card so much easier!  A same sized punchie of Silver Glimmer Paper hides the adhesive sheet and provides a little 'nest' for the ornament.


Love this stamp for Christmas sentiments!

Stamps: Heart Of Christmas, Ornament Keepsakes
Ink: Gumball Green
DSP/Cardstock: Be Of Good Cheer DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper, Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Cherry Cobbler 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Bye for now,

Tina