Saturday, September 27, 2008

Super quick cards

Okay - the thing that took the longest time for these cards was choosing the colours - the top one was a no-brainer - just went with colours from the Stampin' Up! Apple Cider Designer Series Patterned Paper...
This one wasn't too hard either - started with the Night of Navy cardstock and used the "chalk board" technique to dab chalk on a Season of Joy stamp in white craft ink. Then punched it out and punched the middles out of the double layer of cardstock which is actually Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst even though it looks quite blue. The Groovy Guava acted as a bit of a pick me up to give a contrast - love this colour combination! The Priceless word is from the Priceless stamp set in the main idea book and catalogue.
And this one was too easy in terms of making, but I had the devil of a time figuring out colour combos until I found this website: which is an amazing way to get Stampin' Up! colours that go together!! This is Pale Plum with Bravo Burgundy ink using the It's Beautiful wheel from the SU! Spring Mini. It is just a divine wheel and looks so amazing like this on a card. The strip is a Purely Pomegranate scrap I had in lieu of ribbon. The flower is from "One of a Kind" Perfectly Plum cardstock and ink with Perfectly Plum daubed in the centre of the flower (which I think makes it look all fuzzy and so touchable!). Bloom is from "Bloomin' with beauty" my latest indulgence. Some of my ladies used the "for You" from "One of a Kind" instead.
So that's my contributions to the world of stamping for the moment. I need to do a serious tidy-up of my scrap/card space to be able to find everything and have a spot to actually make cards!! Looks like a whirly-whirly has gone to town on it at the moment!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

under a rock

Well, I've been under a rock for some weeks now - life is always busy in September - leaving not much time for blogging, scrapping or card-making! Father's Day followed very quickly by hubby's birthday followed by Caitlyn's birthday make it a busy month. So nothing to show at the moment.

There's a couple of promotions current for Stampin' Up! - one is the Spring Mini Catalogue (last orders by 30 November) and the other is Free Wheelin' where you receive a free matching jumbo wheel with selected stamp sets (finishes 30 September). Check out the Stampin' Up! website for details.