Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
My stock of baby cards at the Tourist centre is really low so I should be making more but I keep wanting to try out different things. I had seen the SCS tutorial on Trifold pocket cards, printed it out even but hadn't done anything, until that is I saw Jean's card.
Using SU Outlaw ds papers, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel and Natual Ivory cardstock I concocted this card. I say concocted because it didn't start off with any cardstock at all. That was sort of all added as after thoughts as were the eyelets, punchings and hemp twine. The only stamping on the card is on the insert using a Saleabration set called Lots of Thoughts. The colour of the eyelets is Creamy Caramel and the Hemp Twine is Natural.
Thanks for looking. By the way if anyone wants to take this damm fluey bug and bronchitis off me, they are quite welcome to it.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and River Rock are the card stock colours with choc chip and old olive inks and markers.
The baby girl pocket card is using a retired set, a New Little Someone. I chalked the rabbit and used pretty in pink and barely banana colours with whisper white. The round baby stamp is out of a new set called Lovely Labels.
I took these photos outside in the hope that they would be clearer with natural light but I don't know. Think I need to accept the fact, that I can't take photos.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I love the new Stampin' Up in colours and wanted to use Wild Wasabi, so looked up my chart that tells me what colours look good with the In Colours and away I went. Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Groovy Guava and Choc Chip. The So Saffron which is in the middle of the flower you can't see 'cause I was a bit heavy handed with the crystal effects and diamond dust. The Choc Chip didn't get used. Baroque Motifs is the stamp set I used as well as the Scallop punch and the 1 3/8" circle punch. It hasn't turned out too badly.
Think I'll make another one, a bit differently this time trying to use all the four colours and see how that goes.
Thanks for looking.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Firstly I made With Heartfelt Sympathy. I feel it's turned out really well. I like it anyway. lol
Then by changing the sizes of the different elements I came up with a sketch that's the same but different if you know what I mean.
Happy Birthday was the next one and here I used an idea I saw in the last SU Mini catalogue..stamping the French Flair background straight onto the floral designer paper. Gorgeous. Even though you can't see much, it does add to the background I reckon.
Sending You a Little Something was the last one I made. This one is for my son's Great Grandmother's birthday so wanted the colours to be a bit more muted and soft but still have that touch of choc chip and close to cocoa on the card. Even if I do say so myself, I love all three cards.
Stampin' Up products as below -
Cardstock - Close to cocoa, Certainly celery, Pale plum, Perfect plum, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Papers - Enchante
Ink - Close to Cocoa, Certainly celery
Ribbon - Choc Chip
Stamps - French Flair background, Stem Silhouettes, Curvy Verses, Happy Everything, Close as a Memory
Brads - some I had in my stash.
Thanks for looking.
I'm really not sure about this card, but hey it's done. Cardstock is SU, garden green, creamy caramel, lovely lilac and almost amethyst. I used what colours I thought went best with my serviette pic. Actually the card is growing on me.
Stamps - Scratched grid from CHF, SU script, Flexible everyday phrases, weathered.
I am absolutely happy with this one. Used my colour coach to get this combination - old olive, not quite navy, creamy caramel, lavender lace and so saffron. I picked the original colour from my lavender serviette and then went from there.
Stamps - SU script, curvy verses.
Best of all, I've finished my cardstock filing system. All is up to date until my new goodies arrive(in colour cardstock). Full filing cabinet drawer is the first pic. The other pictures show how I've labeled each colour. I've got them separated into each colour family too. Believe it or not, I really enjoyed setting this up.
.Hope you can see the actual names ok. I cut them out of the old catalogue which was had it anyway. Have since had my good copy of the old catalogue bound with a spiral, and the current one done too.They now open flat when I want them for referral.
This next pic shows the last lot of SU goodies that I received. I'm now waiting on the order with all the stash from the new 2008-2009 catalogue to arrive.This is a RAK I received from another member of Karen's SU team, Judy. She's used Roses in Winter set, which is now retired.