Tuesday, October 31, 2006

How dopey am I?

Guess who forgot her anniversary? Yep, that would be me. How can you forget when your anniversary is Halloween, lol!
So this is what I came up with for DH in a rush as I only had an hour and if you know me you will know an hour to make a card is a superfast.
So I'll make his favorite sausage and mash and lucky he left at 5am this morning, so he doesn't know I didn't make it til this afternoon, unless he checks my blog!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Winter Wonderland

I made this today for the challenge on Splitcoast. It was to use letters as a background. I think it turned out to be quite cute.
The background says Winter Wonderland done with A Muse polka dot alphabet and the snow globe is a stamp from Stampendous, how cute is that snowman?
I won it from ebay and I consider that if you win something from ebay, you don't consider that buying something, you consider it winning! lol!
I have a really busy week this week, lots going on! I'll try to get back soon!
Feeling sorry for myself because my little horror of a son has given me his cold! So I have a cold, cough, can't stop sneezing, my nose is red and crusty and my back hurts from coughing, other than that I'm fine, lol!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

What else have I done this weekend

I needed to make some scrapbook pages and altered items to add to my portfolio, so this is what I came up with. Neither are amazingly fantastic, but they are OK!
The page is called my big passion and is about Luke and Rob.
The tin is one I will probably give to my mum for Christmas! Now I just need to make the cards to go in the tin, lol!

Stamp Shack Haunted Nite

I had my challenge yesterday on Stamp Shack to make a Halloween card using non-Halloween stamps, as I don't have any Halloween stamps really.
In the Uk we don't send Halloween cards, so although I love Halloween stamps I would never use them.
This is a card I saw on Splitcoast and loved, so I CASED it!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I've been a busy little bee

You can tell that Luke is on holiday, I always get more done because I get to lie in! Yep, I love my pit!

This is a card I made for the color challenge on Splitcoast this week. I never would have thought to put these colors together, but I love them. I might try something completely different in these colors.
I have made a few other cards but they are for classes or for stamp shack.
If you have time pop into Stamp Shack over the weekend we are having a Halloween nite from 7-12 Saturday and Sunday EST, that will be a killer of midnight-5am for me! The website is on the right.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What is up with me?

I swear Rob is putting something inside my diet pepsi! I don't do bold brights! I am terrified of bold colors and now I have made 2 completely lairy cards in 3 days! lol!
This card just makes me fall about laughing, it is in such bad taste. It is based around the paper, which is Chi Chi by Fancy Pants, now how cool a name is that for a scrapbooking company.
The cat and the hat are stamped and then colored in with markers and the hat is then raised on dimensionals (foam dots).
The photo turns are made with a Quickutz.
The whole card opens both ways, it opens first to the left and then to the right. It is the card sketch this week for Splitcoaststampers.
I have no idea who I am going to send it to, or for what reason, but it makes me smile! I love the "Hats All Folks" sentiment, it finishes off the card so well.
If you are ever going to buy just one thing in your life, it should be Karen Foster snap stamps, they are just awesome for stamping any phrase you want to, like mine!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hold onto your braces

I've made an elegant card. It doesn't happen very often. I made it for a challenge on www.stamp-shack.com to make a card using an aquapainter/blender pen.
I love how this turned out, I just love autumn colors, the leaves turning on the trees! It is a really beautiful time of the year!
I roughed up the edges of the cranberry and rust cardstock with a bone folder and then curled it with my fingers.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Could I make 2 cards that were more different!

I made 2 cards today and they could not be more different if I tried. This was the first one I made for a friend who is having a hard time and needs cheering up. It is in Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip and Almost Amethyst. I am so happy with how it turned out.

The second one is for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers to make a Christmas card in non-traditional colors, well boy, did I take that idea and run with it. I think it is hilarious, it is so bright, not my style at all, but I think that is why I love it so much. It looks like it was made by a color-blind 6 year old! Hee hee! Not a bad day's cardmaking all around if i say so myself!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Another card I made

This is another card I made today. It is for the Splitcoast color challenge for this week, but I don't even like it enough to upload it. I don't know why I don't like it, I just know that I don't. Ah well, aren't I the happy chappy today? Time to take a break and start afresh tomorrow I think! Sweet dreams everyone!

It's one of those days!

I'm having one of those days! I bet we all get them. Female problems mean I feel like someone is kicking my tummy,I have made cards I'm not happy with and I feel like I have wasted the day.
This card is one I created today. It is OK, just nothing special, I like the shape and the image, I'm just not sure if I am happy with the two together, ahhhhh, back to the drawing board, I guess!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Doing a happy dance!

I'm doing a happy dance, I am so excited, I am one of the Creative Design Team for a new website, www.stamp-shack.com. Please go take a look, sign up if you want, we are planning of having lots of fun. The link is over on the right!
This is a card I made for the first challenge on the site. To make a card using white, yellow and green and to make it look a little like the daisies on the title of the site.

Monday, October 02, 2006

I love black & white

If you look at my gallery on Splitcoaststampers, you will see that I am rather fond of black and white cards. I love them! I think the reason is you don't have to think about them, you can't use four different colors of cardstock, ribbon and eight different type of embellishment, you just use black and white.

This card came out exactly as I imagined it in my head, which if you know me, you will know is very rare. I am so pleased with how it turned out.

All the flowers are stamped in versamark and embossed in white embossing powder. My one little tip is always use an embossing buddy if you use white embossing powder, because it does have a tendency to stray.

The top flower has two layers of dimensionals (foam pads) to give it height above the layer below.

The For You rivet is really cool, it is a ribbon slider. I used the double rectangle punch to thread the ribbon through and then mounted the heart centre on dimensionals above, so it moves bakc and fore along the ribbon.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

All alone

I dropped my husband, Rob, at the train station today, he has a course in York until Wednesday. I hate it here without him, even though he just left. It is so quiet! I know it is stupid, but we haven't spent a night apart since before we had Luke.
I especially don't like him leaving when he has just found out his dad is ill. I want to be there when it hits him!
Ah well, I'll just have to be nice to him when he gets back!

Quick Birthday card

I was in design mode yesterday and I was in the mood to play. I came up with this quick birthday card which I think is really cute. It is stamped in eggplant, cool caribbean and olive.
I just love my oval punch and I find ways to use it all the time.
Also, I am so cheap. If I have a piece of card scrap, rather than cut into a new sheet of card, I use the slightly too small piece of card, cut it in half diagonally and then mount the layers onto it. I have done that here with the olive piece of cardstock!
Finally, as you can see I use diet coke can tabs as ribbon sliders, I think it looks really cool with this modern card.

Jumping up and down

I am jumping up and down in joy. I absolutely love how this card turned out.
The cranberry and olive panels were stamped with holly and poinsettia wheels. The main panel is a stamp by Stampendous stamped in Brilliance pearlescent olive. As a side note I bought some Brilliance dew drop ink pads and they are just the cutest things you have ever seen. A mini ink pad in the shape of a rain drop.
Best of all the Riveting circle is a ribbon slider. I stamped it twice punched out the centre of one. The bottom circle has double rectangle punched in it and the ribbon is threaded through the holes, then covered by the inner circle, mounted on dimensionals (foam pads), so it moves up and down the ribbon.
The panel is way greener in real life than it appears, it is olive not gold.
This might be my Christmas card this year!

My mum's Christmas cards

My mum asked me to make some Christmas cards for her. Well, rather than leaving them to the last minute like I usually do, I decided to get them done whilst she is in Spain, so she can take them with her when she gets back on Tuesday.
This is the first of three designs and I am really proud of making 10 of them. I always have so much trouble making more than one card, I struggle and struggle, but I did these all together.
The main design is by Stampendous and I embossed it in gold, mounted it onto gold paper, then mounted that onto the gree panel which has my current favorite stamp, Inca Christmas script, stamped onto it. I then used SU terrific tags to make the snowman tag.
I am so happy with how this one turned out! I hope she likes this one. Now I just have to do 20 more!