Friday, April 27, 2012

Birthday Hearts

You may recognize this layout from the card that I posted back on Monday.  It is a simple easy-to-create design that can work for any occasion.  I have had this patterned paper for a while and I was trying to find the perfect card to try it on.  It is perhaps more suited to valentine's day, but I've made it work for a birthday card for my niece.  Purple/pink combinations are some of my favorites and I love the cute little flower next to the sentiment for an added bit of bling.

Enjoy your weekend!

Stamps : SU! Birthday sentiment
Paper : Kaisercraft DP and PTI smooth white
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories : ACMoore white organdy ribbon, EKSuccess small scallop border punch, Marvy large circle punch, Kaisercraft flower gem

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sunshine Hummingbird

When I created this card at the weekend I was not sure how it would eventually turn out.  I had so many different colors of blue cardstock on my desk at some point I was getting frustrated.  It took a long time to find just the right combination.  I like blue and yellow as a color combination - they seem to look really fresh on a bright white background.  My mother-in-law so liked this one she wanted to take it home with her!  She didn't take it though because she wanted a different sentiment on the front.  I guess I will just have to make another one now.....

Hope you are having a great week!

Stamps : Stampin'Up! (Hummingbird, Flowers and sentiment)
Paper : SU! Ballet Blue and Brilliant Blue (retired I think)
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Brilliant Blue
Accessories : Prismacolor pencils, EK Success Scallop border punch, Hero Hues blue gems

Monday, April 23, 2012

Marigold Butterfly

At the weekend I finally got to go to the only Stamping Store here in Birmingham, Sir-Stamps-a-Lot.  It was great to finally see new stamps sets in real life rather than looking at everything online.  I was inspired by a lot of Hero Arts sets and also their layering papers.  I had some Christmas money that my sweet husband said I could spend on supplies so I took a long time in the store making up my mind exactly what I wanted to purchase.  After more than an hour I had finally made up my mind.  I could probably have stayed longer!  That night I ended up creating five different cards inspired by my purchases and all the samples that I saw on the Hero Arts website.  This is a CASE of a card that I saw and thought that I could create something similar.  I had so much fun that I created three more cards the next day.  Wow!  That's eight cards in under 24 hours.  I must have found my Mojo again!  Thank goodness......

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps : Hero Arts (butterfly and sunflower)
Paper : Hero Arts layering papers in Beige
Ink : Tim Holtz Wild Honey and Walnut Stain distress inks
Accessories : American Crafts dotted brown ribbon, SU! Organdy cream ribbon, SU! scallop border punch, Prismacolor pencils

Friday, April 20, 2012

Morning Glory

Well, I'm back!  It's been such a long time since I posted on here that I am not sure anyone will see this card today.  But you know what?  It doesn't matter because I create cards for the joy of it!

This card was a CASE of a card I saw originally on JustRite Stampers idea gallery by Debbie Olson (it's also on her blog.)  She is such a great artist and I always love her choice of colors and the beautiful images she uses on her cards.  Please be sure to check out her blog - I know she'd love you to visit.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend,

Stamps : Morning Glory (Stamping Bella), Background Lace (Frances Meyer), Swirl (from an SU! that I don't remember the name of!)
Paper : Fine Linen and Smooth White (PTI), Ballet Blue and Bliss Blue (SU!)
Ink  : Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories : Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol, Ribbon (Michaels), White pen (Sakura at SU!), Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida)

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