Monday, 28 October 2013

Christmas Star

The Beautiful Christmas Star stamp. Heat embossed white on white card, sponged over the top with Sahara Sand Ink and Peace on earth stamped in Silver ink.  The Gorgeous Champagne glimmer paper behind really sets this off. a simple pearl and it's done. Easy, but elegant I think. Hope you try it. Liz

Card making and a Cuppa Fundraiser

Thanks to all the wonderful people who supported our recent fundraiser - Card Making and a Cuppa for Cancer. The Cancer Council donated the use of their fantastic Education Room, and Stampin' Up! donated an AMAZING box of retired products which we were able to parcel up into 33 fabulous prizes for a silent auction, as well as a terrific raffle. Several very generous Domonstrators donated ready made cards which we sold, and  I had a wonderful group of 3 helpers who each manned a table with a different card design. We had 24 participants make 4 cards each, and some scrumptious food donated for afternoon tea. Guests helped themselves to snacks throughout the afternoon and progressed through each station at their leasure. Donna and Mackenzie did a brilliant job in the catering and everyone had loads of fun.  A few guests made product purchases and the hostess dollars raised form the party also went to Donna.

some of the prizes packaged up for silent auction 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Flower Shop Thinking of You Cards

have been having fun with the Flower Shop Set and matching Pansy Punch. So easy to creat a quick set of cards. I pilled out my brights set of stamps and used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo. Also used the First Edition DSP - and stamped some Gorgeous Grunge on the background pieces (not very good photography), then some strips of the beautiful Black and Vanilla Modern Medley, and a few sequins or candy dots to finish. I have had the Thinking of You sentiment for a long time but it is currently availalbe as part of the "Wetlands" set.

The second set is similar but uses Petite Pairs as the sentiments and the Artisan Label Punch for the label. I love the magazine holder style of card box and often make these as a presentation box for sets of cards. Thanks for looking, Liz

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Framed Art #3 - Imagine, Inspire, Create

Well I was quite pleased with how this one turned out. My Favourite Doily stamp was heat embossed with white powder onto some Primrose Petals paper and then embellished with a selection of buttons and some seam binding ribbon. I used the Loving Thoughts stamps for the words of inspiration, and I stamped the mat border with French Foliage in Crumb Cake which i then sponged over the images. The pink scroll is a tag cut from some of the Print Poetry paper. 

thanks for looking, Liz