Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wedding card

I have made a few wedding cards in the past.  I tend to get out all my wedding related stamps and start from there.  This card started with the handmade paper.  I decided to keep the colours neutral and go all out with the details.

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Colours: very vanilla, sahara sand, early espresso
Stamps:  sketchy flourishes (inkadinkadoo), frames, (rosies studio), polka dot punches (SU), wedding (kaiser)
Finishing touches:  satin ribbon (unknown), handmade paper, stitching, designer frames embossing folder, jewels - basic pearls, flower trim, crochet trim victoria and antique brad (SU)

Farewell cards

On a sadder note.  We have been farewelling friends. Our amazing family ministries pastor at church is moving to Auckland for more adventures.  So I had the opportunity to make cards for her from our home group and for her hubby from ICONZ - the boys brigade group that our boys go to. I love being able to do cards that are specific to the person that is receiving them.  I managed to catch a photo of one of the cards and am gutted that I didn't take one of the other.  For both I started with a dictionary page word.  This one is taken from this card on my cards for him board on Pinterest.

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Colours:  white, not quite navy, tangerine tango, black
Stamps:  monster mash (CDS), happy trails (PTI), notes (studio G)
Finishing touches:  dictionary page, for the record paper (EP), stitching, dimensionals, speech bubbles punch (EKS), rockies edging scissors

And another farewell card was needed for someone at my Husbands work.  I kept the same theme going with the dictionary page and was inspired by the new Stampin Up mini catalogue pg 10, to use dots and the colours.

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Colours:  white, going grey, black, daffodil delight, taken with teal
Stamps:  little pieces and ciao baby (SU), happy trails (PTI),  arrow (studio g)
Finishing touches:  stitching, watercolour brush, dictionary page, washi tape, charcoal bakers twine (the twinery), petite curly label punch (SU)

Cards for boys

With birthday season upon us it was time to make some more cards.  I had pinned this card on my cards for him board on Pinterest and it was an easy option for a quick card. 
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  I used the wrapping paper for the colours.  The bright maze puzzle stood out on the black.
Colours: red, black, silver
Stamps: lots of spots (CDS), Birthday bash sentiments (PTI)
Finishing touches: maze puzzle, silver and red embossing powders 

The next cards were inspired by a design on one of my boy's t-shirts 
Stamp the image directly onto the page.  Stamp another image onto white and colour.  Crop pieces of the coloured image and use dimensionals to lift off the page.

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Colours:  brocade blue, wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, crumb cake
Stamps: boys will be boys (elzybells), stylish sentiments birthdays and happy trails (PTI)
Finishing touches: dimensionals, black embossing powder, ribbon, headline alpha die number (PTI), spritzer tool

28 Days of Sketches - Sketches twenty to twenty eight

28 Days of Sketches
The beauty of first getting organised with your pages is that they will eventually get finished.  And so I have.  It definitely wasn't 28 days but I got there in the end and I now have 28 layouts completed and away in albums.  Happy.

Sketch twenty

Sketch twenty one

Sketch twenty two

Sketch twenty three

Sketch twenty four

Sketch twenty five

Sketch twenty six

Sketch twenty seven

Sketch twenty eight

You can see more of my pages using sketches here

Time to dust off the blog - Christmas creating

This must have been the craziest end of year, birthdays and back to school yet.  So these holidays while I had projects on the go, it was all I could do to keep up with them.  My holidays were well spent making memories and reading and relaxing.  Finally I am back to somewhat of a routine and am wanting to do so much more here.   First what have I been creating?  Christmas - yes I gave a sneak peak in this post and then didn't show the end result.  It all started with this card as inspiration.  With lots of great tags to use I mixed and matched the different elements and added some little details.

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Colours: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, always artichoke, very vanilla, early espresso

Stamps:  vintage labels and postmarks (PTI), merry christmas (kaiser)

Finishing touches:  handmade holidays papers and tags (simple stories), rhinestones (SU)

Next there was the teachers gifts
 In our Stampin Up Christmas swap I received a beautiful set of Christmas cards.  The wise owl always works well with teacher gifts so I added some more using the sets that I have and I had my cards sorted.
Colours:  white, rich razzleberry, old olive
Stamps:  wise owl (PTI), all year fun (SU), dress up lily (PCS)
Finishing touches:  doily die (couture creations), dimensionals, dazzling diamonds glitter and rhinestones (SU)
 For the school teachers some stationery bits and pieces, clips, post its and magnets in fun colours.  And the kindy teachers, yummy apples with caramel dip.  
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This one went down really well.  They all asked for the recipe.

And last on the Christmas front was my Stamp Club Christmas swap.  Sorry the photos aren't that great.  I realised in all the busyness that I hadn't taken any photos and my phone isn't that great.  I had pinned the ideas for recycling books and thought it would be great to fill with goodies to give as a gift.  Once I started making bits and pieces I was hooked.  As such I have lots that didn't go in so will have some fun creating my own cards.

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Colours:  daffodil delight, baja breeze, not quite navy, certainly celery, garden green
Stamps:  just the ticket (PTI), punctuation (KP), ciao baby and a round array (SU)
Finishing touches: book, envelope, for the record papers (echo park), embosslits beautiful wings,  lots of tags die, round tab punch and chevron border punch,  7/8 scallop circle punch and petite curly label punch (SU), buttons, ribbons, just the ticket die , ric rac die (PTI)

As you can see I have been a busy girl.  Lots of fun when I get creating.

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