Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Lots of Stuff!

Hello everybody! I may not have updated much lately, but I have been busy - lots of pictures to look at in this post :)

First off, I'm going to play along with the Daring Cardmakers this week and their challenge is to use fruit on our cards. First stamp set that springs to mind is Tart & Tangy, so out it came.

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Stamp Sets: Tart & Tangy, Best Yet (Level 1 hostess set), Polka Dot background

Colours: Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Other: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Die Cuts Blooms, Versamagic white chalk ink, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, Summer Picnic DSP

Next, I have used a set from the new Mini Catalogue, to demo a scrapbook page at an upcoming workshop:

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Stamp Sets: Petal Pizzazz

Colours: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink

Other: scallop circle punch, Bold Brights buttons, On Board Loads of Letters chipboard (sponged with Pink Passion ink), 1 3/8 circle punch

I love the size and shapes of these flowers - when I first saw them, I immediately thought "scrapbook embellishments"!! This page is 8x8, but they would not look lost on a 12x12 page, either. I know it's rather bright again, but this time I've taken all the colours from my daughter's dress :)

And finally, a couple of cards using a colour combo I saw somewhere (but can't remember where...) and really liked:

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Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Daily Flexible Phrases

Colours: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White

Other: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Swiss Dots CB embossing folder, silver brads, scallop edge punch, Old Olive DSP

Apologies for the "soft" photographs, couldn't seem to get the right light today. I'm just grabbing a few minutes here and there just now to make stuff, as the girls are on holiday and seem to always find something for me to do with them. Don't they know how important crafting is? Yes, I suppose - that's why youngest daughter constantly asks me to stamp images for her to colour in ;-) And then she wants to make them into cards :) I'll get them trained yet!!! Anyway, enough chitchat, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely cards Anne, the strawberry one is great for our DCM dare, so thanks for joining in with that.
    I do love those blue/green cards at the bottom - they have such a lovely crisp and fresh look

  2. Beautiful work. :) I agree with Kathy they look so lovely, crisp and fresh.