Monday, November 15, 2010
For the last little while I have had my fruit soaking for my Christmas Cakes. My kitchen has smelled like Bunderberg Distillery, as the fruit has been soaking up the rum! After my youngest son was born over 35 years ago, I decided that I wanted a food processor ( a liquidiser they were called in those days) to make preparing his food easier. Ron bought me a Kenwood Chef mixer, I still remember it like yesterday that I had this wonderful machine that cost $320! My refrigerator did not cost that much money, so how could one small appliance be so expensive? I prayed that it would be as useful as I anticipated. To this day I still use my Kenwood, when making things that need lots of mixing, and will pop the 'liquidiser' on top if that is what is needed at the time. It weighs a ton because it is all metal. I still love my Kenwood, it has never given me a moments trouble and it made it so easy to mix the first batch of Christmas cakes yesterday!! As I said I know this is not Stampin'....but justed to share
I often talk to my ladies about my 'another day box'. This is the box that you put all those little punched shapes, or diecuts that you were going to use but didnt look just right, or a stamped image that you thought you would play with. Even to the point where you have a tiny scrap of cardstock or DSP that you think would be of no use for anything, well re-think that thought. Grab some of your tiny punches, eg Medium Jewellry Tag, Small Heart or even better still how about the darling trio of punches in the new Summer Mini! Punch them out and let them sit in you another day box with your other treasures. They will be used, I promise.Everything used for this card was in my another day box with the exception of the Not Quite Navy cardbase and the sentiment from Easter Blossoms! The Finnial Press embossed Whisper White I brayered the top section with Crumb Cake and the lower section with Daffodill Delight. The ribbon is Kraft Taffeta and the little hearts and the Choc Chip Scallop Oval all came out of that magical box!The second card I have for you today is using Certainly Celery, which I stamped using Wild Wasabi and the same image as the card front, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Cardstock. The Very Vanilla I used my new Square Scallop Die (I do so love that die!!!) through the Big Shot, trimmed off what I didnt need and used it as an extension from the Cherry Cobbler that I punched using the Scallop Border Punch stamped the image and coloured it and then placed it in the Square Lattice embossing folder. I have used my Stamp n Write Markers to colour the image from Easter Blossoms set and the sentiment is also stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I have punched the image out using the modern Label punch and backed it onto some Cherry Cobbler Scrap and cut around it. The ribbon I gathered by pulling a thread in the centre and the 3 pearls at the top and the bottom are not SU
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I used Very Vanilla for the base, topped it with Certainly Celery, Stamped my image from the beautiful Just Believe stamp set and the sentiment is from the Level 1 Hostess set called Afterthoughts. The main image I coloured using Stamp n Write Markers Tangerine Tango for the flowers and a mix of Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi for the greenery just to give it a bit of depth. The sentiment I coloured with Early Espresso. I only inked the top section of the sentiment. The 'afterthought' on this stamp reads .......so you dont have to share.
The beauty of using the Stamp n Write Markers is that you put the colour exactly where you want it, and use as many colours as you wish on your image. What better time to try out my new Embossing folder called Square Lattice so I quickly placed my stamped cardstock into the folder and run it through the Big Shot and Wow! what a difference that made. It lifted the whole panel from beautiful to drop dead gorgeous! I placed two Old Olive butterflies at the top of the card that I had cut and embossed earlier using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. To add a bit of interest to the bottom of the card I placed the Certainly Celery Ribbon acrossat an angle. I hope you enjoyed this share as much as I enjoyed making it. Cant wait to play with my other goodies and I will share with you as soon as I can! Till next time.............Happy Stampin'
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Good morning all,
Till next time, Happy Stampin'
Till next time, Happy Stampin'
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I picked up some So Safron and Perfect Plum from my store cupboard, and decided to run with that. The base is So Safron and the 1st mat is Perfect Plum, which was stamped with the fern frond from Growing Green in the same colour as the cardstock. Originally I had the 2nd Mat So Safron but the contrast wasnt there so I called on good old faithful Whisper White. When I had stamped my images on Whisper White using Perfect Plum ink, I then punched out flowers using the Boho Flowers punch and adhered them to the Perfect Plum Cardstock. I have some double sided sticky sheets, and decided when I had placed the leaves and the flowers that I would cover it with the sheet and then add Dazzling Diamonds to the top sticky side. It looks so much better in real life, and of course the Perfect Plum is no where near as bright as it shows in the picture. When I punched out the congratulations and stuck to the Perfect Plum Cardstock I wasnt happy with it so I put a piece of the So Saffron behind it and it made such a difference!.A couple of butterflies on the top left had corner finished it off, Hope you like it.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
So this morning I stepped onto the beach and thought how beautiful this is, how peaceful even though the waves were pounding and dumping so close to the shore. I had not walked more than perhaps 30 metres along the beautiful Spit at Mooloolaba Beach and I looked down and came across this piece of shell. It is quite big, and my first reaction to seeing this part of what would have been a magnificent shell in its entirety was "This is exactly like Cajun Craze!" So I popped it into my pocket and bought it home with me. I forgot about if for a little while, and when I remembered it, I went to my card stock stash and grabbed a piece of Cajun Craze and photographed them. It is so so close in colour! I think now I have to put my thinking cap on to see what I can come up with, and still keep the beachy feeling. Keep tuned to see what I come up with. Thanks for reading even though it wasnt really stamp related.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thank you for everything and all the advice you have given me....
Even if its not the best to use,
P.S. You look like you're only 22!! xoxoxoxo"
Now this child will go far!!!
There are another four cards and I will post them straight after this, as I (still) have dreadful times trying to get the pics where I want them!