Saturday, 29 August 2009

Oriental Lady

I've had this little Oriental Lady stamp for ages and not used it, simply because I wasn't sure what to do with it. It's from Clarity Stamps minature range and because it's so small I thought it would get lost on a card. However, I was determined to do something with it and here it is.

You probably can't tell from the photo, but the black card is scored into a grid pattern (got a new Scor-pal so was having a little play with it). The centre of the black card has been cut out to give a sort of window look and the small square with the image on placed centrally inside. The leaves came from a Tapestry stamp set I have (again never used until this card) which I think give a nice framed effect. I just added some Weathered Wood distress ink around the edges and added some gold coins (from a Habico set of stamps) and gold ribbon. I edged the black card with some gold leaf. Now I've managed to use her once I think she will be making another appearance, I think maybe a reflection next.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you all have a great bank holiday. x

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Pyramid Card

Doing a bit of blog hopping I came across this tutorial for a Pyramid card. It's so simple and something a bit different. The papers I've used are Pink Petticoat and the image is Parisbella coloured with Faber Castell pencils. Hope you like it.

The card from a few more angles:

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Good Luck

I think I will apologise now bloggers coz I think I'm probably going to bore you to death with this Pick a Petal set from Stampin Up coz I love it.
The sentiment is also Stampin Up - Sincere Salutations, another great set which you will probably see a lot of.
A bit of paper pricking, nesties and a bit of ribbon from stash to make a simple card.
Hope you're having a great week and enjoying today's sunshine. Tat's for now.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

With a Stem

I decided that it would look better with a stem, so here it is. Looks more like a flower now don't you think?

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Stampin Up Pick a Petal

Good afternoon fellow bloggers. I hope you're having a good week so far.
Got a bit of crafting done today, I was itching to have a play with my two new sets of Stampin Up stamps - Sincere Salutations and the other set, Pick a Petal (I love this set, the possibilities with it are endless. If you get a chance have a look here for lots of cards samples).
I have say that I'm just loving using the Stampin Up stamps, they're fabulous to use, a perfect impression every time, no panic about stamping straight onto your card, it's a perfect impression every time.
I also used a Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder and Stampin Up Scallop border punch. The ribbon was from Poppicraft and the card and paper was just bits of scrap. I only intended to just have a little play with the stamps to start with (hence using scrap paper), but was pleased with how it turned out so decided to show it. The only thing I'm not sure about, should I have added a stem to the flower, what do you think?
I would just like to say thank you to Jules for the great service she has provided for the Stampers 10 club over the past 12 months and I can't wait for the new club to begin in October, looking forward to lots of new Stampin Up goodies.