Thursday, 27 August 2009


As promised here is the second card that I made using the Emerging Colours Technique

Stamp sets used were Inspired by Nature, the lady beetles are from Garden Whimsy and the greeting is from Oval All .. from the new Spring Mini. Colours are Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral and Chocolate Chip. Ribbon is Taffeta in Mellow Moss and punches are Large Oval, Wide Oval and the new Scallop Oval Punch also from the Spring Mini.

Go and have a peek at the Spring Mini on line. I'm sure there are lots of gorgeous new stamps or accessories in there that you will just have to have. Contact me if you would like to place an order.

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, 26 August 2009


Hi Everyone

Well Fathers day is less than two weeks away and I thought I might share a card that I made this month for the lady's in my Stamp Club. The girls have been wonderful throughout the few months that I started the club and I appreciate their support. Each month I make them a card and include a technique sheet with instructions and a small sample of the technique

This month the technique was Emerging Colours.

The colours in this card are Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust and Night of Navy. Stamp sets were Baroque Background ... love this image, Sanded, Occasional Greetings, En Francais and the little Fleur De Lys is from Lovely Letters. Now for the technique.

Take a piece of Gloss Card and stamp En Francais in Kiwi Kiss, then randomly stamp the Fleur De Lys over the top in Really Rust. Allow to dry, which doesn't take long, then smoosh with the Embossing Buddy. Next stamp Baroque Background in Versamark over the top of the original images, sprinkle with clear Embossing Powder and heat set. Finally take your brayer and ink up in Night of Navy and then roll over the top of the images continuously building up the colour as you go. It should be heavy enough to hide the images in the background. Take a tissue and rub over the entire card and watch the colours emerge!

Hope you get some inspiration from this card. I will show another card later using the same technique but with Inspired by Nature.


Wednesday, 5 August 2009


The lovely Mum of one of our closest friends is turning 90. We are all getting together on Saturday for lunch to help her celebrate this milestone birthday. I've made this card used Fifth Avenue and some paper from the new Raspberry Tart DSP range.

Marj loves roses and flowers and I love the images in this gorgeous Stampin' Up! set. Colours used are Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. The ribbon is Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon. I made three ribbon roses for embellishing the bottom of the card to tie in with the ribbon wrapped and tied around the top of the images.

Now I just have to buy a pressie to go with the card!!!

Sunday, 2 August 2009


Hey Everyone

How is that for a tragic title!

BUT .... the new 2009 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini has arrived and as usual it's gorgeous. Loads of lovely samples and it is packed full of stunning new stamp sets, perfect papers, a fabulous new must have punch, ribbons and ... well just go have a look. There is an image of the new mini just over to the right -> -> -> so go and have a look! And hey if you want to order any little thing then you know when to contact me!