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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Happy Birthday Mum!

I can't believe how many birthdays I have this month! And my Mum's and cousins are on the same day!
I love these stamps and think they are great for a birthday. I found the one of the couple in the car in a discount bin years ago and was just waiting for the right accompanying stamp which I found while I was at home earlier in the year. I simply stamped them on card in rust brown and layered on brown card, used gems and flowers to embellish and a patterened paper as the background.
Simple but effective I think.

Happy Birthday Bree!

A nice but quick and easy card to make for my cousins birthday. I like a bit of decoupage and I think that this Kanban kit is nice and stylish. I love the colours and the soft muted tones.
Happy birthday couz!!!


My baby cousin's engaged!!! Not that she is a baby anymore! This is fantastic news and I am so happy for them both! So I made this card.
I used the Tim Holtz die and then painted the pieces with crackle paint and lined the back of the heart with sheet music. I covered half the card with a making memories definition paper and inked it with distress inks. The join is covered with ribbon and a Heidi Swapp banner stamp used. Then the whole thing is embellished with lots of bling!
Hope they love it!

My Favourite Flower!

I just LOVE frangipanis! They are my all time favourite flower and remind me of home! I took this photo at my cousins house in Western Australia and she has quite a few frangipani plants. I am soooo jealous, I wish I could grow them here in Scotland!

Happy Birthday Marisa!

I used Papermania capsule collection papers, ribbons and gem stones along with distress inks and cupcake creative expression stamps to make this cute card for my cousins birthday.
Hope she liked it.

Stamped Canvas

I saw a similar design being demoed on Ideal World and just had to give it a go myself! I am quite chuffed with the results and really pleased with how easy it was to create such a presentable piece.
I used distress inks to colour the canvas and stamp the image with a set of creative expression stamps. I then used the crackle stamp on the edge of the work and embossed with gold embossing powder. The shadows were created with a water brush and distress ink. The image was stamped on card and then adhered to the canvas.
Hope you like it.

Christmas Shaker Box

I made this for a class I did last christmas and i just came across the photo as I was uploading all the photos from my camera ( I know that punctuality is not my strong point!). I was really happy with how this turned out and think it makes a lovely christmas tree decoration.
I used the inside of a large empty matchbox and cut a frame using a sizix die. Coloured it with cosmic shimmer inks and glitter glue and used a complimentary ink with a woodware stamp set. Constructed it and put glitter in side it.