Thursday, May 24, 2012

Snuggle Time Card

Hi everyone!

My girls have two very exciting parties coming up - one for our little neighbour who is turning three and one for another little friend who is turning one. So these occasions call for my favourite types of cards - cutesy cards. I'm a bit of a sucker for cute little images and this first one is just adorable...

I made both the card and a matching tag. I used my ink pads and blender pen to colour the image on watercolour paper. I think that this technique gives a much softer finish than using markers directly. The ink colours I used were Soft Suede, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.

Cardstock used was Sahara Sand and Pretty in Pink. The little flowers (these are da bomb!) were punched using one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. The ribbon is Pretty in Pink too. The tag was cut with the Two Tags die. I can't recall the brand of the sentiment stamp or the embossing folder, but if you would like to know, I can look it up for you. Just too cold and lazy to move at the moment. :)

Anyway, moving on to my next card....

Another amazing image by Mo Manning, that comes with the very appropriate Dr Seuss quote.
I used the samecolouring technique bu this time I used Soft Suede, Blush Blossom, real Red, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Soft Saffron and Basic Grey ink pads.

Cardstock colours were So Saffron, Night of Navy and Real Red. I cut the little flags freehand and used linen thread with them. The stars were punched with the Small Star Punch. And the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug, I think. Finally, I used Crystal Effects on the card windscreen of the backpack.

Now, bring on those parties. :)


In response to a lovely comment from Belinda:

Hi Belinda!
Thank you so much for your comment. In response to your question, I have only ever used the watercolouring paper from Stampin' Up! and it is definitely not crisp white in colour, but an off-white. I usually team it up with Very Vanilla rather than Whisper White cardstock. It may be my amateur photography that makes it look white! Ha ha...
I hope this helps you, and thank you again, for taking the time to visit my humble little Blog. It's because of the occasional inspiring comment like yours, that I maintain a Blog. :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Mini Albums

Hello everyone.

I hope you're all well.

With Mother's Day looming just around the corner, I have been busily working on these adorable little albums for my Mum and my Mother-in-law...

They are both very similar. Just some minor differences. Firstly, I'll show you the one I made for my Mum:

Next is my Mother-in-law's album:


The album covers and pages were cut using a die from Quickutz. They are quite tiny which makes them all the cuter!

Most of the supplies I used are from Stampin Up!:

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Sahara Sand Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist cardstock, DSP.

Other: Bashful Blue ribbon, adhesive rhinestones and pearls.

Dies: Beautiful Butterflies Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Floral Fusion.

Stamps: Language of Friendship, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, En Francais, Vintage Vogue.

Ink: Bashful Blue, Basic Grey.

Punches: Boho Blossoms, Jewellery Tag, Itty Bitty Punch Set.

Non-Stampin Up! supplies: Brick embossing folders, pewter charms,

Have I missed anything?

I hope I have inspired you to give these little albums a go. They make terrific gifts for someone special in your life.

And before I go, I wish all you mums out there a fantastic Mother's Day. I hope you get spoiled and loved just as you deserve. Enjoy!