Friday, February 17, 2012

Fabulous Florets stamp set

Orange and green - my current favourite combination :-)

Shake your Tailfeathers

Love this stamp, love my copics ..... Enough said !

WMS Blog Party - Spring theme

For the first time I am taking part in Waltzing Mouse Stamps Blog Party - the theme was spring, but I realise my stamp collection is definately lacking in the 'image' department - to be rectified asap ! Anyway, for my spring themed card I went for a lovely combination of spring colours, although I used the Vintage Ornaments set ! I intended my ovals to be egg-like for Easter, but maybe only I realise that. LOL
Here in my little corner of Canada is has been pretty cold for a while, we have a lot of snow, so I am really looking forward to the arrival of a colourful spring :-)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What is Edna trying to say ?

I love this 'Golden Oldies' stamp by Art Impressions, but as I was making this card I was wondering what Edna is trying to say ? If I could draw a word bubble from her mouth what do you think it would say ?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February crafts

Each month I demonstrate new techniques, colour combinations, tools, styles etc. The monthly craft groups are now officially half way through their 8-month commitment so I wanted to recap on how much we'd achieved so far. I was amazed at how long my list was getting ! Some members of the group are seasoned crafters, others are quite new to the hobby, so I try each month to satisfy both :-) To my knowledge everyone is having fun, it really is quite the social event, and I dont know about them, but I really look forward to it each month.

Februarys cards :

This card is inspired by the red bandanas that many of us have. My dragon boat team wore these one year for a festival and we all looked pretty dapper I have to say !

SU Recipe :
Stamp set : Fresh Vintage, thank you kindly
Cardstock : Basic black, poppy parade, whisper white
Ink : Black
Punches : Scallop oval
Other embelishments : White gel pen, crimper

For my second card, my upline was at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in January and brought back a selection of cards. I fell totally in love with one of them and decided to case it for my stampers groups. I loved how the colours worked so well together - I never would have thought to match up rich razzleberry with red, yellow and green ! I had to do some improvising as I didn't have some of the dies and punches, but then I added further embelishments, including the pins and tag. Hope you like it :-)

SU Recipe :
Stamp set : Mixed bunch, Fabulous phrases
Cardstock : Certain celery, rich razzleberry, whisper white, poppy parade, pocketful of posies designer series paper
Ink : Wild wasabi, poppy parade, daffodil delight
Punches : Decorative label, blossom, scallop circle, boho blossom, jewellry tag
Other embelishments : Daffodil delight 1/4" grossgrain ribbon, hat pin, brights button, hemp twine.

Sketch Challenge

Each month I set my craft groups a sketch challenge - they call it homework, but I keep telling them its supposed to be fun ! LOL

Here is my take on this months sketch, using the adorable Stampin' Up! Vintage Vogue set. I love the vintage sponged look of the flowers, and how the crumb cake (kraft) works with the very vanilla and marina mist. The crumb cake seam binding is great, so pliable and easy to work with - lots of twists and turns in there, but it still remains quite flat.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012