Sunday, 24 August 2008

Happy Birthday SIS

It's my sisters birthday today. ' Happy Birthday Sis' she and her hubby are currently touring Scotland on holiday. Hope they are having a good time and the weather has been kind. Anyway I can now share with you the card I made her. When she first saw the Stampin' Up! catalogue, she fell in love with the Pick a Petal stamp set, so I just had to make her birthday card using that set. In fact I made two cards in different colours, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise. I decided to send her the Turquoise card as I felt that came out the most striking of the two.

I am afraid this is going to be very quick post as I have been out all day with my son at a bowls competition. I still have 100 things still to do so must shoot off. BFN.

Friday, 22 August 2008

I can now share one of the birthday cards I spoke about in my last post. This card was made for my friend Sue's birthday, who I don't get to see as much as I would like.

The stamp set used here is the 'In the Spotlight' and is a Hostess set. It is such a great set to use. The flowers have been stamped onto Whisper White card stock in Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal and Bashful Blue, the stems and leaves are stamped in Certainly Celery. The little circles have been stamped in the same colours as the flowers but raised using a dimensional. Certainly Celery ribbon has been used to make the bow tying the flowers together in a bunch. This has been layered onto Basic Black Card then placed onto Pretty In Pink card then onto a 5x5 Square white card.

I also made this card with this same stamp set.

My intention was to use it for an In Love With Stamping colour combo challenge until I realised I had used Certainly Celery so many times in the combo's so thought best not to use it. It is one of my favourite colours but not necessary other peoples. Anyway here I am using it along with Chocolate Chip. I am pleased how this card turned out and I am sure it will look great in other colour combo's. Think I might just try some out and see what I come up with.
The other Birthday card I made I cannot share until after the bank holiday. It's one I made for my little sister who celebtrates her birthday Sunday, so Happy Birthday Sis, hope you have a great day.

Thursday, 14 August 2008


So Sorry I havn't posted for a while. Life has got in the way a little. It's school holidays, so DS is at home, plus he has been attending trials for a Cricket Development Team. I am proud to say he got in, but now there are three games to play in!! Also I have been busy completing application forms for jobs and attending interviews. Afraid to say though no luck on that front yet.
However I did manage to get my card made for the In Love With Stamping Colour Combo challenge I am hosting today. Here it is:

The challenge is to use the colours Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal and Lavender Lace. The stamp set I used is a Touch of Nature. I just love this stamp set. I hope to get some stamping in over the weekend I have two birthdays coming up next week, so must get cracking on making some Birthday cards.