Seaside Shore

 

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I’ve updated this blog!  This is what happens when life gets in the way and you lose your creative oomph.  I’m not promising that this will be updated regularly from now on but I will do my best, if only so I can play with the awesome stuff I keep ordering!

I decided this afternoon was as good a time as any to make a quick card and I was really happy with how it turned out.  The monochromatic look really appeals to me for some reason.

Seaside-Shore Products Used:

Inks – Dapper Denim

Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Dapper Denim

Designer Paper – By The Shore

 

Double Gate Fold

Ok, this not studying thing has it’s advantages.  I decided today I need to take a 24 hour break from the books to reset the brain.  So far I’ve watched some TV, played some games and did something creative and I don’t feel guilty at all.  I thought I’d spend some time to today browsing through http://www.splitcoaststampers.com they always have great technique projects and I saw this one for a Double Gate Fold Card and decided to give it a go.

It’s something different from my normal card sizes but I really like it.  And it’s a great way to use up the many many sheets of patterned paper I have.  So a win win in my books.

Diamond-Card-1

Diamond-Card-2

The colours used are, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay and Delightful Dijon.

The Stamp Set is Choose Happiness.

I Should Be Studying…

So, this is what happens when I decide that I need to take a study break and do something creative to be able to refocus.  I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but am quite pleased with how it did. I finally decided to use the Hexagon punch that’s been sitting in my drawer for a while.  And the new Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack, such delightful papers.

Hexagonal

No doubt, there will be a few more posts this week as I procrastinate from the studying…..especially considering I have 2 weeks off work and a box of goodies set to arrive on Monday 🙂

Butterfly Fun

I had a few extra minutes the other day and decided I it was a good time to play with the butterfly thinlits I bought a while ago. They are so cool and delicate, love the way they cut out. There will hopefully be a few more cards made with these 🙂

Butterfly-Thinlit

And that paper is so delightful too.  It’s from the Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack, so many designs in the booklet, well worth getting.

Stamps- Butterfly Basics
Colours-Pacific Point, Old Olive,  Calypso Coral.
Paper- Pretty Petals

Mini Treat Bag

One of the new framelits in the Occassion Catalogue is a mini treat bag.  I’ve only had a small opportunity to play so far but I ca see great potential.  Especially for Easter gifts.  I ended up making the bag and a card insert, it’s very simple, but sometimes simple is good.  I especially loved how the colour combination turned out. Really liked the brown colours with the red and blue.

Treat-BagStamp Sets: Bordering Bloom

Cardstock: Coastal Cabana DSP, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Framelits.

Sea Street

I don’t often make children’s cards, by kids are a bit past that age.  And I’m very much a floral girl. But, I couldn’t resist this cute stamp set.  I bought it in the pre-order and just hadn’t used it yet, until last night.  Trying to get out of my comfort zone I whipped this up, I don’t think it came out too badly.  🙂  I’m interested to see what else I can do with it.

Sea-Street

Stamp Set: Sea Street, Itty Bitty Banners

Paper: Maritime

Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake

Accessories: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits.

 

Christmas Card Blitz

Because that’s what I’ve been doing.  The one thing I try to achieve with my Xmas cards are to make them simple and easy to recreate, I try to do 4 or 5 designs a year and reproduce them, I don’t think I have the creative brain at the moment to do individual designs lol.  I really like these ones, especially the Mingle All The Way with the trees and the Seasons Greetings.  Something about the monochrome green combo makes me all happy inside.  Hope you like them, if you do please leave a comment below, I think people are reading this but would love to know what you think.  Cheers!

Happy-HolidaysThe colours here are Cheery Cobbler, Blackberry Bliss and Always Artichoke.

Seasons-Greetings

Garden Green, Sahara Sand and Pistachio Pudding.

Trees

My favourite, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Garden Green.

Perfect Pennants

Sometimes it’s really hard trying to think of what to write on a blog.  Especially when all you’re doing is writing a card and you aren’t sure how many people are reading it lol.  But, I think the colours on this card really make it pop, the Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point go really well together.  Not quite sure about the big flowers at the front but live and learn.  All in all, it’s still a pretty nice card in my humble opinion.

 

Flower-Shop

Hardwood

Well, this is amazing, I’m still posting!  Seems I’m getting my love of card making back after so long, very happy.  Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it up.  🙂  This is the card I made today, I really do like how it turned out, I find it very difficult to make cards that can be masculine.  I don’t seem to buy enough sets for it, I tend to stick to flowers and girly things.  This was made using the Hardwood background stamp, which I am going to use again very soon, it’s so cool.  And the Perfect Pennants set.  The colours are Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Tangelo Twist and Lost Lagoon.  The last 2 are the new incolours for this year. 🙂

 

Hardwood