Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Beaches & balloons!

Another couple of card requests! The first one was for a 21st birthday, the recipient lives in Brighton, so the beach & bright colours were requested. Here's what I came up with ...

I sponged the sky on a white card base with Baja Breeze ink. The beach huts I cut & scored just using my trimmer & the 'roof' is made with the one punch I use again & again, Stampin' Up's Word Window ... neat huh? :)

Supplies used:
Cardstock & ink pads - Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, So Saffron
Punches - Pennant, Circle, Word Window
Ribbon - Old Olive Taffetta, Melon Mambo Striped Grosgrain
Sentiment from Party This Way SU stamp set

The 2nd card was for a male 50th birthday. I always find masculine cards a bit more of a challenge, but I was quite pleased with this one ...

The textured grass was made with the gorgeous Square Lattice embossing folder. The hot air balloon stamp was a free gift with Craft Stamper magazine last year & I've found it really useful for male cards! I stamped the inside of the card too ...

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Paper - Brights Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie & Pacific Point
Dies & punches - Square Lattice embossing folder, Lots of Tags sizzlit die, Word Window punch, cloud & alphabet dies (Quickutz)
Stamp - free with Craft Stamper magazine

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Saturday, 5 May 2012


Last week we reached one of those birthday milestones in our house ... my wonderful baby turned 13! Yes, I am now the mother of a teenager ... aaaaaaaghhh!!! Such a momentous birthday demanded of course, a fitting card :) so here's what I came up with ...

Now as I've been making cards for quite a few years my kids don't just give me a present wish list for their birthdays, I also get requests for what they would like on their birthday cards! Jess is a big fan of The Wanted & Jessie J so they were her requests. I was a bit cunning & hid them :) ...

I'm no longer a Stampin' Up demonstrator, but I still find myself going straight to their products when I have a card to make & this time was no exception!
Jess had a lovely birthday ... we went to Frankie & Benny's for her birthday meal & Cadbury World ... yum yum :) Fingers crossed the next 5 or 6 years aren't too painful. Jess showed her the Harry Enfield YouTube clip of when Kevin turns into a teenager, she loved it.

Supplies used:
Papers - Rose Red subtles design series paper; SU
Ink pads - Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink; SU
Punches/Dies - Pennant Parade punch, Beautiful Wings embosslits; SU
Ribbons - Baja Breeze Seam binding, Pretty in Pink grossgrain; SU
Stamps - Dots; Hero Arts, Alphabet; Banana Frog
Other - Pearl Jewels; SU, Barn doors; Piggy tales

Thanks for popping by & take care x

Modern vintage 80th birthday

Well this is a bit later than I intended but life's been a bit hectic lately! So here, as promised is the 80th birthday card I was asked to make. I used the lovely Enchantment papers from Stampin' Up to make a shutter card.

And here's a close up of the rolled rose ...

Supplies used:
Papers - Everyday Enchantment, SU
Cardstock - Old Olive, SU
Ribbon - Baja Breeze Seam binding, SU
Dies - Little Leaves, SU; Beautiful Wings, SU
Other - Pearl Jewels
Sentiment printed on computer

Thanks for popping by & take care x