Daily Archives: February 13, 2011

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Lattice Elements

I finally had a little bit of time to sit down today and create something I could share with you all. The 2 earlier cards were actually the last of the 5 cards I made yesterday. The earlier part of today, after catching up on my ironing finally, was spent creating for my Secret Sister in our 3rd Round of our Secret Sister swap on Stampin’ Up in Oz. I won’t be able to share those creations though until after the reveal late April as I think she browses my blog from time to time and I wouldn’t want to spoil any surprise.

Next challenge up on my list is the ColorLab Color Challenge #28.






At first glance these colours make me think ‘Valentines’. Maybe it also has something to do with the hearts floating around in the test tubes and also that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (for those of us in Australia), but I’m kind of over all the ‘hearts’. There’s only one man in my life that needs a Valentine’s card and I already have more than that so I’m not making another…….sorry but I’m not.

So what else to make with these colours????

There’s a lot of cards floating around on blogs at the moment where images have been stamped, or punched pieces added to some cardstock and then put through the Big Shot using a Textured Impressions plate. Those that I have seen look great so I thought I’d give it a go myself, but just the stamped one.

I decided the lovely flower image from Elements of Style might work well for this and even though I feel it’s a very simple card I love the effect it creates.

I was going to add some retired Kraft taffeta ribbon but I didn’t like it. I also tossed around for a while with whether to layer the sentiment on Real Red or Crumb Cake scallop oval punch. In the end I think the Real Red looked nicer.

I’m still not sure if it needs something in the lower right corner. Maybe if I remade it I’d place the flowers at a different angle.

So what do you think??

I’m just glad I could use that colour combo for a ‘non’ Valentine’s card………lol

Till next time…



This card had a few changes along the way before I was finally happy with it.

First up I wanted to use The Play Date Cafe challenge for this week, PDCC68.

I was also planning on using the Inkspiration Sketch for this week as it would fit the main image nicely, but it just wasn’t working, so will leave that challenge for another creation.

I’ve used a recently acquired stamp set for this card and that is the gorgeous ‘Baby Bundle’ set. I really liked this set from the first time I saw the current IB&C but there isn’t many people in my life that are having babies anymore so I didn’t think I’d use it. When I had some Hostess dollars to use I gave in and I’m so glad I did. The pram reminds me of my first pram for my first born. It was big with wheels like this and the cover was actually polka dots too but it was navy and white in colour……


Here’s my finished card.



I really like this soft colour combination for this card. I’ve used Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride & Very Vanilla. It might look just as good with Bashful Blue in place of the Blushing Bride. Might have to try that one out another time.


Stamp sets: Baby Bundle
Card: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, In Colour Patterns Stack – Blushing Bride, Neutrals Patterns Stack – Crumb Cake
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Blender Pen, Basic Jewels – Pearls, Nestabilities (non-SU)


Till next time….

Love You


First card up for today is the Diva Coffee Break Designs Colour Challenge #214.


There are quite a few challenges out there this week related to Valentines and to me, that’s what these colours are calling for.

I had a different stamp set and idea in mind when I first started out to make this card, but it just wasn’t working so I ended up picking up my ‘I Heart Hearts’ stamp set and created this very simple card.


Stamp sets: I Heart Hearts, Well Scripted (Summer Mini)
Card: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Whisper White, Subtles Patterns Stack – Pink Pirouette
Ink: Versamark, Real Red
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch.


Till next time…..