Cheep Talk

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Happy New Year.

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.

New Year’s Eve is pretty quiet for my family. We usually just spend it at home with our children. The youngest stay up and watch the Children’s Fireworks on TV that go off at 9pm and generally toddle off to bed not long after. Our eldest stays up to watch the midnight Fireworks with hubby and I. In between though we usually do our own thing.

So what did I do. I listened to the Music Countdown for the top 30 songs of 2009 while crafting.

What did I make?

I started off by making another Desktop Calendar drawer unit this time using the Bella Bleu DSP with Not Quite Navy & Very Vanilla cardstock.

There’s a little sneak peek on this one…..

And then I made this.

I love this project. Frances from the Stamp Owl Studio had one on her blog earlier this month using Good Morning Sunshine DSP and the Cheep Talk stamp set which was just gorgeous. Frances provided some links for instructions so I saved her post to go back later and get them to make my own. I wanted to use a stamp set, DSP and colours I hadn’t used for a while. I tend to get in a rut of using the same things over and over again while others are neglected.

Supplies for this project are:
Stamp set: Always
Card: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP
Inks: Regal Rose & Pumpkin Pie.
Accessories: 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle Punches, Photo Corner Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Rhinestone Brads – Fire Circles, Regal Rose 5/8” Grosgain Ribbon, Circle Scissors Plus

Thanks for visiting.

Till next time……

Happy Stamping

Cheep Talk

I don’t tend to create a lot of ‘cute’ cards as you may have noticed and mainly use flowers in my cards. In March when demonstrators were given a few select items that we could order from the upcoming IB&C (now released IB&C) one of the sets included was Good Friends. Now I thought the bird was quite cute but seeing it was so large I didn’t think I would use it but I was hoping we’d get the smaller set called Cheep Talk in the full IB&C and of course we did. So yes I ordered it. (I also have Good Friends after using my downlines set and liking it. Surprise, Surprise…..)

At present I have a few sets on my stamp tables that I am making sure I use before going back to some others that have already seen a fair bit of ink. I’m determined not to have any uninked sets or minimally used sets in my collection from the current IB&C this time around. One of the sets on my table is Cheep Talk.

In the last couple of days in what little spare time I’ve had I’ve created 2 cards using this set.

For this first card I initially chose another Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #SC229 and for colours I went with those in the Good Morning Sunshine DSP I chose to use, but as I was sitting the layers on the card to see if I liked it before adhering, I decided to change it and also add some more DSP that I initially wasn’t going to use. The end result is this.

Cheep Talk 1

and for the inside of this card I’ve added a little matching dsp

Cheep Talk 1 inside

Stamp sets: Cheep Talk
Card: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, So Saffron
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon.

For card #2 I’ve used Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #SC183 and have used Windsor Knot DSP and coordinating colours.

Cheep Talk 2

and for the inside I’ve just stamped the bird.

Cheep Talk 2 inside

Stamp sets: Cheep Talk
Card: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Windsor Knot DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, So Saffron, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads – Fire, Earth Elements Brads, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Piercing template & tool (Tool Kit)