Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
This one CASEs Viv. Her card was a Christmas card with a fabulous Father Christmas face silver-embossed on the front. I don't have any stamps that would look anywhere near as good so I decided to keep the layout and the colours but change everything else. I used one of my Cuttlebug folders to emboss the vellum overlay on the background. I have about 6 of these folders and really don't use them very often at all. Must do something about that. The stamp is from Baroque Motifs and is emblossed in silver on Glossy White cardstock. The base card is also the Glossy White. I wrapped SU Silver and Gold cord (both retired) around the top of the card, or I guesw it could be the side, depending on your perspective. My mum was quite impressed with this card and suggested it would be a great Sympathy card, due to its simplicity and lack of colour. I think she is right.
I had a really hard time choosing just one of Deby's cards to CASE but finally decided on this one. I have to get me the SU set Sassy Stems. I say that to myself everytime I see another great card made using it but I really mean it this time. I only changed 2 things on this card - the stamp (from Oh So Lovely, Hostess Set) and the colour of the bling (Turquoise rhinestone brad). This also turned out really simple and elegant, at least that is what I think.
Well, I haven't finished with this series yet as I think these were CASEs numbered 15 and 16 so that makes 3 more to go. I shall make that my mission today. I don't plan on doing much else today. Yesterday I had the worst case of Hayfever I have every had. That may not sound like much to those of you who are not Hayfever sufferers but constant sneezing and blocked sinuses totally saps your energy. I went to bed at 8pm last night - and still didn't sleep very well. I have sent the rest of the household off to church this morning so I can have some quiet time to myself. Hopefully whatever caused the Hayfever has passed and I can recover today.
Wishing you a relaxing Sunday.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
When we arrived home I decided it was time to stamp! I had already chosen some more cards from my SBS#25 sisters to CASE so here are the next 4.
This one CASEs Kristen. I chose this card - I did change almost everything except the layout and the layers. This is a new stamp set from SU - available until 31st March 2009 in our Summer Mini - A Happy Heart. I took my colour combination from the Berry Bliss DSP - Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
This is the 8th CASE of my SBS#25 sisters - Clara is the lucky one this time. I just love this cute bee card but I didn't have any bee stamps. Also, I was on a roll with using the Afternoon Tea DSP so the above is the result. I love the look of placing the brads through a punched out circle. I'll definitely be doing that one again. The other thing that attracted me to this card was that Clara used the SU scallop border punch - loooove that punch. I even managed to punch the rectangle - just don't look too closely at the bottom.
I hope you like this selection of cards. I won't have any to post tomorrow probably as I have been really tired tonight - it has taken all my energy just to load these photos up - so I haven't stamped tonight. However, after tomorrow, I'm on 1 1/2 weeks holiday so I plan to "Stamp up a Storm".
YOu can see that I changed just about everything except the layout, which I love. This was a bit out of my normal style with all those layers - at least 7 - but I really like the end result, and so does my Mum.
The colours were taken from the DSP (Afternoon Tea) - Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky and Groovy Guava. This is such an elegant colour combo.
The image is from the Hostess set, Oh So Lovely. I stamped the image 3 times in Chocolate Chip and just coloured the the flowers with a white gel pen.
The brads are pewter.
Well, that's it for now. Have to eat my breakfast and get to work. I made 3 more cards yesterday and will hopefully have time to load them this evening.
Have a great day.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The card is a CASE of Cheri. I did change the colours around a little but what inspired me the most were the snowflakes. I remembered that I have some chipboard snowflakes that I hadn't used yet. Let me tell you, covering this one large snowflake with DSP nearly drove me crazy. Firstly, I drew around it onto the back of the DSP (retired from SU). Then I cut it out - insanity inducing in itself. I applied Tombow Multi-adhesvie our the chipboard and then adhered the DSP - guess what? This snowflake is not symmetrical! Or else my cutting was very bad. I had to trim nearly every straight line in this snowflake - sometimes the DSP and other times the chipboard. It took me ages.
Despite the trials and tribulations, I really like this card - the colour combination especially. The sentiment (which is in the top righthand corner in case you can't see it) is a rub-on - something I don't use very often and whenever I do I wonder why not.
Hope you like this card as much as I do.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
You can see on the close up that I have silver embossed one of the snow flakes from Snow Burst. I used my Crop-a-dile Big Bite to punch the holes in the top sections to thread the ribbon through. These would be great as tree ornaments as the hanger is built in.
I will be placing a few handmade chocolate truffles I have also made tonight using the recipe from Bootybella. Mine don't look exactly like the ones you will see here, but they sure do taste good!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This is my first CASE. I went looking at Susie's blog and found this card.
When you CASE someone's work it is customary to change at least one thing. About the only thing I didn't change (much) was the layout. I changed the colours (More Mustard, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy and Elegant Eggplant). I made it a Christmas Card. My image is different (Merry Merry stamp set). I added the sentiment circle. And the list goes on. The is the first time I have made a card with this sort of opening and I really like it. Thanks for the great idea Susie!
I'm supposed to
a. post a link to the person who gave me the award (see above)
b. pass it on to 5 others and post links to their blogs
c. visit and comment on their blogs.
I award the Kreativ Blogger award to:
all my SBS25 sisters! I know that is actually 19 blogs not 5 but I just couldn't narrow it down.
You are all mega-inspiring.
Monday, December 15, 2008
This way you can make a tag as long as you like.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Whisper White cardstock, Rose Red DSP, Scallop Border punch, Star punches (large and small), Short & Sweet stamp set, Rose Red ink.
Monday, December 8, 2008
This card qualifies for Mel's Weekly Challenge #3 and SBS25 Challenge #9. Mel's Challenge was a colour cahllenge (Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Gable Green plus one neutral) and we had to use Dazzling Diamonds or the new SU Chunky Glitter. SBS25 Challenge was to use up some scraps on a card. Here's my card that qualifies for both challenges.
The base cardstock is Elegant Eggplant. I stamped the flower from Season of Joy in Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock (scraps). I then adhered some Red Chunky Glitter in each of the petals using Tombow 2-Way Glue. The flowers were fixed to the base card with Stampin' Dimensionals. The torn Whisper White (a scrap - already torn) was stamped repeatedly with the flourish from Season of Joy in Gable Green. The Yoyo Yellow piece (also a scrap) is stamped with the greeting from Season of Joy in Real Red.
I have spent a lot of time over the weekend making Christmas cards (I sent all the ones I had made to the RAAF Chaplain in the Middle East for distribution to our Aussie troops so they can send cards home for Christmas). I therefore have lots to post over the next few days. So stay tuned.