Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Been Crafting Too Long!

This is really bad. I have been cardmaking for several hours now. Can't seem to put away all those goodies and it's turning the little corner in the room into a maze of paper. Since I have worked hard on them, I'd like to share a few that I have done today.
Monkey and lion stamped using my Stampin' Up Fox and friends set and the quote from a stamp I can remember...yellow border punched

Another card using my SU stamps with Martha Stewart's heart punch

For a special friend's birthday who'll be receiving this card next week for her birthday in May

A favourite because I did so little but the effect is stunning (in my opinion)

I bought a lot of cupake theme stamps and die but strangely enough, have not translated them into proper cards.

Stamped using the strawberry stamp from my SU Tart & Tangy

Experimenting with my SU stamp

Another favourite because I used leftover bits of papers but absolutley adore the colour combination

Long Overdue Cards

Using leftover and scraps
Stampin' Up Tart & Tangy

I like the quote!

Experimenting with my new Sincere Salutations stamps from Stampin' Up

From SU Tart & Tangy

I quite like my steering away from girlie pastel colours.

My First Stampin' Up Card

So excited! I just got a boxful of Stampin' Up goodies from Stacey and started right away with my Fox and Friend stamp set. Here I used Pumpkin Pie colour on the monkeys and stuck in on the scalloped circle with a foam glue. Stamped the birthday greeting with my new Stampin' Up sentiment stamp, too. Inside (though not obvious, I have stamped several images of the monkeys randomly all over the page.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I had a lovely evening out at Royal Windsor race course with Emma today. So that's one evening without card making but I enjoyed watching the horses thunder down the tracks. I noticed, too, how wonderfully colourful the jockeys' outfit were. Time to incorporate those in my cards?

I've included a card which I made several years ago when I started making cards under the guidance of Henriette Gabriels. She taught me iris folding. The technique involves lots of colour combining and that's the best bit of cardmaking for me.

The colours used on this cards were fiery shades of orange and the corners are punched. Thank you Henriette for sharing with me what is to become a passionate addiction.

Couldn't resist sharing another card with you. Here's one done in a slim card (which my son thought really yucky for a card shape). I beg to differ and think it's really a good shape and size especially if you're going to make lots of it. More suitable for invitations and thank you notes.

Here goes! My attempt at keeping a blog about my addiction. No, not Farmville, hehehehe... The other addiction which is my cardmaking activity. The card on the left is done with stamping technique using chalk to colour in. It went to Down Under especially for my niece's newborn son, Phoenix.

I'll post more photos of my cards once I get the hang of this blogging thing (very slow learner).