Friday, September 30, 2011

Festive Friday

I love this new stamp set from Stampin''s called Tidings of Joy. I love the sentiment so much that I featured it on the front of my card today with the little dove popped up on the corner. I'm sure you'll see more of this set over the coming weeks...remember, just over 12 weeks until Christmas!Supplies:- Tidings of Joy by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU markers, SU DSP, SU coloured cardstock, raffia and foam dots.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bunny Bath

It's great to have some blank cards on hand and this cute image from Penny Black could be used for lots of different occasions so I chose to leave it blank...I can always add a sentiment when needed or just write a message inside.

Supplies:- Bunny Bath by Penny Black, PTI white cardstock, SU markers, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU ribbon, SU pearls and foam dots.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sent With Care

I started to tidy my craft room the other day and I came across this cute designer paper with birds from Stampin' Up. I thought the little birds looked like they were passing a message onto one another. I punched the little scalloped corners with the SU scallop oval punch. I ended up making this card and have yet to finish cleaning my craft room...I think I just added to the mess!

Supplies:- Unity KOTM May 2011, SU coloured cardstock, SU DSP, SU markers, SU oval punches, ribbon, foam dots and SU pearls.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Festive Friday

I love this little snowman from Unity's KOTM club January 2011...sure to put a smile on someone's face this Christmas!

***Just a friendly reminder...there is just over 13 weeks until Christmas***
Supplies:- Unity KOTM January 2001, Christmas Greetings by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU markers, buttons, embroidery thread and Hot Off the Press DP.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thinking of You

Today's card is my swap card that I made for the Stampin' Up card club I attend each month...I can hardly believe it's been a month since the last one...where does the time fly! Anyway, this month's swap theme was Fall/Halloween and so I made a Thinking of You card in Fall colours. I pieced the background together and then stamped just the flowers from the featured stamp in Versamark have to look very closely to see them in the photograph. I punched the sentiment out with the scalloped oval punch and then cut the top and bottom off. I didn't have any ribbon that really matched so I used a strip of co-ordinating cardstock.
Supplies:- On the Grow by SU, SU coloured cardstock. SU markers, SU scalloped oval punch, Brilliance ink, Versamark, SU brads and foam dots.

Monday, September 19, 2011

With Sympathy and Sadness

I really don't enjoy making more than one of a card...but I don't mind doing a slight variation using the same supplies that are sprawled out all over my craft table! Here are two cards that I created from the exact same supplies using stamps from Stampin' Up and Unity.

Supplies:- Unity KOTM May 2009 and May 2011, Thoughts and Prayers by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU markers, SU DSP, Paper flowers, brads and foam dots.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Festive Friday

I can hardly believe it's the middle of September...the leaves are already starting to change colours here in New Hampshire and Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner! I'm taking a little break from my "Floral Fridays" and replacing them with "Festive Fridays" so I can get a head start on all my holiday cards. There are 15 weeks left until Christmas so I really need to be making several a week!

I have two to share with you today...the first one uses a quote from the Stampin' Up set Occasional Quotes and I wanted to keep the card soft, simple and peaceful. I tore the white paper to create the snow on the mountains and ground and made the magic wand with my Martha Steward snowflake punch.

The second card is another clean and simple design using Stampin' Up's Peaceful Season. I coloured the SU rhinestones with my red Copic marker to make the berries.

Supplies:- Occasional Quotes by SU, Peaceful Season by SU, PTI white cardstock, SU coloured cardstock, Bazzil textured cardstock, SU markers, Copic markers, Martha Stewart punch, fiskar paper edgers and foam dots.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sorry for your loss

I paper pieced the background in 1" squares before cutting it out with my Top Note Die for this sympathy card.

Supplies:- Unity KOTM April 2009 and January 2011, SU coloured cardstock, SU ink, Top Note Die, Nestabilities, SU DSP, Paper roses, sizzlet stem and foam dots.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A sweet birthday wish...

This week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge is "Delicious"...they want to see something yummy on your creation! I chose to use Cherry Jubilee for my card with a big bowl of delicious cherries...yum! The sentiment is from Unity's Kit of the Month June 2011 and I used my Copic Multiliner to draw a little cherry border around the edge to match the design on the bowl.
Supplies:- Cherry Jubilee by Penny Black, Unity KOTM June 2011, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, SU coloured cardstock, Copic Multiliner, Nestabilities, Fiskar paper edgers, Button, lace and foam dots.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Floral Friday

This will be my last "Floral Friday" for a while...tune in next week for "Festive Friday" as I really need to get moving on my holiday cards and projects!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Archery Notebook

Some of you may know that one of the things I enjoy with my family is archery. We all needed notebooks to record our sight adjustments for the various distances we shoot so I dug out my bind-it-all and nestabilities and made little notebooks for everyone with an archery target on the's mine...

Monday, September 5, 2011

With Love & Caring

I have two cards to share with you today because as I was making the first one for this weeks Play Date Cafe Colour Splash Challenge I didn't want to waste the printed paper that I had trimmed and it was the perfect size for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. Here's the Colour Splash and white with a splash of red!
...and here are my cards. The designer paper is black although it does look grey in the photograph.

Supplies:- Thoughts and Prayers by SU, Thanks for Caring bu SU, PTI white cardstock, SU coloured cardstock, Brilliance ink, Versamark ink, white embossing powder, Colorbok DP, Sizzix Beautiful Wings Die, SU pearls, and foam dots.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Floral Friday

A garden bouquet...