Thursday, 31 October 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - Flying Balloon's

Hello Everyone,
Today's card from the Stamp camp was designed by Pat, using the Small Oval Punch for the balloons.  It was a big hit with everyone.  The sponging on the balloons and squiggles really make this card come together.
Stamps: S/U's A Dozen Thoughts
Card: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals
Finishing Touches: White Gel Pen, Black Stampin-rite Marker
Cool Tools: Small Oval Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge Daubers, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Dble Sided Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for dropping in today.  Hope you are enjoying the inspiration.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - What's In The Box?

Hi Stampers,
What's in the box? ...........Weeeeeell it's a cute pop up giraffe of course! Another very fun and adorable project by Pat.  This cute giraffe was another big favourite at the stamp camp. The outside of the box was stamped with a sponge dauber and finished with a twisting motion on the designer paper. We made a slit on the front fold of the box to insert the Linen Trim and finished it off inside with a mat of So Saffron and Whisper White stamped with the sentiment.    
The neck piece (spring) was made with 6 pieces of Chocolate Chip card 1 1/2" Wide by 12" Long. The head was attached with a piece of acetate. The bottom of the inside of the box is covered with a piece of chocolate chip.  The spring is adhered to the top of the Chocolate Chip mat.
Stamps: S/U's Bring on the Cake
Card and Papers: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black, DSP Colour Collection  Patterns Stack - Subtles, Clear Acetate
Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Stazon Black
Markers: Soft Suede, So Saffron
Finishing Touches: 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Gift Box
Cool Tools: Sponge Daubers, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, 3/8" Circle Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen,  Tombo Multi Purpose Glue, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals
Thanks for taking a peek today.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - Vintage Baroque

Hello Stampers,
For today's post we have a pretty vintage card designed by Pat. We stamped the frame, cut out the window and ran it through the Big Shot and then sponged the embossing with a sponge.  The fern was stamped off before stamping on the Very Vanilla card except for the darker leaf.  The Crumb Cake layer is mounted on dimensionals.  The flowers are made with punches and then twisted with tweezers to shape them after they were sponged with Crumb Cake and stuck together with Tombo Multi Purpose Glue. The crochet trim  is placed flat over a piece of linen thread and then tied together and the pearl added.
Stamps: S/U's Papaya Collage, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Finishing Touches: Victoria Crochet Trim, Pearls, Linen Thread
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Beautifully Baroque E/Folder, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Tweezers, Dimensionals, Tombo Multi Purpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Sponges
Thanks for popping in today. 

Monday, 28 October 2013

Merry Monday #81 - Oh No...Santa's Stuck!

Happy Monday Everyone,
This weeks Merry Monday Challenge is to use Santa on your card.  I made a Tent card for my Santa who is up on the roof stuck half way down the chimney.  LOL.  I stamped him three times cutting out the face and hat and mounted it on dimensionals and changed the chimney colour to match the iron roof which has been crimped. I punched two Decorative Labels to get the mat for the sentiment and cut each one in half.  Just a simple little card, hope you like it, don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's fabulous cards.
Stamps: Eureka Santa, S/U's Great Greetings (R)
Card and Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Smokey Slate
Ink: Stazon Black, Smokey Slate, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink
Finishing Touches: Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Pen
Cool Tools: Crimper, Decorative Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for taking a peek today.

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - Wood and Feathers

Hi Friends,
This card by Pat was one of the favourites at the stamp camp featuring the Light Birchwood Technique used as the background and is so easy to do.  We used Early Espresso, Old Olive and Crumb Cake for the colours and a Bone Folder. 
1. Using the edge of the Bone Folder and Early Espresso ink, just tap onto the stamp pad to pick up the ink and drag up or down randomly in lines on the card stock.  Keep re-inking the Bone Folder edge and repeat until you have the desired effect.
2. Don't forget to clean the bone folder before changing to another colour. We used Old Olive ink in the same motion as before but also swipe sideways to remove excess ink and lightly smudge the ink on the card stock.
3. Use a dauber to sponge the edges of the card stock with Crumb Cake ink and then use the side edge of the dauber to gently rub some Crumb Cake in between some of the close lines created by the Bone Folder.  This gives the Woodgrain a more aged look.
4. To make the feathers we scored down the centre and folded the card in half cutting out a feather shape. Stamp the feather shapes with Early Espresso ink and S/U's Gorgeous Grunge stamp and sponge around the edges. Then cut fine slits down the sides of each feather, cutting V shapes every so often to add more definition.  After tying the knot we frayed the Burlap trim.
Stamps: S/U's Express Yourself - Hostess, Gorgeous Grunge
Card: Confetti White, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky
Finishing Touches: 7/16" Flax Burlap Trim
Cool Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Bone Folder, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape,
Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 at Shoalwater

Hi Everyone,
Last weekend I attended a camp with my good friend Pat Carr at a Retreat Centre in Shoalwater which is south of Perth.  It is a lovely peaceful place, very close to the sea and although it rained a lot of the weekend we all enjoyed ourselves making some gorgeous projects.  Pat, Jenny Chilton, Andrea Buckland and myself also presented a workshop and some technique classes. 
Today's post is featuring three technique cards by Andrea Buckland using different mediums for the background and the same stamp set for each. For the first card we coloured with Marker's directly onto a clear block and spritzed and then stamped.  You leave the clear block sitting on the card until it has drawn all the moisture onto the card and the clear block is completely dry.  You then stamp your images and colour them as required.

Stamps: S/U's Wetlands
Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Basic Black
Finishing Touches: Early Espresso Twine
Cool Tools: Clear Block, Spritzer, Stamp-a-ma-jig,  Dble Sided Tape
The next card was made using Stamp Pads dragged lightly, directly on the card.  This technique can appear overdone until you do some stamping and it changes the whole look of your card.

Stamps: S/U's Wetlands
Card: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Soft Sky, Smokey Slate, Crumb Cake
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Pretty Print E/Folder, Large Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch
The last card of the set was made using Painter's Tape inked up on stamp pads, stamped off once and stamped on the Whisper White card.  You can use the Painters Tape over and over again.  To keep the colours uniform on the background you can mark the tape on the stamp pad at the edges, this helps to line each colour up.
Stamps: S/U's Wetlands
Card: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi
Finishing Touches: 7/16" Flax/Burlap Trim
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Painters Tape, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Check back in the next few days for some more of the gorgeous projects we made, or become a follower so you know when I have posted some more projects.
Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Merry Monday #80 - Dashing Through the Snow......

Hi Friends,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and we are to use Music or a Carol inspired theme for our cards.  I went with both using  Stampin' Up's music notes wheel for my background and the carol is Jingle Bells. The fir trees are fussy cut and covered with Dazzling Diamonds. I die cut the Silhouette image from Papertrey Ink.  The Whisper White card is embossed with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  I finished off with some Silver cord and a Jingle Bell. 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow, S/U's Music Notes Wheel, 1996 Penny Black 960H Snowy Fir Tree
Card and Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Stazon Black, Garden Green, Basic Grey
Finishing Touches: Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Cord, Jingle Bell
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow Dies, Sizzix Polka Dot E/Folder, Sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for visiting today.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Happy 7th Anniversary!

Hello Friends,
Today's card was made for our youngest Daughter and her Husband for their 7th Wedding Anniversary today.  The Owls were cased from a design by Heather Summers who I think made the original design.  Heather's Owls were a lot larger and I adapted the design for my card.  I sponged the background through a lattice die cut and punched out the shapes to create the owls. I love them, I think they are adorable.
Stamps: PSX Santa Rosa F270 Happy Anniversary
Card: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Card, Crumb Cake
Ink: Bashful Blue, Stazon Black
Cool Tools: Big Shot, 1 3/8" Circle Punches, 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Perfect Pennants Punch, Memory Box Branch and Berries Die, Cherry Lynn Designs - French Lattice Small Frame, Owl Builder Punch, Sponge, Sizzix Adorning Ac cents E/Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen,
Thanks for dropping in today. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Curtis is Three

Hello Friends,
Today's card was made for our Grandson Curtis who is turning three today.  Curtis is an avid Thomas the Tank Engine fan and knows all of the engines and accessories by name so I just had to make a card of his favourite engine. I did use Pinterest to get some ideas but I had to figure out sizing and which punches to use to make it, very time consuming but it was a fun project.

Card: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Real Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Grey
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities, Sizzix Adorning Accents Framelits, Sponge, Computer and Printer, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
1" Circle Punch - Daffodil Delight Circles, Thomas's Cheeks
3/4" Circle Punch - Eyes Whisper White, Basic Grey Circles, Bashful Blue Circle
1/2" Circles - Eyes Pupils Black card
Double Circle Punch - Eyes Pupils White
1 1/4" Circle Punch - Top of Funnel - Black, Mouth - White
Word Window Punch - Wheels
Round Tab Punch - Nose
Designer Label Punch - Whisper White Lamp
1" Square Punch - Eyebrows, Square cut in half and then quarters
Martha Stewart Train Border Punch
Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Merry Monday #79 - Snowflakes

Hi Friends,
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Challenge this week.  The theme is Snowflakes and we are to use Blue, Grey/Silver and White as our colours.   I saw this card by LeeAnn Greff on Pinterest and loved the cut out with the Snowflake decoration hanging inside the circle. Would you believe I actually made this same card in Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Gold and then realised I had to use Blue, Silver and White.  Talk about a Senior's Moment, anyway I have included the original card at the end of this post.  Let me know which one you like most.

Stamps: S/U's Festive Flurry, Many Merry Messages
Card: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Silver Glimmer Card, Shiny Foil Card
Ink: Midnight Muse, Marina Mist,
Finishing Touches: Crystals, Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, 1/8" Silver Ribbon,
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Sizzix Festive Flurry Dies, Anywhere Glue Stick , Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip. 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Stamps: S/U's Festive Flurry, Papertrey Ink - Bells and Boughs
Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glitter Card
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Celebrate Organdy Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Festive Flurry Dies, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting today.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Hello Stampers,
Our Daughter and her Husband just celebrated their 12th Wedding Anniversary and this is the card I made for them. I cut the front panel back by 1 1/2 centimetres and attached the designer paper to it. Stamped and coloured the flowers and cut them out with their corresponding dies.  Made a flag with the sentiment and attached it with dimensionals.

Stamps: S/U's Backyard Basics, PSX Santa Rosa F-270 2001
Card and Papers: Basic Black, White Shimmer Card, DSP Unknown
Ink: Stazon Black,
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Backyard Basic Framelits, Aqua Painter
Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Merry Monday #78 - Tis' the Season

Happy Monday Stampers,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge, to use a bird on your card. I paper pieced my birds and layered three shapes together to give the birds more dimension. The background was sponged on through a lattice die cut from Cherry Lynn Designs.  I coloured the Pearls with a black sharpie for the eyes, added some Candy Dots and sponged some patterned colour on the inside. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Signature Christmas
Card and Papers: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Winter Frost DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Smokey Slate, Black Sharpie Pen
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Candy Dots - Neutrals and Subtles
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Cherry Lynn Designs FRM132 French Lattice Small Frame, Memory Box Branch, Impression Obsession Bird Dies, Sponges,
Thanks for dropping by today. Do pop on over to Lesley's blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.