Friday, 11 October 2013

Stampin' Up Christmas

Yay for Friday! Hope that everyone has had a great week.

I decided that I needed to get a start on Christmas cards. Today I played with Winter Frost DSP which was in the holiday cataloge. I love the way it looks when you add a bit of silver.  Lucky for me I brought some silver ribbon when I placed the order for Winter Frost.

Paper: Winter Frost DSP
Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point
Stamp set: Best of Christmas, Contempo Christmas (retired)
Ribbon: Silver 1/8 inch 

Paper: Winter Frost DSP

Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White

Ink: Bermuda Bay

Stamp set: Be Christmas (retired)

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Happy World Card Making Day! !

No I'm not making it up,  today is actually World Card Making Day. You learn something new every day. I thought to honor the occasion I would try a new style of card.

This is an easel card. I also used an inking technique called sponging. This is my first time trying this technique.

Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla
Inks : Raspberry Ripple, Pear Pizzazz and Black Stazon
Stamp set : Simply Sketched ( hostess )

Triple Layer Stamping Technique

This is triple layer stamping. Its my new favorite technique.

Stamp set: Best of Butterflies
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake

Friday, 4 October 2013

Welcome to my very first post

First post on my first blog! 

I'm pretty new to card making. I started out using products from the local $2 shops and raiding the kids craft supplies. This worked for fine for awhile. It gave me enough exposure to know that I was enjoying this new hobby and I had found a great stress release. I quickly learnt the importance of having a good trimmer and scissors. After wasting money on cheap cutting implements I started to understand that some things are worth the extra dollars for quality.  I went to a card making class in my local area and was introduced to Stampin' Up products, in particular the Stampin' Up trimmer.

Since then, I started learning a number of techniques to incorporate into my designs. There is still so much to learn and so many styles and techniques I am yet to try. I hope you decide to join me on my journey.