Birthday, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Masculine

Motorbike for the boys

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card I made using MDS (My Digital Studio), the computer program that Stampin’ Up! have had for a few years now, and will no longer offer from 31st May 2015. When I heard this is was disappointed, as I had purchased many downloads and use the program for my scrapbooking and designing my blog headers. But in saying this, we can still use the program, there just won’t be access to new downloads.

This card was made for a young man in his 20s for his birthday. At that age, I find masculine cards more difficult, but love this motorbike stamp which I downloaded in MDS for only a couple of dollars and can use as many times as I like!!!

Motorbike

I printed the image onto white card and cut it to the size required. I coloured it with Stampin’ Write Markers. As the saying goes, Red goes faster, so that is what I chose!!!!

How awesome does it look?!!!

Motorbike

I layered it on Basic Grey card and Real Red and added some coordinating Candy Dots.

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

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Christmas

Watercolour Winter

Hello  Crafters,
Aren’t these cards cute?  And you won’t believe it’s a kit! Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit comes with all you need to make 20 cards, that is 5 of each of these plus envelopes. 
Watercolour Winter Simply Created Kit

This photo includes the envelopes because they are as cute as the cards!

Watercolour Winter Simply Created Kit     Watercolour Winter Simply Created Kit

Watercolour Winter Simply Created Kit     Watercolour Winter Simply Created Kit
Get yours today and you will have your Holiday cards done in no time – the kits make it so easy!
To see more, check out this YouTube video (click below)

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Baby, feminine, Masculine

Baby Cards (boy & girl)

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you some quick and easy baby cards using the Baby We’ve Grown stamp set.

I am just loving this set of stamps with 6 images, only 4 I have used!

The colour scheme is: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede & Crumb Cake!

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The card base is Crumb Cake.  I stamped each of the images onto Very Vanilla cardstock using a Soft Suede inkpad. I coloured parts of the images with the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker and sponged all the edges.

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The background was created by inking the inside of Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and placing the cardstock over the top being careful not to move it. Rub it gently then remove it slowly, so you don’t smudge the image. It is another fantastic technique for using your TIEFs!!!

I added some Vintage ribbon and some pearls to finish it off.

I then decided to make one for a baby boy using the same colours but exchanging the Pink Pirouette for Soft Sky and here it is!

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feminine, Techniques & Tutorials

Baby Wipe Technique (Engagement)

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you another technique which I haven’t ever tried until now, but it has been on my to-do-list for some time.

I wish I had of tried it earlier as I absolutely love it and the results of this card!

And check out the colours ~ I have used Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Wild Wasabi!

Flowerfull Heart

The card base is Bermuda Bay. Now to explain how I created that gorgeous colourful flowerfull heart.

First of all you need some baby wipes ~ who doesn’t have baby wipes?? Even though my kids are out of nappies, baby wipes are still a very handy thing to have around or in the handbag for those messy snacks!

You will also need some reinkers in your favourite colours, I find that 3 works best. Drop some ink onto the baby wipes randomly to cover an area big enough for your stamp.

Babywipe Technique

Once you have put enough ink on, place your stamp on top and use it the same way you would an ink pad.

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Then stamp the image onto whisper white card stock. Isn’t it just gorgeous?!!!

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I used the Flowerfull Heart stamp  and I was able to get about 18-20 crisp images from this one use of the baby wipes. Great value and would make an easy set of cards to give someone as a gift, or if you were making cards for a particular event!

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I added some white ribbon and pearls to finish it off, as it is for an engagement!

Here is another image showing the inside of the card. I love adding some touches to the inside, I find it just finishes the cards off nicely.

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I just love this technique and will certainly try some more, maybe a masculine one next time!!!

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, but if you would like to receive a copy before then, please Contact Me. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful colour pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Challenges, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards

Cupcake anyone?

Hello Crafters,

I am so excited to have a long weekend right now, after such a busy few weeks. So I must say Happy Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend to everyone in Melbourne and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes! Not only did I bake some Baci cupcakes but also made this card for the Just Add Ink #217 Challenge, “JUST ADD CUPCAKES/CAKE/DESSERT“.

And check out the colours ~ I have used Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette & Cherry Cobbler, oh and Soft Suede for the cupcake wrapper!

Just Add Ink #217

The card base is Cherry Cobbler along with the cherry on top of the cupcake. The background is Pink Pirouette Core’dinations cardstock embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF and sanded. I also distressed the edges with the distressing tool!

I used Flowersoft for the top of the cupcake to give it a bit of texture.

Just Add Ink #217

The double bow is made with the SU Seam Binding in Very Vanilla and adhered with a glue dot.

The sentiment is from the Hostess Stamp Set Simply Sketched and then cut out with the Decorative Label punch and sponged edges in Wisteria Wonder ink.

Oh and here is a picture of my Baci cupcakes, I knew you were wondering about them!!! Yummy!!!!

Baci Cupcakes

Why don’t you have a go at entering a challenge? They are so much fun, so check out what the design team at Just Add Ink created this week!

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, but if you would like to receive a copy before then, please Contact Me. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful colour pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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JAI

JAI#200 ~ Summer Flowers

Hello Crafters,

This week at Just Add Ink is the challenge using the beautiful inspiration picture by Nikki.

This just yells summer to me with gorgeous yellows, greens & whites!

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I don’t have anything so daisy like, but I love the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framelits. Initially I stamped the flowers in daffodil delight, but it didn’t have enough interest, so I used the technique called Kissing. To do this, you ink up the flower stamp with the Daffodil Delight ink, then ink up another stamp with Tangerine Tango ink. Press (KISS) the 2 stamps together before stamping the flower onto the white cardstock. Don’t you agree it gives more interest?

Here is a closer look!

JAI#200

Are you wondering how I created the background? I thought you may. I used the Simply Scored Tool and scored the crosshatch pattern. Then did the same on another scrap piece of card and cut part of it away to create a diamond template (see below). Line the template up on your cardstock and using a sponge dauber, sponge the ink in the bottom of each diamond!

JAI#200

I love this summery style although I am not so good in the heat. Is anyone else suffering with these days over 30 degrees? I like to hibernate and stay inside with the cooler on…. maybe it’s just my excuse to stay home and stamp!!!

Why don’t you have a go and some of the weekly challenges too on the Just Add Ink page!

Products Used

Stamp: Secret Garden, Simply Sketched

Card: Daffodil Delight, White

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi

Punch: Oval, Scallop Oval

Other: Big Shot Machine, Secret Garden Framelits, Simply Scored, Paper Trimmer, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Rhinestones

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Happy Crafting,

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