Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hello everyone,

It's been a long time (too long) since I showed you some cards which I have created, today I will show you a sympathy card I made, not my best subject for cards but I made this one bright and cheery and added the 23rd psalm which I find fitting for the occassion...I was more than pleased with the results.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Print and Emboss

Hello and welcome,

These 4 cards were made a few weeks ago but I caught the flu really bad and needed to take to my bed so I never got around to sharing them with you until now, it's winter here in Australia and boy don't we know it, I don't think I have ever felt so cold or maybe it's just a sign I am getting older, whatever the reason roll on spring,

All the images on these cards were first printed on to cardstock and then embossed with an embossing frame, I added some ribbon and then mounted the embossed image to my main card...easy peasy, plain but nice I thought...any image can be used or embossing frame to give an equally nice effect,

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Floral Silhouette

I wanted to do more than use this stamp as a sihouette image so I stamped it using versafine smokey grey and then coloured the image using crayola pencils,

I cut the stamped and coloured image using Spellbinders oval nestabilities and then using green cardstock I cut a larger oval and adhered my image to it,

I took some blue cardstock and punched all 4 corners using an EK Success punch, I then cut some white cardstock to a size which fit comfortably under the punched corners and then embossed it, next I added my grosgrain ribbon, attached my image with mounting foam and a sentiment using Stampin up Short and Sweet stamps, finished off with a couple of pearls and a Martha Stewart punched butterfly with a bit of glitter added and 3 pearls to its body.

Nice "n Easy

These cards were all made using the same technique but different punches, I found these cards quick and easy to make and ideal as a gift pack or a donation to your favourite charity,

The punches used were Stampin Up, Martha Stewart, EK Success, Fiskars, Whale of a punch and Spellbinders Nestabilities,

The Sentiment was computer generated.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Punch 'n Cut

Hi everyone,

I made this birthday card yesterday and thought I'd share it with you,

I started with my white base card and sponged around the edge in purple ink, I then took a piece of yellow cardstock 0.5cm smaller than my base card on all 4 sides, next I took a piece of white cardstock 0.5cm smaller than the yellow card on all 4 sides and I cut out a 5.5cm circle and used Martha Stewart's fan punch to punch around the cut out circle I then embossed the white cardstock and sponged around the edges with the same purple ink that I used for my base card, I adhered the embossed card to the yellow cardstock

I made the flower using spellbinders sunflower die and coloured the flower with chalks, I layered the flower and attached it to the centre of my cut out circle,

I attach a ribbon bow and then mounted this to my base card.

Thanks for dropping by and please call again

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Selma's Stamping Corner: Friends

Selma's Stamping Corner: Friends

Hi Selma,

Just stumbled across your blogspot and I'm in awe at your beautiful creations each one a delight to the eye, so much so I keep coming back for second helpings,

thanks for sharing your talents and friendship and take care



Friday, May 28, 2010

Green and white Garden Silhouette

I think this must be one of the easiest to make, I covered my base card in bottle green cardstock and then cut a piece of white cardstock into 3 pieces I put one piece through the cuttlebug using swiss dots embossing folder I then attached the 3 pieces leaving a space between each piece,

I stamped 3 different images on white cardstock using Stampin Up 'garden silhouette' stamps, I punched them out with Stampin Up round punch and then using bottle green cardstock I punched out 3 larger circles using Stampin Up scallop punch, I glued my stamped images to the green scalloped circles and attached them to my card with mounting foam,

I made the ribbon bow with my home made ribbon bow maker and attached it to the card.

Stem Silhouettes

I love these silhouette stamps so simple yet so refreshing, the card here looks so clean and fresh I love it...I have started with my base white card and then added moss green on top of that, I stamped a piece of white cardstock with one of Stampin Up's 'stem silhouette' I cut this into 3 equal parts and adhered this directly to the moss green spacing it equally apart but at the same time attaching the satin ribbon and bow,

I stamped the daisy image with marker pens on white square cardstock and coloured it in with coloured pencils (don't know the name of the stamp) I used glitter glue to give the flower a sparkle,

I cut out a square piece of pink cardstock and a square piece of moss green cardstock and attached my stamped image to these, I then used mounting foam to attach this to my main card

More of 'Embrace Life'

I'm trying to keep my cards in order of the stamps used so here another card using Stampin Up 'embrace life' I love these colours and hope you like them too,

The base colour is more a maroon red and then topped with striped paper in shades of red, green, pale pink and deep coloured pink,

I used a spellbinders label die to cut out the moss green cardstock then a smaller spellbinders label die to cut the pink paper, I added some green satin ribbon before I attached these to the striped paper,

The 3 flowers were created using Stampin Up embrace life stamp and coloured with water coloured pencils, I adhered these to give a 3d effect...the sentiment was from Stampin up 'short and sweet' sayings

Embrace Life

Another treat for you, this card was also simple to make and ideal for several occassions, eg; Wedding Anniversary, Birthday or just an everyday wish.

I cut out a circle on a piece of dusty pink coloured cardstock and a piece of cream coloured cardstock, I embossed the cream coloured cardstock with my cuttlebug embossing folder, I then attached the dusty pink cardstock direct to my base card, I attached the cream coloured cardstock with foam mounts,

The flowers were from Stamping up 'embrace life' I stamped 3 of these and then cut around them and attached them with foam dots, the sentiment was also from Stampin Up.

Black and white or white on black

Hi everyone,

Here is another card using the Stanpin Up 'pocket silhouette stamp' nice and simple,

I covered my white base card with black cardstock which has been punched down one side with Martha Stewart doily lace border punch, I then topped this with sqaure white cardstock, on top of this I added a black square which had been punched on all 4 sides with Martha Stewart doily lace border punch, on a piece of white square cardstock I stamped the pocket silhouette image and added this as my final layer...black with white polka dot grosgrain ribbon was attached beneath the image to give the finishing touch,.

I have not added a sentiment that will be added as and when required.

Pocket Silhouette

Hello everyone,

It's quite some time since I uploaded some cards and today I managed to find some time to scan and share with you some of the cards I have made recently, the card shown here was made using SU binder punch on the borders and SU pocket silhouette and small sayings stamps...the button was bought from Spotlight(West Australia)I was amazed how the button resembles the silhouette stamp, I used olive green, mango and sand coloured cardstock on top of my white base card.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hello and welcome to the start of a new week

Wasn't sure whether I would get to post on here today after my very very late night or should I say early morning, didn't get to bed until almost 5am...very naughty, anyhow I have managed to upload another couple of cards for all you creative people and hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them,

The first card here I have used one of my favourite stamp sets from SU it's called *Bloomin with Beauty* and it's just that...I love it,

My second card for today was created using a Penny Black stamp, Martha Stewart punch and cuttlebug embossing folder, I coloured the flower using watercolour pencils...ENJOY!!

Thank you for stopping by and please leave a message if you want more details

Pretty in pink

Hi folks,

It's that time of day that I really should be in bed (almost 2am) but I just wanted to share another card with you,

This card was made using a 14cm square white card base, I attached a 13.5cm square slightly patterned pink paper to the top of this,

I then used Martha Stewarts daisy fan edge punch down the 2 sides of white cardstock and Martha stewart daisy fan corner punch on all 4 corners of the same white card...I used a colouring pencil to draw lines down the 2 punched sides and an ink pad to colour all around the edge,

The flowers were stamped on white cardstock using the Stampin Up set "Blooming With Beauty" and coloured with colouring pencils...this was mounted on to more of the pink paper and then attached to the main card using mounting foam...I used pink organza ribbon tied with a double bow made on my hand made bow maker,

I haven't added a greeting as I'm not sure what event I will use this card for, the sentiment can be added at a later date, also noticed one corner has not been coloured with ink but will do so before going to bed...goodnight all

Pure and Simple

Hi everyone,

I made this card today and as it was so quick and simple to make I thought it would be a nice card to share,

Before I give you the details on how to make this card I must tell you that all my cards start off with a white folded card which I digitaly print my logo on the back, from there I build up my card front,

To make this card I used my white base card then attached white card which I embossed at the top with cuttlebug swiss dots and scored 2 parallel lines at the bottom using score pal,

I then added a piece of white cardstock which had been punched along both edges using Martha stewart scalloped border punch and then Martha Stewart butterfly punch in the cente of each scallop,

The flowers were made using EK Success daisy punch, I used ink pads to create colour to the scalloped edge and also the butterflies and flowers, flat sided pearls were used on the butterflies and flowers and the ribbon bow was made on my home made ribbon bow maker, the greetings was from my stampin up short and sweet set and stampin up window punch...please leave a message if my instructions aren't too clear,

Hope you've all had a safe and super week-end and look forward to you stopping by again

My lovely Granddaughter

I know this site is for cardmakers but couldn't resist showing this pic of my beautiful Granddaughter, can't wait to see her face to face and give her nearly 14 years worth of hugs...poor girl she'll probably be smothered to death by the time I've finished kissing and hugging.

Hello and Welcome

Hi everyone,

I have only just created this blogging page so please bear with me until I upload some cards I have made and give you the instructions on how to make any that may take your fancy,

I am inspired to share my work because I feel I am so lucky to have other people share their creativity with me,

In the meantime I am adding a couple of pic's of 2 of my babies, Solomon and Sheba, I decided on these names as I thought they live like royalty so they might as well be named aptly, Solomon is the quiet shy baby while Sheba is the active noisy one some might say "just typical of a female"

I hope you will bookmark this site and come back in a couple of days when I have some cards to share with you...also hope our Australian readers are enjoying their Anzac long week-end and taking time to reflect on all those brave men and women and young lads which lost their lives serving us and also those which returned some maimed and limbless lets wish them all everlasting peace.