Archive for June, 2008

Ok, this is going to read like gibberish as it is 12:30am but here is my entry to the Kwerner Colour Challenge.

I’ve used river rock paper and stamped the flowers in river rock, and stamped the boho and Whimsy Graden butterfly stamp using wild wasabi and then punched a purely pomegranate circle to go behind the boho stamp and a regal rose scallop behind that.  I used my sisters stamp cherish, which is also from the Stampin Up collection, but I’m not sure which stamp set. Finished it off with a bit of sparkle here and there.


This is my first challenege, and I’m happy with it but I did spend all night on just one card….



Read Full Post »

I’m new to blogging.  I have just been browsing a number of card making blogs, and I am amazed at firstly the number of sites and secondly, how many amazing designs are out there.  

I am inspired and want to create every night but I’ve already been up until 12 for too many nights in a row as it is, and now I have a new addiction to add to card making and jewellery making, maintaining my blog.

I have two sons, 5 and almost 3 and at the moment I’m a full time mum.  So to keep them and myself entertained we do arts & crafts quite a bit, I love watching them relax and create, whether it’s a drawing, painting or making something with blocks.

My eldest son likes to make cards and jewellery as well so I might have to take some photos of his designs to share.  I love the freedom in his design, children don’t second guess themselves, they just create and enjoy their design.  


                            My painting

                    My Eldest son’s painting

One day we were painting and I tried to learn from Codey and just paint without planning what I would paint.  I just started painting lines and the painting created itself.  What I loved most of the experience was that Codey decided to start copying my painting and then went of on his own tangent.  Love it!

Dont worry they also like to run around the house being crazy, pretending to be ninjas, jumping on the trampoline and riding their bikes.  My youngest has just started riding a bike with training wheels since his older brother is now on a bigger bike, he is really starting to grow up now.  

It really is scary how comfortable they are sitting on these pretend bikes, especially the way my youngest moved with the bike when it went from side to side.

I suppose I should actually include a card design.  I really need to improve the quality of my photos, so I apologise for the quality.  This is a card I made a while ago before I was introduced to stamping, but it is one of my favourites.


Read Full Post »

A cute simple card….


One of my most recent card designs.  I will post more over the next few days.

I made these cards with the Garden Whimsey stamp set I bought from my sister Kristy Young www.youngstamper.wordpress.com  who is an Independant Stampin Up consultant.

To make these cute little cards I used:

  • Garden Whimsey stamp set
  • Scallop punch
  • 3.2cm Circle punch
  • Purely Pomergrant Colour Stampin’ Pad
  • Papers, Blue Bayou and River Rock.
  • White Card Stock

These are cards are really quick to make and are great to attach to a small gift to say thank you.

I’m really loving using the scallop and circle punches, and the stamp set is great.  You can create so many different cards or even scrapbook designs using these stamps. Here are some more designs using the same stamp set below.




Have fun deisgning your cards!


Read Full Post »