Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Two new cards and the deets

Hey there, feels like its been forever since my last post.. the reason behind it was that I haven't been at home:-) Some of you might already know, I was out in Singapore for the weekend with my DH..
When I heard that we were going there the first thing I did was find out what scrap booking stores were around! It was a treat for me since I have never ever ever been to a scrap booking store as I buy everything online..

I finally managed to get something I have wanted for a couple of months now.. A CUTTLEBUG!!! Finally finally:-) yay!
Whats sad was that I couldn't do much shopping since prices there are through the roof and everything is over double the actual price I pay online! SO I used the oppertunity to buy stuff that I cant buy online (due to the weight and shipping cost), like my Cuttlebug and a new trimmer by Cutterbee ( EK success).

Anyways getting back to my cards for the day...

There was actually a reason I decided to make these cards, It's to show you some wonderful stamps I got from my favourite Copic Marker seller on Etsy; Shiela. I bought my very first markers from her, and they are the cheapest that I have found online!
What's great about her shop is that she designs her own stamps and is super talented, so I had to feature them here today..

This is the link to her shop, drop by to see some gorgeous unique stamps:-)

my favourites right now? the '1740's world map' and the 'Not so creepy crawlers' set!

Now these stamps are what I won from her blog candy! I love them, and I also got a load of other cool stuff along with it and I put it to good use today:-) So here's the cards..

....and a close up, these two sets look incredible when embossed in gold..

Here is the other card, two different versions basically.. this ones more arty and grungy:-)

The trick is to dust off some embossing powder from your image before heat setting, that way you get a shabby aged patchy image:-)

....and a close-up,

So that's the two cards for today! well the second is actually to frame and not really a card:-)

Be sure to drop by Sheilas shop, she adds new stuff all the time, in fact I just discovered some stuff I may need to buy!

Supplies list,

Stamps: by Sheila, 'The keys to my heart' & Locked in love
Tim Holtz stamp- Flights of Fancy
Sentiment stamp (this is why I love you) by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday
and a zig-zag stitch stamp I picked from Singapore

Ink: Distress ink s in Walnut, Shipped Sapphire, Black soot, Antique Linen and Tea dye and Black Stazon
Embossing powder: gold
Patterned paper: Cappella collection by Basic Grey
Metal Key hole: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Ribbon by Memrie Mare: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MemrieMare
Navy and Natural Twine from my stash

Thanks for dropping by today! hugs!


  1. AWWW! I'm smiling ear to ear! I knew you would make something wonderful with those stamps!!!!
    Thanks for all the love! You are Awesome as usual!!!!

  2. Your cards are gorgeous, Michelle! That gold embossing looks fab! Thanks so much for always leaving sweet comments on my blog! Vanessa x

  3. these are so beautiful! love the gold embossing!

  4. Wow, these are both fabulous and detailed! :)

  5. Gorgeous cards, great colors. Really liking the different styles of these cards.

  6. Beautiful cards Michelle, you used these images well - great inspiration :)!!

  7. Oh my goodness, your gold key card is stunning! Thanks for recommending Sheila's shop. I will definitely take a look!