Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!!

As promised I am back with a Halloween post:-) Some of you know that last weekend I was in Singapore celebrating my birthday, and as always what I looked forward to was shopping for scrap booking and stamping goodies at Made With Love.

They have a gorgeous shop filled with awesome stuff:-)! prices are about 2 to 3 times more than when I order from the U.S however nothing beats actually seeing the product and touch it while I make my decision.. ( My shopping is always online so I don't get to do that..)
I was like a kid in a candy shop:-)

Luckily though they had this major Halloween sale going on and I manged to get about 25% - 40% off on most stuff.. so the insane prices kind of balanced out and I treated myself to some things I had been wanting to get:-)

While I was browsing around, I found two sheets of awesome Bo Bunny Halloween paper, and I just needed to get them because they were too cute! I never make Halloween cards 'cos we don't really celebrate it in Sri Lanka, but I just HAD TO this time:-)

I dont have Halloween sentiment sets so I used the cute letters stamp set by Hero arts for my sentiments, along with some Thickers I picked up in Singapore, the sparkly silver is from the new Dear Lizzy line.

Can you believe these are made with just two sheets of pattered paper? ( they were double sided too) talk about value for money! I chose carefully and made sure they coordinate well when I purchased them..
And the best part is there is more left to make about another 3 cards!!

These wonderful die cuts are from my sweet friend Isa from France, she was kind enough to send me an awesome package full of die cuts, stamps and embossed papers for my Birthday so I was dying to use them as well...

I used my scallop punch to add some definition along the length of the card..
Oh and if you noticed, the sun came out and added a shadow to my last two photographs and I waited and waited till it went away, and when it didn't I just shot it as is... oh well...

I accented the spider with some silver and red Stickles, another little treat I got which I normally wouldn't get.. but seeing them up close really jolted me to buy them:-)
Don't you love the creepy red eyes? I used it on the bat as well..

So that's my post for you today!! I had so much fun making these:-)
Have a great day and happy stamping!

Friday, October 29, 2010

A simple, quick card

Gone are the days when card making was 'just because'.. with work getting really hectic now my posts are all about cards that were made specially for an occasion that sprung up:-( So here is a card that I made for a loved one who has recently lost a family member..

I kept it clean and simple and used a lavender since it's a calming and soothing colour, I believe sympathy cards should fit that criteria:-) not that I am getting all scientific on you:-)

I stamped my Hydrangea off center and coloured with very copics..a light lavender and a soft grassy green..

Jazzed it up by tying some string for added interest:-) so thats my quick card for you, stay tuned for some quick and simple Halloween cards tomorrow.. I am rushing through some to send my friends before it's too late, will do a post soon:-)

Thank you for dropping by and
Happy Stamping to all of you! Hugs!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

'Twas the night before Christmas...

Hi there!!
Making a quick post before I disappear again;-) Today I am going to share with you a Christmas card I made using this gorgeous 'Snowy house' stamp by Hero Arts.. When the holiday catalog came out I just knew I had to have this stamp.. And lucky me I was a winner on the Hero Arts blog and I got it as a prize along with some other great stamps! :-)

I used some yummy My Mind Eye paper on this card, it's from the 'I Believe' collection. Love this line, and so glad I finally got to use it. The die cut and the tiny red paper strip is from that.
(The green stripe is a Dear Lizzy pattern paper.)
Don't you just love it when you could use a non Christmas paper line and make Christmas cards? I love the glitter on green stripe perfect to get into the Christmassy mode..

The background script is a stamp from Art Warehouse, which I have been eagerly waiting to use! I also used some Stickles and glossy accents to jazz up my little house, hope you can see it, it's not too clear:-) So thats my card for you today...

Thank you so much for dropping by:-)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More use from my favourite set..

Was busy the last three days making this card, you can imagine how busy I must have been last week huh? I only got to craft late in the night... Works just drowning me these days.

So as always the trend seems to be, reaching for my 'Sweet wonderful you' set.. As some might know, this is a stamp I won from Hero Arts for one of the monthly challenges.. I love that company I tell ya:-) their stamps ROCK!!

Now last week I got a load of Maya Road Chip board, and I happen to get the Windows chip set.. Awesome for scrap booking.. but when I sat down to craft I thought it would look amazing on a card, so I painted it with some Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle paint and got crafting..

Here is what I cam up with!

I used a fab Hero Arts woodblock stamp for the flowers as well as their wood grain stamp. The wood panels are individually pieced for an authentic look. I used Tea Dye distress ink to get a lovely woody finish.. I added some nails to complete the panels, mighty happy with the results:-)

The little curtain is a part of the chipboard window, I covered it with some cutesy pattern paper.. And few punched butterflies were need to jazz things up:-)

The little girl was stamped inside the card along with a pretty red balloon ( slightly visible in the first pic).. I also added some grass on with my Copics to finish it off..
So that's my card for you today! Hope you enjoyed:-)
Designer wood grain stamp, Sweet wonderful you, Monster fun and Pattern Flowers stamps all by Hero Arts
Maya Road Chipboard Windows Chipboard set
Tea dye distress ink and Picket Fence Crackle paint by Ranger
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
My Minds Eye Lush Rhinestones in pink
Copics for colouring
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Patterned paper

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Little Wish:-)

Today I made a card for Jenny who just got married:-) Jenny and Jason, this is specially for you!

I made it in the shape of a Polaroid depicting a happy couple.

I used stamps which Simone sent me for winning her blog candy, I got so many great stamps and could not believe how generous the gift was!!! I used this Hero Arts birds stamp and a pretty sentiment from a clear set both from her. Thank you Simone!
The sentiment was embossed in white embossing powder to make it pop against the black background!

I also used Glossy Accents for the flower centers and on the two hearts. Some My Minds Eye Lush rhinestones were added for some extra wham!
Thanks for dropping by:-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just dropping by to say...

Today I am going to share with you a card I sent to a dear friend, it was a get well soon card. I used my favourite Hero arts stamp set 'Sweet wonderful you'. I loved this little cute girl with the bag..

I coloured her with Copics and cut her out, I used glossy accents on her eyes, buttons and shoes.. I stamped the bag and coloured and cut it out, accented the dots with glossy accents too:-) The border was stamped with a few Hero Arts flowers I found in some of my stamp sets and distressed the edges with Ranger distress ink. I like how the flower border turned out :-)
I added the sentiment with the 'Cute letters' set and also stamped the inside of the card with 'get well soon'.. I then added a little butterfly and added a pearl for her hair band and finished off the card.
However after I sent it out, I felt that I should have rounded the corners with my corner chomper.. Oh well:-)
So that's the card for you today, Happy stamping!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!! Hope there is some stamping involved in all of you girls schedules today:-)

I started off with some much needed online purchasing, with all those great CHA lines hitting the stores who could restrain themselves huh? Went crazy today and bought some Pink Paislee and October Afternoon, you really cant get enough when you see these vintage yummy designs! So that's a little peek into whats been happening today... On to card details!

This is a card I made from a brand new Hero Arts stamp I purchased, It's an older design, but I think it's so great for coloring.. While I was at it I also stamped two matching bookmarks with this stamp as well, left it for some Copic colouring later on, when I am free:-)

I love this little butterfly who balances out the design, I glossy accented it! Shocker! ;-)

Used the gorgeous Hero Arts sentiment set "Huge Hugs" .. isn't it pretty:-)
Definitely brightens up a rainy day which today just happens to be! My only wish for the weekend was nice warm weather:-( Oh well, just have to settle for a sunny card I guess!!!
Have a great weekend you guys!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Doggies day out

Finally a sunny morning, hope the trend continues though out the weekend:-) These are the final shots I got of my layout on the doggies day out layout..

I used my trusty Hero arts stamp set, Circular designs as a jumping off point and stamped all over the right bottom corner with white chalk ink.

I them stamped with some bubble wrap on the top and bottom corners with some white Ranger acrylic ink.. (I used their paint dabblers) I also added some paint splatters too, This is the first time I tried that technique and I must say it's so much fun!!!

I punched out a bunch of butterflies with my Pink Paislee 365 degrees paper and added them all over for a fun element.

Everything was handstitched, I added some pretty pearls on the paint splatters.

Here's a close up of the butterflies I used to embellish my journalling, I stitched them with red crochet thread by Anchor. ( don't you love the distressing on the paper? it came that way..)

Here's a view of a punch out I added for embellishment. it was stamped with a Studio Calico butterfly stamp in London Fog Memento ink.
You can also see the stamping on the layout very clearly in this pic, I love that this stamp set is great for adding a background in a jiffy!

So that's the layout for today! Thanks for dropping by:-) and have a great Friday night!