Sunday, September 6, 2009

Parisian Breeze Wonderful Hedgehog

Stamped my Penny Black hedgehog on Confetti White with Staz On, coloured with SU markers and inkpads with aqua pen to obtain the matching colours.

Cut into shape with Nestibles background mat from Parisian Breeze Textured Designer Series Pattern Paper by Stampin Up in the next size to make a frame. Foam mount onto background card when completed.

Cut another mat from Parisian Breeze DSP papers, the top floral border layer is just a scrap, some pieces cuttlebugged to add texture.

The front of the card was punched with SU scallop borderpunch to give a gentle softening effect on the lower edge.

I used the bold stripe to make the card itself this time which has a lovely floral on the other side making the inside very girly. You can only get away with this because this lovely textured dsp paper is of a cardstock weight.

I added a liner with more cardstock for quality and texture; which I have uploaded separately. I also added a small strip of another contrasting stripe to the bottom edge of the back inner of the card which shows below the scallop edge to add a bit more interest, layers texture and contrast.

All the edges are inked extensively and there is some gold leaf randomly applied to the front that just looks like ink smudges on here but is actually bling like.

Finish with Flower, Pearl Brad and an organza ribbon and bow.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Gilded Fathers Day 2009

Hello friends,

CHIT CHAT - I hope this finds you having a lovely day; today is Fathers Day in Australia and we have just been for Devonshire teas and a plate of cakes - almost a veritable High Tea but not quite! That, we intend to do on Friday! *grin*

Here is the card I made for Peter for Fathers Day; now he is not MY father but he is a Father, to one very grown up young woman whom is unlikely to contact him until she is ready... and that makes him horribly sad :(

So, as a kindness and because we have no children together this card is made and gifted on behalf of those under his care to soften his dissappointment - given with love from THE very spoilt FUR BABIES! Dog, cats and birds!


CARD RECIPE -

Happy Fathers Day (Stampin Up) stamped with Close to Cocoa on Confetti White also SU; distressed with sponged ink and spritzed with Glimmer Mist. Shapes cut and embossed with Spellbinders Nestibilities and matted on various shapes which have also been texturised in the cuttlebug using embossing folders. Note where I have inked the edges of the green mat and you can see the pattern more clearly.


Beautiful papers are from K & Co K-ology Addison 12" pack; the stripe is scallop edged using SU Scallop border punch. All edges of all pieces are inked to distress.

Ribbon Navy & cocoa and card gilded in areas with gold leaf. The whole is mounted on Night of Navy Cardstock by SU.
Wishing you all a beautiful week full of blessings.

Hedgehog asleep on stocking at Christmas

Hi stampers,

Same as original but after stamping Hedgehog onto Confetti White with StazOn and colouring with SU markers and inks with Aqua Pen; I spritzed the image with Glimmer Mist Vanilla Breeze.


Cut out with Spellbinders Nestibles and mat on same. Mat has been cuttlebugged with a snowflake texture.

Mat front of White card with Pattern Papers from DCWV La Creme Premium Stack. The top most pattern is flock where it appears grey.


My red brocade trim really enhances the red stocking and I flocked trim and toe of same; will take another photograph! Can't leave well enough alone! *grin*

Sleepy Christmas Hedgehog


FIRST LET ME SAY I AM SORRY FOR MY TYPOS, MY SPELLING and my Grammer are NOT always so awful! he he he

So, to the card!!!

Stamped Hedgehog onto Confetti White with StazOn and coloured with SU markers and inks with Aqua Pen.

Cut out with Spellbinder Nestibilities and mat on same. Mat has been cuttlebugged with a snowflake texture.

Mat front of White card with Pattern Papers; these are from DCWV La Creme Premium Stack and are available in Australia from Big W at a very reasonable price for a VERY good quality product. The top most pattern is flock where it appears grey.

Finish with a red bobbled velvet ribbon or brocade. A little diamond dazzle added to sock trim for christmas sparkle but not shown here.

On inserts or liners inside of cards - a MUST have!


It annoys me no end to see an elegantly hand made and or stamped card which has no lining. An inner liner be it papaer or more cardstock adds a quality to your card that no shop purchased card can match. Our cards are infinitely more precious than those so more than warrant such treatments.

Off my soapbox now! More textured pattern cardstock to line inner. All edges inked and sponged.

Middle square is more Confetti White which i use a lot as it is better weight and quality that the SU Whisper white and not so stark in appearance. it also has a nice but slight texture to it which I like.

Ocean friends

Ocean friends
Ocean Commotion stamped with Versamark and embossed with White on Brilliant Blue Cardstock, Whisper White and Taken With Teal which has been cuttlebugged.

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