Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wedding Card

David and I have just been to Hamilton Island for one of my best friends' wedding. Paula and Brent won their wedding through a radio station competition in New Zealand! How lucky were they... What an awesome time we had. Unfortunately the break away without the kids was way too short, but nice to get away and recharge the batteries.

This is the card I made for Paula. It uses the for the bride stamp set. I wanted an elegant card, so I used a cream and gold colour scheme.

I stamped the image with a gold inkpad and then made a mixture of clear embossing powder and dazzling diamonds, to give it some bling. This is what the embossed image looks like (unfortunately the bling didn't photograph very well).

As Brent and Paula were staying for a few days after the weeking, we decided to give them some AUS$ for their present. This is the money wallet I made.

And finally, a photo of the happy couple.

Til next time,

Keep on Creating.

xx Nicky

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Swap card

Our team, the INKlings, regularly have training days and at these training days we quite often exchange swap cards. The card I have to share with you today, was one that I designed for our most recent swap. I knew what I wanted to do, but was unsure of what colours to make the card with. After a quick flick through my dsp stash to see what papers I had enough of, I had three choices, and in the end I chose this paper from the Bella Rose paper pack. Here is my card. It is made using one of my favourite colour combinations, riding hood red and pirouette pink. The design is a Mojo Monday sketch from a while ago that I had saved onto my computer. Using sketches are great, as it takes all the thinking out of designing your cards.

For the white panels, I stamped the Birthday Cheer and Wishes sentiment first and then put them through the Big Shot with the perfect polka dots embossing folder. The top panel was done by punching out a 1 1/4" circle and placing it over the end of the panel. I then had to use the crop-a-dile to punch some small holes to put the ribbon through.

The cocktail glass was stamped in stazon on some whisper white card and then coloured with my blender pen and inkpads. I used the 1 1/4" circle punch to punch it out, and mounted it onto a 1 3/8" pirouette pink circle and a riding hood red scallop circle. To give it a little dimension, I stamped the umbrella again on a scrap of card, coloured it in, cut it out and then mounted it over the original with dimensionals. Here is a close up of the cocktail glass.
I should have used some crystal effects or dazzling diamonds on the glass, but as I was running out of time to get them finished, this had to do. What do you think I would love to hear your comments.

Wow I have done a good job posting this week - three posts - maybe I am back on track again - here's hoping!

Keep on creating.

xx Nicky


Stamps: Cheers to You, Cheer and Wishes
Card: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Pirouette Pink
DSP: Bella Rose
Ink: Black stazon, Riding Hood Red, Pirouette Pink, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Punches: Scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle
Other: Big Shot Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

6x6 scrapbook page

I recently joined a 6x6 scrapbook page swap with some of my INKlings team-mates. I admit I struggle making 12x12 pages and since I don't print photos, I don't complete that many layouts. However I found the 6x6 page much easier to put together. Here is my page.
I used the Urban Garden dsp as my starting point and designed the page using not quite navy and kiwi kiss.

I background stamped the grass from the Inspired by Nature stamp set all over the not quite navy base with versamark ink, and used the outline alphabet stamp set to do my title. I cut around it and then mounted it with dimensionals. Here is a close up of the title.

I was really happy with my page and it came together really quickly. I think I might be going to make a lot more 6x6 scrapbook pages.

Next time, I have a swap card to share, so make sure you call back in a couple of days.

Keep on creating.

xx Nicky


Stamp sets: Inspired by Nature, Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Card: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
DSP: Urban Garden, Bella Rose
Big Shot dies: Little leaves
Other: Scallop edge punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Riley

My best friend's little boy Riley turned 2 a few weeks ago. He is a very special little boy and since we share a birthday, I had to make sure he got a very special card. They had his party at the Train shed and all the kids got to ride the Thomas the Tank Engine trains. Unfortunately his party was on during convention so I couldn't go, but Jess and Sam went and had a ball. When I found out what they were doing for his party, it didn't take long for me to decide what I wanted to do for his card. This is what I came up with. I used the Choo Choo stamp set and the people from All in the Family. The presents are from the Loads of Love Accessories stamp set. I was unsure of what colours to use, but Jess suggested tempting turquoise as it is the same colour as Thomas.

I started by using the track roller wheel and then sponged some kiwi kiss and bashful blue lightly over it to make it look like a field. I stamped the people and presents on scrap card then coloured them with my blender pens and inks and cut them out. I mounted them with dimensionals. Here is a close up of "Jess" and the presents.
I wrote Riley's name in white gel pen in the smoke to personalise the card. Here is a close up of "Sam" and the smoke. I was really happy with how it turned out and Belinda loved it.

Thanks for stopping by. Til next time.

Keep on creating.

xx Nicky


Stamps: Choo Choo, All in the Family, Loads of Love Accessories, It's Your Birthday, Track roller wheel
Card: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Black Stazon, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey

Other: Stampin dimensionals

Friday, June 4, 2010

I'm back ....

Well my break from blogging was a little longer than I had anticipated, but the cold I have had has just wiped me out, and I have been absolutely exhausted. However I am on the mend now, and have a new card to share with you.

This is the card I have been doing in my workshops this month. It uses lots of new products from the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue.The card base is rich razzleberry, which I have teamed up with the new cottage wall dsp, the vintage vogue stamp set and the very vintage wheel. I love the very vintage wheel. It has a beautiful butterfly in it, which was a surprise when I used it the first time, as it is not shown in the catalogue.

Here is a close up of the friends panel.
I stamped the image twice and then cut out one of the "Fs" and mounted it over the other with dimensionals. A very simple card, but I like it.

I will have another card to show you in a couple of days (I promise!).

Keep on creating

xx Nicky


Stamp set: vintage vogue
Ink: Rich razzleberry
Card: Rich razzleberry
DSP: Cottage wall
Other: Very vintage wheel, stampin dimensionals