Tuesday, August 21, 2012

With Sympathy

I made this card today for friends whose brother passed away very unexpectedly yesterday. I used the Autumn Leaf from the Gina K Designs "Fall Foliage" collection and the With Sympathy from the Gina K Designs "Stippled Flowers" collection.
The Autumn leaf was stamped on an autumn background which I made myself, and then heat embossed about 4 times.
The color of Not Quite Navy is what was used to stamp the With Sympathy on the front of the card. I also used Mellow Moss as the card base, layered with Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron all SU card.
Not much more to say except wish I could take better pictures.

Just a picture of the inside of the card before being written in. Thumped the leaf stamp and applied Pumpkin Pie and Kiwi Kiss ink around the edge.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Just playing around

Created this card using SU ~ Ruby Red, Old Olive and Whisper White. The panel in the middle was made using the Marble techniques and is quite fetching in real life. And although you can't really see it, I double stamped the flower using Pretty in Pink and Basic Black. The inside is also decorated using the flower, double stamped and a greeting.

Sunday is nearly over and I am still feeling very unwell. Hope you all have a great weekend


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sympathy card

I work as part of a great team at what could be a very explosive site, so when one of the members if feeling pain something as small as a card can help them cope.
Such a thing recently happened to one of the team with the passing of her mother. The loss of a parent is very hard to bear as is the loss of any family member.

Not much more to say, so have a great weekend.


Friday, August 17, 2012


Boy, has this been a long time coming. Although I rearranged my craft room into my lounge room ages ago, I have not been taking advantage of it to the full. You know the routine: away from home over 14 hours a day/night, no time for anything but eating, showering and sleeping.
Well, what better excuse to create that having bronchitis, losing one's voice and now this turning into a cold.
So, I have been experimenting with various techniques that I have learned from viewing the fantastic Stamp TV site. I thank the brilliant Gina Krupsky for producing such a wonderful range of videos for us.
These first two cards are made with the Pillow Top background.The first card was my first effort that didn't turn out as I expected because I didn't have the proper tools, but still it looks different. I decided to try again and made this "male" card which needs sentiment added etc.

Anyway, appreciate you taking the time to stop by and have a look.
As always, have a great day and enjoy creating :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Upcoming Scrapbooking Retreat at Pt Elliot

So looking forward to the Scrapbooking Retreat at Pt Elliot. Lots of creating to be done, friends to catch up with, food to eat, rest and relaxation.
Many thanks to Robyn for organizing these 3 days for us. If you are in the area come along and have a look. Plus I am on holidays for this so it's going to be extra good.