Posts tagged ‘Happy day’

October 5, 2013

World card making day …

It’s world card making day today, and it just so happens that it is also the birthday of my lovely friend and upline – Michelle Last.  So of course I couldn’t resist getting out my crafting supplies to make this card to send Michelle some birthday greetings, using lots of different products from the quatrefancy suite from Stampin’ Up …

Michelle's birthday card

I love this year’s in-colours from Stampin’ Up – they just go so well together – coastal cabana and strawberry slush – yum!  I did a little bit of distressing around the edges of the whisper white cardstock, and then just layered up the other elements with stampin’ dimensionals. 


The first Around the World Stampin’ Up Challenges competition closed this week and I was so happy to learn that I won the Readers’ Choice vote for my masculine birthday card! 

Sweater weather 21st birthday card

So a big thank you to everyone who voted for my card – I am delighted and overwhelmed by your comments and support.  Big crafty hugs to you all!

I will wear my badge with pride …

Readers choice badge


Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: coastal cabana, whisper white; stamp sets: happy day, mosaic madness, itty bitty banners; inks: smoky slate, coastal cabana; punches: scallop circle, mosaic; accessories: adhesive rhinestones, stampin’ dimensionals, mosaic embossing folder, quatrefancy designer series paper.

Thanks for dropping by today


September 11, 2013

Elegant sympathy card …

Sympathy cards are always difficult to make.  They are not ones I prepare in advance – they would make me too sad.  However they are necessary to let our bereaved friends and loved ones know that we care and are thinking about them.  For me, sympathy cards need to be simple and quick to make, and yet beautiful, to convey the condolence message. 

Butterfly sympathy card

 I used elegant eggplant and whisper white for the card, a colour scheme I’d used before hereand added a butterfly, stamped onto vellum and punched out with the co-ordinating punch. 

Lines of embossing and beautiful, stamped images from Stampin’ Up were all the card needed.

Butterfly sympathy card close up

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: elegant eggplant, whisper white, vellum; stamp sets: papillon potpourri, happy day, teeny tiny wishes; inks: elegant eggplant, sahara sand; punches: elegant butterfly, word window, modern label; accessories: adhesive pearls, stampin’ dimensionals, tombow glue, simply scored scoreboard, stamp-a-majig.

Thanks for dropping by today


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