Guest Artist – Wendy Arthur

It’s Friend Friday where I feature a guest stamper here!  Today’s card was designed by team member Wendy Arthur for a recent team swap.  I love the simplicity of this card – the black, white & Old Olive is classic and the design is easy to replicate quickly if you had a whole heap of Christmas cards to get completed – and everyone needs quick at this time of year right?

Wendy has used the Seasonal Bells stamp set and Bell Punch from the Annual Catalogue and paired it with the Merry Little Christmas DSP from the Holiday Catalogue.  The use of texture in the backgrounds adds a nice subtle dimension to the card.

You can find the Seasonal Bells stamp set here

Stamps: Seasonal Bells
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Ink: Old Olive
Other: Big Shot, Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bell Punch, Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon



Sugarplum Ballerinas

It’s another card for my Miss 10 today – this time it is the card I created to wish her all the best for her recent ballet exam.

I really enjoyed colouring the ballerinas on this card and adding little sparkly details like Wink of Stella on the tutu and gold sequins for your tiara, BUT I really struggled about what to add to the bottom portion of the card until I happened to look up from working on something else and saw a portion of a Gold Foil Snowflake upside down to show the white on the back of it, and I thought it looked a little like a tutu skirt.
I coloured the ballerinas using an aquapainter and my ink pads on Watercolour Paper – definitely the best combo for watercolouring! Needless to say, my little ballerina was absolutely rapt with her card and all the details on it!

Stamps: Sugarplum Dreams
Cardstock: Rose Red, Powder Pink, Basic Black, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Powder Pink, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Other: Foil Snowflake, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Gold Metallic Thread, Aquapainter, Wink of Stella



Moon Cat

Miss almost 11 has been slightly obsessed with a series of books featuring clans of cats (Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter) for the last 12 months, so when it came time to decide on invitations for her birthday there was really no need to ask what she would like to feature!  As soon as she saw the cat punch in the catalogue she started talking about it and how cool it was so although it wasn’t originally on my list to purchase I made an exception on this one.

I love how elegant this design turned out – I was inspired by the books website header for the colour and moon idea.  The cat was achieved by first cutting the white circle using my Circles Collection Framelit Dies and then punching the cat out of the bottom of the circle using the Cat Punch. This method gave a better silhouette effect than simply adhering a cat punch on top of the circle – I think it adds better dimension and a nice shadow which is really effective. A touch of Wink of Stella on the moon finished it off with a nice bit of shimmer!

You can find the Cat Punch here

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper
Ink: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Night of Navy Dark Stampin’ Blend
Other: Cat Punch, Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Rhinestones


November Stamp of the Month Club!

Stamp of the Month Club

Inspiration delivered to your door EVERY month!

 Stamp Set + 3 Project Kits = Inspiration in your Letterbox!
Build your stamp collection with a brand new stamp set every month!  PLUS you will receive a kit with all the cardstock/dsp/embellishments and full colour photographs, along with hints & tips to complete 3 projects using the featured stamp set!
Each month you will receive a package in the mail which includes:
  • The months featured Stamp Set: brand new Photopolymer/Clear-Mount or Wood-Mount set
  • 3 card kits – all pre-cut ready for you to stamp & assemble
  • Full colour photos of the completed cards, plus hints & tips to help you complete them.
Stamp of the Month Club costs $60/month (Wood Mount) or $50/month (Clear Mount) (including all postage costs).
Anyone can join no matter where in New Zealand you live!
Featured Stamp Set for November 2017: Colour Me Happy


*Stamp Set can be substituted if you let me know by the deadline
** Deadline for November club sign up is 7pm 10 November 2017

Guest Artist – Leigh Bourne

Today’s project was designed by one of my lovely team members for a recent team swap.  I love the bold Elegant Eggplant combined with the crisp Whisper White – so dramatic and elegant!

How pretty are those faceted gems as the centre of the flowers!  You can find the Lots of Love stamp set here.

Stamps: Lots of Love
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral
Other: Silver Faceted Gems