Sunday, June 28, 2009

2 Cards / 1 Stamp

I'll keep this short & sweet. Just posting a couple of cards that I made with this very adoreable Sugar Nellie stamp (Sweet Art Ebony, called "Reflective").

On this first card I used the Nestibilities to cut & layer; then added the Martha Stewart picket fence punch & layered it with 2 pieces of satin ribbon. Silk ribbon was threaded through the ribbon tag & a couple of brads & Prima Flowers were added to finish it off.

Second card is much the same except I did a little bit of sewing & added a few dew drops. The DP on both is Cosmo Cricket & both are coloured with Copic markers.

I know I'll be making a lot more with this little cutie!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Love Quote Stamps

I'm not sure what I'm thinking when I buy so many "quote" stamps. Beyond appreciating the beautiful words and the fun of finding a matching imaging to go with it...... I find them less then functional as cards when trying to figure out who to give them to. But I love a good quote! Just something short and sweet to make you think or go, "awwww". (But not much good for Birthdays or Get Well - lol!!)

One of my favorite quotes is this beautiful one by Helen Keller. I thought this little Sugar Nellie was a great match for the words.

So, nothing fancy here, just some basic layering, spellbinder nestibilities, a little vellum and of course (as always)... coloured with Copic markers.

Quote: "The best & most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller

Thanks for checking in!

Stamps: Sugar Nellie, Penny Black
Paper: My Mind's Eye DP, Bazzel cardstock (yellow) Gina K Pure Luxury White,
Assessories: Pearls, Prima flower,

Tools: Copic markers, Spellbinders
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beautiful Spring

When I first saw this gorgeous patterned paper I had to have it (& I don't just mean 1 sheet). Then I flipped it over and thought what the heck am I going to do with that... it's GRAPH paper?! So after playing with it a bit, I ended up really liking the affect of both together. The DP is Cosmo Cricket - Girl Friday (Wednesday).

I thought this little Sugar Nellie stamp went so well with the sentiment about Spring. She is coloured with copics & cut out with Nestibilites. (The Prima flowers are great for hiding sewing machine mistakes...)

Stamps: Sugar Nellie, sentiment is PSX
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Marigold Moring, Gina K Pure Luxury White
Assessories: Prima Flowers, Dew Drops, satin ribbon,

Tools: Copic markers, Spellbinders, Sewing Machine
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sugar Nellie Thoughts of You

I didn't have the chance to make anything tonight so I'm posting a card a made a couple of weeks ago with Daisy when I received my first batch of Sugar Nellies in the mail from Scotland. This one is my absolutely favorite stamp - she actually reminds me so much of my youngest niece.

Now, I'm going to try and remember the DP's... I believe both are October Afternoon. The flourish in the background is a dye (that I made a bunch of) a couple of years ago at my LSS... I kind of like how it wrapped around Daisy.

Copics were used for colouring with a bit of ribbon and dew drops added at the end. I love how the ribbon matched the DP!

Stamps: Sugar Nellie, sentiment is from a cute mini clear set (I think is "Studio C")
Paper: October Afternoon, Choc Chip, Gina K Pure Luxury White, yellow Bazzel
Assessories: May Arts ribbon, dew drops
Tools: Copic markers, SU! scallop punch, Spellbinders, sewing machine
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Ruby Red

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kick Up Your Heels!!

Gotta love Stella - she's one happenin' chick!! I stamped the inside to make it into a birthday card, but it could have many other uses.

I just loved the sunny & festive feel of this Bo Bunny paper, so I didn't want to add any more colours - just kept it simple.

The sentiment is from a clear Hero Arts set that comes with a bunch of high heels - but I thought it would go well with this Stella image.

Stamps: Stamping Bella, sentiment is Hero Arts clear set
Paper: Bo Bunny, Barely Banana, Gina K Pure Luxury White
Assessories: SU ribbon, dew drops, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Tools: Copic markers, EK Success Edge Punch, Spellbinders

Monday, June 15, 2009

Be Yourself

Another Sugar Nellie post and using a bit more of the Fancy Pants DP that I used in my last card... except this time you can actually see the DP. I thought these Hero Arts felt flowers (self-adhesive) went great with the paper so I used two from my "horded" stash. 8)

I absolutely love these little pastel button babies that I ordered from Gina K --- I'm a real sucker for embellishments - just gotta have 'em!!

Stamps: Sugar Nellie, sentiment is Hero Arts clear set
Paper: Fancy Pants, Really Rust, Gina K Pure Luxury White
Assessories: Hero Arts felt flowers, Gina K pastel button babies, May Arts polka dot ribbon, dew drops
Tools: Copic markers, MS Edge Punch, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug folder

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thinking of You

Don't you just want to pick her up and squeeze her? This Sugar Nellie image is so sweet. I saved my favorite sheet of Fancy Pants DP for this card......... and then proceeded to cover up the design completely! Oh well, still lots left over for me to try another card. 8)

Stamps: Sugar Nellie, sentiment by Papertrey Ink
Paper: Fancy Pants, Gina K Pure Luxury White, Choc Chip, Baja Breeze
Embellishments: Pearl dewdrops, Prima flower, self-adhesive felt ribbon, white ribbon
Tools: Spellbinders, EK Success edge punch, copic markers sewing machine.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I make a lot of friend cards so I couldn't resist getting this stamp from Stamping Bella. After I coloured these gals up I didn't have much in the way of matching paper until so I was happy to find this dp from "October Afternoon" - it has every colour I used... love it when that happens! The sentiment is from an SU! set I got ages ago (can no longer remember the name).

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Stamps: Stamping Bella, SU!
Paper: October Afternoon, Brown Bazzel, Gina K Luxury White, SU! Choc Chip
Ink: Color Box White Pigment & Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls, Prima flowers, Stickles
Tools: Spellbinders

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Birthday In Style

Instyle Stamps. If you love the retro look, you'll love these stamps! They are so much fun.
I kept the layout & colours pretty simple because I wanted to keep the focal point on the image. I coloured her up with Copic markers, used my spellbinders to cut & emboss the center frames (and the flowers) and added a little bling.
And then........ I ordered more.....
Stamps: Instyle, Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: Satin, Slik & Sheer ribbon, dewdrop, prima flower, brad.
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday, Bazzel Yellow, Gina K Pure Luxury white cardstock

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Birthday Ketto Style

Love the Kettos from Stamping Bella. They're so quick & fun to colour up. I coloured this one with copics and added a bit of sparkle with Stickles. Used spellbinders to cut & frame the image. Silk ribbon & dew drops in the same colour were added & I got a chance to use my new Martha Stewart edge punch.

Stamps: Stamping Bella, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury, Bazzel Brown, DP
Embellishments: dew drops, silk ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Copic Markers, Spellbinders, MS Edge Punch

Friday, June 05, 2009

Happy Birthday David !!

Entering Blog World...

My first official post in the Wonderful World of Bloggers. I've spent so much time reading other card & craft blogs, I finally became tempted to try one myself.

So in my first experimental post, I've chosen a card that I recently made for my brother's birthday. Coloured with copic markers with a little machine stitching... no bling... just kept pretty simple.

I'm looking forward to seeing where this blogging adventure takes me and I'm excited to finally be here!

Stamps: Stamping Bella, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury, Bazzel Brown, DP
Embellishments: Dewdrops