Saturday, June 30, 2012

Laura's Birthday

It was Laura's birthday on Sunday just past, so here is the gift.  Yes another frame, but this time a bigger version in silver (I've cut out the frame in the picture, sorry, but the glass put glare on the photo). 

I've used Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and the Flirtatious Specialty DSP, with the silver glitter paper. 

Happy 10th Birthday, Laura.

Happy Stamping......Manda xx

Friday, June 22, 2012

Babies in the air......

A couple of my friends are having babies at the moment.  This card is for a lovely lady in my teaching team at school, who is leaving at the end of this term to have her first baby. 

I've made the card much larger than usual (A5) as this is for all the staff to sign.  I've used Elebration, an Al a Carte stamp from the current SU! catalogue, but the image actually has a piece of cake with a single candle on it.  I used a small square punch to make my present and carefully cut my coloured image to insert the corner of the gift under Ele's foot.  I thought it looked more appropriate than the cake.  Love the Ele though!!!!

I've water coloured him with markers and aqua painters, and then gone over the ears and balloon with Champagne Shimmer Paint, using the aqua painter to paint it on.  I've actually cut the balloon out of So Saffron card stock, then painted on the shimmer paint, then used my crop-a-dile to make the spots with Bashful Blue card stock.  Then I've used Crystal Effects to  make the spots shine.  Hope you can see it.

Stamps: Elebration, For My Family
Card Stock: Watercolour paper, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Stazon Black
Other: Champagne Shimmer Mist, Crystal Effects, Bakers Twine, Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, DSP (retired).

Happy Stamping.......Manda xx

Monday, June 11, 2012

Next in the gift parade......

DS has been invited to "my best friend from kindy, Jeremy"'s birthday party very soon.  As today is a public holiday in not so sunny Queensland, I took the opportunity to make up the gift for the birthday party.  There is a story behind the rockets.......DS's kindy sheets have rockets on them and Jeremy had to have rocket sheets as well.  His poor mum has been all over town looking for rocket sheets......only to discover that DS's grandmother made his sheets for him from a doona cover!

Anyway.......hopefully Jeremy will like this rocket instead!!

I have borrowed the rocket image, and the paper is retired SU! Celebrations DSP.

Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: SU! stamp'n'write markers in Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Other: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Big Shot alphabet dies.

Happy Stamping.....Manda

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Thanks in Wisteria

I recently had occasion to sit down at my craft desk and make a set of 12 thank you cards.  I just needed simple, quick and elegant.

This is what I came up with.

Please excuse the quality of the photos, they were taken at work on my desk - not the best lighting for photographing purple - 'sigh'.

Card Stock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Stamps: Elizabeth, Fabulous Phrases
Other: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop oval punch, large oval punch, dimensionals, sponge.

Happy Stamping.....Manda