28 October 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge #4

Wow! We're up to challenge #4 already! This challenge came at a perfect time, I was at playgroup yesterday morning when I was asked by a lovely lady (a grandma who brings her grandaughter) to make a card for her as she hadn't been able to find a baby card for twins, so I decided to combine the 2!
It's such a beautiful, simple sketch, I'm thinking I might use it again for another project I have in mind.

Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet,
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Nursery Suite DSP, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Neutrals buttons, Subtles Buttons, Pear Pizzazz poly stitched ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta, kitchen twine
Punches: Scallop Ribbon, Corner Rounder
Big Shot: Two Tags Bigz Die
Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould

17 October 2011

Birthday Invitations

We had our kids' birthday party earlier this month, with the kids' birthdays only 5 weeks apart we decided to throw a joint party (with 2 cakes of course!) but Charlotte is at an age where she chooses a few friends to invite from preschool, and I didn't want those people to feel obliged to bring presents for Jack too so I needed a way to have individual invitations for her friends but still joint invitations for family & family friends. The solution I came up with was to do double sided invitations (since they had both chosen separate cake themes anyway) This was Jack's side of the invitation, a circus theme based on his choice of a clown cake.
Stamps: Party This Way
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Big Top Birthday DSP, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Punches: Scallop Border, Petite Pennants Builder Punch

This is Charlotte's side of the invitation, she chose a dinosaur cake ("pink with sprinkles!") and has reminded me about her request every day since May, so when I saw Dinoroar in the new catalogue it was at the top of my wishlist!
Stamps: Dinoroar
Ink: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Cardstock: Old Olive (Reverse side of Jack's), Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould

14 October 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge #3

That time again! Another Friday Sketch Challenge, this time with a sketch made by Sammi, if you want to check it out head over to the blog and see what the talented DT girls have come up with this time!
I made a card for my Sister-in-law to-be Amy for her hen's night to go with the massage voucher that Carmen & I thought she could use.
For the focal panel, I first embossed the bird (inked in versamark followed by Rich Razzleberry and clear embossed) then clear embossed the blossoms from Elements of Style and watercoloured using a blending pen and watercolour wonder crayons.
I made a bow using the techniques that the talented Teneale taught us at convention.

Stamps: Elements of Style, For My Family
Ink: Versamark, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: First Edition DSP, Crumbcake, Melon Mambo,
Bigshot: Houndstooth Textured Impressions Folder
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain (retired), Antique Brads

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould

06 October 2011

Beautiful Butterflies in 3D

The other month I held a 3D class as my regular Stampin' Up! class. We also made a Snow Globe card but I'll show you guys that one closer to Christmas.
The other 2 projects we made were a pop up card and a matching gift box using the Fancy Favour Bigz XL die.

 Here is the card we made, inside and out, we used some window sheets to cut a spiral so that the embosslit butterflies seem to fly off the page.
And the matching box, isn't this so cute?? Perfect size for popping some home made yummies or a bit of jewellery inside.

Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Love Letter DSP (retired), Crumbcake, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Window Sheets, Basic Jewels Pearls

Punches: Wide Oval, Butterfly
Bigshot: Fancy Favour Bigz XL, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Designer Frames Textured Impressions
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould