Thursday, 6 May 2010

Sparkling Shimmer

I wanted to show you a couple of things today.
I am getting to like the shimmer paints that were introduced in the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue (page 21) more and more as I use them.

It is however, really hard to photograph and capture the amazing sparkle that it gives off.. I've had a go anyway... see what you think!

And inside

This card has been made using
  • Medallion background stamp
  • Special Blessings stamp set
  • a border stamp from the new Vintage Vogue stamp set
Other items used
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Not Quite Navy cardstock
  • Bordering Blue cardstock
  • Kraft Taffeta ribbon
  • Champagne Mist Shimmer paint
Makes for a lovely simple card, of course you can change the greeting on the front and the sentiment on the insert.
I love the Medallion Stamp. Some people are frightened to use it, as it is quite big, but ensure that it is inked up enough and you'll be well on your way!
I've just seen a new technique today using this stamp and embossing over a patterned 'inked' image, it looks amazing, so I'm going to that out whilst Kiera's asleep!
Until next time,
Emma xx

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Twit Twoo

(For yesterday! I'm still going though!!!)

I've been busy this afternoon doing what I love.. CRAFTING!! I very rarely get time to do things for me - so I'd thought that I'd have some fun.  I've even dusted down my cricut which has not been used since I moved into my craft room.
I've been taking part in a challenge day set by Robyn & her team of PINK STAMPERS!! It's been great fun!
This card is for Challenge 4, "I like you the least", you had to use your least favourite or least used cartridge!! Well I like all my cartridges, but I bought the WILD CARD one before Kiera was born and I've never used it! So here's my effort, let me know what you think!

I had huge problems uploading this picture, but I'll hopefully upload more later today!!
All papers are Stampin' Up!
The card base is 6"x6", the tree cut at 5 1/2", the owl at 2 1/2" and the 'hello' at 2".

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! Now all I have to hope is that now I'm enjoying using my machine again... Stampin' Up! bring out a cricut!! LOL!!

Have a FUN Sunday!! I'm off to prepare to paint!!

Emma x