Wednesday 23 March 2011

Russel’s 50th birthday – meet Elvis the Owl

Last weekend we had a fantastic time at our dear friend Russel's 50th birthday party, so I wanted to share the card I made for him. Russel is one of the kindest guys you'd ever hope to meet, so I wanted to make him a special card...but what to do? He loves listening & playing music & is a big Elvis fan, so I thought a music theme would be good, plus he has a great sense of humour so I wanted it to be a fun card. Enter Splitcoast sketch challenge 324, my trusty owl punch, tiny scraps of card, & some Elegant Soiree DSP & you get...Elvis the Owl!
He's ready for his close-up, so you can see him better...
I am quite chuffed to say I came up with Elvis all on my own. Most of the pieces are just normal owl bits & hopefully you can see what I've done from the pic, but just some little things...
To make the collar, I cut a little slit in an owl chest piece, so I could fold down the top. The belt is just a strip of card & the buckle is metallic silver card.
I wanted him to wear sunglasses (which clearly all rock owls must), so I used Crystal Effects® on the smaller circle & added a spot of white gel pen. I wasn't sure about how they turned out, but he just didn't look 'rock' enough with normal eyes.
The wings holding his Grunge Rock guitar are 2 step birdie punch wings folded over. The guitar is inked with not quite navy, but I stamped off first.
A bit more on the layout – I used Splitcoast sketch challenge 324 - just turned it upside down & stretched it into a square. This is the great sketch.
The final card front is 14.8 x 14.8cm. I used marina mist for the base (really love this newest blue), teamed with Elegant Soiree DSP & a little soft suede & vanilla for the Curly Cute greeting. When I was editing the pics, I realised I'd unintentionally used almost the same combo as this card. Apparently my current go-to male colours! The Timeless Type numbers got another run through too – I stuck two together for extra strength. Oh, before I forget, here's the inside of the card - I just repeated some paper & added another guitar.
OK, I think that's all I need to say, except Russ & his gorgeous wife (& fellow stamper) Nicky really liked Elvis, so I was really happy. Finding it a bit hard to concentrate, as our house is vibrating & so noisy with the sound of electric saws & nail guns. The good news is that it's due to our new floor being finally laid (yes girls, classes getting closer now!). If you'd like any more info, just drop me a line & leave a comment if you like Elvis. Thanks for stopping by.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: Some Elvis Trivia – while googling to try to find an Elvis owl to case, I discovered that Elvis actually had a suit with a big silver owl belt – strangely enough called the blue owl suit! of course my Elvis the owl had to wear a blue suit too.

Stamps: Grunge Rock (Summer Mini), Curly Cute
Card/Paper: marina mist, soft suede, very vanilla, crumb cake, not quite navy, metallic silver, card Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: marina mist, soft suede ink pad, not quite navy marker, white gel pen
Accessories: Crystal Effects®
Tools: 2 step owl punch, 2 step bird punch, Big Shot, Timeless Type junior alphabet dies

Monday 21 March 2011

A quick card...or not

Have you ever had one of those days? Well I certainly had one with today's card, which is my entry for Inkspirations Challenge 62. This week is a colour challenge & here are the colours.
Initially, I wasn't sure whether to try the challenge, because of the daffodil delight (not a big yellow fan), but then last Friday night, I saw Helen's cute one layer card & decided to have a go, but had no idea of what to do yet. Saturday morning, I woke up & had a really clear idea in my head - a very rare event let me tell you. I wanted to use this week's clean & simple sketch - FLT132, use lots of white space to tame the daffodil (like Helen's cute one layer card), & use the Aviary set for the stamping.
10 minutes later,it's really coming together until I stamp the last image....& it blurs. No worries, I'll stamp another one...& I drop the inked owl stamp on the card. Take three & it's all going well, until I get some ink on my hand & it goes on the newly stamped page (sigh). Well, at this point, I have to leave it to get some other things done.
Sunday afternoon, I start again & manage to leave a shadow of an omitted greeting image on attempt 4. At this point, I'm thinking maybe this card wasn't meant to be, but I really need to get 2 cards in the mail for friends' birthdays, so I kept going with attempt 5 &.....success!! I manage to stamp & finish a card & even after all my stuff ups...including a dodgy inside greeting which I covered up (shhh) I'm very happy with how it turned out. So, with no further slip-ups, here's my entry for Inkspirations challenge 62!
& here's the inside too.
This is the great clean & the simple sketch I used too...if you're interested. I stretched the sketch & used a little extra ribbon, but I think it's still clearly there.
 Meanwhile, back in the craft room, I start on the second birthday card, but decide to change the colours a include some baja breeze. Even better, I manage to stamp & layout most of another card without any further boo boos.....& then I start seeing the migraine lightning bolts in my eyes. It's time to stop for now.
So, now it's today, I've finished the second card & am happy with it too.

It's very similar to the first, except for the baja, a different ribbon detail & add a little rhinestone bling. The inside is very similar too.
I can't say who the cards are for, as they're in transit but when the recipients receive them, you'll know who you are (grin)....& apologies that they're a little late now (sorry).

Anyway, what's the moral to this story?
... Inspiration does come when you least expect it & can come from many places.
... Be patient with yourself (& inanimate objects!)
... Keep trying & you'll get there eventually.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by & thanks very much if you actually made it through this whole saga. Hope you have a happy day. I'd love to hear what you think.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: When I was getting all the links for this post, I realised that the fabulous Kirsty Brown used Aviary in her Inkspirations card too. I don't remember seeing it when I first saw the challenge colours, but maybe my subconscious did & helped my idea along the way. Anyway, thanks Kirsty!
PPS: the finished card front is 10cm x 21cm & fits in a DL envelope.
PPPS: if you have any other questions, just drop me a line.

Edited: Wednesday 23/3 - one more with the scraps!
Since I'm still stuck in my craft room with the floor work going on, I thought I'd pop back in to show you a final version of this card I made with some of my errr..extra bits! This one is a smaller, regular sized card, so the stamping takes up more of the card & gives it a different look. I  kept the ribbon simple & just added a little 'Itty Bitty Shapes' flower & some more rhinestones. This one isn't for the challenge, as the base is pretty in pink & chocolate. I just had some bits handy.

Thanks heaps for all the lovely comments you've been leaving too. I love hearing from you. Bye again!

Stamps: Aviary (Summer Mini), Afterthoughts (hostess L1), On Your Birthday
Card/Paper: regal rose, early espresso, whisper white, Brights Patterns DSP (regal rose)
Ink: early espresso, regal rose, daffodil delight, baja breeze ink pads,
Accessories: espresso satin ribbon, fire rhinestone brad (pink), flower brad, basic rhinestones.
Tools: stamp-a-ma-jig

You're too kind

I’ve recently (& not so recently – sorry Nikki) received some blog awards from some very generous ladies, so would like to acknowledge these & most importantly say a huge thank you for your kindness & encouragement, to the lovely ladies who have  awarded them.

First up, I received the Stylish Blogger Award from the lovely Nikki Stalker (so sorry it’s taken me so long to get this up Nikki – renovation brain I think) & last weekend from the lovely Janice Spencer, who’s blog I’ve just found. The rules of this award are apparently are:
1.       Thank and link to the person who passed the Award my way;
2.       Share 8 things about myself;
3.       Pass it on to 8 others; and
4.     Let them know about the Award.

So, 8 things about me...very random! That was hard on a Monday morning!
1.       I’m a Christian.
2.       I’m a converted e-book reader, since we got an i-pad. My hubby Damien & I are reading (I’m re-reading) the Miles Vorkosigan sci-fi book series together. Fantastic series!
3.       I’m a total chocoholic for milk chocolate (especially Lindt classic), but am not as fond of dark chocolate & don’t like white chocolate at all.
4.       My star sign is Virgo – which should be no surprise to anyone who knows me.
5.       I can’t wait to finish our renovations, so we can have a family room again....& get most of the family room furniture out of our bedroom.
6.       I’m really looking forward to going to Melbourne & the SU Convention in May, with my fabulous friend Kellie.
7.       My favourite song (& video) of the moment is “Hollywood by the fabulous Michael Buble. Check it out HERE if you want to see why.
8.       I’m gradually working my way re-watching all the Taggart TV series. If you haven’t heard of Taggart, it’s a police murder mystery show set in Glasgow, Scotland. As a Glaswegian by birth, I really enjoy hearing the accents, slang, humour & seeing scenes my first home the stories are really good!

Now to pass it on....
That’s so tricky, as so many bloggers inspire me... but here we go.
I’m very proud & to say these first 4 nominees are part of my SU Diamond Stampers downline...Go girls!  Their styles are all different & very beautiful & most of them have just starting blogging, so please give them some encouragement.  These final 4 fabulous ladies blogs are always in my ‘check this out immediately if not sooner’ list. Say no more!
Phew! That was hard to narrow down.
Well, if that award wasn’t enough, I was thrilled to receive the Liebster Award from the amazing Helen or H2 as you may know her from her fab blog.
The idea behind this award is that you nominate 3-5 blogs that are pretty new or have less than 300 followers, so I’d like to nominate...

 Chrissie's World – Chrissie gave me such encouragement when I started blogging with her lovely comments & I am forever grateful for that.
 Leanne Dixon – Leanne has become a dear friend over the past couple of years & is also my SU Auntie. She’s a stamping technique queen & loves vintage.
Kellie Jupe – well,what can I say about the gorgeous Kellie? She definitely not a regular blogger, but her cards are fab & I hope this encourages her to do & post more (grin). Love ya Kellie!

Before, I go, I’d like to say a final thanks again to Helen, Nikki & Janice for these special awards. If you need any more inspiration, please check out the bloggers on the right column, as they’re all wonderful! 
I’ll be back later hopefully with my card for the latest Inkspirations challenge....if I can get some work done first.
Inky wishes, Di

Saturday 19 March 2011

Never ending birthday wishes for Renee

Today's card is one I made for my dear friend & SU team member Renee, who celebrated her 40th birthday in style at the beginning of March. Renee herself gave me the idea to make her a never ending card, when we last caught up, as she said she'd like to try making one. So, I thought she might like a sample. If you haven't seen one before, the basic idea is that the card has four different panels that you can see as you fold the card. So, here we go with the front.
 I've mixed & matched Love Letter DSP for most of the panels, mixed with a little stamping. The happy birthday on the front is from 'Engraved Greetings'. A very elegant set in the IB&C I hadn't really noticed, until my friend Leanne kept using it & convinced me it was a must have – especially for a vintage look. Thanks Lea. I added some basic pearls to make to add some detail without adding much thickness. My Timeless Type alphabet came out again for the 40 & it got the pearl treatment too.
Then, you fold back the panel... & you can see the second view.
This page includes a panel to write a birthday greeting (& did you notice I managed to sneak in one of my favourite 'Fabulous Phrases' stamps again?) & more dsp, which I fussy cut to match panels. I've also included the happy birthday scallop greeting from the SAB 'Punch Bunch' set.

More folding & you see the third view, which also includes some more 'Fabulous Phrases' words, which I stamped & punched so they link to read 'happy birthday to you friend'.
One more fold & you have the fourth & final view. The saying I've used here is from the retired 'It's Your Birthday' set (I think) & is a birthday favourite of mine. 
Once you fold over this page, you're back to the front page again.
I have to say that using this dsp was a bit of a challenge for me, as while I love & use heaps of riding hood red, I very rarely use black & the paper design is a bit more vintage & combining all the patterns isn't my usual style. However, as one of my stamping goals this year is to challenge myself more (as well as just stamp more!), I was glad I used it & was pretty happy with the final result...although at times I'm not sure, lol. In any case, I hope Renee liked it, as that's always most important!

Anyway, hope this gives you some ideas to try. Never ending cards are really fun to make & always give a real wow...especially to guys who can't work out how you did it. If you'd like to see some more of my never ending cards, you can check out these ones I made ages ago & also check out this video by Dawn, which I very much needed, the first time I tried to make one. Hope you have a happy weekend. Thanks for popping in.

Inky wishes, Di

PS: In case you're wondering, the finished card front is 14cm x 14cm

Card/Paper: riding hood red, Love Letter DSP
Ink: Basic Black & riding hood red ink pads
Accessories: basic pearls

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Twin birthdays – same but different

Today I have two birthday gift cards to show you, that I made for twin friends of Cara, who turned 10 at the beginning of this month. While the girls are twins, they like different things, so I wanted to make cards that would suit them both. I also needed to make a gift card holder, to hold i-tunes vouchers, as I knew they'd been given iPod touch's for their birthday. As an aside, the iPod touch seems to be THE present of the year for the 10 year old set. Lucky kids!

To start me off, I asked Cara what colours the girls liked & went from there. The first birthday girl likes pink & purple & is a very girly girl. Too easy! So this is what I came up...
The colours I've used are melon mambo & rich razzleberry & a touch of regal rose. Love this combination. The largest flower is part of the Island Floral die & the other is a punched Fancy Flower, with a 3/4 inch circle & retired button in the centre. The button stitching is just a little strip of card folded in the holes. The polka dot (razzleberry) & striped (regal rose) papers are from the Brights Patterns DSP stack. Love how you can mix & match these patterns & colours. The greeting is from my very well used Party this Way.
The theme is carried to the inside with some more DSP & scallops & little flowers from the super cute Itty Bitty Bits set.

Then I moved on to the second card. Birthday girl two's favourite colours are green & blue. Cara said she is also more of a tom boy, so flowers were no go. Apparently so were butterflies, when I showed her some I had planned to use (who knew?). Fortunately, a little punch owl I had made previously was deemed appropriate (phew), so that's what I went with & came up with this...
I repeated the scallops & striped DSP from the first card, this time in marina mist & baja breeze. Little owl looked a little small to be on his own, so I added a circle (circles #2 die) & some little leaves (2 step bird punch) for him to stand on.
On the inside, I repeated the scallops & DSP and then added a cute little stamped birdie (also from Itty Bitty Bits).
Finally, in case you're wondering about the card base dimensions, the card fronts are 10.5 x 10.5cm. Cut A4 sheet down to 10.5cm x 25cm, then score at 10.5cm & 21cm, so you have a flap to fold over for the gift card. You'll get 2 from an A4 sheet.

Cara really liked how they turned out & said the birthday girls liked them too, so it's all good! Hope you do too. Thanks for popping in. Hope to see you again soon.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: Some of these supplies are from the Summer Mini & only available until March 31.

Both cards
Stamps: Party This Way, Itty Bitty Bits
(Summer Mini)
Tools: Scallop edge punch

Flower card
Card/Paper: melon mambo, rich razzleberry card, Brights Patterns DSP stack – razzleberry & regal rose
Ink: melon mambo, rich razzleberry ink pads
Accessories: button (retired)
Tools: Island Floral die (Summer Mini), Fancy Flower Punch, ¾ inch circle punch

Owl card
Card/Paper: certainly celery, marina mist, old olive, whisper white card, Subtles Patterns DSP stack – marina mist & baja breeze
Ink: marina mist, not quite navy ink pads
Accessories: basic pearls
Tools: circles #2 die, punches - 2 step owl, scallop oval, 2 step bird

Sunday 13 March 2011

Zac’s Grunge Birthday

Well I'm back with a card I made for our family friend, Zac, who turned 13 today. How time flies.
I'm also excited to say it's an unexpected entry for Inkspirations sketch challenge 61. I check out Keesh's challenges each week, but never seem to be able to participate in time. Not so this week though, as the fantastic sketch was perfect for the elements I had in mind for the card – using 'Grunge Rock' & including a number. So here's what I came up with...
...& here's Keesh's sketch. This is one I'm definitely going to use again.
I'm sure you're thinking that 'Grunge Rock', is definitely not my usual style, but I kept going back to look at it in the Summer Mini as I thought it would be great for older kids who are over the 'cute' stage & male cards too. Soooo, I decided to order it in clear mount (grin).

Anyway, back to the card... I decided to try a bit of a collage stamping to make a background. First, I stamped a piece of naturals ivory card with the 'Sanded' background & random Grunge diamonds in crumb cake ink, added some rows of guitars in baja breeze ink, rows of happy birthdays in soft suede ink (some stamped off first), then a few random 'rock crowns'. As I was going with a grungy look, I just stamped free-hand, but it came out pretty straight anyway using the clear mount stamps. Finally, I embossed the panel with the square lattice embossing folder to add some more texture, distressed the edges & mounted it on a piece of baja breeze card.

The '13' medallion is made of a baja 2 inch circle (cut with the circles #2 die), an ivory ring punched with 1¾ & 1½ inch circle punches, both stamped with 'Sanded'. The baja piece also has the 'real' image from Grunge stamped in the centre. The 13 is again cut with the 'Timeless Type' sizzlet alphabet in soft suede. I've glued 4 numbers together to give a bolder look. The greeting strip is simply stamped on ivory & pierced using the mat pack template. Here's a closer pic, so you can maybe see the detail a bit better.
I carried the theme to the inside by including a stamped & embossed piece on the gift card/money holder side & a stamped & layered panel on the right.
Looking back at this card, the stamping is way out of my usual clean style, but I like how the final card turned out & think it still looks like me. What do you think? Either way, I hope Zac liked it.

I have a couple more girly clean & simple gift card holders to show you next time but it's time for bed now. Until next time, thanks for popping in for a visit.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: Grunge Rock & all the other gorgeous goodies from the Summer Mini (& Sale-a-bration too) are only available for 18 more days. Contact me ASAP if you'd like to place an order & earn some free SAB sets too.

Stamps: Grunge Rock (Summer Mini), Sanded
Ink: soft suede, crumb cake, baja breeze ink pads
Tools: big shot, circles #2 die, timeless type junior alphabet dies, square lattice embossing folder, punches – 1 ¾ inch & 1 ½ inch circles, mat pack

Thursday 10 March 2011

A zebra for baby Thumper

Today, I have a happy baby card to show you – one I made to welcome beautiful baby Thumper to my lovely friend Sam’s family. I know Sam has received it, so it’s safe to show you all now.
My inspiration for the card came when I looked at the cute little zebra on the little baby gift set I bought for Sam. I thought I could make a punch zebra to match, so out came my many punches & off I went. It took a little fiddling & he looked a little strange for a while, but I was happy with how he turned out in the end.
Then, I made a little habitat for him using some retired kiwi ‘Walk in the Park’ DSP & scallop square die (again!). The ‘welcome sweet little baby’ message is made using some words from the Fabulous Phrases set from the Summer Mini, which is another favourite recent purchase.

I carried the theme to the inside of the card too using some of the ‘Wild About You’ animals which I inked up with markers, then repeated the scallop square & DSP. The sentiment is from’ God’s Blessings’.
Here’s a pic of the card with the Pumpkin Patch gift set I was inspired by. You can see the little zebra on the front of the bodysuit & some other very cute animals.

More about the punch zebra...
Here are the shapes I punched/cut if you’d like to make your own zebra. Some are cut freehand & some punches are retired, so you may have to improvise if you don’t have them.

head & muzzle: 2 step owl punch - body
ears: word window punch
hair:  2 x spring bouquet flowers punch (retired)
eyes: small crop-a-dile circle
nostrils & ear crease – horizontal slot punch
body: freehand rectangle – 1 corner rounded (retired corner rounder punch)
legs: - freehand
feet – quarter inch circle (retired) cut off at top
stripes & tail – freehand

Here is a final pic to show you the little tag I made for the wrapped pressie, also using ‘Wild About You’ & Fabulous Phrases. The package was wrapped in tissue paper stamped with the lion & giraffe from ‘Fox & Friends’ but photoshop has decided not to co-operate, so can't show you it!
Thanks for stopping by & hope you liked my little zebra. Just drop me a line or comment if you have any questions. Hope you're having a happy day.
Inky wishes, Di

Card/paper: not quite navy, kiwi kiss (retired), marina mist, baja breeze, whisper white card, Walk in the Park DSP (retired)
Ink: not quite navy, marina mist, baja breeze ink pad/Stampin' Write® markers
Tools: Big Shot, scallop square die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Summer Mini), crop-a-dile
Retired punches: spring bouquet, horizontal slot, large corner rounder, ¼ inch circle

Thursday 3 March 2011

Breanah’s Birthday Bakery

Woo hoo, 3 posts in 3 days!...but don't get too excited! I'm still working on catching up on some past projects rather than making newies, but at least I'm here. Today's card is one I made for a very cute 6 year old friend of Cara back in October.
I've coloured the yummy little row of cakes from 'Birthday Bakery' (level 1 hostess set) with my markers & then added some glittery dazzling diamond highlights. The number 6 has been mounted on some circles & a scallop circle (with a little more glitter). To make the scallop circle look more like the scallop trim edge, I punched holes in each scallop with my crop-a-dile. I could have been a little more patient with this part, but think it works OK. You can see the details closer here (but don't look too close, LOL).
I think everything else is pretty clear, but if you'd like more info on anything, just drop me a line. Until next time, thanks for stopping by & leave some comment love if you're liking what you see...or not for that matter!
Inky wishes, Di

Stamps: Birthday Bakery, (level 1 hostess set) Party This Way (birthday greeting)
Card/Paper: rose red, regal rose, whisper white card, Sweet Always DSP (I think!)
Ink: jet black staz-on ink pad, regal rose, pretty in pink, rose red, so saffron, certainly celery Stampin' Write® markers
Accessories: certainly celery 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, dazzling diamonds glitter
Tools: punches – scallop trim, scallop circle, 1 3/8 & 1 ¼ inch circle, word window, crop-a-dile

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Party This Way

Today, I'm heading back to last year to show you some cards I made for friends of Cara using the fun 'Party this Way' stamp set. All of these cards are variations of a make & take from the last SU Convention. I love the square layout as I it's really easy to make a very quick card or a more detailed one....depending on how much time is available. It's also a great way to use up scraps. Anyway, here we go...
...First up is my favourite – a very girly version in regal rose & chocolate with lots of DSP & raised stamped, punched or die cut layers. The number 10 was cut with the Timeless Type sizzlet alphabet
Next up is a much simpler version in razzleberry, using the original four square layout from the convention make & take.
Finally, a simple version for a boy. This also includes the 4 square layout, but this time, I used mainly stamping & placed the squares on a normal size base.
Hope this has given you some ideas of how you can use 'Party This Way' & vary a design to get different looks. If you have any questions, just let me know.
See you again soon....I hope.
Inky wishes, Di

All Stampin' Up!® unless stated
Stamps – all cards: Party This Way

Girly pink & chocolateCard/Paper: regal rose, pretty in pink, chocolate chip, whisper white card, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Regal Rose, chocolate chip ink pads
Accessories: silver brad
Tools: Punches – heart to heart, boho blossoms, word window; Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies

Razzleberry squareCard/Paper: rich razzleberry, whisper white card, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Rich razzleberry ink pad
Tools: Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies (heart & number)

4 square boy
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Card/Paper: crumb cake, pacific point, kiwi kiss, tempting turquoise card, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: kiwi kiss, tempting turquoise, pacific point ink pads
Tools: word window punch, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Quick & simple as 1-2-3

Hi again!
When card making time is short (who am I kidding, isn't it always too short?), I try to simplify my cards by using a favourite layout, co-ordinated products & flexible images. Today's card is a good example of this:
...And here is a quick 1-2-3 guide so you can do it too.
1.  Choose some card & add a strip of matching dsp.
I've used blushing bride cardstock & some co-ordinating striped paper from the level 1 hostess 'In-Colour ' dsp pack. The card front is approx 9.9 x 9.9cm, so you can get 3 cards from an A4 sheet. Perfect for making a quick sets of cards or when you need multiples.
2.  Stamp a punch-able image.
I've used the very pretty floral stamp from the free 'Punch Bunch' Sale-a-bration set, which I love as it combines both a pretty image & sentiment and can easily be punched & layered.
3.  Add a little extra special detail.
I've added some pear pizzazz ribbon & a little pearl in the centre of the flower (still loving those pearls). You can see the image in more detail in this pic.
Another thing I like about this card is that I got lots of what I've used for free...
- The in-colour paper pack I've used includes a huge 60 sheets of 6 x 6 inch dsp to match our current in-colour selection & you can only get it free as a hostess benefit - by hosting a $300 workshop. With a $300 workshop, you'll also get to choose $30 of products of your choice to co-ordinate with it.
- Get the fantastic Sale-a-bration 'Punch Bunch' stamp set free only until the end of this month with a $100 order, or by hosting a $600 workshop.
If you'd like more info on workshops or Sale-a-bration, just drop me a line.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: sorry the pics are not so bright – it was a dull day when I made them & had to get them in the mail quick!

Stamps: Punch Bunch
Card/Paper: blushing bride, pear pizzazz, whisper white card, level 1 hostess 'In-Colour ' dsp pack
Ink: blushing bride, regal rose & pear pizzazz Stampin' Write® markers
Accessories: basic pearls, pear pizzazz poly ribbon
Tools: punches – scallop circle, 1 3/8inch & 1 ¼ inch circles, piercing tool.