and here's Makeesha's beautiful sketch
Thursday, September 16, 2010
and here's Makeesha's beautiful sketch
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I have to admit that the new stamp set, Every Moment, we received on the day didn't excite me much, but after using it, I'm in LOVE!!!!! Isn't it an amazing phenomenon that we can fall in love with a set after using it, or seeing beautiful creations made with it, even though our initial reaction was a bit 'meh'? Haha!
Here are three of the four we made yesterday. I didn't get around to making the darling little scrap page, as I was too busy chit chatting :) The daisy card uses the new Daffodil ink colour, and I ADORE it! Yellow is my favourite colour anyway, but I just love this shade. The little bird on the bullrushes is actually a little box, made with one of SU's new dies.
Hello stampin' friends!
Now that we're well into September, I've finally found a wee hour to myself to upload our last bunch of SAS cards :) I'm realising that blogging is a bit like ironing... if you don't get on to it right away, the pile of cards, like washing, just gets too big!
First up we have a Fathers' Day card, or two versions of it, the other being great for an all purpose masculine card. I love the images form Totally Tool, they're great for any guy-related occasion! I don't know if you can tell, but the Crumb Cake c/stock is meant to be a kind of tool pin up board, storage thingy :)
Next up we have a sweet little card that uses the now retired Flower Trio punch, and the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. A very simple, all occasion card.
The sesame street characters card was a favourite with our SAS stampers, and was made almost entirely with punches! It's amazing how realistic they are! I have CASED these little cuties from a card by the amazingly talented Karen Thomas, and you can see her version here.
Last but not least, was this pretty little 3D flower card. These flowers are deceptively simple to make, and were a real WOW at our workshop. The filigree backkground was stamped with an image from the retired Frames With a Flourish set, and the little dots have been paper pierced for a bit of extra detail. For details on any of the above cards, please give me a hoy, and I'll be glad to share :)
Thanks for looking,
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Long time no blog huh! A few lovely stampers have popped by and wondered if I'd fallen off the face of the earth, but I assure you, my absence is due to nothing more than toddler-itis ;)
These following cards were featured at last months' Stamp-A-Stack. Well, there were actually six projects, but I've given two of them away meanwhile :) Note to self: take pictures of them first! Oh well.
I'm not going to write out recipes this time as I just don't have the time, and it is either something, or nothing at all! But if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to leave me a comment, and I'll get back to you.
I have another Stamp-A-Stack planned for this Friday night, so if you're in perth, and would like to come along, again, comment & I'll pass along the details.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
I have been itching to use my new Minivanabella stamp by Stampingbella for some time, and when I saw this sketch, the first thing I though of, was to put the mini van in the little oval. I had to take a little liberty with the sketch layout to make it work, but that's what it's all about right? Inspiration! I bought this stamp because it repesents my little family PERFECTLY!!! There is me, with my sleek & streaked 'do, with baby Isabella in my arms, Kade stuck to my leg, and Sarah skipping along happily alongside! (hubby is parking the SUV, lol) I just couldn't resist! Who I'd send a card like this to, I have no idea, but I love it anyways :D
I may have overdone the brightness & contrast in my edit, but I have just discovered these amazing tools, and cannot believe the difference a little tweak makes to the photo! So, I've lost a little of my shading on the colouring, but it was worth it to lose the shadows :)
I've coloured my little Bella family with Stampin' Write markers, and slathered the mini van in crystal effects to make it look like a brand new shiny Tarago!
And here is Makeeshas sketch...
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Thankyou to the girls at Just Add Ink for choosing my humble card! I'm honoured and surpirised as there were some crackin' entries with REAL stitching! Head on over to JAI and check out all the talent!
Friday, June 4, 2010
The colours we were challenged to use, and again 'challenged' is an understatement, are from this awesome palette. I say I was particularly challenged, as I just didn't know what to do with the basic gray! But, they do go very nicely together, and I'm somewhat pleased with the result :)
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Stamps - Fun & Fast Notes, So Many Sayings (retired hostess), Big Bold Birthday.
Cardstock & Paper - Kraft c/s, whisper white c/s, regal rose c/s & pink pirouette DP.
Ink - Craft white, regal rose & regal rose Stampin' Write marker.
Tools & Embellishments - Spellbinders Nestabilities, Big Shot, word window punch, soft subtles brad, crop-a-dile, Fiskars Apron Lace punch, Pink satin ribbon from Spotlight, linen thread, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals.
All materials Stampin' Up! unless noted.
Monday, May 31, 2010
This lovely melon mambo easel card was made using the Big Bold Birthday stamp set.
Here's a close-up of this card, to show the crimped cupcake case.
Something for the boys :) A polkadot embossed card using Lots of Bots.
... and just in case you don't have your glasses on, a CLOSE-UP, hehe.
Now, this little cutie patootie was a lotta fun to make! We made the clouds by punching out a scallop circle and sponging with craft white ink around the inside. Awesome huh! Then this little birdie from Fun & Fast Notes was paper pieced with DSP, and sat atop a grassy knoll. (in my imagination he was atop a grassy knoll, anyways...)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
So, 10 things about me...
1. I am married to a handsome Canadian, and lived in beautiful Canada for 3 years.
2. We have 3 gorgeous children, DD4, DS2 & DD9months.
3. Before children I worked as a Metallurgical Lab. Technician.
4. Post children I'd like to study Midwifrey.
5. I loathe scrubbing showers :(
6. I LOVE warm sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla bean ice cream!
7. I observe the time to be 11:11 often.
8. I'm not a morning person, and can often be found stamping into the wee hours.
9. I'm interested in Naturopathy, homeopathy, RELAXology & chocotherapy :)
10. My favourite stamp set at the moment would have to be... Pocket Silhouettes by SU, but there are sooooo many favourites!
Ok, so there is all you might ever want to know about me, but what about YOU?
Lin Mei Yap
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I have hand stamped the background using markers & the little stamps that come with this set, and aren't the barcodes, nuts & bolts just perfect for little boys!
And another fabulous sketch from Mrs Giron:
Stamps - Lots of Bots, Big Deal Numbers (retired)
Cardstock - Basic gray, bashful blue, real red, whisper white
Ink - Basic gray, real red, and the following markers, real red, pumpkin pie & bashful blue
Tolls & accessories - Real red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, spellbinders nestabilities (deckled rectangle), dimensionals
All materials Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Here is Makeesha's Sketch:
Stamps - Tea for Two (PTI), Sanded
Card stock & Paper - Kraft c/s, basic black c/s, whisper white c/s, lemon tart c/s (PTI), Dotty Biscotti DP (PTI)
Ink - Basic black, Versa Mark, C1 Copic marker
Tools & Accessories - Little leaves Sizzlits Die, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lemon Tart polkadot satin ribbon (PTI), Spring Vintage buttons (PTI), linen thread, oval punch, mini glue dots, dimensionals
Materials Stampin' Up! unless noted
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A side view to see all that billowing dimension!
Rub ons above, and Happy Mothers' Day below.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
And not that this card really needs a close-up, but I can, so I will, hehe. Plus, we need to see the bling!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Stamps - Party Hearty
Cardstock & Paper - Tangerine Tango c/s, baja breeze c/s, whisper white c/s, baja breeze patterns DP
Ink - Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango
Accessories & Tools -Build-a-Brad, 1/2" circle punch, scallop circle punch, baja breeze striped ribbon, dimensionals
All materials Stampin' Up!
This one was one of my favourites, as it was soooo quick and easy to make with the new 2 step bird punch. Just punch it on double sided DSP, and you have instant contrasting patterns for bird & wing! Too easy. I like the natural colours and textures of the linen thread and pearl.
All materials Stampin' Up!