Showing posts from October, 2013

Cards For Me!

I've been meaning to put these cards on for a while, but life has been pretty hectic lately.
These cards have both been sent to me from members of the card swap group, by two talented ladies.  The first one is from Zoe Tant.  Now, one of the things Blogger won't let me do any more is provide links to other blogs, but if you google you'll find it.  Here's her card:

It's beautiful and I've given it pride of place on my notice board.  Thankyou so much Zoe, it's lovely.
The second card is from Ann Wall, the lady who first got me into Stampin Up and who I still order my supplies from.  Check this out:

I'm assuming this is Coastal Cabana, it's a beautiful colour and the photograph doesn't do it justice. I absolutely love this card, too.
The funny thing is, they've both used the same embossing folder, different ways up, can you see? 
Thankyou to both of you, there's nothing like a fab card in the post to br…

Cards With Words

Last month I challenged the Card Swap Group to make a card where the wording was the main focus.  This is the card I made for Margaret King at
All the cardstock is Very Vanilla.  I haven't used any of this for ages and had forgotten how beautiful it is, completely different from white.  I cut out the central piece with my framelits dies and held it in place on the base card so I could stamp the wording (from Clarity Stamps) then stuck the top panel in place, raised up on sticky fixers.  The dark ink used throughout is Chocolate Chip.
Then I stamped the leaves on some spare pieces of Very Vanilla cs and stamped on them with the Gently Falling stamp set, which I am really in love with.  It's a two step stamp set.  Sometimes I use the stamp-a-ma-jig and sometimes I don't and to be honest, the results are just as good, as it's not something that has to be perfectly lined up to look good.
I fussy cut the leaves out and then arranged…

Seeing Double

Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your eyesight, you really are seeing two identical cards!

One is for a member of the card swap group, Alison Pilkington, who had her birthday last month.  Around the same time, one of the residents had a birthday, so as I had everything out, I decided to make two of the same card.  I was on a roll! 
The pink cardstock and ribbon are in the beautiful Blushing Bride.  I have a top this colour and absolutely love it.  This made it the perfect opportunity to use up some of my Twitterpated dsp.  The grey is Basic Gray and these two colours go really well together. 
The stamp was actually a free one with a magazine ages ago.
I'm off for a hop round to see what you've all been up to.
Back soon
Jane xx