Sunday, 27 May 2012

Baby Shower Invites

Good Evening Bloggers,

So my friend Jess' Baby Shower Invites are done.  An afternoon and an evening later and all 25 invites were reading for being written on and sent out, and I  must say they are cute!!  

So the invites started out with many plaques with owls that needed to be die cut and inked in. The little owl is part of the Kaisercraft Tiny Woods clear stamp collection, and is just too cute.

Did anyone lose an Owl ;o)  These are started before I got there, and we were way to busy making the invites to take any more photos as we were going along, so here is the finished product - 

The template came from a website, that you can find in a previous post.  The ribbon on the finished version worked so well and really finished them off.  The inserts were made using Imaginisce Baby Shower Stamps, and they worked perfectly!

Just after Mother's Day, one of the lads rang me at work to ask if I could make him a card.  He had been sick on Mother's Day and spent the day in bed, not spoiling his wife as he wanted, and it was her Birthday that week so he wanted a special card to be able to give her.

Using Lilyrose the Dragon from the Prince and Princesses collection and the Wild Rose Studio Bella Paper Pack.

Just adorable isn't she!!  I painted her using Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick for the accents, the colours work so well with the Bella Papers.

Add some Prima Flowers and Die Cut Shapes and you have a very cute card which Shaun really appreciated, and his wife loved :o)

Finally I was at my Ma's this afternoon and her partner Denis needed a Thank You card that wasn't to over the top and girly, Ma checked her stash and she had nothing that would work, so Denis said he would just buy one... you can't say that around card makers!!  So while Ma updated her blog I made a card for him.  Using her Kaszazz Stamps, cards and embellishments I came up with a lovely understated Thank You card, perfect for who Denis needed to give it to.

Thanks for looking xx

Mother's Day

Good Evening Bloggers,

So recently I came across a new folding style that I found on the StampARTic blog - here.

I loved the idea of this, and thought this could be a really "wow" factor card style.  Mother's Day in Australia is the second Sunday in May,  so I decided to make 2 gorgeous Mother's Day cards using this technique.  I really only need to make one for my Ma, but my sister now has 3 children, and I love to give her a card also as she is such a wonderful Mum to her boys.

So first up, lets have a look at the gorgeous little Tilda I inked in for my Sisters card.  From the new Summer Memories collection we have the cute Tilda with Water Lily.

Isn't she adorable. I love that curly hair with her ribbon.

The flowers on this card are from Prima.  I love the large flower with the brad on it, the edges are so sparkly.

So for my Ma's card I wanted to make it very special, considering she is so special to me.  Once again I used the new stamps from the Summer Memories collection, Honeybee Tilda masked with the Meadow Daisy background stamp.

Her wings are covered in Diamond Stickles, with Fruit Punch Stickles on the flower and Yellow Stickles for the little bobbles on the end of her antennae.

So using the same folding technique I made the following for my Ma -

You'll notice another one of those gorgeous Prima flowers again :o)

Finally it was my friend Lia's birthday.  I wanted to make a special card for her as she has had a tough couple of months.  So using my new Princess Party Tilda Stamp from the Prince & Princesses Collection I made a black, white and red themed card.

Lia isn't a scrapper, however she understands how long it takes to make each card, when she opened the envelope she literally got goosebumps, it was such a lovely reaction.

Finally something a little different to finish up with.  For Mother's Day my sister and I gave our Ma a voucher for a years Magnolia Stamp Club, so of course I had to colour in a Magnolia Stamp to put on the front.  Lilyrose the dragon from the Prince and Princesses collection was sitting there looking oh so cute and I just had to use her.  I decided to ink her in using very different colours so went with Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord, With Pine Needles, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade for the accents.

This photo just doesn't do justice to all her sparkles.  I was at my Ma's today, and she had the voucher sitting on her scrap desk, and with the way the light was shining on Lily rose just made the stickles sparkle so beautifully -

Now that is one shiny, cute little Lilyrose :o)

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Challenge Time!

Good Evening Bloggers,

So tonight I am here with a challenge card, and   what other stamp could I use but a Tilda :o)

My newest stamp to my collection is Princess Party Tilda from the Princes & Princess Collection.  I have seen this stamp used by many bloggers, and just love Tilda with her long flowing hair.

So tonight is another card I made for my friends Mum to use.

So lets have a look :o)  First up Party Princess Tilda - 

Now you can't tell me she isn't cute ;o)  and of course on to the finished card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #46 Make it Cute
2 Sisters Challenge # 90 Anything Goes
By The Cute and Girl, May - Spring is in the Air
May Magnolia-licious DT Challenge - Summer Themed with Twist of Colours

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 5 May 2012

A Baby Shower, a Birthday and a Wedding

Good Afternoon Bloggers,

So since my last post I have had my Magnolia Stamp Club kit arrive, and all the stamps are just gorgeous!!  I have inked in a few already, however can't post all the pictures until these cards are given out for Mother's Day next weekend ;o)  It's rare for me to be so organised and so ahead of schedule, but these stamps so inspired me!!

So first up lets have a look at a prototype Baby Shower invite I did up for a friend of mine.  Jess wants to make all her own Baby Shower invites up, and came across this you tube video - 

So I had a look, and downloaded the template and thought I can work with this!!  So using materials I had in my stash I came up with something so we could see the size, and give Jess an idea of what it is possible to do.  Jess isn't a scrapbooker, so we are entering her into a whole new world ;o)

So after a little play time, here is what I came up with, my apologies for the fuzzy photo.

The insert was just something I knocked up with some individual stamps I had, and the plan for this has already been modified :o)  So heres a clearer photo of the outside of the invite -

The little duck is called Souffle and is from the Bundle of Joy Popcorn the Bear Collection.  Unfortunately poor little Souffle isn't going to make the final invite as Jess would like to have an Owl instead - so Souffle is being put aside for the little owl in the Kaisercaft Tiny Woods Clear Stamps.  I will post an update once we have the finished product.

Next up is a birthday card.  I made a card for my friends Mum a couple of weeks ago, which she absolutely loved and she asked if I could make a couple more.  I happily agreed :o)  Here with have the gorgeous new Waterlily Tilda from the Summer Memories Collection.  Tilda looks a little like she has spent to much time in the sun to me, I tried the skin combination of Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose.. I think my technique for this still needs a little more practice!  However that being said, Tilda is still very cute with her curly hair!

Finally a Wedding card I offered for my friend Jan to use today for her Nephew.  Perfect for a Wedding is the Loving Bridal Couple from the Magnolia Wedding Collection, and I have masked this with the Wedding Rose Arch from the same collection.  To try and work out the colours for the card I asked my friend Jan if she knew the theme for the Wedding, and the invitations had been done in Purple and Gold, so I used this as my inspiration.

First up a picture if the inked in Loving Bridal Couple before adding any stickles or crackle accents -

Just love these two stamps together.  And now a picture with crackle accents and stickles added, unfortunately the crackle accents doesn't show up on the photo all that well.

finally the whole card :o)

Thanks for looking

x Milly

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