In previous posts I have mentioned I provide cards to a local Giftware and Fashion Store. When visiting the shop the other day Connie asked me for cards for Same-Sex Couples.  One of my previous posts also had a rainbow effect for the front of the card. The rainbow has become the symbol for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It signifies pride at having not only survived, but thrived in a world which has often been a hostile place…. Read more »

OK, so we’re still in winter but doesn’t this ice cream look just so very inviting? I used some tone on tone stamping to achieve this look. I’ve used Gorgeous Grunge for the melted ice cream splotches. Another great stamp set which is a must have.  I think the splotches give it almost an authentic ice cream look and as with my pies shared in earlier posts, this ice cream has no calories. As Sprinkles of Life is a Photopolymer… Read more »

I provide cards to a local Giftware and Fashion Shop and was asked to do some cards suitable for weddings. So this is one I came up with which I thought looked quite formal but may also suit same-sex couples. I made two the same, they just had different sentiments inside the card. I used Tuxedo Memento Black to stamp the sentiment on the front and the greeting inside the card. This is the second card with the heart placement… Read more »

No matter what life throws at us, it’s always important to look on the bright side or find “the silver lining” don’t you think? Did you know? Positive people live longer Positive, optimistic sales people sell more Positive work environments outperform negative work environments. Positive people who regularly express positive emotions are more resilient when facing stress, challenges and adversity. Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture which helps them identify solutions Positive… Read more »

The rainbow has become the symbol which supports same-sex couples. I decided to make some cards using Stampin’ Up! colours to make a rainbow as the background for a wedding card. I layered the strips of card at an angle and adhered them in place, then trimmed off the excess. I used the Tree Punch to create the triangles and a circle punch for the head. The black flower accent os from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack with a Rhinestone… Read more »

This is such a great stamp set and $3 for every purchase goes to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. You can almost taste the sugar made by the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. The pie dish is made using Gorgeous Grunge stamped first in Early Espresso and then stamped again in Versamark and embossed with Iridescent Ice. I had a piece of Whisper White with sewing around it and I thought this card, just right for the piece. I’ve used the… Read more »

Thought I’d share some more cards which could be suitable for anyone really. To make the ‘Tuxedo’ I’ve cut 2 hearts, one each in Basic Black and Whisper White and cut the Whisper White one down to fit. I’ve drawn on the buttons and tied a loose knot in the ribbon and adhered it to the top of the Whit Heart. I’ve stamped the sentiment in Memento Black and just removed the ink from the heart and coloured it with… Read more »

This was the card my guests at my recent 2015 – 2016 Catalogue Launch made. The stamp set is called You’ve Got This and I have made it here with Mint Macaron. My guests made it with Tip Top Taupe. We used a butterfly from another stamp set (sorry, can’t remember which set) to stamp the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope. All pieces were adhered with Multipurpose Liquid (Tombow) Glue except the tag which was… Read more »

I sell cards to a local fashion and giftware shop and the lovely Commie (Owner/Manager) ordered some cards for same-sex couples. So my mind needed a bit of thinking time to come up with something appropriate using the wonderful Stampin’ Up! products I have. So, this is the first card. I made two the same, they just had different sentiments inside from the stamp set “For The New Two”. By stamping and removing ink and using a Basic Black Marker… Read more »

At home at present we’re experiencing a cold snap in the middle of winter. What better dessert to have than Apple Pie? Here’s one of mine made with Sprinkles Of Life. You can almost see the steam coming off the top and imagine it with your favourite topping – cream or ice cream or both? However, I promise this one won’t cause you to gain any weight. Now this one must be shop bought as it’s in one of those… Read more »