Flower Pots

Thank you to the lovely ladies who came over this morning to make Flower Pot cards, I had a really good time.  It is always good to be able to do some stamping with other people instead of just on my own.  And I thought I should share the two cards that we made this morning.
I have seen various versions of these flower pot cards around on blogs and websites, but I have no idea who to give the credit to for the original version, but thank you, who ever you are! 🙂 These are just sooooo cute and super easy to make.  I have used my Big Shot to create the spots on the pots but you could easily decorate the pots with a background stamp to give it a bit of “life”.

Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, On Your Birthday.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Regal Rose.

Inks: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip.

Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Markers.
Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes
Images copyright 1990 – 2009 Stampin’ Up!

And the second card is a slider card which goes inside the pot.  I just love this one!

Stamp Sets: On Your Birthday, Season of Joy.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Haiku Designer Series Paper.

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Pumpkin Pie.

Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder and Flower Cutting Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes
Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin Up!

Garden Whimsy Scrap Page

The more I use the Garden Whimsy stamp set, the more I like it. Here, I have used it in combination with one of the new sets called Pocket Silhouettes, and also some of the beautiful new designer series papers.  In case you hadn’t noticed, I am really loving faux stitching at the moment, so you will find it on a lot of my cards and scrap pages, including this one 🙂  And if you would like to learn this easy but effective technique, just contact me about my upcoming classes.

Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Pocket Silhouettes.

Cardstock: Old Olive Textured, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart Designer Series Papers.

Inks: Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive.

Accessories: Markers, Paper piercing tool and Mat, White Gel Pen, Paper Snips, Bashful Blue 2.5cm Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, White ribbon from Dress Up Ribbon Originals.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

Beautiful Butterflies – Colour Inspiration #22

Today’s card is inspired by the latest Colour Inspiration (#22) from the very talented Kristina Werner

It certainly isn’t a combination I would have thought of putting together but now that I have used it I quite like it.




I enjoyed making a previous card with a window so thought I would do it again 🙂

Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy

Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Inks: Soft Sky, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Circle Punch, Sponge, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Paper Snips.

Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!

A Card for Me!

Ok so I am inspired by what I saw and learnt on Saturday at the seminar, and just couldn’t help myself but make another card 🙂   Jamie has been really good today, and was happy to play outside, I guess he is just happy to have all his toys back after a weekend away from them 🙂 So I made the most of that time and put this card together.

Although I have only been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since May, I have really been struggling to get my business up and running and have started to question my ability to earn enough from it to let me stay at home with Jamie while he is still little.  As a family, we have many things that we want to achieve including a new house which we have bought and will be moving to in October, and many others things as well.  Going to the Stampin’ Up! seminar on Saturday has given me many new ideas about my business but has also inspired me in other ways too.  But I made this card because it is what I have been telling myself recently, it is what I need to do to for myself and for my family – I need to Follow My Heart!

At the seminar we had a fantastic tutorial on making Window Cards, so I thought I would give it a go.  The layout for this card is similar to one we did in the Make and Takes in Sydney, and I liked that as well so, may as well add the two things together and……………..

Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy

Cardstock: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Pretty in Pink Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Urban West Rub Ons, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Stapler, Sponge.


Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!