Black and Gold Wedding

Two posts in one day! That must be a record for me 🙂 Well, actually I realised just how much of my work hasn’t been going up on my blog recently.  But at least I have been taking photos of them before I send them to the recipient 🙂

My husband is one of my biggest supporters when it comes to my business, and he recently asked me to make a Wedding card for one of his work colleagues.  It was a little difficult to take a good photo of this one, so I hope it comes out ok.

One thing that you can’t see very well, is that there is gold embossing around the edge of the punched out heart.  To do this I have used a versamark pen (non-Stampin’ Up!) which you should be able to get from your local stamping or craft supplier.   Not only are they good for doing this sort of edging but also for patching up any little places that you miss when you stamp with your versamark ink pad. Or you could try using it for some embossed freehand writing or doodling.

Stamp Set: Greetings Eight

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Full Heart Punch, Gold Embossing Powder and Heat Tool, Gold and Black Organdy Ribbons (Non Stampin’ Up!)

Happy Easter!

Just a quick post today, to wish you all a Happy Easter, and to get you into the spirit of Easter.  Below is the card I made for Jamie for Easter, and also a tiny Easter basket, which I made 20 of for Jamie’s pre-school class!  I will be back tomorrow with something completely different for you. 🙂

Stamp Set: A Good Egg

Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, and various retired Designer Series Papers.

Inks: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  Lots of punches 🙂 , Markers, Paper snips, ribbon (non Stampin’ Up! – from my personal stash!).







    Stamp Set: Greetings Eight

New Catalogue Launch

This afternoon I had some lovely ladies here for my launch party for the new catalogue.  Stamping with other people is always so much more enjoyable, so thanks everyone, it was a lovely afternoon.

We started off making a nice, easy card using some of the new colours and papers.

Stamp Sets: Greetings Eight

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Confetti White, DSP Good Morning Sunshine

Inks: Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: 2.5cm Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Square Punch.


Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990 – 2009 Stampin’ Up!





The second card we made was using the gorgeous new Fresh-Cut Notes and Fresh Cuts stamp set.

Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts

Cardstock: Fresh Cut Notes, Pink Pirouette.

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose

Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, White Half Pearl from the Pretties Kit, Pink Felt Flower from Flower Fusion, Scallop Edge Punch.


Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990 – 2009 Stampin’ Up!

I have been doing quite a lot of stamping recently, so I will be getting those up for you over the next couple of days.  In the meantime I hope you get lots of stamping done too 🙂