Forest Friends

We have had some amazing weather here in Canberra, today is a sweltering 37 degrees centigrade, (that’s around 99 deg F for those of you in other countries) with the same forecast for tomorrow.  It is not unusual for us to get temperatures this high, but not usually in November.
So what is one to do when it is stinkin’ hot outside?  Put the fans on, fire up the air conditioner and stamp, of course! 🙂

Forest Friends is another of the Stamp Sets from the current Spring Mini Catalogue which will not be with us for much longer.  I think  it is just adorable and used it recently to make these cute little gift cards as a thank you to some of my customers. 

Stamp Sets: Forest Friends, Occassional Greetings.

Cardstock: Whisper white, Sahara Sand, Walk in the Park DSP.

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss.

Accessories: Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit.

Another quick and easy little card.  But don’t forget that this set and the papers will disappear in 11 days time.  So if you want to get them, contact me to order them before the end of November.

Enjoy your day, even if it is hot!

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

Spring Song

I have made a couple of cards recently using the new Spring Song stamp set, and thought it would be good to use it for a man’s card.  I was really pleased with the way this card turned out, that is, until I put the greeting on it, and now I am cranky because not only is it crooked but it is not centred either! 😦 must have had a bad day that day 🙂  But I thought I would post it anyway, just so that you can see that I have those days too.  He really is a cute little bird though, don’t you think?

Stamp Sets: Spring Song, Weathered Background, Occasional Greetings.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Kraft, Confetti White.

Inks: Basic Black, Versamark.

Accessories: Piercing Tool and Mat, 6.35mm Grosgrain Ribbon in Basic Black, Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!