Patchwork Card

I am really thrilled to be able to tell you that this card was chosen as the winner of Mel Hanlon’s weekly challenge last week.  Thanks heaps Mel, this means so much to me, especially since I know that you get some beautiful work submitted for your challenges.  And thanks also for putting up a challenge every week. 

Yesterday was my sister, Lesley’s birthday, and I made her a stationery box with the gorgeous Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper (unfortunately no longer available) from the 2008 Spring Mini Catalogue.  I had lots of little bits and pieces of the paper left over and wondered how I could use some of them up, so decided to make a patchwork card for her.  And here is the result.   Making this card was lots of fun, I think I will have to try some more patchwork cards, as I do have rather a lot of those little pieces of paper in my stash! 🙂


Stamp Sets: Simple Delights (retiring 😦   )

Cardstock: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Summer Picnic DSP.

Inks: Real Red, Versamark, Night of Navy marker

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, markers, Scallop Edge Punch

The photo is not the best, having been taken on the picnic rug under the shade of some trees during our family picnic lunch yesterday!!


Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

One Layout, Four Cards!

This evening saw the start of a new series of cardmaking classes, which I run here in my home.  And similarly to last term, we had a lovely evening of chatting, stamping, cardmaking and mess-making 🙂 

And of course, I just had to use Designer Series Papers in my layouts for the cards we made, another of my “favourites” Spring Flowers (they are all my favourites, just one more so on one day, and the next day it’s another…:) )  I used a nice simple layout and just changed the colours around and we have four totally different cards.  So if you missed out on tonight’s class, but would like to join in the fun, it is not too late but you need to contact me asap.  Here’s what you missed out on…..

Stamp Sets: Simple Delights, Carte Postale, Three Thoughts.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana.

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, DSP Spring Flowers.

Accessories: Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Punch, Vintage Brads, Double Stitched Ribbon in Groovy Guava, Taffeta Ribbon in Very Vanilla and Kraft.

Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images Copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

Brag Book in a Box

This brag book is one I made for my sister-in-law Lorraine.  Lorraine was meant to be coming to visit us last week, but had to stay home as the bushfires in Victoria were only about 1 kilometer from her front door.  Our thoughts are with all of those in the Mirboo North area who lost their homes, fortunately Lorraine still has her home, although they have not been given the all clear yet.  News reports of heavy rain in the area have been incorrect, they received only a few spots of rain and they are still in danger of the fire turning if the winds pick up again.

This brag book is made using one of Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Scrappin’ kits.  These kits are great if you want to have lots of co-ordinating papers and stickers, everything matches beautifully making it so easy to make beautiful scrapbook pages, brag books and cards, and there is enough in each pack to make heaps of things.  I think I might give myself a challenge of seeing just how many I can make out of one kit! 🙂

Stamp Sets: Simple Delights

Cardstock: Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, and cardstock, patterned papers and stickers from Simply Scrappin’ Kit Round Up.

Inks: Chocolate Chip.

Accessories: Scallop Punch, Word Window Punch, Vintage Brads.

Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990 – 2009 Stampin’ Up!