Gallery: Cards & Projects

Here are a few of my creations, I hope that you enjoy them and if you would like further information about the papers, techniques and designs please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Sale-a-Bration Mini Catalogue 26 January - 31 March 2011 - Bliss is a beautiful set and I have enjoyed playing with it.

I have also made a few cards with Easter Blossoms (Summer Mini 1 January - 31 March 2011) which is a beautiful set but I have forgotten to take photos of the cards that I have made before I have given them away, , , So here are a few that I have made on the run. . .

Another set which has been used a fair bit from the Summer Mini is Blessed Mother - unfortunately I don't think that I have used it to make one Mother's Day card LOL!  I really love the flowers and they work beautifully with the Stamp 'n Write Markers and Watercolour Crayons.  Here are three cards that I made using the same materials:

And I am still in love with Elements of Style which I seem to have incorporated in every swap that I have done for nearly every event over the past six months.  Check it out in the 2010-2011 Ideas Book & Catalogue at page 99 - it is such a great set to use for romantic, vintage, shabby chic and traditional projects.  Here are some of my creations:

The current Designer Series Papers are gorgeous and I find that I am using them more often than I have done previously.  My habit used to be to fall in love with the DSPs just as the catalogue was coming to an end so I would miss out on purchasing the ones that I really loved. . . ho hum to still have Rapberry Tart would be divine. . . in the meantime I will make do with Play Date - here are some of the recent projects that I have completed.  They are a gift card set using Funky Four, the Owl Punch and a few other dies and rub-ons (all of which are current):

And of course because birds seem to be so popular at the moment, here are a few cards that I have made using the Aviary set in the Summer Mini:

Having little kids I am always making birthday cards, sometimes ideas come easily; other times I am hard pressed to come up with a unique idea.  Here are some ideas using the Bugs & Kisses set from the Ideas Book & Catalogue (page 64):

And this leads naturally into other childish cards/stamp sets such as Choo Choo ( page 62 Ideas Book & Catalogue):

Here is a set that I adore although it has been discontinued:


I love a number of sets that are current though.  Fifth Avenue Floral is amazingly versatile and can be used with any colour scheme.  Here are a few favourite examples which incorporate one or more of the stamps:

Upsy Daisy is great for all occasions - birthdays, thank yous, sympathy and thinking of you.  Here is a wiper card which I cased from Split Coast Stampers a year ago and continue to make regularly:

And of course we have my favourite set at the moment - Growing Green (see page 78 of the Ideas book & Catalogue- it is available in both wood and clear mount) is such a beautiful set, great for all occasions.  I made a bookmark card from the set recently with colours that I don't usually use.  I was quite happy with the end product - the bookmark sits inside the card and is perforated so can be removed by the recipient after they receive it (or not perhaps):

Finally I thought that I should upload some masculine cards, they are not that exciting but give you a bit of an idea on colour schemes and suggestions.  I am really excited about the a la carte stamps that are being released in the new Autumn Winter Mini that starts on 1 April 2011 but you will have to visit again to see those cards as company policy prevents me from showing you the gorgeous new masculine stamps until they have been released for public viewing. . .

Finally as a bit of a joke to the members of my team I wanted to share some of my Circle Circus creations and put them on notice that there will probably be a Circle Circus challenge for our team training in the next few months. . .

I hope that you have channelled some inspiration and look forward to you popping by soon. . .

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Shanni xx