Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Well seem to managing quite well and getting some card making in although I am extremely tired. Archer has settled in well and only gets up 2-3 times a night but it still takes it out of you - forgot how much! This card is for TESC114 and I made it for a birthday for one of Laurel's friends.

This is an easel card which although they look complicated are super easy to make. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Pun Fun

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Brocade Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Watercolour Paper, unknown DP

Ink: Staz-On Black

Accessories: Blender Pen and Ink Pads, Circle Scissor Plus, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Button Bouquet, mini glue dots

Thanks for dropping by and happy stamping!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A New Addition and A Challenge

Well I had a little blogging hiatus. Was a bit busy producing a new son! Archer Thomas Byers arrived into the world on Tuesday 11th May at 4:02am. He was born by emergency c-section as things got a bit hairy there for a while. He weighed 3.6kg/7lb 9oz and 51cm long. He is just beautiful if I do say so myself and is just like a mini Oscar I think. Here is a picture of him with his dad just minutes after birth.

Archer is such a good baby that I have even had time to do some cardmaking! Decided to join in with this weeks sketch challenge over on Taylored Expressions (TESC113) to make this card for my nephews birthday which was Monday but I'm sure they will understand if its a little late (hope).

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Lots of Bots

Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Unknown DP

Ink: Pacific Point, Staz-On Black

Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Dimensionals

I paper pierced the robot with some of the DP and then coloured him with my Stampin' Write markers. He is very cute I think.

Hope you have a stamping day,


Friday, May 7, 2010

Cameo Coral and Tempting Turquoise

A while ago I did a challenge with this colour and sort of got hooked on it! I decided to use this sketch and colour combo for a workshop and had some packs left over and decided to see what sort of different cards I could come up with.

Card one used:
Stamps: Live Life Like You Mean It (Hostess Level I set), Whimsical Words (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink: Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Pearls from Pretties Kit, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch

Card two used:
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, Boho Blossoms Punch, Brad
Card three used:
Stamps: Hello Again (retired), Short & Sweet
Paper: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Garden Green
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, Dimensionals, Rhinestone Brads
Card four used:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Stem Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral,
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, 3 Heart Punch, Non SU stick on Rhinestones
Sorry for the poor photos but just couldn't get it right that day! Hope this has inspired you on how to use the same sketch and colour combo but get some completely different cards.
Happy Stamping,

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mad May

Sorry I know, I know have been missing in action. I have been doing heaps of stamping though just haven't got around to blogging about it. Have found myself super tired in this last month of pregnancy and when I would normally be creative at night am tucked up in bed instead! Good news though this baby is coming out on Monday! Can't wait am super excited but nervous all the same.

May is a nutso month for us with heaps of birthdays and mothers day. Here are a couple of cards I have made recently. The first one was for a little friend's 6th birthday and I used the colour combo from Curtain Call 27 over on Stacey's Stamping Stage. I am super late to link to the challenge but still.

I have been using my new big shot and the Top Note die like a woman possessed and now I have all these "frames" left over which I thought was a shame to just toss out. I think this frames a picture nicely although there is probably a bit too much white in this one for my liking. I also wanted to highlight the set "A Little Treat" and how it can be used without the sweet treat cups as well. I also cased the star from the amazing Teneale Williams. Here is what I have used:

Stamps: A Little Treat, Stem Sayings

Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette

Ink: Melon Mambo

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Large Star Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/8 " Circle Punch, Sizzix Stencil Alphabet Sizzlits, Dimensionals

The next card was for our big girl (Alex is really our niece but came to live with us at the tender age of 2 when her mum passed away) who turned 17 on the 1st May! I used the same colour combo and the Just Add Ink #15 challenge.

I once again used the amazing Teneale for inspiration for the bow. She has an awesome video tutorial on her blog to show you how to do these. I didn't have any string handy though so mine is a little bulky but not bad for a first go. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Good Friend, Picture This (new hostess level I set)

Paper: Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Melon Mambo

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede

Accessories: SAMJ, Silver brad, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Dimensionals

Well thanks for dropping by - can't promise another post real soon have heaps to do before bubs arrival and I guess it depends on how well behaved it is as to how much blogging I get to do! Happy mothers day if I don't post before hand.