Monday 30 May 2011

Banana Frog Birthday Hop!

May is Banana Frog's birthday (and mine too, so let's celebrate!).

What says birthday more than cake? I've used the Cupcake Greetings for my quick and simple cards for the hop.

I'm the last stop on your hop so it's back to Banana Frog from here. If you've found the hop here then it's worth a visit to the other DT members' blogs as there might be candy in it for you!

See you soon,
K x

Sunday 29 May 2011

Another card

Another card using the same colour tones as yesterday but this time using my Gone Postal stamps instead. Dead simple card - on the card base I masked and layered up the 'label' stamps to add some decoration and stamped an ordinary cheap office date stamp repeatedly down the side. I then just added the punched/stamped paper panel and the greeting.

Not feeling very talkative today so shall leave it at that!

Saturday 28 May 2011

Jack and Jill

Been a busy week but I made a little time for playing with my stamps and created this vintage-style card using the Jack and Jill image from the Nanny's Day Off plate.

I've simply coloured the image using one colour of Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) mixed with water to various shades - I was attempting to create the look of old sepia photos - not sure I managed that but I like it anyway!

For the background I dyed a doily using Antique Linen Distress Stain. Jury still out here on Stains but I have to say they worked brilliantly in this instance as the doily is too thin and fiddly to ink well using a blending tool or even direct-to-paper. I finished the card with a pleated strip of lovely Tissue Tape.

Check out a lovely card Kay at Toodles made with the same set here.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Banana Frog Project of the Day

A very quick and easy Project of the Day for Banana Frog - ran out of time! It's some handy little magnetic memo holders made from clothes pegs. Details on the BF blog.

Gotta run!


Thursday 19 May 2011

More stamps!!!

This time a DL set - these ones are much more vintage and I LOVE them! Stamps of - stamps! That's my sense of humour all over :).

You can get them here - only £5.85, bargain!

Got my sticky mitts on the Nanny's Day Off set today - woop woop!

Thursday 12 May 2011

My very own stamps!!!

I can hardly believe it (still pinching myself!) but my very first set of stamps went on sale today, as part of the Toodles & Binks range. I've been working hard alongside Kay Bolton (who has been a dream to work with, talk about low pressure!) to bring out a range of retro and vintage themed stamps. It happened kind of by accident following an off-the-cuff conversation and I am quite surprised how much I have enjoyed creating the plates.

The first release is available over at Stamp Galaxy right now! I've yet to get my sticky mitts on them but am very much looking forward to creating some samples very soon.

My next set is much more vintage in style and should be out in the next week!

Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!