Saturday, 2 February 2008

Samples galore!!!

I am on a roll !!! I ve been working flat out to make more samples for my inspiration board this last few days. So I ve decided that I will take one set of stamps and make three diferent cards with it. Is my first earned set wich means it was free(I love free). Is from a level one and is rightly called *Oh so lovely*
Gorgeous color combo, great stamp very little colouring, having all the colours coordinating= a beautiful card that takes no time at all to make. Note the distressed edge? well you ve probably seen this on my cards in the past but I have to share my new discovery, he his my new best friend *The cutting kit*

This little thing is great, the rounded flower shape is a 7 sided distressing tool, this gives you fabulosly distressed edges in seconds( now before this I used to have the one from Heidi Swapp and it used to drive me mad, it has only got one blade(wich is positively blunt and has bee since the day I ve purchased it) and is such an awakard shape but I ve learned to struggle with it over time, the shock I ve had when I first tried this new one WOW!! no comparison)you also get three little essential aides especially for when on the road, one is a scoring tool, one a rotary cutter and you even get one of those scoring blades for making lovely ticket like thinghies and do you know what? it WORKS!!! it all works like a dream(yeah I am suprised because I am tired of buying blades and gizmos that I could never get to work once i got them home), so I thought I share this one with you.

My next card was made to appeal to the minimalist lover out there, again super easy but what makes it special is the fantastic colours, used red rose cardstock and alaways artichoke for stamping. This is what I love most about SU their coloured cardstock and coordinating ink pads, you might not like their stamps designs or patterened papers or any of the accessories but you cannot fail to like their cardstock colours and matching ink pads. no way HOSE!!! Note I ve coloured the little seeds? Firsty I ve used a white signo pen then I went over with my rose red marker to match the cardstock. just makes the seeds(or whatever they are) pop. I love that.

The next one was made to appeal to a diferent age group, I love the poppy image in the set and if used by itself would make a modern and fresh card, but as I said I wanted this card to appeal to a diferent age group and decided to mask the poppies and create a bunch of them. Again just look at those beautiful colours used for the card, aren t they just yummy?(really rust, so saffron and choc chip)

Ever so simple design and none of the layering that I normally use on my cards, but I do love them, and another thing I love is colouring with my ink pads(so much faster), the little sentiment on here is by Anna Griffin.

Stampers ten update, after my last blog a few of you decided to join me(thank you, I like it when people take my threats seriously lol), we are now waiting for 2 more people. As soon as this two spots fill we can start. I know you are all anxious to start ordering your goodies but please bare with me on this. XXX

ETA. We have one more spot left!!! if you are interested please get in touch by email M xx

That s all for today but just wanted to say thank you all for the lovely comments you leave on my blog, I do apreciated them and to show that I ve made a card for you all, if you ever left me a comment this is for you THanks!! M xx

See ya!!!
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  1. Love all your card samples, you've been really busy. The Stampin Up products are fabulous, you can really tell that they are great quality.

  2. Monica your new cards are fabulous! Loving the look of that little tool kit :)

  3. Lovely cards Monica, really like your first one.

  4. Absolutely stunning Mon!

    I love your cards - so professional looking, crisp and clean.

    Where did you get the round sentiment stamps? Or needn't I ask!?

  5. Love these cards.. The folding behind tilda is yet another idea for me to think about :)

  6. Great card samples. I love floral stamps and by coincidence I was stamping and painting flowers yesterday! The quality does look great.

  7. Monica FAB cards.. you have been tagged please check out my blog for details, i have just got this set it is FAB hey, will be sending something to you soon... watch out for postie!!

  8. Wow your cards are amazing ,love them all great work ,Dawnx

  9. Where can I get that fabby little gadget hun it's lush???


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