Tuesday, 13 April 2010

LOTS of Stampin'Up! inspiration..

... in today's post. Hello I promised you that I would share my lovely selection of birthday cards that I have received this year. Is the nicest thing ever to get birthday cards on your day and I LOVE receiving them. I want to thank each and every one of you that have remembered my day and send me your beautiful cards. You will have to click on the collages to see them bigger.
From top left:
First card made by my lovely friend Jane , the lovely and very talented Jo D next with a stunning creation using Vintage Vogue , a sweet box from my good friend Zoe using Vintage Vogue, the centrepiece a wonderful duo from my great buddy Michelle ( love the bracelet hun very me!!), bottom left a card from the lovely Jules using the good friend stamp set, next is a card from my best friend Clau all the way from Seattle, next is the sweet Chel with a truly gorgeous creation in pink using Vintage Vogue( can you see a pattern here?), then my sweet Vicky made me a fabulous card using dyed large flowers from the pretties kit.

And here we have the second round.
From top left :
A lovely decoupaged 3D frame made by Linda, next a gorgeous hand made beaded charm made by Jo Bee, second row a lovely box made by Alison using the Chic Nouveau papers, centrepiece by the talented Susan using Vintage Vogue and a gorgeous colour combo, next a card made by Alex in lovely shades of yellow, going left we have the card that Jo Bee made to go with that wonderful charm using the Vintage Vogue set, and then a blue vision using one of the Sale a bration sets made by the lovely Nicci, bottom left next and this took my breath away, a gorgeous tote filled with yummy toiletries made by Dawn along with a matching card. Dawn used the new Sweet Pea paper stack just love the combo, and last but by no means least a wonderful card from the lovely and talented Carole.
A feat for the eyes I am sure you will agree, thank you all from the bottom of my heart once again. I feel blessed and very, very lucky to know you all and call you friends.
Now I have a quick video for you the focus is on the new shimmer paints, I had a lot of emails from my customers asking how I achieved the wonderful shimmer on the cards I have sent. So here it is enjoy and thank you for visiting me. Hugs xx

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  1. What a lovely video tutorial! Thanks for sharing - I always find you so inspirational!!

    Your birthday cards were lovely. You are a lucky lady.

    Cate x

  2. Thanks Monica - another great tutorial. So glad I've found your blog. Kim x

  3. HI Monica

    thats Fab it looks great....just got back from Ally Pally ...had fab time ...sorry i missed your Birthday ..hope you had a good one

  4. I was getting round to asking you how you had done the shimmer on the cards - it is so beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial. Guess what is going to be in my next order!
    Lynn x

  5. fab video mon - now i have to get my hands on some shimmer paints too!

  6. Look at all those cards! Glad you liked mine :) I agree about the shimmer 'mist' love that!! x

  7. Oooo! love this Monica.
    Could you use surgical spirit in place of the alcohol you used?

  8. Someone in my stamp club showed us how to make a shimmer spray using only the alcohol and champagne mist shimmer paint. I was just wondering what difference adding the water makes... since she didn't add it to hers and you add it to yours. I'd like to make some, but now am not sure which I should do... :) Thank you for your help!

  9. We have just had the shimmer paint added to our Australian catalogue and I will now be using it to make your gorgeous shimmer spray :) Thanks heaps Michelle


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