Monday, 27 October 2008

New Challenge at the Cardinal Stampers Blog

Just a heads up that there is a new challenge up at the Cardinal Stampers Blog for anyone who is interested in having a go. The challenge this week is to make a girly card using the colours Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. Here is my card. For more information on this card head over to the Cardinal Stampers blog at

Friday, 24 October 2008

KWERNERDESIGN Color Inspiration #27

Here is my attempt at Kristina's Challenge for this week. I was lucky and had made this card the day before the challenge went up and happened to use the right colours. It is for my friends (Zarna) daughters first birthday.
I have used Rose Red, Regal Rose and So Saffron Card Stock, Water Colour Paper, Black Stazon, white gel pen, Aqua Painter, Rich Regal Water Colour Crayons, and wide Regal Rose Grosgrain ribbon. The stamp sets I used are both level 1 hostess sets, For a Friend and A Little Bit of Happiness. I used the corner rounder with the guard removed to do the scalloped edge.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

My First Christmas Card for the Year

I have finally started making my Christmas cards for this year. The layout for this card has been CASED from this card I have used different stamp sets and Designer Paper. Cardstock - Real Red and Whisper White
Markers - Old Olive, Bashful Blue and Real Red
Stamps - Season of Joy and Many Merry Messages on the inside (which you can't see)
DSP - Summer Picnic (Is there anything it can't do?)
Accessories - Dimensionals, Snail, Old Olive wide Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, 10 October 2008

KWERNERDESIGN Color Inspiration #25

I wanted to make a First Birthday card so I decided to use the colours from Kristina's colour challenge (here for my card. I have used Celery and So Saffron Prints DSP, Ballet Blue Grosgrain ribbon, sponge daubers, versamark and clear embossing powder. The stamp sets I used are Time Well Spent (Level 3 hostess set) and Well Worn Numbers (retired).
I have used the emboss resist technique for the main feature pannel.

Fathers Day Cards

I know I am very late in putting these up on my blog but better late than never. I made a lot of Fathers day cards this year (not all for my family but for other people as well). For this first one I found a great tutorial last year on how to make these shirts. The tutorial can be found here - I have used some Close to Cocoa Prints DSP and the Outlaw DSP and used the colours Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa to match.
These next three used the Outlaw and Fall Flowers DSP and the stamp sets I used were Occasional Greetings and Seeing Spots.
I also helped my Daughters class make cards for their dads and this is what we used. Because they were only Kinder and Year 1 kids I did the stamping and cutting and they put the card together, coloured in the image and wrote inside. The colours used were Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Chocolat Chip and Not Quite Navy. The stamp sets we used we Occasional Greetings and Summer by the Sea.
This card was what I made for my Dad, My husband and My Step Father. I found the tutorial to make this wallet card here -

These wallet cards are a great idea if you want to give money, gift cards or even scratchies. I didn't have any cash on hand for the photo but you get the idea.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Challenge #2 Inspiration Challenge

It is challenge time over at our Cardinal Stampers blog and this time it was Zarna's turn to challenge us. She decided to do an Inspiration challenge. The picture we were given to draw inspiration from was this.Here is my take on the challenge. I have taken the picture in the top left hand corner and re-created it for my card. I have used the following SU punches, Large Oval, small Oval, Word window, 1/2 " Circle and Designer Label. Cardstock - Sage Shadow, Taken with Teal, Mellow Moss, So Safron, Basic Black and Whisper White. Accessories - Dimensionals, Styled Silver Hodge Podge Hardware and brads.