Saturday, 5 January 2013

SR #157 Not Quite Navy/Crumb Cake/Soft Suede/Very Vanilla

Hi All,

Here is my card for the Stampin' Royalty Challenge #157!

I used Not Quite Navy ink on the Eiffel Tower image from the SU stamp set Artistic Ethchings, and then blinged it up with some SU dazzling details. Using my retired SU tearing edge I made a fabulous edge and then smudged all the edges with Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake. The paper underneath is leftover from the Beau Chateau designer paper series which also has the browns of soft suede and crumb cake in it as well as a lighter shade of blue that I thought complimentary. I also edged the DSP with all the inks. The base layer is SU Whisper White paper that I ran through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice impressions folder. In th right corner, I have used an antique brad and in the lower left corner I used two SU rhinestones to accent the piece holding the sentiment. For that piece, I used the smallest of the label framelits and then stamped AMOUR in SU white craft ink. I then put on clear powder and set it with my heating tool. When done I took my Not quite Navy inkpad and smudged from the centre out to create that dynamic streaking that you can see if you look closely. The ink just rolled off the sentiment which shows up nicely against the streaky background. I used 5/8 whisper white organza ribbon to add an extra touch. Hope you like my latest creation. Happy Stampin'!

Jenny G

Valentine's Day & Birthday Cards & Recent News!

Hi All,

It's been a while since I blogged last but I am back again. The past year was difficult with my dad passing and our neighbour flooding our place but I am so glad that the house is repaired and things are getting back to usual. Missed my dad so much over Christmas but I guess that that is pretty typical for most people. Anyways I have a few cute cards/projects to show you all and they are relating to one of my favourite days of the year: Valentine's Day! I have not submitted them to any challenges. The first card is for my hubby and I made it earlier in the year.

The second card is based on a card at a make and take at the Making Memories Scrapbooking Shop. I totally blinged it  out with rhinestones, glitter glue and a fab stamp from Stampin Up's Stamp Set Affection Collection. I stamped the word LOVE and highlighted it with SU dazzling details! I also used the Cupid from SU's Valentine's set ps. I Love You.

The last card is a gorgeous card I just made for an upcoming birthday!

 By the way, I said I would put a shout out to my card making friend Sherry! She has started a card shop on facebook so if you want to check out her designs feel free to check her out at

Hope you enjoy! I will be entering more challenges soon! Happy Stampin'

Jenny G