Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Birthday in Wisteria

Hi Everyone,
Today I've created a card to the Create with Connie and Mary sketch.
I think I am addicted to this designer frame embossing folder. I just love the shabby look it gives a sentiment when you tear around the edges and sponge them. A little ink sponged over the raised areas gives them definition. The challenge at Charisma Cardz is Shabby Chic so I'll enter this card there too.


Perfect Punches “Happy Birthday” is stamped in Basic Gray ink and punched out with the X-Large Oval punch. A perfect fit for it! I say this over and over again – Stampin Up have co-ordinated everything in their catalogue from punches to fit stamps to colour ranges including papers, inks & cardstocks. It makes it so easy to work with.


The gorgeous pattern and little flower are from the Bliss stamp set and were stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink to match the base cardstock and the frame. I distressed the edges of the Whisper White mat and sponged them with a little Wisteria Wonder ink before adhering to the base card.

This could almost be called a CAS card
( if it weren’t for the Vintage attack of tearing, sponging & framing )

If you like this card – 
All it would take to make one like it for yourself is for you to book an in-home workshop with me.

You can get a group of friends together and have an afternoon of fun making a couple of cards to keep and browsing the rest of the products in the Stampin’ Up catalogues.
And……as a hostess….. you would be eligible for rewards based on any sales made, which is a great!
So head on over to My Stampin Up Website and check out the rewards you can earn as a hostess on the Host a Workshop tab. Then click on the contact me button at the top to book your very own workshop with me. It’ll be fun!
Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon…
Signature Watermark



Such a lovely card! The shabby chic look is so great! Love all the texture with the distressing and sponging! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!


This is beautiful! I love your distressing and the colour is incredible!


I like the way you framed your oval greeting. This is very soft and pretty. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Debbie Henderson

Super distressing. I love how you tore around the designer frame. Thanks for visiting us at CCMC!


so beautiful! Thanks for joining in with our Shabby Chic challenge this week at Charisma! :) Gemma


Aww this is sweet,i love the colour!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,best of luck!

Mary Brown

Oh how simple, sweet, and elegant all at the same time! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert

Very cool shabby chic the soft colors, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards

Beautiful Card!

Carrie Sampsel

Pretty card! I love the color combo and I too love that embossing folder:) Thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

Nance Leedy

WOW, gorgeous use of that embossing folder and I love the look of DSP you created by stamping! So glad you joined us at CCMC!

Leah the Orange

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this colour - what a fabulous way to keep a card simple but with a huge impact! love the distressing - perfect for our Shabby Chic challenge at Charisma! thanks so much for playing!