Monday, December 14, 2009


It certainly is the silly season. I have just finished my Christmas Cards and nearly finished my shopping. Apart from catching yet another illness from my beautiful 3 year old I have had a little time to squeeze in a card I made with a new set from the Summer Mini. This one uses the For Everything set along with the gorgeous polka-dot grosgrain in real red and some bright Bold Bright cardstock and ink. If you like colouring in, this is again a great set for you.
Summer Mini runs through till the 31st March so plenty of time to make a wish list.
Happy Stamping.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Spring Mini Catalogue - LAST DAYS

Good Morning. It's nearly the end of November which means it's nearly time for saying goodbye to the Spring Mini Catalogue from Stampin' Up! If there is anything you really wanted to get then this is the time to put in your order as you may not see your favourite items again.
This card is one that we will be making on Sunday in my last Stamp-a-Stack for the year. I do love the Tree Trimmings set and I adore the Scallop Oval Punch. I've used the pine tree from the Lovely As A Tree set from the Idea Book and Catalogue and stamped it over and over again to create the image of a Christmas Tree. Very simple card which is easy to mass produce.
How is your Christmas shopping going? If you are feeling stuck for some ideas, then there are items in the Christmas Extravaganza brochure that could help you out and if you spend $85 from the list you get yourself a Scallop Square or Boho Blossom Punch for FREE. Click here to view the complete brochure.
Happy Stamping. Tina

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Choo Choo Baby Boy Card

Just a quick one today. It's been a while I know but things have been a little hectic in the White household. I needed a boy card for my friend who has just had her second son. I had a bit of a play around with the Choo Choo stamp set again and came up with this one. I love using Close to Cocoa with pale blue or pink (depending on the babies gender). I also used a little bit of specialty designer series paper (the spotty one) and a little blue button from the designer buttons series.
Happy Stamping

Monday, October 26, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

This was the third card we made in the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack we did a few weeks ago now. I'm not if you can tell but I stamped the Christmas Tree on a piece of white gloss card to add a bit of variety. The colour hasn't come out too well either. I have used only Elegant Eggplant
ink on the white cardstock and used going grey in the background stamped with the swirl stamp. It actually looked at a bit like silver. Very simple and very quick this one.
Well I'm off to a stamping retreat this weekend organised by my upline Kim Gavarra. I have worked out what I want to get done over the two and a half days and when I started getting my stuff together I was amazed at how many boxes I was gathering. I now have to have a rethink and cut my ideas down to half. LOL

I'll try and grab a few photos while I'm away to post on here next week.

Happy Stamping Everyone Tina Stamps: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages Cardstock: Whisper White, Going Grey, White Gloss Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas is Coming

Hello and sorry for another big gap in posting. I thought I would show one of the cards we made in the recent Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. This was my favourite of the three. Quite simple but I think striking - it was made using the Winter Post set from the Stampin Up Catalogue and designer paper from the Spring Mini Catalogue. No special techniques really so ideal for mass production ready for the Christmas Post. I will upload the third card from the stack soon.
If you would like to join us for my next stamp-a-stack or the specialty Christmas cards classes, just let me know. Happy stamping everyone Tina Stamp Sets: Winter Post, Many Merry Messages Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red and Ski Slope Designer Paper Accessories: Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Monday, October 12, 2009

Choo Choo Gift Box

It has been too long since my last post and I must apologise. This is a little gift box we made for the kids theme card night a little while ago now. When I first saw this set "Choo Choo" I said outloud "finally something for my boys". I do love it. It is a little bit tricky to get the carriages lined up properly but if you take your time and use a stamp-a-ma-jig you will get it right. The train track is a wheel and you can get both items from our Spring Mini Catalogue which runs through till the end of November this year. The track could also be used as an old farm fence too. The words are from the hostess set, Best Yet. They fit neatly on top of the flat bed carriage. In fact you could put anything on that carriage like a small cup cake, a party hat, a birthday present or a christmas bauble. The posibilities are endless.
Tina Stamp Sets: Choo Choo, Best Yet Ink: Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand for the smoke puffs. Cardstock: Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White Tangerine Tango ribbon Word Window Punch for the handles

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Girly Thongs

Anyone who loves the beach will love this stamp set "Just Beachy" from the Spring Mini Catalogue. We made this card at a recent card night for a girl. Very simple card to make using the thongs and a little greeting. The rest of the card is paper layering. Add bit of ribbon and there you have it. Oh and a bit more glitter on the thongs adds to the girliness (is that a word).
Stamp Set: Just Beachy, On Your Birthday
Card Stock: Cameo Coral, So Safron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Designer Paper
Ink: Cameo Coral and Chocolate Chip
So Safron wide Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, September 28, 2009

Surf's Up

Anyone who loves colouring in will love this stamp "Seasons Surfin" from the Spring Mini Catalogue. Definately not a card to mass produce in a hurry. I used blender pens to colour in the image and the words and then the two way glue pen and diamond glitter to add more "bling" to the little light bulbs and Santa's beard. Because there was a lot of colouring I stamped the image in Black Stayzon Ink onto water colour paper. Using the water colour paper gives you a better surface to blend the ink. This was a fun card to make.
Stamp Set: Season's Surfin
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Water Colour Paper
Ink: Black Stayzon, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Blender Pen
Ribbon: 3.2 cm Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Two way glue pen, Dazzling Diamond Glitter

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I made this set whilst on Retreat back in May. I followed the steps of that amazing lady in Canada, Andrea Walford. I have changed a few things like ribbons and sentiments. I think this is a really elegant gift set which I'm sure anyone would love to receive. This is what we will be making in my card class on Friday October 2. Please let me know if you would like to join us. Cost $20 which includes all the supplies for these four beautiful cards together with a little gift bag to match.
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet, words from Fresh Cuts.
Cardstock: Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey
Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Designer Series Paper: Urban Oasis
Punches: Large Oval, Label.

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

As the name suggests this is where you get to make a stack of cards for Christmas - well 12 in fact. Four cards in three different designs with matching envelopes. This is one of the cards we will be making using the Tree Trimmings stamp set. I love this set. There are so many possibilities. For this card I cut one of the decorations out and raised it up for a bit of depth on the card. I used my two way glue pen to make fine lines of glue and then sprinkled the Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the top for added bling. A bit of Designer Series Paper "Ski Slope" from the Spring Mini Catalogue and grosgrain ribbon to finish it off.
If you would like to join us for the afternoon on Sunday 11 October at 1.00 pm just drop me an email here and I will reserve you a spot. Bring a friend - beginners welcome. All supplies included, afternoon tea, door prizes and some laughs - cost $30.
Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Season of Joy "greeting"
Cardstock: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper "Ski Slope"
Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Dazzling Diamond Glitter

Monday, September 14, 2009

Matchbox Gift Card

These days it is becoming more and more popular to give a Gift Card as a present for someone you find difficult to buy for. This is a lovely little way of wrapping the gift card and being able to say a few words with it as well. I cannot take credit for the design. That belongs to a lady by the name of Andrea Walford but I changed the colours to work with the Designer Series Paper "Tea Party" and the measurements a bit. I used my Stampin' write markers to colour in the different parts of the cupcake and candle on the front.
When you look inside you can see I have used half an envelope as the pouch for the sliding card. You could use it as a simple card to write on or you can attach your gift card to it and it slides out easily. Using the wide oval punch I made the opening where you pull on the card.
We will be making this lovely little gift on Friday at my card class. If you wish to attend, please let me know by Wednesday by emailing me here. Tina
Stamps Sets: Party Hearty
Inks: So Safron, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Basic Black
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Jumbo eyelet, White Taffeta Ribbon, envelope, staples, wide oval punch
Designer Series Paper: Tea Party

Friday, September 11, 2009

I used this card to demonstrate the use of blender pens at a recent workshop. I find using these on watercolour paper works best as it lets you blend the ink more than on normal cardstock. However I did use Whisper White for this card because I was colouring such a small area being the little flowers. I also used textured cardstock as a main background and a layer of Designer Series Paper in the same colours of Close to Cocoa and Pink Pirouette which added just a little bit of variety. I love these colours - Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa with a touch of Riding Hood Red. The greeting was from the new Oval All set in the Spring Mini along with the matching Scallop Oval Punch which fits these stamps perfectly. I used my dimensionals to raise the main picture and the greeting.


Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, Oval All.

Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Designer Series Paper

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Stars Stars and More Stars

Here is another card I made for my recent card night. I thought this would be great for a boy of any age. No stamp sets here just a Stampin Around Wheel called Classic Stars and a few stars cut from cardstock using my "newly purchased" Star Punches - (a little hint, if you want to cut out a star with its centre cut out as well, use the small star punch first then use the large star last so you can line it up and you'll have cardstock to hold onto as well). I'm really impressed with how sharp the points of the stars are. I dared to use some blue glitter using my two way glue pen to just sparingly add some bling to the little stars.
These colours are not really me but I am going to try hard to break away from the "earthy" colours and try some "brights" for a bit. You'll get to see my colour favourites over the next little while.
Stamp Set: Classic Stars large Stampin Around Wheel
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Brilliant Blue
Ink: Brilliant Blue - Punches: Large and Small Star
Blue Fine Supernova Glitter
Two Way Glue Pen

Monday, September 7, 2009

Great Friend

This is a card we made last Friday night. I thought it was a nice card for a little girl but really you could use it for big girls too. I am really enjoying this set. I used the rock and roll technique for the butterfly by stamping off the ink and then rolling the edge of the stamp back on the ink pad. I then used a craft knift to cut around one wing and then folded it in half to show the different coloured card underneath. Very girly really. The scallop oval punch is a new one in the Spring Mini Catalogue.
Stamp Pad: A Great Friend (Spring Mini Catalogue)
Ink: Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze and Whisper White
Certainly Celery grossgrain 1/4" ribbon for the bow
Designer Series Paper

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My First Post

Well, I've wanted to do this for a long time now and finally I've got somewhere. After much fiddling, I've finally managed to post my first card for you to see. I love this stamp set "Sense of Time" from the Spring Mini catalogue. I used this set for father's day and for a recent workshop. I just love it.

I hope you enjoy visiting my blog from time to time and I will try (not promissing anything) to keep it updated regularly.

Happy stamping guys.

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