A more subdued card

This card steps way outside the boundaries of what I normally do.  It’s calm as opposed to the loud bright colours that I normally use.  I wanted something that was going to be soothing and peaceful.  It’s the card I sent a blogger I follow who has recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  Her story resonated with me so deeply I needed to send a card telling her she was in my thoughts and prayers.

The Doiley that i’ve used is from the Flirtatious Designer Series Specialty papers.  It’s a bit hard to tell in this photo but I did a bit of sponging with Crumb Cake and vintage-ing it up.  As far as my capacity extends to do so! I’m not so good at it but I was happy with this card. I {love} the Vanilla Seam Binding. So very nice!

Anyway, I hope she liked the card and that it bought her a bit of joy in what I can only imagine must be the worst time of her life.

Until next time!
Happy Stamping!
Mad

Big Hugs

I made this card for a gorgeous brave little girl who broke her arm this week.  She’s a friend of my Alexandra’s and they’ll be off to school together next year. Miss Laura was very brave when she broke her arm so I thought she needed a pretty card and some colouring in things to go with it.  Colouring in is an activity that requires no body movement and as such should be fairly safe for a little girl with a sore arm!

I’ve used Melon  Mambo and So Saffron ink, cardstock and DSP.  The gorgeous sentiment is from a new Hostess Stamp set called Perfect Words. I’ve also used Delicate Doilies and Creative Elements. I am also loving the scallop edge polka dot ribbon! I want more colours now!

I hope you like. I know Laura did.

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
Mad

Welcome little William

Hi! It’s been a full on month! I can’t believe we are nearly in NOVEMBER?!!!!  What the??  How did that happen!?  Crazy stuff!

Two weeks ago a new little man was bought into the world by my very talented Sister-in-Law, Carmel and her husband, Adam.  William David is soooo cute! And of course as the Aunty I had to be there asap to sniff and snuggle.  I wish I was closer so I could have cuddles everyday!

But! I digress as I could talk about how delicious tiny little babies are all. day. long!!  Here’s the piece of art I made for the little man’s room and the card to match:

And a bit of a close up:

And then the card:

Which looks very out of alignment….but I don’t think it looked that bad in real life! LOL

And because no post about a baby is complete without a picture of said baby….meet my darling nephew, William David…

I’ve scheduled a couple of posts for the next couple of days so don’t fall over when I post consecutively!!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
Mad

S{ick}?

Do you think this card is a bit too bright and may make the recipient feel a little worse??  I hope not!  It’s in the undecided column for me at the moment.  I love these Domestic Goddess papers. They are so bright and cheery!  I was hoping to perfect the art of paper chevrons with this card as well.  Needless to say, they are tricksier than one initally thought!

Anyway whatever the verdict, this card is already in an envelope and all ready to be posted to the recipient.  Here’s hoping it doesn’t make her feel any worse! lol

Until next time!

Happy Stamping!!
Mad

Amazing, Awesome, Talented….

Me! Ha ha, just kidding!!!!  I made this card for a lovely friend who’s done some awesome things this month.  Hope she likes it, because I love it!  Loving Poppy Parade and Daffodil together.  Actually. I don’t think there is any combo with Daffodil that I don’t like! lol

What do you think?  I love this new hostess stamp set – Array of Sunshine. It’s gorgeous. I’m glad I ended up getting it! The other hostess set used is Perfect Words. They have some fantastic sentiments in it and I can assure you it will be one of the sets I will use to death between now and next catalogue!

The flowers in the Array of Sunshine set are perfect for cutting out and layering:

And because every time I make a card now I feel guilty if I haven’t stamped the innards à la Teneale -

Hope you like it! It made my heart happy to stamp it and I hope the recipient likes it even if her colours of choice are blue and brown! (ha! a hint!)

Until next time!
Happy Stamping!!

Mad
xo

Stitched Stockings Promotion

Good morning!!  Check out this awesome Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and matching punch!  Perfect for Christmas!

This set is coming in the 2011 Summer Mini Catalogue but is making an appearance a little early!  You have the opportunity to purchase this set during the month of October. OR (but wait! there’s more!) you can earn it for FREE by hosting a workshop and your sales reaching $450!! How awesome is that?!!

Check out the full details of the set HERE.

After running a Christmas card class last year and cutting out a bunch of stockings from the (now retired) Holly, Jolly Christmas I know this is going make my mass production Christmas cards a LOT easier!!

Contact me if you’d like to book a workshop or hold a class!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Madonna