Saturday, February 21, 2009

My New Favourite Make!

OK - I gave myself a personal challenge recently - and that was to 'up' my game and create 'the' card - and to create a set which includes a scrapbook page. So I put my energies into creative mode and thought and thought 'real' hard .......because I also wanted to move away a little from my norm.
Out in the shopping malls, I have noticed a trend that to me says 'home-spun' where objects are decorated using earthy fabrics, natural colours and then bursts of colours, fun buttons, stitched a sock-monkey gone wild, lol!

And using that as my inspiration, I turned to one of my fav themes - birds! Which led me directly to my latest toy from my Stampin' Up! catalog, the Bigz Dies from the Big Shot and this one is called: Birds w/ Leaves with Flower [***see details below if your interested in owning one] Also is another fav Bigz Die, Top Note.
Tonight I am off to my upline's studio, called Craftin Caro and the lovely hostess Caroline has asked us to bring along a card sample for her studio's display boards - she has a huge, huge wall of great samples......and so I am bringing along this one.

One of the 'extra' touches I dreamed up for this card, is how I bordered the ribbon with piercing and then hand-stitiched in some crochet thread over top.

I am pleased as punch with myself over this one - thanks for looking.
Beverly's Stamping Beehive

*Instructions will be posted shortly if you want to re-create this card.

To Purchase Supplies for this Card:

Stampin' Up! Big Shot, Bigz Dies =

  • Top Note #113463 page 196 and

  • Bird w/ Leaves and Flower #113465 page 197.

If you want to order these see my link on the side or you may email me. Feel free to ask about any details or other products you are interested in knowing about.

Chinese New Year Mini Card

Here is my tribute to my friend Yun's cultural holiday celebrations - Chinese New Year . Since its the Year of the Ox, I had no stamp that came close to that subject, so what to do- make your own!

I practiced a few sketches and with about 4 tries I came up with my final choice.

Here's my little fella, a baby ox. I also love SU's Big Shot die for these little envelopes, so I made the card miniature - I think it came off real cute.
Beverly's Stamping Beehive

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hug Award

Thank you Queenie for passing me a hug - that is very lovely of you!

In keeping with the spirit of the day, I must pass the hug onto 10 love-ly people! Let's see....I will pass it on to some of my 'local' friends who may not have blogs of their own but I see them often, and to some of my crafty friends, who unfortunately I do not see but we chat, the next best thing.....

Alexandria - Margaret M - Emily M - Bridget M - Mary M - Tammy B - Wendy - Christine - Karen - Carole
Unfortunately, I can only send 10 but many of my 'crafty friends 'receive awards from many people because they are just so darn good at being friendly and crafty - you all know who you are! Mmmwahhh!
Pass it on!