Friday, October 31, 2008

Christmas Card Making Extravaganza!


Here is a sneak peak of two of the five Christmas cards we will be making at my Christmas Card Making Extravanganza on the evening of November 21st

We will be making 2 each of 5 designs for a total of 10 cards, plus 10 gift tags.

If you are interested, please e-mail me for all the details.

If you would like to atttend, please RSVP to me by the 18th of November to reserve your place.

Location: Ealing, London
Date: 21 November
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: £20 (you will make 10 cards and 10 gift tags)
RSVP: November 18th

Special: If you RSVP and pay by the 14th of November, you will recieve a special gift from me!

Contact me on: talarria AT gmail DOT com for details or to register!

Christmas Card Making Extravaganza



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Starting with christmas


OK - I am finally making a start on my christmas cards. This is a fun one using the leaf shadow stamp from the Shapes & Shadows set.

Stamp it in red and green, then colour the base using the black marker, and add your string. Then, stamp some sprinkles and your greeting!

Voila, a quick and simple no-layer card!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Early Start on Valentines!

Well, I got the set Sealed with a Kiss, as well as the new scalloped border and square punch from SU, and wanted to see what I could do.

I used the XOXO stamp to create a background on natural confetti paper by stamping it over and over again in real red ink. I then stamped the LOVE square onto the natural confetti paper and using my new papersnips (highly recommends them!) cut the image out very close to the border.

Attached the stamped background to the top of the card base, and then decided to use some chocolate chip CS with a scalloped edge for the bottom part with some read red grosgrain ribbon tied in a knot around it.

I then layered the cut out image onto some real red CS that I had punched with the scalloped square punch and attached it to the card front with pop dots so it has a bit of 3D effect to it.

Overall, a very nice Valentines card!

Can you tell that I am procrastinating with the Christmas Cards :)

Monday, October 13, 2008


So, a while ago, I visited my friend Jana in Germany, and while there, she gave me one of these GIANT clothes pegs that she was sent by a friend from the US.

I have finally decorated it!

Jana - you would be so proud of me :)

The patterned paper is is from the Fall Flowers DSP from SU.

Regular white grossgrain ribbon, and metal rimmed tag with the Too Cute stamp set stamped onto the tag.

Have no idea really what I will use the clip for, but was thinking I could use it to showcase any of the latest SU specials when I do classes or workshops.

Cheers,
Karin.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sponged silhouette


So, this is another card I did for the ILWS world card making day challenge.

Using a glossy cardstock, I sponged pale plum, perfect plum, and Eggplant, starting from the centre and working my way out from light to dark.

Then, I stamped the image in black and matted onto black CS, tied some eggplant ribbon around it with one of the new ribbon sliders from the styled silver HPH in the new SU catalogue.

Finally I matted it onto an elegant eggplant cardbase.

Cheers,
Karin

Saturday, October 11, 2008


So, over at In Love With Stamping (ILWS) we had some on-line challenges to celebrate world card making day.

This is my shaker card that I used as the sample for the challenge.

The patterned paper is from the Home Again Simply Scrappin Kit, and the cardstock is chocolate chip and kraft.

The shaker box has celebrate stamped from the wonderful words stamp set in chocolate chip ink. I used one of the new rub-ons that we got in our new SU catalogue and put it on the acetate so the glitter flakes appear behind the rub-on. Very nice effect in real life.

All supplies: Stampin'Up