Sunday, 21 February 2010


As a result of a little shopping spree ($100) with Sue my SU demonstrator, I managed got a free stamp set from the SaleABration catalogue! I chose vintage labels, it's so versatile and I've had so much fun trawling though everyone's blogs and sites who've been using the sets as inspiration.

I really am addicted to my favourite few SU colours - chocolate chip, old olive, ruby red and ballet blue, as you might have seen, my cards usually involve some or most of these!

I bought a snowflake stamp for $3 at Christmas from Riot Art and it's ben really versatile for snowflakes or just for embellishments generally. In this card, I stamped the snowflake and the circle from vintage labels in old olive and chocolate chip. After letting the image dry a little, I just ran my 2-way glue pen over selected images, and then added some clear glitter (mine was Martha Stewart fine glitter but SU dazzling diamonds would be great for this). I think it really helped to lift it. I made an A5 sheet of it, and then just punched out bits of the images with my square punch.

I made the card with SU Kraft paper, with the old olive matting to the chocolate chip base. The old olive grosgrain ribbon is so easy to work with and since I'm not uch of a bow-maker, I took the simple knot option! The greeting is SU short and sweet stamped in old olive and sponged for effect... 

For the insert, I wanted to follow through with the pattern (minus the glitter) so this is what I came up with...


Now that I'm happy with the design, these would be easy to make in multiples!
Happy stamping :)


  1. Looks great Anne-Marie. Love the inside of the card too - really just adds that extra specialness!

  2. Great card Anne-Marie. Your blog is great, so enjoyed looking at all your creations.

  3. Gorgeous colour combo - really striking, Anne-Marie. You do beautiful work! And I can't wait to see your Ikea-fied craft space!

  4. Your work is absolutely gorgeous Anne-Marie! I love these cards, and what you have done with "Live Like You Mean it". You're so talented. You should ask Sue about joining her team so you can get all your stamping supplies at a discount - not to mention all the other awesome demonstrator benefits.