9 January 2009

Summer Mini Swap

Hi all I've had a busy week - theoretically on holiday but have been gardening, water blasting, sanding & on 2 days been a volunteer down at the ladies tennis tournament at Stanley St (this year we've had the world no 4 Elena Dementieva as our no. 1 seed & she's through to the final) so a full on week!! Update: She won the tournament.

Here's one of my piles of weeds so we can get at the house to start painting it:

I've had Pete's 18 year old son helping me which has been great (& Pete when he finished work) so we've achieved heaps but Keegan has used up all my broadband allowance - so no blog surfing for me :-(

I'll be back in a week & visiting & commenting again but just thought I'd like to share my demo swap for my team training tomorrow. We had to use something from the newly released Summer Mini catalogue for our swap - I've had to make it a quickie card as no time/playing for me plus my arms are aching! So the use of punches was called for......

I absolutely loved this card by Sherri Barron AKA Fun To Stamp blog - we don't have what I'm assuming will be the new in-colours in April '09 but love her colour combo of Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point & Kiwi Kiss (yes our humble kiwifruit has had a colour named after it). I emulated her card's colours with Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal and Old Olive but preferred the Wild Wasabi card with the Real Red scallop & Pumpkin Pie star so that became "my swap" - I also scallop-edged the bottom of the card as I so love my border punch!! It's the best thing since sliced bread.

I also discovered that if you cut your A4 card stock in half which gives you a 4-1/8" piece of card stock to fold in half & play with that it's a fraction big to make an even scallop edge so I changed the vertical cut to 3-7/8" which was perfect.

Stamp set/s: Say it with Scallops, Polka Dot (background)
Card stock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Other: Silver brad, 1-3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, scallop edge punch, small star punch, 1/16" handheld circle punch, linen thread, Wild Wasabi grosgrain ribbon


Stamping Seasons said...

wow looks like alot of weeding.. good luck!! Funny how if you take a "holiday" and stay at home... it generally means gardening, painting, and all those jobs you have put off!!! Good luck!!

Janet said...

I like your cards:) Good luck with the holiday! I need a holiday when i come back from holidays!! lol

Sharon said...

I hope you got rid of all those weeds Karen!

Love the card - just perfect for a swap.

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous swap card Karen. Sounds like you've been hard at work around your house. Thanks for the tip about the card size to get the scallops lined up. That will be helpful I just love that border punch.

Anne said...

Cards are very simple and effective - brilliant ones to be able to make.

Hope you enjoyed the tennis, sounds fun - good luck with the weeding now :)