Friday, 20 February 2009

Floral Frenzy

I really enjoyed all the design team samples for the new Papertrey stamps this month and especially this one by Geny Cassady. Until my Friends to the End stamps arrive I am challenging myself to make some cards with my existing stamps and cardstock using inspiration from the design team

I used raspberry fizz, chocolate and ripe advocardo with vanilla ink. The stamp set is Floral Frenzy - I love the fresh daisies in the set.
I couldn't make anything with Papertrey if it wasn't for my lovely friend Chris in Texas - every month she so kindly takes delivery of my PTI order and then posts it over to me - how kind is that? So this is going across the pond as a thank you!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Got Your Shades On?

You'll need them for this card :)

I have this lovely pack of Papertrey Raspberry Fizz paper - I love it and it sure is bright! As it's so cheerful I made this for my dear friend Lana to add a little boost to her day.

I got to try out my new Labels 2 dies from Spellbinders for the first time here - I think they are my favourite to date - that is until the CHA releases appear over here!

Dawn's Favourite Colour Challenge

The last challenge before the big release tonight over at Papertrey Ink is to create using one of Dawn's colour schemes that she has been showcasing. I saw this combination of Vintage Cream ink on purple and had to have a go. I remembered I had this ruffled bloom stamp from Stampendous so although the challenge wasn't to case a card I wanted to try these flowers out;)

The paper is Polka Dot Parade and the ribbon is Lavender Moon - both from Papertrey, as is the sentiment on the Spellbinders ribbon tag. I filled the flower centres with stickles but it doesn't show up too well in this photo.
I don't think I will be able to get up at 3am for the party but I bet it will be fun!

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Papertrey Bitty Dot Challenge

I can't think of anything I'd like more than to win $300 worth of Papertrey ribbon - it's not like I don't have loads already but a girl can never have too much epecially of the new tiny Swiss dot ribbon!

So for this challenge you have to download a-connect-the-dot drawing and make up a card from the resulting sketch and although it's getting late here I had to have a go.

The stamps are Floral Bouquet and the cardstock is Papertrey Raspberry Fizz, Craft and White along with some Raspberry Fizz paper (I can't wait to see Dawn McVey's new stamps as I am sure I will love them epecially if they go with the great papers!).
The raspberry fizz put me in mind of a nice glass of Rose - so I opened a bottle and poured Paul and I a glass - cheers!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Valentine Roses

A work colleague asked me to make her a valentine card with red roses for her husband so here we have a pair from GinaK designs "A Year of Flowers" - my favourite flower set! I managed to cut the top of one rose off when I ran the die through the cuttlebug so the lovely Jenni suggested that I cut down another rose and add it - so I did it with both roses and liked the dimension it gives to them.

The roses are coloured with Copic Ciao markers in R35 Coral, R46 Strong Red and R59 Cardinal, and the leaves with YG63 Pale Olive and YG63 Pea Green. I like the Ciao markers and can't see/feel any difference between them and the Sketch markers apart from Ciao's are half the price - but it does wind me up that the colour numbers aren't on the caps! The paper is from the SU Bella Rosa paper pack.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Rubber Stamp Tapestry

I know from my Feedjit that many people land on my blog after searching for Tapestry Rubber Stamps so I thought you may want to visit Susan Walton's new RST tutorial blog. Susan has some great step by step photos of her sets and there is lots of inspiration to be had and some very pretty cards too!

When Susan said she had linked me on her blog I was inspired to get out one of my favourite sets - Heart Deco - since I am still in Valentine mode. For this card I punched out a large heart and traced around it to get my outline and then got stamping - but I'm not sure I have kept to the shape too well!

I used my new Vintage Cream and Raspberry Fizz cardstock from Papertrey and used the matching raspberry ink for the stamping in pink along with some versacolor. As the Heart Prints set was still on the table I stamped off the small solid heart in raspberry fizz ink and after punching them out I ran them through my little Zyron sticker maker and sprinkled Art Institute rose glitter over the adhesive.
I enjoyed making a tall card for a change - what do you think?

Heart Prints

Heart Prints was a new set by Papertrey Ink back in December but with Christmas and birthday cards to be made I have only just inked them up. The medium and large heart punches from EK Success match the hearts perfectly and I was able to get them here in the UK on-line rather than pay the heavy postage from the US - and with the awful £/$ exchange there wasn't a lot of difference in price!

I used Nicole's cards on her blog here as a starting point and used PTI's Pure Poppy ink for the all red one and a mix of PTI and Verscolor for the second. I used the sentiments from the set and my wonderful husband pencilled in the lines for me - well he did used to be a Draughtsman so that was right up his street!

Whilst on the subject of Papertrey - have you headed over to Nicole's blog to catch the 2nd Anniversary countdown - there are some fantastic goodies to be won!