Sunday, 25 October 2009

Papertrey October Blog Hop

The challenge for the blog hop this month is to show our holiday cards/gifts/wraps etc and I thought I would combine this with Dawn McVeys Raspberry Suite colour challenge - such pretty colours this time around.

I wanted to try out a clean and simple design for Christmas this year that would be good to make lots of at one sitting. I still think this idea is a work in progress - the new leaf colour centres for the poinsettias looked flat so I blinged them up a bit and I need to perfect my line drawing but I thnk it has a future!!

I coloured the flowers with Copic markers after stamping them with memento rich cocoa - all the other supplies are by Papertrey.

Thanks for stopping by tonight!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Ola Espania!

Well that's what I was saying last week in Torrox! How's this for a blue sky in October?

We had the most beautiful weather - over 80 degrees every day and not a cloud in the sky. Paul and I even got a tan (I know that's really not a good thing but we used loads of protection!) and we both feel so much better for having a good rest. My dear MIL came too!

Here are just a couple of quickies I made just before I went - I found some old Anna Griffin die cuts at the back of my file and so had a peaceful evening layering up the images. I still love the colours of her collection and it reminded me to start to using all the AG papers I have stored up from my early crafting days.

I think this is my favourite.

Pretty but busy!

The sentiments are from the Papertrey set called Wishing You.