Friday, 31 December 2010
Thursday, 30 December 2010
I used the Frame It set from Waltzingmouse Stamps as my theme and I was trying to get a trelliswork effect for the background using the Papertrey background basics - Tin Types. It's really easy to mask off the frame with post-it notes - what did we do before repositionable pads!!
The first one up has the background stamped in Smokey Shadow ink and the flower set from PTI's Four of a Kind is stamped in Chartreuse and Raspberry Fizz.
This one is background stamped in Chai ink and the dahlias and leaves coloured with copic markers. I used my dahlia die set to cut the leaves and flower - so much easier than cutting them out by hand.
Did you have a great Christmas? We had a very relaxing one and I intend to spend the next few days playing with some new stamps that my friend Betty bought over from the US for me - I have a whole two weeks off work - bliss!
I am shockingly late in showing my last calendar page. Possibly my favourite one of the lot - I have a beautiful amaryllis blooming right now in a pot here at home - all four trumpets are out and it is stunning.
I went with deep red colours - well it is December!
Sunday, 19 December 2010
I used lots of bits and bobs on this card - Pretty Pastels paper, aqua and chocolate card, aqua ribbon along with pearls and die cuts. I also stamped the woodgrain background stamp onto the mat stack die but it's hard to see in the picture.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the card edge and made it into a tri-fold card.
As there are a few pearls on this creation I'm putting it in for the lastest challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey which this fortnight is to use pretty pearls!
Monday, 15 November 2010
Here is a little close of the blooms which I coloured with the copic markers that match the raspberry fizz and ripe advocado colours.
Look out for Amarylis next month!
The ones above use the Dot Spot stamp from PTI along with the matching Bitty Dots paper and ink for my friend Jeanette.
These ones below are a gift for Nina and Graham whose wedding we went to a month back, this time using Friends to the End.
Thanks for stopping by today and not giving up on me! The November installment of the calendar pages is coming up next!
Sunday, 3 October 2010
We are all off to a dear friend's wedding on Sunday and Nina's colours are teal, cream and gold. I used Ocean Tides from Papertrey and gave my Big & Bold Wishes it's first inking. The patterned base uses Background Basics - Petal Power. If you follow Dawn McVey's blog then you will recognise the layout of this card which I have shamelessly cased!
I used Papertrey's Summer Sunrise and Terracotta Tile for my colourways this time around - just right and Autumnal!
Here is a little close up of those Mums!
Only two months left to go - better start thinking about 2011!
Sunday, 26 September 2010
I made the card from a scrap of stamping that I was practicing on ages ago with Giga Guidelines using spring rain, aqua mist and enchanted evening. I was playing with with I thought were manly colours but I got that all wrong!
By the way - I did trim that ribbon tail before I sent it off - nothing like a photo to show up your errors!
Sunday, 12 September 2010
I was a very lucky girl when the lovely Taheerah let me buy one of her Papertrey CHA sets that were exclusive to the show called Four of a Kind. I love how versatile it is with 4 different flowers. I whistled off a few like the one above but forgot to photograph them.
The one above is a one layer card stamped in Chartreuse and Raspberry Fizz. The one below is all in Plum Pudding and Chartreuse again - love the new inks even if they do stamp a bit unevenly!
I used Plum Pudding DP (Dots and Squares) from Papetrey with a little strip of old Anna Griffin DP. I haven't decided on a sentiment yet - if I use one at all as in life I think this card looks a lot prettier that the photo! The roses are popped up on dimentionals to give it a bit of a lift.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have had a grand weekend!
Here is the page for September - pretty Asters. I always remember my Dad growing Asters in many colours. I have used a bit of poetic license here with berry sorbet colours!
Here is a little close up of the colouring.
Sunday, 29 August 2010
The challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey this week is to use polka dots and there is an abundance on these cards!
First off we have peonies (naturally) and they are coloured in melon berry colours - I don't think I have ever come across peachy peonies so forgive me the artistic license.
Next up is the Daisy and Roses stamp - so pretty and fun to colour. I did go around the flowers with a yellow marker to highlight the white of the flowers but it was too bright and Paul (ever helpful!) said it looked cartoon-like so I toned it down a bit with some grey.
I wasn't sure where this next peony one was going but I like the black and pink combination!
All supplies are by Papertrey and Spellbinders.
It's Bank Holiday tomorrow - what could be better than extra crafty time!
Sunday, 22 August 2010
I still don't think I am as happy with it as the others I have made - a bit of a could have tried harder on this occasion!
Here is a little close up of the flowers which were coloured with copic markers.
Thanks for stopping by this weekend - hope you have had a good one!
The challenge at A Passion for Papertrey this fortnight is long and tall so I broke open my new bits and bobs that haven't seen ink yet - A Little Argyle and Enjoy the Ride - stamps and die.
I wanted to make a card for my husband's oldest friend - they have both hit 50 this year and have known eachother since they were in nursery school. This is what I came up with....
and this is how I changed it after Paul made a few suggestions! He thinks the car is a definate Herbie and so he added the 50 instead of 53 and suggested the car went at a jaunty angle, oh - and don't forget the indicator lights!
All supplies are by Papertrey and the card is a DL size.
Sunday, 25 July 2010
I bought quite a few of the Papertrey dies some months back but have not shown them much love so I got them out to play this weekend.
I stamped off a whole sheet of linen vellum with Dot Spot in shades of Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, Hawiian Shores and Spring Moss and just cut into four. The stamps are from fillable frames, round and round and Verve.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all having a great weekend!
I think this one is my favourite - buttons and bling!
Thursday, 22 July 2010
I coloured the rose and leaves with copic markers and the sentiment comes from Damask Designs.
Here is a little close up of the rose - I have many roses but this is my favourite so far - it's just so big!
As I used my circle nestabilities to die cut the white circle (love that white space) I'm slipping it in for the latest challenge over at a Passion for Papertrey - please do go check out what the girls have made!
Saturday, 17 July 2010
I stamped the flowers in memento black ink and coloured with Copics. I love the melon berry colours on the tigerlilies. These lilies always remind me of the day my daughter was born and my Mum and Dad sent us a massive arrangement and their sent filled the cubicle - I still resisted calling Felicity, Lily, after my Granny even with such gorgeous flowers!
Here's a little close-up of the tigerlilies
I always like to stamp a few extra images and with one I made this little card for my dear friend Penny who sadly lost her Mum 3 weeks ago. As I have used my Nestability dies I'm putting this in for the latest Passion for Papertrey challenge.
Saturday, 3 July 2010
If you would like to see this and the rest of my set of aperture cards please do pop over and have a look.
There is also a Summertime challenge on too for the next two weeks so why not join in and you could win some Papertrey goodies!
Here is my card for the Summer theme:
Here are some photos of family and friends especially for those family and friends that couldn't be with us on her special day - we missed you!
Proud Dad alert!
Paul and I felt under-dressed when presented with all Fliss's glamour!
With Rachel - her best friend since they were about 4 months old - don't they look so gorgeous!