Sunday, 28 February 2010

Mojo Monday 127 and A Passion for Papertrey

It's been such a miserable wet and windy weekend here that it's been just the excuse to stay in and make a few cards.

Over at A Passion for Papertrey the challenge this week is Black and White one of my all time favourites. It's so striking but I know people either love it or hate it - a bit like Marmite! I like both. Mojo Monday has a great choice this week - round or square -

I went with round as I don't make many round cards. Here is my black and white version - it uses Papertrey's Bitty Dots and In Bloom papers and the sentiment is from Floral Frenzy.

I haven't attached a back to the card as yet as I have a fancy to make it into a tag - I did cover the back in white and stamped the matching sentiment from the set so it is all ready to go!

Whilst I had the gear out on the table I made another one - this time in Raspberry Fizz colours - although the light was fading by then and the photo isn't much cop!

The sentiment is by Verve stamps and the little flower from Floral Frenzy again.

Thanks for stopping by as always. If you fancy entering the challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey you coud be in with a chance to win some Papertrey goodies!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Quick Cases

It's been a tough couple of weeks without access to all my crafting bits and bobs but all will be well later this week as I slowly get everything back into the house from the greenhouse and start unpacking again!

I just loved this card of Amy's over at A Passion for Papertrey and had to give it a go - it came together real quick with just some versafine ink, aqua mist cs and some buttons and twine. Mine isn't as classy as Amy's but I like how it came out and good for what I needed it for.

Every time there is a new Papertrey release I have a good look through the DT's blog and see what I could make with stamps I already have. This card of Melissa Bickford's sang to me so I had a go with one of my background basics sets and came up with this - you can tell my PTI stamps and inks were the first thing I unpacked :) Simple but pretty!

So now I have a dinning area again - we got rid of this big old computer cabinet which we didn't need any more (it was never as clean and tidy as this until we came to sell it!) ...

and replaced it with this arrangement which DH put together. So much space for my crafty bits and we have a table clear now to eat off and lots of cuboards and drawers to hide everything away in.

One day I will have a craft room but until then this will suit me fine and dandy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Valentine Roses

I so wanted to take part in Melanie Muenchinger's challenge to make a card using her just wonderful "A Year of Flowers", as the prize is to win a copy of her new stamp set that is just about to be launched by Gina K Designs (and also a change to be a guest designer on her blog!). I think this also makes a late entry for the challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey too.

I knew I wanted to make a Valentine's card and use the roses as they are my favourite in the set, so when I had them all coloured up I hopped over to Mojo Monday blog for some inspiration. This is for Mojo Monday 124.

The roses were stamped onto Gina K luxury heavy white cardstock and coloured with Copic markers (does anyone know of a Copic certification class near London by any chance?). I thought the Papertrey Background Basics Text Style II went really well - if you read the tiny writing it talks of delight, ectasy and dreams - very good for a Valentine's card :)

All the other supplies are by Papertrey and the sentiment is from Heart Prints.

Here is the sketch from Mojo Monday this week

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have had a great weekend!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

March - A Year of Flowers

I have managed to get a little bit ahead of myself with my calender with limited supplies - one day my new dresser will be finished and my stash returned to its new home!

I tried this pansy in a few colour combos - I was trying to get the effect of those beautiful dark purple ones with a yellow centres that always look like little faces to me but I just didn't have the right Copic colours so I went for the ones that I did have that matched PTI Spring Rain instead.

I used PTI enchanted evening as my base card and matching ribbon - the little pearls are from Kaiser and so pretty IRL.

Thanks for stopping by this week!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

February - A Year of Flowers

How did February arrive so quickly? Nearly all my crafting material has been stored away whilst my dear hubbie is putting together some new units for our dining area - and all to store my stash as it's morphing itself across the house!

The first calender page went down really well and so I am continuing with the rest of the year!

Luckily the challenge over at a Passion for Papertrey blog this fortnight is Nature and I think this fits in well. The stamp is from Flourishes, coloured with Copic markers and all other material is from Papertrey.

Here's a little close up of the primrose for February.