Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Distressed Dahlias

I was so pleased when my Papertrey order made it over last week in double quick time - and it didn't get caught at Customs either which was a huge bonus! My Angel must have been watching over me as I also won and unexpected 4 balls on the lotto last week and so that paid for my order!

So in the order were Delightful Dahlia and matching dies and Distressed Stripes. I had lots of fun playing with colours over the weekend and this is what I came up with....

Firstly a mixture of aqua mist, sprin moss and spring rain. The flower was coloured with the aqua mist Copic trio and I cut this flower out rather than die cut it. The sentiment on this card and the next is from Signature Greetings.

Secondly is a combo of lavender moon, spring moss and plum pudding, with the die cut flower coloured in lavender colours and I added some lavender moon buttons.

Before I leave you I thought I would show you how I have stored my Dahlia dies - on a square of sticky backed lightly magnatised sheet - the same way I store my Nestabilities. They are so slim that I can still close the jewel case and have them right at hand when I need them - easy peasy!

I hope you have had a lovely Easter break - many thanks as always for stopping by.


starqueen said...

Hi Chris,
I love your PTI Dahlia creations, very beautiful. And thanks for a great storage tip! I'm going to try it.

Aimes said...

How lucky avoiding Customs eh? And the lotto too?! It's your lucky time of year LOL!
Love your work with your new goodies - so wished I'd got distressed stripes now! Super tip for storing those dies too!

Lorraine said...

Lovely cards! And I never thought to store my dies in the CD cases with the stamps!

Karen from PA said...

Beautiful cards! I am going to steal your tip for storing the dies with the stamps...great idea!