Sunday, 29 August 2010

Peonies and Roses

I love my Lockheart flower stamps and don't really use them enough. They are lovely to colour and have such detail although they are quite small. Lockheart stamps are hard to get hold of in the UK but I found a lovely online shop in the US which will post them over for under $10 - a bargain! See them here at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. They arrived super fast too which made me very happy!

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

Linen Vellun Note Cards

I took my idea for this set of note cards from Nicole Heady's intro to the Year of Flowers - Daffodils that she made.
I really enjoy stamping on the linen vellum - here I stamped the flowers and dots in matching inks onto the vellum and added a bit of stitching, ribbon and fillable frames to finish.

Summer Sunrise...

Plum Pudding ....

Lavender Moon....

Raspberry Fizz...

Looking at that ric rak die - I have made a great discovery for the long dies and the Cuttlebug. I bought a set of long plates called Big Up Your Bug from here - well worth the investment if you use the long Spellbinders or PTI dies.

Morning Glory for August

A bit late posting this - see details below! I actually had this done well before August and it was the most challenging one yet. Much as I love flowers, Morning Glory isn't really on my radar so I googled them and decided on the bluey purpley ones. That was great until I came to match card and papers and since I didn't have the blue I needed I went with PTI Simply Chartreuse.

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!

Enjoy The Ride

Goodness - it's a month since I have shown anything - mainly due to my laptop playing silly whatsits with me (Daisy chewing through my charger TWICE and the battery giving up the ghost completely) but I am now sitting with an old model from work and back in business! Bliss!

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.