Sunday, 30 January 2011
I cut the openings with the limitless layer dies - that was tricky as you can't fix the die down onto the vellum to keep it in place as it tears the vellum, so I had to judge the distances by eyeballing it! This photo is not a good one - no decent light here at the moment!
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
I clear embossed the flourish and when I stamped off the stars it occured to me that one matched the Dot Spot stamps so I pulled that out to make the white panel. Now its finished I quite like the melon berry and blue mix - but so not me and not a flower in sight!
All supplies are by Papertrey.
Saturday, 15 January 2011
- the rose from A Year in Flowers - Flourishes make the most beautiful flower stamps and I had a hard time choosing which one of the sets to go with!
- coloured with copic markers
- my large scalloped circle nesties
- ribbon, card and pearls in pink
- a little doily
I was trying for a Victorian valentine type card with the lacy doily but I forgot to distress it before I included it and so rather lost the effect - still, I love pinkiness of it even if I did go a bit OTT with the pearls!
The dp is by Papermania and the cardstock and ribbon is from Papertrey
Thanks for stopping by tonight - have lots of fun hopping round the other great creations!
Sunday, 9 January 2011
I was joined by my long time friend Pam and two ladies I met more recently - Mary at Pam's daughter's wedding last year and Betty through this blog and our love of Papertrey. Betty is over here from Nebraska visiting her son in London and it was just great to have her join us!
So here we are all together - (L-R me, Betty, Pam and Mary)
Betty bought over some PTI dies and after Betty had cut two bookmark dies side by side Pam used the negative left to make a card - inspired! Here she is holding her card which has a Penny Black bloom stamped through the frame and brads over the reinforcing hole gap - so pretty!
Betty and I didn't actually finish anything on the day - I was busy die cutting the banner border set in every colour cardstock and Betty was background stamping and inspiring us, so I got her to hold up a card that she sent me recently - a beautiful Alice in Wonderland card! You can check out Betty's gorgeous cards here
Mary is new to stamping but not to papercrafting as she makes some beautiful cards too - here she is holding her card cased from one of Dawn McVey's using scarlett jewel colours and one of the doilies that Betty bought for us to play with. I think a cuttlebug is now on Mary's wish list now!
Thanks girls for a wonderful, fun day - lets do it again soon!
Saturday, 8 January 2011
The Mums were still out on the table so I used them again and made the card up with some pink and kraft card.
The sentiment stamp is by Penny Black and I used one on my little strip embossing folders for the leaf pattern.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
I think it was this card on Nicole Heady's blog that sold me on adding to my Year of Flowers collection and so I went for it. I wouldn't normally show a card like this but it turned out so pretty that I thought you might like to see a slightly different version.
I coloured the Mums with Berry Sorbet and Ripe Advocado colours of Copic markers and mounted it onto kraft cardstock. I can see this layout working with other flowers so that is now on my to-do list!
The background papers are matted on terracotta card and I used orange zest ink on the tea pot. A mat stack die and some ribbon finished it nicely! All supplies apart from the Kaiser pearls are from Papertrey Ink.