Saturday, 28 May 2011

A Song Challenge

This weeks challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey is to make a card inspired by music or a song.  I was thinking of what I could make with two new stamp sets that I was given last week by a very special lady I met in London ;) when the word celebrate on the Hello, Friend stamp made me think of this song by Kool & The Gang!  An oldie but goodie.

I stamped some antique cream cardtock with the background basics: sheet music in Chai ink, the leaves are stamped in versamark and the celebrate flower in berry sorbet.  The felt and the cardstock are melon berry!

There is still time to join in the challenge so do go have a peek at what everyone has done too!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Papertrey May Blog Hop

This is a last minute entry for May's blog hop - we have just got back from a concert at the Royal Albert Hall seeing Roger Hodgeson - do you remember him as the lead singer and songwriter of the band Supertramp?  Well he was just fantastic and Paul and I were so glad we got to see him and we had excellent seats too. The last time I saw the band was in about 1979 - how time flies!

So here is my In Bloom card using my rather neglected dies and touched up a bit with copic markers on the flowers to give a bit of depth.

Thanks for stopping by as always!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Pretty Petals

I was looking at Dawn McVey's blog yesterday where she is showcasing her new stamps for the Papertrey release and thought that her wedding wishes  card that she made reminded me a bit of SU's Pretty Petals set.  I have taken out Pretty Petals a few times to add to my selling pile and today I am glad that I never let it go!

So here is card number one where I used Dawn's layout and changed up the stamps.  I think my lack of photo editing skills has made this more pinky than it is in real life!

All the supplies apart from the flower stamps are from Papertrey.  

I went square for my second card and added a bit of embossing on the bottom portion like Dawn's. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Spring Daffodils

The challenge over at a Passion for Papertrey this fortnight is a sketch challenge and I love a sketch to kick start the old mojo.  I stamped on the Pretty Pastels paper which I used a copic or two as a highlight and loaded it up onto a Parisian lace doily.

The card base is Harvest Gold with stripes of bitty dots paper and a tag from the new tiny tags dies.

Do go over and see what the other girls have done and if you enter you could win a great Papertrey prize!