Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Plum Mums

My lovely friend Betty is such an enabler!  She told me that Copic were having a price rise and would I like some before they went up? Never one to say no I ordered some of the new Copic marker colours and she posted them over to me.  So I had to make a thank you card using those same new colours - it is such a pretty set!

The plum pudding cardstock is stamped with Damask Designs in Versamark and the flower in Memento Tuxedo black ink. A slip of ribbon and a sentiment from the same stamp set (love that font!) finished it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little Sweetie

I think the cherries from Papertrey's Fruit Fusion stamps are just about my favourite in the collection - small and fiddly to stamp on the die cut but cute.

I tried to get a better impression with the impression plate by buying a new rubber mat - no more shims - but even with Paul pressing down the sandwhich and me cranking the handle of the cuttlebug we couldn't get it to go through - so frustrating - so it was back to thin mats and cardstock.

The poppy cardstock is stamped with the gingham background but it's a bit hard to see in this photo.
Over at A Passion for Papertrey there is an Anything Goes challenge - so if you have some Papertrey supplies it is well worth having a go  and being in with a chance to win some Papertrey Goodies.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Purple Peonies for CASE Study

I got some new Copic markers last week and was searching around in my lunch break at work for an image or two to colour and came across these beautiful digital peony images from a great site called Paper Garden Projects.  I didn't have fun trying to print them off on cardstock at home on our printer as it decided not to go wireless that evening but I was impressed how the ink stayed in place and didn't run when coloured!

I was also cruising blog land at the weekend and discovered the CASE Study blog - they have a challenge on right now to case this beautiful card by Dawn Woleslagle below and I wanted to make a card for a friend to pop in a parcel and I thought that will do nicely! Very simple but shows off the flower well.

Whilst making the first card I thought how the last two times I have needed a sympathy card I have had to rush and make one so this is for keeping tucked away until next time!  The peony is coloured with Copics and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, mounted on ripe advocado and royal velvet card.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!