Sunday, 18 September 2011

DT Inspiration Challenge at APFP

"Our new challenge for the next fortnight is to find a card or project created by one of the amazing Papertrey Ink DT members and let it inspire you to create something from it".

I love to go straight to the Papertrey DT's blogs when I get new stamps and usually have a go at one or two as my jumping off point - I'm sure I am not alone!

I didn't have to look far for my inspiration for the first card below as I am a lucky girl and I have the original on my inspiration cork board which Dawn gave to me when I met her and Bartley in London earlier this year.

and here is Dawn's card....

Second off is a case of Maile Bells' lovely Simple Sunflower card.  I was attemping to do a rock and roll technique with the inking of the flowers with versacolour chalk ink but it's not too obvious from the photo.  When I first got the vine boarder I cut loads of strips with odd bits os card so they came in handy for this card.  This is off to Hawaii to a dear and generous friend!

and here is Maile's infinitly better card.......

Right - cards blogged, family fed, ironing for our holiday finished - it's time to settle down for Downton Abbey - so pleased it is back tonight! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week ahead. I'll be back when we get back from our jollies!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Morning Glories and Asters

My friend Sharon who is on the DT of Daring Cardmakers said they were having a dare over there to use September's flowers - Morning Glory and Asters and she was sure I had some of those!  How right she was.........

Morning Glory stamp by Flourishes, sentiment by There She Goes and Papertrey card and ribbon.  The layout is from Clean and Simple blog - FTL 156.

I thought that the pink flowers on the card below looked a bit like asters - spiky petals - but after I had spent ages choosing buttons for the centres and sticking them down I googled asters and found they had yellow centres so along with the black leaves I used some artistic licence!

When our Papertrey parcel arrived Sharon and I had a big die cutting session with each others dies - the lovely large one here is one of Sharon's that I love - I think it's by Tim Holtz - all other supplies from Papertrey.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

Friday, 2 September 2011

All Bagged Up

There's a lot of Papertrey goodness going on tonight especially the new bloom builder die that I have been itching to play with and have been on a bit of a die cutting frenzy all week.  I used four dies here - apart from the bloom builders there is the favour box, leaf and mat stack die.  My poor cuttlebug has suffered though and I have snapped two B plates and curled an impression plate in a perfect arc - I don't think it's meant to do that!

I used hibiscus burst dotty paper for the bloom - just one layer of each size - but having experimented later with two layers of each size it does make a fuller flower.  The script is from Half and Half and the leaves from Turning a New Leaf.

It looks like we are set for a good weekend here at last - have a good one whatever you are up to - I am off to slip this into the latest challenge over at APFP!