Sunday, 15 January 2012

A Year of Flowers - Gina K

Last week I saw on Melanie Muenchinger's blog that she had a new book published with her stamp set A Year of Flowers - you can download it at Annies Attic - and this set is one of my favourites.  I have set myself a target to try a version of each of the samples in the book and here are the first two.

It felt good to get my Copics out after far too long!

The blue best wishes card is stamped as a continuous trellis and then cut out  (not easy/very fiddly!) and popped up on foam dots.   The sentiment is from There She Goes.

I haven't put a sentiment on this lily and tulip card as yet - just waiting for the right occasion!  I think it may work as a sympathy card to have in reserve as I never feel like making one when I need one. Note to self to use a stamp positioner next time to get the stems in the right place!

Have a good week and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Timeless Tuesday #150

 So I am sitting at my craft desk aka my dining table and I am trying to come up with some inspiration for this year's calendar and I am struggling.  So I go to my file and pull out last years to try and kick start myself and I remember that I had made all the pages with my Flourishes Year of Flowers stamps and coloured them with copics.  Unfortunately I lost all the photos of them when we were burgled last year but it suddenly struck me that I could use the images again as they are in perfect condition.

So then I hopped over to the Flourishes blog and the challenge this week is to make a tri-fold card; so here we have January's Crocuses .......

 I used Anna Griffin pale green card stock with Papertrey plum pudding dp (although it looks blue in this photo) and the same plum ribbon.

I stamped the inside sentiment especially for my friend Betty - it has been so lovely to have her here in the UK for Christmas visiting her family - hope it makes it safely over the pond for you!


I must admit that I had never heard of a quatrefoil before Papertrey Ink bought out this new die but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it!  I have used it so much already and here are two that I managed to photograph in decent light these last weeks.

The first is cut from Harvest Gold card and mounted on Kraft Bitty Dots paper with some copic coloured dahlias and a few copper pearls.


Above and below are two Maile Belles inspired (cased!) cards both using the Background Basics:Circles which I am now officially in love with!  I'm not sure why my ribbon on the friend card looks so creamy as it isn't in the flesh.

Finally a card that I made using the Papertrey Simple Sunflower set and a half and half die for my friend Penny for her birthday last year - sorry Penny, not much white space left!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Post Christmas Catch-Up

Long time - no blogging!  I am not sure where December ran off to but it sure disappeared fast!  Time to wish you a very Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by since I last touched base here.

First up is one of the Christmas cards I made this year using the Peaceful Poinsettia stamps and dies. 
I stamped the flowers in pink pearlescent ink and matched it up with some Autumn Rose and Scarlet Jewel card stock.  I got my inspiration from this card by the very talented Deanna - my new favourite blog to browse!

I also whipped up some little decorations from an old pack of Basic Grey Christmas papers  they were really easy to make once I had worked out the dimensions of the triangle I wanted!

Here are two I remembered to photograph before I gave them away ....

and another with lots of glitter!

I'll be back shortly with some new cards - it's been so good to have a couple of weeks off to do a bit of  crafting.