Saturday, 12 January 2013

Mojo Monday

I don't seem to be very good at making Monday challenges on a Monday - maybe I should start a "Make It on a Weekend" challenge - anyone game?
So two ways of working today - the Mojo Monday sketch which has lots of lovely layers and the new  Passion for Papertrey challenge to make a thank you card.


The images on both cards are from a new set I bought last week from Clearly Besotted Stamps - a UK stamp company (hurrah!) - called Thanks a Bunch. They are acrylic and stamp beautifully.

My first card uses Papertrey's plum pudding card and ribbon (although the ribbon looks a totally different colour in the photo) and Basic Grey papers.

My cheerful roses are made with summer sunrise card, ribbon and papers by Papertrey Ink and the images are coloured with Copic markers. 

Make It Monday #99 Rainbow Repeats

Two quickie one layer birthday cards today using the Make it Monday #99 rainbow colours.  I just got my December release stamps from Papertrey via a lovely friend visiting her sister in the US for Christmas and they were begging to be stamped off!
I used Quilled Elegance for both cards using Papertrey colours for the ink - not great photos - I need to make up a light box I think for the winter months!


Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Freshly Made Sketches # 67

I often look over at Freshly Made Sketches so as I am on holiday from work for a few more days I thought I would have a go at the latest sketch.
I was in a pink kind of mood and after Christmas I always need thank you cards so this is what I came up with.  All supplies are by Papertrey Ink.
Many thanks for stopping by today - it is always good to hear what you think!


Craft Day with Betty

My lovely friend Betty who is always so much fun to meet up with is over from the US staying with her family for Christmas and New Year. 
We spent the day chatting and die cutting and colouring and even managed to make a card each! 
 We were looking at the Stamp Simply blog at Sharon's go to layouts and as Betty had just shared some packs of Papertrey patterned paper with me we made a background the same out of Soft Stone and added what we had stamped and coloured.
Betty used Rosie Posie in Melon Berry and Canyon Clay.....
and I used Pretty Peonies coloured with Copics in Melon Berry colours....

It was a fun day - thanks Betty!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Christmas Past

A bit late but better than never - a few of the cards I made for Christmas.  I used a set from Flourishes called Petals & Peace and the matching key hole die.  I love Flourishes as they post to the UK in nice flat rate envelopes which do not cost a fortune!  I stamped off the images and coloured with Copic markers in  the evenings until I had enough.

I also pulled out my tapestry rubber stamps for a few cards too - this is one variation also using  the sentiment from Papertrey's Bells & Boughs stamps.

Sorry about the poor photos - I remembered I hadn't taken any pictures of them until I was due to post them off and these were taken on my windowsill at work on my iPhone!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A New Year's Resolution!....... keep my blog updated!
Happy New Year - I hope that 2013 will be a great one!
Here are a few cards that I made over the last few months some before I went into Christmas card mode and one with some new stamps that I had chance to play with over the holiday.
I took my inspiration from the Make it Monday challenge review on Papertrey Ink to make a floating window - the acetate that the stamps comes in very handy for the window. The butterflies are from Heart 2 Heart # 10 and the inside is the sentiment from Half and Half set.

I have never made a Centre Step card before and when looking for something a bit different to make for my friend Penny's birthday I found a tutorial on the SCS site - here.   It was a lot of cutting, scoring and folding but I liked how it turned out.  Card stock, stamps [Sweet Life] and ink from Papertrey, the sentiment is from Flourishes and paper by Basic Grey.

Lastly my take on white on white for my friend Lynn's wedding to David using Papertrey's Beautiful Blooms ll # 3 and an embossed background.

One other little reason for neglecting the old blog was a lovely Mum and Daughter trip to Dubai and a real pick me up to spend time in the sun - here we are opposite the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa although it is so very tall it didn't fit in the photo!