Saturday, 28 February 2015

New Teenager

I was asked to make a card for a friend to give to her God daughter for her 13th birthday. I found it a little tricky to know where to pitch the style for this age, until I saw the sketch at CASe this Sketch
...and then I knew what I wanted to do.
I simply partially inlaid her name covered in Wink of Stella and added a panel with her age encrusted in gems.
Job done!

This makes me happy

Today the mailman brought me a package from Simon Says Stamp... always a thrill!
This time it contained, among other things, this set of stamps from Mama Elephant! I think this little bunny is just the cutest thing.
This really made me happy!
I thought the scrap of gingham paper looked a little like a picnic blanket. It's mounted on a Dienamics pierced rectangle, with a stitched heart, also from Simon Says Stamp.
It follows the sketch from Colours and Sketches
The next one is my ever favourite Penny Back chicken... guaranteed to bring a smile to my face!

You might have guessed that this makes me happy, (it makes me happy just to be stamping and colouring them)  secondly the fact that she has some mail... especially if it contains some crafting goodies! 

I love these stamps from Art Impressions , they are such fun and I also love the topic of this particular one... Wine!
Here I used a background embossing folder of corks from Darice, a paper pieced sofa, and an image coloured with Mirage Pens. The sentiment is computer generated in VNI Thufap2 font.

It was fun doing these cards!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Burlap Hearts

I bought some sheets of burlap some time ago and I love how it adds texture to a card. It cuts beautifully with dies and here I added some double sided sheet to the reverse of the fabric before cutting. The hearts are from Little B.
The backing strip is a print, made using a piece of bubblewrap on my Gelli Plate. The flowers are from Stampin' Up. I'm not sure of the make of the little sprigs of foliage! The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I've just had a new chair delivered... I'm delighted! 
This one swivels as well as reclines, so I can swoosh around to look out of the window if I have a fancy to!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


This is a really small card... 10cms square (approx 4ins), one of a set of six cards I made for thank you cards for a friend. The butterfly therefore is tiny! From Stamplorations, it's hand cut and mounted on a SSS stitched square, which in turn  is on a Spellbinder square, with  a larger embossed one behind it.... couple of pearls and that's it.
I bought a fabulous evening dress today, just need to book the cruise to wear it on now!
The challenge at CASology is Mini... this is certainly that!