Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Summer card, so with that design in mind I finally got
around to making the birthday card that I was meant
to do in the first place.
I found these great Alison Ellis Design paper at my local
craft store which have huge cupcakes just perfect for
I completed the card with a matching envelope,
using these great EK Success flourish punches.
Alison Ellis Design Patterned Paper
EK Success Punches
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
So moving on, as I was about to do this post I realised that it's my 100th posting, and a monumental number calls for an exciting post - and I think revealing the first piece of the puzzle for our second Belles 'n Whistles stamp is pretty exciting!!!
Well get your thinking caps on, below is the first reveal. If you've come this far and managed to find this piece be sure to leave a comment as those who do will be automatically entered into a drawing to win the actual rubber stamp. How awesome would that be.
Remember - Only one entry per sneak peek will be allowed so don't worry about having to leave comments for each new piece that is revealed.
Monday, July 13, 2009
And then, it all just seemed to fall into place.
Well, it wasn't quite like that - this card was
not intended to be my DT card - it was meant
to be a card my friend had requested that I
make for her dad's 70th birthday!!!
So, I started with my brown cardstock, that's
very masculine - then I spied my Basic Grey
Sultry paper pad, what???? that's not very
manly at all - ahhhh but it is very summery.
Add a very tropical looking Tilda, some hot
pink flowers, a little golden thong (flip flop)
charm and here's my card.
I wanted to try something a little different for my card
this week, so when I came across the technique for making
a Tri-Fold card at SCS I decided to give that a try.
It looks complicated, but it is surprisingly very, very easy,
and I think it gives cards a bit of a WOW factor.
Below you can see all the various layers from above.
For your chance to maybe pick up an awesome prize come
on over to Roses on Paper and join in this fun challenge.
Don't have any Magnolia or Greeting Farm Stamps - not a
problem, Summer has a HUGE collection of stamps, with a
new shipment of Magnolia's just in stock this week.
Basic Grey Sultry Paper Pad
atyou Spica Markers
Leone Em Punch
~ Peta ~
Saturday, July 4, 2009
For this card I've chosen the sketch challange at SCS for
the first part of the combination.
I really loved this sketch - something different other
than all the usual layering of papers.
For the next part of the combination I couldn't go past
one of my favourite sites - Just Magnolia.
You have to love a site that asks that you use nothing
but Magnolia stamps - that's easy.
The challenge there this week is to use a charm of some
sort on the card. I've been waiting to make a hat pin
with my rose charms and it turned out to be the
perfect compliment for the rose stamp from the
Chasing Butterflies collection.
Another thing I don't usually do is decorate the insides
of my cards - no excuse other than just being lazy.
That's another thing I need to work on -
I love how a lot of my fellow card makers finish
off their cards on the inside, so this is something I'll
be doing myself from now on.
The Basic Grey pads are perfect for completing the
insides of the cards.
Basic Grey Paper Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Hand Made Hat Pin