Just thought I'd upload a few photos to show why I've not been updating my blog recently. Along with the usual school work I have to do I've been joining some swaps and getting those ready and making a birthday present for my mum. I've had no time to even take photos until today let alone blog anything :(
We had a snow day today YAY!!! so I made 5 cards and managed to take photos and upload them all to my SCS gallery and a bit on here! I need more of those but I doubt we'll get anymore :(
The first is a Papertrey Ink card swap - I had 2 entries so had to make 14 cards for this swap altogether (6 for each swap and one for me - I like to do one for myself so I can remember what I did!) Swap Card #1 is posted earlier in this post.
PTI Swap 2
I love the butterflies in this set - there's so many different ways you can stamp a butterfly! The aqua mist circles have been cut with the nestabilities, then without removing the card from the die I sponged the ink to leave a white edge round each one. I had to do 21 of these circles in total and my sponge dauber was all ripped to shreds by the end as the sharp edge of the nestabilities kept catching on it! The butterflies are also popped up on 3D foam pads to add a bit of depth to the card.
Stamps: Butterfly Kisses and Women of Life by Papertrey Ink
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, White cardstock, Purely Pomegranate and Barely Banana from Stampin' Up
Ink: Aqua Mist by Papertrey Ink, Purely Pomegranate from Stampin' Up (Retired In colors 08)
Accessories: D'vine Swirls cuttlebug embossing folder, circle nestabilities, card candy from Craftworkcards.co.uk
Dotty Swap Card
The second card I did was for a dotty swap over on SCS (another 7 to make). I cased this card by stamping moments over on the In Love With Stamping forum. I love the dotty combination and made my own version. I changed a few things but essentially kept the card the same.
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics by Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Punches from Stampin' Up, Just Rite 10 Designer Centers and Borders.
Paper: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, Lilac pearlescent paper
Ink: Perfect Plum
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch from SU, 5 Petal Flower punch from SU, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug EF, Purple brads and purple dew drops
Card Bag and Matching Cards
It's my mum's birthday on February 12th and I thought I'd make her a little gift for a change. I saw this bag on Julie Buhler's blog and knew it would be perfect for my mum.
This is the bag and complete set of 6 matching cards. each card uses a different sketch challenge from SCS (one of my new year's resolutions was to complete all of the old sketch challenges that I haven't done and I'm slowly catching up)
I'm really pleased with this set and hope that my mum likes it too. Everything generally uses the same stuff with some slight differences, but the colour scheme is the same throughout.
Stamps: Roses In Winter and One Of A Kind from Stampin' Up
Paper: Bazzill Bling, white card blanks from Craft Central, Mellow Moss, Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose from Stampin' Up, white cardstock, Hot Off The Press Cardmaker's Ultimate Floral Pack
Ink: Mellow Moss, Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose from Stampin' Up
Accessories: white satin and white organza ribbons, pearl brad from Papermania, self adhesive pearls from Lakeland, Pannacotta Zoomz from Stamp Galaxy, pink flower brads from Papermania, corner rounding punch, scallop edge punch from Stampin' Up