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Showing posts from January, 2013

Lili of the Valley Cards

I got some Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp sets for Christmas and totally loved them so went back last week and bought some more of their other cute little girlie stamps and these are a couple of 7 x 5 inch cards I made with them today. This first card is for The Sweet Stop's Sketch Challenge #195 , Inky Chicks Challenge #2 to use the bingo grid to choose your elements (I chose die cuts, image and flowers) and for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #253 Out of the World, to use something not of this world. I think mermaids qualify for that! Recipe: Stamps:  Little Mermaid Friends, Vintage Labels - Just To Say both from Lili of the Valley Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore (Retired), Rainbow Sherbet DSP (Retired) all from SU, Copics Express It Blending Card Inks: Tempting Turquoise from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers Accessories: Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Dotted Scallop Punch both from SU, Circle Nestabilities, Frosted Lace Stickle

The Richness of Red

I never use to really like red, either for my cards or clothes, but lately I have been wearing a lot more red and using red more on my cards too. I suppose Christmas and Valentines helps with that too! My first card is for Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #163 to use something old and something new. My olds are several - my image was coloured in absolutely ages ago but never used, my ribbon is a few years old as well and the gold swirly papers I used on my lanterns is also a few years old. My new things are my Love Story papers from Echo Park which I bought just after Christmas but hadn't used and the greeting came from a new PTI stamp set that arrived on Monday! This card is also for Friday MashUp's Challenge #94 to make a Chinese New Year Card (oops I used a birthday greeting!) and to use the faux Chinese lantern technique, which I kind of did on my mini lanterns. Now I know sweet Sakura is probably meant to be Japanese, but I couldn't decide so thought she would w

Flowers and Butterflies

Just a couple of cards I made this weekend with some flowers and some butterflies - simples!!! This first card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #4 for January and Color Throwdown's Challenge #226 to use these gorgeous colours - perfect for 2-step stamping, although I don't have any 2 step stamping leaves from Verve so just did the flowers and added the other green elsewhere. Love how this one came out. And here's my card. Recipe: Stamps: Tag Time, Thoughtful Florals, Fancy Florals Remixed, Bloom and Grow all from Verve Stamps Paper: Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Whisper White all from SU Ink: Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery all from SU Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon both from SU, Tagged Rectangle Die from Verve Stamps, Decorative Labels 8 from Spellbinders My next card is for SC420 for the sketch and CC410 to use Soft Suede, Calypso Coral and Pool Party. I fancied d

Mostly White Papertrey

Just a couple of mostly white cards I made this weekend. As you all know I don't do CAS cards very often nor very well, so these were both a struggle for me as I wanted to add more - more colour, more layers, more embellies, just more, more, more, but I do really like how they both came out even if they are not my usual style! This first card is not one I especially enjoyed making because of the reason, but fitting all the same. Aimes, who runs the A Passion for Papertrey blog with Kate and Caryn has had some sad news recently so this card goes out to her! Sending Aimes lots of big hugs! This card is for A Passion for Papertrey's black and white challenge , Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use a bow and Viva La Verve's Sketch #5 for January . Not sure if you can see on the photo but I impressed the card front as well so it has a lovely soft texture to it. Recipe: Stamps: Over Under Easy, Think Big Favorites #3 both from PTI Paper: Stampers Select White from P

A Couple of Quick Thank Yous

Just a couple of quick thank you cards I made this weekend. This first card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #2 for January and Create with Connie and Mary's Challenge #236 to use the gorgeous colour combo below. My sentiment was a little too small for the Labels Framelit so I cut it apart, stuck it back together so it was smaller, curved the middle edges, drew round it all, cut it out and now it fits perfectly! Love how you can chop die cuts up and rearrange them to fit what you want! And here's my card. Recipe: Flowering Flourishes from SU Perfectly Penned from SU Raspberry Ripple Ink/Cardstock from SU Pretty In Pink Ink/Cardstock from SU Lucky Limeade Ink/Cardstock from SU Whisper White Ink/Cardstock from SU Subtles DSP Stack from SU Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon from SU Gold Brads from SU Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack from SU Framelits Labels from SU Floral Fusion Sizzlit Die from SU

Calendar Page for February

I did my next calendar page today - this one's for February and I just had to go with lots and lots of Valentine's hearts and the gorgeous Queen of Hearts from Saturated Canary for their challenge #35 to be inspired by a movie. Well mine just had to be Alice in Wonderland, although my Queen of Hearts is way cuter than Helena Bonham-Carter's version! I also made a stand from Crumb Cake cardstock to hang all my calendar pages too. It did need reinforcing a bit on the inside as it has already got a little too heavy for its size (It's an 8x8 inch calendar), but might need even more when I finish the other months' pages off. Recipe: Queen of Hearts Digi Stamp from Saturated Canary Vintage Labels Just To Say from Lili of the Valley I Heart Hearts (Retired) from SU Real Red Ink/Cardstock Blushing Bride (Retired) Ink/Cardstock from SU Very Vanilla Cardstock from SU Regal Rose Ink/Cardstock Neenah Classic Crest Card from Crafter