Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So Glad

Have you ever bought a paper pad or pack that you love so much you never want to use it? I have two - For the Record (Echo Park), and Portrait (Crate Paper). But as I see more and more lovely papers from so many companies that I love, I realise that it's gotta be out with the old and in with the new! So this card comes from the For the Record collection. Because of the bold backgroud pattern, I decided not to go overboard with the layers.  

Stamps: Polka Dot Greetings (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: For the Record (Echo Park)
Accessories: Petaloo flower, Stampin Up twine, Kaisercraft pearls, Spellbinders label, button (unknown)

CAS Birthday

Hi there! This card is for Viva La Verve week 4. They've decided to do more CAS sketches (clean & simple), and I must say, 2 years ago, this would've been my forte, but now, I'm definitly a layers girl!!!! I found the flower in my stash and decided I'd branch out and try some colours I don't use often, but I really don't think this combo works! I actually found this card quite difficult, but I'm looking forward to the challenge of the CAS sketches each month!

Stamps: Yummy Treats (Hero Arts)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Very vanilla and Kiwi Kiss (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Prima flower, cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha stewart butterfly punch, EK Success border punch, Ranger liquid pearls

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Birthday Ballerina's

This is my first attempt at colouring a LaLa Land stamp. My sister owns a ballet school so this had to be the first one I bought! I love how these turned out! The one on the left is slightly different. I made the brunette one first but felt it needed a bit more, so I did the blonde one and added the damask stamp behind it. I think I like it better like that. I also wanted to not use any patterened papers because I think I'll be making a lot of these in the future!

Stamps: Marci Ballerina, Big Wish (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette and Rose Red (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: N/A
Accessories: Ranger liquid pearls, Stampin Up oval punches, Spellbinders oval, doilie (my stash), Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Viva La Verve Week 2

This sketch is for Viva La Verve January Week 2. I still look at this card and feel I should've added something else, but here it is! The papers are all from Webster's Pages, Hollywood Vogue. I cut around the flowers on the film strip, and the pearls are half of a ZVA flourish. Thanks for looking :)

Stamps: Yummy Treats (Hero Arts)
Ink: Momento tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Hollywood Vogue (Webster's Pages)
Accessories:  ZVA flourish, Spellbinders oval and scallop oval, Prima flowers, Martha Stewart butterfly & scallop edge punch, Ranger liquid pearls

Love is Like a Butterfly

Hi there! When I saw this sketch (Mojo Monday 223), I knew I wanted to use the little butterfly on the Butterflys and Blossoms stamp set from Flourishes in the small circle. I coloured several in before I settled on using this pink/purple one. Just so happened that the best colour to match it was Pale Plum from Stampin Up (now retired). The only papers I could get to match it were Eva from Basic Grey - soooo old and long retired! But after that was decided, the card came together very easily. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Butterflys and Blossoms (Flourishes)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Pale Plum, Basic Black and Old Olive (Stampin Up)
Papers: Eva (basic Grey)
Accessories: Kaisercraft pearl flourish, Ranger liquid pearls, Spellbinders Labels One, Stampin Up heart punch

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My First Hedgehog!

This is my very first Penny Black hedgehog! So excited! I love Penny Black stamps, but I've never attempted a hedgehog before. I see all the other wonderful cards with hedgehogs on them on other blogs, but I don't think I'm quite up to their standard! But I hope this is the first of many, and I can only get better from here right? This sketch is for Viva La Verve January Week 1!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Simply Wonderful

Wow! Is January half over already! I can't believe how December just flew by! I have a renewed desire for making cards, after burning out a bit making so many Christmas cards! It's so great to be back to making whatever I like! I was able to purchase a few new supplies, including Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2, which I couldn't wait to use on this card! The base cardstock is Stampin Up's Sage Shadow, which is now discontinued. It was my last sheet so I bought some Bazzill that matched, which is the strip accross the middle - a pretty good match I think! I would've loved to do some machine stitching around the edges, but I'm just not up to that standard yet! I'll get there one day!!! (Sketch is Mojo Monday 222).

Stamps: Polka Dot Greetings (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sage Shadow (Stampin Up), Bazzill
Papers: Breeze (My Minds Eye)
Accessories: Pearl Flourish (ZVA), Prima flower, Ellen Hutson doilie, Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2