Monday, August 29, 2011

Wild Orchid Roses - Pink and Olive go so well together!

Okay so I thought I would post a card without loads of border punching cos I got quite addicted and my fellow bloggers am sure want to see something a bit different once in a while, so this time there's lots of lovely mulberry roses in different sizes in a close arrangement, on this card.

the pictures above and below show the leaves and flowers side on as best I could in the fading light as I was in a rush to photograph again (note to self - must be more organised LOL!!)

... and another view so you can see the quickutz flourish die shape which I glued on AFTER embossing the white card stock with a cuttlebug embossing folder...

Here is the finished card which I boxed because the flowers stick out a bit, even though I mounted them in the aperture (which aperture was made using foam pads)..

... just love the olive green against the pink and white, and the leaf die used for cutting the leaves is from Magnolia - a doo hickey one ...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Anniversary Cards with Penny Black and Lily of The Valley Stamps

Ok there are a few photos on this post, and the cards are all Pearl / 30th Wedding Anniversary cards,  following the same simple layout ( I seem to be either being doing very fussy or very simple cards lately!), using diffferent punches and different stamps and colour schemes.

Along with the theme of a Pearl Wedding Anniversary, I used Pearlescent card on all of them.
The photos arent great this time so sorry about that bloggers, but I was in a rush and didnt change the batteries in the camera, before snapping and giving the cards to the person who ordered them :(..

the Love Grows Stamp can be found at LOTV here.

the cuddly teddy stamp used on this one is Penny Black / Michael Woodward Creations Stamp is called 'When I'm With You' and the heart border corner punch is that familiar Martha Stewart one I like so much :)

above is one is another Penny Black / Michael Woodward Creations one called Lovin' Hugs and the punch I used on this one is a Fiskars Border Corner one

and another fiskars border corner punch to finish with another LOTV stamp also used on another card recently called Together Forever and can be purchased here.

thats two posts for today so making up for lost time and will be back with some more cards in the week again.

A new Martha Stewart Punch and Tina Wenke Stamp

Just a qucik post from me with a baby boy card , more paper punching using a MS punch around the page punch, the nestability beyond the edges technique and colouring using twinkling H2O's..

The little yellow duck is a button and I cut the shank off with nail cutters so I could glue it on with art institute glue which sticks just about anything!!

The stamp is a Tina Wenke one good for boy and girl cards, and its so cute..
will be later today with some more cards

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cream and Gold Wedding .. another one......

Just one card to share with you today and I took this in the sunshine, you can really tell!!  Its a wedding card with loads of layers, punching and embossing as well as some luxurious ribbon..

The punch is a Martha Stewart one, which you will have seen me use before, and here it is again - I love it.. and the embossing folder I keep using again and again as well and its a cuttlebug one; the heart shapes are nestability dies from spellbinders.

The close up above shows the layers really well, and you can just about see the gold Brilliance Ink pad I used around the edges too.
Thats all for today and will be back tomorrow with more as I have been super busy with cards during the last few days... :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Workshop cards........a busy day indeed!

Hello fellow bloggers and crafters, its long overdue this post but the last week has been mental to say the least, I am chasing my tail but this weekend will be a bit quieter thank goodness.
Lot of cards to post when I have gone through the photos, but here are the first three from this weekend just gone by: (will pop back tomorrow with closeup pics and links)

the first is a love themed  6 x 6 card made with a Lili of the Valley stamp you can find here
the papers are from Craft Creations
the heart was cut using chipboard with a cuttlebug heart die and then painted with Picket fence TH crackle paint and distressed using aged mahogany
the punch is a Martha Stewart one, the daisy and leaves are EK success punches
oh, and the sentiment comes with the image stamp

some close up photos of the inside of the card...

... and the detail on the front so you can see the layers and inked punched edges etc..

the next card is a decoupage card, and yes there is a lot of cutting, but the shapes are nice and easy so its very satisfying - lots of layers on this one
the image is from Craft Creations and the sentiment die cut is from spellbinders
the punch used is a Martha Stewart one which I use A LOT  and cant recommend it as one of my 
have - to - have ones (don't we say that about all craft stash!?)
the sentiment was heat embossed and is from a set made by Hobby Art Ltd

Last but not least, is one of my favourite fairy cards so far this year, because it came out looking a bit Victorian and although that wasn't entirely the intention, I really like the way it turned out!

The fairy is called Canterbury Bell and the stamps are from Crafters Companion
The Papers are from Bearly Mine Designs which you can find here and its called Flower Delight and the punched water is a Fiskars Punch an old blue one
The circular 'doily' die cut is a die from MFT - My Favourite things

Apart from the decoupage, the stamped cards are all coloured with twinkling H2O's

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Second post for the day and loads more pink!!

Okay catching up with things slowly but surely, and seem to be using a lot of pink in the last few weeks??  not usually a 'pink' person LOL but I like them all the same.. and two cards to share as well.

the first is a Birthday card request using one of the girly stamps from Lily of the Valley and the EK success flower punches I love using at the mo cos they nest so well, more embossing and coloured with twinkling H2O's.
Also used a Martha Stewart PATP punch, but just the corner one from the set, and a cuttlebug embossing folder too.

a closeup of the flowers with dew drop centres, coloured with alcohol inks

and another photo of the corner punching and layers.

...and the second card is also made with LOTV stamps, the Christening stamp which you can find here - coloured with twinkling H2O's again and inked around the edges with TH pumice stone ink..

thanks for looking, will be back soon again

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bella expectant mum...

Just one card to share with you today.. been busy in RL and have some cards to upload, just didn't get around to blogging that much oops.....

I wanted to make a card using apertures again as I love making cards with depth and layers (for those who stop by you may notice that LOL!!).. this one is using a Bella Stamp which I have used quite a bit and is so sweet..

The punched border is done with a fiskars border corner punch and the apertures with regular spellbinders nestabilities, and the alphabet is cut out of foam using a quickutz harvest alphabet.

thanks for looking and promise to be back with some more in the next few days!!
oh and they might have more charms too as I have developed a fascination with charms... a must for the new batch of LOTV stamps I received in the post this week and what to make into Christmas cards- spoiled or what - I have very special parents, thanks Mom and Dad!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Di's Digi Downloads - new Challenge Blog coming soon

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Challenges will be starting in September, so become a follower and have some fun!