Sunday, 28 August 2011

Bitty Baby

While tiding my cardstock today I came across my pile of clear acrylic, I usually only get this out around Christmas time so I challenged myself to make a card I can use today.  I need to make several cards in the next few weeks one of which is a new baby card (a commission)


Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings, Polka Dot Basics II, Birthday Bash Sentiments
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart
Designer Paper: Polka Dot Parade
Mediums: Black Onyx Versafine, Versamark, 
Embellishments: Rustic jute button twine
Tools: SU 1/4”, 3/4” 1/2”, 1”  circle, scallop edge border and curly label extra large punches, paper snips.



Its also another card I can enter onto A Passion for Papertrey’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge – remember it only takes one Papertrey item on your project and you can enter :O)

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Purple Posy.

Another CASE, again from one of Monica’s beautiful cards.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to get my stamps out and get inky ...


Stamps: Medallion, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Basic Grey, River Rock
Designer Paper: Perfect Plum and So Saffron from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack
Mediums: Versamark, Black Onyx Versafine
Embellishments: Basic rhinestones coloured with purple copic marker pen, PTI Plum Pudding Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Leaf stem punched from Two step bird extra large punch,    
Tools: 3/4” circle punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, PTI Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die Collection, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch

As you can see, I didn’t change much from Monica’s original design, but turning the design on its side and using different contrast colours made a different card


I love this colour combination, and I have Monica to thank for that, I would never have started with Basic Grey and River Rock, but don’t they look fantastic with my favourite purple (perfect plum/plum pudding)!


Friday, 26 August 2011

Butterfly CASE

Danielle made this card for her boyfriends mum, with just a little help from her mum :O), its a CASE of a CASE, Danielle saw the original that Monica sent me, loved it and wanted to make something similar for ‘Gill’

Danielle chose Gill’s favourite colours, Red, Silver and Black - which I have to admit I was quite scared of ...


Why was I scared? They’re the colours in my front room … but they’re SO BOLD … they look FANTASTIC!!!

Stamps: Butterfly from Strength & Hope
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Mediums: Real Red, Basic Grey, Silver from stash
Embellishments: Real Red ribbon, basic pearls coloured with red copic marker pen, basic rhinestones
Tools: Button coloured with red copic marker pen

I showed Dannii how to cut a square card from A4 cardstock, then we selected some grey DSP from the Stampin Up neutrals paperstack. Dannii then had the brainwave of using a silver stamp pad in the embossing folder – It looks fantastic IRL!


I love this shot ... those butterflies are just gorgeous!



Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Alpha CASE

I’ve had my daughter home for a few days and she had a small list of cards she needed ...

So while we had the Alpha Blocks out we/she CASed one of my cards to make this card for her boyfriends dad


Stamps: PTI – Alpha blocks, Birthday Bash Sentiments, Father Knows Best
Cardstock: SU Early Espresso, Soft Suede, various coloured scraps
Mediums: SU Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Versamark, inks one shade on from coloured scraps (I forgot to make a note!)
Tools: Dimensionals, PTI alpha blocks die


And this is another one I/we can enter onto the APFP challenge 'Anything Goes'

Back tomorrow with the card she made for her boyfriends mum, I helped a little with the technique but its mostly all her work. Which card do you think she CASEd?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Anything Goes!

I was hoping to get this card posted for the challenge on APFP last week, but didn’t get round to it! But luckily it still fits the challenge for this week – Anything Goes!! I mean, literally … Anything goes, so you can upload anything over the next fortnight just so long as it has a PTI product on it :O)

I made this card for my daughter’s boyfriend, I wanted something simple – he’s really not into whimsical at all. Hope he likes it!


Stamps: PTI – Alpha blocks, Star from Banner Builder stamp set
Cardstock: SU Not quite navy, bordering blue
Mediums: SU Bordering blue, Versamark
Embellishments: SU brad from Hodgepodge hardware, bakers twine
Tools: Dimensionals, PTI alpha blocks die

I have to admit I’m pretty pleased with it, it is exactly how I imaged it. I know I will be using this design again.


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sky’s The Limit

That’s the challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey, which I have actually managed to take part in, first time in a LONG time! Hi ladiesSmiley from

Challenge is, if you can find it in the sky ...

Here is my entry


I’ve received a fair few emails requesting that I go back to posting a supply list to support each of my cards, I didn’t think they were used (I can’t believe how wrong I was!)

Stamps: PTI – Fly Away
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla, PTI Dark Chocolate
DSP: PTI Turning a New Leaf, SU Neutrals DSP Patterns Stack (Mediums- SU Chocolate Chip & Soft Suede, Stamped image coloured in with pencils from stash
Embellishments: PTI Ripe Avocado buttons & (copic coloured) rustic cream button twine.
Tools – Dimensionals, paper snips, glue dots

I hope I get a chance to enter the next challenge