Sunday, 30 January 2011

Count your blessings

Surely I need to start counting them, I am sure it will make me less gloomy and all the more thankful.
Here is my last card for this month and I made it an elegant one.
A lot of things going on, so I opted for just 3 colours; rose, yellow and black with just one red accent to break it up.
Hope you like it, thanks for visiting.
I used Tattered Rose Distress Ink on the embossed background. The stamps are Hero Arts and coloured with Copics. I used Coordinations cardstock which I sanded.
The sentiment is  from The Paper Company Studio.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Sending you sunshine and laughter

It has been long while since I did a Cricut card.
I felt like something a bit more summery, to beat the dreary drab.
 Lovely October Afternoon papers; Fly a kite collection.
I have no cartridge with a flag banner, so I made my own heart banner with the Gypsy and Plantin Schoolbook.
The children are cut with A Child's Year and the Gypsy on Coordinations cardstock black/pink, so I would have a soft shadow.
The sentiment is Hero Arts' stamped with Dew Drop Brilliance ink. I added some Distress ink, 3D foam and used MS border punch to finish the card.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

To be loved by you is a blessing

Isn't this the most wonderful saying?
And now with Valentine coming soon, it would be very useful. It is from a set from TPC Studio found in my lovely New Forest craft shop.
Frame cut with the Storybook cartridge, flowers with Accent Essentials. As you can tell, a lot of Glimmer Mist was used. Courtesy of my sweet mother sending me another lovely parcel.
Stamps: Penny Black, TPC Studio and American Crafts border stamp.
DP: Coordinations cardstock black -but I used the blue reverse-, MM Ledger Paper. My stamped image is coloured with pencils.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

For You

A good doggy this is.
A very short post today. Too busy - freezer decided to start leeking- ...
Everything soft and simple on this card.

DP: Papermania Rose Garden
Stamps: Penny Black Critter Party, Label stamp from Limited Edition Rubberstamps
Stardust Stickles and Nestabilities.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Make a wish

A fresh looking card for today.
Soft springtime colours as I have had enough of dark gloomy winter.
I think I 'm suffering with daylight deprivation,... I crave sunshine.
So a card to cheer me up. Love Penny Black stamps, especially this little Critter Party set.

 I liked the faded look of the background. 
My ink is almost finished, so it wasn't moist enough for the stamp.
Would get the same effect with a brayer.
DP: Making Memories Fresh Anthology - Sydney
Nestabilities: Lacy Squares.
Stamps: Penny Black, Hero Arts Cling background
Ink: Old paper distress ink, Memento Tuxedo black
Copics, Anita's 3D clear gloss finish
Hero Arts flowers with Glimmer Mist Pearl and Old Lace, blue vintage buttons

Sunday, 9 January 2011

With Sympathy

A sad occasion, it is. We heard yesterday that our neighbours have both lost their mothers.
No matter what age they become, I don't think it is ever easy loosing your parents.
I don't know what I would do if I lost my mother. So I feel deeply for my neighbours and wish them all the best, together with our sincerest feelings of sympathy.
I made a card to let them know we care.

DP: Papermania Rose Garden, American Crafts
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey sentiment
Colours: Caran d'Ache watercolour pencils, Stickles, Distress Ink Walnut stain.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy Birthday, darling.

To my sweetheart,
Wishing you a lovely day and many more to come. Love you.
Made this little card for you. Hope you like it.

Stamps: Lili of the Valley
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook, Printing Press, Gypsy Wanderings
Nesties: small labels
DP: Making Memories
Colour: Copics, distress ink
MakingMemories eyelets

Monday, 3 January 2011

New cards for the New Year

I finished my cards with the tissue flowers and felt leaves.
It has become a set of 4 cards made with K&Co paper. Love that paper, so very elegant.
I used MM Ledger paper to cut tags with Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and I cut the swirls with the Storybook cartridge.
I added some lace and pearls and kept the design simple.