Friday, 29 June 2012

Paper Piecing

Hello everyone, I wasn't happy with my card for the paper piecing challenge at  so I've just managed to make another and post again. This time I stuck to my original plan and didn't add as many elements. 
As you can see- I need practice at drawing a shadow . 
I've used 3 layers of paper for the bear and heat embossed the heart once again.

Paper bear

Just in the nick of time -I've made a card with paper piecing for the  challenge at

I'm thinking that it's lacking something...I think it's colour. I should have made the bear and placed it on cream card I think...but - no time to alter tonight.
  I've used 3 layers of paper and the heart has been stamped and heat embossed. 
The sentiment is PTI. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Christmas Glitter

 Good morning all!
I had some fun with this last night for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
The challenge is to use glitter!

I've stamped the music onto kraft card in VersaMark and heat embossed. 
The words are a PTI die and a stamp.
 I'm not sure if the brown base is the correct colour. It looks OK in real life though.

Thanks for taking a look. I'll be back later to look at the cards in the gallery!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Pink butterflies

Good morning everyone, here is a quick post before I head off to work. 
I've got some new hot pink paper and I've been using it quite a bit.
The butterflies and the dp are from PTI and the sentiment is gina k.- Sent with love. 
Thanks for looking!
I'll be around after work to check out all the beautiful pink creations!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Acetate cake!

This week over at CAS-ualfridays the challenge is to create a card using acetate or vellum. 
I've had the acetate with the cakes printed on it for a year.It's good to be using it!

I've used kraft card and stripped paper from PTI and the acetate at the top is from Hambly Screen Prints. The sentiment is heat embossed and is from Whimsy Doodle. 
The colours are great in real life. 

Thanks for taking a look. I enjoy your comments. 

Thursday, 14 June 2012

White Christmas

This is the first time I've entered the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown .
This week the challenge is a white on white festive card.
I saw a link on Vicky's site: and I thought I'd join in and produce some cards before the season is here again!

It's difficult for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere to make white Christmas cards especially with snow .... I love them and I would love to produce them, but it seems wrong. We enjoy sunny summer weather at Christmas time. So, I decided I could produce a white card with Christmas words instead!

I hope you like it!
Thanks for the inspiration! I'll be back.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Polka dots

Hello everyone, this is my first visit to I just happened by ( via a link from Meadie's blog) and saw the polka dot CAS challenge. 
My card was made on Saturday when I tried to die cut a flourish for another card.
 The die didn't cut through- but I liked the look of it and used it as the basis for this card. 
The flower is made with a Sizzix die and  dp paper. 
The overall effect is soft and I'm pleased how it turned out. I hope it qualifies as CAS.
I had trouble taking a photo and had to go outside- sorry about the pergola roof in the second photo!

Thanks for looking!

With a flourish

Hello again...well this week the challenge at is for a one layer card and a flourish. So.....I've been thinking and looking at my stamps and this is what I've come up with.
I've used MFT and PTI stamps ... the fonts are different but I think they work well enough. 
I haven't used much colour- I like the white on the kraft card- it looks blotchy in the photo though-yikes!
I heat embossed the dummy and the YOU. 
I'm quite happy with how it turned out! 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Owl be seeing you!

Good evening everyone!
We've had a lovely crisp cold day here today.
My card is Red White and Blue for the Week 70 colour challenge at

I found the colours a bit hard to work with - because I wanted to use a crown.
 However- as often happens- one thing led to another and here is my card with no crown. 
Now that I see the card on the screen I've worked out that I could place a small red crown in the top right corner- like a postage stamp. 
The stamps are from Stampers Anonymous, Darkroom Door and the owl ( and the missing crown) is from Darcie's. The owl and crown are lovely and  have a vintage look- hence my final design. 
I hope there is enough white space! The blue is: chipped sapphire -distress ink.

Thanks for looking once again! I do appreciate any comments!