Sunday, 30 January 2011

Happy Birthday Card

I used one of the images from my new Tiny Treats Birthday stamp set. Such a cute set.

I used my new die which co-ordinates with the set. I also got to use doilies I got in Michael's during my US trip last summer. I have been hesitant to use them but I am glad I did.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Sympathy Card for Gayle's Gran

My friend had a bad day today as her gran died in the early afternoon. I feel so sad for her. She has had a bad run of things lately.

So I made a card we can send to her from work. I needed to make a bigger card so I used a whole sheet of cardstock which I folded in half. I chose green as an accent colour because its Gayle's favourite colour. I was unsure how to proceed with this card. I like the images from Turning a new leaf but I don't have that set - yet! So I decided to use the CHA set instead.

I am pleased with the result which looks pretty without being too garish. Hopefully I have struck the right balance.

Anyway any questions just ask



Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Flower Note card set

I made this gift card set different to the last one. I am trying to make things which are more unique! At least that is what I am going to try and do.


Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Butterfly Notecard Set

I made this set of note cards possibly for next years craft fairs or to put on folksy to sell. Probably the latter - if anyone wants to buy them?
Ok so I used my new PTi stamp set signature series butterflies to stamp the cute butterflies onto white cardstock. I then die cut a butterfly and stamped it with the butterfly image from the set.

I added a strip of matching ribbon and a thanks a million sentiment and I was almost done!

Then I decided I wanted to make the envelopes a bit special. So as you can see from the pics I stamped a matching butterfly on the corner of the envelope.

Loving this stamp set.

Love PTI Sigh


Monday, 10 January 2011

Birthday Gifts

Its my friend Gayle's birthday tomorrow so I made some little gifts to add in with her main pressie which is some fab Molton Brown bath gel - Swoon!

Anyway I made her a felt brooch using my new butterfly dies. I used Raspberry fizz and Chartreuse felt. I added a raspberry fizz button too and stitched it together with black thread for a bit of contrast.

I got lots of lovely new paperclips from my fab friend Dawn in America. So I decided to use one of the green ones - Gayle adores green. SO I again went for a pink and green colour scheme but kept it predominantly green with a hint of pink. I used my background basics polka dot on the white circle before I added the butterfly. I decided to emboss the butterfly instead of stamping on it. I am chuffed with the results.

I also decorated a jar with the pink scallop and used text style with green ink on the white circle. I added a stamped butterfly with rhinestones - gotta love bling! Inside the jar are skittles - another of Gayle's loves :) The pic of the side of the jar was very fuzzy so I will take it again and add it to the post tomorrow.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Followers and Comments

Can I just post a wee message to say thank you to those who continue to follow my blog. Welcome to all those new followers too. I am blown away with how many people have joined my blog recently. I am now up to 45 which I am ecstatic about. I know in the grand scheme of things this does not seem like alot. But to me each and every one of my followers is precious. So thank you loads.

Now can I also say thank you for all the kind comments on my recent card. They are lovely comments and I have cherished each and every one. Each remark has totally made my day when I read it.

BIG HUGS from me. :)

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Cupcake Card

I am loving the sweet treats cart that I just had to make another card. This time I made a matching envelope.

The card was cut at 5 inches as was the envelope.
I used the colours of the envelope to make up the card. I added in the aqua mist ribbon as a bit of contrast.

The inside is blank.


Baby Elizabeth card

My friend gave birth to her 4th child on boxing day. She was a healthy 8lbs 8oz. She has a thick mop of dark hair. Now my friend has 2 girls and 2 boys.

She is such a cute baby. I got her some really cute outfits including little furry boots for next year. They were adorable.

Anyway I made this card using the button baby bits set. I like how it turned out.


Saturday, 1 January 2011

My PInk Stamper Design Team Challenge and Submission

I have been an admirer of the Pink Stamper for over a year now. I love my cricut because of her and also found Papertrey Ink from her videos too.

So I decided I would try out for her design team. I have been using my sweet treats cartridge alot recently so I decided to bring it out again for this challenge.

The challenge is to make something using the cricut with the colours brown, green and pink.

I cut the cone out at 4 inches. I cut the bottom in brown and scored the lines with my scorpal so the cone looks more realistic. I cut my next layer in Hibiscus Burst. The green layer was cut from Simply Chartreuse. The strawberry was cut from Raspberry Fizz (just realised that is quite funny cutting a strawberry from a card called raspberry lol)

I put the cone together and used some stickles to twinkle it up. Bliss :)

I then cut my card using the wild card cartridge. The card cut is the doily card and it was cut out at 5 3/4 inches. The next layer I cut was the circle which was cut in raspberry fizz and was cut using Mini Monograms at 4 1/2 inches. I ran the top of the circle through my cuttlebug with my Swiss dots folder.

I needed to add a bit more green so I cut a strip of simply chartreuse and added it to my pink circle. I then tied a bow with some PTI ribbon.

The sentiment is from the Cupcake Collection from PTI. I need to get me some Pink Stamper Stamps.

The pink needed something to make it stand out from the brown so I cut a white circle out at 4 3/4 inches. They were adhered together then I added them to the card base.

I decided to add some faux stitching with a white gel pen. So cute. I added dimensionals to my cone and added it to my card.

Ta Da

My finished project.

Hope you like it.

I am secretly pleased with it (well not so secretly now I have just told all those who read my blog lol)

Card Set for friend

I met a friend for lunch yesterday. I had not seen her for a while so I made a cute card et for her. I don't know what happened to the pic of the package but i can't find it. Hmmm oops.