Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Penny Black Challenge

I've been soooo busy the last few weeks running around getting the kids ready for their first day back at school yesterday that I haven't had a huge amount of time to make cards...I've made cards that I needed but none just for the fun of it! This morning I came across this week's Penny Black Saturday challenge which is the sketch below and decided to make a card before all the other things that need doing. I went into my craft room to find a mess! I like a reasonably tidy space to work but I've been so rushed with the last few projects that there was stamps, papers, scraps, tools everywhere! I cleaned my space, turned on some music and had lots of fun making the card below.

Supplies:- Looking at You by Penny Black, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, Colorbok DP, SU coloured cardstock, Nestabilities, Paper roses, SU flower punch and felt flower.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Praying for you...

I have owned the background paper on this card for approximately 15 years! It's from a set of scrapbook papers I purchased when I started to scrapbook and at the time I really didn't like seemed very dull for the pages of my baby boy's scrapbook. Fast forward 15 years and I really like it and it goes perfectly with the set Thoughts and Prayers by Stampin' Up. Unfortunately, I only have a small piece left but I think I will use it and not store it for another 15 years!
Supplies:- Thoughts and Prayers by SU, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, Current DP, foam dots, ribbon and SU rhinestones.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Floral Friday

Just a single bud vase arrangement to share today...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


The theme for the Stampin' Up card club I attend this month is birthdays. I paper pieced this cute little cupcake stamp from the SU set Cause for Celebration.

Supplies:- Cause for Celebration by SU, Sweet Little Sentiments bu SU, SU coloured cardstock, SU Sweet Pea DSP, SU ink, SU ribbon, and foam dots.

Monday, August 22, 2011

With Sympathy

Tammy over at Tammy's Spot has challenged our blog group Tangled Up In Creativity to use Vellum in our projects this month. I kept is fairly simple and used the lilac vellum across the background and although it doesn't show up very well in the photograph you can lightly see the pattern from the background paper through the vellum.
Supplies:- Unity KOTM March 2009, All Night Media, SU coloured cardstock, SU ink, Hot Off the Press DP and Vellum, Brads, Beautiful Wings embosslit die and foam dots.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Floral Friday

A corsage today with little cream spray roses, babies breath, plumosus and leather fern.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Please know that I care...

The first card today was a special request and while I was having fun playing with rainbow colours I decided to make the second one as well. The house and rainbow in the first card have special meaning for the family it is being given to and I airbrushed the rainbow with Copics.

Supplies:- House a Home by Ippity, Hero Arts sentiment, SU Thoughts and Prayers, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, Copics, SU coloured cardstock, Nestabilities, SU ribbon, SU rhinestone, brads and foam dots.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Best Wishes

Last week I needed a masculine 'best wishes' card for someone at my husband's work and so I dug out my circle punches and embossing folder to make the abstract background for my card.

Supplies:- Sincere Salutations by SU, SU coloured cardstock, SU circle punches, embossing folder, SU ink, SU brad, PTI white cardstock and foam dots.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Floral Friday

Last Friday I shared a vase arrangement designed to a price point...this week's arrangement is a $37.50 basket arrangement which includes the flowers, foliage, basket, floral foam and labour costs. I chose lots of pretty pinks which include Astilbe, mini Carnations and Alstroemeria.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm here for you... the perfect sentiment for when someone is having a difficulty, has lost a loved one or when you just want to let someone know you're thinking of them. I made today's card for the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge below.

Supplies:- Buzzin' Bear by Penny Black, SU Occasional Quotes, SU coloured cardstock, Watercolours, Simple Flower Embosslits Die, Garden Party DP by Imaginisce, SU flower punch, Clear embossing powder and foam dots.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Anniversary

This week's Penny Black challenge is "Anything Goes" and my card is for my Aunt and Uncle's golden wedding anniversary. Supplies: Squeeze till i squeak by Penny Black, All Night Media, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, Nestabilities, foam dots, gold cardstock, lace, ribbon, Fiskar paper edgers, K & C Co daisies, Metallic dots by Best Occasions.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Floral Friday

This week's vase arrangement had to be designed to a pricepoint....$32.50! It was hard to choose flowers that fit within my budget but it was a fun challenge!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

May God's love heal your sorrow...

I made the background paper for this sympathy card by making a collage of torn scrap paper and then I ran it through the Big Shot in an embossing folder for texture.

Supplies:- Unity's KOTM June 2011, SU God's Blessing, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, Sizzix embossing folder, Scrap DP, SU coloured DP, Copics, SU ribbon, Basic Grey Brad and Foam Dots.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Thinking of You

Wow, the 1st of August! This year is flying! I have a Thinking of You card to share today but I really need to be making Christmas will be here before we know it!
Supplies:- Thinking of You by Penny Black, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU DSP, SU markers, Copics, SU ribbon and Paper roses.