Saturday, 30 August 2014

Peep of the Week

Greetings blog friends,

I needed some inspiration to use the beautiful Power Poppy tulips so I went to a favourite gardening catalog and found just the thing. I have a picture of my source above my card photo.

I used the tulips and the sentiment is from the Azalea stamp set also by Power Poppy. The paper is from my chopped up stash, along with some orange twine and the butterfly and bee stickers are by K & Company. I just love their stickers. I cut out the main image with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight and the tag with Fancy Framed Tags Two. Coloured the tulips with Copic and added a couple of wee pearls to the tag. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Noah's birthday

About a year ago my DH and I moved from a large urban area to a small hobby farm in the country. We were ever so lucky to have some simply wonderful neighbours most of whom have now become our friends. One such wonderful family have a terrific son named Noah. He is just the greatest kid and a total sports enthusiast. It will be his birthday soon so I made him a card using papers from the Graphic 45 Good 'Ol Sport collection. I always struggle with "masculine" cards but I think this one will do the trick for him. Cheers.

Merci to mon amie

This weekend I visited my old hometown and my very dear friend Jocelyne kindly offered a place to stay. I always really enjoy spending time with her. She is just the best. She is also delightfully French. I made this thank you card for her. I used K & Company die cuts for the images and the sentiment is from Papertreyink. Paper is from my stash and I can never remember who makes it once it gets cut up and put in the folder with all the other scraps. Cheers.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Time After Time Challenge

A final good evening.
What a wonderful day this has been. Lots of cards made for the Papertreyink Stamp-A-Faire and a few others as well. This is my last post of the day for the Time After Time challenge. You will see two cards, both of butterflies. I guess you could say that my style has changed somewhat over the years. This was the earliest card I could find and really there is not too much to it. The card on the right features the Papertreyink butterfly dies which I simply adore. Still a simple card, in my opinion but with a bit more to it than the one on the left.

Power Poppy Challenge

I made this card for the Power Poppy Challenge which meant that I needed to use specific colours in my card, namely a buttery yellow, rusty red and a grassy green. I chose the Chinese Lantern image from the Sunny Harvest stamp set, one of my absolute favourites. I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on white cardstock, coloured the image with Copics and mounted on various scraps of pattern paper from my stash after cutting out with Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles die. I used MojoMonday for the layout of the card. Cheers.

Stamp-a-faire "The 40's"


Here is my card for 2014 Stamp-a-Faire for the 1940 era. I did not really have any 40's style stamps so oddly enough I used the Papertreyink set "Simply Jane" which would have been wonderful for the Regency Era. Oh well. I used Memento ink with the Papertreyink stamps and one little other stamp whose identity eludes me at the moment. Cheers.

Graduation Card

I made this card a while ago for my sweet niece Hannah who had just graduated from University and College. I wanted the card to let her know how proud we are of her and that she should aim high and follow her dreams.  I used the Sunflower stamp from Papertreyink and coloured it with copics and used some pattern paper from my stash and mounted it on chocolate cardstock cut with Spellbinders. Cheers.

For my dear friend Donna


I have some time in between the challenges on the Papertreyink Stamp-a-faire so I thought I would post a picture of the card I sent to my dear friend Donna. She absolutely loves the colour purple so I try to use that when I can. The image is from Year of Flowers from Papertreyink - Gladiolus, coloured with Copics and matted with Spellbinders. I love to decorate the envelopes as well and I often wonder what our post-person thinks when I post them. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did making it for you Donna. Cheers.

Regency Era

I chose to make a wedding card to represent the Regency Era for Papertreyink Stamp-a-faire. The frame is an Anna Griffin stamp which I distressed using Ranger Walnut Stain ink, the sentiment and the tiny hearts on the vellum tag are from Papertreyink and the music paper is from my stash along with the pearls and the tiny double ribbon bow. Cheers.

I should have posted this picture a while ago but things got away on me.  This card was for my mother-in-laws birthday. I used the Azalea set from Power Poppy and coloured the image with copics, matting with Spellbinders dies. Cheers.

First Card of the morning!

Here is my first card, made in about 10 minutes at 7:00 am. Not my best work but I think the idea is to get the grey cells motivated.
23 August, 2014

This is my very first blog post and I am very excited about all of this. Today is Stamp-a-faire at Papertreyink and it seems a fitting day to start blogging.