Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Cheats Leftovers!

This is a landscape version of my leftovers card. This time I cheated as I cut up full sheets of PaperArtsy paper! The trees are from Blonde Moments. Normally I would add some bling, but the colours make it a nice card for a man - possibly my hubby. He doesn't read my blog so he won't know!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Left Overs!

Over the years I have trained myself not to keep every scrap of paper -afte all I have enough full size sheets to insulate a house - LOL! But when I have a few papers that go together the old habit comes back. Here I have cut the pieces 1 7/8" square and inked the edges with marmalade distress inks, pulling the colour onto the paper to give a nice border.

Whatever happened to my counter? It was merrily counting a few hundred hits and then it jumped to 7000 and then 12000. Can't flatter myself that it's real and can't remember my password to reset it either!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Christmas Cards

Here are a couple of quick Christmas cards. Well they would be quick if I didn't faff about so much ;-) hahaha!

The first uses Blonde Moments trees and word stamps, a lovely pearlescent embossed green card and my new Waltzing Mouse frame. The frame works with nestabilities, but here I just cut it out, mounted it onto pearlescent paper and cut that out a touch bigger.

The Tilda card is my attempt to add a bit more to a card - usually I will colour in and stick the image to a smaller square card with no embelishments. It's not easy to see on here but I stamped the red card with little stars.

Now I must stop playing Cafe World on FaceBook and go and do some real cooking...

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Old Friends

At Port Sunny I found a bargain old PSX stamp. Last night I inked it up and coloured it to match some Stampin' Up paper. This morning whilst checking a few blogs I came across this fab layout from Taylor.

Here are my two cards. They work so well with this layout that I think it will become one of my favorites.

I should really be making skinny book pages for a swap!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Thanks to the lovely Neet for my friends award and now I have the difficult task of choosing just six blogs.

I would like to nominate the following lovely people. Why not spend some time browsing their lovely art work for ideas and inspiration.
Sylvia Anne
National Card Day

In honour of National Card Day I decided to get my finger out and use up some of the lovely stuff covering my desk.
Here are a couple of simple cards cased from an idea on the Hero Arts web site. Great for using up those odds and ends of paper. On the yellow card the black and yellow card is really pearl white coloured with copics and the pink background card below is done in the same way. They both use my new Tim Holtz stamp and the papers are edged with black ink to tie them all together. I've also seen this idea with stamped backgrounds and a big flower and ribbon across the middle. Good way of using up odd coloured flowers.

Last here is a photo of my son with his new puppy Rosie. he's just back from honeymoon so we all went out for an Indian meal and now I am too stuffed to move!