Saturday, 31 January 2009
Friday, 30 January 2009
The inside of the lid was also decorated but this time using one of the stamp sets from the SU Sale-a-bration brochure currently on offer until the end of February if you spend more than £45 in one order - head to http://www.sallys-daze.blogspot.com/ to see further details - just to add an additional small embellishment I cut out one of the flowers from the paper, inked the edges and cut out a small centre piece - a little piece of Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon adds the finishing touch. If you scroll back up to the main photo it shows the inside of the box for you to see, by clicking on the picture it will enlarge the image for greater detail.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
I will post again later on today - Monday is always busy so it will be a quick little project.
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Friday, 23 January 2009
Now, my inspiration for my card is found over at Sally's blog - http://www.sallys-daze.blogspot.com/ - she had made a lovely card for her son's birthday and so I followed her layout - Cuttlebug embossing folder at the top with SU Designer Papers at the bottom and three similar elements placed centrally - and voila - you have a card.
I was looking forward to using a little ribbon but in the end I cut a strip of the designer paper - this is Tea and Crumpets again - inked the edges and just rubbed on a sentiment. My three elements are cut from a Sizzix Sizzlit 654524 Flower Daisy - it is such a versatile die and with the addition of some brads from my stash they look really nice against the embossing folder - Stylized Flower - all is then layered against Close to Cocoa cardstock and finally mounted onto a white linen effect card.
I chose to photograph it against Close to Cocoa cardstock just to see what it looked like - I liked the effect so decided to use it.
This is short because I am awaiting the arrival of fish and chips which my husband and little boy have gone to fetch - so I will post again over the weekend.
See you soon - thank you if you've stopped by again to see what I've been up to - that's fab because you will have been registered on my new visitor counter.
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Both cards are made using Vanilla cardstock and cut to 5" x 5" - a size I like to work with - the Tea and Crumpet DSP were used - layering up as you see in the photograph. The sentiments are by Hero Arts - as yet I don't have that many SU sentiments but I'm working on it!!
You will recognise the scallop edge punch and the circle scallop punch but the buttons are cut using a Sizzix Sizzlit Die aptly called Buttons #1 once inked on the edges they look quite realistic - believe it or not the 'thread' I used is actually very, very thin strips of the paper - I think it looks really effective.
The other element is the butterfly - this little stamp forms part of the SU Level 2 Cause For Celebration Set - I have stamped it once and then cut a second butterfly and gently glued just the centre part to the card - so that the wings can be raised. I've tried to show this in the photo which may be at the top or just to the side - I shall just have to see where it lands.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
The final touch was using the Chocolate Chip ribbon across the front and for the little ribbon page marker - this ties in nicely with the use of the Chocolate Chip ink around the edges of the notebook just to soften them and give a 'shabby' look to my little book.
As you can see I am still working on the art of photo placement - this little bit of writing was now meant to be at the side of the photo but I can't quite manage that - sorry the photo is small - but I feel as if progress has been made as it is in a different place! lol
Hope you have a lovely day - I'll post more in a day or two - please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Friday, 16 January 2009
Using my Vanilla cardstock I quickly stamped the trusty swirls climbing up from the left hand corner with the cute tiny flower scattered inbetween. I diecut three daisies using my Daisy Die and then lettering from an alphabet set called Nouveau from my Sizzix collection. The large daisies were easily embellished with gold brads and layered on top of the stamped images, and the lettering glued into position. An insert was cut and swirled in a similar manner as was the poor unsuspecting envelope - if it doesn't move stamp it!!
The ribbon is from my stash and was used to tie the little origami box I made to house the High School Musical chocolates and cute frame. Let's hope a good time will be had by all, I'll keep you posted...........
Certainly Celery Inkpad and ColorBox Wisteria Fluid Chalk Inkpad.
Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery and Vanilla Cardstock
Season of Joy Stamp Set
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Sunday 11 January 2009