Thursday, December 31, 2009

Muffin break

Continuing the food theme, I've been playing with  my new Home Decor cartridge from Cricut. It has a cute muffin die cut with a cherry on top and I've used this together with some paper from Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry collection.

Paper - cream card from stash, SU riding hood red, SU pirouette pink, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry 6x6 paper
Accessories - white gel pen, cricut die cut

Monday, December 28, 2009

Altered recipe tin

My latest project is thanks to Jacque Pedersen who was offering an altered recipe tin virtual card class.  Loved the look of this and thought it would make a nice gift.  Here is my trial run.  The tin is the mini Provo Craft top loading tin.  Paper and stamps from Stampin' Up! The recipe cards are a bit fiddly but I'm using my tin for  special recipes that bring back great memories of friends and family who gave them to me and food I ate growing up!

Here is the box:

And the top:

The inside, with dividers:

And here is one of the recipe cards:

All in all, the project was a success and I'd do the tins again.  Of course, they needn't hold recipes - could be used to gift any small item.

Paper - SU Bella Rose designer paper, chocolate chip, riding hood red, whisper white
Stamps - SU From the kitchen of
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - SU markers, rub ons, brads, ribbon, button, linen thread

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Damask card

This card uses one of the stamps from PTI's giga guidelines set and I've used it to stamp my own background paper.  I'm going through a kraft and chocolate chip phase and just love the rich combination!  This was such an easy card to do and I think it's still  very effective.  The satin ribbon from SU just finishes it off. Perfect for any occasion!  I tied the bow using the Bow-easy.

Paper - SU kraft
Stamps - PTI giga guidelines
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - SU satin ribbon, bow easy

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nook & Pantry cupcake

I just bought some of Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry paper and cute cupcake stamp.  Here is a simple card I made with the set.  Looking forward to trying out some different cupcakes - love the idea of all the separate  layers so you can have fun decorating the cupcake with different icing and toppings.  I can see this set is going to get a lot of use!

Paper - SU chocolate chip, baja breeze, whisper white
Stamps - Basic Grey Nook & Pantry 'Cakes' Bitsy stamp set
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - dimensionals

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #20

Dawn has another color challenge running.  I really like this combination, although the 'terracotta' I have from Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry collection is slightly more orange.  Here is the card I made.  Even managed to get the sewing machine out! 

Paper - SU chocolate chip, kraft, baja breeze, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry
Stamps - PTI floral frenzy
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - buttons, linen thread, EK success embossed scallop punch, cricut die  cuts, dimensionals

Monday, December 07, 2009

Butterfly card

Recently I found a butterfly template online.  Printed it out in a variety of sizes so I can layer the images.  Here is a simple card made with the middle size - the butterfly measures 9cm across the widest part of the wings.

Love the look of kraft card and brown, so I sponged the edges of the butterfly with chocolate chip.  The patterns on the wings are actually one of the flower centres from PTI's floral frenzy. The butterfly is popped out with a dimensional.

Paper - SU kraft, chocolate chip, 6x6 paper pack
Stamps - PTI floral frenzy
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - button, linen thread, EK success embossed scallop border punch, dimensional

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Rose tri-shutter card

Did I mention that I was addicted to SU's Bella Rose designer paper?  Just love the colour combinations!  Well here is another example I made a while ago, this time a tri-shutter card.  The images are from SU's 'A rose is a rose' stamp set and the sentiment is from the same set.

Stamps - SU A rose is a rose
Paper - SU chocolate chip, real red, kiwi kiss, Bella Rose designer paper
Ink - SU riding hood red, kiwi kiss