Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bleached autumn leaves

This is my take on a bleach technique which Gina K demonstrates here.  I used PTI's leaf prints set and am pretty pleased with how it turned out. Tried bleaching a range of colours and the darker colours definitely work best.  Instead of using black embossing powder, I inked up my stamp using versamark followed by the black ink and embossed with clear powder:

Paper - cream card from stash, SU bravo burgundy, kraft, PTI ripe avocado
Stamps - PTI leaf prints
Ink - versamark, versafine onyx black, PTI vintage touch tea dye duo
Accessories - clear embossing powder, PTI linen/canvas impression plate, PTI ripe avocado saddle stitch ribbon, foam mounting tape, glue dots, bleach

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Glitter butterflies

Time for another birthday card. This one uses a layout I cased from Niki Estes.  I used PTI's butterfly dreams and broke out my stickles which I haven't used for a while. I'm still trying to use up some scraps so this kind of  layout is perfect for that.

The scalloped sqaures were cut with my cricut, as was the ticket shaped mat for the sentiment.  The ticket shape is from a free Penny Duncan svg file I downloaded here:

Card - PTI stamper's select white, SU yoyo yellow, chocolate chip, good morning sunshine DSP
Stamps - PTI butterfly dreams, just the ticket
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - circut die cuts, stickles, sewing machine

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bouquet of roses

I thought it was about time I posted something that wasn't a card! Just got this cross stitch framed and am really pleased with how it turned out. When I bought it I didn't realise that it was worked on linen, not canvas but 2 years and 1 magnifying glass later, this is the result:

The cross stitch is a kit  by Thea Gouverneur called 'Rozenboeket'.

Miss you

This card features a layered flower from PTI's beautiful blooms 2 - cut out using the matching dies.  The journalling block is a digi image which I downloaded a while ago - useful to have a few of these around and the beauty of them is they don't take up any storage space:

Paper - cream card from stash, SU baja breeze, kiwi kiss, whisper white
Stamps - PTI beautiful booms II, mega mixed messages (sentiment)
Ink - SU baha breeze, kiwi kiss
Accessories - button, digi journalling image, linen thread, PTI beautiful blooms die 2, PTI rickrack die

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Enjoy the ride 2

Here's another card which uses PTI's cute enjoy the ride stamp set and die. I paper pieced the card using some scraps and the 'road' was just hand cut from a scrap of black card I had on hand:

Paper - cream and orange card from stash, striped paper from stash
Stamps - PTI enjoy the ride
Ink - SU elegant eggplant, memento tuxedo black
Accessories - PTI enjoy the ride die, linen/canvas impression plate, white gel pen, foam mounting tape, buttons, glue dots

Sunday, August 08, 2010


I've just made a birthday card for my Godson who is mad about all kinds of sports.  He's a talented goalie but also plays cricket, hockey, touch rugby, swims ... well you get the picture.  This is a super simple card (no stamping!) using some 3D stickers I found at my local scrapbooking shop. I embossed the large layer with PTI's woodgrain impression plate to give a bit of texture:

Paper - PTI stamper's select white, SU chocoloate chip, riding hood red, bella rose DSP
Accessories - PTI woodgrain impression plate, stickers

Monday, August 02, 2010

More balloons

I think I'm addicted to these balloon images from PTI's up, up and away:

Paper - PTI stamper's select white cardstock, SU baja breeze, pirouette pink, bella rose DSP
Stamps - PTI up up and away
Ink - PTI vintage tea dye duo, PTI fresh snow, SU chocolate chip, baja breeze
Accessories - PTI balloon die