Friday, October 29, 2010

Scrapbook layouts

Haven't done much card making just recently because I've been working on my photos from our trip to Austria. Here are a couple of layouts I've done so far.  The album is A4 size which I like, but it means it doesn't take much to fill up a page:

 I have a lot of bright coloured cardstock in my stash I haven't used for cards, so this is a great way to be able to put it to use!  I've been using my cricut to cut the headings and some of the embellishments. Really should use it more.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dotty birthday

And yet another birthday card!  Good for using up scraps - the circles measure 1 1/4". Trying out my new EK success open scallop punch so you'll probably see that a few times :)

Paper - cream card from stash, SU riding hood red, summer picnic DSP
Stamps - PTI birthday basics (sentiment)
Ink - versafine onyx black
Accessories - EK success open scallop punch

Friday, October 15, 2010


I'm in  challenge mode this week. Here is a card for the Pals Paper Arts challenge #64 - fall inspiration using this photo.

When I saw the photo, I had to break out my leaf prints stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink. Here is what I came up with:

Paper - PTI stamp's select white, ripe avocado, SU real red
Stamps - PTI leaf prints, YOF: violets (sentiment)
Ink - Memento lady bug, tangelo & cantaloupe, versafine onyx black, PTI ripe avocado
Accessories - cricut die cut, PTI leaf prints dies, black pen, PTI canvas/linen impression plate, dimensionals, SU linen thread

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Embellish felt colour challenge/ FTL111

I haven't participated in any challenges recently, and I really need some inspiration.

So here's one card that works for two - the Embellish challenge to use felt and the colours brown, pink, yellow & red which is based on fall to layout 111 on the Clean & Simple blog:

Paper - PTI pink blush, pure poppy, stamper's select white, beautiful blooms pattterned paper
Stamps - PTI YOF: violet, mega mixed messsages
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - PTI harvest gold felt, chocolate chip felt, sewing machine, PTI canvas/linen impression plate, PTI medium scallop die, red rhinestones, fabric glue, scor-tape, dimensionals

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Miss you - Letterpress look

Sorry for the silence but I've been away on holiday!  A while ago I saw this post from Heather Nichols about using Papertrey's impression plates to achieve a letterpress look and wanted to try it out for myself. I inked up the in bloom plate with fresh snow pigment ink and here is the result.  Love the look and can't wait to try this technique again:

Paper - cream card from stash, SU taken with teal, kraft, pink, PTI ripe avocado
Stamps - mega mixed messages (sentiment)
Ink - versafine onyx black, PTI fresh snow, vintage tea dye duo
Accessories - PTI in bloom impression plate, cricut die cuts, black pen