Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another notebook

I've been decorating more notepads for gifts. I'm tempted to give one to almost everybody I know because I'm having so much fun making them. Great way to use patterned paper and they come together so quickly.  I give the measurements for the cover in an earlier post:

Paper - PTI hawaiian shores, new leaf, aqua mist, green boutique patterned paper
Stamps - PTI Take note
Ink -Versafine black

Accessories - PTI notepad, hawaiian shores saddle stitch grosgrain, hawaiian shores, new leaf & aqua mist buttons, rustic cream button twine

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Embellish holidays colour challenge

 I saw the Embellish Magazine holiday challenge using these colours and thought it would be fun to try something other than a card. Since I've been in tag-making mode the last few weeks, I thought I'd just continue!  Here's what I came up with:

The tag and 'suburst' shape are free svg  files I cut with my cricut.  I had  real issues with stamping the round tag frame and sentiment  - I must have stamped that thing about half a dozen times before I got it properly lined up. Maybe my eyesight is finally going?  But here it is in all its glory:

Paper  - SU pirouette pink, PTI pure poppy, spring moss, cosmo cricket jolly by golly patterned paper
Stamps - PTI 2008 holiday tags
Ink - SU riding hood red, versafine onyx black, PTI vintage tea dye duo
Accessories - cricut cie cuts, vintage lace, PTI dark chocolate grosgrain, spring moss satin ribbon, spring moss button, rustic cream button twine, SU felt snowflakes, pink pirouette grosgrain ribbon,  red stickles, kaisercraft brad, glue dots, dimensionals, fabric glue, sewing machine

Friday, November 26, 2010

Papertrey November blog hop challenge

Hi and welcome. This month's challenge was to design a holiday tag using some of our favourite products.

Perfect timing because I needed to make some tags for work gifts. This year I'm making chocolate cookies and other homemade treats for some of my co-workers.  The recipe for the cookies is from Nigella Lawson and the cookies are just divine! (You can download a copy of the recipe below).

So, here are my cookies:

Download the cookie recipe here (link will take you to MediaFire)

And here are two of my tags.  I cut a jar layer from acetate (used the clear boxes PTI stamps come in) to layer over the stamped jar and give it that shiny look:

Paper - SU Kraft, cosmo cricket jolly by golly patterned paper
Stamps - PTI firendship jar, friendship jar holiday fillers
Ink - versafine onyx black, memento lady bug, memento cottage ivy, stazon (for jar lid)
Accessories - PTI friendship jar die, jar label die, acetate, Quickkutz metal sheets, SU riding hood red striped grosgrain, PTI rustic cream button twine, green & red stickles, dimensionals.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Scrapbook layout - leaf prints

Lots of autumn/harvest declorations on display in Vienna during my recent holiday, so this was a perfect opportunity to break out PTI's Leaf Prints stamps and dies:

Paper - SU summer sun, PTI stamper's select white
Stamps - PTI leaf prints
Ink - Memento Cantaloupe, lady bug, tangelo, PTI ripe avocado, Versamark onyx black
Accessories - PTI leaf prints dies

Friday, November 19, 2010

An apple a day?

I've been making some more birthday cards to have on hand. This is one which uses strips of patterned paper on a shaped mat.  This one is from the cricut storybook cartridge:

Paper - cream card from stash, SU real red, SU summer picnic DSP
Stamps - SU tart & tangy
Ink - SU riding hood red, chocolate chip, versafine onyx black

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Notebook frenzy

Ok. I have to confess that I'm now addicted to making covered notebooks. I've seen the fantastic items that others have produced and thought they'd make lovely gifts.  I recently bought some of Papertrey's notepads and gave them a try myself.

My cover  is an 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inch piece of cardstock scored along the short side at 2 3/4 and 3 inches to make a spine for the pad. If you want to have a pocket flap on the inside left cover, use an 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 piece of cardstock and score at 2 1/2, 5 1/4 and 5 1/2 (or use Nichole's great  template which you'll find here). Then decorate!

Paper - PTI dark chocolate, ripe avocado, spring moss, turning a new leaf patterned paper
Stamps - PTI Take note
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - PTI notepad, spring moss buttons, rustic cream button twine

Paper - PTI pure poppy, hawaiian shores, SU kiwi kiss, PTI beautiful blooms patterned paper
Stamps - PTI Take note
Ink -Versafine black
Accessories - PTI notepad, hawaiian shores, simply chartreuse & black felt, hawaiian shores button, rustic cream button twine

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cards for OWH

I've just made some more cards for Operation Write Home. A friend in Texas and I send them cards several times a year.  Here are a couple of simple cards using SU's Haiku DSP.  The instructions for the pleased flower in the first card come from Mary Fish and her video can be found here:


Paper - cream card from stash, SU tangerine tango, so saffron, old olive, haiku DSP
Stamps - PTI blooming buttons bits (sentiments)
Ink - versafine onyx black, versamark
Accessories - PTI medium scallop & beautiful blooms #1 dies, EK success open scallop punch, SU styled silver brad, kiwi kiss button, PTI rustic twine

Saturday, November 06, 2010

More bleached leaves

Love the bleach technique which Gina K demonstrates here and this is another card which uses some of the bleached leaves I made.  It's the wrong season down here for cards with autumn leaves, but am still tempted to send a few :)

Paper - cream card from stash, SU chocolate chip, bravo burgundy, PTI riipe avocado
Stamps - PTI leaf prints
Ink - versamark, versafine onyx black
Accessories - PTI leaf prints dies, woodgrain impression plate, clear embossing powder, glue dots, bleach