Friday, November 30, 2012

Shabby chic

I was channeling Melissa Phillips for this card. Bought a Prima Songbird card kit from Frost It Pink so give the 'shabby' look a go. Not sure that it's my natural style, but it's been fun for a change!

Other - sewing machine, rose trim

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Country heart

Here is some more Simple Stories paper from the Harvest Line. Love the 'primitive' country look this gives. I pulled out the crystal effects to turn the heart into a shiny embellishment. No sentiment yet - sometimes it's useful to have a blank card or to be ableto add the right sentiment for the occasion when you're ready to send it out!

Other - sewing machine

Monday, November 26, 2012

All stars

In the paper that is. Another card lickety split and a great way to use up some patterned paper.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy happy

Here's a card which features the Persnickety collection from Lily Bee Designs. Great name isn't it? Lots of paper and hardly any stamping - easy peasy!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Simple hello

I recently bought some Simple Stories paper - this is the Harvest line. Love the colours and patterns in the 6 x 6 pad.  Thought I'd try and achieve some depth without too much bulk to make it easy to mail and love how all the layers work together.


Other - sewing machine

Monday, November 19, 2012

Just a note

Here's an easy way to use up some patterned paper.I made several of these cards in one sitting and they came together super fast. Hope you're having a great day :)


Friday, November 16, 2012

Birthday packaging

I'm trying to be a bit more creative when it comes to packaging options. A few weeks ago, I posted an autumn birthday card which I sent to my friend Pattie in Texas (hi Pattie!)  I put together some matching packaging with patterned paper and die cut leaves made using PTI's leaf prints dies:




Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Elegant thanks

Rather fancied the idea of gold and dark red together. Here's some more paper from the Haven collection at work, together with PTI's scarlet jewel ribbon. The flower is made from strips of a gorgeous gold fabric embroidered with silver threads.

My neighbour used to work for a fashion designer many years ago and gave me a box of the most beautiful fabric scraps - almost a pity to use them on card projects!


Supplies Other - Zva adhesive pearls, sewing machine

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ginger dude

Came across this cute patterned paper in my stash. Can't even remember where I got it or who the manufacturer is but I thought it would look cute combined with some other patterns. Got out the sewing machine for this one. Gingerbread anyone?


 Supplies Other - paper from stash, sewing machine

Friday, November 09, 2012

Hello friend

Some days crafting seems like hard work but I had a really productive weekend where everything just seemed to come together and I added several cards to my stash. For this card I used one of PTI's Edgers dies - a fun way to add a decorative edge to a card:

Other - Prima rose

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Christmas packaging

I'm giving a few gift vouchers and cash gifts to teens this year, so wanted to find a way of packaging those. I've gone for a pouch shape which will hold the gift and also double as a tag. Here are a couple of examples using some Stampin Up products for a change. I just bought some new Christmas paper and a set with a collection of images which will be perfect for tags and small cards.  The stamps have matching framelits dies which are very easy to use - just line them up around the stamped image:



Other - sewing machine, SU Good Cheer and  Festival of Prints patterned paper, Scentsational Season stamps and Holiday Collection framelits

Monday, November 05, 2012

Patchwork card

Trying to mix it up and try out some different card designs. Don't think I've used this layout for a while.  I didn't want to use a square card base as they can be more expensive to post, so it took a bit of trial and error to work out what size rectangles I needed to cut.  The cheery coloured papers are a mixture of PTI and DCWV:



Friday, November 02, 2012

Nine weeks til Christmas...

And I've just about finished most of my preparations. I've made a few calendars to give as gifts this year.  Great way to use up patterned paper!  I have a perpetual calendar generator that works with Photoshop Elements and that's what I used to create the mini calendar blocks. Nice thing is it produces calendars in a variety of languages, so I was able to make this calendar for one of my German speaking cousins in Vienna:


And this one for a local friend:


Supplies Other - SU patterned paper,  cd calendar cases