Thursday, June 27, 2013

Getting scrappy

Some friends came over the other weekend and we were able to spend several hours doing card making and scrapbooking. Great to have some company for a change because I usually craft alone.

Here are Yvonne and Heather with our relatively clean table at the start of the day:


And here are the cards I managed to put together:


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Take note revisited

Each month the Papertrey Design team revisits an older stamp set. This month it was the turn of Take Note and it was a reminder to me to take out my set and make some more notebooks to have on hand for gifts.

I've been reading about 'polished silk' glitter - apparently a super fine glitter that adds a silk-like texture to card stock. I have so much glitter on hand that I don't need to buy yet another sort, so I improvised and used some Doodlebug fine glitter over these copic coloured cupcakes. I used a score-tape sheet to adhere the glitter:


And here's a close up of the glitter effect:


I'm so pleased with the result that I might just keep this notebook for myself :)

Paper - PTI hawaiian shores, rustic cream, melon berry & hawaiian shores paper packs
Stamps - PTI Tremendous Treats: Birthday, Take Note
Ink - Memento; Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories - scor-tape, PTI ribbon, copics

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A little birdie told me

Here's another Christmas tag if you can bear it. Thought I might actually turn this one into a card. More Tremendous Treats and copics at work:


Paper - PTI rustic cream, kraft, aqua mist pattern pack
Stamps - PTI Tremendous Treats: Christmas
Ink - Memento
Accessories - PTI Tag Sale dies, stickler, button twine, foam tape

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cutie for Christmas

I'm getting a head start on some tags and cards for Christmas. Pulled out my Tremendous Treats: Christmas set and had a go at colouring some of the cute images. Couldn't resist this little reindeer:


Paper - PTI rustic cream, hawaiian shores, pure poppy pattern pack
Stamps - PTI Tremendous Treats: Christmas
Ink - Memento
Accessories - PTI tag sale die, copics, stickler, svg doily file, bakers twine

Thursday, June 13, 2013


I've ordered a Patemm changing pad for my brother and sister-in-law. I've given a couple of these pads as gifts and everyone loves them because they're a great shape and size and super useful when you're out and about with a little one.  Found a cute elephant pattern online at Sprout children's wear in San Francisco:

Sprout Patemm pad
I wanted to make a matching tag to accompany the gift, so put Papertrey's Tremendous Treats Birthday to work. Here's what I came up with:


Paper - PTI stamper's select white, sweet blush and soft stone pattern packs 
Stamps - PTI Tremendous Treats: Birthday
Ink - Versafine onyx black
Accessories - paper doily, baker's twine, copic markers

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Keep pedaling

Time for another bicycle card. Love the fact that there are so many options with these stamps and dies - here's another version of the 'interactive' bike with wheels that actually spin. Now I'm pleased I hung onto those mini brads after all!


Paper - PTI stamper's select white, Fancy Pants Hopscotch paper
Stamps - PTI Pedal Pusher
Ink - Versafine onyx black, Amuse, SU
Accessories - PTI Pedal Pusher dies, mini brads, foam tape, sewing machine

Thursday, June 06, 2013

On yer bike

One of my recent purchases from Papertrey Ink is the Pedal Pusher stamp set. It's an amazing bicycle set designed by Nichole Heady with matching dies that will even let you create an interactive card with wheels that turn!

Here's my first bike, no doubt many more to come. I embossed the bike frame to give it a bit of a shiny look but it's not that easy to spot in the photo:


Paper - PTI stamper's select white, Fancy Pants Hopscotch paper
Stamps - PTI Pedal Pusher
Ink - Versafine onyx black, Amuse
Accessories - PTI Pedal Pusher dies, PTI ribbon, mini brads,  foam tape, sewing machine

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Knit 1 purl 1

I've been doing a bit of knitting for my new little niece who is due in September. Have to confess I haven't knitted anything for about 20 years (!) but baby clothes are quick and don't take much wool.
And this time around, I've been able to update my technique using videos on YouTube. So many great resources there - check it out.

Here's a little cardigan, more on the way!