Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A Teenage Birthday Card

Sometimes it's hard to know where to start with a card. This was one of those times! That was where the large PTI number dies came in , coupled with the shiny pink metallic card they served as the focal point of the card and worked well with the kraft, pink and black colour combo.

Friday, 20 May 2011

And another ...!!!

This is another of the batch of cards I managed to make last weekend. Thought I'd try something a little different with Papertrey Ink's purple shades of cardstock and Turning a New Leaf stamp set. I think I liked how it turned out!

Monday, 16 May 2011

I Think I'm on a Roll!

Did I say how much I enjoyed crafting yesterday? Maybe I did, but I have to say it again! I absolutely loved having time to craft - I find it so theraputic. I kept popping back in to the Craft Room to have another go - and another, and another!!

This is another of my efforts!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

At last - Time to Craft!

Oh boy, have I been waiting for this day! A day when I have time to tiday the Craft Room - and then time to work in it!

Things have been very busy here - the girls' birthdays were both over the Easter hols and that coupled with the fantastic weather crafting just did not happen! More recently, my lovely Auntie had a stroke and so I have spent much time at the hospital supporting her as best I can.

Anyway here is the first product of my efforts. I received a telephone call just today to let me know that my cousin Brianna in Canada has just had a baby boy and this is the card I made for her and her partner Shaun.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

A Birthday Card!

I wanted to make a pretty card for one of my friends whose birthday it was today. My mojo just wasn't what it should have been and, although I spent some time on it, it didn't turn out to be just what I expected. I suppose we all have days like that!

I used two pretty whimsical butterfly images by Doodlebug and coloured them with Copics, I then stamped out the Waltzingmouse label with Memento Rose Bud ink and used a little Papertrey Ink sentiment in the centre. I added some pink grosgrain ribbon and some little pink rhinestones to finish after scoring a trellis design on the paler blue cardstock (The Papermill - before it closed!).

Could I also say a huge thank you to my friend Joyce for her hospitality and generosity yesterday! She sent me away from her house armed with loads of crafting goodies - thank you again, Joyce!