Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge

It's been a while since I've entered a blogland challenge but yesterday I was in the mood and found this sketch on which seemed like a lovely way to try to get back into things.

Here's the card I came up with which is for my niece's birthday at the end of the month.
I used a stamp from the Stampin' Up set Summer by the Sea and stamped it simply in sepia ink (Versafine) onto white card. I used my nesties to mat the image and used paper from the Hanoverian collection by Papermania (which is one of my paper collections) for the background. I think the brown card was part of a Stampin' Up set but I can't be sure! I found flowers, card candy, button and some ribbon in my stash and used a Stampin' Up scalloped oval punch to layer a Craftwork Card sentiment oval on.
As it's been a long time since I've used a sketch for a card design I've followed the sketch just about to the letter - experimentation will come in time!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Long time (again) without any updates. Lots of reasons and excuses but here I am posting once again. I don't really 'celebrate' Valentines Day - I find it strange that there should be one particular day a year that my DH should buy me flowers or chocolates. I think it means more when it happens on a completely random day because he thought of it and not becuase some supermarket is trying to flog roses and meals for 2! However, I did buy my children a bar of chocolate each and made them a card and, for once, I even remembered to take a picture! It's taken me ages to get the photos edited as I've bought a new laptop since I last posted with updated software and my old brain just doesn't cotton on to these things as quickly as it once did. Got there in the end though so....drumroll's my first post for 2012 and my first in over 6 months. Hopefully it will be the start of many and not the end of it for the year.
Just a brief note of how the cards were made - Me To You decoupage. The pink one has some glitter stuff on the heart (magazine freebie) and I've used Glossy Accents on the nose of the blue one. The paper is from a Me To You 12x12 pack. The mat was cut with a nestie and embossed using Crafts Too Daisy and Swirl embossing folder.