Friday, 26 February 2010

Whimsical Purple Fun

Hi everyone sorry I have been an absent blogger has been a hectic few weeks for me, firstly my friend (she lost her husband last November)came over to stay for a few days which turned into a week loved spending time with her of course, and then as she went home my grandson arrived to stay for the week (half term). As you can imagine there was no time to even switch on the computer let alon craft! lol; but we had a brilliant time - love him to bits :-)

So today I have locked myself in my craft room and my inspiration was taken from the fabulous Orchid pot of SU glitter from the Fine Cosmo set; which has been calling to me for ages so I decided to stay with the one colour for my card. Unfortunately the photo does not show up the glitter too well but believe me it has bling!! Even my beloved dog Meg now has purple highlights on her coat (she is or was a golden retriever) .

I used Whimsical Wings Stamp Set and stamped the background card with the smaller stamps in the set added glitter to the swirls and centre of flowers. The main image is stamped and again all the swirls are highlighted with the glitter I have layered the large flower and also birds wing. I distressed the edges with the tool from SU cutter kit.

Note to self : I love this set and I must use it more as it is so versatile.
Bye for now


SU items used
Card Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White; Stamps Whimsical Wings, Oval all; Punches Scalloped Oval, 1" circle and 11/4" circle; Inks Perfect Plum; Grossgrain White ribbon; Stampin Glitter Fine Cosmo Orchid

Friday, 5 February 2010

Birthdays again!

The last of the family birthdays is DS next week and as I hate making man cards :-(
and stuck for inspiration I decided to follow the sketch on Sunday Sketch & Stamp

So out came one of my favourite and extremely useful for those dreaded man cards; Stamp set Loads of Love and Colour Combo - not quite navy and more mustard; I stamped and embossed the truck and presents in gold and paper pieced the truck Here is the card

Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Loads of Love Set and Loads of Love accessories & Occasional Greetings
Card More Mustard & Whisper White; Paper DSP from Hostess Gift pad, not quite navy and more mustard; Inks More Mustard & note quite Navy; Embossing Powder Gold; Brads Gold;
Other Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle
bye for now