Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lovely as a tree birthday

Card: very vanilla, pool party, soft suede
DSP: spice cake
Ink: pool party, soft suede
Stamp set(s): lovely as a tree, curly cute
Accessories: pool party ruffled ribbon

This was a quick and easy project, but I love use of dsp and ribbon to bring some colour and texture.  I've stamped a sentiment, added three squares of dsp, and layered the very vanilla onto pool party, then on to the base of soft suede.  I sponged the dsp squares to highlight the patterns, then stamped a leaf on the inside panel with the rock 'n' roll technique.  Add some ribbon and you're done!

I put this card together for my mother's card tin as she said she was running out of cards...  A stamper in the family is alway handy!  I made a number of other cards for her and gave them all to her for her birthday.  I'm thinking she'll love handing this one on to someone :-)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's all about blossoms!

Card: whisper white, crumb cake
Ink: midnight muse, gumball green, primrose petals, raspberry ripple, summer starfruit
Stamp set: betsy's blossoms
Accessories: rhinestone, dimensionals

I've been enjoying other people's projects lately, and I've CAS'd this one... I can't remember who did this originally, but I loved it too much not to do my own!  This card highlights the new 2012 in-colours beautifully and I love the design.  I've used a new stamp set here, too, which I'm falling in love with!

I have used four squares of whisper white and stamped these with the different in-colour colours with the gorgeous large blossom.  Then, I have stamped a smaller, coordinating flower from the same stamp set with summer starfruit and fussing-cut this out before adding it to the middle of the project with dimensionals.  I couldn't leave the card without something inside, so I stamped the large blossom in midnight muse to finish this off. Simple but effective.  There are lots of layers, but this makes it pop.  Loving it!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Mum!

Card: lucky limeade, wisteria wonder, whisper white
Ink: lucky limeade, wisteria wonder
Stamp set: delicate doilies
Accessories: old olive button, wisteria wonder baker's twine, ornament punch, tombow

I know it's been ages since I've added anything here...more on that in a mo.

I had made this amazing wisteria wonder flower awhile back, and since my mother was having a birthday (and she loves purple!), I decided to use it on her birthday card.  She loved it! A very quick and easy project for me to complete...

For the flower, I punched out lots of petals with the ornament punch and crumpled them to split the card-stock.  It was just a matter of building up the flower from the base with the petals, using tombow, and moving the petals around to fill it out. The button and baker's twine added some interest.  Lots of fun!  The stamping was a matter of using two of the delicate doily stamps in two different colours on the whisper white.  Loving this colour combo, and the big flower!

Well, that said, I've been laying low while I've been on more chemo treatment...  It's gone well, and is only for 5 days of the month (at the end of the month, I would have gone through this regime 3 times).  But chemo isn't fun - it leaves me tired, nauseas, with a metalic taste in my mouth, and feeling a little achy. But, the good thing is, it doesn't last long, and the med's I can take for the side-effects are fantastic!  I've started back at work for a few hours on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's, which has been great.  I'm enjoying getting back into some structure and routines, and thinking about some different things.  Not much else to report, except to say that my hair has finally stopped falling out, and has started to grow back - yay!  I'm grabbing those positive things with two hands right now!

Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers...they've been so appreciated!