Saturday, 16 May 2015

Make it Pretty

Hey there.
This will be my last post for a while.
I am surrounded by packing boxes and praying that the paperwork
for our rental property goes through  before the sale of our house is completed!!
It's gonna be a close thing!

Even if only for a short time, playing with these pretty stamps and inks,
held the stress at bay!

I admit, I always thought gold embossing was a little on the tacky side,
but it's popular right now, so I thought I would give it a try.
I'm a convert !
Even against the multi-coloured leaves and blooms here, I think it's pretty
and  gives the card just that little extra something.
It's taken me a while to get there, but
gold embossing is my new favourite thing :-)

Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden
Penny Black & More - Dies & Punches

Lawn Fawn - Penelope's Blossoms Stamps & Dies  / Stitched Rectangle Die
DP - Lawn Fawn, Let's Polka Mon Amie
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted, Say It In Style stamped and embossed in gold
Inks - VersaColor, Celadon / Orchid / Heliotrope / Boysenberry / Magenta

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Celebrate Good Times

Shhhh...   I'm  not supposed to be buying any new craft supplies,
but I just couldn't resist these 'Amigos'.
I thought they would be great for hubby's birthday card,
and, with all the sentiments they come with, they are super versatile.

 1. Cover base card with dp.
2. Die-cut stitched rectangle.
3. Stamp 'celebrate' sentiment and heat emboss with clear powder.
4. Add stitched hillside border.
5. Stamp and die-cut three amigos, colour with Copics and white gel pen,
and attach with foam pads.
6. Add glitter dots and attach the panel to the base card with foam pads.

Sweet Stampin' - Inspired by a book or film.
These critters definitely remind me of 'Over the Hedge'. One of those 'kids' movies that just cracks me up!
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Use A Sentiment
Addicted to Stamps -  Make your Mark

Mama Elephant - Three Amigos
DP - Echo Park, Dots & Stripes 'Girl'
Stitched Rectangle and Hillside Border - Lawn Fawn
'Celebrate - Winnie & Walter, Big, Bold & Party - stamped in Versacolor Celadon
Glitter Dots