Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Some Christmas catch up.......

Isn't this a gorgeous card?!?!
I received this beautiful Christmas card from Sarah Klass and I still hadn't gotten around to posting it here because I haven't been blogging much lately. Now that I am back into the swing of things I am trying to do a bit of 'blogging catch up' and that means posting a few Christmas cards that haven't made it on here yet!
Anyway, Sarah is such a talented paper-crafter and she really sets the bar very high! She has such a beautiful style and an eye for balance, which means that her cards and scrapbook pages have enough detail and interest without being too fussy. And this card is no exception!!!
I hope that you love this card as much as I do and I will be back shortly with the 2 Christmas card designs that I sent out this year.
Thanks for dropping by......

You can find all of the details to re-create this card here on Sarah's blog.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Look what I recieved.......

Isn't this just a STUNNING card!! This beautiful card is a Sam Post original and I am the very proud owner of it!!
I have taken quite a while to post this card to my blog (sorry Sam!) but as most of you know, I have been recovering over the Christmas holidays from surgery that I had back in November and I have not been blogging or card making!
This gorgeous card was sent to wish me a swift recovery from my surgery and accompanied a lovely little 'get well' care package that was full of goodies to make me feel better....and believe me they did make me feel better...especially the boiled lollies!!!
Sam and I have never actually met and only know each other through the Internet and emails, so receiving this card and gift from her was a wonderful surprise and put a big smile on my face. It also reminded me that there are still some really wonderful, caring and generous people in the world.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that someone makes you smile today!

(You can check out Sam's blog here for the project recipe for this card.)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kristina's Colour Challenge #39.

It's time for another one of Kristina's Colour Challenges (gosh that week went fast!) and this time the colours are Basic Black, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White and Green Galore (or another green).
I don't know why, but as soon as I saw the colours for Kristina's Challenge I immediately thought of shiny black gumboots! Weird, I know!!
Anyway, armed with the idea of gumboots and after a lot of mucking around with the colour combination, this is what I came up with......

This one was a real challenge for me because I started off with a Real Red card base that was layered with So Saffron and I had every intention of using layers of Green Galore as well, but after giving that about 3 hours of my time I just couldn't seem to make it work! So I decided to start again, simplify my card and change from Green Galore to Old Olive and it finally just came together! (No extra points for me Kristina!)
To add some dimension I have popped the whole white section up on dimensionals and the 2 Saffron flowers are also popped up on dimensionals. Then to add a bit of interest I have paper pierced a 'frame' around the picture and put Crystal Effects on the little boots to make them shiny! (you may need to click on the picture to see the shine).
Hope you like my card and thanks for dropping by,

Stamps: Simply Said, Flower Filled (retired). Inks: Basic Black, Old Olive, So Saffron, Real Red. Card stock: Bali Breeze DSP, Old Olive, Whisper White. Accessories: Crystal Effects, Rich Regals Brads. Tools: Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-majig, Paper piercing.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Kristina's Colour Challenge is in the air.

It has been ages since I have posted anything on my blog and I decided that it was time to get back into the swing of things and what better way to start than by joining in on one of Kristina's Challenges!
The colours this time are Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie and while I was doing a bit of browsing on the web I noticed that there were Valentine cards everywhere!
So going with the Valentine theme and Kristina's colours, this is what I came up with.

I wanted to make a square card this I used Whisper White as my base, which I have layered with Pretty in Pink card stock and some Pumpkin Pie DSP (from the Bali Breeze DSP). I then hand drew a heart onto the DSP and cut through the 3 layers with my craft knife to make a heart shaped 'window'. Then I decided to add a bit of sparkle to the window so I ran my 2-way glue pen around the edge and added Dazzling Diamonds to it. The "FOR YOU" is hand written.
Then on the inside of the card I have stamped the 'envelope and hearts' image from my Greetings Galore stamp set (I haven't used this set for ages!), which I have coloured with markers and then I just hand wrote the word LOVE and added a bit of glitter to the hearts.
And that's it.......a very simple card but I had a lot of fun trying this challenge and getting back into making cards. I really hope that you like my card and thanks for visiting me.

Stamps: Greetings Galore. Card stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie. Ink: Stampin' Write Markers. Accessories: Dazzling Diamond. Tools: Craft Knife, Stamp-a-majig, Blender pens.