Wednesday, 18 June 2008

For You

I made this card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which was to use HOT colours! Think reds, oranges, yellows, hot pinks etc!!

I used hot pink rhinestones and ribbon, and some pink glitter pen around the edge of the oval. The bird stamp is from Inkadinkado, stamped in black and clear embossed.

The black strip is actually felt ribbon. The background is done with the paisley embossing folder in the Cuttlebug. The actual folded card background is white, but I sponged the edge with yellow around the very edge, and then pink.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Owl Love

I was watching a documentary on China tonight and there were some really cute owls on it, which made me want to use the owl stamp from the Birds Galore set. So, here is the card I made. I did it following the sketch for this week's Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #19.

The background uses the Cuttlebug tiny bubbles embossing folder which was a birthday present from Mum and Dad. The heart and the word 'love' are from the Boho Blossoms set by MFT. I stuck the owl on with foam dots so it stands out.

I wish I'd lined the hearts up a bit better... :-(

For Ray

I made this card with one of the Inkadinkado Birds Galore stamps inked with two colours, and Two Scoops paper. I embossed the bird with clear embossing powder.

I wrote 'Dad' in a dark green pen and highlighted it while it was still damp with white pen, which went light green. It will be off to England tomorrow. :-)

Covered Tin

I have had this lavosh tin for months, and have been using it to store my scraps of paper and card. Today I finally got around to prettifying it. :-)

I used SEI Paisley and Polka Dot paper, which I absolutely love. I wish I'd bought more of it. I have given it a couple of coats of satin varnish to protect it. The ribbon around the lid I coloured with an ink pad, and the ribbon on the top of the lid was wrapped around some towels we bought ages ago.

I am really pleased with the final result. It's much better than having a lavosh tin on my desk, making me want to snack all the time (not that I need any incentive to snack).

It also matches a little baking powder container I covered in the same paper to put my USB key in.

The best thing about this, I think, is that it is for me, unlike most other things I make.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Butterfly Kisses

I love these bright colours! I made this card today for the copycatcards challenge this week which is White & Bright. We were to use bright colours on a white base.

The butterfly stamp is one I made last weekend. I really like it. The card itself was inspired by my ironing board cover of all things, which has different coloured & shaped butterflies in rows.

I think the ribbon on the 'Kisses' heart thingy looks a little like wings.