Saturday 14 January 2012

Apple of My Eye

I've been having so much fun with this new set Punny Fruit and Vegetables designed by Korin at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. Though the sentiments and images are perfect for Valentines, they can be used all through out the year for so many different occasions. They're also very easy to color, cut out, and pop up as
I did with this smiling little apple. I distressed all edges with Ranger Distress ink and did a bit a of stitching to try and add to the country farmhouse look. I made a small pennant with the main sentiment by using the corner of a small square punch to give the fish tail effect on the right side. This works great for those of us who don't have pennant or banner dies yet!
While making this card I kept thinking about this verse in Psalms, when David was recognising God's incredible love and and asking for His powerful protection to continue:
"Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings."
Psalm 17:8
Imagine the delight of receiving a card with this wonderful sentiment - "You're the apple of my eye" - what a way to remind someone how much you love them!
Supplies include:
Papermill Shop green cardstock
Twine (The Twinery)
October Afternoon button
October Afternoon dp
Sewing machine
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
My Favorite Things, Dizzy Doily Die-namic
Small square punch
Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap ink
Lifestyle Crafts Inverted Square Nesting dies


Wanda Cullen said...

This is such a delightful, happy colors...sweet sentiment! Love it! Hope you're having a great w/e!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Sweet layers, extras, and of course apple!

Mary-Anne V said...

Bridget. I love this card and the shape. I new to this craft and was wondering how you like the Lifestyle craft dies? I have a cuttlebug and would like to know if its worth buying.

Bridget said...

Mary-Anne, I don't see a way of contacting you personally, so I'm going to answer your question here - the Lifestyle Craft dies are great value as they include quite a few dies for the price - they differ from Spellbinders in that there is no "lip" at the edges so you can't have an embossed edge like you can with Spellbinders! They are much thinner. This particular die, the inverted square has 18 dies in the set and it's great for layering!

Mary-Anne V said...

Thank you Bridget for answering my questions. Sorry I thought you had my email address displayed for you to see once a comment was left. One more question... do you use a Cuttlebug or Big Shot for these particular dies?

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Bridget! Love the colors, the papers... the shape is just awesome! I think I want that Spellbinders set now! :o)