Wednesday 21 January 2015

It's Love!

Here's a wedding card which would work well for a Valentine too,
using a different sentiment.  I had these little white squares 
sitting on my desk, off-cuts from using a Tonic Domed Window die - they
have lovely embossed edges, and were too perfect to throw away!  
I used X-Cut Centurion Alphabet dies with Stampin Up Real Red 
cardstock to make the letters. The squares are popped up on a heart 
which was cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities Hearts and Stampin Up 
designer paper. The sentiment is from Verve Blessings 
(which I believe has been discontinued), 
and there's something about stamping it vertically
along the line of the twine which appeals to me.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday 13 January 2015

All Things

You know how you start using something and then can't seem to put it down?  
Not sure what happened because up until recently, I had very little
interest in shiny gold cardstock, now I'm wanting to make EVERYTHING gold!
Who wouldn't want a gold bicycle!  This one's created with a Marianne 
Creatables die and popped up over some swipes of gold ink.  
I added some matching gold sequins and rhinestones.
The sentiment is a Plain Jane from Verve.  This verse is a good 
one for starting a new year with new challenges. I was thinking about learning
 to do new things and how you feel like you'll never get the hang of it, whether 
you're five years old and learning to ride a bike or 55 years old and learning to 
deal with a difficult situation!  Thank God, He strengthens me!
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my CAS creation!

Friday 2 January 2015

We Have an Anchor

Hello, and Happy New Year!
 I'm having fun today with some crafty Christmas gifts including 
Paper Smooches Anchor die and Wplus9 Seasonal Sentiments die.  
The anchor is cut with shiny silver foil card though it's
difficult to tell in the photo.  I used Ranger Distress inks
including Peacock Feathers and Pine Needles to 
sponge the bottom half of the panel, before spritzing with water to lift some 
of the ink colour - then spritzed on more ink.  The sequins are a light sea green, 
again hard to detect in the photo.  
I added a tiny black fish from Paper Smooches Sailboat die to the word "hope" 
which has been sponged with matching ink along the bottom.
For those in the U.K./Ireland, all of the above dies are available on this 
side of the Atlantic at Make the Day Special Stamp Store.
Thanks so much for stopping by today - as we head into another weekend,
I hope it's a good one for you!