Friday, 19 June 2009

Distressed Forever Friends

Hi everyone, hope you've had a good week. Glad it Friday at last. I'm off to London tomorrow on a Hen weekend so just wanted to post this card before I go.
I had a go at the distressed look as I treated myself to a Tim Holtz edge distresser and a blending tool. I don't think I was brave enough with this to give it a real aged look, I think I need to practise more. This is what I used:

Forever Friends stamp
SU sentiment stamp
SU Scallop Edge Punch
Tim Holtz edge distresser, blending tool and Distress Inks
K & Co Paper
HOTP swirl stamp
Raffia and a piece of dried flower from stash

The image has been mounted on 3D foam so has caused a bit of a shadow at the bottom, so please just ignore that, it wasn't supposed to be there!

Hope you all enjoy whatever it is you have planned for the next few days.x

Monday, 15 June 2009


Hiyall, hope you all had a fab weekend and enjoyed the wonderful weather we had.

I'm really organised with my mom's birthday card this year, it's not till 02 July, but I don't know about you I usually leave family cards till the last minute and end up in a complete flap.

I was looking to do something a bit different (she's not much into cutie cards), so looking for a bit of inspiration, did a bit of blog hopping and came across this card on Katarina's blog. Her cards are lovely and it's well worth visiting her blog. This is my version and this is what I used:

Anna Griffin papers
Anna Griffin Flower Basket stamp
Anna Griffin Alphabet stamps for the sentiment
Anna Griffin Ribbon
Faber Castell pencils
Martha Stewart punch

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, especially as I've had the Anna Griffin papers and stamps for ages and didn't know what to do with them. I think mom will like it (hope so anyway).x

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Have a Happy Day

Ooops, has it really been that long since my last post! I've been back from my hols for over a week and I'd just like to say thanks to you all for wishing me a happy hol, had a brill time, lovely villa with it's own pool, feeling nice and chilled now.
I've been busy gardening since we got back, hence no blogging (well we have to make the most of the good weather when we have it, don't we? Unfortunately it looks like we're back to the same old British weather, didn't think it would last).

Anyhow, back to business, I've been wanting to have a go at making a card using nesties after seeing some fab ones on my blogging travels, so here it is, it was so easy and this is what I used:

Large Scallop Circle
Large Circle
Forever Friends stamp
EK Success Daisy punches
Faber Castell Pencils
Clare Curd Sentiment
DCWV textured pink card and deep pink cardstock
Ribbon and Pearl beads from stash
I really liked doing this one and I'm sure I'll do more as I think the nestie size and shape make such cute little cards.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday, can't wait till tonight to see the Apprentice final, Wednesday evenings won't be the same without my fav programme.