Saturday, 17 April 2010

Simple but elegant

I recently went into one of those posh, elegant shops that always smells gorgeous as you walk through the door (pot pourri or scented candles) and they usually sell small but pretty pieces of furniture (usually in white or cream) and lots of little beautiful ornaments, I'm sure you know the type. I had a little browse through the cards they had on sale and loved the sketchy, tasteful looking simple cards they stocked.
I thought that this Rubber Romance stamp would be perfect for this style. I stamped her onto silver glitter card and just cut out the dress and pieced it onto the image. I added a couple of crystals for her necklace and earring.

The sentiment stamp is from Clarity Stamps, a great stamp for filling in a big space. And finally, the gorgeous tassle is from my new set of foam stamps from QVC.
A very simple card to do, but I think it looks quite elegant.

I'm off to enjoy the beautiful weather now, lots to do in the garden now it's sprung into life.

Hope you have a good weekend.x

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Rambling Rose

Morning folks, sorry I have been MIA lately. As I've mentioned before, I share the desk where I do all my crafting with my daughter, who is studying for a law degree at the moment. As she has exams coming up in a few weeks, her need to use the desk as often as she wants (which seems to be all day and night lately - poor thing) is greater than mine.

As she's gone off to the uni library this morning I've taken the opportunity to jump on the desk (not literally you understand) to upload this card.

I found this gorgeous rambling rose template here , it's one of Lauren Meader's cut files. I downloaded it in GSD format and cut it out on my Silhouette. A tutorial on how to make the rose can be found here. It's so simple to do and, I think, very effective. The leaves are made with the five petal Stampin Up punch.
The embossed background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the swirl was made using a downloaded template for use with the Silhouette Rhinestone kit. I just used some crystals I had in my stash to make up the swirl. The ribbon is from Hobbycraft and I made the bow with my Bow-Easy (such a cool little gadget). And that's about it.
Sorry the photo's are still a bit dark. I'm not sure if it's my photographic skills or if my camera is on the blink (probably the first option).

Right, I'm off to seem if I can get a bit more crafting done before the return of the offspring.

Have a good day.x