Saturday 25 June 2011

Criss Cross Graduation card

Whoo hoo!  We've just found out that our youngest daughter has gained a First Class degree in Law with Business from the University of Birmingham.  We are totally overwhelmed and so very proud of her.  She's worked really hard for this and really does deserve it.

For her card, I decided to make my first Criss Cross card. A bit of a change from my usual 6 x 6 square.

The cute images are digis from Bugaboo.  She reminds me of my little Polly (our nickname for her) when she was a little girl.

I used Promarkers to colour the image and used the computer for the sentiments.

The papers are HoTP Paper Pizazz called Mixing Baby.  The colour of the collar for the Law school at Birmingham is olive green which is why I chose these colours.

I used Labels Two nesties to mat and layer and of course my usual Silhouette contribution is the lattice fence and leaves.

Swirl is a Sizzlet
Tab punch is from Stampin Up.

I'll put some piccies of her in her Mortar Board and gown after the graduation ceremony on the 15th.

I'm going to enter this into this week's
i love promarkers challenge which has a theme of 'Anything Goes'.
totally papercrafts challenge - Spots and Stripes

Saturday 18 June 2011

Treat yourself

A really quick post. I'm trying to get some gardening done and I'm just dodging a really heavy shower at the moment.

I used Pink Petticoat image for this card.  I thought the gingham paper looked a bit like a tablecloth (Pink Petticoat paper).  The sentiment is also part of the cakestand package.

Again, I used my Silhouette to cut around the shape and coloured it in with Promarkers. I used foam squares to mount it onto the card.  

I used Stamping Up punches for the sentiment and the scalloped edge.

Ok, it's stopped raining so I'm off back to the garden.


Sunday 12 June 2011

Less is More Week 19 - In the Frame

Good morning all on this wet and miserable Sunday.  At least the weather has given me the opportunity to get my card for this week's lessismore challenge done early for a change.  

The theme Mandi and Chrissie have set this week is for a one layer card featuring a frame of some description.

For my card I've once again dug out one of those neglected, never been used stamps I've got lurking in my stash. This is a La Pasche foam stamp I bought from QVC yonks ago.  It's simply been stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers and I just added a sentiment using a stamp from a Stamping Up set. That's it!

Right, I'm off to look at some of the other entries.  Hope you have a good day.


Friday 10 June 2011

Probs with blogger

Uh oh, seems to be a problem with blogger again. I'm unable to leave a comment when I'm visiting blogs. Sorry, will give it another try later.


Less is more - Week 18 - Monochrome

I'm back! It's so nice to be home.

Hope you're all well and looking forward to the weekend.

Sadly, for the first time since it started, I missed the lessismore challenge last week and I nearly ran out of time for this one as I appeared to have left my mojo on holiday until today when I came up with 3 things I wanted to do.

1. Use this really old Inkadinkado stamp I dug out of my stamp drawer (another sadly neglected stamp)
2. Get a bit more practise using my Silhouette to cut around stamped images
3. Use my Distress Inks (got a whole stash of them and hardly use them)

So, this is what I did:

Scanned my image into the Silhouette software and cut the outline
Stamped the image using Walnut Stain Distress Ink positioning it carefully over the cut outline
Cut out a circle with Nesties and inked with the same Walnut Stain ink
Used the computer to generate the sentiment changing the font colour to match the Walnut Stain ink.

My Silhouette machine continues to amaze me with each new feature I discover on it.  I just love it (sorry, I've probably said that once too often).  I bought my machine second hand off e-bay a couple of years ago and it's been brilliant.  I have the original machine and I was wondering whether to upgrade to the newer SD one (Create and Craft have quite a good deal on at the moment with flexi pays).  If anyone has had the Original and changed theirs to a newer model - what do you think?  Is it worth it?