Sunday, 7 March 2010

It's all black & white!

Happy Sunday!

Oh how I love a Sunday & it's even better when the sun is out! Today I am sharing a card I have made for the current challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey. The challenge was to create a black & white card or project.

I love black & white cards but I had to think about the stamps to use from PTI! My stash is steadily growing and so the choice is often harder! I decided to use Damask Designs and paired it with a sentiment from Big & Bold Wishes.

I added a small white satin ribbon loop to the edge of the sentiment panel, which is mounted on foam pads and I also added a row of black pearls which were made black using my Copics!

A simple but striking card!

CS: SU! Whisper White, Black from stash!
Ink: Memento Black
Stamps: PTI Big & Bold Wishes & Damask Designs
Accessories: Kaiser Pearls, Black Copic Marker, SU! White Satin Ribbon & Foam Pads

For once I am up early on a Sunday, very rare as I usually like to lay in! However, the sun was beaming through the edge of the blind which woke me up and made me happy! I think I might just find some time to create today! I'm off to the gym too which I enjoyed yesterday! Then later this afternoon is round to the in-laws to be for Sunday dinner :) I really LOVE this about Sundays!

Have a good day & thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

CARDS Blog Challenge!

HAPPY Saturday!

This morning I thought I would share the card I made for this weeks CARDS blog challenge. This week Paige challenged us to dig out and use the eyelets we've been hoarding and are now collecting dust!

As the sun has been out all week apart from today :( I was feeling very spring like! I feel the colours I chose are very 'spring' orientated and would cheer anyone up who maybe feeling under the weather! I decided to use the smaller flower stamps from PTI's Beautiful Blooms and paired it with the flower stems from PTI's Everyday Button Bits! I think they worked really well together!

I added soft yellow eyelets to the larger of the flowers centres and pearl gems to the smaller of the flowers.
CS: PTI Berry Sorbet & Lemon Tart, SU! Whisper White
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet & Ripe Avocado
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms & Everyday Button Bits
Accessories: We Are Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, Eyelets from Stash, PTI Lemon Tart Satin Ribbon, Foam Pads & Kaiser Pearls.

I was pleased to find this morning that I had been showcased on the CARDS Blog along with many other talented ladies! Go check them out HERE along with details of the new challenge!

Hope to be back later with another post, but for now I am off to the gym! Thanks for stopping by! Comments are very much appreciated!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Hey! I'm Back!

Hey All!

After 2 crazy weeks of finishing degree design work for a hand in this Tuesday just gone I am back! I had a few days to chill and catch up on essential housework that had also been neglected! I have to say I am really pleased with the design work I have produced, but now I start my FINAL MAJOR PROJECT that will see me through to the end of my degree summer 2011!

Anyhow, enough of that! During my crazy 2 weeks it was my Bro's birthday! I found a few minutes to make a card for him. My friend from the US kindly ordered me some perfect 'Guy' card stamps from SU! Extreme Surfboard and Extreme Elements.

I kept the LO of the card really simple and the colours 'Manly'! I stamped various elements on the top matt and the base card. I then stamped the surfer in Ranger Embossing Ink and embossed with white detail EP.

I added a strip of Spring Moss Twill Ribbon to the card underneath the matt for a little added interest. The sentiment is a sneaky peak from my degree design work! I have been creating rubber stamp designs and 2 of the sets I created were for men! I had been testing my stamps and the sentiments were to hand so I decided to give them a whirl! A tad disappointed because I stamped Brother wonky! Oh well! I don't think it's too noticeable as the card is full of random stamping! Lol!

CS: PTI Spring Moss & Enchanted Evening
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Enchanted Evening and Ripe Avocado, Ranger Embossing Ink
Stamps: SU! Extreme Surfboard & Extreme Elements. Sentiment is my own design!
Accessories: White Detail EP, PTI Spring Moss Twill & foam pads

I'm up early today to maximise my days off from work! I have a few cards I'd like to make today with some of the goodies I bought 2 weeks ago on my jolly outing with my friend Kerry. They have been sitting calling to me for the past 2 weeks! Lol! I also have some degree work to do and my friend is coming over to work on a joint task. I maybe back later, but defo tomorrow with a post!

Thanks for stopping by!