Sunday, 9 January 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hey All!

Happy Sunday! It's been a relaxing weekend around here and I've loved it! I found some inky time yesterday evening :) I decided to have a play with some more NEW PTI goodies along with some much loved PTI goodies!

Again, this card firs into the A Passion for Papertrey challenge - Backgrounds. I used the background stamp from the Round Round Anniversary set. I used SU! Bermuda Bay & Summer Sun inks and stamped the background alternating the colours.

I used the Mat Stack 2 die & stamp set and the sentiment is from Round Round. I love the Mat Stack 2 die & having the stamps just completes the look. I added a cut out leaf from Turning a New Leaf for the main focus of the card. I layered these on top of 2 strips of ribbon. One strip of Summer Sunrise & one strip of Hawaiian Shores, both satin ribbon. The sentiment layer & leaf hides the joins of the ribbon.

I liked the card as it was but thought it needed something extra! So, I added a butterfly to the upper right hand side. For this I used the Butterfly Dreams die & stamp set, along with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. Some bling to the butterfly & also the either end of the Mat Stack finishes the card off!

I very rarely use yellow in my creations, more so as a focus colour, so I really stepped out of my comfort zone for this one. I think it looks so cheery & bright with the Hawaiian Shores & white that I might just use this colour combo again! I'm sure whoever gets this card for their birthday will feel the cheer too!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, 7 January 2011

A VERY Belated Happy New Year!

Happy 2011 Everyone!

I know, I know I am VERY late in wishing everyone a Happy New Year! I guess life gets busy and blogging gets neglected! I had a lovely Christmas with my partners family & at New Year my Brother, SIL and Nephew travelled up North to stay. Overall it was lovely & relaxing as I left my job just before Christmas. More of that later, lets get onto something card related!

Today my December PTI goodies arrived and I was over the moon! I have been waiting for these beauties to arrive since the release! So, I spent time organising my new goodies and looking around blog land as always Dawn McVey's colour combos inspire me. THIS card she created brightened up my day. It's SO gloomy here in the North East of the UK and I don't think I've seen the sun for days! So I decided to use the colour combo she used.

I broke out some NEW new goodies and old new goodies for this card! I liked Dawn's LO too, but I don't have any doilies so I changed it up a bit. I used Mat Stack 3 die, a limitless layer die, the die from Dawn's Signature Series Butterfly & a Martha Stewart Butterfly.

This card fits perfectly into the A Passion for Papertrey's current challenge - Background stamping. I used my new Background Basics Sheet Music. I'm sure I will be doing a few more cards for this challenge this weekend as I have lots of Thank you cards to do and also some Birthday cards!

So I mentioned before that I had left my job before Christmas, this is so I can concentrate on my last few months of my design degree. I graduate in June and I am busy designing and creating everyday which is FABULOUS! I have never been happier! I will share more in the next few weeks and even have a new website coming.

Thanks for visiting!