Saturday, October 24, 2015

Woodland view

So many wonderful products to play with in SU's Holiday Catalogue!  I was a bit late putting in my order so had seen quite a few of the new items used by others.  Among my favourites was the Woodland Embossing folder.  I loved the Festive Fireplace stamp set and dies mainly because of the little cat, but had no idea what I was going to do with them until I sat down with my new goodies.  Initially I thought I would have the cat watching a bird in the trees, but my birds were all a bit too big ..... some time later (read that as "few hours") and this was the result.  The trees are seen through the hole in the brick wall and the butterflies have replaced the bird. 

In hind sight I realise that I should have used an extra layer of foam tape between the trees and the wall to give a bit more dimension, but I am happy with how it turned out and it really does look better in real life than in my photo!

Luckily, I had all day to play with my new stash and got a few other bits done as well.

Thanks for popping in,

Friday, October 23, 2015

SU Hello Life Project Kit

I had the perfect spot for this frame but the Crushed Curry didn't appeal to me so I used the retired Poppy Parade.
With no ribbon or twine left in that colour to make the pom poms I used the Spiral Die to make roses instead. 
Such a fun project to make and well worth the effort as it looks great.

Cheers for now,

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A suitcase full of feathers and butterflies

I enjoyed making this suitcase filled with greeting cards, gift cards and tiny little note cards for a friend's 70th birthday.

Suitcase closed above showing the beautiful SU designer paper
 and open to show some of the contents

these were  3' x 3" note cards

and the gift cards fitted into a little pocket
I was very pleased with how this one turned out,

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The end of the drought ?

After a lapse of some six weeks I finally made a card.  I have been raiding my box of cards for recent birthdays, but didn't have one for a special friend.  It took some time to get back into the mood, but with inspiration from a lovely card by Christine Blain, here it is:
and a close up of that glossy sparkle:

The stamp is "Best Thoughts" from Stampin' Up and I have water coloured it with "Lovely Lilac" - a retired colour now but just perfect for my friend.  I then coated it with Glossy Accents and sprinkled a little Dazzling Diamonds on while it was still wet.
Yesterday, I heard that neighbours were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and that certainly required a card.  Their wedding theme all those years ago was "Apple Blossom Time" and that was the music they danced the waltz to.  With not a lot of time, I decided on a shaker card and visualised the tree with apple blossom falling from it.  I had a container of "Flower Soft" which I thought would be perfect, but which turned out to be far too dense to see the tree behind it, so I moved on to glitter.  Unfortunately my pink glitter was extremely fine and covered the window sheet totally, so I punched out some tiny pink glitter hearts and popped them inside.  In hindsight, I see that I should have put more hearts in, but the lady was delighted with it and that's the main thing.
The stamp sets I used were Lovely as a Tree, Memorable Moments and Lovely Lace, and the card stock was Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.  The Window Frames were used to cut the window.
Here's hoping I get to blog a bit more often,