Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Birthday Tulip

This is a hybrid card, a mix of digital (the tulip from this kit here ) and traditional stamping. I used Prismacolors on the tulip, added my grass buttons and some paper piercing.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Apronettes ATC's

As part of the Hero Arts Hostess group (the Apronettes) we decided to have an ATC swap and now that everyone has received their cards I thought I would share them with you.

Such a wonderful mix of cards and I love how something so small can make such an impact! Thanks to Tami, Sue, Jill, Vera, Arlene and Linda!

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, June 25, 2010


I just love all the cards out there that have sewing on them. It's a fantastic element on cards and adds visual interest and great texture. I have wanted to try sewing for some time but just thinking about it brings back awful memories of my home ec teacher. Well I finally decided to give it a go and this is my first card with stitching. It's not the straightest sewing and I see some things that definitely need improving but overall I'm pleased and I think I'll attempt it again!

For some really great sewing stop by Heather's photostream here and Lucy's blog here. They have the most fabulous cards!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Faux Silk

I saw a video at Papertrey Ink a couple of months ago on making a faux silk background. You can view it here. I played around with the technique today and here's my card. It was gray and rainy most of the day, hence the black and white colours. I threw in a bit of red for some pizazz!
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Missing You

This card is made using Vinnie Pearce's Bucket Full of Sunshine and Forecast digi kits over at Two Peas. The sparkley bucket with bright yellow flowers really caught my eye and I knew I had to use it on a card and I love the whimsical text background which says "sprinkle me love".

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Winner and Canada Day Invitation

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and entered the giveaway. I enjoyed reading about your fun summer plans! So the winner of the blog candy is.....Nancy! Congratulations Nancy! Just email me your address and I'll mail the goodies to you!

This is a party invite I made for the monthly challenge over at Hero Arts. Canada Day is July 1st and I made the invitation based on the Canadian Flag.

I wanted the flag to feel like it was blowing in the wind and I think the Woodgrain stamp on the red parts (which is clear embossed) and the Flourish stamp on the white section adds to that feeling. I added an eyelet, some braided string and a maple leaf charm I made from Shrinky Dink.

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