Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Just a quick post to show the card I made for my own mother on Mother's Day. I can't take any credit for the design as I got the idea for this from my lovely SU demonstrator Michelle Last. She had this flowerpot card as one of the projects when I was part of her Hostess Club last autumn and she has just showcased it on her blog for Mother's Day (please see the post about it and take the opportunity to look at her fabulous card and leave a comment for the chance to win some gorgeous blog candy!). I did change the colours and use my own "style" of flowers. I have to say the card took ages until I got the colours just right - bit of a perfectionist!

Card Recipe
: Impression Obsession Happy Mother's Day greeting
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, PTI Plum Pudding, PTI Ripe Avocado, SU Very Vanilla, SU Elegant Eggplant,
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, PTI Plum Pudding, Assorted Papermania & Tombow markers
Accessories/Tools: PTI Satin Plum Pudding ribbon, SU large oval punch, SU scallop oval punch, SU scallop edge punch, SU 5-petal flower punch, Cuttlebug Combo dove die, We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile, Stickles, SU stampin dimensionals

Hopefully the card tied in with the flowers I sent my mum. We had a lovely celebratory lunch at one of our favourite restaurants, The Plough at Bolnhurst.

Looking forward to the PTI release tonight and the new SU products coming up in the mini-occasions catalogue next month!

Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day whether you are either a mother yourself or celebrating your own mother.

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Friday, 12 March 2010

Mother's Day Cards

This Sunday will be Mothering Sunday in the UK so I have been busy making Mother's Day cards to sell at work and thought I would show you just three of them here. The first one is a variation on the card I did in my first post. I have kept the design and layout the same but have used different colours - this is much more my style! In fact this was quickly snapped up by my boss for her mother-in-law (or more accurately she bought it for her husband to give to his mother - hopefully you can see the distinction!).

Card Recipe
Stamps: Clarity Stamp Leafy Swirl H, Impression Obsession Happy Mother's Day, Hero Arts Long Writing Background
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, PTI Enchanted Evening, PTI Ripe Avocado
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Encore Silver
Accessories/Tools: Clear embossing powder, SU scallop border punch, SU Scallop circle punch, SU Certainly Celery twill ribbon, Papermania brad

This second card is a variation on the black & white card in the previous post (although truth be told its actually the other way round - the black & white card is a variation on this one!)

Card Recipe
Stamps: PTI Turning a New Leaf, Impression Obsession Happy Mother's Day
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, SU
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, Versamark
Accessories/Tools: SU Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, white embossing powder, Basic Grey opaline adhesive pearls

This third card is a variation on cards I have made and sold at other craft events. I love the CAS style on this!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Impression Obsession Mother's Day greeting
Cardstock: SU Very Vanilla
Ink: Brilliance pearlescent ivy
Accessories/Tools: SU Certainly Celery twill ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, flowers from stash

You will see from the 3 cards displayed in this post that unfortunately I only have one Mother's Day greeting stamp but by using my SU Stamp-a-ma-jig I have been able to get quite a lot of use from it!

It only remains for me to make a card for my own mother for Sunday - and as she has seen all these (in her capacity of "design consultant" - ie: she gives me her feedback on my designs) I need to come up with something else!

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Monday, 8 March 2010

Passion for Papertrey - B&W Challenge

Hi there! Well a bit by the skin of my teeth (pretty typical of me actually!) here is my card for the Black & White Challenge on A Passion for Papertrey. Although I am really into monochromatic at the moment, I do usually add a hint of colour, eg: red or bright pink, so did find this a little difficult!

My card is a take on one that Nichole Heady did when launching the Turning A New Leaf stamp set.

Card Recipe
Stamps: PTI Turning a New Leaf, PTI Signature Greetings
Cardstock: PTI Black, SU Whisper White
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow
Accessories/Tools: SU Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, white embossing powder, clear adhesive gems from stash

A la prochaine! Amitiés!



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