Monday, September 12, 2011

10 years ago...

Firstly, a little thought and prayer for all those affected by 9/11.

I've taken a walk on the wild side recently, with this amazing zebra-patterned paper.  It was actually in my daughter's stash of origami papers, and I convinced her to give me one!  She has two of each in her set, so it's OK ;)

That beautiful apple green, satin ribbon was just the smallest scrap that my Mum gave me.  Knew it would come in handy for something! Thanks Mum. It picks up the green in the tea-bag folding papers that I also used.  Prisma cardstock, in Ocean blue, perfectly matches the blue, and I coudn't resist using more zebra, in the form of ribbon!  Again, I've taken out my trusty Martha Stoo-wart Scallop dot Border Punch to edge the gold card for the middle.  Still had some red paper roses in my stash too.

And for this one, I've made up the card, 'tent' style.  Ooh, and I forgot to mention..the little daisies stamped in white, were done with a stamp handmade for me!, by the lovely Sarah Kathryn from Creatiate on Etsy.  Thanks Sarah Kathryn.  Boy, are her prices reasonable too.  Did I mention the stamps were handmade just for me!? ;)  Have a lovely week.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Seam binding, butterflies, and bling...

A couple of cards I whipped up, using goodies from Bluebird Lane on etsy, which I love, love.  I even used some of the lovely little bits that were used to package up my order - thanks Bluebird Lane ;)   I love polka dots..and once again, I've simply made my own with some 1" punchies of ivory cardstock. Went around the edge of the card with a Versa colour cube, in Bark.  Little pink loveheart rhinestones to finish it off.

Now I apologise for the ordinary photo. ..hangs head in shame..;) Don't you love the little birds with silver, vintage-looking glitter on? They are all silvery and sparkly, I swear!!  I used my Martha Stewart Scallop Dot border punch down the side.  The blue gingham paper is made by Print Blocks (an Australian company) - it is a lovely paper, beautiful quality.  Now for this one, I made a coordinating envelope in the same blue gingham paper, using my envelope template.  This was a birthday card for one of my SILs, and I popped in a bookmark from the lovely Lyn's etsy store, Angelic Aspirations.  Hmmm, she doesn't seem to have any bookmarks listed just at the moment, so check back for those.  Any bookmarks coming Lyn?  :) And the HBDAY is stencilled on with a sweet little stencil picked up in Kmart, of all places! and a Uniball Signo pen, in Angelic.