Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Starting Out with the Best of Everything

This is all new to me. I love to paper craft and love seeing so many photos from other amazing paper artists so thought I would also share. So here goes!!!
I designed this cottage garden layout and  have used it quite a few times (more photos coming) from the fabulous Best of Everything set and sentiments and embellishment from the great Kindness Matters set.
I have used Apricot Appeal (using up old stashes!) and Night of Navy. I have cut the front of the card with a ripple border to expose the interior and have stamped the half doily from Kindness Matters along the inside. I neatened up the edge using the thick end of the Stamp n'Write marker.

this is the inside - on it's side.

Thanks for looking, Lillybet

Mother's Day Cards using Manhattan Flower

Mother's Day cards are always fun to make because you can go overboard with beautiful things!!
I have used the Manhattan Flower embossed card in Whisper White and painted it with my Aqua Painter using Pretty in Pink ink. The inspiration for this card comes from a few different places I have seen on Splitcoast Stampers and various sites. I am very new to blogging but will try to attach the right links. I hope I don't offend anyone if I get it wrong. found it!
Anyway, I have layered the card on Night of Navy Cardstock, tied a matching pink organza ribbon around the rose layered with Navy Grosgrain ribbon and used a Hodgepodge Hardware Brad to anchor the bow. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet - a very versatile set - anchored with a Hodgepodge Frame.  (This too is no longer availalbe from Stampin Up but I can't bear to part with anything so I am using them up slowly - I'm sure you know what I mean).
I almost always decorate the inside as well and have stamped the Happy Mother's Day sentiment, along with the Fabulous Foliate Wheel ( this one is current!) in the Navy.

Thanks for looking, Lillybet

Always great for a Thankyou Card

The Gorgeous Heart from the Always Stamp set  (sadly retired), is very useful for thankyou cards for that special person, but any heart stamp or punch could be adapted.
Here I have embellished the heart with a few flowers and some sparkle. The combination of Wild Wasabi and Night of Navy with Bashful Blue is a refreshing combination. The sentiment is from Kindness Matters, with pocket silhouettes stamped for the base, and framed nicely with the Modern Label Punch, and a butterfly embosslit.

Always used again here with the heart and the bird for a very elegant thankyou using Baja Breeze. The seam binding ties very beautiful soft bows and is very easy to use, and looks lovely with the antique brads.
I love my modern label punch for a focal point.

 Thanks for looking, Lillybet

Organic Grace set using different colours

Baja Breeze
so saffron
perfect plum &embossed butterfly
Bashful blue &certainly celery
pink pirouette with tiny tags

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Soft Subltes 6 ways using Organic Grace

Soft Subltes 6 ways

I love the Stampin' Up! Soft Subltes range and have been experimenting with a favourite stamp set Organic Grace (now retired) with 6 different looks.

So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist, all in combination with Certainly Celery orWild Wasabi ( a very versatile colour) have been stamped and assembled using different layouts and embellishments.
I like the different ways they came together.

All these colours are so easy to use.  You could use any stampset with a floral theme. Pocket Silhouettes also adds a good base to the foliage.

Thanks for looking, Lillybet