Friday, 18 July 2008

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same sketch - different style

I've used the same sketch as in the post below but this time I rotated it 90 degrees. The card is for a black tie wedding, where the bridesmaids are in cerise pink. The tag slides behind the main panel of the card. Patterned paper is all my Scrapworks and the cardstock stickers by Pebbles inc.

2 sketches 4 you challenge

I found a really cool little sketch blog while I was hopping away in the wee hours. I really like the funky style sketches and thought I'd have a go.
Here's my first effort - it's a wallet that I made on my crafters companion board and then ran through the cuttlebug swirls folder - the open end at the top contains a 6 by 4 inch photo but I turned it around for the photo, as I don't want to post other people's children on the net. It is all mounted onto a pearlescent pink square blank and anchored with some lace and ribbon trim. I used my new bella pea stamp yet again and some odds and ends cluttering my desk.
xxx Enjoy your Friday!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

first bellas

I've had nothing to blog lately - been making my cards for my class at the Summer Extravaganza, An Siopa Bui, Spiddal. I'm doing a "cute cards" workshop on Saturday 9th August in the afternoon - using some really sweet crafters companion stamps - so hope to see some new faces there. All details are available from Kerry at
I called out there yesterday and met up with Neasa and her gorgeous daughter - it was only a flying visit, must organise a longer day and a trip to the beach soon. Kerry had stamping bellas that hadn't even made it into the shop, so both Neasa and I had to have some. So these are my first Bella cards - and I think not my last... they are just too cute - I had to mount them onto EZ mount before stamping, for some reason I thought you could use them unmounted but it's a little grumble on my part.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008

baby boy card

Sometimes it's nice to just make a pretty card - no techniques, nothing time consuming - just patterned papers and rub offs with a few bits n bobs to add to the layered look. I made a box with a diamond shape acetate window using my X Cut shape cutter - I didn't want the ribbon and flowers to end up squashed in an envelope.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

More wedding invitations - I have spent the weekend (on and off) doing OH's sister's wedding invitations. Quite happy with how they turned out - they have traditional heart shapes and ivory ribbon but then a modern twist of cream and brown spotty paper and swirly embossed brown card. The colours have been based on the bridesmaids dresses - cappuchino and chocolate, she hasn't seen the finished cards yet, I know she would never complain but I do hope she REALLY likes them and not just because she has to!

The multi talented scrapper and digi goddess Elisa nominated me for this award. I'm delighted that someone actually comes over and reads my waffle!
I'll post when I've had a think as to whose blogs I'm nominating.

Thursday, 3 July 2008


In a real cardmaking slump this week - I had to pack my stamps away in frustration after several failed projects and dusted off the scrapbook instead. Had 2 late nights of scrapping frenzy and scrapped some photos I have had printed off - one of them for at least 18 months now! I have not added much to dd's album this year, so thought I'd have a go at catching up - I'm delighted to say I managed 7 LO's in 2 nights - I think one a week is my usual speed.
Working on more wedding card samples - not as easy as I might have first thought. Have to keep reminding myself that they have to be workable, cost effective and not too time consuming - of the 18 samples I'm happy with about half, which is ok I guess. Anyway, they are a work in progress.