Sunday, 26 September 2010

A few little somethings....

something pink and unashamedly girly :)

in love with bookmarks!! Easy peasy Christmas stocking fillers I think :)

something to celebrate my brother in law's engagement....

Just sharing a few little somethings I've made :) Seems ages since my last blog takes over sometimes x

All the best,

Helen x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Fresh Greens!!

Before I go any further I have to have a little "toot toot" as my card made the top 3 Waltzingmouse awards for last week's sketch challenge!! I just love joining in the Waltzingmouse sketch challenges each week and look forward to see what the new layout will be!! And I have another card to share for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge which I believe may also fit The Shabby Tea Room "Fresh Living" inspired challenge.

I stamped the label image in pale green ink onto aqua cardstock and then heat embossed the sentiment and little flourish with white embossing powder. I then used my white signo gel pen to add a little extra definition to the oval shape of the frame. I was so worried about a wobbly line that I think I actually held my breath the whole time I was drawing!! You can also see the cotton scallop lace trim better in this photo too!!

I stamped the beautiful border image from Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Christmas to create some custom patterned paper - my lack of skill in photography hasn't quite captured all the detail on this card because I also scored vertical lines at 1/4" inch intervals to guide my stamping using my's a close up......

I hope you enjoyed what you have seen today - have a great week and hope to see you again!!

Helen x

Stamps: Technique Tuesday - Loving Words by Ali Edwards; Waltzingmouse Stamps: Very Vintage Christmas, Very Vintage Labels 4 (flourish)
Ink: Certainly Celery, white embossing powder - Stampin Up; Aqua Mist, Fresh Snow - PTI
Cardstock: Kraft - Bazill; Aqua Mist - PTI
Ribbon: White Grosgrain, green grosgrain - Stampin Up
Other: Lace cotton trim on card edge - Websters Pages; white flower button - PTI; Adhesive pearl - Kaisercraft; Rose - Prima; Mini Clothes-Peg; Sewing Machine; Scor-Pal

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Waltzingmouse Goodness & a card for Sketch Challenge 13

Hello and Happy Weekend to you!!

So, another week's gone by and it's time for another fantastic Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC13!! Wow, the Design Team and Mischief Makers really got us off to a great start with all their inspirational cards :)

This is the sketch we had to use to play along....

and here is my card:-)

I got in a bit of a muddle trying to decide which panels would go where at times but finally settled on the layout you see in the photo. I stamped the background using the beautiful lacey border from "Victorian Fripperie" stamp set onto Websters pages patterned paper using Versamagic Pink Petunia chalk ink. I also stamped extra details from Vintage Lables 5 and Victorian Fripperie onto the main square frame onto patterned paper - I just love this effect at the moment!! It may not show up too well in the photo, but also I stamped the gorgeous circular stamp from VF in Versamagic Pixie Dust Chalk ink - just to add a little extra detail - and then stamped the sentiment in soft brown over the top.
Zig-zag stiching, lace, pearls & pins and vintage button are my favourite finishing touches - I so enjoyed pulling this card together :) I hope you like it too!

Stamps: Victorian Fripperie, Vintage Labels 5 - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Signature Greetings - Papertrey Ink
Ink: VersaMagic Dew Drop Chalk ink: Pink Petunia & Pixie Dust; Close to Cocoa - Stampin Up
Patterned Paper: Websters Pages Digi - Magical Wishes Collection
Cream Cardstock: Southfield
Other: Vintage Button: Websters Pages, String of Pearls (manufacturer unknown), Offray Ribbon - sweet nectar; Pearl Headed pins

Friday, 3 September 2010

WMSC12 - Happy Anniversary JB x x x

Although I'm a little late, (and have probably missed the deadline by now) I wanted to share an Anniversary card I have just made for my husband. I used this weeks Waltzing Mouse Sketch (WMSC12) for my layout. I was holding out for my new stamps to arrive and the postman only delivered them this morning-isn't that just the way when you're desperately waiting for something!!
Anyway, my husband is a real outdoors person so the natural, earthy colours are hopefully going to be right up his street!!

Here is the sketch and my take on it below....Have a fantastic weekend x x x

Stamps: Say it with Style; Very Vintage Labels 5
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa - Stampin Up; Tea Dye Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Rustic Twine from stash; Brown Button from my lovely Aunty!!