Thursday, February 17, 2011

Colourful fungi

I have been meaning to post this wonky picture for some time but then kept forgetting. Holly and I went up to Maroondah Park last year and took lots of photos of fungi ( my friend Christine will appreciate the subject matter) because we thought they were quite beautiful in their own way.

Cardstock - Stampin Up Crumbcake
Chipboard toadstool - Scrap FX (I think)
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Small Alphas - Cosmo Cricket

Monday, February 14, 2011

Another card for you

I love this stamp, I have had it for ages but it never fails to please ( me that is, you may not share my view) when it graces a card. It is one of the beautifully detailed stamps from the now defunct PSX, any of you who have been stamping for more that 6 years will have heard of them. Such a shame!

Cardstock - Bazzill
Green paper - Stampin Up
Yellow - unknown
Sentiment - a peel off coloured with permanent marker

Friday, February 11, 2011


Here is a layout I did for Holly who has dreams of travel. Paris had been her ultimate destination for sometime. She loves the architecture and can't wait to capture it all on, I was going to say film but I suppose it should be card these days. The paper is another of the embossed white papers from Stampin Up and this time I have sponged with inks rather than using chalk.
This beautiful paper is from Graphic 45, I just love the design and colours.
I stamped the tag with a variety of word and alphabet stamps. The word Travel and the compass are both Cloud 9 rub ons.
I painted the chipboard in a variety of greens and blues and then added a touch of light grey to highlight the edges.
With the fickle nature of youth I shouldn't have been surprised when Holly informed me on being shown the completed layout that she now wants to go to Rome not Paris!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Playing with PTI

I bought the Mat Stack 1 stamp set and die from Paper Trey Ink and have been having a bit of a play with them. I love PTI stamps as their images are always so well made and stamp beautifully. The first one I have teamed up with Stampin Up inks and card stock, as well as cutting the flower with their scallop circle punch from the packing paper that they include in copious amounts when you receive your goodies. I saw the flower technique on Judy May's blog (see Just Judy Designs in Blogs I visit in the sidebar) some time back. The top layer is stamped with a PTI image and the large pearl brad is from Kaisercraft.
This card incorporates some old Daisy D paper.
The border punch is Martha Stewart.
Leaves - PTI stamp.
The central sentiment is from an English company called Craftwork Cards.
Ribbon - American Crafts.
Ink and cardstock - Stampin Up
Paper, cardstock and border punch - Stampin Up.
Flower and sentiment - Craftwork Cards.
Brad - Kaisercraft