Monday, January 27, 2014

Dahlia Box

Here is the box I mentioned in an earlier post. Stamped with PTI Delightful Dahlia set.

 For the label at the top, I have used PTI Mat Stack 3 and stamps from the Stampin Up! Mixed Medley set.

I have used Pistastio Pudding for the box and Old Olive and Pear Pizazz for the leaves and label base. The Dahlias are stamped on Strawberry Slush and accented with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.

The lattice is Memory Box Piestra Tile, I have used this to back the dahlias and also layered it up to mimic a patterned ribbon.

I also made a plain Crumb Cake box and stamped it up with PTI Rosie Posie, and added Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

JAI challenge

 In my case JAI means "Just Add Inspiration" and today I got mine  from Christine. I don't usually enter challenges but I love what Christine has done and although I don't have the Zoo Babies stamp set, I do have a similar one which I have used.

I was enjoying myself so much, I got carried away and made four cards altogether. I asked my daughter to pick her favourite ( the lion) and that is the one I am entering in the challenge.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

More chevron gift bags

 I made larger bags this time and used the Background Basic Chevron Stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Love this stamp set - Delightful Dahlias (and the additions set) another Papertrey Ink design. Stamped on Stampin Up! cardstock, Pink Pirouette with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler as the accent colours. The leaves are Lucky Limeade and Old Olive. Die cut leaf swirl from Fancy That dies.

Just a change of arrangement on this bag, this time using a Stampin Up! punch for the sentiment.

I will have a gift box to show you soon using the Delightful dahlias stamp set.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New babies

Meet Alfie, born the beginning of January. We were beginning to think his Mum wasn't pregnant after all because she was much later delivering than we thought. We were expecting her to deliver within a few days of the others instead of three weeks later. Believe it or not his Mum is black and white and his Dad was white.
This is Nylah, born mid December. She has been very independent from the offset, whereas Alfie is a real Mama's boy. She, Joffrey and Alfie have become firm friends. They love nothing better than chasing  round the paddock, jumping on each other, occasionally incurring the wrath of the adults when they bump into them.

Saturday, January 4, 2014


For Christmas a lovely friend bought me the Chevron background stamp from Stampin Up! Yesterday I got to have a little play with it. I was very taken with SU's pre made chevron bags and thought I would have a go myself. I always have brown paper bags in the house for lunches, so I used these to make smaller, more delicate looking bags.
I stamped the background and then layered up stamped images from Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie additions sets. The dies cut images are from MFT. Sentiment from Flourishes (I think).
I made a matching tag to go with this bag, I used the Rosie Posie stamp again and a sentiment from PTI. The leave die is also PTI cut once in white card and again in Shimmery vellum. I got the idea from here, Debby Hughes makes some fantastic cards and crafty projects. Her personal blog is here.
 For the last bag, I used the tag again (with a bow this time), flowers from my stash and I stamped the PTI large flourish, from the Fancy Flourishes set in Encore silver on the shimmery vellum.