Sunday, December 19, 2010

Retirement Guest Book and Card

Hello, over the past few weeks I have been busy adding the final touches to a retirement luncheon that Dawn and I have been organising for our founding Optom at work. I thought it would be a nice keepsake for Geoff, to have a guest book for everyone attending to write in. This is take two as the first covers I did I wasn't happy with. The book was purchased from my local scrapbook shop, which started as plain black covers with the white pages inside. I decided to use the oak tree stamp out of the Lovely as a Tree Stamp set, to kind of represent the tree of life. I used crumb cake, very vanilla and early espresso card stock and stamped in the two browns with soft suede as well. The front and back covers were stamped all over with the oak leaf stamp, I then mounted the tree and placed in the bottom right corner. Next to this I stamped a Confucius quote from a retired SU set. On the inside covers I printed a lovely message, a retirement quote and company history all typed up on the computer. To each of these covers I stamped the row of trees from the set and added the acorn in the corners. This acorn was also added to the corner of every page. Each cover was sponged around the whole edge before being attached to the book.
To finish the front cover I ran some ribbon from my stash that matched just nicely and made some little tags to hang of it.
Front cover

Inside of front cover

Inside of back cover

Back Cover

I am glad I decided to start over as this book turned out more in Geoff's taste than the first would have. I hope he will treasure not just the book but all the beautiful comments that his colleagues and staff wrote about him.

This is the personal card I also made for him using the same oak leaf stamped that I coloured with my blender pens this time using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Soft Suede. The card stock is Cajan Craze and Early Espresso with the stripe being a Basic Grey out of my stash.

See you next time, have a great Christmas and time with your families.
Cheers Danielle.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Because I Care

This evening I would like to share this card I made for my Mum's birthday using the delightful Because I Care hostess stamp set and the new Texture Plate from Stampin' Up! that you will find in the Summer Mini.
The colours I have put together are probably my favourite combinations in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry, I have also added some accents with Blushing Bride.
 To get the lovely soft colour in the hydrangea, I first stamped the image onto Very Vanilla card stock using Old Olive on the stem and Blushing Bride on the flower head. Taking my aqua pen, I then light swirled over the whole flower head image which just softened off the lines and allowed the colour to bleed into the petals. Next I took my stamp-a-ma-jig and carefully lined up the image, this time inking up the flower head only in Rich Razzleberry. Again using my aqua pen, I blended some of the colour from the flower centers out into the petals. This just gave the flower some depth, but be careful not to let it get too wet or you begin to loose the crisp outline of each flower and that gives the whole image a blurry kind of look.
I used Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry to blend the edges of the card stock. I layered this onto a piece of Old Olive which I scalloped down one side.
I love the new texture plate, it almost gives your card stock a fabric kind of look. I have ran a piece of Rich Razzleberry through the Big Shot and sponged the edges of both that and the DSP i have layered it on. This all got added to the Old Olive card base. A piece of ribbon from the mistletoe bonus that was available in the Dress Up Christmas Promo and what you see is the end result.
No card is complete without a lovely center, so I used the single petal and the leaves off the flower, the sentiment is from the Every Moment stamp set, which by the way, my Mum loved the saying.
I have you have fun playing with this idea.

Cheers Dani xoxo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Family Home

Hello, today I have been playing around with some ideas for off the page scrapbooking projects that I can use in my workshops. This little house was inspired by one I saw in an older Inspirations newsletter from Stampin' Up!

 I have used Stampin' Up!'s brights range of cardstock, DSP and inks to create this cute little Family home that can take four to seven photo's (if you do it front and back). The flowers have all been punched out using the Boho blossom punch and the Itty Bitty shapes punches. The stamps are also from the Itty Bitty bits range which you will find in the Summer Mini 2010 out December 1st. These stamps and punches are so versatile, I recommend you add them to your collection.

If you would like to book a workshop, please contact me

Supply list
Cardstock; Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla

Write markers; Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight. Black stazon

Stamp sets
Itty Bitty bits 122072, Butterfly Prints 117711,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Little Monster Card

Are you like me and have a hard time coming up with male cards? Well this is the perfect stamp set for you. Stampin' Ups  Make a Monster Set 121837 is great for doing boys card, BIG and little! It comes in wood mount or clear mount, but I would suggest the wood mount will save you switching all those little bits onto block, just grab the image, ink it up and stamp. This is a card I made with a little boy in mind using the celebrations papers from Stampin' Up, but if you used the inside image and more grown up backgrounds it could easily be given to a man, especially if you add the tongue in cheek caption from the Hostess Afterthoughts Set as I have done here. If you would like to order this, or any other stamping up products please send me an email.
Cheers, have a great day......Dani

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tash's 21st

Hello,  my niece Natasha is turning twenty one this weekend and I wanted to create a memorable card for her. I did one of the bi fold cards using papers that I have had in my stash for a while. I have really loved this peacock paper but never had the right thing to use it on, however the contrast between the three designs work really well with this layout. I also had an accent sheet to go with it which is were the note card inside and the flower on the back came from.

I have made some smoochy flowers to put on the front along with the Sizzlits Little Leaves from Stampin' Up. All the ink work that I have done is in Crumb Cake again from Stampin' Up. I absolutely adore this colour, I use it all the time to add accent and depth to my stamping. You can't really tell but I have also used my Mat Pack and paper piercer to pierce a row of holes along the top edge of the card and also a double row through the scallop piece along the bottom.
 Her gift is jewellery from Goldsmiths and they use these cute little round boxes, however they are bright purple with white circles on them. I decided to also cover these in the matching paper so they co-ordinate nicely with the card. This is the end result which I am very pleased with. I hope Tash likes the card and keeps it for a bit of a keep sake. That is the risk we card makers take I guess. I could never part with a card that has be personally hand made for me but not everyone is like that!! It's worth the risk just to enjoy the pleasure on peoples face when they open it and realise that is has been made by me just for them. Have a good day everyone, off to Stampin' Up regionals this, can't wait to see what they have to teach us and get all those goodies!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Dauber Landscaping

Hello, today I am going to share with you a landscape card that I have created. I have seen this style of card done many times on the SU demonstrators sight and just had to have a go at it myself. It is not technically a CASE as i have certainly added my own touches to it that I haven't seen anyone else do before such as the grassy bracks on the waters edge, however there have been cards done with mountains in the background and a deer in the foreground. So now I suppose you would like to know just how to create this card??
Firstly you need to use white glossy paper for your card front. I find that the inks blend much nicer on this card. Next you take a scrap piece of computer paper and you just want to tear it to create mountain shapes. There is no right or wrong to this, creative licence all the way!
 Once you are happy with the shape you then want to take the negative of this shape (so lets say the sky section above the mountain) and place it where you would like you first (green) mountain to go. Then load up your dauber with ink ( I used Old Olive) and starting at the torn paper edge start blending the area  making sure to soften the colour as you go down the mountain. Once happy, you then need to use the positive of your mountain to mask it off, and we are going to repeat the process for the mountain behind ( I used Soft Suede Ink). I actually made a different shape for this mountain because as we know, no two mountains are the same!!
Next, take your Old Olive dauber and along the bottom edge and up the left hand side softly blend some colour, again, darker on the edge and softening as you move into the card. Remember, we are adding a lake so don't get to excited with the colour just yet. Take your Marina Mist Ink and with your dauber nicely loaded start filling in your lake area, now you don't want straight edges on this so be a bit random especially on the far side of the lake. Use your dauber without adding anymore ink to lightly add colour to the sky. OK, so now we want to add some depth to or lake, take your dauber and lightly load with night of navy ink. You want to add this slowly towards the back of the water near the mountains, you can always add more if it isn't dark enough but is hard to remove if you go too dark!! Once you are happy it is time to stamp.
I have used the lovely images from the Pocket Silhouette Set, if you don't have this any leafy stamp will do, or you can order it by contacting me at . Take your leafy image and stamp in Old Olive ink around the bottom and left hand edge of the card, next take the fairy flower image and ink up in Soft Suede but try not to ink the stems to much, you don't want all the lines at the bottom of you card. Stamp this amongst the leaves and also just above so it adds another layer. Next again with Old Olive just inking the tops of  bracks stamp in the grassy areas and don't be scared to double stamp without re inking in between!
Beautiful, now you have a great setting to add your deer!
Take your Early Espresso ink and Dasher stamp. I didn't want all the antler so I have Masked them off to shorten. Again artistic licence here, you do what you like. Stamp Dasher standing on the bank, next again with the Early Espresso ink stamp a few leafy images in the left corner of your card to give your foliage some depth.
You can add any sentiment you like, I have used the happiness sentiment from the Heard from the Heart set. I have mounted it onto Early Espresso card stock.
I hope you have fun making this card, as I said there is no wrong or right to this method, artistic license all the way!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Welcome Christmas window

OOOOOOOHHHHHH! I am so over working extra days!!!
I have not had the time I would like to be in my craft room at the moment as I have been doing extra days at work because we have had a few staff members leave. However this weekend I ignored the housework that needed to be done and played instead. I ordered some the christmas special from Stampin' Up! and just had to create something. This is a Christmas card Book that has pages in it to keep all the addresses I need to send Chrissy Cards to. I love the silouette effect of the stamps in the Welcome Christmas set and love the idea of doing a scene looking through a window. I hope you like it to. To make this book you can book a workshop with me.

Supply List
Cardstock; Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Gloss

Stamps; Welcome Christmas

Inks; Black Stazon, Real Red, Old Olive, Daffoldil Delight, Pumkin Pie, Versa mark

Accessories; Clear embossing powder, Mistletoe Robbon White Computer paper.Daubers, dimensionals,glue

Friday, October 15, 2010


Good Morning

Today I am going to share with you a card or rather a technique I am going to demo on the weekend. As I am just a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator, signed up under my sister, she has asked if I would like to Demo at a workshop with her to get a feel for it so this is what I am going to do. There will be quite a few beginner card makers at the workshop that haven't been stamping for long, so I am going to show how you can get the most out of your stamps by masking. Two ways of masking that I will be teaching is the layering technique where you stamp your image to be used onto scrap paper, in this case the large flower out of the Scribble This set, cut it out and then use it to mask the flowers you have already stamped so you can layer them up over each other. The second is masking of part of the stamp so you can add more than one colour. I have used the sentiment stamp from For Everything set and masked the small writing with a sticky note while I inked up the stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink and then removed the mask and coloured the small writing with  Peach Parfait Marker. Basic technique, I know, but with great results!

Supplies List

Stamp sets: Scribble This, For Everything

Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, In Colour DPS- Pear Pizzazz stripes, Peach Parfait dots

Inks: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz
Markers: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Snail, glue, sponges

Monday, October 11, 2010

Envelope File

Hi Everyone, today I am going to share with you an envelope file that you can make using 3xDL envelopes. You simply seal the envelopes, cut them in half and attach them to a piece of concertina card stock. Then you need to glue each envelope together so that they will open when you pull on the two outside pockets. Make a cover to place them in and wah-lah, one cute little file.

Stamps: Cottage Garden
Inks: So Saffron and Marina Mist
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Scollop border punch, Polka Dots embossing folder, Corner punch.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wedding Card

As promised, this is the very first card I made when I got my starter kit from Stampin' Up! I love the subtle soft tones of this card and think it will become a favorite workshop of mine.
I love the images in the Fast and Fun Notes stamp set as they allow me to use my favorite technique..water colour. This image I softly water coloured using the aqua painter and Classic stamp pads and then sponged around the edges to soften them off. The flower I punched out of butchers paper using the Fancy Flowers punch and inked them and smooched them up. A great result don't you think?

My new adventure!

Hi friends, I know it has been a while since I have been on to update my blog. For this I am sorry, however it has been for good reason. I recently decided to join the Stampin' Up! family and become a demonstrator under my wonderful sisters guidance. Therefor I have been very busy setting up my business and getting samples made.
 It also means I have had to tweak my blog a little to keep within the SU! guidelines. So now I am back and everything will be full steam ahead from here, so stay tuned for some creativity coming your way.

Happy crafting, Danielle xoxox

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My first consigned job!!

Good evening all, today I have been busy doing my first ever consigned job. A lady I work with, who I just happened to give a birthday card I had made to last month, has asked me to make some cards for her twin Granddaughters. She likes to give them individual personalized cards and has in the passed purchased cards from the shop and then stuck their names on them or changed them in some way. This year she has asked me to make them with a few guidelines. She wanted the wording on the front of the card, she also wanted their names and "3 years old today. " I sent her some images to chose from and she requested purple for Sophie and Pink for Maddi, the rest was up to me. With this much happening on the FRONT of the card it was only natural that I make them in easel style. You all know I love this style because of the extra room it gives you to add elements.
I coloured using both Pro Markers and Stampin Write Markers
Dazzling Diamonds adds a nice effect on the wings

Anyway this is what I came up with using the ever so cute Anya and Kiki images.
I hope you like them. Till next time happy crafting.........Luv Dani xoxox

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Robins fetish digi......

 Today I am going to share two cards that i have made for some family birthdays coming up. The strawberry card features Farrah fancy, a digi image I got from Robins Fetish. I have softly coloured her dress using Stampin' write markers and my aqua pen. It is the first time I have coloured like that with those markers and i actually quite like the outcome. The colour builds nicely and I found it blended well without leaving the shadowy water marks that this technique can sometimes do. The card is from the Nana's Nusery, It's a Girl pack.

Inside the card
The next card is another digi image called "Chelsea and her chicks". Unfortunately I haven't save some of my earlier images very well so I can't remember from which sight I got this one from. I had a stripe of the lovely striped paper in my scraps folio so decided to use purple for this card.  I coloured her dress using the Distress Ink refill, water and a paint brush and the rest of the image i have used a combination of Pro Markers and Disress ink pads. The saying and flowers on the front are from the Stampin' Up set "Cottage Garden". The flowers on the inside are a clear stamp gifted to me by my sis. This is really a very simple card but I like the result.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

ATC inspiration

Today I am going to share a light bulb moment I had whilst recently getting busy in my room. I had to make some ATC for my group swaps that I am in and it had to be in the colour theme of Dark brown, Light brown and cream. I decided to use this delightful Hero Atrs stamp that I picked up at Paperific last year ( and might I add, had never used!). Anyway, the stamp has both bold and fine script on it going in all directions so I inked the bold in Vivid Coffee Bean ink and the finer script in Vivid Taupe ink. Making sure I got the scrolly flower bits in just the right possition I stamped the image and then restamped (without reinking) to give it that shadow effect. I then clear embossed the whole lot.All that was left to do was distress the cardstock so it wasn't so cream and mount it onto natural card stock and then dark choc cardstock.
Inside the card again I inked only a corner section that I wanted to use and stamped this on, and then added the sentiment.


Lucky gifted clear stamp matched perfectly.
Hi again, I told you I have been busy in my room with no time to post so here goes, I am about to make up for it. I have had this red and black spotty paper in my stash for a while now and never got around to using it. When I received my new Stampin Up " A flower for all seasons" stamp set and saw that cute little ladybug climbing up the side of the sunflower, I couldn't resist!!! So I quickly foraged through my stash and pulled out this sheet of paper and off I went.Naturally the ladybug was the whole inspiration for the card and anyone who knows me, knows it doesn't take much for me to be inspired by ladybugs...I LOVE THEM. Anyway because of that it is only artistically natural for my sunflowers to be of course red instead of the traditional colour of yellow. Yellow just would not work! The paper had a few blue grungy bits so this was the perfect highlight colour to add to the layout. Luckily I was given a clear stamp set by my lovely sister who no longer was using them and it just happen to have the sunflower that I have used on the base of, yep you guessed i, the easel card. I cut a tag from the Red Tag Sale cuttlebug alpha set after printing my saying on the computer, and added the oh so cute ladybug to finish. My niece was the lucky recipient of this card on Monday. She loved it! Cheers Dan xoxo

Monday, August 02, 2010

Baby Card for Harry

Here it is....... do you like it?? I decided to try out one of these side step cards. I have seen them used especially on Magnolia blogs and thought I would give it a go. I think I still need to work on the folds for the steps because it doesn't quite sit right but all in all I like the result. The card stock I have used is from the Peek-a-Boo range by Kaiser. I really love the soft mint colours in this so used that as my highlight colour. I coloured the very cute digi image using Stampin Up markers and a blending pen. The Bundle of Joy is from a foam stamp set that I picked up off a throw out table for about $2. I can't even remember what shop!! Anyway again I used the Stampin Up marker to ink it so everything coordinated nicely. I simply stitched around all the peices on my sewing machine before I mounted them just to add that little extra something.
Inside Card
I really like the idea of this kind of card so will have to investigate some more and maybe find a template so I can get my folds to sit a little better.
Now I just have to get over this cold so I can go and visit our new little bundle of joy.

Keep on crafting........Dani xoxox

40th Birthday Card

Hi, I know I know it has been ages since I last posted. Sorry about that, no excuses, I just haven't made the time to do it. Mid July to early September is an extra busy card making time for me. I have 9 family birthdays in about the space of 5 weeks, not to mention Fathers Day and I have officially decided to try and make sure every one of my work collegues receives one of my handmade cards for their birthdays. So that adds about 6 more to the list....phew. No wonder there has been a lot going on in my craft room.
The first card I am going to share with you is one I did for my sister-in-laws 40th birthday. I used the watering can image from the Stampin Up Nice and Easy Notes. I have been using this set a bit lately because the images work well with my colouring techniques. The chocolate cardstock I stamped with the Seeing Spots set also from Stampin Up. The flowers, butterfly and numbers are from Cuttlebug and the leaves are from Sizzix. This image I coloured using a number of different mediums including my Pro Markers for can, distress ink for flower center on the image and blending on the flowers and butterfly and then Stampin Up markers for the petals and heart and flower centers. I then used my distress ink to colour the inside cardstock so it all matched in together. Yep I know another easel card!! Until next time........... Dani xoxox

Monday, July 12, 2010

Working with purple.......

Good morning all, today I am taking morning tea to a work college as it was her birthday yesterday. She loves purple and animals, so I made this cute little card for her. Purple is not my favorite colour to work with for some reason but I did have this stash of Hiedi Grace products that turned out nicely for this card. I hope you like it. Now I'm off to work on a baby card because my nephews baby arrived this morning. I'm a great that makes me feel old!!! hehehe
Welcome baby HARRY to the world. I can't wait to see him.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's the!!!

Happy Saturday, I hope all is well in your part of the planet. What a week it has been....... a new Prime minister and a female at that!!!  Great mail from my lovely group friends and work was actually pretty good as well!!!

I want to share with you some cards that I am quite proud of the way they turned out. And yes I know, another easel card....... I told you I like this style!

I had a baby shower to go to and I didn't want to do the same old Baby card because that's what you give once the baby is actually born so I found this image and decided to do a maternity theme instead. Firstly I printed the digi image on the computer in grayscale. I then took my medium pen and trace over the image. To this i add pearl embossing powder and embossed. I then decided with this colour I need to keep the rest of the image soft and subtle so I chose Pro Marker colours Satin for the skin tone, Dusty pink and Pastel Pink for the clothing and a touch of Cinnamon for the hair and flower highlights. The saying on the base came from Kaiser Peek-a-Boo paper range and was also part of the inspiration for soft colours. The background paper is just natural cardstock ran through a dots cuttlebug folder. The ribbon is from Basic grey and of course the prima flower with pearl centre just finish it of nicely. I really like the subtle tones of this card and hope you do too. The mum to be loved it! xoxox Dani

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friendship card

OMG has it really been 12 days since I was last here!!! Well I have been a little productive in the craft room. I have found myself pulling out stamps that I haven't used for a while because they work so well with the style that I am obsessed with. This very cute Easel card I made for the June friendship swap for my Angel's ATC group that I am in. The stamp is from stampin up, the papers are from the Grace Taylor range. I cut the butterfly and the tag out on my cuttlebug and distressed them with Ranger inks. The buttons came in one of those great little packs and where the inspiration behind the choice of colours I have used to colour the little girls clothes, again I did that with my Pro Markers.
This was the first Easel card I had ever made and I am very proud of the end result.  and Rikki, who was the lucky recipient loves it as well.............I hope you like it too.

P.S. I have know started on my Christmas cards....... is that to early?? Oh well just making sure I get them done this year..... Stay tuned and I will share some with you soon. Cheers,Dani xoxox

Friday, June 11, 2010

Using Kaszazz Stamps

WOW..... How time flys, I have been a little busy with an unexpected trip to Tassie for a funeral and getting organised for my sons 18 birthday party, however I have managed to get a bit of card making in. The next couple of cards I am going to show you have been done with Kaszazz stamps and coloured with my trusty Pro Markers, that I love so much, and also Rangers distress inks. I really have a thing  about leaving white space! My images some how feels unfinished if i have white space around them so my blending tool is my very best friend at the moment. Anyway this first card  I made for a friend of my daughters, she is turning 15 and we all know how a girl loves to shop...LOL I kept it fairly simple with the image being the highlight of the card.

The next one is also an easle card, I decided to make both these cards in the easle style because it allows me to get a bit more on the page, so to speak, when i am using a slightly larger image than normal. By having that area on the bass of the card I don't feel like I have to clog up the front of the card with all the elements i want to add. With this one I coloured chipboard brackets and numbers with distress ink and then clear embossed them to make them shine. I will definately be making it quite clear to Jacob that by no means is he ever to drive in this way!!

I hope you have enjoyed what i have to share today and until next time.....happy creating! Dani xoxo

Monday, May 31, 2010

Motivet have the cutest stamps!

Hi there, today I want to share with you this thank you card I made using a free digi stamp from Motivet. I love the stamps at Motivet and the new collection is just adorable.
I particularly like the new Hilda in her beach chair with a cocktail in her hand. If you like cute and adorable animal stamps, i definitely recommend you go take a look.  
They are starting to add some people stamps too, so don't be turned off if animals aren't your thing. Unfortunately they don't currently send to Oz, but maybe we will have to change that!! Stay tune on that front........... however if you would like to get your own cute digi kitty to play with just click HERE to go to inspirational blog and down load the freebie from there. While you are there you should take a look around, the cards inspire me as I'm sure they will you too.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day, until next time keep on creating!
Cheers, Danielle xoxox

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"I love the computer"

Hello this extremely gorgeous image I found on the web. If you google "free Colouring Pages" there are tonnes of adorable pictures that come up. This one was a Freebie download that came with two other images as well. I would like to share them with you, so please copy as you like!

I used the Bunny image on this card for my niece's first birthday card. I coloured and blended her with my Pro markers. Obviously I didn't want the egg so I fussy cut her out. The papers are from DVWC Nanna's Nursery, Baby Girl pack. I stitched around the background cardstock with the thread out, added the ribbon end strip of striped card and then added the image over top, which I have mounted onto layers of contrasting cardstock. I then ran my glitter Gelly Roll pen around the edge of the background paper to finish it off. The flower I coloured using the same Promarker that I used on the bow on Bunnies head. I then add the Brad that I have had in my stash for soooo long I couldn't even tell you what brand it is!! It still needed something so I stamped the Birthday wishes circle stamp in cream card and punched it out, then I add another circle in the same card as the scallop. On my cuttlebug I cut out a number one using the striped paper and added this to a clear button. I layered all that together and added the flower to the side...(this was also to hide where the stamp smudge a bit).....clear stamps, although I love them are definitely not as crisp as rubber stamps!!!

I hope you like the end result as much as I do.

New Stamps from Stampin' Up

WOW! has it been 15 days since I last posted. Well I have been busy in my scrap room however most of what I have been doing has been for the group that I am in and because I know allot of you come and have a look at my blog, I don't want to ruin the surprise by posting what I have done here before you have received it.
I did get to play around with my new Stampin' Up stamp set that got delivered on Saturday. This set is called Cottage Garden and is new in the May booklet. I love the saying and the butterfly is so elegant. There is also a couple of larger flowers in the set to.

I simply stamped in Aubergine Versamark onto white card and then blended with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I quite like the orange and purple colour scheme. The ribbon has an organza type sheen that gives off an orange tone that the scan doesn't really show very well. It ties the colours together nicely. I can see this set being pulled out a bit to add accents to my cards.
Untill next time have a great day.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Mum loves butterflies!

Hello, I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day and got spoilt rotten by the ones you love. My Mum insisted I share her card I made her on my blog. She loves butterflies so i couldn't resist making her a card with one on it.

I really like the difference the glass beads made to the layout, i have had these in my craft box for years, they are left over from when my daughter was dancing and i use to make her costumes for her. I might have to go through and see what other gems I can find to add to my cards.........are sequins to much?? I have tonnes of them.....hehehe
Anyway, there you go Mum as you requested, your card is out there for ALL to see.
Until next time........happy creating!