Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Comfy Couch

No, not my couch - although a new one would be nice, but willl just have to wait for that one!! I received a very lovely surprise in my mail box the other day from Tammy and enclosed was some very gorgeous paper samples from Stampin' Up! A big wave and a very big thank you Tammy :)
Anyway, when I saw this gorgeous paper I was immediately drawn to the comfy couch from the Papertrey Ink set called "On My Couch". So here is my card made with the said paper (so lovely I just may have to put in an order):-
Now it is very hard to get a nice pic of Vanilla and Peach Parfait so I'm not 100% happy with the editing process here. The card looks much prettier in real life :) See that gorgeous chair covering, the papers are very lovely. I ended up stamping the couch outline with Peach Parfait (which is a little hard to see) and have teamed it up with a Baja Breeze strip and the stamped sentiment. I think this card would be lovely for someone retiring perhaps.
I know I promised I would be back with some more button cards, but I was so distracted by the papers I just had to have a play!!! Although I do still have the buttons all over my desk for the next few projects so will get onto them soon :)
Happy stamping,

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Playing with Buttons

Well it seems like quite a while since I actually made a card, let alone two cards, so today was the day for a play :)

As the title suggests I was playing with buttons using a lovely set from Papertrey Ink called "Everyday Button Bits". So here is what I came up with:-
This is the boy version using Old Olive and Baja Breeze.
And the girl version using Old Olive and Pink Pirouette. I am not 100% happy with how they turned out but I think they will pass. I know they don't look too straight but I swear they are - it's just my photography skills leave a little to be desired. I haven't got anything in mind for these two, just adding them to my stash of kid's cards.
Now I have several buttons on my desk that hopefully will make it onto some lovely cards soon so keep coming back to see what else I can come up with.
Happy stamping,

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Another Altered Frame

Well as the title suggests I have been having another play with photo frames and after checking out my local reject shop I came across a lovely set of three white frames which I thought would be perfect for this new crafting craze I am going through. I can see so many possibilities with these frames :)
So here is my second frame:-
I went for something a bit girly and came up with this cute little number frame. I stamped and cut out small animals, fish, flowers and jelly beans for each number and attached them accordingly.
After I had it all together initially I found it was lacking something so I decided to add the strips in the middle to divide each number off which just set it all off very nicely.
Now I have two more frames to do but I just can't decide where to start. I'm thinking a nice bathroom type one using the very lovely Ocean Commotion so stay tuned to see what I come up with next.
Happy Stamping,

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Boy Card

As I haven't made any cards of late I thought I would keep this blog updated and add a pic of a card I had made some time ago when I was playing with my new PTI stamps last year.
I don't usually make many boy cards (even though I have three of my own!!!) I thought I would make use of this lovely set "Fly Away" and the co-ordinating die and also the cloud die as well.
So here is a birthday boy card to add to my stash:-
After running low on inspiration I made this card from a similar design in the current Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalogue which is found on page 12 but I had to change the direction due to way my plane is facing. I have used Tempting Turquoise teamed up with Pumpkin Pie and also added a little green touch with the button and the colouring of the plane.
I could be feeling a litte creative today so maybe I just might have a play, that is after I attend to the covering of the school books!!! Not one of my favourite jobs in the world - I always fight with the contact and sometimes it wins.
Happy stamping,

Monday, January 9, 2012

A New Look

To match in with a new year I thought a new blog look was on the cards. I have been meaning to update for a while but kept putting it in the too hard basket - until today that is!!!

So I have decided to go with a totally different colour scheme, one which uses mustards, greys and black and I can say that I am quite liking it.

Now I just have to track down my missing mojo which I believe has gone on an extended holiday!!!! Hopefully I will get to have a play in my "play room" and be able to share some of my creations with you.

So stay tuned and hopefully I will be back with some regular sharing.

Happy stamping,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Something Different

Wow, it seems like forever that I have been here and updated this poor, sad, neglected blog!!! Sometimes life just gets too busy and things have to be put on the backburner and unfortunately for me that seems to be my crafting.
However, I did manage to have a play in my "play room" yesterday and tackled a first for me. It is the art of altering a photo frame. I came across this gorgeous photo frame in our local reject shop and just had to have it :)
Anyway, here is my first attempt at "photo framing" (don't know if that's what you call it but it sounds good) :-
It took me forever to work out what kind of theme and colour scheme I wanted to go with and as the frame has a kind of "off-whiteish" look I decided to go with black and vanilla. Now I have used several stamp sets, punches, embellishments, ribbons and papers that have all come together quite nicely.
I really wanted to put the glass back into the frame and therefore have kind of squashed some of the ruffled flowers but I still think it looks okay. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for any kind of frames that I come across and have so many possibilities floating around in my head.
Hopefully it won't take me so long to get back here again :) I really do want to get back into my crafting this year as the last year we had was not a good one for me or my family. Things can only get better so they say so bring it on!!!!
Happy stamping,
P.S. Blogger is not playing nice and won't let me space anything out!!! Arrgghh, this looks awful.