Friday, November 23, 2012

Birthday Surprise Set


So I really needed a mental break from the Christmas cards so decided to tackle the Mojo Monday 266 sketch (the top card), albeit, a little late! I do love a sketch with lots of layers :) And I couldn't stop at one card. I loved the colours and papers I used so I decided to make a set of 3. I used two stamp sets - Verve's Birthday Surprise, and My Mind's Eye's Blubell (from The Sweetest Thing collection). I think they match perfectly! Papers are My Mind's Eye also.

Stamps: Birthday Surprise (Verve), The Sweetest Thing Bluebell (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Really Rust (Stampin Up)
Papers: Indie Chic Ginger (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima flowers, Spotlight lace, We Are Memory Keepers twine, Stampin Up buttons, Bag O Buttons buttons, Spellbinders label die, Sewing machine

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Merry Christmas


Hi there! Sorry for the blog break I've had. It's so hard this time of year to keep up with all my to do's. I'm finally getting on track making all my Christmas cards though which is great because it's still November! Yay! This one I have for you today is one I made with some offcuts from other cards. Then when I went to sew on it, the needles snapped in half on my sewing machine! I wasn't having a good night. Needless to say, I had to cover up that sewing issue, but I do really like how it all turned out. The papers are from Simple Stories' Handmade Holiday collection. I love kraft colours, and to have it in a Christmas collection is great! I pieced some offcuts together and layered them on some olive cardstock and cut the frame from Spellbinders antique frames die. I used a white gel pen around the kraft circle, and yes, that's another one of the Verve Christmas trees. 

Stamps: Merry Christmas (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper & Forest Moss (Tim Holtz), Always Artichoke (Stampin Up) 
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kraft, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin Up)
Paper: Handmade Holiday (Simple Stories)
Accessories: Spotlight buttons and lace, Prima flower, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds, Spellbinders antique frame die, White gel pen