Thursday, 29 December 2011

I'm Runnning Out of Post Titles

Hello everyone!
I hope everyone had a good Christmas. Things have been ok in Kiwiland with not too many big shakes in the last few days.
I've got lots of cards to share with you all today. I need to fill up my card box again now that it is looking rather empty after sending out my Christmas cards! And Mum's given me an order(?) to make lots of pretty cards to show off to relatives on New Year's Day haha.
So here they are. I am still misting and that bottle is going down fast. I'll be needing a new bottle soon at this rate!!! The first card is all about polka dots and getting out my cute wee Tiny Treats set out again :) I also managed to use up that little bit of ribbon I had left over which was good! I love this Melon Berry (PTI) and Calypso Coral (SU!) colour combo!
 This next card was inspired by Maile Belle's card when Faith & Hope set was introduced. This may as well be a case... almost! I got out the mists out yet again to add a bit of colour and shimmer to the frame. Since I didn't have the Faith & Hope set, I got a similar looking stamp from Turning a New Leaf and went stamp-happy. It's a nice simple card. I love green on white <3
 The next card was a Copic challenge for me. I don't think I've done many cards using Copics yet. I've used it the odd time on Tremendous Treats and Tiny Treats, but haven't really used it. I thought I'd try something a little different for once. It took a while to colour all those carnations in, but it adds something in the background certainly :) I got the sentiment from Half & Half set and decorated it with images from Vintage Labels set.

 Here's a card that has all the right elements but the balance isn't quite right. It looks okay in the photo, but I'm just not quite satisfied with it. I think it's the glitter and shimmer - it's not really something that goes with kraft and rustic cream look. I might try again without all the shimmer and see if it looks better later. I do love the wee button on the Mat Stack with button twine.
 Here's one last card for the day. It's another case of Maile Belle's card. As much as I love my Cupcake Collection, I could never seem to make that perfect cupcake in the right colour combo! So I just copied Maile's perfect little card with what I had at home. Instead of Simple Sentiments, I have used some Big Birthday Wishes set on the kraft Mat Stack die cut. And who needs shimmer cardstock when you have Mister Huey's Color Mists? :D

 Anyway, that's it folks! I'll have some more (hopefully) later in the week. Thanks for coming by!
{Lady Bird Happy Birthday}
STAMP: [PTI] Polka Dot Basics II, Tiny Treats: Birthday
INK: [PTI] Fresh Snow; [SU!] Calypso Coral; [Memento] Tuxedo Black
PAPER: [PTI] Stamper's Select White, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy
OTHER: [PTI] Mat Stack #5 die, Limitless Layers 1.75" Circles die collection; [American Crafts] ribbon; [Studio Calico] Mister Huey's Color Mist (Calico Shine); [Copic] Sketch Markers (Y35, R22, R24, R29, T1, 0)

{Today Take Time...}
STAMP: [PTI] Turning a New Leaf, Inside & Out: Birthday
INK: [PTI] Spring Moss; [SU!] Early Espresso
PAPER: [PTI] Stamper's Select White
OTHER: [PTI] Mat Stack #5 die; [Studio Calico] Mister Huey's Color Mist (Calico Shine, Clover)

{Celebrate & Wish Big}
STAMP: [PTI] Year of Flowers: Carnation, Half & Half, Vintage Labels
INK: [SU!] Early Espresso; [Memento] Tuxedo Black
PAPER: [PTI] Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy
OTHER: [PTI] Mat Stack #1 die; [KaiserCraft] rhinestones; [kikki.k] saddle stitch ribbon; [Copic] Sketch Markers (T1, R22, R24, R29)

{Wishing You Every Joy & Happiness...}
STAMP: [PTI] Embellishments, Half & Half
INK: [PTI] Aqua Mist, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo; [SU!] Early Espresso; Versamark
PAPER: [PTI] Kraft, Rustic Cream, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet
OTHER: [PTI] Mat Stack #4 die, Edgers #3 die collection, button twine (jute), button (Hawaiian Shores); [Studio Calico] Mister Huey's Color Mist (Calico Shine); [Palette] Prisma glitter; double-sided tape

{A Little Sweet Surprise}
STAMP: [PTI] Big Birthday Wishes, Cupcake Collection, Polka Dot Basics II
INK: [SU!] Early Espresso, Calypso Coral; Versamark
PAPER: [PTI] Stamper's Select White, Kraft, Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy
OTHER: [PTI] Mat Stack #5 die, Cupcake Collection die collection, button (Pure Poppy); [Studio Calico] Mister Huey's Color Mist (Calico Shine); [DMC] Jewel Effects Embroidery Floss (E703)


Arlene said...

These are all great cards...I am sure your family will be impressed by them! :)

Kara said...

love your coloring on the carnations!

Deb said...

Great cards! I really like the kraft with glitter and the colors you chose. I think I may try that myself. And I love the coloring of your carnations. Just fabulous!