Saturday, 20 August 2011

Colour Create Challenge

Hello my friends, how are you? I'm very excited because I'm going for a day in London tomorrow, it feels like I haven't been out of town for ages.
Today I have a card to show you. It's different to my usual 'thing' I just fancied a change and as I haven't used my Silhouette cutter in ages I decided to have a go with this cute apple tree. It is for the Colour Create Challenge here's the brief....
Our fabulous Liz has selected the colours for us this time and the combination is fantastic for both male and female cards. The colours are:


The optional extra, if you'd like to join in with that, is:

Here it is
It's to give to someone who is finding life quite tough right now and really needs to be positive. I hop he likes it.
All the text was printed out onto BG paper and the leaves are Primas.
Thank you for looking xx

Friday, 5 August 2011

Little Flower

Hello friends,
I haven't been crafting or blogging for a whole week....but the reason is a good one....I'm having a craft room makeover! Woo Hoo I'll show you some pictures soon. I made a roman blind the other day and I'm very impressed with myself :)
Right onto the card. I made this one a little while ago but I've only just got around to showing you. If you scroll down you will see the winter version of this image on my previous card. I love this image because it's perfect for paper piecing and that is my absolute fave technique, it brings the picture and the background all together so nicely, creating a rally balanced look. Here is the card front......
Do you see how the paper piecing has allowed me to match the flowers to the hat? Those flowers are the cheapest flowers ever! Just tear scraps of paper into circles, scrunch them up and add buttons! Voila!
The image AND the sentiment underneath are from the 'Let it Shine' digital collection at Charmed Cards and Crafts, yours at the click of a button!
The papers are Basicgrey but The name of the collection escapes me right now so I'll update later.

You may have noticed that most of my cards are Easel cards, that's cos they're my favourite! Their is a fab tutorial at the Charmed store here and I'm going to put on on here when I get around to it.
Now the flat packed furniture is calling me so I am off. Have a lovely day in the sunshine xxxx