Friday, 7 October 2011

A 'Baby Steps' set

Hello everyone,

Sorry for yet another absence. My excuse is that life is incredibly busy!

I do want to properly apologise for not keeping on top of my site, though; my circumstances mean that other things take precedence, and the site gets put onto the backburner for a while!

Plus, for a little while there, I sort of lost my mojo!

Anyway, I've been crafting away today, as I've been ill this week, and it's helped the creative juices, I must admit.

I've made a little set of 4 cards that incorporate the same stamp set from Paper Smooches: 'Boob Tubes'. I've had this set for AGES, and have been completely stumped as to how to use it! So I thought I'd take baby-steps, and do some mini-cards with a lot of white space.I used Lawn Fawn's very versatile 'Just My Type/ Just My Type Too' sets, for the sentiments. Here's how they turned out:

I've been admiring the cute hand-drawn borders for months now, and have never been brave enough to try one myself! But I decided to take the plunge and I'm really pleased with how they all turned out!

I added some co-ordinating dots to finish the card, and I think they make all the difference.

Well, that's it from me for now.

Until next time, then!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Huge Thanks masculine card

Hi everyone,

How are you all today?It's been a nice morning here, with lots of sunshine, although it has been rather windy...

Apparently we're set to get the tail-end of hurricane Katia this evening/tomorrow morning; a 'severe weather warning' has been issued. But it's meant to be more a sort of tropical storm by the time it gets to us in the UK, so hopefully it won't be too bad. But it's probably going to mean a lot of rain, so I thought the following card was sort of apt:

(Did you get it, with the whale and all...?!)

I'm entering this card into the current 'CAS-ual Fridays' challenge; I thought it'd fit in, with those lovely autumnal colours.

When I first saw this patterned paper (miscellaneous; I got it absolutely ages ago!), I loved it but had no idea what to do with it! But when I saw this stamp set from Paper Smooches, I just grinned at the perfect fit :)

I was going for a more masculine look with this one, although the 'thanks' is nice and pretty; I paired the 'Huge' from Surf and Turf, and the 'Thanks' from Pretty Phrases - I love how all Paper Smooches stamps work so well together!

Hope you like it! I'll try and be back a bit sooner with the next one!

Keep safe :)