Sunday, May 17, 2009

Personalised Notebook

I love notebooks! I always have several lying around the house for all different purposes. I accidentally buy new ones all the time with grand plans for what I am going to use them for, but then I only use a couple of pages and then forget!

This one is one of the Stampin Up On Board Art Journals on page 147 of the catalogue. I'm going to use this at home and at workshops for all my stamping planning. And when I forget, I'll just leave it lying around looking beautiful! These would make a beautiful gift for someone - especially monogrammed like this one is. Maybe for school or preschool teachers? I might start now so that I can have them ready for Christmas!

Cardstock: chocolate chip

DSP: Bella rose, candy lane, pink pirouette patterns

Ink: Riding hood red

Ribbons: chocolate chip grosgrain, riding hood red taffeta, pink pirouette taffeta

Other: flower brad, chipboard letter (non SU)

Little Handbag

How gorgeous is this little bag? It's a case of the one on page 65 of the catalogue. I couldn't resist using Urban Garden for this one. It's a close race between that and Washington Apple for my favourite DSP. Urban Garden won for this bag because it goes so well with the kiwi kiss satin ribbon and the button bouquet. They are two new accessories that I just can't live without!
DSP: Urban Garden
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss
Other: Button Bouquet, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon

Swirly Eggplant

This is one very simple card but I still love it!
It's a fabulous way to start using a wheel - and the so swirly wheel is my absolute favourite. Well, maybe bella's border....or always in bloom......... hmmmm..... definitely my favourite jumbo wheel!
Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Perfect Plum
Cardstock: Pale plum, elegant eggplant, whisper white
Other: elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pick A Petal

Do you know there are some really strange bloggers who do weird things like post every day? Strange. I see no problems with once a month! No, actually I would like to post more often but I am just too slack. So I'll make an effort to try harder. Maybe!

Pick a petal is one of the very few existing sets that made it into the current catalogue, so it must be good! I cased this card from the lovely Karen Thomas. As you can see, I was slack once again. I haven't really changed the card other than to use current colours - but that must mean it was really good to start with!!

Stamps:Pick a petal, short and sweet
Ink: Elegant eggplant, riding hood red
Cardstock: elegant eggplant, so saffron, riding hood red, whisper white
Other: elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon, earth elements button, scallop edge punch, paper piercing tool